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June 24, 2007
Offense -- He can hit anything. What makes him such a good hitter is that he can use all fields. He doesn't have the optimum amount of power for a first baseman but he can be a Mark Grace-type hitter. Defense -- He is very smooth. He has very soft hands and can make saves. He's very stylish, like Keith Hernandez without the range. His range is a little suspect, but I think there is potential there. Overall -- Adrian has a chance to win a batting title and a Gold Glove. He's that kind of player.
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Phil Rogers | October 22, 2011
Before the White Sox signed Adam Dunn last December, they tried to make a trade for Adrian Gonzalez. But Gonzalez went from San Diego to Boston in a perhaps-too-convenient transaction between the Padres' Jed Hoyer and the Red Sox's Theo Epstein. Both Epstein and Hoyer are now on their way to the Cubs, carrying five-year contracts in the backpacks they will tote to their transition housing in Wrigleyville. When Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts first identified Epstein as the decision-maker he had to hire, he rejected the idea of having someone like Hall of Famer Pat Gillick in his chain of command.
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December 17, 2010
Magglio Ordonez and the Tigers agreed to a $10 million, one-year contract. The team declined Ordonez's $15 million option in October. The outfielder, who turns 37 next month, is coming off ankle surgery. •The Athletics acquired outfielder Josh Willingham from the Nationals for a pair of prospects. … Japanese batting champion Tsuyoshi Nishioka and the Twins reportedly have reached a three-year deal worth about $10 million. •Former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract with the Red Sox, who also signed righty reliever Matt Albers and sent utilityman Eric Patterson to the Padres to complete the Adrian Gonzalez trade.
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February 21, 2011
He's going nowhere Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun Stand by for months of Albert angst in St. Louis and rampant free agent speculation in each of Major League Baseball's large-market cities ... and it will all be much ado about nothing. If he isn't a Cardinal in 2012, my three well-regarded Tribune Co. colleagues, I will come over and wax your cars. The Cardinals will keep him if they have to tie him to a chair and bring in a cult deprogrammer to turn him against his agent, but that probably won't be necessary.
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December 5, 2010
All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was in Boston on Saturday to take a physical exam needed to complete a trade from the Padres to the Red Sox, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press. Gonzalez had surgery on his non-throwing right shoulder on Oct. 20. The Padres said then that Gonzalez was expected to be ready for spring training. The Padres will receive three top prospects — right-hander Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and outfielder Reymond Fuentes — plus a player to be determined.
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By Phil Rogers and On Baseball | April 18, 2010
David Ortiz's horrible start could accelerate the timetable for the next round of talks between the Red Sox and Padres regarding Adrian Gonzalez. … Milton Bradley's game-winning homer for the Mariners on Tuesday was his first to give his team a lead in the seventh inning or later since Sept. 22, 2006, when he was with the A's. No wonder he's considered an anti-hero. … Brad Ausmus, 41, vows to work hard to get back on the field with the Dodgers after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.
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February 21, 2011
He's going nowhere Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun Stand by for months of Albert angst in St. Louis and rampant free agent speculation in each of Major League Baseball's large-market cities ... and it will all be much ado about nothing. If he isn't a Cardinal in 2012, my three well-regarded Tribune Co. colleagues, I will come over and wax your cars. The Cardinals will keep him if they have to tie him to a chair and bring in a cult deprogrammer to turn him against his agent, but that probably won't be necessary.
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By Phil Rogers | December 6, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. — Raise your hand if you saw this one coming. Jayson Werth is leaving the powerful Phillies for the Nationals, taking the highest offer even though it came from a perennial doormat. Agent Scott Boras got Werth the huge contract he was searching for — reportedly a seven-year, $126 million deal that topped offers from contenders, including the Red Sox, Tigers and Phillies. It's unclear how much more the Nationals bid than any other team, but the Red Sox's offer was reportedly only for four years.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 19, 2010
A rare clutch hit finally came in the top of the ninth inning when Julio Lugo dropped a two-out single into left field in front of a diving Scott Hairston, scoring Ty Wigginton from second base and giving the Orioles a rare late-inning lead. But if there's been another main contributing factor to the Orioles' awful start other than a punchless offense, it's been a failure to get outs late in games. On Friday, it was David Hernandez's turn to squander a one-run lead in the ninth inning and what would have been a feel-good victory against baseball's surprise team.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | December 18, 2009
With three of their biggest offseason needs seemingly filled a week before Christmas, the suddenly aggressive Orioles are now expected to adopt a wait-and-see approach before putting the final touches on their 2010 roster. After adding veteran starter Kevin Millwood in a trade with the Texas Rangers last week and agreeing to terms with left-hand- ed closer Mike Gonzalez and former Colorado Rockies third baseman Garrett Atkins on Wednesday, team officials acknowledged that their next move probably won't come until 2010.
SPORTS
December 17, 2010
Magglio Ordonez and the Tigers agreed to a $10 million, one-year contract. The team declined Ordonez's $15 million option in October. The outfielder, who turns 37 next month, is coming off ankle surgery. •The Athletics acquired outfielder Josh Willingham from the Nationals for a pair of prospects. … Japanese batting champion Tsuyoshi Nishioka and the Twins reportedly have reached a three-year deal worth about $10 million. •Former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract with the Red Sox, who also signed righty reliever Matt Albers and sent utilityman Eric Patterson to the Padres to complete the Adrian Gonzalez trade.
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By Phil Rogers | December 6, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. — Raise your hand if you saw this one coming. Jayson Werth is leaving the powerful Phillies for the Nationals, taking the highest offer even though it came from a perennial doormat. Agent Scott Boras got Werth the huge contract he was searching for — reportedly a seven-year, $126 million deal that topped offers from contenders, including the Red Sox, Tigers and Phillies. It's unclear how much more the Nationals bid than any other team, but the Red Sox's offer was reportedly only for four years.
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December 5, 2010
All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was in Boston on Saturday to take a physical exam needed to complete a trade from the Padres to the Red Sox, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press. Gonzalez had surgery on his non-throwing right shoulder on Oct. 20. The Padres said then that Gonzalez was expected to be ready for spring training. The Padres will receive three top prospects — right-hander Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and outfielder Reymond Fuentes — plus a player to be determined.
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By Phil Rogers | July 11, 2010
Hold on to your wallets. We have reached the time of year when the media and fans clamor for teams in contention to snag the best midseason reinforcements available. Teams feel pressure to make moves (and headlines), whether there's a gaping hole to fill or not. Yet it's always a seller's market for the top players available. Teams are going to mortgage the future for a short-term gain that few will realize. Sometimes you give up talent but get the result you wanted. The Blue Jays sent Jeff Kent to the Mets to get David Cone in 1992, and Cone helped them win a championship.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 19, 2010
A rare clutch hit finally came in the top of the ninth inning when Julio Lugo dropped a two-out single into left field in front of a diving Scott Hairston, scoring Ty Wigginton from second base and giving the Orioles a rare late-inning lead. But if there's been another main contributing factor to the Orioles' awful start other than a punchless offense, it's been a failure to get outs late in games. On Friday, it was David Hernandez's turn to squander a one-run lead in the ninth inning and what would have been a feel-good victory against baseball's surprise team.
SPORTS
By Phil Rogers and On Baseball | April 18, 2010
David Ortiz's horrible start could accelerate the timetable for the next round of talks between the Red Sox and Padres regarding Adrian Gonzalez. … Milton Bradley's game-winning homer for the Mariners on Tuesday was his first to give his team a lead in the seventh inning or later since Sept. 22, 2006, when he was with the A's. No wonder he's considered an anti-hero. … Brad Ausmus, 41, vows to work hard to get back on the field with the Dodgers after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.
SPORTS
By Phil Rogers | July 11, 2010
Hold on to your wallets. We have reached the time of year when the media and fans clamor for teams in contention to snag the best midseason reinforcements available. Teams feel pressure to make moves (and headlines), whether there's a gaping hole to fill or not. Yet it's always a seller's market for the top players available. Teams are going to mortgage the future for a short-term gain that few will realize. Sometimes you give up talent but get the result you wanted. The Blue Jays sent Jeff Kent to the Mets to get David Cone in 1992, and Cone helped them win a championship.
NEWS
Phil Rogers | October 22, 2011
Before the White Sox signed Adam Dunn last December, they tried to make a trade for Adrian Gonzalez. But Gonzalez went from San Diego to Boston in a perhaps-too-convenient transaction between the Padres' Jed Hoyer and the Red Sox's Theo Epstein. Both Epstein and Hoyer are now on their way to the Cubs, carrying five-year contracts in the backpacks they will tote to their transition housing in Wrigleyville. When Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts first identified Epstein as the decision-maker he had to hire, he rejected the idea of having someone like Hall of Famer Pat Gillick in his chain of command.
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By Phil Rogers | January 3, 2010
They were Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Don Miller and Elmer Layden, but you probably know them as Notre Dame's Four Horsemen of the 1920s. "Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again," Grantland Rice wrote after a 13-7 upset of Army. "In dramatic lore they are known as famine, pestilence, destruction and death. Those are only aliases." We bring you a baseball version of these literary horsemen of the Apocalypse. They are Albert Pujols, Joe Mauer, Prince Fielder and Adrian Gonzalez.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | December 18, 2009
With three of their biggest offseason needs seemingly filled a week before Christmas, the suddenly aggressive Orioles are now expected to adopt a wait-and-see approach before putting the final touches on their 2010 roster. After adding veteran starter Kevin Millwood in a trade with the Texas Rangers last week and agreeing to terms with left-hand- ed closer Mike Gonzalez and former Colorado Rockies third baseman Garrett Atkins on Wednesday, team officials acknowledged that their next move probably won't come until 2010.
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