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Adam Dunn Signs with White Sox

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One less weapon that our divisional rivals (Washington Nationals) can field against us. But they are building their team the right way, via their farm, so this may not be the good news it seems to be.

Buddy Carlyle returns stateside ... to the Yankees

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After just making seven appearances and taking three losses for the Nippon Ham Fighters, Buddy Carlyle is coming back to the states. Signing a minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp, Buddy's going to try and come back with the New York Yankees.

"Hinske is signing with Braves, one year plus an option year."

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"Hinske is signing with Braves, one year plus an option year."

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Giants, Burrell agree to 1-year deal

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Not that we had any interest in him after the Uggla trade, but some saw Burrell as the best and most likely fit if we went to the FA Market. I (think) I would've been OK with Pat The Bat in Atlanta, but I guess we'll never know how that would've turned out.

Diaz good as gone...via Mark Bowman

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A sad day for me because I've really enjoyed watching Matt's completely unorthodox and successful approach to the field and to the plate. Good luck, Matt! Please don't go play for the Phillies.

New Sunday Night Booth

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Dan Shulman, Orel and Bobby V. Not sure how I feel about this (I actually like Bobby V. from the limited times I've seen him and I am lukewarm about Orel) but it can't possibly be worse than Miller and Morgan.

MLB Talks About Braves Farm System

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nothing really special at all, just thought I would share.

Rule 5 possibilities...

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Lists a couple Braves arms, and some hitters we might be attracted in. (relinked below) http://www.bucsdugout.com/2010/11/30/1846381/ba-top-25-rule-5-possibilities Here's another from the Pirates SBNation site on the Rule 5 draft. http://www.bucsdugout.com/2010/11/22/1825674/rule-5-possibilities-2010 Some great, great stuff in those two links.

Joe Pos article on the role of setup and closer roles

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Well written article about the role of closer and set-up man. Had me thinking about just how valuable Venters was this year. Also will be interesting to see who it gets closer role this year.

Vazquez to Marlins

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Damn, was hoping we would make this move. It's only a 1-year deal too.

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