Category Archives: Free Agency

Eddie Guardado Released by Washington. Is a Minnesota Homecoming Next?

Eddie Guardado, known largely for piling up strikeouts, was given his walking papers today. The Washington Nationals released the veteran Southpaw after two less-than-stellar exhibition performances. Guardado posted an ERA of 18.00 in just two innings of work this spring. … Continue reading

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Seven Suitors for Free Agent Second Baseman Felipe Lopez

It shouldn’t be like this. For Felipe Lopez, coming off a career year, it simply shouldn’t be like this. Lopez, 29, is coming off an incredible season in which he split time between Arizona and Milwaukee. On the whole Lopez … Continue reading

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Orlando Hudson, Minnesota Twins Agree on One-Year Pact

Twins fans, feel free to take a minute to pinch yourselves. Shocking as it may seem the Twins actually signed free agent second baseman Orlando Hudson. The deal is for one-year and is worth $5 million. There are no additional … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Free Agency, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Nick Punto, Orlando Hudson | 5 Comments

Why the Minnesota Twins Need to Go All-In for Orlando Hudson

The Minnesota Twins currently have a good team. Orlando Hudson could make them great. As it stands right now—two full months before Opening Day—the Twins are the favorite in the American League Central. The club is returning the majority of … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins Reach Ten-Year Extension (or Maybe Not)

Joe Mauer has made it clear that he’d love to stay with the Twins for the foreseeable future. Earlier this afternoon WCCO-TV of Minneapolis/St. Paul reported that the ballclub had granted that wish by reaching a preliminary agree on a … Continue reading

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Minnesota Inks Twins-Killer Jim Thome, but is he the Best Fit?

Jim Thome is a member of the Minnesota Twins. Five years ago, those words would have me jumping up and down, screaming like a madman, and laying claim to the Twins’ inevitable American League pennant. The problem is that five … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Delmon Young, Free Agency, Jason Kubel, Jim Thome, Minnesota Twins, MLB | 2 Comments

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

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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