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Paying Tribute To Scott Boras As He Pisses Off GMs

Love or hate the guy, how can you not respect Scott Boras for what he has done for his clients and for all other baseball agents’ clientele?  All of us should really be paying for a portion of the numerous dollars spent on Boras Corp’s server system that churns out data comparisons so that Mr. […]

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What Occurred Before The Rule 5 Draft

Yesterday, I talked about the Rule 5 Draft, which marks the end of the week-long MLB Winter Meetings.  The very beginning of the week is marked by an important decision that very few players have to make: Whether to accept arbitration.  This year, 23 players were offered arbitration, and last Monday at midnight, we were […]

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The Rule 5 Draft That Closed Out Last Week’s Winter Meetings

Last week was a hectic one for those already in the business of baseball and many who are willing to do whatever they can for a small chance of breaking into the industry.  Even if it takes flying to Indianapolis to tread through inclement weather and sitting in a lobby all day waiting for a […]

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White Sox and Putz Make a Deal

After having a bone spurs removed from his elbow, J.J. Putz is still rehabbing the injury. However, White Sox management has been monitoring Putz for “quite some time” and are confident that he will be able to fulfill his duties. Putz’s deal is worth $3 million and is for just 1 year. If Putz closes […]

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Shoulder Concerns Spark Re-Structuring for Blanco

When a team is about to spend $1.45 million on a catcher, it is imperative that they make sure he is in 100% playing condition. After Henry Blanco and the New York Mets agreed to this contract just two weeks ago, concerns regarding Blanco’s throwing shoulder shot up after his physical. Following learning of this, […]

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Nats Get Former AL MVP

The Washington Nationals ran into quite a snag when their starting catcher Jesus Flores injured his right shoulder. The backup role was filled by a mixture of Wil Nieves and Josh Bard. In an effort to fill the starting role in case Flores can’t go, the Nationals signed former AL MVP and future Hall-of-Famer Ivan […]

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Scutaro Takes Pay Cut and Signs with BoSox

Shortstop Marco Scutaro is coming off of a stellar season with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009. Scutaro has one goal in mind from here on out: Winning a World Series ring. Scutaro expressed his feelings when he said, You get to a point where you just want to live the experience, just want to […]

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Twenty Three MLB Players Receive Offers Of Arbitration

The deadline to file for free agency in the MLB was November 19.  At that point, 171 players had filed.  Teams had until midnight last night to offer arbitration to the players who had filed for free agency and most recently played a professional season for that particular team.  Out of the 171 players who […]

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White Sox Lock Up Andruw Jones

Back in 2007, Andruw Jones was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers for a two-year, $36.2 million contract. During the second year of his contract, Jones was released by LA and picked up by the Texas Rangers. Jones was recently signed (after this past season) by the Chicago White Sox for a one-year deal worth $500,000 with […]

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The Bronx Effect – Yanks to Curb Spending in 2010

Apparently the recession is finally hitting the Bronx Bombers. After spending $429 million last season for four players, the Yankees are not willing to match that number for next season. Yesterday, the Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he won’t meet with the Steinbrenner’s until next week to discuss the payroll, but that regardless, he isn’t […]