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Scott Rolen wants a trade.

I'm all for it...provided the Cardinals get pitchers in exchange for him.

Bring him to the Giants since they need major help at third and first. Pete Happy (Pedro Feliz) is not the answer at all.

The Giants in addition to the Angels, Dodgers, and Brewers have all been mentioned as possible partners.

Its going to take the Cardinals a lot of cash to get rid of him (One blog mentioned 18 mil of the remaining 36 which seems right for me), but if you can get a good return its worth it I think.

If you could sign scott rolen for 3 years 18 million right now you'd take it right?

He's still a great defensive 3b, one of the best in the league. But his offense has obviously struggled. I think if the Cardinals will pay some of his salary, another team could make a play at him and it could work out for both clubs. He's coming off surgery so that's a concern, but its his non-throwing sholder, so he can still play awesome defense. Add to the fact that he's got it in him to be a offensive force.

I'd love the cardinals to keep him. But 36 million over the next 3 years is a lot to handle when you have obvious holes at starting pitching, and the fact that there is this stupid fued between him and LaRussa for the last 2 seasons.

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If you could sign scott rolen for 3 years 18 million right now you'd take it right?

He's still a great defensive 3b, one of the best in the league. But his offense has obviously struggled. I think if the Cardinals will pay some of his salary, another team could make a play at him and it could work out for both clubs. He's coming off surgery so that's a concern, but its his non-throwing sholder, so he can still play awesome defense. Add to the fact that he's got it in him to be a offensive force.

I wouldn't sign Rolen for $6 million a year just to possibly improve on defense.

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Scott Rolen wants a trade.

I'm all for it...provided the Cardinals get pitchers in exchange for him.

Bring him to the Giants since they need major help at third and first. Pete Happy (Pedro Feliz) is not the answer at all.

The Giants in addition to the Angels, Dodgers, and Brewers have all been mentioned as possible partners.

Its going to take the Cardinals a lot of cash to get rid of him (One blog mentioned 18 mil of the remaining 36 which seems right for me), but if you can get a good return its worth it I think.

If you could sign scott rolen for 3 years 18 million right now you'd take it right?

He's still a great defensive 3b, one of the best in the league. But his offense has obviously struggled. I think if the Cardinals will pay some of his salary, another team could make a play at him and it could work out for both clubs. He's coming off surgery so that's a concern, but its his non-throwing sholder, so he can still play awesome defense. Add to the fact that he's got it in him to be a offensive force.

I'd love the cardinals to keep him. But 36 million over the next 3 years is a lot to handle when you have obvious holes at starting pitching, and the fact that there is this stupid fued between him and LaRussa for the last 2 seasons.

Geez...are the Angels mentioned in every trade rumor?

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Scott Rolen wants a trade.

I'm all for it...provided the Cardinals get pitchers in exchange for him.

Bring him to the Giants since they need major help at third and first. Pete Happy (Pedro Feliz) is not the answer at all.

The Giants in addition to the Angels, Dodgers, and Brewers have all been mentioned as possible partners.

Its going to take the Cardinals a lot of cash to get rid of him (One blog mentioned 18 mil of the remaining 36 which seems right for me), but if you can get a good return its worth it I think.

If you could sign scott rolen for 3 years 18 million right now you'd take it right?

He's still a great defensive 3b, one of the best in the league. But his offense has obviously struggled. I think if the Cardinals will pay some of his salary, another team could make a play at him and it could work out for both clubs. He's coming off surgery so that's a concern, but its his non-throwing sholder, so he can still play awesome defense. Add to the fact that he's got it in him to be a offensive force.

I'd love the cardinals to keep him. But 36 million over the next 3 years is a lot to handle when you have obvious holes at starting pitching, and the fact that there is this stupid fued between him and LaRussa for the last 2 seasons.

Geez...are the Angels mentioned in every trade rumor?

At least they seem to be active this offseason, as opposed to years past. Rather than relying on close ball games, hit and runs, and pitching, they're actually looking to bolster the offense. With Hunter in the lineup, and hopes of Kotch and Howie satying healthy, the Angels could be a fusion of small ball and homeruns.

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Just some Orioles rumors I've heard:

Bedard could be traded to either the Dodgers or Mariners

Brian Roberts may go to the Cubs

Tejada may go to the Angels

Hopefully they're able to make some moves to actually rebuild this mess.

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The Mitchell Report is romured to come out late next week, so hopefully the O's can get rid of Tejada before this report. I have a very strong feeling he is on it, and will hurt his trade value.

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According to ABC Ch. 7 in Chicago the Cubs will be signing Fukudome to a 4 year deal.

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Since when do the Cubs have money to spend? They must really *not* want that title drought of theirs to hit the century mark (which it will, of course, remember, these are the Cubs)

BTW, nice Deep Space Nine reference back on Page 9. Anybody know if Buck Bokai has been born yet? :)

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The Cubs have traded Jacque Jones to the Detroit Tigers for Omar Infante. Apparently, (based on the ESPN article, at least), Infante is incidental, and his inclusion in the trade is secondary to Jones leaving the Cubs.

In fact, Infante is arbatration elgiable, and could be non-tendered, making this a pure salary-dump for the Cubs (they have to pay the $1 million bonus owed to JJ).

Rumors have the Cubs hot on signing Japaniese FA (no posting fee) RF Kosuke Fukudome, and turning over the CF duties to Felix Pie...

Moose

If they do, I'm buying his jersey...immediately.

Looks like it's time to buy that Cubs jersey... Official Fukudome story from Cubs.com

Moose

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Its going to be the biggest jersey in Chicago before he even plays a game.

I guess 30 isn't too old to give $50 million to someone that hasn't played in the majors yet....

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Good thing he didn't sign with Tampa or Minnesota.

It'd be odd to see a guy with "Fukudome" on his shirt, while playing in the Metrodome or the Juicebox (East)

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The Angels finally gave up on Dallas McPherson. Hooray!

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Miguel Tejada to the Astros for five players:

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Grrreat... can he pitch?

Ugh....let the rumors begin ... AGAIN!

"clap clap clap-clap-clap Ro-ger Clem-ens!"

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