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Winter meetings deals for ex-Twins

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The Tigers have reached agreement with free-agent shortstop Adam Everett, according to a major-league source.

The one-year deal will be worth approximately $1 million, plus incentives, and is pending a physical.

Detroit also made official its deal with the Rangers to acquire catcher Gerald Laird, meaning the Tigers have addressed their catcher and shortstop needs in the span of about 24 hours.

Everett hit .213 in 48 games for the Twins last season. He spent seven seasons with the Astros prior to his stint in Minnesota.

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Scraping the bottom of the ol' barrel. Guess they looked at our payroll, then theirs and realized money doesn't buy championships. Of course talent does, too bad they haven't figured that one out yet and are signing has beens. Royals are making some decent deals thus far in the offseason, they will be a good team in a few years, they just have to keep their pitching in line. Grienke is an animal- when the voices in his head tell him to be wink

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Casey Blake will not be a Twin. The Twins do not want to give Blake a 3rd year on a new deal.

A.J. Burnett will be with the Braves or Yankees. Tejada or Wiggington could be dealt. Milton Bradley might go to the Cubs and Raul Ibanez might go to the Braves.

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LAS VEGAS -- The Brewers closed the deal with free-agent third baseman Mike Lamb on Tuesday morning, inking the veteran to a one-year contract that had been in the works for several days.

Lamb, 33, finished the 2007 regular season with Milwaukee after he was released by the Twins five months into a two-year, $6.6 million contract. The Brewers are believed to have committed something close to the league minimum of $400,000 for Lamb, and the Twins will be on the hook for the rest of the $3 million they guaranteed him for 2009.

The Brewers are seeking left-handed bats this offseason and they liked what they had in Lamb, who hit .273 (3-for-11) in his brief stint with the Brewers and was not eligible for the postseason roster because Milwaukee didn't acquire him until Sept. 5. He's likely to split time at third base in 2009 with right-handed hitter Bill Hall, though Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Monday that prospect Mat Gamel -- another left-handed hitter -- will also get a chance to win playing time.

Lamb is a .277 hitter in parts of nine seasons with the Rangers, Astros, Twins and Brewers, and his best years were in Houston, including a 14-homer, 58-RBI 2004 season and a 2006 in which he batted a career-high .307. Melvin was the Rangers' GM when Texas took Lamb in the seventh round of the 1997 First-Year Player Draft.

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When are the Twins going to learn to sign these over the hill has beens to 1 year deals??? Probably still paying Rondell White money.

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Dodgeras signed both Casey Blake and Mark Loretta. They gave Blake the 3rd year. 3yrs 17mil. Twins offered 2yrs 14mil.

Rafael Furcal may go to the Royals, A's, Dodgers, or Blue Jays

Royals also talking about Orlando Cabrera

Kerry Wood is either going to the Indians or Rangers for 2yr 14mil.

J.J. Putz for Prince Fielder trade is in the works.

Rays might want Delmon Young back from the Twins in a three team trade that involved Colorado and Garret Atkins going to the Twins while the Rockies get Andy Sonnastine and Edwin Jackson from the Rays.

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J.J. Putz for Prince Fielder trade is in the works.

I would stay away from Putz if I were any GM in the Majors. He was on my fantasy team and had some bad arm issues most of the season. When he was somewhat healthy he got rocked. Brewers would be getting the screws turned on them if they go for it.

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LENIII reports that the twins could be part of the deal that could send Jake Peavy to the Cubs. The twins trade a young pitcher and get Mark Derosa (for a year). The twins are expected to put a list of pitchers together of who they would be willing to deal.

hoepfully its not alot since derosa is a free agent after next season, but i doubt theyd take someone like Duensing

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The Twins wouldnt do it, they are playing for the 2010 season, so why would they give a couple pitching prospects for renting an over payed player for a year that wouldnt resign with us anyway.

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Looks like J.J. Putz is going to be the set up man for the Mets. 3 team trade that involved the Indians.

Kerry Wood is going to be the closer for the Indians

Yankees offered A.J. Burnett a 5 year deal.

I hate the Yankees. They buy everybody. 7yr-$161mil for CC. $23 mil per season. Come on. I heard he has an opt-out clause after the 3rd year.

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We all hate the Yankees. Thing is however, they still fail to win the World Series every year, and now they can't even make the play-offs. They haven't learned they need 9 guys on the field with chemistry that like playing together and not 9 overpriced whiney chumps that can't get along.

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I don't know about any "advantage" here. I would not kick either of them out of bed for eating crackers....Even if that was the dog's name! (Insert Rim Shot Here) Try the veal folks, I'm here all week! LOL

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Windy come back to reality. You and I know they only exist in our fantacy leagues. Crackers in your bed, Mrs. Windy would be really upset with you. I don't even want to explain what would happen to me from Mrs. dude. blushlaughlaughlaughgrin

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CC hasn't pitched a full year in awhile. He is overweight. Give him a the other chubby overpriced guy, Joba Chamberlain a month maybe two and they will both be on the DL, sitting on the bench discussing which restaurant to go to after the game.

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