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Three Year Deal for Joaquin Benoit and Tigers

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Benoit spun last year's huge bounce back performance into a 3year/$16.5M contract. Wow. I know all of us want Theo to go out and sign a big name reliever, but isn't $5.5M per year kind of a lot? Or is that just me?

Rosenthal: John Buck to sign with Marlins

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So there goes that option.

GMs say the biggest names already under discussion include former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke of...

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GMs say the biggest names already under discussion include former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke of Kansas City; All-Star first basemen Adrian Gonzalez of San Diego and Prince Fielder of Milwaukee; outfield brothers Justin Upton of Arizona and B.J. Upton of Tampa Bay; All-Star right fielder Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees; All-Star closers Bobby Jenks of the Chicago White Sox and Jonathan Papelbon of Boston; and infielders Dan Uggla of Florida; Jason Bartlett of Tampa Bay and Mark Reynolds of Arizona.

USA Today: Red Sox Discussing Possible Papelbon Trade?

Time Between Pitches: Leaders and Trailers

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The Red Sox have the longest average time between pitches in the majors at 23.3 seconds. Yankees are second at 22.8. Also, Daisuke had the 22nd longest time, and it seems that almost all of those longer than him were relievers.

Theo: Red Sox want Beltre & Martinez

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" Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein reiterated on Friday the team's strong interest in re-signing third baseman Adrian Beltre and catcher Victor Martinez, while acknowledging that the club has had recent discussions with Kevin Youkilis about returning to third base if Beltre does not come back, and that both the player and team are comfortable with that move."

"Baseball is a sport played by the dexterous, but only understood by the POINTDEXTEROUS!!!!!" -...

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"Baseball is a sport played by the dexterous, but only understood by the POINTDEXTEROUS!!!!!" - Professor Frink

Fukudome for Matsuzaka?

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Posted on MLB.com's Hot Stove Blog. Here's the link to the original tweet from The Chicago Tribune's Phil Rogers. Probably nothing here of substance, but that sounds like an awful, awful idea to me.

Minors Details Episode 1

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Alex Speier is one of our favorite Red Sox beat writers here at OTM. He's also a very valuable resource when it comes to the team farm system. Lucky us, he now has a weekly Podcast and his first guests are: Mike Hazen and BA's Jim Callis!

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