Tag Archives: Free Agents

Five largest MLB Free Agent contracts of this off season

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Here is a quick look at some of the money that has been thrown around this off season:

  1. Carl Crawford, Boston Red Sox: 142 million
  2. Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals: 125 million
  3. Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies: 120 million
  4. Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers: 80 million
  5. Adam Dunn, Chicago White Sox: 56 million

Now some of these contracts will live up to their size and their hype, however at least one of them will blow up in the team's face. I wonder which one. Also kind of interesting that the New York Yankees had just the sixth biggest deal on the list at 51 million for their own Derek Jeter.

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Should These Giants Stay or Should They Go?

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Now that everyone has had some time to cool off from the Giants latest late-season collapse, I think it’s about time to start looking ahead.  With the Eagles being eliminated from the playoffs, the dark cloud looming over the Giants’ offseason has now become the amount of key players who are free agents.  With all of the uncertainty regarding the Collective Bargaining Agreement we don’t know yet when free agency will open or exactly how the process will work.  Regardless, let’s take a look at which vital contributors the NYG should bring back no matter the circumstances.

Ahmad Bradshaw: STAY

No I’m not just saying this because Bradshaw is my favorite player on the team and if he leaves I would need to buy a new jersey to wear on Sundays.  Over the past few seasons Bradshaw has proven to be one of the most dynamic running...

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Should Red Sox Fans Feel Guilty?

It has been an incredible off season for the Red Sox. Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Bobby Jenks, and the Sox appear to be close to signing Brian Fuentes. These additions make the Red Sox favorites not only for this season but for seasons to come. Is it too much though? Are the Red Sox becoming the Yankees?

There are two schools of thought here. The first is real simple, the Red Sox are just like the Yankees and are trying to buy a championship. There is no question the Red Sox are able to do things that most organizations are not able to do. Throw in the fact that Red Sox fans seem to be everywhere and invade stadiums from coast to coast and you can see why the average fan lumps the Red Sox in with the Yankees.
The second school of thought says the Red Sox are nothing like the Yankees. The facts show...
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Phillies Off-Season Report on 6-ABC

Last night, 6-ABC Philadelphia aired a special report on the Phillies Off-Season.  The report covered the weddings of Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino, Jamie Moyer’s charity work, Chad Durbin’s business venture, the Phillies Cruise and Charlie Manuel’s weight loss.  The Phillies Cruise coverage is about 3 minutes into the program and you can see five of my photos featured in that portion of the report with my name listed underneath:

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Rick Ankiel: This Man Cannot Be Serious

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If I were stranded on a remote island ten years ago and I just now got back to see Rick Ankiel is playing center field for the Kansas City Royals, I would be thoroughly confused.  We all know what a tremendous story Rick Ankiel's career has been up to this point.  So let me be clear: as a Cardinals fan, I fully support Ricky and thank him for all he did in a Cards uniform.  I wish him the best of luck.

Yet I cannot help but believe all those concussions did a smidgen more than some serious damage to his psyche.

In his welcoming press conference with the Royals last week, Ankiel mentioned that part of why he wanted to come to Kansas City was...
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Albert Ain't YOUR Girlfriend

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Enough babble from the crazy train that is the interwebbed rumor mill, dear readers!

Stop.  Breathe.  Focus. 

Now, let's look at this Matt Holliday signing for what it actually is: John Mozeliak & Co. finally growing a pair and making the St. Louis Cardinals perennial contenders for years to come.

And if you think they made this offer to Holliday without considering the task of signing Albert Pujols after 2011, then you need to be committed... or move to Wrigleyville.

Either way, Holliday is a Cardinal.  And Pujols is a Cardinal.

So no more talk about a potential move by one of the big money teams to snatch up Albert and take him away from us in his upcoming free agency.  It ain't gonna happen.  He ain't...
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Matt Holliday, Meet Ma$e

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A long time ago, in a popped culture far, far away (let's call it the late '90s), there was a "talented" young fella by the name of Ma$e tearing up the hip-hop scene with sub-par sleight of hand wit and a mouthful of mushy homonyms.

You may remember him (probably not) for bringing us this gem:

Broken glass everywhere
if it ain't about the money, Puff, I just don't care
I'm that Goodfella fly guy, sometimes wiseguys
Spend time in H-A-W-A-I-I
(Mase can you please stop smoking lah lah?)
Puff why try? I'm a thug, I'ma die high
I be out in Jersey, puffin Hershey
Brothers ain't worthy to rock my derby
Though I'm never drugged, I'm the venom in the club


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