SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23 EDITION
— Nick Swisher sweepstakes are over. The winner? The mistake by the lake, better known as Cleveland.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 EDITION
— Raul Ibanez to sign with the Mariners.
— Cody Ross signs a 3-year with the DBags. Opens door for trading Jason Kubel.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 EDITION
— The Indians sign Scott Kazmir.
— Pirates, Francisco Liriano agree to deal for guarantee 2 yrs./just under $13m.
100 Days until Opening Day!
— The Poodres sign Cody Ransom.
— Braves sign Rich Harden.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 EDITION
— Rangers to sign A.J. Pierzynski.
— Cubs to sign Edwin Jackson.
— Mariners to sign Placebo Polanco.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 EDITION
— The Dodgers are interested in both Chris Perez and Joel Hanrahan.
— Ichiro Suzuki signs with the Yankees for 2 yrs./$13m.
— Angels send Kendrys Morales to the Mariners for Jason Vargas.
— The Astros acquire John Ely from the Codgers for Rob Rasmussen.
— With no real hope to stay on the WC, Nick Swisher has looked at offers from both the Indians and the Strangers.
— The Rangers are showing interest in Cody Ross, as the Phillies shift their sights to Vernon Wells.
— Kevin Youkilis‘ wanted to continue his career near his Bay Area home. Who knew?
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 EDITION
— The Indians are putting on a show for Nick Swisher, who is in Cleveland for a chat. They put his face on the scoreboard. Huzzaz. I wonder if he noticed the ice skating rink in the middle of the infield? Of course, Brandon McCarthy and Chris Kluwe (punter, Vikings) make fun of this. To quote Kluwe, “Don’t you know the greatest inducement for a professional athlete to sign as a FA is to see electricity in action?!,” while McCarthy adds, “”Sure you spent four years with the most recognizable baseball team on Earth but here’s your name & face on OUR scoreboard. Ready to sign?”
— Colin Cowgill goes to the Mets.
— Dodgers are shopping Andre Ethier.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 EDITION
San Francisco Giants news:
— Santiago Casilla signs for 3 yrs. WB Torture.
— The A’s sign Hiroyuki Nakajima at 2 yrs./$6.5m.
— The Brewers sign Donnie Murphy.
— The Astros sign Carlos Pena.
— The Tigers have signed Annabelle Sanchez to a 5 yr. deal with options.
— R.A. Dickey gets 2 yr./$25m extension from the Blue Jays.
— The Red Sox to sign Stephen Drew.
— The Twins sign Mike Pelfry.