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What's Next For Albert Pujols?

The St. Louis Cardinals have won the 2011 World Series in a dramatic comeback against the Texas Rangers. Now the big question arises: What's next for Albert Pujols? Pujols was asked that question after his team had won Game 7 last night, but Pujols remained quiet on the issue. With free agency beginning next week, both the Cardinals and Pujols need to make a decision. The...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Yanks No Longer Pursue Oswalt

The New York Yankees are ending their pursuit of free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt after expressing concern about his chronic back issues. Oswalt has a history of back problems starting when he was with the Houston Astros. He reportedly has two degenerative discs in his lower back and was placed on the disabled list in June with back problems. The Yankees are very scared of his...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Contact Jose Reyes

Free agent shortstop Jose Reyes has been contacted by the Miami Marlins, according to sources. The Marlins are also said to have an interest in free agents Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. The Marlins open up a new stadium next season and would like a top free agent to build interest in the team. Marlins team president David Samson, president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Red Sox Mulling Signing Carlos Beltran

The Boston Red Sox have a need for a right fielder next season and Carlos Beltran could be the newest right fielder playing Pesky's Pole next year at Fenway. Red Sox front office members have talked about possibly signing Beltran or using Ryan Kalish and Josh Reddick in right. Kalish and Reddick would be considerably cheaper for Boston. Beltran hit .300 last season with...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Phillies Courting Papelbon

After the Philadelphia Phillies deal with Ryan Madson seems to have fallen apart, the Phillies are now turning their attention to Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon. The proposed deal with Madson, the Phillies closer last season, has fallen apart and appears to be on his way out of Philadelphia. The Phillies brass is debating whether or not to keep madson or sign Papelbon...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Jose Reyes To Miami "Almost A Done Deal"

It is growing more and more likely that, like LeBron James, Jose Reyes will be taking his talents to South Beach. Reports are swirling that Reyes to the Marlins is "almost a done deal". This move will certainly help the Marlins chances in the NL East. If the deal done in fact get done, Hanley Ramirez, the Marlins current shortstop, will more than likely move to third...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

BREAKING NEWS: PAPELBON TO PHILLIES

Jonathan Papelbon and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a deal. Reports are saying that the deal is four years and around $50 million. The Phillies have went after Papelbon after their proposed deal with Ryan Madson fell apart. Stay tuned for more details.
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

MLB Close To New Labor Deal

At least one sports league won't be going on strike anytime soon. Major League Baseball is close on agreeing to a new labor deal. The new labor deal will pave the way to having two 15 team leagues and expanding the playoff field from eight to ten teams. Also, coming in the near future is year round interleague play. Changes in free agency will be made, too. They have agreed...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Keep the Turnaround Going in Denver Via Free Agency

Every team this time of the year have the same plans, sit down and think back on the season and consider what improvements need to be made. One of the biggest ways teams improve is with free agency. This year there are plenty of veteran players available that will help any team. Here is a list of offensive and defensive players Denver needs to focus on.OffenseWhen you think of the...
Via The New Mile High Magic
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Matt Flynn the answer? For the red and gold nation, YES!!!

3/19/2012by John Campion - contact : jcampion4985@gmail.com, jcampion4985@yardbarker.comwww.sfcitysports.yardbarker.com When the news broke that Matt Flynn was headed to the Seattle Seahawks for three years, $26 million American, it made me almost as happy as I was when Arizona inked Kevin Kolb’s huge, albeit bonus-leveraged, contract before the beginning of last season. â€...
Via SF City Sports Blog
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Terry, Celtics Agree To Deal

Former Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Terry and the Boston Celtics have agreed to a deal, according to sources. The Celtics will sign Terry to a three year deal and will be paid the full mid-level exception of $5 million a year. The signing of Terry to the Celtics will likely end the Ray Allen era in Beantown. The Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, and Memphis Grizzlies have all...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Suns Offer Gordon Max Deal

Phoenix Suns have offered Eric Gordon a 4 year 58 million deal. When Gordon signs the deal on July 11 the Hornets will have 3 days to match it. Many are calling Gordon the next big star at the shooting guard position if he can stay healthy. Most expect the Hornets to match the offer.
Via Double Double Sports
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Land Parise, Suter

The Minnesota Wild has had a very productive Fourth of July to say the least. The Wild has agreed to terms with two of the top free agents in this year's NHL free agent pool. Former New Jersey Devils winger Zach Parise and former Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter both agreed to sign 13 year, $98 million contracts. Parise, a Minnesota native, spurned the Devils...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr, Dallas Stars Agree To One Year Deal

Jaromir Jagr made a very surprising decision on his next NHL destination and inked a one year deal with the Dallas Stars. Jagr agreed to a one year, $4.5 million deal with the Stars, a $1.2 million raise than what he earned last season with the Philadelphia Flyers. The Stars have not made the Stanley Cup playoffs in four seasons, but has already been aggressive in the very early...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers Land Steve Nash

In a shocking twist, the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns have agreed to a sign and trade deal with veteran point guard Steve Nash. Before the agreement was in place, the NBA community expected the New York Knicks to acquire Nash, but it was Kobe Bryant that persuaded Nash to head to Los Angeles. Nash also said that he wanted to be close to Phoenix, where his three children...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Ray Allen To Sign With Heat

According to agent Jim Tanner, Boston Celtics point guard Ray Allen has agreed to a deal with the NBA Champion Miami Heat. Allen was the Heat's top priority this offseason and, while not official, is believed to have agreed to a $3.09 million dollar deal, the mid level exception. The Celtic's offer was worth twice as much as the Heat were offering. The number of years...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Weber Signs Massive Offer Sheet With Flyers

Its already been a tough offseason for the Nashville Predators. The Preds lost Ryan Suter and now are in serious danger of losing their captain, Shea Weber. According to Darren Dreger of TSN, Weber has signed an offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers. The offer sheet is said to be 14 years and could possibly be over $100 million. Nashville now has seven days to match the Flyers...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

MSG's Stock Plummets After Lin Heads for Houston

When Jeremy Lin left the Big Apple for the Lone Star state, it changed the entire dynamic of the New York Knicks as they now prepare without the budding NBA star. But the MSG stock might take some time to recover. A lot of time. According to reporter Darren Rovell, in the last four days, the MSG stock has lost $93 million in value. On Wednesday, the stock lost one percent alone...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

PODCAST Matthew Postins on the inpact of the Dallas Cowboys signing Tony Romo with Bryan Houston

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March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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