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MLB Extra Innings

I'm strongly considering getting the MLB Extra Innings package through Charter this year.  I know that, for reasons that are unexplainable by mere mortals, it is not possible to choose your...

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It's Not So Bad; Or, How Aaron Laffey Potentially Rescued the Season

To get the obvious out of the way, it sucks big time that the Indians now have to win a game 7 to avoid the defeat that Fox, MLB, and the MSM has been yearning for.  And, yes, the Sox have all of...

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Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

In a dazzling bit of dissembling that would make George Costanza proud, Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi has admitted that the team lied about BJ Ryan's injury during spring training.  In essence, Ryan...

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Baseball Prospectus on Max Ramirez

Nate Silver at BP Unfiltered has a post  about Max Ramirez.  He is basically unimpressed by Ramirez, noting that much of his value is inflated by a high walk rate, which may have more to do with...

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Jeff Weaver to Mariners, 1 year/$8.324 Million!!??!!???!!!

This here is just absurd.  It was clear after the Vidro and Soriano fiascos that no more proof was needed as to Bill Bavasi's descent to the lowest rung of competence; but just in case anyone...

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Foulke to Sign for $5 Million, $2 Million in Incentives

Hoynes is reporting that Keith Foulke passed his physical and that the Indians will sign him to a 1-year, $5 million contract with an additional $2 million in incentives. Also, there will be a...

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Indians Close to Signing Foulke

This article was linked to by mjmarble in the Foulke post on the main page.  Not too much new here, but the fact that confirmation that a deal is close is appearing on the Indians' website lends...

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Pluto on Mike Gonzalez

An interesting note in Terry Pluto's column today.  The Indians inquired about Mike Gonzalez, but the Pirates wanted Victor Martinez back.  They then planned to move him permanently to first.  Now...

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Borowski Close to Signing

Indians.com is reporting that the Indians are close to finalizing a one-year deal with Joe Borowski, contingent on him passing a physical tomorrow:I must admit that I'd prefer Foulke, even if it...

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Igawa Bid at $25 Million

Sports Illustrated is reporting that the winning bid for Igawa was $25 million: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/baseball/mlb/11/28/igawa.bid/index.htmlThis for a guy that one scout was...

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A Gaggle of Words I Never Imagined Being Arranged in Exactly this Way

"Angels sign Gary Matthews Jr. for $50 million"http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6198342According to Rosenthal:"In yet another eye-popping free-agent signing, the Angels have reached agreement...

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Crappy Utility Infielders Don't Die; They Sign with the Rangers

Per Rotoworld: "Rangers signed infielder Ramon Vazquez to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training."This brings up an interesting question: has there been, in recent memory, a...

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Blake Activated from DL, Gutz. Down

ESPN is reporting that Blake has been activated from the DL and that Gutz. has been sent back down.  I'm not crazy about the sending Gutz. up and back so much, especially given that he appears to...

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New Baseball Prospectus Notebook Up

BP has its new Indians notebook up: This edition features a very intereting discussion of the Indians' defensive problems. In short, they confirm what we all know: the defense has been horrific and...

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The Proven Veteran; Or, How the Indians Lost the Central

Well, it appears that all of our handwringing about the horrors of Jason Johnson, Guillermo Mota, and Scott Sauerbeck is for naught.  For, you see, these guys are all Proven Veterans (PV).  Eric...

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Tadano Traded to Oakland

This from Rotoworld:"Athletics acquired RHP Kazuhito Tadano from the Indians for outfielder Ramon Alvarado."They note that Alvarado played rookie ball last year and was one the A's better long-term...

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Belliard in Winter League Championship

Ok, so I'm watching the Winter league championship series between Mexico and the Dominican Republic on YES.  Ronnie Belliard is playing second base for the DR.  He is looking very, um...thick....

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Today's the Day on Crisp Trade?

Hoynes is reporting that today could be the end of the Crisp trade saga.  The Indians want Marte, Mota, Shoppach, and Delcarmen for Coco, Riske, and Bard.  The Red Sox said no to including...

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1997 Playoffs Question

Does anybody remember what happened to Bip Roberts as the Indians were making their run through the playoffs in 1997?  As I recall (vaguely), he had a nice 3 or 4 week run after being acquired at...

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