1. Does the Coco Crisp Signing Make Sense for the Oakland A's?

    Late Saturday night, the Athletics and Coco Crisp came to terms on a one year pact worth $4.5-$5 million dollars . The deal set off some heated discussion in the blogosphere, namely, what in ...

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  2. The Market for Adrian Beltre Takes Another Hit

    While Scott Boras patiently waits for some team to offer Adrian Beltre a four-year deal worth around $10 million annually, the market for Beltre is simply not developing at this point...

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  3. Cincinnati Reds: Risk/Reward of Scott Rolen's Restructured Deal

    You see plenty of moves like this in football, but contract restructuring is not nearly as common in baseball. But yesterday, the Reds and Scott Rolen agreed to a restructured deal that will ...

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  4. Thinking Out Loud: Orlando Hudson to the Cubs?

    A few days ago, I talked about the limited interest Orlando Hudson was receiving thus far on the free agent market (which included some great comments about possible landing spots for Hudson!)...

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  5. Analysis of the Milton Bradley-Carlos Silva Trade

    And with that, the Chicago Cubs just got less crazy and the Seattle Mariners have found a middle of the order hitter Cubs acquire: Carlos Silva, $9 million Mariners acquire: Milton Bradley ...

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  6. What Does the Nick Johnson Contract Mean for Adam LaRoche?

    Coming into the offseason, the two top free agent first basemen on the market were Adam LaRoche and Nick Johnson. Besides the fact that they are both left-handed first basemen, LaRoche and ...

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  7. For Johnny Damon, What's Next?

    Last night, the Yankees and Nick Johnson came to terms on a one year/$5.5 million contract that all but ends Johnny Damon's tenure with the Yankees: In a move that almost certainly would end ...

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  8. Alternatives for Benjie Molina?

    The great Ken Rosenthal asked today "Do the Mets Have Alternatives for Benjie Molina?" The Mets will not give free-agent catcher Bengie Molina a three-year contract. The question is whether reasonable alternatives even exist for both parties...

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  9. Nick Johnson Can Do So Much Better than New York Yankees

    Could Nick Johnson be returning to the Bronx? Maybe: The Yankees and Nick Johnson are talking about the sweet-swinging lefty and on-base machine replacing Hideki Matsui as the world champions’ designated hitter on a one-year deal...

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  10. Josh Beckett's Contract Extension: Hypothetically Speaking

    (Update 12/17): After the Red Sox went out and signed John Lackey to a five-year/$82.5 million contract, GM Theo Epstein texted this interesting nugget to Josh Beckett, who will be a free agent ...

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  11. Orlando Hudson's Market Stinks...Again

    Could this offseason be deja vu for Orlando Hudson? Last winter, the second baseman was coming off a stellar season offensively and defensively that was cut short by injuries...

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  12. Mike Gonzalez and the Baltimore Orioles' Future

    When the free agent season began, one of the hot names on the market was pitcher Mike Gonzalez. The left hander was one of the top relief pitchers in baseball last season and was a hot commodity ...

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  13. Why Garrett Atkins Makes Sense for the Baltimore Orioles

    On Monday, I profiled some of the potential landing spots for Garrett Atkins, who was non-tendered by the Rockies. I expected the Orioles to be one of the main suitors for Atkins' services given their need for a third baseman and a power hitter...

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  14. Will Alfredo Amezaga Land a Multi-Year Contract?

    On Monday, I profiled some non tenders that could command multi year contracts. Well, we might have a surprising name to add to the list: Alfredo Amezaga...

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  15. Should the Washington Nationals Try To Sign Aroldis Chapman?

    Update (12/16): As it turns out, GM Mike Rizzo attended Chapman's workout yesterday. No one knows for sure what Rizzo came away with after seeing Chapman throw, but the question needs to be ...

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  16. The Market for Troy Glaus

    As Matt Holliday and Jason Bay dominate the headlines on the free agent front, one name that we have not heard much from is Troy Glaus. Until now, that is: Free agent Troy Glaus traveled to Los Angeles last week to see Dr...

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  17. Analyzing the Juan Pierre Trade from White Sox, Dodger Perspectives

    And with that, the most expensive fourth outfielder in baseball (aside from Gary Matthews Jr., if he's even good enough to be considered a fourth outfielder) was finally traded...

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  18. The Market for Jason Bay Stinks

    Six days ago, I profiled the market for Jason Bay. At the time, the market for Bay consisted of the Red Sox and whole bunch of question marks as no team had stepped up as the primary suitor for Bay...

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  19. John Lackey Fallout: What Will the New York Mets Do Now?

    When you look at the Mets' offseason to date, what you see is a whole lot of nothing. The Mets have made no splashy moves, no free-agent signings, and no impact trades as they determine how the market will play out...

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  20. Boston Red Sox Opt Against Jason Bay or Matt Holliday, Sign Mike Cameron Instead

    The Boston Red Sox have their new left fielder and no, his name is not Holliday or Bay: The Boston Red Sox have reached a tentative agreement on a two-year deal with free-agent outfielder Mike Cameron, a baseball source told ESPN...

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  21. Roy Halladay Trade Fallout: Cliff Lee Acquisition Shows Mariners Are Contenders

    By acquiring Cliff Lee from the Phillies yesterday, the Mariners are making a bold statement to the rest of the American League: We're going for it...

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  22. Matt Holliday: Are the St. Louis Cardinals Making a Mistake?

    Is it possible for the Cardinals to re-sign Matt Holliday despite their payroll limitations? It's looking more likely: The St. Louis Cardinals are taking another swing at free agent slugger Matt Holliday ...

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  23. Roy Halladay Trade Fallout: Did Philadelphia Phillies Need To Include Cliff Lee?

    The inclusion of Cliff Lee in the Roy Halladay trade has to be a hotly debated topic amongst Phillies fans. While I'm sure there are many who are thrilled to have acquired Halladay, the realization ...

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  24. Analysis of the John Lackey Signing

    After much speculation today, it looks like the deal is done. John Lackey is a Red Sox: The Boston Red Sox have reached a tentative deal with right-handed pitcher John Lackey , pending a physical, on a deal worth slightly more than the five-year, $82..

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  25. Is Hideki Matsui the Answer for L.A. Angels?

    Is this the end for Hideki Matsui as a Yankee? According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, it looks like it: "The Los Angeles Angels are in serious discussions with Hideki Matsui about supplanting ...

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