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    "Marvin Miller Dies
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 27 at 8:48am CST]
    Marvin Miller, the first executive director of the MLB Players Association, died this morning at the age of 95, Yahoo's Jeff Passan reports (on Twitter). Condolences to Miller's family and the MLBPA.

    Miller led the MLBPA from its inception in 1966 until 1982. Under Miller the MLBPA worked to overturn baseball's reserve clause in a decision that led to free agency. The association also obtained many other rights for players, including the right to salary arbitration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ieddyi View Post
    "Marvin Miller Dies
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 27 at 8:48am CST]
    Marvin Miller, the first executive director of the MLB Players Association, died this morning at the age of 95, Yahoo's Jeff Passan reports (on Twitter). Condolences to Miller's family and the MLBPA.

    Miller led the MLBPA from its inception in 1966 until 1982. Under Miller the MLBPA worked to overturn baseball's reserve clause in a decision that led to free agency. The association also obtained many other rights for players, including the right to salary arbitration."

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Longoria signs an extension:

    Evan Longoria wants to be with the Tampa Bay Rays for his entire big league career.

    The slugging third baseman agreed Monday to a 10-year contract that adds six guaranteed seasons and $100 million.

    "I always wanted to be kind of a benchmark player ... the guy that you could think about or associate with the organization," Longoria said. "My goal from Day 1 was to be the first player that played their whole career here, to be the first guy that came into the organization and went out in the organization, and played all the years in between. There's no better place for me."

    The agreement with the three-time All-Star incorporates the remainder of the 27-year-old's existing contract, which called for him to earn $36.6 million over the next four seasons. The new deal includes a team option for 2023 that could make the deal worth $144.6 million over 11 years.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pleasepassthesoup View Post
    He absolutely should be. One of the most important figures in the history of the game.
    I'm sure he'll get in now that he's dead and won't be able to enjoy it. It's like they do that sh*t on purpose sometimes.

    Longo amazes me. How many tens of millions of dollars will he have left on the table when his career is said and done? Probably many. There's certainly something to be said for the value of security, I guess.

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    Carlos Ruiz has been suspended for 25 games for a positive test for amphetamines.http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2012/11/2...ankees+Blog%29

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Braves have reached an agreement with free agent B.J. Upton.

    The terms of the agreement are not yet known, and Upton still has to pass a physical. But this baby is all but official. Upton also drew interest this offseason from the Phillies, Rangers, Nationals and Giants before settling on Atlanta, where he will start in center field. The 28-year-old batted .246/.298/.454 with 28 homers and 31 stolen bases in 146 games this past summer for the Rays.

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    That probably deserves it's own thread, it'll lead to better discussion than having it buried in a mega-thread like this
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    Ken Rosenthal@Ken_Rosenthal #Brewers announce acquisition of RHP Burke Badenhop from #Rays for outfielder Raul Mondesi Jr. Mondesi, 20, was in rookie ball last season.

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    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...vkey=news_milb

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    Geovany Soto has agreed to a one-year contract with the Rangers, pending a physical.
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    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...jason-bay.html

    The Mariners reached an agreement to sign left fielder Jason Bay, tweets Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, pending a physical.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    At least we're not the Marlins:
    Less than a month after acquiring shortstop Yunel Escobar in a monster 12-player deal with Toronto, the Miami Marlins have shipped him to the Tampa Bay Rays for a minor league infielder.


    Miami acquired Escobar as part of a package that saw it send shortstop Jose Reyes, left-handed pitcher Mark Buehrle and right-hander Josh Johnson among others north of the border.
    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/0...r-to-rays.html
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    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...medium=twitter

    The Rangers and Phillies had advanced talks about a trade involving Michael Young earlier this week, and MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan says the deal could happen today. Young is expected to waive his no-trade clause to approve the move to Philadelphia.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    You have to give Texas credit. If this deal goes through, they may actually have the funds to re-sign Hamilton and sign Grienke as well. Wouldn't surprise me if they manage to land Upton on top of it all.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Came off a 72 OPS+ season, after putting up a 125 OPS+ in 2011. Considering he was a Ranger his whole career, that's pretty impressive they were willing to cut ties with him. Can't imagine something like that happening with the Yankee lifer.

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    Dodgers sign Ryu for 6/36

    This is in addition to the 25.75M posting fee they paid
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    So are the Dodgers bad for baseball ruining the sport now?

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    Video of ( a very young ) Ichiro pitching

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...-ichiro-pitch/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdvM0IB5Sbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by teknetic View Post
    Came off a 72 OPS+ season, after putting up a 125 OPS+ in 2011. Considering he was a Ranger his whole career, that's pretty impressive they were willing to cut ties with him. Can't imagine something like that happening with the Yankee lifer.
    I would have taken a gamble on him to rotate at 3B/DH/SS/2B. I expect him to have a bounce-back year in 2013.


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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ieddyi View Post
    Video of ( a very young ) Ichiro pitching

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...-ichiro-pitch/
    Was that amount of cheering for a warm-up toss warranted?

    They should have shown the at bat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    Was that amount of cheering for a warm-up toss warranted?

    They should have shown the at bat!

    They did later on - after the 2:40 mark

    He actually had good velocity and nice movement on his pitches

    Definite improvement over Swisher if it ever comes to that again
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    it did? I saw it cut off right after they cheered for the warm up toss. Hmmm... I must watch again.
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    He actually had good velocity and nice movement on his pitches
    He had a nice, fluid motion. Not that I'd want to see a blowout loss, but considering that they sometimes happen, I'd like to see him pitch an inning or two for the Yankees.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    Was that amount of cheering for a warm-up toss warranted?

    They should have shown the at bat!
    It's an All-Star game in 1996. By that time he had already been a 2-time MVP, batting champion and the Japanese League signle season hits record holder.

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    I'll bet Ichiro could throw the ball from the pitcher's mound, dash to home plate and hit it before it reached to catcher's mitt.

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by -tz View Post
    I'll bet Ichiro could throw the ball from the pitcher's mound, dash to home plate and hit it before it reached to catcher's mitt.
    ......and beat it out for an infield single.
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