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In the interests of completeness:

  • The Pirates take John Raynor from the Marlins.

  • The Orioles take Benjamin Snyder from the Giants and ship him to Texas to complete the Kevin Millwood deal.

  • The Royals take Edgar Osuna from the Braves.

  • The Indians take Hector Ambriz from the Diamondbacks.

  • The Astros take Jorge Jiminez from the Red Sox.

  • The Mets take Carlos Monasterios from the Phillies.

  • The A’s take Bobby Cassaveh from the Angels

They’re still going.  If you know any of these people it’s probably because you’re either one of the people who picked them or because you’re their momma or something.

Report: Padres have made offers to both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper

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Jon Heyman has been hot on the free agent trail today, reporting that the Padres have made offers both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. The offer to Machado is believed to be for eight years and about $250 million, while the offer to Harper is believed to be for more than that.

Heyman was reporting on Harper earlier, tweeting that the Phillies are the favorite to sign him. He added this evening that Harper has multiple long-term offers at more than $30 million annually. Regarding Machado, Heyman noted that while Machado was believed to have had a preference for the East coast, he will go for the best deal now, which puts the Padres firmly in the picture.

The Padres reportedly met with Machado last week. A late entrant into the sweepstakes, the club has shown the willingness to spend, signing Eric Hosmer to an eight-year, $144 million contract last year. If he goes to San Diego, Machado would be the full-time third baseman with Luis Urias handling shortstop.

Nothing appears close, but we’ll take anything resembling a spark to light the hot stove.