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AL West Swap: Angels trade Kendrys Morales to Mariners for Jason Vargas Updated Dec 19, 2012
Late Wednesday afternoon we learned of an interesting and rare deal between two American League West rivals. The Los Angeles Angels, who added even more elite depth to their lineup by signing Josh Hamilton last week, have traded first baseman/designated…
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  • Yanks, Ichiro agree to two-year, $13M contract Dec 19, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees and Ichiro Suzuki finalized a $13 million, two-year contract Wednesday that keeps the 10-time All-Star in the Bronx.
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  • Rangers linked to several remaining free agents Dec 19, 2012
    The Rangers, while talking publicly about the possibility of committing to young players, are apparently doing some last-minute Christmas shopping among the list of second-tier free agents still sitting on the market.
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  • BoSox introduce Dempster, make signing official Dec 19, 2012
    BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have the reliable starter they sought, signing right-hander Ryan Dempster to a two-year contract.
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  • Mariners remain patient, but for how long? Dec 19, 2012
    We know how the Blue Jays, with money and prospects to burn, responded to the daunting divisional challenge placed in front of them. They approached it in an alarmingly aggressive way. In the coming weeks, we'll see if the Mariners take a similar path. …
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  • Ranking the sexiest GMs in baseball 1-30 Dec 19, 2012
    The comments that new Oakland Athletics shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima made about GM Billy Beane, that he "is extremely sexy and cool," got me thinking. When it comes to sex appeal, Beane gets a lot of the attention among the general managers in …
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  • Video - Angels Trade Morales To Mariners For Vargas 02:20

    Angels Trade Morales To Mariners For Vargas

    Dec 19
    The Angels trade Kendrys Morales to the Mariners for Jason Vargas.
  • Video - Nakajima on reason for signing 00:49

    Nakajima on reason for signing

    Dec 19
    Nakajima reveals real reason for signing with the A's