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Carlos Quentin is attempting a comeback and he has signed a minor league deal with the Twins.
Washington inked Brendan Ryan to aminor-league deal as well.
Mike Bates put both the Rockies and Brewers trades into context.
Milwaukee has done the same thing with Adam Lind and Francisco Rodriguez, divesting themselves of players who will not help them two years from now in favor of young players who might. And they may do the same with Jonathan Lucroy before the season starts as well. They recognize the need to rebuild, acquiring players they can control beyond the immediate future and who can be used to acquire still more pieces. Now, perhaps none of the players can be as dominant as McGee has the potential to be for the next couple years, but at least they'll have them for years to come. Meanwhile, the Rockies are signing older outfielders with little upside and sending away the ones they can control for longer than two years for a guy they'll lose before they're going to be good again.
Context. It's what makes the Brewers' decisions make sense as they rebuild for a brighter future, while the Rockies fumble around in the dark. Just like they have for their entire history.
The Phillies roster isn't that great, but they've had a good offseason.
Matt Kemp is a microcosm of the Padres, according to Nick Stellini of Beyond the Box Score.
Tony Blengino of Fangraphs gives us two reasons to consider the Tigers in the AL Central race.
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Today in Baseball History: In 1942, at a special meeting to talk about wartime regulations, owners decided to allow 14 night games for each team. Two All-Star games will be played, one including a Military All-Star team. Night games have a curfew, where no inning can start after 12:50 AM.