1. Smart Move, Adrian Beltre: Red Sox Sign Third Baseman To One-Year Deal

    Adrian Beltre signed with the Red Sox yesterday on a one-year contract. This deal was somewhat surprising given how focused Beltre and agent Scott Boras were on getting Beltre a multi year deal...

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  2. Jayson Werth= Jason Bay?

    Jayson Werth will become a free agent after this season and MLB.com's Todd Zolecki ponders what kind of deal Werth might command. His guess: four years/$64 million (or something similar): 3...

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  3. Forgotten Free Agent: Aubrey Huff

    Over the next couple of days, Jorge Says No! will be highlighting some of the forgotten free agents. You know, the guys that aren't getting much publicity or action on the open market even though they could have a lot to bring to the table...

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  4. Jason Bay Signed By Mets: Risk/Reward

    It looks like Queens was more appealing than Beirut after all for Jason Bay. Free-agent outfielder Jason Bay has reached agreement on a four-year, guaranteed $66 million contract with the New York Mets , a baseball source confirmed to ESPN...

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  5. Forgotten Free Agent: Ronnie Belliard

    What a difference a month makes. On Aug. 30, Ronnie Belliard was traded from the Nationals to the Dodgers, who were in the middle of a pennant race and were looking to shore up their middle infield...

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  6. Risk/Reward of the Mark DeRosa Signing

    The Giants have finally made a move to improve their horrific offense. Welcome aboard, Mark DeRosa. As ESPN the Magazine's Buster Olney reported last week, DeRosa, who turns 35 in February, has ...

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  7. J.D. Drew: Offseason Winner

    Way back in 2006, J.D. Drew made the controversial decision to opt out of his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the hopes of landing a more lucrative contract on the free agent market...

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  8. Todd Wellemeyer: The Forgotten Free Agent

    Over the next couple of days, Jorge Says No! will be highlighting some of the forgotten free agents. You know, the guys that aren't getting much publicity or action on the open market even though they could have a lot to bring to the table...

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  9. Revisiting the Castillo for Byrnes Hypothetical Trade

    A few weeks back, I profiled why a swap of Eric Byrnes for Luis Castillo would make sense for both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets...

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  10. Trevor Hoffman: Offseason Winner

    Shortly after the season ended, Trevor Hoffman and the Brewers came to terms on a one year/$8 million contract that kept Hoffman in Milwaukee through 2010 and potentially even 2011, thanks to a mutual option...

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  11. How the Oakland Athletics Can Sign Adrian Beltre

    One of the most fascinating rumors to come to life over the past few weeks has been the Adrian Beltre to the A's rumor...

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  12. Kelvim Escobar to the Mets: Risk/Reward of the Signing

    Met fans have been clamoring for Omar Minaya to make a splash and sign a big name free agent. I'm not sure that this signing counts, but according to a report by Joel Sherman of the New York ...

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  13. Risk/Reward of the Justin Duchscherer Signing

    And in a classic Billy Beane signing, it looks like the Athletics have found their ace: As I reported in this morning's Chronicle , the A's were optimistic about re-signing Justin Duchscherer, ...

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  14. Risk/Reward of the Fernando Rodney Signing

    The Angels made their second big free agent signing by coming to terms with Fernando Rodney on a two year/$11 million dollar contract: Angels General Manager Tony Reagins did a little last-minute Christmas shopping today...

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  15. Jose Valverde to the Arizona Diamondbacks?

    We're all over the Jose Valverde situation today as Nick Piecoro adds in this note about the Diamondbacks and Valverde: "Still curious to see what becomes of the situation with RHP Jose Valverde? ...

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  16. Jose Valverde to the Detroit Tigers?

    On Monday, I pondered if Jose Valverde was going to be this year's Orlando Hudson. Just three days later, the number of teams who could potentially be interested in Valverde continues to wane...

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  17. Troy Glaus Signing with the Atlanta Braves: Risks and Rewards

    It looks like the Braves have found their right-handed power hitter. Despite playing only six games in his career at first base, the Braves signed Troy Glaus to a one-year/$2 million contract ...

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  18. Why Matt Capps Should Sign with the Washington Nationals

    After sorting through a litany of teams that were interested in his services, Matt Capps has narrowed his choices down to two teams: the Nationals and the Cubs...

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  19. Philadelphia Phillies Bullpen Options

    Now that the Phillies have added Roy Halladay, GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has turned his attention to shoring up their shaky bullpen...

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  20. Will the New York Yankees Go After Aroldis Chapman?

    Lost in the shuffle of the Yankees tremendous offseason has been their relative inactivity on the Aroldis Chapman front...

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  21. Are Joel Pineiro and the New York Mets a Match?

    The Mets badly need a starting pitcher. Joel Pineiro is the best starter left on the free agent market. So shouldn't Pineiro to the Mets be a logical fit? Maybe not: "With Marquis, John Lackey ...

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  22. Analyzing the Javier Vazquez-Melky Cabrera Trade

    By acquiring Javier Vazquez, the Yankees are addressing one of their more pressing needs this winter: more starting pitching. By acquiring Vazquez, they sure picked up a good one...

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  23. The Benefit of Signing Jason Marquis

    The market for starting pitchers is beginning to take shape as Jason Marquis and the Washington Nationals agreed to a two-year/$15 million dollar contract...

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  24. Jose Valverde: This Winter's Orlando Hudson?

    Am I alone in thinking that Jose Valverde, considered to be one of the best closers on the open market, might wind up signing a contract for less than what Brandon Lyon recieved? We'll see...

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  25. How Darren Oliver Could Impact the Texas Rangers

    Talk about coming full circle: 17 years after Darren Oliver began his career with the Texas Rangers, it looks as though Oliver will be returning to the Rangers...

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