1. Orioles Ink a Couple

    The reports are the Orioles signed both LHP Mike Gonzalez and 3Bman Garrett Atkins today. Mike Gonzalez signed a two-year deal for a guaranteed $12 million with another $4 million in performance incentives...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 26 reads 0 comments

  2. The Big One

    From the looks of things at the moment, here’s how the blockbuster deal involving four teams (if you count the A’s swapping Brett Wallace for Michael Taylor) will play out: The Phillies get Roy Halladay and $6 million of his $15...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 76 reads 1 comments

  3. More Deals

    I’m going to hold off on providing any opinions as to the three-team Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee trade until I’m certain who all the participants are going to be...

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  4. John Lackey Signs with Boston

    John Lackey has reportedly reached agreement with the Red Sox on a five-year $85 million deal, pending a physical by Lackey. On paper, it’s a good decision by the Red Sox, at least compared to the Yankees’ decision to sign A...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 80 reads 0 comments

  5. News from Japan: Colby Lewis Returning, Casey Fossum Going

    Two tidbits from the Japanese major leagues (NPB): Colby Lewis hasn’t signed a 2010 contract with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and has stated he wants to return to play in the U.S. because someone in his family is sick...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 90 reads 0 comments

  6. Bargain Shopping

    Here’s the list of non-tendered players now available at bargain prices. The Blue Jays have already swooped in and signed former Royals catcher John Buck to a one-year $2 million deal...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 80 reads 0 comments

  7. Kendall v. Olivo

    The Royals just signed catcher Jason Kendall to a two-year deal for what is reported to be around $4 million guaranteed. Was this a good move in light of the fact that the Royals refused to exercise their mutual option on Miguel Olivo for $3...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 59 reads 0 comments

  8. Poor Mike Cervenak

    I was perusing mlbtraderumors.com this evening and I noticed a blurb stating that Yankees GM Brian Cashman just told the NY Daily News that there’s a chance that Juan Miranda will be the Yankees DH in 2010...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 666 reads 1 comments

  9. Nats Make a Good Move

    I’ve been bashing the Nationals a lot lately, because, generally speaking, they make moves like the team with the worst record in baseball. However, they just made a move, that while minor, is a good one, and they deserve some recognition for it..

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 54 reads 0 comments

  10. Even More Wheeling and Dealing

    The trades and signings are flying fast and furious as we approach the Holidays. After trading Kevin Millwood, the Rangers signed Rich Harden to a one-year deal guaranteeing Harden $7.5...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 71 reads 0 comments

  11. A Few More Deals and Signings

    In a classic salary dump, the Rangers sent Kevin Millwood and $3 million to the Orioles for better-than-average middle reliever Chris Ray in order to save the remaining $9 million of Millwood’s 2010 salary...

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  12. The Big Trade

    The big trade between the Tigers, Yankees and Diamondbacks appears to be final. I decided to wait until I was sure who the players were going to be before committing anything to writing...

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  13. Teams That Can And Teams That Can't

    The Red Sox signed pitcher Scott Atchison to a one year contract for a guaranteed $430,000. This is a classic MoneyBall move. Atchison was a highly under-appreciated pitcher, who posted an MLB career 4...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 31 reads 0 comments

  14. A Few More Signings

    The Phillies signed Placido Polanco to a three-year $18 million deal and will switch him from second to third. I don’t like this deal at all for the Phils...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 66 reads 0 comments

  15. A's Get Jake Fox from the Cubs

    The Jack Cust Era in Oakland appears to be over, as the A’s have just acquired Jake Fox, the player most likely to be the next Jack Cust...

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  16. More on Giants Decision Not to Offer Bengie Molina Arbitration

    Grant Bisbee of the McCovey Chronicles thinks the Giants made the right move not offering Bengie Molina arbitration...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  17. Braves Sign Billy Wagner

    The Braves signed Billy Wagner today to a contract which guarantees the 38 year old left-handed closer $7.25 million ($7 million in salary in 2010, a $250,000 buy-out, and $6.5 million in 2011 guaranteed if Wagner finishes 50 games in 2010)...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 54 reads 0 comments

  18. Should Scutaro Accept Jays' Arbitration Offer?

    The one Type-A free agent who might be well served by accepting his team’s arbitration offer is Marco Scutaro...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  19. Giants Don't Offer Bengie Molina Arbitration

    Giants GM Brian Sabean just doesn’t value those draft picks. The Giants would have received two picks by offering Bengie Molina arbitration, because, I suspect, there was little chance that Molina would have accepted...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 38 reads 0 comments

  20. Old Reliable Passes On

    Tommy Henrich, a great, but under-remembered, Yankees star passed away today at the ripe old age of 96. Here’s an AP article with the highlights of his career, which included the first ...

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  21. How Much Will It Cost to Sign Them?

    Now that Joe Mauer has won the MVP and become the first catcher since at least 1900 to lead his league in OPS, and Tim Lincecum has won his second’s consecutive Cy Young Award, how much ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 119 reads 0 comments

  22. Money Ball Moves

    The Red Sox traded for minor league middle infielder Tug Hulett from the Royals today. Hulett is a guy that Money Ball teams like the Sox would like...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 55 reads 0 comments

  23. Fast Takes

    The Blue Jays resigned good-field-no-hit shortstop John McDonald to a $1.5 million contract for 2010. It’s still too much money for a player who will be 35 years old and is coming off a career year with the bat in which he still only had only a ..

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  24. Albert Pujols Wins NL MVP Unanimously

    Again to no one’s surprise, The Great Pujols won the National League’s MVP award unanimously. Two things come to mind for me, one negative and one positive, although with even the positive comes with an unsettling undertone...

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  25. Mauer Wins AL MVP

    No surprise there. Mauer was the obvious choice, given that the Twins made the post-season, and he led the league in hitting while playing more than 100 games at catcher. The number that really caught my attention is Mauer’s 1...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about almost 5 years ago 22 reads 0 comments