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Wednesday February 16, 2011 Day in Review

February 16, 2011

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

http://www.jsonline.com/

Delmon Young Avoids Salary Arbitration with Twins

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=2011

Placido Polanco Feels Big Difference in Surgically Repaired Elbow

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phi

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

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/2011/02/je

Scott Podsednik Signs Minor League Deal with Blue Jays

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dodgers/2011

Orlando Cabrera Finalizes Deal with Indians

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=2

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

http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2011/02/16

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Bryce Harper Reportedly Moving to Centerfield

February 12, 2011

According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper is expected to play center field the bulk of the time in the minors.

With Jayson Werth signed to a long-term deal and slated to start in right field this is not a major surprise.

Harper primarily played catcher before being drafted.  It is widely speculated that his switch from catcher to outfielder will get him to the majors faster.

Harper is the most hyped minor league position player since Alex Rodriguez. It will be very interesting to see how he performs in his first full season in professional baseball.

Afternoon Update for 2/10/11

February 10, 2011

Josh Hamilton Signs Two-Year Deal with Rangers, Avoids Arbitration

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/texas-rangers/he

I think this is a very good move for the Rangers locking up Hamilton for the next 2-years for a very reasonable $12 million per season.

Are Twins Willing to trade Francisco Liriano to Yankees?

http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/115676604.html

Mariners Unlikely for Destination for Michael Young.

http://twitter.com/#!/jonmorosi/status/35743135665631232

Young and the Rangers seem destined for an unhappy marriage in 2011 as more and more teams fall off the list of possible trade destinations.

Jered Weaver Loses Salary Arbitration Hearing to Angels

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/02/angels-pitcher-

I was wrong on this one. I really thought Weaver had posted numbers that would convince the arbiter his $8.8 million request was justified.

Orlando Cabrera to Sign with Indians

http://twitter.com/#!/SI_JonHeyman/status/35776047739834368

Stephen Strasburg Begins Throwing

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2011-02-10/str

Friday, February 4, 2011 Day in Review

February 4, 2011

Andy Pettitte Announces Retirement

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basebal

Vladimir Guerrero 1-Year $8 Million Deal with Orioles

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/schmuck/2011/0

Michael Young to Rockies Trade Rumors

http://rangersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/

Cubs Working on Long-Term Extension with Carlos Marmol

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/3096/cu

Brewers Not Close on Extension with Rickie Weeks

http://twitter.com/#!/Haudricourt/status/3363400

Mariners Sign Gabe Gross to Minor League Deal

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/mariners/2014

Yankees Sign Eric Chavez and Ronnie Belliard to Minor League Deals

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/news/stor

Cardinals Sign Jim Edmonds to Minor League Deal

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110204&

Nationals Sign Three to Minor League Deals

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/nationalsjour

Dodgers Sign Ron Mahay to Minor League Deal

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dodgers/2011/02/d

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Day in Review

February 2, 2011

New York Mets Looked into Trading Carlos Beltran to Angels.

http://nymag.com/daily/sport

Hong-Chih Kuo Agrees to 1-Year $2.75 Million Contract with Dodgers

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dodgers/20

Jermaine Dye Says he Won’t Accept Minor League Deal for 2011

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/jerma

Rays Sign Felipe Lopez to Minor League Deal

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/feb/02

Yankees Acquire Justin Maxwell from Nationals

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/a

Dodgers Sign Merkin Valdez to Minor League Deal

http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/dodger-thoughts

Red Sox Sign 4 Players to Minor League Deals

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=201

Astros Sign 4 Players to Minor League Deals

http://houston.astros.mlb.com/news/article.j

 

Sunday January 30, 2011 Day in Review

January 30, 2011

Rickie Weeks Doesn’t Want to Negotiate Contract Extension Once Spring Training Begins.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/114900454.html

Brewers Making Progress in Contract Talks with Shaun Marcum

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/114896659.html

Marlins Reportedly Interested in Eric Chavez and Matt Dominguez

http://twitter.com/#!/joecapMARLINS/status/31753327003836417

Justin Duchscherer Reportedly Narrows Teams to Orioles and Nationals

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/nationalsj

Rangers Sign Dave Bush to Minor League Deal with Spring Training Invite

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/texas-rangers/2

Rafael Betancourt Agrees to 2-Year $8 million Contract Extension with Rockies

http://www.insidetherockies.com/2011/01/30/report

Saturday January 29, 2011 Day in Review

January 29, 2011

Albert Pujols Will Reportedly Veto Any Trade in 2011

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove10/column

Troy Glaus will Reportedly Sit Out Start of 2011 Season

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/rosen

Jim Edmonds Expected to Retire

http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2011/01

Baltimore Orioles Reportedly Made Best and Final Offer to Vladimir Guerrero

http://twitter.com/#!/Buster_ESPN/status/31365305984876544

Bryce Harper Aiming for September Call Up

http://www.masnsports.com/the_goessling_gam

Mark Teahen Determined to Reclaim Starting Job with White Sox

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110127&con

Indians, Royals and Yankees Reportedly Interested in Kevin Millwood

http://twitter.com/#!/SI_JonHeyman/status/31369099648962560

Rays Finalize $2.6 Million Deal With Kyle Farnsworth

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/baseball/rays/t

Jason Isringhausen to Throw for Reds in Arizona

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110129/SPT04/101

Mike Napoli Signs $5.8 Million Extension with Texas Rangers

http://rangersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/01/

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

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110129&content_id=1

Reds Reportedly Near Deal with Edinson Volquez

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110129/SPT04/1013003

Rodrigo Lopez Reportedly Considering Offers from Rockies, Mets and Braves

http://twitter.com/#!/jaysonst/status/31471815519903744

Wednesday January 26, 2011 Day in Review

January 26, 2011

Rocco Baldelli Announces Retirement

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/baseball/rays/illn

Nationals Trying to Trade for Grady Sizemore and Fausto Carmona ?

http://www.federalbaseball.com/2011/1/25/1955940/an-sb-nation-conversation-w

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

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional

Colorado Rockies Interested in David Bush and Rodrigo Lopez?

http://mlbbuzz.yardbarker.com/blog/mlbbuzz/rock

Mike Maroth Retires

http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/01/25/11/

New York Yankees Sign Bartolo Colon to Minor League Deal

http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2011/01/

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

http://proxy.espn.go.com/blog/new-york/mets/post/_/

Johnny Cueto Avoids Aribtration Signs 4 Year Deal with Reds

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110120&c

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

http://www.nesn.com/2011/01/report-yankees-set-to-

Los Angeles Angels and Jared Weaver Open Contract Extension Talks.

http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/news

John Maine Throwing Bullpen Sessions Hoping for 2011 Contract Offers

http://twitter.com/#!/Ken_Rosenthal/status/30459779239383040

Cubs and Nationals Out on Brandon Webb.

December 26, 2010

Jayson Stark of ESPN.com 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.

 

Carl Pavano to Decide on Team Soon?

December 25, 2010

Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that the Nationals are still in the running to sign Carl Pavano.

He anticipates Pavano signing with a team shortly after the holiday season.

Pavano has been linked to the Nationals and Twins. He had been linked with the Brewers before they acquired Zack Greinke.

Pavano is coming off a successful season in 2010 with 17 wins and a 3.75 ERA for the American League Central winning Twins.

Pavano is rumored to looking for a deal in the 3 year $30 million range.