1. Free Agent Adjustments: Doug Davis

    (For the last few weeks, I've been profiling some of the best free agents on the market this winter. At the end of each piece, I made a prediction regarding the type of contract the player could be in line to see...

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  2. Detroit Tigers: One of the Best Teams Money Could Buy?

    Are the Tigers one of the 10 best teams that money could buy? Jon Heyman think so: 10T. Detroit Tigers, $119 million. They've got a few high salaries (Magglio Ordonez at $18.9 million, for example), but they also have a formidable team...

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  3. Valuing Joel Pineiro: What Will the Cardinals Pitcher Garner on the Open Market?

    What kind of contract will Joel Pineiro get on the open market? The great Jon Heyman took a stab at that very question yesterday with this prediction: "Pineiro, two years, $15 million...

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  4. Free Agent Adjustments: Russell Branyan

    For the last few weeks, I've been profiling some of the best free agents on the market this winter. At the end of each piece, I made a prediction regarding the type of contract the player could be in line to see...

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  5. Luis Castillo Isn't This Bad, Right?

    This little nugget in the most recent Heyman column caught my eye: "Luis Castillo ($6.25 million) can hit for average and reach base, but this is a $1 million player, at best." Just for the record Jon, fangraphs states that Castillo was worth $7...

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  6. Free Agent at the End of the Season: Jason Marquis

    After the 2006 season ended, the future of Jason Marquis seemed to be very much in doubt. Marquis was coming off the worst season of his career where he posted an embarrassing 6...

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  7. Free Agent Adjustments: Jim Thome

    (For the last few weeks, I've been profiling some of the best free agents on the market this winter. At the end of each piece, I made a prediction regarding the type of contract the player could be in line to see...

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  8. Hypothetically Speaking: The Justin Verlander Contract Extension?

    After a strangely inconsistent 2008, Justin Verlander has regained his form and established himself as one of the top pitchers in baseball. In the much tougher American League, Verlander has put together a tremendous, and at times dominant, season...

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  9. Hypothetically Speaking: The Dan Haren Contract Extension

    Last August, the Diamondbacks signed Dan Haren to a very team friendly four-year/$44 million extension that replaced the final two years of his previous contract...

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  10. Doug Davis: Free Agent at the End of the Season

    I'm a huge fan of Doug Davis. There is no way that Davis should be considered an ace or even a front-line starting pitcher because his stuff is simply not that dominant...

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  11. 2009 New York Mets: A Blessing in Disguise?

    When I think about how badly the Mets 2009 season has been, I cringe. I can't help but think what could've been, even though I know that this season was doomed from the start...

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  12. Erik Bedard: Free Agent at the End of the Season

    The fall has been quite steep for Erik Bedard. When Bedard arrived in Seattle two years ago, he was hailed as the Mariners' newest ace and the guy who would team with Felix Hernandez to give the Mariners one of the best one-two punches in baseball...

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  13. What Were You Thinking? Milton Bradley Edition

    I'm sure there are a large and very vocal majority of Cubs fans that are trying to figure out how exactly the Cubs gave $30 million bucks to Milton Bradley...

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  14. Derek Lowe a Terrible Free Agent Signing

    I'd like to have a word or two with Ted Keith. Not only did he put Ryan Dempster on the list of worst free agent contracts, but more surprisingly, he did not put Derek Lowe on his list...

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  15. Ryan Dempster: One of the Worst Free Agent Signings?

    SI.com's Ted Keith recently outlined "the worst" free agent signings of the 2008 offseason, most of which were not surprising. Oliver Perez and Milton Bradley have been two of the biggest disappointments in baseball...

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  16. Have injuries derailed Joe Crede's career?

    This past week, Twins 3B Joe Crede, suffered yet another tough break and will undergo another back surgery this offseason: Crede, out for the season, said the procedure by Dr...

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  17. The Market for Milton Bradley

    Oh, Milton. Here we go again. More drama. And this time, it's serious. Bradley has been suspended for the remainder of the season a la Jose Guillen a few years back (minus the playoffs). Not good...

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  18. Free Agent at the End of the Season: Joel Pineiro

    It's a good time to be Joel Pineiro. After muddling around in the land of mediocrity for the past five years, Pineiro's 2009 season has been a revelation...

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  19. Free Agent Previews!

    I'm interested to hear your thoughts and opinions on our free agent previews so far. So if you would, please take a look at the players we've highlighted so far and chime in the comments section...

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  20. John Lackey: Free Agent at the End of the Season

    There's no doubt that John Lackey is the big name starting pitcher on this year's free agent market. Lackey is the only guy available, who can be legitimately counted on to lead a starting staff and be a No...

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  21. Why Can't the Mariners Sign Felix Hernandez?

    This little nugget about Felix Hernandez caught my eye: "Felix will be an affordable, young, dynamic budding superstar of a pitcher in 2010. And his home is at the moment unknown...

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  22. MLB Free Agent at the End of the Season: Hideki Matsui

    As Hideki Matsui looks toward his impending free agency, he's got to feel good about things. He's proven to the baseball world once again that he is one of the premier hitters in the ...

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  23. Carlos Zambrano Hypothetical Trade #3

    So after scouring Cot's Baseball Contracts, we have come up with a number of hypothetical trades for the Cubs and Zambrano this offseason that might, or might not, make sense...

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  24. Carlos Zambrano Hypothetical Trade #2 (stupid, no?)

    So after scouring Cot's Baseball Contracts, we have come up with a number of hypothetical trades for the Cubs and Zambrano this offseason that might, or might not, make sense...

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  25. Carlos Zambrano Hypothetical Trade No. 1: The Los Angeles Dodgers

    The general consensus around baseball seems to be that if the Cubs are willing to trade Carlos Zambrano this winter, then they will have a tough time finding a team willing to take ...

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