Monthly Archives: February 2009

Better Late than Never: Twins Sign Crede

It’s about damn time. After sitting idle for most of the offseason, the Minnesota Twins finally addressed the most glaring hole on the team’s roster by inking former White Sox third baseman Joe Crede to an incentive-laden, one-year contract. According … Continue reading

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Mat Gamel: the Future is Now (or Never)

On Friday the Milwaukee Brewers announced that third baseman Bill Hall has a partial tear in his left calf and will be sidelined for four to six weeks. Four to six weeks would cover the majority of Spring Training, putting … Continue reading

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Salvaging the Dodgers’ Offseason

Step one: end negotiations with Manny Ramirez. Step two: sign Orlando Hudson and before the ink has even dried on that contract, sign an outfielder with some pop, perhaps Ken Griffey or Garret Anderson. The Dodgers’ offseason has been, for … Continue reading

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It’s a Dunn Deal

It finally happened. Adam Dunn, he of the five consecutive 40-homer seasons, has found a new home in Washington DC.   Dunn reportedly signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Nationals, presumably to play first base and hit cleanup … Continue reading

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Angels Adding Abreu?!

According to reports, the Los Angeles Angels are nearing a one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Bobby Abreu. If these rumors prove to be true this will be a win-win-win for all parties. Bobby Abreu would gain a chance to join … Continue reading

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Top Five Under-the-Radar Signings

This offseason has been one unlike any other in recent memory. Tons of talent was available via free-agency, but most teams were in penny-pinching mode. As a result, numerous superstars and role-players remain unsigned with the countdown to Spring Training … Continue reading

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Five Burning Questions for ’09

The 2008 Twins weren’t expected to be competitive, let alone be in the mix to win the AL Central which had been deemed a two-team race between the Indians and Tigers long before pitchers and catchers even thought about reporting. … Continue reading

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