Archive for February, 2011

Afternoon Update Friday February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011

Jim Edmonds Retires

Orioles Announced Deal with Vladimir Guerrero has been Finalized

Orioles Place Alfredo Simon on Restricted List

Vernon Wells Critical of Rangers Handling of Michael Young Situation

Thursday 2/17/11 Afternoon Update

February 17, 2011

Jose Bautista and Blue Jays to Finalize 5-year $65 Million Deal

Rich Harden Out with Lat Stiffness

Gary Sheffield Officially Announces Retirement

Ronald Belisario May Miss 2011 Season with Visa Issues

Dodgers Considering Bringing Back Jeff Weaver?

Rockies Sign John Maine to Minor League Deal with Spring Training Invite

Joe Crede Won’t Reports to Rockies Spring Training

Jose Bautista Agrees on 5-Year $65 Million Deal with Blue Jays

February 16, 2011

Bautista will be interesting to watch this season. He is the ultimate case of how did he do that for the first time at such an advanced age?

My memory always takes me back to Brady Anderson and his 50 homer season in 1996.

Brady never hit 25 again the rest of his career.

What happens with Bautista?

Albert Pujols Deadline Passes

February 16, 2011

The deadline Albert Pujols imposed for negotiating a new with the Cardinals came and went with a whimper on Wednesday.

Multiple reports say the Cardinals were offering a deal in the 7-year range at around $20 million per season. The reported offer would have left Pujols at around the tenth highest paid player in the league.

This would certainly fall under the category of a low-ball offer it the reports are true.

Sure $20 million per season is a lot of money but Pujols is unquestionably the most productive hitter of the past 10-years.

Pujols is arguably the most important commodity in St. Louis with apologies to Stan Musial and The Gateway Arch. A player of such stature does not deserve an offer that is basically telling him to hit the bricks.

Late reports this evening say Pujols is open to talking deal with the Cardinals after the season, But you have to wonder if Pujols is merely playing the part of the good guy before going into a media shut down tomorrow?

Wednesday February 16, 2011 Day in Review

February 16, 2011

Rickie Weeks and Brewers Reach 5-Year $50 Million Deal

Delmon Young Avoids Salary Arbitration with Twins

Placido Polanco Feels Big Difference in Surgically Repaired Elbow

Mets Owner Says He Won’t Sell Controlling Interest in Team

Scott Podsednik Signs Minor League Deal with Blue Jays

Orlando Cabrera Finalizes Deal with Indians

Nationals Say Bryce Harper won’t Play in Majors in 2011

Reports of a Cardinals offer today to Pujols is, “Inaccurate, Reckless and Outrageous.”

February 15, 2011

As Tweeted by Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports!/TBrownYahoo/status/377

Tuesday February 15, 2011 Day in Review

February 15, 2011

Donald J. Trump Interested in Buying Mets?

Speculation Sabathia Will Opt Out After 2011 Already Starting

Brewers Reportedly Making Progress in Contract Talks With Rickie Weeks

Jason Isringhausen Sign Minor League Deal with Mets with Spring Invite

Kelly Johnson Avoids Salary Arbitration with Diamondbacks

Fernando Rodney will Have to Earn Angels Closer Job

Latest Michael Young Rumors

February 15, 2011

Diamondbacks Interested in Young?

Marlins Would Want Significant Salary Relief Before Trading for Young

Latest on Albert Pujols

February 15, 2011

Jon Heyman Says Deal Unlikely Before Wednesday Deadline

Tony LaRussa Blasts Players Union in Pujols Negotiation

Royals Not Expected to Pursue Pujols in 2012

Royals Owner Says Pujols Not Worth $300 Million


Monday February 14, 2011 Day in Review

February 14, 2011

Albert Pujols and Cardinals Set Firm Negotiating Deadline for Wednesday.

Carlos Marmol Agrees to 3-Year Extension with Cubs

Jose Bautista and Blue Jays Closing on Long-Term Deal?

Charlie Manuel Wants New Contract Signed Before Regular Season Starts

Marlins Interested in Michael Young but Deal Unlikely