Monthly Archives: December 2009

Joe Mauer Tops Minnesota Twins All-Decade Team

As the first decade of the 2000s comes to a close, it seems like a fine time for a little reflection. The Twins have arguably been one of baseball’s best franchises during the past decade. Largely under the watch of … Continue reading

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Juan Pierre Traded to the Chicago White Sox

Juan Pierre is a free man. After two long seasons, Pierre’s stint as baseball’s best fourth outfielder is presumably over. The Chicago White Sox have reportedly acquired the slap-hitting sensation from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for two minor … Continue reading

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Mike Cameron Signs with Boston and Ends the Jason Bay Era

Jason Bay? Nope. Matt Holliday? Pass. The Boston Red Sox balked at the sticker price on the two marquee left fielders on the market and went a different route by reportedly signing veteran center fielder Mike Cameron. The signing—which is … Continue reading

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John Lackey to Sign with the Boston Red Sox

The never-ending game of one-upmanship continues. The Boston Red Sox are reportedly on the verge of inking the top pitcher on the market, John Lackey, to a five-year, $85 million contract. Reports out of Boston claim that Lackey took a … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins: Non-Tenders Provide New Free Agent Targets

Minnesota Twins general manager Bill Smith just got a reprieve. After sitting idly by and watching a number of the club’s offseason targets sign elsewhere in the past two weeks, Smith now has a second chance at making some major … Continue reading

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MLB’s Winter Meetings: Winners and Losers

Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings have officially come to a close. What we saw this week was a lot of talking and very little action from most teams, but a few intrepid general managers forged headlong into the free agent … Continue reading

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Rich Harden Signs with the Texas Rangers

The (AL) West just got wilder. Rich Harden has reportedly signed a one-year deal, worth a guaranteed $7.5 million, with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers will pay him $6.5 million in a base salary for 2010, plus $2.5 million in … Continue reading

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