Monthly Archives: January 2010

Is Johnny Damon a Fit for the Seattle Mariners?

Johnny Damon is a popular subject lately, but not for good reasons. It’s nearly February and Damon, coming off a very solid season, is finding his pool of potential suitors to be very, very shallow. It was long assumed that … Continue reading

Posted in AL West, American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Free Agency, Johnny Damon, MLB, Seattle Mariners | 1 Comment

Minnesota Twins: Five Free Agent Options at the Keystone Corner

The Minnesota Twins need to improve the infield. The club is set at first base and shortstop with Justin Morneau and J.J. Hardy, respectively. Second base and third base, however, are both wide-open. Nick Punto figures to be guaranteed a … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Kennedy, AL Central, American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Felipe Lopez, Free Agency, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Nick Punto, Orlando Cabrera, Orlando Hudson, Ronnie Belliard | Leave a comment

Curt Schilling Hints at Potential Comeback

Curt Schilling may be on the comeback trail. Schilling, who hasn’t pitched in the Majors since Game 2 of the 2007 World Series, hinted as much with this ambiguous tweet earlier today: “Working out again…..not sure I can add anything … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins: Offseason Options and Fans’ Optimism Dwindling Fast

Fans of the Minnesota Twins tend to be a nervous bunch. This is largely due to years of inactivity, false hope, and empty promises from the front office. It seems that every year we’re given a decry that implies “this … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Baseball, Ben Sheets, Bill Smith, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Felipe Lopez, Free Agency, Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Orlando Hudson, Ranting | 1 Comment

Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Orioles Set for Reunion

Miguel Tejada is headed back to Baltimore. The six-time All-Star has agreed on a one-year deal with the Orioles. The deal, which is currently pending a physical, was confirmed by Tejada during a phone interview with the Associated Press on … Continue reading

Posted in AL East, American League, Awards, Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Free Agency, Houston Astros, Miguel Tejada, MLB, MVP | 3 Comments

New York Mets Acquire Gary Matthews Jr.

It took a while, but Gary Matthews Jr. finally got his wish. Matthews, 35, has reportedly been traded to the New York Mets in exchange for a yet-to-be named “low salaried pitcher” off the big league roster. Matthews’ former team, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins Debate: Johnny Damon vs Eric Byrnes

“The Minnesota Twins should sign Eric Byrnes.” That was the general thesis statement of the article I wrote yesterday. In reaction to that article, the fine folks at “Baseball Musings” posed a good question. “Why Byrnes if you could sign … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Eric Byrnes, Johnny Damon, Minnesota Twins, MLB | 1 Comment

Joel Pineiro Signs with the Los Angeles Angels

Joe Pineiro is packing his bags for the west coast. Pineiro has reportedly signed a two-year deal worth roughly $16 million with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels suffered a number of free agent losses this offseason, but recouped some … Continue reading

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Is Eric Byrnes an Option for the Minnesota Twins?

Eric Byrnes is officially a free agent and might be exactly what the Twins are looking for this offseason. Byrnes, 33, was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks last Friday when the club signed first baseman Adam LaRoche and … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Eric Byrnes, Free Agency, Minnesota Twins, MLB | 1 Comment

Maybe It’s Just Me: The Bill Smith Inactivity Edition

Maybe it’s just me, but I might hate Bill Smith. I’m not much for hating, but come on, it’s mid-January and all Smith has accomplished this offseason is trading for J.J. Hardy. Now that move was—admittedly—an impressive exploit by Smith … Continue reading

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Florida Marlins Forced to Increase Payroll, Should Fans Increase Expectations?

The Florida Marlins are adding payroll, whether they like it or not. That is the agreement that Major League Baseball and the players’ union have come to after years of watching Marlins’ owner Jeffrey Loria line his pockets with money … Continue reading

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