MLB logoMLB

MLB Week in Review: Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2010

Alex CarsonCorrespondent IIIDecember 3, 2010

MLB Week in Review: Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2010

1 of 31

    Will he or won't he? Jeter talks continue.Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

    A team-by-team review of major and minor happenings, stuffed with turkey leftovers.

    The non-tender deadline was Thursday night, which doesn't always mean a team is cutting ties with a player but can give some insight on their direction.

    The hot stove is starting to heat up, as there were some signings too. So let's review the week, kids.

Baltimore Orioles

2 of 31

    Albers is a 27 year old free agent relieverEzra Shaw/Getty Images

    The Fighting Showalters opted to non-tender 27-year-old righty reliever Matt Albers.

Boston Red Sox

3 of 31

    The BoSox captain will be back.Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

    3B Adrian Beltre declined arbitration. He's a Type A free agent.

    INF Felipe Lopez declined arbitration.

    2B Dustin Pedroia's foot is reportedly on track to be healed by spring training.

    The Red Sox had in-person meetings with free agents Jayson Werth and Carl Crawford.

    C Jason Varitek signed a one-year, $2 million contract.

New York Yankees

4 of 31

    The Yankees and Derek Jeter are playing chicken.Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

    SS Derek Jeter and GM Brian Cashman played chicken.

    RHP Brian Anderson signs minor league deal.

    LHP Andy Sisco signs minor league deal.

    SS Derek Jeter and GM Brian Cashman stared each other down.

    OF Brett Gardner will have wrist surgery. He is expected to be ready for spring training.

    RHP Alfredo Aceves fractured his left clavicle riding a bike in Mexico. He underwent surgery Tuesday and is expected to need three months recovery time.

    Alfredo's week got worse on Thursday, being non-tendered.

    RHP Dustin Moseley was non-tendered.

    Report: RHP Mariano Rivera signed a two-year, $30 million contract.

    SS Derek Jeter and GM Brian Cashman had a breath-holding contest. It appears Cashman lost, as a new contract offer was issued on Thursday.

Tampa Bay Rays

5 of 31

    Crawfords days at Tropicana are likely done.Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    OF Carl Crawford declined arbitration. He's a Type A free agent.

    RHP Rafael Soriano declined arbitration. He's a Type A free agent.

    INFs Russ Canzler and J.J. Furmaniak, RHPs Richard De Los Santos and Cory Wade and LHP R.J. Swindle were signed to minor league contracts.

Toronto Blue Jays

6 of 31

    Jraser will high five his teammates in Toronto again in 2011.Jeff Gross/Getty Images

    RHP Jason Fraser accepted arbitration. He was to be a Type A free agent.

    RHP Scott Downs declined arbitration. He's a Type A free agent.

    RHP Kevin Gregg declined arbitration. He's a Type B free agent.

    C Miguel Olivo declined arbitration. He's a Type B free agent.

    RHP Jeremy Accardo was non-tendered.

    OF Fred Lewis was non-tendered.

Chicago White Sox

7 of 31

    Adam Dunn brings his stick to the south side.Greg Fiume/Getty Images

    RHP J.J. Putz declined arbitration. He's a Type B free agent.

    1B Paul Konerko declined arbitration. He's a Type A free agent.

    SS Alexei Ramirez's club option was exercised.

    RHP Bobby Jenks was non-tendered.

    1B/OF/DH Adam Dunn signed a four-year, $56 million contract. He was a Type A free agent.

    C A.J. Pierzynski signed a two-year, $8 million contract.

Cleveland Indians

8 of 31

    Joe Smith avoided salary arbitration.Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

    C Luke Carlin signed a minor league contract.

    RHP Joe Smith avoids arbitration with one-year, $870,000 contract with incentives.

Detroit Tigers

9 of 31

    Victor Martinez takes over behind the plate for the Tigers.Mike Stobe/Getty Images

    C Victor Martinez signed a four-year, $50 million contract. He was a Type A free agent.

    RHP Zach Miner was designated for assignment, then later non-tendered.

Kansas City Royals

10 of 31

    Josh Fields will have to walk to a new team.Christian Petersen/Getty Images

    3B Josh Fields was non-tendered.

Minnesota Twins

11 of 31

    The Stache may pitch elsewhere in 2011.Elsa/Getty Images

    Twins post highest bid for Japanese INF Tsuyoshi Nishioka.

    RHP Carl Pavano declined arbitration. He's a Type A free agent.

    RHP Jesse Crain declined arbitration. He's a Type B free agent.

    INF Orlando Hudson declined arbitration. He's a Type B free agent.

    OF Jason Repko signed a one-year, $625,000 contract.

    RHP Pat Neshek signed a one-year, $600,000 contract.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

12 of 31

    The Angels have a new lefty.Andrew Burton/Getty Images

    LHP Hisanori Takahashi signed a two-year contract. Terms not yet known.

    INF Kevin Frandsen was non-tendered.

Oakland Athletics

13 of 31

    This is becoming an annual thing for Cust.Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

    INF Jack Cust was non-tendered.

    INF Travis Buck was non-tendered.

    INF Edwin Encarnacion was non-tendered.

Seattle Mariners

14 of 31

    Lopez takes his "skills" to Colorado.Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

    LHP Erik Bedard signed a one-year, $1 million non-guaranteed contract. It'll work this time. Really.

    INF Jose Lopez was traded to the Colorado Rockies for RHP Chaz Roe. Better than a bucket of balls, anyway.

    LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith was non-tendered. Great, great guy. Hope he lands somewhere and gets back on track.

Texas Rangers

15 of 31

    The Rangers have a new catcher.Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

    RHP Mark Lowe signed a one-year contract.

    C Yorvit Torrealba signed a two-year, $6.25 million contract. He was a Type B free agent.

    RHP Dustin Nippert was non-tendered.

Atlanta Braves

16 of 31

    Hinske will be back in 2011.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    UT Eric Hinske signed a one-year, $1.45 million contract, with one option year.

    OF Matt Diaz was non-tendered.

Florida Marlins

17 of 31

    Vazquez will look to repeat his success in the National League.Andrew Burton/Getty Images

    RHP Javier Vazquez signed a one-year, $7 million contract. He was a Type B free agent.

    C Ronny Paulino was non-tendered.

    RHP Jose Veras was non-tendered.

New York Mets

18 of 31

    Feliciano will look for work elsewhere.Hunter Martin/Getty Images

    LHP Pedro Feliciano declined arbitration. He is a Type B free agent.

    LHP Mike O'Connor was signed to a minor league contract.

Philadelphia Phillies

19 of 31

    Jamie Moyer is a cyborg. He will pitch until hes 63, at which time the mothership returns to collect him.Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

    OF Jayson Werth declined arbitration. He's a Type A free agent.

    SP Jamie Moyer had Tommy John surgery. He still wants to pitch. He'll be 49 next offseason.

    Kyle Kendrick and Ben Francisco were tendered contracts.

Washington Nationals

20 of 31

    Dunn is done in Washington.Greg Fiume/Getty Images

    1B/OF Adam Dunn signed with the Chicago White Sox.

Chicago Cubs

21 of 31

    Good luck, Mike!Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    INF Jeff Baker signed a one-year contract.

    RHP Carlos Marmol, LHPs Sean Marshall and Tom Gorzelanny and Cs Geovany Soto and Koyie Hill were all tendered contracts.

Cincinnati Reds

22 of 31

    Joey Votto is good at baseball.Andy Lyons/Getty Images

    Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Edinson Volquez, Johnny Cueto, Bill Bray and Jared Burton were all tendered contracts.

Houston Astros

23 of 31

    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    C Humberto Quintero signed a one-year, $1 million contract.

    OF Sammy Gervacio was non-tendered.

Milwaukee Brewers

24 of 31

    They make beer in Milwaukee. Mmmm. Beer.Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    RHP Todd Coffey was non-tendered.

    UT Joe Inglett was non-tendered.

Pittsburgh Pirates

25 of 31

    Andy Marte was a hot prospect at one time.Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

    INF Andy Marte signed a one-year contract.

    RHP Fernando Nieve signed a one-year contract.

    C Dusty Brown signed a one-year contract.

    RHP Dinesh Patel was released. I guess reality TV shows aren't working either. Maybe try scouting.

St. Louis Cardinals

26 of 31

    Ryan Theroit gets added to the Cardinals middle infield.Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

    P Blake Hawksworth traded for INF Ryan Theriot from the Dodgers.

Arizona Diamondbacks

27 of 31

    Look for big things from Pena. At AAA.Doug Benc/Getty Images

    1B Adam LaRoche declined arbitration.

    RHP Aaron Heilman declined arbitration.

    OF Wily Mo Pena signed to minor league contract.

    Pitchers Blaine Boyer and D.J. Carrasco, INF Augie Ojeda and OF Ryan Church were all non-tendered.

    LHP Zach Duke signed a one-year contract.

Colorado Rockies

28 of 31

    Because the picture is too funny not to include twice.Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

    RHP Matt Daley signed a one-year contract.

    RHP Octavio Dotel declined arbitration.

    SS Troy Tulowitzki's option was picked up, and he signed a seven-year, $134 million contract extension.

    P Chaz Roe traded to Seattle for INF Jose Lopez.

Los Angeles Dodgers

29 of 31

    The Dodgers would like Juan Uribe to do this again in 2011.Elsa/Getty Images

    INF Ryan Theriot traded to the Cardinals for P Blake Hawksworth.

    INF Juan Uribe signed a three-year, $21 million contract.

    C Russell Martin, LHP George Sherrill and OF Trent Oeltjen all non-tendered.

San Diego Padres

30 of 31

    Tony Jr will not play in San Diego as long as his dad did.Donald Miralle/Getty Images

    RHP Kevin Correia declined arbitration.

    OF Chris Denorfia signed a one-year, $800,000 contract.

    OFs Scott Hairston and Tony Gwynn non-tendered.

San Francisco Giants

31 of 31

    Tejada would like the Giants to repeat.Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

    OF Pat Burrell signed a one-year contract.

    INF Miguel Tejada signed a one-year, $6.5 million contract.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices