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Heath Bell’s Hometown Discount

Padres closer Heath Bell will not be a free agent until after the 2011 season, but that doesn't stop folks from questioning Bell's future with the Padres. Will Bell stay in San Diego long term or will his rising salary ... (Continue reading)

For Padres’ Kevin Correia, 2010 Will Be Critical

2010 is a big year for free agent to be Kevin Correia. And he knows it: “I want to repeat and improve on what I did last season,” the right-handed starter said Saturday. If he does, the 29-year-old native San Diegan could ... (Continue reading)

Manny Ramirez States That Manny Ramirez Will Not Be With The Dodgers in 2011

Dodger fans, enjoy your last season of Mannywood. Manny Ramirez appeared in the Dodgers' clubhouse for the first time on Monday morning and promptly conceded this would be his final spring training with the club. "I won't be here next year, so ... (Continue reading)

Manny Ramirez: DH to be in 2011? says Nick Cafardo: Manny Ramirez , OF, Dodgers - Third base coach Larry Bowa says the team has to watch him closely this year, because last year Ramirez wore down quickly and didn’t have his usual pop. “When ... (Continue reading)

Forgotten Free Agent: Ronnie Belliard

What a difference a month makes. On Aug. 30, Ronnie Belliard was traded from the Nationals to the Dodgers, who were in the middle of a pennant race and were looking to shore up their middle infield. In the ... (Continue reading)

Risk/Reward of the Mark DeRosa Signing

The Giants have finally made a move to improve their horrific offense. Welcome aboard, Mark DeRosa. As ESPN the Magazine's Buster Olney reported last week, DeRosa, who turns 35 in February, has been on the verge of accepting a two-year contract ... (Continue reading)

Todd Wellemeyer: The Forgotten Free Agent

Over the next couple of days, Jorge Says No! will be highlighting some of the forgotten free agents. You know, the guys that aren't getting much publicity or action on the open market even though they could have a lot ... (Continue reading)

How the Oakland Athletics Can Sign Adrian Beltre

One of the most fascinating rumors to come to life over the past few weeks has been the Adrian Beltre to the A's rumor. The normally frugal Athletics are taking a "serious look" at signing Beltre, who at just 30 ... (Continue reading)

Risk/Reward of the Justin Duchscherer Signing

And in a classic Billy Beane signing, it looks like the Athletics have found their ace:   As I reported in this morning's Chronicle , the A's were optimistic about re-signing Justin Duchscherer, and though the team might ... (Continue reading)

Risk/Reward of the Fernando Rodney Signing

The Angels made their second big free agent signing by coming to terms with Fernando Rodney on a two year/$11 million dollar contract: Angels General Manager Tony Reagins did a little last-minute Christmas shopping today. And while he didn't ... (Continue reading)