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Cubs Designate Blake DeWitt for Assignment: Make Room for Adrian Cardenas

The Cubs designated Blake DeWitt for assignment to make room for newly acquired Adrian Cardenas from Oakland.   Dewitt surprisingly had 243 at bats for the Cubs in 2011 and hit a respectable .265 while playing mostly at second base and outfield. Adrian Cardenas is a 24 year old former first round pick who hit .314 […]

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Padres Aquire SP Andrew Cashner from Cubs for 1B Anthony Rizzo

Well, we knew that the Padres acquiring Yonder Alonso was going to affect Anthony Rizzo in some way and now we know exactly how as the Padres and Cubs basically swapped Anthony Rizzo for Andew Cashner.  The trade at least at first seem like a big win for the Cubs who don’t have to drop […]

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2012 National League Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Shortstop

Sleepers:  Catchers – First Base – Second Base – Third Base – Shortstop – Outfielders Dee Gordan SS LAD – Gordan is lightning fast, he could lead the league in steals next year.  Just to give you an idea of how fast he is Michael Bourn who led the league in steals in 2011 had […]

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Padres Trade Latos to Reds for Alonso, Grandal, Volquez and Boxberger

Blockbuster trade the other day with the Padres sending young “Ace” Mat Latos to the Reds for a bunch of top level prospects…. and Edinson Volquez.  The prospects are 1B/OF Yonder Alonso who can rake, Cuban catcher Yasmani Grandal and relief pitcher Brad Boxberger. The trade makes sense for both teams since you would have […]

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Houston Picks Up Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland From Boston

The Astros filled the void that was created when Clint Barmes left for Pittsburgh today by trading for SS/3B Jed Lowrie and SP Kyle Weiland from the Boston Red Sox for their 2011 closer Mark Melancon.  The trade to the Astros means Lowrie will reunite with manager Brad Mills, who was Lowrie’s bench coach with the […]

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Pirates trade for Casey McGehee

The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up third baseman, and Santa Cruz California native Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers today for right handed reliever Jose Veras.  With their acquisition of Aramis Ramirez the Brewers didn’t feel they needed McGehee. The Pirates still don’t really have a solid first basemen other then Garrett Jones who struggles against […]

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Non-Tenders: Ryan Spilborghs COL, Joe Saunders ARZ, Micah Owings ARZ, Hong-Chih Kuo LAD, Koyie Hill CHC

All these players were non-tenured and can become free agents. CHC Koyie Hill C – Geovany Soto is entrenched as the starter and the team could look internally for a backup, with both Welington Castillo and the up-and-coming Steve Clevenger as options. LAD Hong-Chih Kuo RP – Kuo was once a dominating left handed reliever […]

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K-Rod to Stay in Milwaukee After Accepting Brewers Arbitration Offer

Whoops!!! This wasn’t in the plans for Milwaukee.  Francisco (K-Rod) Rodriguez has accepted the Brewers arbitration offer and will stay with the Brewers in 2012.  There must not have been a whole lot of interest in Rodriguez on the open market because I’m sure he would have wanted a multi year deal. From a fantasy […]

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Alex Gonzalez about to Sign with Milwaukee Brewers

If you go onto MLB.com and click on the Milwaukee Brewers depth chart the shortstop position is blank.  Make that “was” blank because it sounds like the Brewers are going to land Alex Gonzalez.  I like this move for the Brewers (mostly because I was terrified the San Francisco Giants were going to sign him […]

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Cubs and Rockies swap Ian Stewart for Tyler Colvin

In a move that had been rumored for a week or so, Ian Stewart is finally headed to the Chicago Cubs.  The Rockies will also send AA pitcher Casey Weathers to Chicago for outfielder Tyler Colvin and 23 year old second basemen DJ LeMahieu.  The trade involves two players who are both looking to bounce […]

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