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Reds GM Walt Jocketty noted Sunday how "surprisingly quiet" free agency has been for his team so far, but that could change soon. The team will discuss potentially adding Dan Uggla.

Uggla had been a disastrous signing for the Braves who really only got one good half out of Uggla after they signed him to a big free agent deal in 2011. He was released earlier this week after losing his job to Tommy LaStella earlier this season and many should wonder what exactly he has left to offer a team other than a high strikeout rate and a poor batting average.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

20 Jul, 10:46 PMSource

The Toronto Blue Jays have checked in on free agent Alfonso Soriano to discuss the possibility of a deal, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi confirmed Thursday.

With Adam Lind on the shelf and Melky Cabrera struggling, the Jays might find Soriano useful as a part-time DH. He still may have some usefulness against left-handed pitching. Not a lot, but at least some.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Jul, 03:31 PMSource

Alfonso Soriano said he hasn't decided what he will do, will take a week to think about it with his family; retirement is an option.

This could be the end of the road for the fifteen year veteran. He was excellent last season, but has struggled mightily in 2014. If Soriano does choose retirement, he will finish his career with 412 home runs, good for 50th on the all-time home run leaderboard.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

6 Jul, 02:22 PMSource

Joe Saunders has cleared release waivers and is now a free agent. 

I wouldn't say it is a guarantee that Saunders gets a major league deal, but you can bet that he'll be able to find a spot within a minor league system. On occasion, Saunders has a decent game, but overall, he's terrible. If a team is using him in their rotation, they are truly desperate.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

6 Jul, 01:30 PMSource

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

The Orioles will not offer Mark Hendrickson a contract but the door is open for him to join organization in another capacity.

Hendrickson last appeared in the MLB back in 2011 appearing in eight games for Baltimore. He appeared in 40 games for the Orioles Triple-A team last year before signing on to play in the Independent League this year.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

1 Jul, 04:24 PMSource

Johnny Damon is still holding out hope to continue his playing career.

Damon's hope is likely of the false variety, but there is nothing wrong with dreaming. He last played in the majors in 2012 and is already 40 years old, so the chances of latching on with a big league club are slim. If this is in fact the end of the road for Damon, he will finish his career with a triple slash of .284/.352/.433, 235 home runs, and 408 stolen bases.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

27 Jun, 09:48 PMSource

Free agent pitcher Mark Hendrickson threw for the Orioles on Tuesday.

Very confusing why the Orioles would have any interested in Hendrickson. He turned forty years old on Monday and hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2011. He has a career 5.05 ERA and his WHIP is astronomical so maybe the Orioles feel bad for the guy. That is the only reason I can think of about the O's giving him a tryout.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

24 Jun, 08:32 PMSource

Phillies are one of the teams that reached out to free agent OF Grady Sizemore.

Sizemore was released from the Red Sox earlier this week. It makes no sense why the Phillies would interested in an old player like Sizemore, but then again, a lot of the things the Phillies do doesn't make sense.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

20 Jun, 03:00 PMSource

RHP Brad Penny expects to sign with a team after his showcase this coming Monday in Arizona. 10 teams should be in attendance.

Well this ought to be interesting. Penny hasn't pitched in the majors since a 28-inning, 6.11 ERA exhibition for the Giants in 2012. He was picked up by the Royals in January but released in early March after failing to impress. How things go this time around is yet to be seen, but fantasy owners aren't going to want any part of this even if some team bites on it.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

14 Jun, 12:30 PMSource

Kendrys Morales is expected to sign with a team within the next day or two.

The reason Morales will sign within the next day or two is that after the first round of the MLB Draft concludes Thursday evening, which ever team signs him will no longer be required to surrender their first-round draft pick as compensation, as was previously the case.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

5 Jun, 05:31 PMSource

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