1. Johan Santana: New York Mets Ace's Return Targeted for June or July

    As Adam Rubin reported via Twitter , New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that staff ace Johan Santana will throw on flat ground through April and then start throwing off a mound in May...

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  2. Julio Borbon Named Texas Rangers' Starting Center Fielder

    In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said that Julio Borbon will be his starting center fielder in 2011...

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  3. Gary Sheffield Officially Retires: Will the Hall of Fame Come Calling?

    Gary Sheffield filed his retirement papers on Thursday, ending over a year of unofficial retirement from Major League Baseball...

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  4. Scott Podsednik Lands with Toronto Blue Jays

    Can someone explain to me how Mark Kotsay is able to land a Major League deal, but Scott Podsednik couldn’t? That is just baffling to me...

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  5. Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals Fail To Come To an Agreement

    Albertgeddon is officially underway in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals and star first baseman Albert Pujols failed to come to an agreement by 11:00 cst on Wednesday, which was the “deadline” set by Pujols...

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  6. Kyle Blanks May Be Slimmer, But What is His Role with the San Diego Padres?

    What a difference a year makes. On Opening Day last season, OF Kyle Blanks was batting cleanup for the San Diego Padres and weighed in a slim, trim, ripped, ripe and ready 270 lbs...

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  7. Fantasy Baseball: American League Sleeper Watch

    Yesterday, we took a look five potential fantasy sleepers in the National League, so it’s only appropriate to take a look at five potential American League sleepers today...

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  8. Fantasy Baseball: National League Sleeper Watch

    Last week, we took a look at the top 10 breakout candidates for the 2011 season. This week, we are going to look at the top five sleepers in both the National League and American League...

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  9. Los Angeles Angels Win Battle, But Will Lose War With Jered Weaver

    I thought SI.com’s Tom Verducci had a pretty good take on the Jered Weaver situation the other day. It’s a take that I 100 percent agree with...

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  10. Orlando Cabrera: The OCAB Makes a Stop in Cleveland

    As George Costanza once found out, “Bald men, who are unemployed, and live with their parents, don’t approach strange women...

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  11. Seattle Mariners' Milton Bradley Arrested

    Update, 2/12: According to John Hickey via Twitter, Bradley won’t be charged for threats that he allegedly made against his wife in January. Apparently, he and his wife will work things out of court...

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  12. Fantasy Baseball: Top Set-Up Men in 2011

    Every year in fantasy baseball, we draft top-tier closers that either get hurt, like Joakim Soria of the Kansas City Royals in 2009, or fall flat on their faces, like Jonathan Broxton of the L...

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  13. Chicago White Sox: Jake Peavy Is Trying To Be Ready for Opening Day

    According to Mark D. Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune , Chicago White Sox RHP Jake Peavy threw 40 pitches off a mound on Tuesday near his home in San Diego, CA...

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  14. New York Mets: Wilpons Respond To Madoff Lawsuit

    February 8 update: According to the New York Times, the trustee representing Madoff’s victims is now seeking $1 billion from the owners of the New York Mets...

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  15. 2011 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Who Could Return To Form

    The other day, we wrote a post looking at the “10 Breakout Candidates for 2011.” Today, we are going to look at five players who potentially could bounce back from relatively poor seasons in 2010...

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  16. New York Mets, Wilpons Respond to Bernie Madoff Lawsuit

    Yesterday, the trustee representing Bernie Madoff’s victims, Irving Pickard, filed a $300 million lawsuit against Fred Wilpon, Jeff Wilpon and Saul Katz, Fred Wilpon’s brother-in-law and business partner...

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  17. Vladimir Guerrero: Baltimore Orioles Ink Vlad To Senseless Contract

    I really can’t believe the Baltimore Orioles fell for it. I really can’t. Here they were, rolling along this offseason. Rolling along and making solid moves like picking up Mark Reynolds , J...

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  18. Andy Pettitte: New York Yankees Pitcher Calling It Quits

    When talking about Andy Pettitte , it’s only fitting to thank God. And thank God that baseball's version of “Favregate” came to a quick conclusion...

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  19. Florida Marlins: Taking a Chance in Center Field

    When the Florida Marlins traded CF Cameron Maybin to the San Diego Padres this offseason, many wondered who they were going to put in center field to replace him? The obvious ...

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  20. MLB 2011 Fantasy Draft:10 Breakout Candidates For 2011

    Everyone in their fantasy draft is looking for the Jose Bautista . Everyone is looking for the next breakout star in baseball. Those guys are few and far in between...

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  21. Justin Morneau Update from Minnesota Twins GM BIll Smith

    As spring training approaches, there is one question on the mind of Minnesota Twin fans: Will first baseman Justin Morneau be ready for Opening Day? GM Bill Smith believes so...

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  22. New York Yankees Sign Freddy Garcia

    The New York Yankees have signed 35-year-old Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract, according to multiple reports. Garcia was 12-6 with a 4.64 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and averaged 5...

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  23. Adam Dunn and Five Fantasy Baseball Winners From This Offseason

    Yesterday, I kicked off the fantasy baseball season with a look at the top-five fantasy losers from this offseason. Well, it’s only fitting that today I look at the top-five fantasy winners from this offseason...

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  24. Fan Confidence Graphs Updated for February

    We have gone ahead and updated the Fan Confidence Graphs section of The Ghost of Moonlight Graham for the month of February. The graphs were updated based on a team’s activity and news for the month of January...

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  25. Fantasy Baseball: Five Fantasy Losers From This Offseason

    With January winding down and February approaching, it’s time to get into fantasy baseball mode. As we go through February and head towards March and everyone’s fantasy ...

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