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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Orioles, Barnes, D’Backs

On this date in 2010, Stephen Strasburg threw two scoreless innings against Detroit in his much anticipated first exhibition start for the Nationals.  The former San Diego State right-hander, the recipient of the Golden Spikes award as best amateur baseball player in the nation, was selected as the number one overall pick in the 2009 draft, signing a record $15.1MM, four-year deal with Washington.  Here's this week's look around the blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Colletti, Izturis, Parra

On this date in 2005, wearing their regular-season home uniforms instead of the traditional batting-practice spring training jerseys, the Nationals in their first game ever beat the Mets in the exhibition opener at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida, 5-3.  The first and last games the Expos played, before moving from Montreal to Washington to become the Nats, were also against Mets.  This week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Orioles, Rays, Holmberg

On this date in 2000, Cubs manager Don Baylor named four captains including first baseman Mark Grace, right fielder Sammy Sosa, pitcher Kevin Tapani, and reliever Rick Aguilera.  The quartet became the Cubs' first captains since the 1960s and early 1970s, when Ron Santo held the position.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Fregosi, Japan, Orioles

On this date in 2004, the Rangers traded Alex Rodriguez along with cash to the Yankees in exchange for Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named later, Joaquin Arias.  The deal came on the heels of the MLBPA nixing the deal that would have sent the AL MVP to the Red Sox for Manny Ramirez.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Drabek, Orioles, D’Backs

On this date in 1971, Satchel Paige became the first Negro League star to be selected to the Hall of Fame. The right-hander, the oldest player in the majors to make his big league debut, became a legend during his professional career, which lasted from the 1920s until 1965, playing in several different Negro Leagues and with the Indians, Browns, and A's.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Norris, Bucs, D’Backs

On this date in 1999 Padres' outfielder Greg Vaughn became the first player in major league history to hit 50 home runs in a season and then be traded.  The slugger was shipped to the Reds along with Mark Sweeney for Reggie Sanders, Damian Jackson, and Josh Harris.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Price, Tanaka, Orioles

On this date in 1989, The rules initiated during the '88 season to make balk calls more uniform throughout baseball were rescinded and replaced by the pre-1988 rules.  The wording change from 'a complete stop' to 'a single complete and discernible stop, with both feet on the ground' had caused umpires to call an unprecedented amount of balks in both the American and National League.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Morrow, Martin, D’Backs

On this date in 1972, at the age of 36, Dodgers southpaw Sandy Koufax became the youngest player to be elected into the Hall of Fame.  Also getting the nod from the baseball writers in ’72: Yankees legend Yogi Berra and Early Wynn, a 300-game winner.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Middlebrooks, Burnett, Orioles

On this date in 1920, the secret deal made on December 26th to sell Babe Ruth to the Yankees for $125K (twice the amount ever paid previously for a player) was announced publicly.  Harry Frazee, the cash-strapped owner of the Red Sox, also secured a $300K loan from the Yankees as part of the deal.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Blue Jays, Tanaka, Mets

On this date in 2005, the Diamondbacks send Troy Glaus and highly touted infield prospect Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays in exchange for Gold Glove second baseman Orlando Hudson and starter Miguel Batista. Toronto’s active off-season in which the team has also signed starter A.J. Burnett, closer B.J. Ryan and first baseman Lyle Overbay convinced the third baseman to waive his limited no-trade clause.  As for Santos, he never made his mark as an infielder, but instead found his success on the mound.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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