1. Arizona Diamondbacks Add Bullpen Help, Sign JJ Putz

    New Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers had one goal this offseason. That was to somehow improve the worst bullpen in baseball last season. The Diamondbacks bullpen finished the 2010 season with a 5...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 7 years ago 318 reads 0 comments

  2. Milwaukee Brewers Acquire Shaun Marcum From the Toronto Blue Jays

    If the Milwaukee Brewers are going to get back to the playoffs in 2011, GM Doug Melvin knew he had to improve his starting rotation. The Brewers finished second to last in starters' ERA (4...

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  3. MLB Offseason: Non-Tender Roundup, Part II

    On Saturday, I took a look at the first batch of non-tendered players who might make an impact in 2011. Today, I want to take a look at three more players who were non-tendered last week and could potentially make an impact in 2011...

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  4. Washington Nationals Sign Jayson Werth To Massive Contract

    Remember when Barry Zito signed his seven-year, $126 million contract in the winter of 2006? Remember how we all scratched our heads and said how could the San Francisco Giants ...

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  5. Boston Red Sox, Adrian Gonzalez Fail To Come To Agreement, but Trade Completed

    The Boston Red Sox had until 2:00 PM EST to work out a contract extension with Adrian Gonzalez , and according to multiple sources, the two sides failed to come to an agreement...

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  6. New York Yankees Re-Sign Derek Jeter

    I am happy this made-up drama is finally over. I have seen wrestling story lines that had more real drama that what went on with the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter over the last couple of weeks...

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  7. St. Louis Cardinals Surprise, Sign Lance Berkman

    I guess the St. Louis Cardinals figured if they won the World Series with Chris Duncan starting 59 games in the outfield in 2006, they can do the same with Lance Berkman in 2010...

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  8. Boston Red Sox Finally Land Adrian Gonzalez

    Earlier in the day, I compared Jack Cust and the Oakland A’s to a couple in high school that gets together, breaks up, gets together, tries to stay together when they both ...

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  9. Rod Barajas Receives 550 Percent Increase in Salary

    Prince once said, “Let’s party like it’s 1999.” Major League GMs are saying, “Let’s spend like it’s 1999.” It’s no secret that spending is back up in baseball this offseason...

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  10. Non-Tender Roundup Part I

    Teams had until 11:59 P.M. on Thursday night to tender arbitration eligible players a contract for 2011...

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  11. Free Agent Roundup: Varitek, Burrell, Hinske Sign

    There were a bunch of minor signings involving some pretty big name players yesterday. Let’s take a look at who signed on the dotted line on Thursday: Boston Red Sox: Jason Varitek , one-year, $2 million...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 7 years ago 102 reads 0 comments

  12. Chicago White Sox Find Their Left-Handed Bat, Sign Adam Dunn

    When Ozzie Guillen filled out his lineup card throughout the 2010 season, the DH spot in the lineup was often a black hole. It seemed like the White Sox had this hodgepodge of players trying to fill the position and none of them could cut the mustard...

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  13. UMass Basketball Moves to 7-0

    I often mention my favorite teams in other sports as part of a baseball post every now and then, but I thought I would give my alma mater some special love today and give them a post to themselves...

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  14. Jorge de la Rosa Re-Signs With The Colorado Rockies

    Jorge de la Rosa ‘s situation this offseason came down to the simple philosophy of supply and demand...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 7 years ago 144 reads 1 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants Find Their Shortstop, Sign Miguel Tejada

    Here is what I wrote about 24 hours ago in regards to the San Francisco Giants’ shortstop situation: “ Miguel Tejada : Seems like a Giants’ type of player...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 7 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  16. St. Louis Cardinals Trade for Ryan Theriot

    I am starting to believe the St. Louis Cardinals are trying to collect every mediocre middle infielder in baseball. First, it was Skip Schumaker , then it was Brendan Ryan and now it’s Ryan Theriot ...

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  17. Who's On Short For The San Francisco Giants?

    With Juan Uribe taking his so-called skills to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Edgar Renteria a free agent, all of a sudden the world champs have a huge hole in the middle of their infield...

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  18. RIP Leslie Nielsen

    The world got some pretty sad news on Sunday when we found out that the great Leslie Nielsen passed away at the age of 84. He passed away due to complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, FL according to his agent...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 7 years ago 151 reads 1 comments

  19. Juan Uribe Heads South To Los Angeles

    I am starting to wonder if the Los Angeles Dodgers are really interested in the players they have signed recently or they are just trying to keep as many players away from their division rivals as humanly possible...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 7 years ago 397 reads 2 comments

  20. Jon Garland Goes Up North To Los Angeles Dodgers

    I am going to have to admit, I didn’t see this signing coming at all. I thought if Jon Garland was going to sign with a team over the Thanksgiving weekend, it would ...

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  21. Javier Vazquez Is Back in the National League, Where He Belongs

    I love when players and agents use their degrees from Common Sense University. It’s not often these degrees are used, so when they are it brings a smile to my face...

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  22. With Victor Martinez Gone, Who's Behind the Plate for Boston Red Sox?

    I keep thinking to myself that Boston Red Sox GM Theo Epstein has something up his sleeve. I keep thinking to myself there has to be a reason why he just Victor Martinez go without much of a fight...

    Adam Bernacchio Written by Adam Bernacchio about 7 years ago 1,048 reads 2 comments

  23. Josh Hamilton's Comeback Reaches a Pinnacle, Wins MVP

    My preseason American League MVP pick: Evan Longoria 2010 American League MVP: Josh Hamilton As we all know, Texas Rangers’ OF Josh Hamilton has been through a lot in his life...

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  24. San Francisco Giants Overpay To Bring Back Aubrey Huff

    Only in professional sports can an established employee receive a 267 percent increase in salary. Last offseason, Aubrey Huff signed a bargain basement one-year, $3 million deal with the San Francisco Giants...

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  25. Detroit Tigers Get Their Man, Sign Victor Martinez

    The first big time free agent domino fell on Tuesday. The Detroit Tigers, who are spending money this winter Antoine Walker in his heyday, signed C/1B Victor Martinez to a four-year, $50 million contract...

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