Monthly Archives: December 2009

Miguel Sano Officially Signs with the Minnesota Twins

It’s official…finally. More than two months after initially agreeing on a deal with a $3.15 million bonus, Miguel Sano is officially a member of the Minnesota Twins organization. Sano’s application for a work visa was approved Friday by the U.S. Consulate in … Continue reading

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2010 All-Free Agent Team – National League

This year 171 players filed for free agency. Of the 171 total free agents, 99 are from the National League and 72 are from the American League. Unlike last year’s class of free agents, only a select few in this … Continue reading

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Marco Scutaro Signs with the Boston Red Sox

Talk about anticlimactic. Smart, but anticlimactic. In a move that was pretty much set in stone a week ago, the Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with Marco Scutaro. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the deal … Continue reading

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Atlanta Braves on a Warpath: Club Bolsters Bullpen, Turns Attention to Big Bats

Atlanta is at it again. Just a day after acquiring Billy Wagner to serve as the club’s new closer, the Braves have reportedly signed free agent reliever Takashi Saito to a one-year deal. According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports, Saito’s … Continue reading

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Placido Polanco Signs with the Philadelphia Phillies

Placido Polanco is coming back to Philly. After spending four and a half years in Detroit, the Phillies have reportedly signed the 34-year-old to take over as the club’s everyday third baseman. The contract is believed to be a three-year, … Continue reading

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2010 All-Free Agent Team – American League

This year 171 players filed for free agency. Of the 171 total free agents, 72 are from the American League and 99 are from the National League. Unlike last year’s class of free agents, only a select few in this … Continue reading

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MLB Arbitration Rundown: Who’s Staying, Who’s Going?!

This year 23 free agents were offered arbitration. Of those 23, ten are Type A free agents and thirteen are Type B. Teams that sign a Type A free agent will lose their first-round pick—if that club finished in the … Continue reading

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Billy Wagner Signs with the Atlanta Braves

That didn’t take long. Just hours after the deadline for teams to offer arbitration, the Atlanta Braves have reportedly signed free agent closer Billy Wagner to a one-year deal. The deal is reportedly worth $7 million and has a $6.5 … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Free Agent Targets Become Clearer Following Arbitration Deadline

Twins general manager Bill Smith had better have the Pohlad’s checkbook ready. As Tuesday night’s 11 p.m. deadline for teams to offer arbitration came and went, it officially sounded the real opening bell on free agency. Don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading

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Carl Pavano Receives Arbitration Offer from Minnesota

The Twins have reportedly offered Carl Pavano arbitration. Minnesota had until Tuesday’s 11 p.m. deadline to offer the right hander arbitration for next season, but chose to do so early. The decision makes sense as Pavano qualifies as a Type … Continue reading

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Dustin Pedroia May Play Shortstop for Red Sox

  The Red Sox may no longer need a shortstop.   Just one day after I went on a lengthy diatribe regarding Boston’s inability to find a suitable shortstop, the club has reportedly found a solution.   The solution is … Continue reading

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