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Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Bonds wins record seventh MVP award. (Yahoo!)

Mets decline Leiter's option. He would have earned $10.2 million in 2005. He's now a free agent. (Yahoo!)

Long Voyage Home. Roger Angell on the 2004 baseball season. (The New Yorker)

Carlos Beltran Celebrity Poker. Some inside info on the offers that have been made. (Will Carroll Weblog)

Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers. "If you keep up with the newspaper columnists in the world, the Rangers' first priority in the offseason is going to be trying to trade Alfonso Soriano to free up some money to get some pitching help. If this is the plan of the Rangers front office, it's bad news for Texas fans, because it's exactly the wrong thing to do...No, it wasn't the pitching that kept the Rangers from closing the deal in the AL West in 2004. It was the offense." (Baseball Prospectus)

Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays. "While there's a mutual interest in Delgado returning to the Blue Jays, suffice it to say that if he does return it will be at a greatly reduced rate. He was almost half the Blue Jays' salary last year, and that won't happen again. Eric Crozier, acquired for Josh Phelps, will provide insurance but it's hard to replace a player of Delgado's quality at any price. He's a good bet for .300/.430/.600 sometime soon, and that ain't easy to find. Put it this way: last year's .269/.372/.535 was a disappointment, and that would be beyond a career year for any of his potential replacements." (Baseball Prospectus)

Rivals in Exile: The Hot Stove. Ben Jacobs and Larry Mahnken look ahead to 2005 for the Red Sox and Yankees. (The Hardball Times)

Dusting the Bookshelves: BBBA 1995. A look back at the 1995 Big Bad Baseball Annual. (Ducksnorts)

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