October 2012

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Bruce Levine on Johnson, Marmol, Polanco, Barney, LaHair, Greinke, Hamilton, Expected Payroll

Bruce Levine on Johnson, Marmol, Polanco, Barney, LaHair, Greinke, Hamilton, Expected Payroll

Quite a few relevant and interesting hot stove-type discussions here.

Royals Acquire Ervin Santana from Angels

Royals Acquire Ervin Santana from Angels

It cost a borderline non-prospect, but Santana will be expensive in 2013.

Ken Rosenthal Would Be Surprised if Angels *Don’t* Trade a Pitcher This Week

Ken Rosenthal Would Be Surprised if Angels *Don’t* Trade a Pitcher This Week

Option decisions on Dan Haren and Ervin Santana are looming, and one or both is expected to be dealt soon.

Theo Epstein on Carlos Marmol and the Closer Situation for 2013

Theo Epstein on Carlos Marmol and the Closer Situation for 2013

How does Epstein feel about Carlos Marmol going into 2013, and how would Epstein deal with a void at the back of the bullpen if it should develop.

Still Unnamed Podcast Episode 2: Anibal or Ervin?

Still Unnamed Podcast Episode 2: Anibal or Ervin?

Discussing the relative merits of a couple free agent pitchers, among other things.

Happy Halloween You Filthy Animals and Other Bullets

Happy Halloween You Filthy Animals and Other Bullets

Justin Germano is a free agent, Darwin Barney is humble, and Javier Baez will open at Daytona.

Darwin Barney: Gold Glover

Darwin Barney: Gold Glover

As we’d hoped, if not expected, Barney takes home the hardware for his brilliance at second base this year.

Lukewarm Stove: Ryu, Villanueva, Otani, Polanco, More

Lukewarm Stove: Ryu, Villanueva, Otani, Polanco, More

A dominant 25-year-old lefty starter, freely available to sign? What’s not to want, right?