1. New York Mets May Pursue J.J. Putz

    According to the New York Post, if the Mets fail to bring in one of their closer targets, they will target Mariners' closer JJ Putz, who may be made available this offseason...

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  2. Arizona Diamondbacks Looking For Replacement at 2B

    The Diamondbacks are looking to fill the hole at second base and have targeted several different players, including the Braves' Kelly Johnson. After putting together two solid seasons, the Braves have received several calls concerning him...

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  3. Twins Eye Blake

    According to the Boston Herald, the Twins are targeting third baseman Casey Blake to take over at third in 2009. Blake hit .274 with 21 HR in 152 games with the Indians and Dodgers, but hit ...

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  4. Cano, Manny, Cuddyer, Street, Atkins: Quick Hits

    The New York Post has an item on Robinson Cano going to the Dodgers, and Russell Martin or Matt Kemp being eyed by the Yankees...

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  5. Cubs Sale on Shaky Footing

    According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, Mark Cuban has "zero chance" of acquring the Cubs. This is not because Sam Zell doesn't like him or that the financial crisis has diminished his resources...

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  6. Phillies After Holliday

    According to Jon Heyman, the Phillies are aggressively pursuing Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday. This would suggest that the Phillies have no interest in bringing Pat Burrell back, ...

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  7. Braves After Ludwick?

    Aside from pursuing Jake Peavy, the Braves would like to pursue a power hitting outfielder. Braves GM Frank Wren has the prospects to make both deals happen, but may look to an up-and-comer over an established power hitter like Matt Holliday...

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  8. Cubs After Peavy, Dempster

    According to Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are seriously looking to acquire Padres ace Jake Peavy, as well as resign Ryan Dempster. Major league sources have informed Ken Rosenthal saying that the Cubs are now leading the race for Peavy...

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  9. Red Sox To Pass On Varitek?

    According to the Boston Herald, Jason Varitek's agent Scott Boras told the Red Sox that they will look to Jorge Posada's 52.4 million dollar contract as a "benchmark" for contract negotiations involving Jason Varitek...

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  10. Lowe to Mets?

    According to the NY Daily News, the Mets are targeting Derek Lowe and have made him their number one priority. Lowe went 14-11 with a 3.24 ERA in 34 games this season, and dominated the postseason (as usual)...

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  11. Braves Make Offer For Tazawa

    According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Braves have made an offer to top Japanese prospect Junichi Tazawa. Tazawa, 22, has a fastball that reportedly hit 97 m.p.h. over the summer in the country's Industrial league...

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  12. Quick Hits: Street, Blake, Arbuckle, Blalock

    Quick Hits: The Brewers are reportedly considering making a run for closer Huston Street, according to the NY Post. While the Brewers are intriguing, the plethora of prospects in Cleveland make them much more intriguing...

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  13. Rockies Need To Trade Atkins, Holliday

    The first step back to the World Series for the Rockies starts with trading Matt Holliday and Garrett Atkins. While some may disagree, the Rockies have several solid prospects nearing the MLB as well as money to spend on the open market...

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  14. Vazquez to Mets, Cubs, or Cardinals?

    According to the Chicago Tribune, the White Sox have started shopping Javier Vazquez around to other teams. The Mets have reportedly expressed interest in Vazquez, but may target him only if they miss out on their first targets...

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  15. Rosenthal's Latest: Peavy, Burnett, Brewers, Mariners

    Ken Rosenthal has a new piece up, let's get right to it: Padres GM Kevin Towers is aggressively shopping Jake Peavy and has targeted the Braves, Dodgers, and Cubs as the three NL teams to pick from...

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  16. Baldelli to Phillies?

    According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies have had interest in outfielder Rocco Baldelli for a long time and may look to sign him for a three way platoon with Matt Stairs and Geoff Jenkins...

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  17. 2009 Top 50 Free Agents Predictions: 11-20

    11. Orlando Hudson, Diamondbacks- Although Hudson has been injury-prone, he puts up great numbers when he is healthy and is a leader in the clubhouse...

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  18. Dempster To Test Open Market

    According to Ken Rosenthal, Cubs starter Ryan Dempster will test the open market before listening to offers from the Cubs...

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  19. Mets After Ibanez?

    According to the Boston Globe, the Mets will pursue outfielder Raul Ibanez, in hopes of adding a consistent bat to their lineup. Ibanez, who hit .293 with 23 HR in 162 games this season, is also being pursued by the Phillies, Braves, Cubs, and Blue Jays..

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  20. Kerry Wood: Future Angel, Indian, or Diamondback?

    According to the Daily Herald, the Cubs are interested in offering Kerry Wood a one year deal and will talk with his agent next week. Wood is coming off a pretty solid year and would likely receive a multi-year deal on the open market...

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  21. Phillies To Name Amaro Jr. GM

    The Phillies are set to announce that Ruben Amaro Jr. will be their next GM. Amaro, who went to Stanford, had two stints with the Phillies before joining the Front Office...

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  22. Ben Sheets to the Texas Rangers?

    While the Brewers are open to bringing back Ben Sheets, they will likely let him walk and collect the draft picks. The Rangers are pursuing a trade for pitcher Scott Olsen, but may settle on a short term contract with a low base salary...

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  23. White Sox Offseason Update

    The White Sox have indicated that they will attempt to trade Javier Vazquez this offseason, despite having two years and twenty-three million dollars left on his contract. Vazquez went 12-16 this past season, but won 15 games the year before...

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  24. Jason Varitek to the Detroit Tigers?

    According to the Detroit Free Press, agent Scott Boras is pitching free agent catcher Jason Varitek to the Tigers. Varitek would be a great pick up by the Tigers, especially because he is in no position to command a long term, lucrative deal...

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  25. Tazawa Race Heating Up

    Japanese phenom Junichi Tazawa is meeting with the Braves and Mariners next week, while the Cubs, Red Sox, and Phillies are also vying for his services...

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