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January 16, 2014 6:08 am

Rumor Roundup: Yes, Paul Maholm Still Exists


Daniel Rathman

The Rangers contact a seemingly forgotten veteran starter, while the Mets and Pablo Sandoval put the skids on a couple of reports.

Rangers reached out to Paul Maholm
Several days ago, we learned that Rangers starter Derek Holland had suffered a knee injury in a fall at his home, and details later surfaced that it had happened when he tripped over his dog. The left-hander needed microfracture surgery on his left knee, so the Rangers must prepare to do without Holland at least through the All-Star break and possibly deeper into the summer.

Right-hander Nick Tepesch is the most likely candidate from within the organization, but it appears that general manager Jon Daniels is at least exploring the possibility of adding a veteran free agent starter. That news comes straight from one of the still-unemployed hurlers: former Braves southpaw Paul Maholm, who told ESPN and SiriusXM’s Jim Bowden that the Rangers are among the clubs that have phoned his agent.

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What we said when the Red Sox paid the posting fee for Dice-K.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Joe Sheehan responded to the news of the sum the Red Sox agreed to pay to talk to Daisuke Matsuzaka in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Prospectus Today" column on November 16th, 2006.

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February 11, 2013 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: All Up Hill From Here?


R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks make a three-year commitment to Aaron Hill, the Mariners sign Joe Saunders, Chone Figgins finds a minor-league offer and the Indians pick up Matsuzaka and Giambi.

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