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There were rumors at the time that Cashman did not want to spend big dollars on Mark Texeira, but was overruled on that too. That worked out pretty well.


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There's nothing wrong with spending tons of money, unless you have supposedly been given "full control" of the baseball operations and would rather spend that money somewhere else and not lose a top draft pick.

The opt-out clause is interesting also. If a closer opportunity presents itself Soriano is free to walk after one year.
 
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2/3 of the Sox world champion outfield is now on the Rays. Manny and Damon are now with TB
 
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Vernon Wells is now an Angel. Napoli and Rivera went to the Jays for Wells
 
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From ESPN.com:

Sources: Rays add former Red Sox

A couple of former Red Sox are reuniting in another American League East city.

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to one-year deals with free agents Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez, sources confirmed to ESPN.com.

Damon agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.25 million plus incentives and Ramirez one year at $2 million, according to SI.com. Both deals are pending physicals.

Damon will likely play left field and Ramirez designated hitter.

The 37-year-old Damon hit .271 with eight home runs and 51 RBIs with the Detroit Tigers last season. He has 2,571 career hits in 16 seasons with Kansas City, Oakland, Boston, New York and Detroit...

Ramirez, 38, hit .298 with nine home runs and 42 RBIs last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. He was limited to 265 at-bats in 2010 because of problems with his right knee and left groin. The latter led to hernia surgery in October...

Looks like someone at Tampa Bay went to the Gene Autry School of Mismanagement.
 
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Reds sign Johnny Cueto to a 4 year contract.
 
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Its good to see that Tampa Bay is well back to being Tampa Bay where palyers go to get that last paycheck before retireing
 
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The Rays may have regressed with the defections of Crawford, Garza, Bartlett, Pena, Wheeler, et al, but as a Red Sox fan, I'm not looking forward to facing Manny and Damon 19 times in 2011!
 
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Good move for you guys, bad move for the rest of the AL Central.

Jimbo, you don't like what Dombrowski has done this off season? He's shored up the bullpen, added Brad Penny to the rotation, and put solid bats on both sides of Cabrera. On paper they look very solid. especially the pitching, which is what really matters in MLB.
 
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Jimbo, you don't like what Dombrowski has done this off season? He's shored up the bullpen, added Brad Penny to the rotation, and put solid bats on both sides of Cabrera. On paper they look very solid. especially the pitching, which is what really matters in MLB.

I have no problem with what Dombrowski has done this off season ... really don't think he did anything for our SS position, just don't care for Peralta I guess .... Still need to upgrade the SS position.

That said, I was just commenting on the Thome signing as a good one for the Twins.
 
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Man, this thing with Albert Pujols is getting dicey as hell for the Cardinals...

...and the BEST line of article is this:

Pujols and the Cardinals are negotiating under the player's deadline of Feb. 19, the first day he arrives in training camp. After he begins spring training, Pujols does not want his agent, Dan Lozano, to discuss a contract with the Cardinals because he doesn't want to have any distractions, a stance he has taken throughout his career.

What happens after that remains to be seen, but the choices facing the Cardinals are expensive in different ways. Either St. Louis will negotiate a deal along the lines what Pujols has asked for -- probably something in the neighborhood of the 10-year, $275 million deal that Alex Rodriguez signed with the Yankees in fall 2007 -- or the Cardinals will pay for the backlash after Pujols walks away.

Albert Pujols will veto any trade proposal from the St. Louis Cardinals, sources say - ESPN
 

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