1. Miami Marlins Sign Veteran 3rd Baseman Placido Polanco

    The Miami Marlins have agreed to terms with veteran third baseman Placido Polanco , according to the Associated Press (via Yahoo Sports .) Perhaps the Miami Marlins traded away too many major leaguers ...

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  2. Los Angeles Angels Trade Kendrys Morales to Seattle Jason Vargas

    As reported by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times , the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim traded first baseman and designated hitter Kendrys Morales within their division for Seattle Mariners pitcher Jason Vargas...

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  3. Houston Astros Acquire Pitcher John Ely from Los Angeles Dodgers

    The Houston Astros are continuing to add players to their roster with big league experience. On Wednesday, the team sent 23-year-old left-handed reliever Rob Rasmussen to the ...

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  4. Tampa Bay Rays Sign Enigmatic Pitcher Roberto Hernandez

    The Tampa Bay Rays are taking a chance on embattled pitcher Roberto Hernandez. According to the Associated Press (via Yahoo! Sports ), the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona signed a one-year deal worth $3...

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  5. San Diego Padres: What If They Drafted Justin Verlander Instead of Matt Bush?

    One-time first overall pick Matt Bush is in the news again, and as expected it is not positive. And his ordeal is a warning sign to teams hoping to cut corners on draft day...

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  6. Houston Astros Sign Veteran Right Handed Reliever José Veras

    Veteran relief pitcher José Veras signed a one year deal with the Houston Astros, according to the Twitter feed of ESPNDeportes writer Enrique Rojas . The right hander will be 32 next season as he enters his eighth season in the majors...

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  7. Houston Astros Sign 1B and 'Moneyball' Character Carlos Pena to Be Their DH

    The Houston Astros are moving to the American League in 2013 and needed a designated hitter. Today they signed one. According to Richard Dean of MLB .com, Carlos Pena will fill the role after signing a one-year deal with Houston...

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  8. NY Mets Acting Like Small Market Team, That's a Good Thing

    Pending a physical, the New York Mets have traded National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays for several prospects...

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  9. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Should Send Vernon Wells to New York at Once

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are in the news again, this time not for a trade or a free-agent signing but for a rumor. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports , the New York Yankees are interested in outfielder Vernon Wells ...

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  10. San Diego Padres Are Looking to Sign Pitcher Edwin Jackson

    Most of the big free-agent names in Major League Baseball are off of the board now, allowing teams that came up short in the Josh Hamilton, Zack Greinke and B. J. Upton sweepstakes to try and find a consolation prize...

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  11. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Will Big Contracts Cost the Angels Mike Trout?

    There is a lot of euphoria in Anaheim these days after the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim brought in former MVP Josh Hamilton. There was much rejoicing last year when they brought in Albert Pujols...

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  12. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Are Making a Mistake with Josh Hamilton

    According to ESPN Dallas and the Twitter feed of ESPN's Buster Olney , the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have signed Josh Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million contact...

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  13. Kansas City Royals Should Pursue Pitcher Kyle Lohse

    In order to complete their new direction for 2013, the Kansas City Royals should go all in and offer Kyle Lohse a big contract. The Royals are playing a very dangerous game right now...

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  14. Kansas City Royals Continue to Add Veteran Arms to Their Pitching Staff

    The Kansas City Royals have stuck with their strategy of building up their pitching depth by acquiring veteran relievers George Sherrill and Dan Wheeler...

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  15. Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton Will Probably Not Be Traded

    It looks like the Arizona Diamondbacks might not be pulling off the big blockbuster trade everyone has been anticipating...

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  16. Kansas City Royals Gamble That James Shields Can Help Them Win Now

    Alas, the Wil Myers era was never to be in Kansas City. The Kansas City Royals dealt the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year to the Tampa Bay Rays in an effort to stop thinking about the future and try to win now...

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  17. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Should Focus on Kyle Lohse

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim should devote their attention and efforts to bringing former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse to Southern California as they move on from Zack Greinke 's departure...

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  18. Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a 2-Year Deal

    Another day means another player has been signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks . The latest move by Arizona was signing 29-year-old right-handed starter Brandon McCarthy to a two-year, $15...

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  19. Arizona Diamondbacks Re-Sign Catcher Wil Nieves for One Year

    Reserve catcher Wil Nieves will return to the Arizona Diamondbacks for his tenth season in the major leagues. According to the Associated Press, the team inked the 35-year-old catcher to a $800,000 deal (via ESPN...

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  20. New York Yankees Make an Offer to 3rd Baseman Kevin Youkilis

    The age of the New York Yankees and their thin minor league system may be creating some very strange bedfellows. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork ...

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  21. Colorado Rockies Acquire Right-Handed Reliever Wilton Lopez

    The Colorado Rockies bolstered their bullpen by trading for Houston Astros reliever Wilton Lopez. According to the Associated Press (via Yahoo Sports ), the Rockies sent 23-year-old ...

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  22. New York Yankees Should Sign Stephen Drew as an Everyday Player

    Infielder Stephen Drew is testing the free agency waters. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports .com , the New York Yankees are interested in the former Arizona Diamondback and Oakland Athletic...

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  23. San Diego Padres Keep Jason Marquis and Look Positively Towards 2013

    According to the Associated Press (via CNNSI.com ) he San Diego Padres re-signed starting pitcher Jason Marquis ...

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  24. Tampa Bay Rays Need to Trade for Hitting Depth, Not Star Players

    The Tampa Bay Rays are in a unique position in baseball. They can trade pitching and still have a solid team. And if they look at the most recent World Series champions, they can be a legit pennant contender and win their elusive title...

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  25. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Mike Trout's MVP Hopes Are Not Gone

    Today, in one of the least suspenseful announcements since Titanic was declared Best Picture at the Oscars, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim was crowned American League Rookie of the Year ( via ESPN )...

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