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Phillies Get Halladay; Lackey, BoSox Near Deal

Philly may also ship Lee to Seattle; Angels sign Matsui

(Newser) - Baseball’s hot stove was boiling mightily today, with the Philadelphia Phillies making the biggest news, reaching a deal to land Toronto right-hander Roy Halladay. That move could be part of a three-team trade, Jayson Stark hears, with Philadelphia sending left-hander Cliff Lee to Seattle. Toronto and Seattle would receive... More »

In the End, Manny Had to Go

Mercurial slugger's departure was inevitable

(Newser) - The Manny Ramirez balance sheet didn't add up, and the Red Sox finally had to deal the headline-grabbing outfielder for the good of the team, writes Dan Shaughnessy in the Boston Globe. "On paper, the Sox are not as strong as they were," he acknowledges. But "this... More »

Done Deal: Santana Joins Mets

Surpasses Zito deal to earn largest financial windfall ever for a pitcher

(Newser) - After a tense three days of negotiation, including a 2-hour extension to cap off the talks, the Mets and Johan Santana officially reached an agreement around 6:30 last night, the New York Times reports. The two parties settled on a $137.5 million, six-year contract extension, marking the largest... More »

O's Owner the Apparent Snag in Bedard Deal

Philly, meanwhile, adds Feliz at third while Red Sox deepen bullpen

(Newser) - A proposed trade of Orioles rising star and left-handed pitcher Erik Bedard still awaits the blessing of Peter Angelos, reports ESPN. Bedard, who won 13 for Baltimore last year, would go to Seattle for a package of prospects including outfielder Adam Jones. There are no guarantees, though, as Angelos is... More »

Rolen, Glaus May Swap Cities

Exchange of injury-prone third basemen may close Monday

(Newser) - Scott Rolen, who has become increasingly unhappy in St. Louis, specifically with manager Tony LaRussa, is reportedly headed to Toronto in exchange for fellow third baseman Troy Glaus. Both sluggers have fought injuries, with each missing more than 45 games in 2007. The deal is contingent on both players passing... More »

Wood Signs 1-year Deal to Close for Cubs

Oft-injured hurler inks incentive-laden contract worth $4.2 million

(Newser) - Nearly a decade since he burst onto the scene with a 20 strikeout game in just his fifth big league start, Kerry Wood has assumed a new role with the Chicago Cubs. The injury-plagued hurler signed a one-year, $4.2 million deal to be the club’s new closer. Wood... More »

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