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McAdam: Money's right for 40-something starters
Why retire? Curt Schilling and a handful of fellow quadragenarian hurlers still have a lot to give -- and a lot to earn.
Stark: Bonds' contract is no ordinary contract
Why did it take so long for the Giants and Barry Bonds to finalize a one-year deal? Bonds is no ordinary player.
Crasnick: Humbled Sosa gets second chance with Rangers
Because Rangers hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo went to bat for him, Sammy Sosa is getting an opportunity to revive his career.
Olney: Helton to the Red Sox?
If the Red Sox acquired Todd Helton, they'd have a lineup as potent as the Yankees'.
Olney: Whole new ball game for Barfield
Second baseman Josh Barfield knows he will need to make some adjustments in his first season with the Indians, writes Buster Olney.
Crasnick: Free agent afterthoughts
Eric Young and Phil Nevin are among a number of free agents still waiting to land a job as spring training approaches.
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Mariano Rivera Closer Mariano Rivera is in the last year of his deal and wants an extension, but the Yankees aren't likely to offer anything until after the season. More ... Insider


Adam LaRoche Baseball America's Jim Callis' analysis of the trade sending Adam LaRoche to the Pirates:
"The Pirates needed a lefty power threat to team with right-handed-hitting Jason Bay, and LaRoche is a huge upgrade over what they had at first base. ... " More ...


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