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  1. DBurchHero

    DBurchHero Ninja Cashman Staff Member Administrator

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    Everything here unless it is a big name like Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes, etc, then they deserve their own threads!
     
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    Dodgers Make A Couple Deals






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    ^ for some reason I find that hilarious. Mariners will pay for anyone to take Figgins--easily the worst signing in team history--away from them.
     
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    DBurchHero Ninja Cashman Staff Member Administrator

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    if he'd ride the bench and the Mariners wanna spend 15 million bucks.. Id almost wanna do it. Figgins could be better then anything we have had on the bench and its not like he has earned a starting job elsewhere.
     
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    ^ Actually a little "utility" might be what he needs to wake up his career again, to be honest. I think there should be a lot of interest in him...
     
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    Im serious dude. I would love him. His bat has been lacking but his fielding really hasnt been all that terrible.
     
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    ^ Me too. BUT I wouldn't want to expense Nunez for Figgins. If we could have both, that's what I'd want...
     
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    Well we both know if the Mariners are going to, or seem willing to, eat 15 million of a 17 million dollar contract then surely they wont ask for much in return besides prospects. I dont think we would give up Nunez. More like Laird imo...
     
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    By Dan Mennella [November 17 at 5:33pm CST]
    The Rays are close to signing catcher Jose Molina to a one-year contract with an option for 2013, Major League sources tell Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com.
    Molina, 36, is a 12-year veteran who spent the past four-plus seasons in the AL East with the Yankees and Blue Jays as a backup. A defense-first catcher (redundant, I know), Molina is a career .241/.286/.344 hitter, although he posted a .281/.342/.415 line in 2011 with Toronto, albeit in 191 plate appearances.
    The Rays went with a catching platoon in 2011, divvying up playing time pretty evenly between Kelly Shoppach and John Jaso. Shoppach, a free agent, will presumably sign elsewhere this offseason, according to Morosi, so Molina could perhaps take his place in that time-share, barring any other moves by Tampa Bay for a catcher.
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    By Mike Axisa [November 17 at 11:35am CST]
    The Tigers and Gerald Laird have agreed to a one-year contract, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The deal is still pending a physical.
    Laird, 32, spent the 2009-2010 seasons in Detroit after coming over in a trade with the Rangers. He hit just .232/.302/.358 in 108 plate appearances with the World Series Champion Cardinals this past season, throwing out just four of 20 attempted basestealers. The move allows the Tigers to use Victor Martinez as a full-time DH.
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    ^ You know, I hate having Molina on the Rays. That's just going to make those bastards a better pitching staff...
     
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    Totally agreed.
     
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    Hopefully the Rays are too stupid to just put him back there every day, and give that Jaso kid a lot of starts.
     
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    Ditto. Any Molina improves the staff...
     
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    It wasn't that long ago that Figgins was a serious lead off batting threat, good speed on bases, good utility fielder AND hit about .300 with the Angels for 5 out of 8 years. He must not like the gray skies and rain in Seattle. I'd have to say that he's way better than a .239 hitter but not worth anywhere near $15-$17M. The Dodgers could do worse.
     
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    A lot of pressure trying to justify those big bucks you're suddenly being paid -- a la Werth and Crawford.
     
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    So true... You gotta play for the love of the game... and stop thinking like an agent all the time...
     
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    absolutely agree.
    unfortunately, money sometimes has a way of changing people's goals/priorities...
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