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Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times tweets "Cubs exercise Ramirez's $16M option for '12. Ramirez informs club he'll decline. Cubs secure sup.draft pick comp." @cst_cubs
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Buster Onley of ESPN reports that the Yankees made an offer to C.C. Sabathia to prevent him from option out of his contract. "We believe it is a very fair offer,'' a Yankee executive said. "But we haven't heard anything back yet.'' Sabathia has a clause in his contract that allowed him to opt out...
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Jon Heyman tweets "Cc sabathia is planning to opt out of his yankees contract by the monday night deadline, making him a free agent" @SI_JonHeyman
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Nick Piecoro tweets "Both Bloomquist & Blanco have mutual options they'll need to exercise. Team expected to exercise their half of deals." @nickpiecoro
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October 27, 2004 is a date that is ingrained in my memory, not just because it was the day the Boston Red Sox broke the supposed "curse" by winning the World Series. It was the day my father passed away. Those 2 events are not totally unrelated, though. I became a Cubs fan because of my father. It...
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Mickey Koke of TTFBaseball asks Why the Padres should trade Chase now
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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York makes the case that Jose Reyes is ready to take over as the Mets shortstop.
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Ken Rosenthal tweets "Sources: DiPoto to be named #Angels GM. #MLB" - @Ken_Rosenthal
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Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that Marlins president, David Samson, will increase payroll in 2012 and that Hanley Ramirez is the starting shortstop. "They are moving into their new ballpark in 2012, and the expectations for the franchise are high. Payroll also is going up from the $58...
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Joe Strauss of Stl Today reports that "Barring an eleventh-hour change of heart, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is expected to announce his decision to return to the club for a 17th season within several days of the World Series' final out. The composition of his coaching staff may be slightly...
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Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer asks the reader to take a step back and "Pretend that Grady Sizemore never spent his career with the Indians, that his career had been spent with the Kansas City Royals." and makes a case that the Indians should focus their payroll on a safer bet. - cleveland.com
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Jon Heyman tweets "Hearing #redsox may make play for beltran. #giants will be in, too." @SI_JonHeyman The Giants desperatly need help with their lineup.  They thought Beltran would provide that spark and he failed to do so.  Maybe he is more comfortable in San Francisco now.
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New York Daily News reports that "Nick Swisher seems set for a return to the Bronx next year after a baseball executive familiar with the Yankees' thinking said Thursday the team would “probably pick up” Swisher’s contract option. Triggering Swisher’s $10.25 million option would likely mean that...
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The Tigers have announced that they have exercised the club option on closer, Jose Valverde, who finished the season with a 2.24 ERA. 49 saves in 49 opportunities.  Valverde will make $9M in 2012.
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Rizzo: Nationals Scouted Yu Darvish General manager Mike Rizzo has acknowledged that the Nationals scouted right-hander Yu Darvish several times this year. - MLB Read more.
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