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Tuesday, December 02, 2003
Richie Sexson traded to Arizona. "The Diamondbacks acquired the big first baseman from Milwaukee on Monday in a nine-player deal that sent infielders Craig Counsell and Junior Spivey to the Brewers. Sexson hit 45 home runs and drove in 124 last season, but will be in the final year of his contract next season, earning $8.6 million." (Yahoo!)

Marlins re-sign 2B Castillo. Three years, $16 million. The Mets, Cubs and Red Sox had been interested. (Yahoo!)

Yankees, Gordon agree to two-year deal. Two years, $7.25 million. The Mets, A's and Devil Rays had been interested. (Yahoo!)

Rob Neyer: "Sure, Sheffield might pull something or strain something, and wind up playing 120 games instead of 145 (which is roughly his norm). But if not Gary Sheffield, then who? If you can afford to pay him what he's asking, he's worth the risk, and the same goes for Schilling. The Yankees and the Red Sox are essentially playing a different game than all the other teams, and spending big money on great players who might be slightly more likely to get hurt is just a part of that different game." (

Bye Bye to a Bygone Era. Richard Lederer on Warren Spahn. (Rich's Weekend Baseball BEAT)

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