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Afternoon Update 2/11/11

February 11, 2011

Buster Olney Reports No Progress in Albert Pujols Negotiations!/Buster_ESPN/status/36120992627

Matt Holiday Reportedly Willing to Defer Salary to Help Keep Albert Pujols in St. Louis

Yankees Considered Getting Carl Pavano and Grant Balfour Via Sign and Trade with Diamondbacks

Johan Santana Starts Throwing, No Timetable for Return

Dustin Pedroia Says His Foot is Fine and he is Ready for Spring Training

Rickie Weeks and Brewers Still Hope to Agree to Contract Extension

Edinson Volquez Reportedly Rejected Four-Year Extension with Reds

Jeremy Guthrie Avoids Arbitration with Orioles, Agrees to 1-Year $5.75 Million Deal


Saturday January 29, 2011 Day in Review

January 29, 2011

Albert Pujols Will Reportedly Veto Any Trade in 2011

Troy Glaus will Reportedly Sit Out Start of 2011 Season

Jim Edmonds Expected to Retire

Baltimore Orioles Reportedly Made Best and Final Offer to Vladimir Guerrero!/Buster_ESPN/status/31365305984876544

Bryce Harper Aiming for September Call Up

Mark Teahen Determined to Reclaim Starting Job with White Sox

Indians, Royals and Yankees Reportedly Interested in Kevin Millwood!/SI_JonHeyman/status/31369099648962560

Rays Finalize $2.6 Million Deal With Kyle Farnsworth

Jason Isringhausen to Throw for Reds in Arizona

Mike Napoli Signs $5.8 Million Extension with Texas Rangers

Frank Francisco Signs 1-Year $4 Million Deal with Blue Jays

Reds Reportedly Near Deal with Edinson Volquez

Rodrigo Lopez Reportedly Considering Offers from Rockies, Mets and Braves!/jaysonst/status/31471815519903744

Wednesday January 26, 2011 Day in Review

January 26, 2011

Rocco Baldelli Announces Retirement

Nationals Trying to Trade for Grady Sizemore and Fausto Carmona ?

Albert Pujols Reportedly Want $300 Million Deal from St. Louis Cardinals

Colorado Rockies Interested in David Bush and Rodrigo Lopez?

Mike Maroth Retires

New York Yankees Sign Bartolo Colon to Minor League Deal

Sandy Alderson Does Not Rule Out Mets Signing R.A. Dickey to Multi Year Deal

Johnny Cueto Avoids Aribtration Signs 4 Year Deal with Reds

Yankees Reportedly Offer Andy Pettitte Yankees 1-year $12 million Contract

Los Angeles Angels and Jared Weaver Open Contract Extension Talks.

John Maine Throwing Bullpen Sessions Hoping for 2011 Contract Offers!/Ken_Rosenthal/status/30459779239383040

Cubs and Nationals Out on Brandon Webb.

December 26, 2010

Jayson Stark of is reporting the Cubs and Nationals are out on the Brandon Webb sweepstakes. Both had been rumored along with the Rangers in the past couple of weeks.

That leaves the Rangers and a N.L. Central Mystery team. With the Cubs out and the Brewers almost certainly out after the acquisition of Zack Greinke the list of N.L. Central remaining is the Cardinals, Reds, Pirates and Astros. It would be hard to imagine the Pirates or Astros going after Webb as they are in rebuilding mode.

That would leave the Reds or Cardinals. The Reds would seem more likely as the Cardinals are have avery good rotation with Carpenter, Wainright, Garcia, Westbrook and Lohse.


Rangers Interested in Arthur Rhodes?

December 23, 2010

Jon Heyman from is reporting the Rangers are interested in signing Arthur Rhodes. The 41 year old Rhodes was very effective in a setup role for the Reds in 2010 earning his for All Star selection.

It is surprising that the left-handed Rhodes has not received more attention this off season. Quality left-handed relief pitching is always in demand.

Reds Interested in Scott Podsednik?

December 22, 2010

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting the Reds may be interested in signing Scott Podsednik.

The Angels have also reportedly expressed interest in signing Podsednik.

Reds Sign Jay Bruce to 6 year 51 million extension

December 9, 2010

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN is reporting the Jay Bruce will sign a 6 year 51 million extension with the Reds. The extension includes an option for a 7th year which would bring the total value of the deal to 63 million. This allows the Reds to avoid salary arbitration with Bruce in February. At just 23 Bruce seems poised to improve for the foreseeable future.  This has the looks of a good deal for both Bruce and the Reds. Now the Reds will likely turn their attention to signing Joey Votto to a long-term extension.

Reds Discussing Extensions with Joey Votto and Jay Bruce

December 3, 2010

John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting the Reds are having preliminary discussions about signing Joey Votto and Jay Bruce to long term extensions. This is a smart move on their part but the recent signing of Troy Tulowitzki to an extension at almost 20 million per season has to concern the Reds.