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Huntington's past suggests quiet Winter Meetings

Huntington's past suggests quiet Winter Meetings

MLB.com Updated Nov 26, 2012
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has not been prone to rash decisions or high-profile moves in past Winter Meetings and don't expect that to change next week.
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  • Report: Broxton, Reds involved in serious talks

    Report: Broxton, Reds involved in serious talks

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 26, 2012
    A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Jonathan Broxton has been involved in "substantial talks" with the Cincinnati Reds over a multiyear deal.
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  • Brewers will search for arms at Meetings

    Brewers will search for arms at Meetings

    MLB.com Nov 26, 2012
    General manager Doug Melvin and his staff will spend the rest of this week making final preparations for the Winter Meetings.
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  • Luhnow plans to get ball rolling at Winter Meetings

    Luhnow plans to get ball rolling at Winter Meetings

    MLB.com Nov 26, 2012
    Jeff Luhnow hopes his first Winter Meetings as general manager of the Astros will go a long way to improving a club that needs to beef up its production in several areas as it heads into the American League West next year.
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  • Astros ink Gonzalez, Valdez to Minors deals

    Astros ink Gonzalez, Valdez to Minors deals

    MLB.com Nov 26, 2012
    The Astros have signed right-handed pitchers Edgar Gonzalez and Jose Valdez to Minor League contracts with invites to Spring Training. They were both outrighted and removed from the 40-man roster on Nov. 1.
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  • Coyotes spotted near Wrigley Field gates

    Coyotes spotted near Wrigley Field gates

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Nov 26, 2012
    The Chicago Cubs announced the hiring of Rob Deer as the team's new assistant hitting coach on Monda,  but the old slugger was not the only sign of wildlife spotted around Wrigley Field in recent days. As you can see in the photo above, a pair coyotes w
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  • Giants' World Series share a record $377,003

    Giants' World Series share a record $377,003

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Nov 26, 2012
    A full postseason share for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants was worth a record $377,003, breaking the mark that had stood since the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals.
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  • Molina to be among honorees at writers' dinner

    Molina to be among honorees at writers' dinner

    MLB.com Nov 26, 2012
    The annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT on Jan. 20 at the downtown Millennium Hotel, will honor several members of the 2012 Cardinals that advanced to the National League Championship Series for a second straig…
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  • Wong building case to aid Cards at top of lineup

    Wong building case to aid Cards at top of lineup

    MLB.com Nov 26, 2012
    There's much to like about St. Louis Cardinals second-base prospect Kolten Wong. Having the ability to consistently put the bat on the ball as well as being able to accept walks help profile Wong as a top of the batting order hitter. He should be able t…
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