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Jimmy Rollins (ugh) and Alex Rodriguez won the MVP awards.

Mike Lowell is staying in Boston for three years, $37.5 million. I wonder how the Red Sox fans will deal with that when Lowell, you know, gets old? Which could be next season.

Masahide Kobayashi will be closing for the Indians next year. He has agreed to a two-year, $6.25 million deal. That's quite a bargain, probably. Kobayashi is 33.

Mariano Rivera got a lot of money to stay with the Yankees. I remain curious who's going to be in charge of giving him a lead.

The White Sox traded Jon Garland to the Angels for Orlando Cabrera, which I think is kind of a lateral move for them. It opens up the Angels to dealing for Tejada, though. I hope they do.

The White Sox also cut Scott Podsednik.

The Mets traded Guillermo Mota to Milwaukee for Johnny Estrada, and gave 32-year old Luis Castillo a four-year, $25 million deal. Castillo still gets on base OK, but he has no power and his wheels are shot.

Tom Glavine gave the Braves a huge hometown discount, signing for one year at $8 million. For someone still as productive as Glavine, that's a steal for Atlanta.

The Twins have offered Johan Santana a five-year, $93 million contract. This may hopefully, finally, prove that every major league team has a whole lot of money.

Torii Hunter is probably going to make his decision sometime next week. Most reports are that the White Sox and Rangers are the leading candidates.