Found March 26, 2013 on Heff's Sports Blog:
Key Additions SIGNED/RESIGNED: Juan Pierre (OF), Placido Polonco (3B), Jon Rauch (P),  TRADED FOR: Jeff Mathis (C), Henderson Alvares (P), Yunel Escobar (SS), Adeiny Hechavarria (SS) Key Losses Carlos Lee (1B/OF), Jose Reyes (SS), Josh Jonson (SP), Mark Buehrle (SP), Emilio Bonifacio (OF) Projected Divisional Standing Fifth in NL East Please Comment with your opinions! If you have any questions, please email me at mattheffler13@gmail.com
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