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    *** MLB Off-season ***

    I've been mostly off the grid for the past week, but here's what I know so far...

    --Leyland's coming back to manage Detroit
    --Indians are picking up Jiminez' option
    --Royals got Ervin Santana
    --Delmon Young and Jose Valverde will NOT be pursued by the Tigers
    --Rays picked up James Shields' option
    --Francona will manage the Indians
    --John Ferrell will manage the Red Sox
    --Blue Jays are still searching for a manager

    What am I missing?



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    Re: *** MLB Off-season ***

    the 'stros leaving the NL central so my cubbies will now be the basement :(




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    Re: *** MLB Off-season ***

    Here is a list of the top 50 free agents and predictions about where they will be heading.

    2013 Top 50 Free Agents With Predictions: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com


    Thoughts?



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    Re: *** MLB Off-season ***

    White Sox signed Peavy to a 2-year deal with an option for a 3rd. Also picked up Floyd's option so their starting rotation is petty much set depending upon Dank's health. White Sox did not pick up the options on Brett Myers or Kevin Youkilis' contracts...



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    Re: *** MLB Off-season ***

    VERY WEAK Free Agent class so I anticipate a ton of trades. Like the Santana move for KC, I think he will be ok in the central. They have so many guys at AAA and coming off the DL that SOMEONE should be able to step in and do well. Really looking forward to Wil Myers in KC too.



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    Re: *** MLB Off-season ***

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    Here is a list of the top 50 free agents and predictions about where they will be heading.

    2013 Top 50 Free Agents With Predictions: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com


    Thoughts?
    Pretty sad to see that the Twins would only pick up Joe Blanton and Scott Baker. I don't think they'll take on Baker, and I'd rather see them go after Haren than Blanton.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    VERY WEAK Free Agent class so I anticipate a ton of trades. Like the Santana move for KC, I think he will be ok in the central. They have so many guys at AAA and coming off the DL that SOMEONE should be able to step in and do well. Really looking forward to Wil Myers in KC too.
    What's Hochevar's situation with KC this off-season?



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    Like to see the Cards bring Dan Haren back..........you can never have enough pitching, i know they are counting on the young kids to come up - but Carp is getting older and Garcia is a wildcard.



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    Wish the Twins would make a splash.


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    Re: *** MLB Off-season ***

    Marlins just hired Mike Redmond to be their manager.



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    Re: *** MLB Off-season ***

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    What's Hochevar's situation with KC this off-season?
    Pretty sure this is his last arbitration year, maybe two more



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    Re: *** MLB Off-season ***

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    Here is a list of the top 50 free agents and predictions about where they will be heading.

    2013 Top 50 Free Agents With Predictions: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com


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    If this is what the Yankees are gonna do someone should be on the hot seat...ridiculous that they will not learn from the past 2 seasons.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Marlins just hired Mike Redmond to be their manager.
    Wow...he sure rose up quickly. I remember all of the Twins writers saying that he had managerial potential, so I was pretty bummed when the Twins couldn't find a coaching job for him in their farm system somewhere.

    Good for Redmond; I love that guy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Pretty sure this is his last arbitration year, maybe two more

    Hopefully they move his *** to the bullpen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GMackey32 View Post
    Hopefully they move his *** to the bullpen.
    It may be best to not even offer him arbitration. They have team control for one more year, but they can still non-tender him. He's going to cost $5 million or so in arbitration. Wayyyyy too much for a reliever who sucks out of the stretch.

    If I had any confidence in Dayton more to spend $5 million wisely, I'd be totally on board with nontendering Hochevar.

    I like the Santana move. It's a nice hedge, because it gives them flexibility next offseason and also gives them a solid arm in case they aren't able to sign a #3-type SP.



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