Found December 25, 2011 on USS Mariner:
For Christmas this year, USSM would like to present you with gifts of not doing things. We would like to offer you no Felix Hernandez trade rumors, a day free of speculation about Prince Fielder, and a lack of doom and gloom about the team’s future. We hope you enjoy freedom from these annoyances. More seriously, though, enjoy your holiday with friends and family. I’m thrilled to be spending this Christmas at home with my wife, just having gotten out of the hospital on Thursday. Early in the week, it was possible that I’d have to spend this Christmas in the hospital, tied to an IV, but thankfully my immune system recovered on Thursday and I’m able to enjoy this Christmas with loved ones. In fact, as long as the leukemia doesn’t return, I should be done with hospitalizations entirely. I have one more bone marrow biopsy on January 10th, but if that comes back clean, we’ll go into maintenance mode and reduce my check-up schedule from twice a week to once a month. While there’...

Prince Fielder Rumors: Saturday

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  Derrek Lee is one of the first base options who are waiting on Prince Fielder to sign. Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports took a look at five off-season stories that will carry over in to the 2012 calendar year.  The first two on his list were the first base market, focusing on Prince Fielder, then the players on the market after Fielder. Fielder is definitely holding the market up...

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Crew's banner year ends with a bombshell

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Quick Hits: Fielder, Rangers, White Sox, Danks

On this date in 1995, the Orioles acquired David Wells from the Reds for Curtis Goodwin and minor leaguer Trovin Valdez.  This marked the second time Boomer was traded that year as he was shipped from the Tigers to Cincinnati at the July deadline.  Here's a look at today's links.. As Prince Fielder continues to look for his next home, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis...

Last Year's Best Roster Additions

The final days of December are just a bit past the midpoint of baseball's hot stove season. Many big purchases have been made, while a few marquee prizes still shine in the sales brochures produced by their agents. This season, Prince Fielder, Ryan Madson, Edwin Jackson, among others, will make many millions of dollars after Christmas.Instead of the usual guessing game as to...

Daily Friar 12.27.11

Padres endure year of challenge, change - "It was a year of change for the Padres in 2011, as after winning 90 games in 2010 the club slipped to last place in the National League West, struggling to score runs without All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez while also failing to replicate any of the mojo they had the previous season."   Could John Moores...
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