1. Lance Berkman: What Does the Future Hold for the Houston Astros' Star?

    Would Lance Berkman seriously retire after the 2010 season? Sure...so Astros%20have%20a%20club%20option%20worth%20%2415%20million%20for%202011.%20If%20they%20don%27t%20exercise%20it,%20there%20is%20a%20%242%20million%20buyout...

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  2. More on A.J. Pierzynski's Future with the Chicago White Sox

    I mentioned yesterday the possibility of the White Sox signing A.J. Pierzynski to a one- or two-year deal to serve as a mentor/platoon partner for prospect Tyler Flowers...

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  3. Is 2010 Jayson Werth's Swan Song with the Philadelphia Phillies?

    Like Carl Crawford, the chances of Jayson Werth re-signing with his current club beyond the 2010 season seem to be slim to none: The Phillies are coming off an offseason in which they signed ...

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  4. Is Carl Crawford Bronx-Bound in 2011?

    Did the New York Yankees' reluctance to give Johnny Damon two years deal reflect something about their love for free agent to be Carl Crawford? According to Jon Heyman, the answer is yes...

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  5. Analyzing AJ Pierzynski's Future

    AJ Pierzynski has been the heart and soul of the White Sox since 2005, but will 2010 be his final season with the club? Perhaps: ''No matter what happens, I will never wish bad on the White Sox organization...

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  6. Carl Crawford "Hoping for the Best"

      Sounds like Carl is about to price himself out of Tampa: Carl Crawford said his chances of staying with the Rays "could go either way" and he's "hoping for the best like always...

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  7. Jose Reyes Wants To Finish his Career with the New York Mets

      Good news for Mets fans as long as the injury bug stays away from Jose: The Mets have an $11 million option on his 2011 contract. He needs to produce. Reyes said he wants to remain a Met his entire career...

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  8. Manny Ramirez States That Manny Ramirez Will Not Be With The Dodgers in 2011

    Dodger fans, enjoy your last season of Mannywood. Manny Ramirez appeared in the Dodgers' clubhouse for the first time on Monday morning and promptly conceded this would be his final spring training with the club...

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  9. Tampa Bay Rays Will Do "Everything They Can" to Keep Carl Crawford, Carlos Pena

    So says owner Stuart Sternberg: The team will do everything they can to keep free-agents-to-be Carl Crawford and also Carlos Pena for as long as they can...

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  10. Jorge De La Rosa and the 2011 Free Agent Class

    A pitcher actually WANTS to stay in Colorado? What a concept! -- Lefty Jorge De La Rosa, who led the Rockies in wins last season with 16, can become a free agent at season's end...

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  11. Will Adam Dunn Stay with the Nationals Long Term?

    If Mike Rizzo had his way, it sure sounds like Dunn would be a National for a long time to come: * Rizzo reiterated Saturday that he would like to sign Adam Dunn to a contract extension, but ...

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  12. Josh Beckett Silent on Contract Talks with Red Sox

    In the words of the great LeRoy Brownlow, "There are times when silence has the loudest voice." Josh Beckett met with the media in Fort Myers...

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  13. Is Jonathan Papelbon a Desirable Long-Term Keeper for the Boston Red Sox?

    After making all kinds of noise this winter about his free agency in 2012, Jonathan Papelbon expressed his desire to stay with the Red Sox long term: What do you make of the perception that ...

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  14. Jeff Francis: 2011 Club Option and His Future with the Rockies

    Some encouraging news for Rockies fans: Francis, who won 17 games and helped the Rockies to the 2007 World Series before an injury-filled 2008 (4-10, 5...

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  15. Quote of the Day: Joe Mauer's Potential Departure Has Twins Fans "Mortified"

    Mortified: "'I tell people that it's possible he could leave as a free agent after the year," former Twins catcher Tim Laudner says, "And they look mortified. It just shows how Minnesotans are so different...

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  16. Baltimore Orioles: Miguel Tejada's Future at Third Base

    With his days as shortstop behind him, Miguel Tejada is set to begin this season as the Orioles primary third baseman: Throughout two productive years with the Houston Astros, during which he hit ...

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  17. Victor Martinez Does Not Want to Be a Free Agent

    Music to Red Sox fans' ears: "And now, just one season away from his first crack at free agency and the opportunity to choose from what should be a healthy number of teams hopeful of signing ...

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  18. Jeremy Bonderman in "Fine Form"

    So says Justin Verlander: Justin Verlander said the throws have life on them, more than he saw last year. He talked about making adjustments, going back to the basics. He's really excited about the progress...

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  19. Twins "Optimistic" about Mauer Extension

    MLB.com's Kelly Thesier addresses the question on the mind of every Twins fan 1. Will the Twins sign Joe Mauer to a contract extension before Opening Day? Mauer's future has been the biggest ...

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  20. Prince Fielder: 5 Years/ $100 Million?

    Buried in this article where Garry D. Howard declares that the Brewers need to sign Prince Fielder now, he predicts that a 5 year/$100 million dollar offer could be the one that keeps Prince in Milwaukee...

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  21. Brandon Webb Throws Off a Mound

    Big news for free agent to be Brandon Webb: D-backs' ace Brandon Webb threw off a mound on Tuesday for the first time since having surgery on his right shoulder in August. "[It] went good," Webb told MLB...

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  22. Ted Lilly is Coming Along Nicely

    Since signing a four year, 40 million dollar contract with the Cubs after the 2006 season, Ted Lilly has been surprisingly good. Lilly was an all-star in 2009 and has a 3.70 ERA and 44 wins in three seasons with the Cubs...

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  23. Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera: No Contract Negotiations...Yet

    Are contract extensions on the horizon for free agents to be Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera? Not yet, says GM Brian Cashman: When Brian Cashman looks at Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Joe Girardi ...

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  24. Manny Ramirez: DH to be in 2011?

    Perhaps...so says Nick Cafardo: Manny Ramirez , OF, Dodgers - Third base coach Larry Bowa says the team has to watch him closely this year, because last year Ramirez wore down quickly and didn’t have his usual pop...

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  25. Joe Mauer: A Nine or 10-Year Contract Is Possible with Twins

    So says Twins owner Jim Pohlad: He also indicated an openness to signing Mauer for nine or 10 years, if that's what it would take. First baseman Justin Morneau 's six-year contract signed two years ago is the current Twins record...

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