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Dodgers are alone atop financial mountain

Dodgers are alone atop financial mountain

MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 10, 2012
The Dodgers have not only transcended the Yankees in the sheer size of their player payroll, they may have altered their competitive landscape in a way that no other club has in recent baseball history.
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  • Source: Correia signs two-year deal with Twins

    Source: Correia signs two-year deal with Twins

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    Free agent right-hander Kevin Correia has reached agreement on a two-year, $10 million contract with the Minnesota Twins, a baseball source said Monday night.
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  • Ryu appearing in Koreatown on Tuesday

    Ryu appearing in Koreatown on Tuesday

    MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Dodgers wasted no time putting new pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to work, scheduling an appearance for the left-hander in Koreatown on Tuesday.
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  • Suzuki and Yankees Expect to Get a Deal Done

    Suzuki and Yankees Expect to Get a Deal Done

    nytimes.com Dec 10, 2012
    Negotiations between the 39-year-old outfielder and the team on a one-year contract have picked up.
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  • Young: No relationship with Rangers front office

    Young: No relationship with Rangers front office

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Michael Young spent most of his news conference on Monday thanking fans, coaches and teammates for his 12 years in Texas.
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  • A-Rod centaur mystery persists as he issues ‘minotaur’ painting…

    A-Rod centaur mystery persists as he issues ‘minotaur’ painting denial

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    If he were alive today, Robert Stack and his "Unsolved Mysteries" television program would get to the bottom of the Alex Rodriguez/centaur story. Does he really have two paintings of himself as a mythological horsie creature hanging above his …
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  • Pirates re-sign reliever Grilli to two-year deal

    Pirates re-sign reliever Grilli to two-year deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed free agent reliever Jason Grilli to a two-year contract worth $6.75 million.
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  • 'Viva Los Dodgers' staple Rivera dies in plane crash

    'Viva Los Dodgers' staple Rivera dies in plane crash

    MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Los Angeles Dodgers lost a member of their extended family over the weekend when it was confirmed that singer Jenni Rivera, one of the stars of "Viva Los Dodgers Day," was among those killed in a plane crash in Mexico.
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  • Young eager for the challenge of playing on a new team

    Young eager for the challenge of playing on a new team

    MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    Michael Young hasn't played third base regularly since '10, but he's ready for the challenge of his full-time job.
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  • Source: Yanks, Ichiro closing in on 1-year deal

    Source: Yanks, Ichiro closing in on 1-year deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    Ichiro Suzuki and the New York Yankees are expected to finalize a one-year contract this week, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the talks.
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  • Dickey Has at Least One More Assignment With Mets

    Dickey Has at Least One More Assignment With Mets

    nytimes.com MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    R. A. Dickey is expected to be part of the team's holiday party on Tuesday, but beyond that his future in Flushing remains uncertain.
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  • Young appreciative of dozen years in Texas

    Young appreciative of dozen years in Texas

    MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    Michael Young, having been traded from the Rangers to Philadelphia, said thank you and goodbye at a Dallas hotel on Monday.
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  • Bay seeks consistency in comfort of Seattle home

    Bay seeks consistency in comfort of Seattle home

    MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    Jason Bay and the Mariners are hoping a change of scenery rejuvenates the power-hitting outfielder.
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  • White Sox weigh in on effect of Royals-Rays trade

    White Sox weigh in on effect of Royals-Rays trade

    MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    The debate raged on Monday as to whether the Royals paid too steep of a price in acquiring James Shields in a trade with the Rays. As for the White Sox, a prime American League Central rival of the Royals, the deal doesn't really seem to affect them in …
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  • Royals' big pitch to win now exciting to Shields

    Royals' big pitch to win now exciting to Shields

    MLB.com yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    New Royals ace James Shields liked what he heard from general manager Dayton Moore when he welcomed the pitcher to his new home on Monday.
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  • White Sox announce 3-year deal for Keppinger

    White Sox announce 3-year deal for Keppinger

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Chicago White Sox announced Monday they had agreed to terms on a three-year, $12 million contract with free agent infielder Jeff Keppinger.
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  • Reds officially ink Ludwick to 2-year, $15M deal

    Reds officially ink Ludwick to 2-year, $15M deal

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Ryan Ludwick left the Reds to see if there was a better deal available on the free agent market. He found at least one, but turned it down to stay with Cincinnati.
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  • Pat Hentgen rejoins Blue Jays as bullpen coach

    Pat Hentgen rejoins Blue Jays as bullpen coach

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Toronto Blue Jays have hired Pat Hentgen as their bullpen coach, bringing the Cy Young winner back into the team's coaching ranks.
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  • ‘Baseball Card Vandals’ turn worthless commons into hilarious p…

    ‘Baseball Card Vandals’ turn worthless commons into hilarious pieces of art

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Internet: Where a website, a magic marker and a box of late '80s baseball cards can be turned into one of the day's best bookmarks. Visit the Baseball Card Vandals for more. Are you ready for hot stove season? Follow @bigleaguestew, @KevinKaduk and …
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  • Tigers agree to deal with Pena to back up Avila

    Tigers agree to deal with Pena to back up Avila

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year contract with catcher Brayan Pena.
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  • Will Angels' strategy lead to improvement in 2013?

    Will Angels' strategy lead to improvement in 2013?

    MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto charted a different course this offseason by focusing on the back end of the bullpen and relying on a couple mid-level starters to fill the rotation.
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  • Youkilis' uncle says he loves NY; weighing offer

    Youkilis' uncle says he loves NY; weighing offer

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Kevin Youkilis considers the New York Yankees' one-year, $12 million contract offer "very legitimate," his agent told ESPNNewYork.com, and the player's uncle is rooting for him to take it.
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  • Reds introduce ‘Los Rojos’ alternate jerseys

    Reds introduce ‘Los Rojos’ alternate jerseys

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Cincinnati Reds held their annual "Redsfest" over the weekend and the biggest happening - other than Bronson Arroyo's Goo Goo Dolls cover or Mat Latos' Justin Bieber impression - was the introduction of the team's new alternate jersey. That's it t
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  • Jay Jafef: Myers-for-Shields trade not enough for Royals or Ray…

    Jay Jafef: Myers-for-Shields trade not enough for Royals or Rays

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    After weeks of speculation, the Royals and Rays finally completed their Wil Myers-for-James Shields trade but it isn't likely to give either team what it wants, writes Jay Jaffe.
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  • MLB, StubHub renew secondary market deal

    MLB, StubHub renew secondary market deal

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Major League Baseball Advanced Media and StubHub.com announced a new five-year deal Monday that continues the website's role as the official secondary ticket market for the sport while eliminating the cheap listings that had become an eyesore for some c…
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  • Upton blockbuster potential fades for D-backs

    Upton blockbuster potential fades for D-backs

    MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    There was plenty of talk last week about a blockbuster trade that would have involved D-backs outfielder Justin Upton, but with James Shields off the board, it appears that Texas and Arizona are lacking additional partners to get involved in a blockbust…
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  • Redmond wants Marlins to force issue on offense

    Redmond wants Marlins to force issue on offense

    MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    Attention to detail will play a major factor in the Marlins' approach at the plate when Spring Training gets under way in February.
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  • Schoop has tools to make impact on O's

    Schoop has tools to make impact on O's

    MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    He isn't ready for Major League baseball yet, but once his development is complete, Jonathan Schoop could become a high-average, power-hitting fixture in the Orioles' lineup.
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  • The Week Ahead: Free-agent dominoes set to fall

    The Week Ahead: Free-agent dominoes set to fall

    MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    The first order of business, now that Zack Greinke is off the table, could be to see where Josh Hamilton lands. The free-agent slugger, most recently of the Texas Rangers, could have been waiting to see if the Rangers landed Greinke, whose deal with the…
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  • Foundation for winter full of moves laid in Nashville

    Foundation for winter full of moves laid in Nashville

    MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    While the Winter Meetings are the biggest offseason show, talks aren't finished just because Major League Baseball has left Nashville, Tenn.
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  • Video - Dodgers Sign Zack Greinke 01:43

    Dodgers Sign Zack Greinke

    Dec 10
    Buster Olney breaks down the Dodgers agreeing to six-year deal with pitcher Zack Greinke.
  • Video - Mint Condition: Babe Ruth Signature Proof 04:02

    Mint Condition: Babe Ruth Signature Proof

    Dec 10
    Memory Lane president JP Cohen joins Michele Steele to discuss a Babe Ruth autographed baseball for sale that is accompanied by video of Ruth signing it.
  • Video - Yankees Close To Deal With Ichiro 00:46

    Yankees Close To Deal With Ichiro

    Dec 10
    Buster Olney has the latest on the Yankees and Ichiro Suzuki, who are expected to finalize a one-year contract this week.

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  • Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the …

    Dec 10
    Adrian Peterson is not chasing 2,000 yards. He is chasing 2,105. The record.