1. Lincecum Signs and Hart Wins Arbitration

    Reportedly at the door of the arbitration hearing room, Tim Lincecum and the Giants reached a deal that guarantees Lincecum $23 million over two seasons...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 41 reads 1 comments

  2. They're Paying for His Success And Other Notes

    The Giants have reportedly offered Tim Lincecum a three-year deal for $37 million broken down as follows: $9.5 million first year, $12.5 second, and $15 million the third...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 40 reads 0 comments

  3. Giants Sign Todd Wellemeyer

    The Giants signed former Cardinal right-hander Todd Wellemeyer to a minor league deal today that pays him $1 million if he makes the team. It’s hard to find much wrong with this move...

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  4. Ball Players Are Out There

    One of the things that makes bad teams bad teams is that they don’t keep a proper eye on the waiver wire...

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  5. Some Guys Get No Respect

    I read on mlbtraderumors.com today that the Mariners just re-signed 33 year old veteran right-hander Mike Koplove to a minor league deal. Koplove spent 2009 pitching for three different organizations’ AAA teams...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  6. One's Cool, One's Not

    The White Sox have announced that they will unretire No. 11, which was HOFer Luis Aparicio’s number, so that Omar Vizquel can wear it in 2010. Vizquel’s number has traditionally been No...

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  7. A Few More Thoughts

    The Twins dodged a .22 caliber bullet when Jarrod Washburn refused their $5 million offer a few weeks back...

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  8. Even the Yankees Know How to Pinch Pennies

    I read today that the Yankees only guaranteed Randy Winn $1.1 million in 2010. He can earn another $900,000 in performance incentives. The Yankees also signed Marcus Thames today to a minor league deal that pays him $900,000 if he makes the team...

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  9. The Worst Hitting Position Player Ever

    The extreme offensive ineptitude of the free agent catchers (as a group) available this year has got me to thinking about the catcher who was almost certainly the worst hitting position player ever to have a significant major league career...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 334 reads 0 comments

  10. Old Dogs And New Tricks

    Here’s a post from mlbtraderumors.com which takes agent Scott Boras to task for misreading the current market and apparently costing his players a lot of money based on offers rejected earlier this off-season...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 35 reads 0 comments

  11. Minor Signings

    Kevin Gregg just signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays for $2.75 million with team options for 2010 and 2011. It’s a pretty good contract for Gregg, given the fact that he had a 4...

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  12. Twins Sign Slow Dog

    The Twins just signed Orlando Hudson to a one-year $5 million deal which includes an agreement not to offer him arbitration if he is rated as a Type-A free agent next off-season...

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  13. The Worst Hitting Position Player Ever

    The extreme offensive ineptitude of the free agent catchers (as a group) available this year has got me to thinking about the catcher who was almost certainly the worst hitting position player ever to have a significant major league career...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 78 reads 0 comments

  14. Small Potatoes

    Here’s some news that is probably only interesting to me. In what appears to be a case of better-the-devil-you-don’t-know, the Giant and Dodgers have effectively worked a trade of ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 95 reads 0 comments

  15. Local News

    The A’s and Giants were busy today, especially the A’s. In the biggest move, the A’s traded 2Bman Aaron Miles and a player to be named later for centerfielder Willy Taveras and back-up middle infielder Adam Rosales...

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  16. Orlando Cabrera to Reds; Melvin Mora to Rockies

    The Reds signed Orlando Cabrera for 2010 at $4 million. Given his age (35 in 2010) and the fact that the Reds are still rebuilding, I wondered whether this was a good move for the Reds. After checking their roster for shortstops, it makes sense to me..

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  17. Another One Who Slipped Under the Radar

    In the last post, I commented on just how bad by historical standards the current free agent market is. Excluding the collusion years, I can’t remember a worse year to be a free agent, ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 54 reads 0 comments

  18. This Is So Wrong

    Reds GM Walt Jocketty confirmed today that the team has offered Johnny Gomes a minor league deal for 2010. There is just something so wrong about Gomes not getting offered anything more than a minor league deal after the year he had in 2009...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 67 reads 0 comments

  19. More Signings

    Jon Garland just signed a one-year deal with the Padres that guarantees him $5.3 million ($4.7 million salary in ‘10, with a mutual option at $6.5 million in ‘11 with a $600,000 buy-out)...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 57 reads 0 comments

  20. Yankees and Phillies Shake the Glove Tree

    The Yankees are reported to have just reached a deal with former Giant right-fielder Randy Winn on a one-year $2 million contract. It’s a huge drop from Winn’s three-year $23.25 million contract just ended...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 172 reads 0 comments

  21. More on Ben Sheets And Ray Ratto

    After the A’s signed Ben Sheets to a huge one-year deal, the SF Chronicle’s Ray Ratto wrote an article the gist of which is that A’s fans can’t get too excited about ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  22. A's Shell Out for Ben Sheets

    The A’s have reportedly reached agreement on a one-year deal with former ace Ben Sheets for $10 million plus performance incentives...

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  23. Tyler Walker Now a National

    Former Giant Tyler Walker has just signed a deal with the Nationals for 2010. No word on whether it’s a major league or a minor league deal, but I’d have to assume the latter, given ...

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  24. Here And There

    More small deals. I like the Royals’ decision to give Rick Ankiel a one-year deal at $3.25 million. Ankiel really isn’t much of a centerfielder, but he can play the corner outfield ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 47 reads 0 comments

  25. When It Rains, It Pours

    Things have not been going well for the A’s the last couple of seasons. They haven’t been winning, they’ve had some of the worst attendance in baseball (dead last ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 13 reads 0 comments