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Another Monday in this insufferable offseason...

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Johan Santana close to signing minor league deal | HardballTalk
It is being further reported that the Twins are not among the teams that have made an offer to Santana.

Could Samardzija still end up with O's? | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore In this potential battle of wits between O.G. boy wonder G.M. and newer vintage, what price Samardzija?

Ranking the worst off-seasons so far | HardballTalk
I'll have to go back and see if this guy listed the Nats and Blue Jays as having the best offseasons last year.

School of Roch: Taking a closer look at Jones' season
This just in: Adam Jones is good...and other fun facts.

Camden Depot: Relievers Getting Paid the Same and Resolving the Orioles Closer Position It seems like it's been days since we talked about it...

(LEAD) Local baseball team admits to inking pitcher to illegal, multiyear deal
Don't feel so bad HBGM, even KBO teams have trouble following their rules...

On this day in 1907, the Mills Commission released their report claiming that Abner Doubleday had invented baseball. Their decision was almost entirely based on the spurious testimony of Abner Graves.

It's the birthday of Jim Hoey (presently looking for a gig in the U.S.) and Archie Corbin...also Grant Balfour.