1. The Market for Rod Barajas Stinks

    One would think that with Brian Schneider, Jason Kendall, and Ivan Rodriguez landing two year contracts this winter that Rod Barajas, who is one of the top catchers on the market this winter, would have no problem landing a multi-year deal...

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  2. The Market for Garrett Atkins

    For many players, the thought of being non-tendered has to be a scary thought. However, for some like Garrett Atkins, being non-tendered will only lead to more opportunities...

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  3. Which Non-Tendered Major Leaguers Will Land Multi-Year Deals?

    Out of more than 30 players, who were non tendered last season, only three received multi year contracts. The culprits: Ty Wigginton (two years, Baltimore), Wily Taveras (two years, Cincinnati), and Aaron Miles (two years, Chicago)...

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  4. The Market for Chien Ming Wang

    A few years ago, Chien Ming Wang was considered the Yankees' ace. Now, Wang isn't even a Yankee. In fact, after being non tendered yesterday, Wang has no team: Wang, 30, was a stalwart on Yankees ...

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  5. Jack Cust's Free Agent Market

    When the A's acquired Jake Fox from the Cubs, the writing seemed to be on the wall for Jack Cust. Sure enough, he was non-tendered yesterday. Non-tendering Cust removes Oakland's leading home-run hitter in each of the past three seasons...

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  6. Is Jason Marquis' Free Agent Stock Falling?

    For some, the postseason is a time to solidify their resume and increase their value on the free agent market. But for Jason Marquis, Rockies.html">that's not the case...

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  7. Why Trading Boston's Jonathan Papelbon Is a Stupid Idea

    Now that the Red Sox have been eliminated in painful fashion, let the panic trade rumors begin! First up, yesterday's goat, Jonathan Papelbon: "In the wake of Boston's 7-6 loss to Los Angeles ...

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  8. Is Yorvit Torrealba's Free Agent Stock Rising?

    Will the real Yorvit Torrealba please stand up? "With a strong finish to the regular season and a surprise home run in Game Two of the National League Division Series, Rockies catcher Yorvit ...

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  9. Free Agent At the End of the Season: Mike Gonzalez

    Let's take a look at the upcoming free agency of left handed relief pitcher Mike Gonzalez:The Case for GonzalezLeft handedThe mere fact that Gonzalez is a power lefty makes him much more valuable on this market...

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  10. The Mets, John Lackey, and the Johan Santana Treatment

    The Mets need a top flight starting pitcher. John Lackey is the only TRUE top flight starting pitcher on the free agent market...

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  11. Nelson Cruz to the Braves?

    The Braves are still looking for a right-handed power hitter. How's this idea? Nelson Cruz to the Braves: "Anyway, here’s a name that I think will come up next week: Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz...

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  12. Rafael Soriano: Free Agent at the End of the Season

    When you think of dominant closers, Rafael Soriano is generally not a name that comes to mind. However, if Soriano is able to consistently put up big numbers like he did in 2009, then he will have to be in the discussion...

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  13. Hypothetically Speaking: Would You Trade Corey Hart for Kenshin Kawakami?

    As we all know by now:1. The Braves need a big bat to compliment Brian McCann and Chipper Jones in the lineup. They have a surplus of starting pitchers to part with because of the emergence of Tommy Hanson...

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  14. Brian Moehler's Option Picked Up by Astros: Am I Missing Something Here?

    The Astros have picked up Brian Moehler's option for 2010 for $3 million. Wait, what? "The Astros informed Brian Moehler today that they plan to pick up their portion of the mutual option they hold on the right-hander for 2010...

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  15. The Rays Refuse to Pick Up a Closer Despite Glut of Candidates on the Market

    Rays fans, get ready for a closer by committee in 2010! "Rays vice president of baseball Andrew Friedman said he expects the Rays to break camp next spring with the old closer by committee...

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  16. Attention Astros: Jose Valverde is a Free Agent

    No matter where Valverde winds up this offseason, this 9th inning intro needs to live on. Classic, classic stuff: So how about Jose Valverde, the free agent? Let's take a look:The Case for Valverde-DominantAside from a rough April (5...

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  17. MLB's 2010 Projected Budgets (So Far)

    With the regular season coming to a close on Sunday, fans of the 21 (soon to be 22) teams that did not make the playoffs have one saving grace this time of year: 2010...

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    Casino is a popular game across countries. In the previous, players only play land based casino. With the development of technology, there are new way to play casino through Internet...

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  19. Trevor Hoffman: Price Too Steep?

    Like so many other baseball fans, I am a huge fan of Trevor Hoffman and I'm thrilled to see him return in 2010: "Hoffman, who turns 42 next week, had 37 saves and a 1...

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  20. Ten MLB Free Agents with Lots of Money to make this Postseason

    Back in 2005, the Mets signed Carlos Beltran to a staggering seven year, $119 million dollar contract. Beltran was one of the top players in baseball at the time and could seemingly ...

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  21. The Raul Ibanez Effect: Will Aging Outfielder's Contract Influence Free Agency?

    Last offseason, the Phillies surprised many baseball people by signing Raul Ibanez to a three-year contract worth $31.5 million...

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  22. Hypothetically Speaking: The Tim Lincecum Contract Extension

    Now that the Giants are officially eliminated from playoff contention, they can finally focus a long-term deal for The Freak, Tim Lincecum. Under ordinary circumstances, the Giants would be in no rush to negotiate with Lincecum...

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  23. Rich Harden: Free Agent at the End of the Season

    Cubs+v+New+York+Yankees+kM1nx496LlRl.jpg">Over the course of his career, Rich Harden has been a maddeningly frustrating pitcher...

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  24. Not Sold on Jose Reyes' Health for 2010, N.Y. Mets are Buyers on Infield Market

    With news breaking yesterday that Jose Reyes has a torn hamstring, I can't help but think how this injury will change the Mets' plans as they head into the offseason...

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  25. Free Agency Looms For Dodgers Pitcher, Randy Wolf

    As the Dodgers look towards the NLDS in a few weeks, there's little doubt about which pitcher will start Game 1: Randy Wolf...

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