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Is this a nuclear winter for the unemployed DH club?

Guerrero was released by the Blue Jays on

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Brian Cashman noted the other day that all of the unemployed DHs out there - most notably Johnny Damon, Vladimir Guerrero and Hideki Matsui - were waiting on the Yankees to decide what they were doing there.

Sure, most players desire to play for the Yankees - they offer a great chance to qualify for the postseason and good off-the-field earning opportuniites - but that situation reflects how...

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A.J. Burnett, Roy Oswalt and the DH pool

Starting pitcher A.J. Burnett of the New York

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Greetings. I hope everyone has been well.

Thanks to the Giants (and congratulations, particularly to Mario Manningham) for occupying so much of the yakosphere (trademark Neil Best), largely taking baseball off the hook.

This is usually the point where I play catch up, but really, we didn't miss much. Very good job by Washington signing Edwin Jackson for just one year; that Nationals...

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The case of the disappearing DH

Hideki Matsui homered for the 500th time as a professional, counting both Japan and Major League Baseball, as the A's beat the Tigers in Detroit.

It's a great accomplishment for Matsui, and as Jane Lee points out in her story for MLB.com, it surely meant more to him because it helped Oakland pick up a rare victory. Yet it also has to be bittersweet, not only because the A's are terrible, but...

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