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And the baseball owners have agreed to ditch the coinflip to determine who hosts the one-game tiebreakers. I think it's by head to head now?

Yep.

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honestly, would anyone feel comfortable with a guy like this running your team?

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Maybe he is auditioning to be the next Klaus Nomi

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And the baseball owners have agreed to ditch the coinflip to determine who hosts the one-game tiebreakers. I think it's by head to head now?

About time. Let tie breakers detirmine home field advatage for the game and an actaul game settle the tie. I like it.

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Michael Young, who was subsequently forced to move to third base this year, has apparently taken back his request for a trade.

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Dodgers second baseman, and former National League MVP, Jeff Kent, will announce his retirement from baseball on Thursday.

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Dodgers second baseman, and former National League MVP, Jeff Kent, will announce his retirement from baseball on Thursday.

Thank goodness.

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Orioles trade Garrett Olson and minor leaguer for Felix Pie

Interesting trade. Seems to be a trade for two prospects that never quite panned out. Maybe both can succeed with a change in scenery. Seems a little strange from the O's perspective. The rotation is a mess right now, while the outfield was one of the few strengths. This trade would probably have made more sense if it was for an infielder. I do know that a Markakis, Jones, and Pie outfield would be one of the best defensive outfields in the league.

Any Cubs fans here have any insight on Pie? I'll say Olson seemed to have a talent, but couldn't bring it to the majors. He seemed unable to overcome his nerves. I say that because he was know for great control in the minors, but had zero control in the majors. I think a change of scenery may do him some good.

Also, this trade was rumored earlier to be part of the Jake Peavy deal. So it may be possible the Cubs are making another run at Peavy. Olson is from Southern California.

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Dodgers second baseman, and former National League MVP, Jeff Kent, will announce his retirement from baseball on Thursday.

Thank goodness.

I, personally, don't think Kent is a Hall of Famer, but I'm sure he'll wind up in Cooperstown since his offensive numbers say he should be in.

Anyways, I'll always remember Jeff Kent for his scuffle with Baroid, the time he "washed his truck", and being the last MLB player to truly rock the porn-stache.

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Orioles trade Garrett Olson and minor leaguer for Felix Pie

Interesting trade. Seems to be a trade for two prospects that never quite panned out. Maybe both can succeed with a change in scenery. Seems a little strange from the O's perspective. The rotation is a mess right now, while the outfield was one of the few strengths. This trade would probably have made more sense if it was for an infielder. I do know that a Markakis, Jones, and Pie outfield would be one of the best defensive outfields in the league.

Any Cubs fans here have any insight on Pie? I'll say Olson seemed to have a talent, but couldn't bring it to the majors. He seemed unable to overcome his nerves. I say that because he was know for great control in the minors, but had zero control in the majors. I think a change of scenery may do him some good.

Also, this trade was rumored earlier to be part of the Jake Peavy deal. So it may be possible the Cubs are making another run at Peavy. Olson is from Southern California.

I think the Cubs gave up on Pie way too early. I don't know much about Olsen, but I never quite see the point in selling low on a guy with a lot of upside like Pie.

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Tigers sign Brandon Lyon to a contract. Can't really say it's a good signing, if he stays on as a reliever he will be good, but give him the closer role and he will blow it. So if i'm the Tigers I will want to keep him in the bullpen.

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Orioles trade Garrett Olson and minor leaguer for Felix Pie

Interesting trade. Seems to be a trade for two prospects that never quite panned out. Maybe both can succeed with a change in scenery. Seems a little strange from the O's perspective. The rotation is a mess right now, while the outfield was one of the few strengths. This trade would probably have made more sense if it was for an infielder. I do know that a Markakis, Jones, and Pie outfield would be one of the best defensive outfields in the league.

Any Cubs fans here have any insight on Pie? I'll say Olson seemed to have a talent, but couldn't bring it to the majors. He seemed unable to overcome his nerves. I say that because he was know for great control in the minors, but had zero control in the majors. I think a change of scenery may do him some good.

Also, this trade was rumored earlier to be part of the Jake Peavy deal. So it may be possible the Cubs are making another run at Peavy. Olson is from Southern California.

I think the Cubs gave up on Pie way too early. I don't know much about Olsen, but I never quite see the point in selling low on a guy with a lot of upside like Pie.

Mmmm...pie.

I agree, the Cubs jumped ship too quickly. Pie is going to be good and Olson was just not in the O's long term plans. However, if this deal helps the Cubbies turn a bigger Jake Peavy deal, I'm not going to like it...lol.

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Olson was just not in the O's long term plans.

I wouldn't say that. For a while he was. But given his struggles in the majors and the depth of pitchers in the minors, I think they decided to take the "risk" of this deal. If the O's weren't so deep at pitcher, this deal probably wouldn't have been made.

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The AL Central will be a very competitive division. White Sox, Indians, Twins, Tigers all have a legitimate shot. Royals improving.

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Stop the presses! The Nationals have signed Gary Glover (who?) to a minor league deal.

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Diamondbacks sign Jon Garland to a one year deal

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Seattle Mariners RP Aaron Heilman (formerly of the Mets) has been traded to the Chicago Cubs for IF Ronny Cedeno and LHP Garrett Olson, who was just acquired last week for Felix Pie.

I don't know if I really understand why the Cubs made this deal. Wasn't Chicago supposed to use Olson as a part of whatever deal brings Peavy to town? Instead, they use him to get that never-was/Mets reject, Heilman. :angered:

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Diamondbacks sign Jon Garland to a one year deal

....and I'm pissed. Kenny Williams could have easily offered Jonny a better contract. Son of a bi***, man.......

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Aaron Heilman on the Cubs sweet. Get ready for balls to be heading for the apartments, and Lou to be facing murder charges because this heartless jackass loves blowing games late.

It also means he will come to Citi Field, I can hear the boos now.

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