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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Blue Jays, Rasmus, D’Backs

On this date in 2010, the Red Sox and Bobby Jenks agreed to a two-year, $12MM deal. Jenks was brought in to be a top notch setup man for Jonathan Papelbon, but health troubles ultimately derailed that plan – he made 19 appearances for Boston in 2011 and that was all for him.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Orioles, Angels, Montero

On this date in 1985, Roger Maris died at the age of 51 after a two-year battle with lymphatic cancer.  Maris, who set a long-standing record of 61 home runs in a season and won two MVP awards, was never inducted into the Hall of Fame, with some saying that he did not have the career numbers to enter Cooperstown.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Yankees, Markakis, Hamels

On this date in 2005, the Rangers traded Alfonso Soriano to the Nationals for outfielders Brad Wilkerson and Terrmel Sledge and pitcher Armando Galarraga.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Tomas, Red Sox, Angels

On this date in 2012, Mets third baseman David Wright agreed a seven-year, $122MM contract extension.  The new money, when combined with his previously exercised 2013 club option, made for an eight-year, $138MM pact.  Wright slashed just .269/.324/.374 last year while dealing with a left shoulder injury and will look to get back on track in 2015.  This week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D’Backs, Upton, Angels

On this date in 1988, Steve Sax signed a three-year deal as a free agent with the Yankees, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. The former NL Rookie of the year replaced Willie Randolph at second base and Randolph went on to sign with the World Champion Dodgers, replacing Sax.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Rangers, Piscotty, Cabrera

On this date in 2011, Rays skipper Joe Maddon won the American League Manager of the Year Award for the second time after leading Tampa Bay to a 91-71 record.   For years, Maddon helped the Rays defy the odds, and now he’ll try to help the Cubs snap the Curse of the Billy Goat.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Amaro, Seager, Scherzer

On this day in 1976, the Athletics released outfielder Billy Williams, marking the end of his Major League career. Williams played all but two of those seasons with the Cubs, hitting 392 of his 426 home runs for Chicago. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere.


Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Jones, Pollock, Kaneko

It was on this day in 1995 that the Yankees hired Joe Torre as their manager. Torre was something of a questionable hire at the time, given that he had already been fired in three previous managerial jobs and had a losing record (894-1003) as a bench boss.  Needless to say, he turned that reputation around in the Bronx — Torre won four World Series championships, six AL pennants and 10 AL East titles as the Yankees’ manager, leading them to the postseason in all 12 of his years with the team.  This success paved the way for Torre’s induction into the Hall of Fame last summer.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere…

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Markakis, Crisp, Friedman

On this date in 2000, Joe Torre became the fifth manager to win four World Series championships, joining Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel, Connie Mack, and Walter Alston in the exclusive club.  McCarthy and Stengel sit atop the leaderboard with seven World Series rings, a record that will not be tied or topped for a very long time, if ever.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Orioles, Hernandez, Royals, Giants

Blue Jays star outfielder Jose Bautista was born on this date in 1980.  The 34-year-old has made five consecutive All-Star appearances for Toronto and slashed .286/.403/.524 in 2014.  He’ll look to extend that All-Star streak to six consecutive seasons and help the Blue Jays get back to the playoffs in 2015.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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