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Giants Get Bigger With “Big Unit”

The San Francisco Giants is the new home for Randy “Big Unit” Johnson. After coming back from numerous surgeries and limitations, Johnson is ready and more focused on doing what he does best: striking out batters with his lightning fast pitches. The 45-year old Johnson and the Giants have agreed to a 1-year, $8 million […]

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Yanks Rope Teixeira

The New York Yankees did it once again when they snatched up stud first baseman Mark Teixeira and presented him with a gorgeous 8-year contract for $180 million. This deal includes an approximate signing bonus of $5 million paid out over the first three years. A no opt-out clause and a no-trade provision was also […]

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Losing Some Pals Over Furcal

The biggest sports agent related news of last week had to be the battle of words between the executives of the Atlanta Braves vs. the agents at Wasserman Media Group.  And it was all over Rafael Furcal.  At the beginning of last week, I remember reading a headline in one paper that read something along […]

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Izturis Heads to Baltimore

The Baltimore Orioles and shortstop Cesar Izturis have agreed to a $5 million, 2-year contract on Tuesday. This past season with the St. Louis Cardinals, Izturis batted .263 in 135 games. He recorded a .980 fielding percentage which ranked 3rd in the National League. Other awards include the 2004 Gold Glove with the Los Angeles […]

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Phillies Retain Moyer, Sign Park

Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer, 46, has been awarded a 2-year, $13-million contract after his stellar performance in the 2008 season. Moyer will receive a base salary of $6.5-million in each of the 2 years with an additional $1.25 million per season depending upon performance. In 2010, Moyer could earn $250,000 each for 23 starts and […]

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December Baseball

While there is no baseball actually played in the month of December, the GMs and agents sure have a grand old time trying to do best for those that they represent.  General Managers have the duty of finding the right pieces to the puzzle that will make their teams successful at the lowest price possible.  […]

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Yankees Add Another Stripe

It seems like it has only been hours since many of us sports fans read about the New York Yankees offering prized pitcher C.C. Sabathia that huge contract. Just when you thought the Yanks were done, they go ahead and seal the deal on ace A.J. Burnett.  The right-hander and the Yankees have agreed to […]

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World Champs Sign Ibanez

The World Champion Philadelphia Phillies (my hometown team) and left-handed hitter Raul Ibanez have agreed on a reported 3-year, $30-million contract (pending a physical). Ibanez is the replacement for free-agent outfielder Pat Burrell who played an instrumental role in the Phillies World Series victory. Ibanez drew interest from many other clubs including the Angels, Cubs, Braves […]

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Mets Land K-Rod

The New York Mets and closer Francisco Rodriguez have agreed to terms on a 3-year free-agent contract worth $37 million plus incentives. The deal is not finalized yet; K-Rod will have to pass a physical set to take place on Wednesday. Rodriguez’s agent, Paul Kinzer, accepted the deal despite the fact that it was not […]

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GMs, Agents, Welcome To Las Vegas

As of yesterday, baseball executives and MLBPA agents had crawled up into the Ritz and glitz of Las Vegas, but this trip is not to enjoy the blackjack tables, luxurious pool decks, and clubs that stay open all hours of the night.  The agents and executives are in Vegas for one of the most important […]