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Russ Mitchell of the Dodgers Designated for Assignment

Russ Mitchell is no longer a Dodger, order so adjust your keepers accordingly.  Not a huge suprise here as basically everybody the Dodgers signed this off-season can play third base (Kennedy, Hairston Jr, Ellis) and they already have Juan Uribe who is the presumed starter.

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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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Padres Acquire Carlos Quentin

Catching up on a trade from a couple of days ago, the Padres swung a nice little deal and picked up Carlos Quentin from the White Sox for a couple of minor league pitching prospects, (Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez). The Padres now have some pretty decent power on their team and in their farm […]

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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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Rockies decide 14 off-season moves arn’t enough…. Pick up Cuddyer

The Colorado Rockies signed former Minnesota Twin Michael Cuddyer to a 3 year deal today.  Last year Cuddyer posted a line of .284-20-70-11 in 529 at bats.  Cuddyer also should be eligible in most NL fantasy leagues at 1B,2B,OF. Cuddyer is hell of a hitter but what position he will play for the Rockies in […]

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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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Padres get Houston Street

The Padres picked up Houston Street from the busy Rockies for minor league pitcher Nick Schmidt.  Street will step into the Padres closer role that was vacated when Heath Bell took his talents to South Beach.  Street became expendable in the Rockies opinion when Rafael Betencourt stepped in for an ailing Street and performed well […]

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Diamondbacks get Trevor Cahill from A’s for Prospect Jarrod Parker

The A’s and the Diamondbacks are doing business again this off-season.  Remember back in 2007 when Oakland sent SP Dan Haren and SP Connor Robertson to Arizona in return for SPs Brett Anderson, Dana Eveland, and Greg Smith, infielder Chris Carter, and outfielders Aaron Cunningham and Carlos Gonzalez.  Even though Dan Haren is still really […]

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Diamondbacks Progressing on Deal to Bring Back Lyle Overbay

Pittsburgh and Lyle Overbay were not a good match.  After signing a $5MM dollar deal with the Pirates Overbay hit only .227 with 8 home runs in almost 400 at bats.  He then got traded to Arizona and hit .286 in 49 at bats.  Overbay should spell my top 1B sleeper pick Paul Goldschmidt at […]

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