Charlie Scrabbles

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Bartolo Colon drawing interest from Mets, Orioles

The Orioles would like to add starting pitching, and they appear to be interested in the ageless Bartolo Colon. Ditto for the Mets.

Winter Meetings open thread

Grab a snack and yak back atcha Mac somethin' all about the Winter Meetings.

Masahiro Tanaka could stay in Japan

Tanaka's current team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, could choose not to post him now due to the changes in the posting system.

Mujica, Red Sox agree to 2-year, $9.5 million deal

The Red Sox have signed reliever Edward Mujica to a 2-year, $9.5 million deal.

Brewers and Royals swap Aoki and Smith

The Brewers have traded versatile outfielder Norichika Aoki to the Royals in exchange for left-handed pitcher Will Smith.

Curtis Granderson, Mets intensify negotiations

Curtis Granderson appears one step closer to making the move to Queens.

M's may prefer Choo and Morales to Cano

The Mariners aren't against spending buckets of money this offseason, but they may prefer quantity over quality. They could prefer to sign Shin-Soo Choo and Kendrys Morales rather than Robinson Cano.

Sox working to retain Drew and Napoli

In the wake of Jacoby Ellsbury defecting to the rival Yankees, the Red Sox are working hard to make sure they don't lose Stephen Drew and Mike Napoli, as well.

NPB, MLB reach basic agreement on posting system

The new agreement between NPB and MLB will cap posting fees at $20 million as soon the details are sorted out.

Yanks can only avoid tax if A-Rod is supspended

It looks like the Yankees can only keep their payroll under $189 million and avoid the luxury tax if Alex Rodriguez's suspension is upheld.

Arencibia on the block after Jays sign Navarro

The Blue Jays are looking to trade J.P. Arencibia now that they have Dioner Navarro in the fold.

Non-tender deadline: Potentional candidates

The deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players is Monday night at 11:59 pm ET. Here's a list of players who could wake up on the free agent market tomorrow morning.

Astros, Castro have yet to discuss extension

The Houston Astros have yet to reach out to their All-Star catcher to talk contract extension, but they likely will soon.

Jays, Navarro agree on two-year deal

The Blue Jays have reportedly signed catcher Dioner Navarro to a two-year deal worth $8 million, pending a physical.

Pirates get Stewart for PTBNL

The Pirates have acquired Chris Stewart from the Yankees for a PTBNL.

Non-tender deadline: Bailey among those on bubble

The non-tender deadline is Monday night at 11:59 pm EDT.

Goin' Shoppin': What the Kinsler/Prince deal means


Reds reportedly sign Schumaker to 2-year, $5M deal

Reds get Skip Schumaker and I don't like that.

Why the Reds should trade Devin Mesoraco

Or: the ignorance of valuing the Tools of Ignorance



SBN GM Sim: Y2

Sports Blog Nation's General Manager Simulation: Year Two - ALBLY

This Week in JPEGs Tournament: Match 9

Our tournament of JPEGs is turning into a torment of JPEGs.

I really hate this World Series game thread

Last night was kinda fun, but I'm afraid the devil will kick in any time now.

This Week in JPEGs Tournament: Match 8


World Gone Wrong Series Game Thread

If you wanna hatewatch, hatewatch with us!

This Week in JPEGs Tournament: Match 7

Because the World Series is cancelled, we are now contractually obligated to do this.

This Week in JPEGs Tournament: Match 6

This always makes me think of Take Me Out to the Ballgame but instead of peanuts and cracker jacks they are selling tripe.

Go Dodgers Wooooooo game thread

The Dodgers are trying to stay alive against the Buttfaces

This Week in JPEGs Tournament: Match 5

Self-indulgent? And how!

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