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Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Juan Uribe, San Francisco Giants Get Miguel Tejada

The Dodgers signed Juan Uribe to a three-year $21 million contract today, and the Giants responded by inking Miguel Tejada to a one-year $6.5 million contract (plus incentives).  The moves strengthens the Dodgers and weaken the Giants in 2011.  After ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign SP Jon Garland

The Dodgers just signed Jon Garland for 2011 at $5 million with $3 million in performance incentives and a guaranteed $8 million in 2012 if he pitches 190 innings in 2011.  My first thought on hearing this was Garland must ... (Continue reading)

Oakland Athletics and Billy Bean Post High Bid for Hisashi Iwakuma

The A’s have won the bidding for Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma.  As yet unsubstantiated reports indicate the A’s offered roughly $17 million for his services to the Rakuten Golden Eagles, Iwakuma’s old team. I became aware of Hisashi Iwakuma back between ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco Giants Finally Do It

It took until the last game of the season, but they did it.  Now, it’s the same as if they’d won the division by 10 games, so bring on the Braves! It feels like it’s been more than six years since ... (Continue reading)

Minnesota Twins Send Seven-Foot Dutchman to Angels

The Minnesota Twins are reported to have completed the recent trade for lefty reliever Brian Fuentes, sending 7’1″ Dutchman Loek Van Mil to the Anaheim Angels as the player to be named later. Aside from his astounding height, Van Mil doesn’t ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco Giants Acquire Jose Guillen

by shlepcar Burly is on vacation for a few weeks.  When he goes on vacation, he tends to go all out.  He’s likely in some jungle somewhere, hacking his way through very tall, razorblade-leafed undergrowth.  So, until he gets back, I’ll ... (Continue reading)

Not Their Brothers’ Keepers

The younger brother of San Francisco Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz was arrested today for a drunken driving rampage in their hometown of Danville, California. 23 year old Cainan Schierholtz was driving a big red pick-up truck when he first struck a ... (Continue reading)

MLB Trade Deadline: San Francisco Giants Should Probably Just Keep Still

As the trade deadline approaches, a lot of people want the Giants to acquire the big power bat they need to shore up their sputtering offense.  At this point, however, I just don’t see any way the Giants can put ... (Continue reading)

Watch Out for Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen

The Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen is a good example of why MLB teams like guys with tools.  Jansen is a big (6’6″ and 220 pound) 22-year-old right-hander from Curacao (Andruw Jones’ birthplace) who just got called up to take Justin Miller’s place ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco Giants Get One Back From the Baseball Gods

The umpires giveth and the umpires taketh away.  After getting burned by a blown call against the Mets on Sunday, which cost them the ball game, the umpires gave the Giants one back last night in Los Angeles. In the ninth ... (Continue reading)