Jose Molina signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays for $1.8M. There is a club option for the same amount in 2013 or a $300K buyout.
Update: The Red Sox are expected to choose their new manager from between Gene Lamont and Bobby Valentine tomorrow.
What would you think of going after Matt Garza?
- The Yankees have until Dec. 12 to offer arbitration to Russell Martin, which they are expected to do.
The Cardinals received their World Series shares today. Each player received more than $300K. This year, after losing in the LDS, the Yanks received about $26K each.
Three Yankees semi-prospects were made available for the Rule 5 draft: L/RHP Pat Venditte, OF Eduardo Sosa and OF Abe Almonte.
Draft slotting may threaten to turn two-sport athletes away from baseball. Boston's Brandon Jacobs (not the running back) is one of those guys. He chose pro baseball simply for the superior financial possibilities.
Speaking of Boston, enjoy a video chronicling their September collapse. Oh, and an article about a little known scandal in their past that rivals Penn State's. How is this the first I've heard about it?
The Nationals are reportedly going after Prince Fielder, and if that falls through, Cuban outfielder Yoennis Cespedes. They also have interest in C.J. Wilson, Roy Oswalt and Mark Buehrle.
- Brian Cashman will (again) descend down the side of Stamford's Landmark Building as an elf. Watch for it this Sunday.
- Concerning the starting pitching market, and why it has seemingly stalled.