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Andruw Jones has agreed to sign a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers that will pay him $500K, but only if he makes the major league squad.

I think this is a good gamble for Texas. Jones will have something to prove after two lousy seasons and the gamble for Texas doesn't amount to too much financially. If it works out great. If it doesn't Texas' bank isn't broken.

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Ryan Howard re-ups with the Phillies for 3 years, $54mil. Avoids arbitration and Philly gets him for another 3 years. At an average of $18mil/year (it'll be structured in a different way, not the same each season), it's a pretty good deal for them.

So he'll make roughly $90,000 every time he strikes out. Ridiculous.

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Well, per ESPN, the Angels are close to inking Bobby Abreu to a one year deal.

Just so long as Matthews keeps riding the pine, I'm plenty good with it.

Eh, he's a left-handed bat that'll be productive. I can't complain. And like you said, G-Math is still not starting. I wanted Dunn over Bobbo for a left-handed bat...I'd take 200 Ks for 40 homerun per year. Regardless, I like that a decent bat's coming to the big A.

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Well, per ESPN, the Angels are close to inking Bobby Abreu to a one year deal.

Just so long as Matthews keeps riding the pine, I'm plenty good with it.

Eh, he's a left-handed bat that'll be productive. I can't complain. And like you said, G-Math is still not starting. I wanted Dunn over Bobbo for a left-handed bat...I'd take 200 Ks for 40 homerun per year. Regardless, I like that a decent bat's coming to the big A.

I still think that getting Wood, Morales, and Rivera consistent ABs will do wonders to the offense. You can see that with the catchers, as when one is injured, or is on the bench for a length of time, the other heats up.

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Well, per ESPN, the Angels are close to inking Bobby Abreu to a one year deal.

Just so long as Matthews keeps riding the pine, I'm plenty good with it.

Eh, he's a left-handed bat that'll be productive. I can't complain. And like you said, G-Math is still not starting. I wanted Dunn over Bobbo for a left-handed bat...I'd take 200 Ks for 40 homerun per year. Regardless, I like that a decent bat's coming to the big A.

I still think that getting Wood, Morales, and Rivera consistent ABs will do wonders to the offense. You can see that with the catchers, as when one is injured, or is on the bench for a length of time, the other heats up.

Well, with Bobbo, I'm not sure Wood's gonna get adequate ABs. Figgy was gonna move to the OF this year, but with Bobby Abreu, Figgins should be back at third. I wouldn't mind seeing what Wood can do at short, since Aybar sucks. I like Maicer, but if Wood's supposed to be our future bat, let the guy play for a whole year. With Rivera, Abreu and Vlad at DH for the year, I'd assume, Napoli absolutely has to stay healthy. There were talks of him DHing a bit this year, but that doesn't seem likely now. The guy can hit 30-40 HR in a year.

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Well, per ESPN, the Angels are close to inking Bobby Abreu to a one year deal.

Just so long as Matthews keeps riding the pine, I'm plenty good with it.

Eh, he's a left-handed bat that'll be productive. I can't complain. And like you said, G-Math is still not starting. I wanted Dunn over Bobbo for a left-handed bat...I'd take 200 Ks for 40 homerun per year. Regardless, I like that a decent bat's coming to the big A.

I still think that getting Wood, Morales, and Rivera consistent ABs will do wonders to the offense. You can see that with the catchers, as when one is injured, or is on the bench for a length of time, the other heats up.

Well, with Bobbo, I'm not sure Wood's gonna get adequate ABs. Figgy was gonna move to the OF this year, but with Bobby Abreu, Figgins should be back at third. I wouldn't mind seeing what Wood can do at short, since Aybar sucks. I like Maicer, but if Wood's supposed to be our future bat, let the guy play for a whole year. With Rivera, Abreu and Vlad at DH for the year, I'd assume, Napoli absolutely has to stay healthy. There were talks of him DHing a bit this year, but that doesn't seem likely now. The guy can hit 30-40 HR in a year.

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One year, $5 million. Considering Abreu made over 3 times that last year, I can't complain. He's making half as much as Gary MattHGHews, who'll probably spend the year with a bum leg again.

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The Nats have a preliminary agreement with Adam Dunn for 2yrs. The salary TBD.

$20M over 2 years -- Way 2 much!

So he strikes out - a lot. The main emphasis here is that the Nats done something relevant other than their Tex handling and signing a bunch of players to minor league deals.

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The Nats have a preliminary agreement with Adam Dunn for 2yrs. The salary TBD.

$20M over 2 years -- Way 2 much!

So he strikes out - a lot. The main emphasis here is that the Nats done something relevant other than their Tex handling and signing a bunch of players to minor league deals.

According to J.P. Riccardi he hates baseball

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The Nats have a preliminary agreement with Adam Dunn for 2yrs. The salary TBD.

$20M over 2 years -- Way 2 much!

So he strikes out - a lot. The main emphasis here is that the Nats done something relevant other than their Tex handling and signing a bunch of players to minor league deals.

According to J.P. Riccardi he hates baseball

So? Josh Hamilton has openly admitted that he doesn't really like baseball. Sure didn't hurt him last season.

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The Nats have a preliminary agreement with Adam Dunn for 2yrs. The salary TBD.

$20M over 2 years -- Way 2 much!

So he strikes out - a lot. The main emphasis here is that the Nats done something relevant other than their Tex handling and signing a bunch of players to minor league deals.

According to J.P. Riccardi he hates baseball

So? Josh Hamilton has openly admitted that he doesn't really like baseball. Sure didn't hurt him last season.

It was a joke, making fun of the Jays GM last year when a fan asked him to trade for Dunn.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20...sp&c_id=mlb

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i like the move. i know he strikes out alot, but he'll provide protection for Zimmerman in the lineup that he needs. good for them putting their money where their mouths are. just shows them going after Tex wasnt a show. cant say im shocked over the signing tho, with Kearns openly lobbying for him and saying hes been trying to convince Dunn to come.

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Braves enter into talks with Griffey, could steal him from Mariners.

This would be great for so many reasons:

1: If we get him in here for cheap, then it'll be low-risk high-reward. Griffey won't break the bank, and he can still kill right-handed pitching.

2: He'd be able to platoon with Matt Diaz in LF. That would be a damn good platoon.

3: He'd add another good vet presence in the clubhouse.

4: Merch & tickets would definitely go up with this guy in town. Atlanta loves stars. If they'll show up to see the other team's stars, then you can bet that attendance will go up with Griffey in left field.

5: Griffey is the captain of TFoA's Childhood's Baseball All-Stars. :P

6: We'd actually have a shot at contending...or, at least more of a shot than the Mariners, who basically only want him for nostalgia's sake.

So yeah, I said all of that to say this: I REALLY want this to happen. This would be the cap on a good offseason.

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