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Baseball Insider: December 7, 2008 - December 13, 2008

Yankees Sign Starter A.J. Burnett

Well, make that $243.5 million the Yankees have committed to new starting pitchers this offseason. Just days removed from reaching an agreement with top-shelf free agent starter CC Sabathia, New York reached an agreement with former Florida and Toronto ace A.J. Burnett on Friday on a five-year, $82.5 million deal,...

By Cameron Smith  |  December 12, 2008; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Blue Jays , Braves , Yankees  
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Nats, Harris Agree

From Dave Sheinin: The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with outfielder Willie Harris to a two-year, $3 million contract. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Jim Bowden made the announcement. The versatile and durable Harris enjoyed a career year in first season with the Nationals, when set career...

By Tom Heleba  |  December 12, 2008; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Rule 5 Draft Results

Here are the complete Rule 5 Draft picks from earlier today, via Baseball America. Nothing too mind blowing, though the Orioles taking Double-A pitcher Andrew Barb from the Mariners is an awfully interesting move. Speaking of the Orioles, Barb was one of four players Baltimore selected, though one of those...

By Cameron Smith  |  December 11, 2008; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Nationals , Orioles  
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The Battle for Burnett: To Vest or Guarantee

If CC Sabathia was starter No. 1 in the free agent market, Toronto power pitcher A.J. Burnett and Dodgers sinkerballer Derek Lowe are now Nos. 1 and 1A with Sabathia finally signed, sealed and all but delivered to New York. The market for Lowe may still be evolving, but the...

By Cameron Smith  |  December 11, 2008; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Braves , Yankees  
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Sabathia Takes Major Money From New York UPDATE

Yahoo!'s Gordon Edes and Tim Brown are now reporting that the deal is for seven years and $161 million, a number which is significant in that it makes Sabathia's annual value a tick higher than the deal Johan Santana signed last winter with the crosstown Mets, making Sabathia's deal both...

By Cameron Smith  |  December 10, 2008; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Yankees  
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Talk Baseball With Dave Today

Join Post baseball writer Dave Sheinin to chat about the winter meetings or whatever else is on your mind at 1 p.m. today....

By Tracee Hamilton  |  December 10, 2008; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Around the Horn: Winter Meetings, Day Two

Feels like we've been over all the Teixeira rumors -- or lack of big developments therein -- and the K-Rod signing already. Oh, and something about the Orioles trading Ramon Hernandez? With that in mind, here's some of the other things that just went down: -- Kerry Wood has reached...

By Cameron Smith  |  December 10, 2008; 1:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Orioles' MacPhail: Hernandez Trade All About Wieters

The Orioles and Reds have finalized their trade, with catcher Ramon Hernandez and cash (believed to be around $1 million) going to the Reds for utility man Ryan Freel and two mid-level infield prospects. Orioles GM Andy MacPhail spoke frankly about the team's motivation behind the trade: "For us, this...

By Dave Sheinin  |  December 9, 2008; 7:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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More Details on Mets-Rodriguez Deal

As Dave notes below, the Mets and Francisco Rodriguez are within one passed physical of finalizing the second big deal of the offseason (Cubs-Ryan Dempster has to qualify as the first). According to multiple sources (not least of all Dave himself directly below), the deal has three guaranteed years for...

By Cameron Smith  |  December 9, 2008; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Angels , Indians , Mets , Rockies  
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Some Movement... But Not on Teixeira

Things are happening here at the winter meetings, but not on the front all of us are watching closest. Some nuggets: *The Mets have all but wrapped up their deal for closer Francisco Rodriguez. The contract will be for three years and around $37 million, with a vesting option based...

By Dave Sheinin  |  December 9, 2008; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Loose Ends, Day 1

Is it the economy? The show girls? The 24-hour buffets? Whatever the reason, the first day of baseball's winter meetings was ... eh. Dave Sheinin and Cameron Smith gave us the highlights; here are a few tidbits I found among the empty coin wrappers on the floor. With Francisco Rodriguez...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  December 9, 2008; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Around the Horn: Winter Meetings, Day One

Hope everyone enjoyed all of Dave's work today, both here, at Nationals Journal and in the paper. Still, even a man running on $3.79 coffee can only do so much, which is where Around the Horn can swoop in and try and keep you abreast of some of the other...

By Cameron Smith  |  December 9, 2008; 2:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Red Sox-Mets Talking Deal For Schneider

Two industry sources here at the Bellagio have confirmed the Boston Red Sox are in discussions with the New York Mets about catcher Brian Schneider, a further indication the Red Sox are preparing for the departure of captain Jason Varitek. It was unclear what players the Red Sox would send...

By Dave Sheinin  |  December 8, 2008; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Trade Market for Peavy Getting Smaller, Not Bigger

Padres General Manager Kevin Towers just confirmed the team is involved in active trade talks with only one team regarding ace right-hander Jake Peavy. That team, of course, is the Chicago Cubs. Towers also acknowledged the increasing possibility the team might have to hang onto Peavy, whose $11 million salary...

By Dave Sheinin  |  December 8, 2008; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Winter Meetings Start, Sort Of

There was the tiniest bit of action Sunday night, and it's still early hours in Vegas, but here are a few tidbits to tide you over until something actually happens at the Bellagio. The Rangers sent C Gerald Laird to the Tigers for two pitching prospects on the eve of...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  December 8, 2008; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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