Found February 08, 2012 on My Sports Rumors:
It’s known all around baseball that the Miami Marlins are very high on Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes. He’s scheduled to be in Miami today to meet with team officials and many believe he’ll be offered a contract, one around $60 million over six years. Unfortunately for the Marlins, Cespedes can still only negotiate not agree to a deal as he hasn’t received clearance from the Office of Foreign Assets Control yet. So if that takes a while it could leave room for a surprise team like the Baltimore Orioles to sweep him off his feet. @Buster_ESPN: The Marlins could make an offer to Cespedes today. Meanwhile, the Orioles are assessing their level of interest. Buster’s source is Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports – School of Roch. Kubatko is reporting that Fred Ferreira, the Orioles executive director of international scouting, will be taking a trip to the Dominican Republic within the next ten days to scout Cespedes. If he likes what he says one could presumably expect an offer to follow...

Jose Reyes' Cut Dreadlocks Sold on eBay, Proceeds Going to Make-A-Wish Foundation

An eBay auction for the signature dreadlocks of Jose Reyes have garnered $10,200 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. The Miami Marlins' newly acquired shortstop cut his hair in order to abide by team rules, and is giving the hair to a lucky fan. The locks, which had been cut last in 2007, were snipped on Feb. 3 at Jordan's Barber Shop in New York City. This...

Bergesen, Orioles go to salary arbitration hearing

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Orioles Banned From South Korea After Signing 17-Year-Old Pitching Prospect

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Miami Marlins poll: Did Anibal Sanchez merit a multi-year deal?

By no means is it a given Anibal Sanchez is gone after this year, but it’s a real possibility now that the Marlins decided to let him play out his final season before qualifying for free agency. Sanchez on Monday learned he won his arbitration hearing against the club and will earn $8 million in 2012. The two sides did not discuss a multi-year deal before exchanging figures last...

Orioles agree to Minor League deal with Nick Johnson

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Popular veteran Guthrie recalls his five season with O's after trade

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How Did They Get Their Name – The American League East, Part 1 of 6

Have you always wondered how baseball teams got their names?  I have.  So, a little while ago I did some research and looked into each Major League Baseball team and tried to establish how they got named.  Some were easy and quick, others have a long history of names to go through.  This is the first of six postings, giving a little history about the team names and how they were...

Bergesen loses arbitration hearing, will be paid $800,000

Orioles right-hander Brad Bergesen lost his arbitration bid Thursday, giving the team its seventh consecutive victory in the process.
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