Ryan Dempster to the Rangers

After all the speculation and rumors, the Ryan Dempster saga is over. He is officially a Texas Ranger. This should set the Rangers apart as they were the best team in the AL West, and the addition of a top line starter puts them head and shoulders ahead of the Angels and A’s.  

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Mike Fontenot to sign minors deal with Phils – Mike Fontenot | SF Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio reports that Mike Fontenot will sign a minor league contract with the Phillies. Chipper Jones (knee) scratched from lineup – Chipper Jones | ATL Chipper Jones was scratched from Friday’s lineup due to swelling [...]

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Reds, Phillips could have deal within week – Brandon Phillips | CIN Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Thursday that he’s confident a contract extension for Brandon Phillips will be done in a week. Torres (calf) to be placed on disabled list – Andres Torres | NYM Andres Torres (calf) confirmed that he will be [...]

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Morse (lat) cleared for baseball activites – Michael Morse | WAS Michael Morse was cleared for baseball activities after a sonogram showed healing with his trained right lat. Brian Wilson scratched from appearance Wed. – Brian Wilson | SF Brian Wilson was scratched from a scheduled appearance in Wednesday’s Cactus League game. X-rays negative on [...]

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Neftali Feliz exits with shoulder stiffness – Neftali Feliz | TEX Neftali Feliz left Tuesday’s start against the Cubs after three shutout innings due to right shoulder stiffness. Wright (abdominal) could play this weekend – David Wright | NYM Mets manager Terry Collins hopes to have David Wright (abdominal strain) in the lineup as soon [...]

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Saunders to have precautionary X-rays on leg – Joe Saunders | ARZ Joe Saunders will be sent for precautionary X-rays after taking a line drive off his lower left leg during Monday’s start against the Indians. Report: Jays still in pursuit of Gavin Floyd – Gavin Floyd | CWS According to FOX Sports’ Jon Paul [...]

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Tigers hit nine homers in drubbing of Braves – Ryan Raburn | DET Ryan Raburn hit two of the Tigers’ nine homers Sunday as Detroit steamrolled Atlanta 18-3. Hart (knee) may miss start of regular season – Corey Hart | MLW Corey Hart will require arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is out 3-4 [...]

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No update between Nationals, Zimmerman – Ryan Zimmerman | WAS Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com suggests that an extension between the Nationals and Ryan Zimmerman could still get done in the near future, despite the club’s decision to forgo his self-imposed deadline. Adam Wainwright (elbow) throws BP on Friday – Adam Wainwright | STL Adam Wainwright [...]

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Athletics could ink Manny Ramirez within days – Manny Ramirez | TB Janie McCauley of the Associated Press reports that the Athletics are still pursuing Manny Ramirez. Santana: bullpen session ‘felt really good’ – Johan Santana | NYM Johan Santana (shoulder) said he "felt really good" during a bullpen session Friday. Yankees/Pirates complete A.J. Burnett [...]

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2012 National League Closer Rankings

1. Craig Kimbrel ATL – Fantastic Rookie Season that saw Kimbrel notch 46 saves while striking out 127 batters in 77 innings.  Only concern is how good his set-up man Jonny Venters is if Kimbrel were to falter.  But there is no other closer I’d rather have on my 2012 fantasy team then Kimbrel, so [...]

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