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News & Notes: 11.20.2010

-¬†DD’s latest interview infers that a big bat is top priority now.

- Ni was sent down, and Alberto Alburquerque (not to be confused with “Albuquerque”) signed to minor league deal and added to the 40.

- Ordonez news – Boras is already doing his thing, and Jason Beck thinks this means that Maggs will sit deep into free agency before making a decision.

- Heyman furthered the notion of a Grienke deal, and ponders - why not Soria too?  Interestingly, Soria has a limited no-trade clause that gives him the right to veto deals to the Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies, Red Sox, Tigers and Yankees.

- Apparently, no trade to the Tigers clauses are popular these days.

Posted by on November 20, 2010.

Categories: 2010 Season, Links, Winter Meetings

7 Responses

  1. The no-trade clauses mean we’ve hit the big-time, and are considered a big market team. Players do that to force teams to renegotiate their contracts up in return for waiving their no-trade. That’s why most no-trade clause lists start off with Yankees and Red Sox.

    It used to be the exact opposite–no-trade lists used to always start Royals, Pirates, and before 2006, Tigers.

    by Coleman on Nov 20, 2010 at 2:07 pm

  2. Our cohorts on Justin Upton’s list (last link) aren’t quite so flattering.

    by Kevin in Dallas on Nov 22, 2010 at 12:11 am

  3. Well I guess his particular no-trade list came from his desire to not want to live in those cities or play for teams he personally doesn’t care for perhaps. Upton doesn’t like crappy teams in midwest cities, and is afraid of living in an earthquake zone but will chance it is it’s for one of the good California teams.

    by TSE on Nov 22, 2010 at 6:04 pm

  4. I wonder if any players have clauses against being traded for a player to be named later. Because if I’m being traded, I want to know for whom–now!!

    by Coleman on Nov 22, 2010 at 11:29 pm


    Reports are the Tigers are close to signing Martinez.

    by steeser on Nov 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm

  6. Signing Victor Martinez is huge for the Tigers. It fills two needs with one stroke – great job Dombrowski. I have a few thoughts on the signing… just click on my name above.

    by PJ Lincoln on Nov 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm

  7. Remember when Johnny Damon looked at Miguel and said, “MVP, baby, MVP.” Please don’t disappoint me, Johnny.

    by kathy on Nov 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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