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Giants Closing In On Renteria?

According to Jon Heyman, the Giants and Edgar Renteria are closing in on a two year deal. This was reported last week but immediately shot down by both parties. However, I just spoke with the agent of Edgar Renteria and he told me that "they are closing in on an agreement" with an unknown club. Multiple sources are reporting that the Giants are that team, so we can probably expect a deal to be done within the next day or two. Renteria hit .270 with 10 HR in 138 games for the Tigers, and the Giants hope Renteria can return to 2007 form by a switch back to the NL.

Twins, Dodgers leading for Blake?: According to Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers and Twins are the favorites to land free agent Casey Blake. Blake has not indicated a preference, but the consensus among industry sources is that he will return to the Midwest and play for the Twins. The Twins are younger, have stronger pitching, and will have a new outdoor stadium in 2010, making them a very nice destination for the veteran Blake. We'll see what happens...

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