Monthly Archives: July 2009

Victor Martinez: Trade Winds are Blowing (from the East)

Bob Dylan’s classic ballad “The Times They Are A-Changin’” rings true for many people, especially Cleveland Indians fans. In Cleveland, the times sure are a-changin’. Unfortunately, the changes are not for the better. Two years ago, the Indians were one … Continue reading

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B.J. Ryan: A Gamble Worth Taking

The Toronto Blue Jays released former closer B.J. Ryan prior to Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. As a result, the two-time All-Star is now a free-agent and can be signed for a prorated portion of the league minimum … Continue reading

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Game On: The Roy Halladay Sweepstakes Has Officially Begun

Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. Children of all ages. Step up, step right up! The Roy Halladay Sweepstakes has officially begun!! According to comments from Toronto Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi at CBS Sportsline, the team is officially … Continue reading

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Scott Hairston: Movin’ on Up (the Coast)

In an attempt to add some power to an otherwise lackluster lineup, the Oakland Athletics traded two minor leaguers to acquire Scott Hairston from the San Diego Padres today. Hairston was hitting .299 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI … Continue reading

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The All-Snubbed Team

As is the case every season, the official announcement of the rosters for the All-Star game has created some controversy. The fans and players votes have been tallied and some glaring omissions need to be mentioned. So without further adieu, … Continue reading

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Delmon Young: An Argument For Patience

Buy low and sell high. This may be the oldest cliché when it comes to investments, but it is also one of the most accurate. The Minnesota Twins missed that memo when they bought high by trading for Delmon Young … Continue reading

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