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News & Notes 11/19/13 - Say It Ain't So, Omar

Omar Vizquel joins the Tigers and other news from the Hot Stove turnstiles

Omar Vizquel to join the Tigers' staff as first base coach
Omar Vizquel to join the Tigers' staff as first base coach
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Tyler Naquin leads Cleveland Indians' AFL development | News - A handful of Indians prospects helped win the Arizona Fall League championship. More important to Cleveland was the fact that this select class of players -- headed by outfield prospect Tyler Naquin -- concentrated on development in specific areas.

White Sox prospect Joey DeMichele goes deep four times in ABL action | News - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oy! Oy! Oy!. Tribe prospect Ryan Battaglia making noise in Australian Baseball League.

Bernie Bytes: A look at the Cardinals and Elvis Andrus : SportsElvis Andrus, not Asdrubal Cabrera, might be the next shortstop of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Catchers are hitting as well as they have in recent memory. | : Jack Moore Article - As a whole, and adjusted for era, major league catchers are hitting as well as they have since the golden age of the late 1970s. But if there's anything we can learn from the older groups of great catchers, it's that catcher success is fleeting.


Vizquel will be 'great fit' as Tigers first-base coach, Ausmus says | The Detroit NewsOmar Vizquel is now the Tigers' first base coach.

Report: Texas Rangers eyeing Shin-Soo Choo, backing off chase for Jacoby Ellsbury | Dallas Morning News -  LGFT Shin-Soo Choo might be a Ranger, according to reports.

Burning on the Hot Stove

Your great trade idea probably doesn't work. | : Matthew Kory Article - As the hot stove heats up, fans love to come up with trade proposals for their favorite teams. Shockingly, "ten lousy players for your best player" rarely ends up being a deal that happens in practice. Here's what to know before putting your crazy idea out there.

White Sox need to be honest in evaluating the club. | : Jonathan Bernhardt Article - Sports on Earth's Jonathan Bernhardt plays GM for a day of AL Central rival Chicago White Sox.

Philadelphia Phillies re-sign Carlos Ruiz to three-year contract | News - A source on Monday confirmed multiple reports the Phillies and catcher Carlos Ruiz have agreed to a three-year, $26 million deal.

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