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Fangraphs makes that case the Andrew Brackman was the most expensive draft bust in baseball history.  The Yankees cut ties with the 1st round draft pick yesterday.
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Jack Magruder tweets #Dbacks McDonald gets two-years at $1.5 million per year. Manager Gibson loves his attitude ... and his glove. @JackMagruder
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Joe Pawlikowski of riveraveblues suggests, although unlikely, the Yankees could trade Jesus Montero to strengthen their pitching staff.  Scouring potential trade partners, Pawlikowski came up with three names that might make sense, Latos, Garcia, and Zimmermann.
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Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork reports that the Yankees are not interested in Roy Oswalt.  Although the Yankees plan to target pitching, they are worried about Oswalt's injury history. - ESPN
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Peter Gammons made his weekly appearance on on WEEI's Mut & Merloni show on  Wednesday. Gammons commented on what the Red Sox could get from the Cubs in compensation since they've missed the deadline.  "I actually talked to Bud Selig yesterday and he said he thought that he needed to...
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     November 1, 2011 was the set date by Bud Selig for the deadline of the compensation deal between the Sox and Theo Epstein. As we all know that deadline came, passed, and was extended for another week. What is the issue here? These talks have dated back to August, do not...
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Joe Capozza of Palm Beach Post reports that the Marlins will increase their payroll to at least $85 million. "It's an exciting time for the organization and ballclub. We're going to be able to look into some areas that maybe we've been a little bit restricted (in the past),' Beinfest, the Marlins...
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Fan graphs has posted it's top 50 free agents.
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  John Kreger tweets that "Creditable sources inform me that #Braves P Derek Lowe is being informed as we speak that he has been traded to the #Indians" @JohnKreger CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler  reports that "Lowe is set to make $15 million in 2011, but Knobler has learned that the...
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Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune reporter that "Selig believes Cubs-Red Sox dispute will come to him" and the clubs have till Nov. 1 to resolve compensation for Epstein on their own. - Chicago Tribune
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Roger Ruben of New York Daily News reports that "Nathan expresses interest in being closer for NY Mets" - nydailynews
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Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets are content to let other teams set the market for Reyes.  Martino states that the Mets will still make an effort to keep the star shortstop. - nydailynews
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Atlanta Braves tweeted "The Braves have picked up the Club option on Eric Hinske and have declined the option on Nate McLouth." @Braves
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Cleveland Indians tweet "#Indians today exercised the 2012 club option on Fausto Carmona. Also declined '12 option on Grady Sizemore,who is now free agent eligible" @tribeinsider
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Jim Armstrong tweets "Rox Aaron Cook hits free agency after option declined, 'but" @jim_armstrong
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