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Saturday Morning News Dump

Outside of the Sheffield trade, there have been a few other noteworthy transactions.

Jim Edmonds and the Cardinals agreed to a two-year, $19 million extension.

Craig Biggio will be back in Houston for his 20th season, at $5.15 million.

Tom Glavine declined his option with the Mets. Glavine's side of the option was $7.5 million, and the Mets are expected to decline their $14 million option on him. He has already filed provisionally for free agency, and will get a $3 million buyout if/when the Mets decline the option. Glavine is expected to either remain with New York on a new deal or go back to Atlanta. He's 10 wins away from 300 for his career.

Robin Yount won't be back for a second season as Milwaukee's bench coach. Kirk Gibson, who was Alan Trammell's bench coach in that doomed Hometown Heroes experiment, has been given the same job with the Diamondbacks.

Manny Acta has pulled out of the A's managerial search, and Bob Geren is now the leading candidate. I can't believe they let Wash get away. The A's are also reached an agreement with Cisco Systems to be build a long-overdue new park, in Fremont, California. If the city approves the plan, the park could open by 2011.

That son of a bitch Bubba Crosby is now with the Reds.

Bobby Jenks has discovered that he is overweight, and has moved to Chicago for the offseason to work with a nutritionist.

Former Pirates manager and base thief Lloyd McClendon will move from bullpen coach to hitting coach for the Tigers next year, replacing Don Slaught.

Doc Gooden is back out of jail.

The Angels are in the hunt for Barry Zito, and Zito's agent, the lovable Scott Boras, says the interest is mutual. The bigger part of that story might be that if the Angels land Zito, they could trade another one of their starters to Toronto to bring in Vernon Wells.

The Padres traded Josh Barfield to Cleveland for Kevin Kouzmanoff and Andrew Brown. San Diego may look to replace Barfield with Marcus Giles.

Chad Mottola continues to live on under the watch of J.P. Ricciardi. One of my all-time favorite nobodies.