Baseball News, Tweets & More: Thursday pm

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Thursday Afternoon Edition

@ mlbtraderumors: The 2012 Free Agent Class http://bit.ly/acVVLx #mlb & The New Market For Cuban Players http://bit.ly/cPfuwV #mlb & Rockies Interested In Joe Beimel http://bit.ly/94ZIli #mlb

@ JaneMLB: Rajai Davis injury isn't actually quad-related, as team originally announced, but rather tied to abdominal pain. #Athletics & Coco Crisp tells me he's close to return. Full story: http://bit.ly/aVnFxL #Athletics #mlb

@ keithlaw: I admit it: Right after ESPN extended my contract last year, I used RBI in a column. But just once. It'll never happen again. (Funny!)

@ MLB_Monster: Carmona continues to show ace potential: Carmona continues to show ace potential http://bit.ly/9UspC0 & Devine giving his elbow more rest (source: CBS News): Athletics RP Joey Devine, who is coming off Tommy John surge… http://bit.ly/8XLiDe & Bailey's injured elbow further thins bullpen (source: SF Gate): The A's believe their bullpen is among the best in… http://bit.ly/aD3Czy & Arroyo not quite himself Wednesday (source: CBS News): Reds SP Bronson Arroyo, who had pitched five scoreless innings… http://bit.ly/ccLuNA & Morales to replace Street for now (source: CBS News): The Denver Post reports that Rockies RP Franklin Morales wil… http://bit.ly/98tQHW & McCann raking this spring (source: CBS News): The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Braves C Brian McCann … http://bit.ly/cDIP8y

@ SI_JonHeyman : nicest team in baseball? gotta be #twins (mauer, nathan, o-dog, cuddyer, thome)

@ insidethepark : ESPN Insider: Ryan Rowland-Smith, Ian Snell worth watching in Seattle Mariners rotation http://bit.ly/bDJxaV

@ MLBHomeRun: Webb targets late-April return http://bit.ly/bRVhQk #MLB #Baseball & Spring stats could be eye-opener for some http://bit.ly/dqWHWN #MLB #baseball & M's Cliff Lee gets five game suspension http://bit.ly/aNT1Th #MLB (In Spring Training?!?!) & Votto gets defensive tips from Vizquel http://bit.ly/9oznsI #MLB #Baseball & Bradley ejected on Wednesday http://bit.ly/ccdAot #MLB & Towles and Castro competing to start at catcher http://bit.ly/cXSbmb #MLB

@ PitchersHit8th: Going to try to put together a post full of links to "learn sabermetrics" posts for the pre-season – what links should be on there?

@ detroit_tigers: How much longer does Jim Leyland want to manage Tigers? http://bit.ly/dptOVL & Tigers pitcher Nate Robertson learning to be crafty from Kenny Rogers, Frank Tanana http://bit.ly/dazlkD & Detroit Tigers option Armando Galarraga to Triple-A Toledo http://bit.ly/bxLodl

@ BattingStanceG: Why are people harping on Nate McLouth? He's hitting .360? That's grea…. oh wait, .036?…Nevermind. #braves #MLB (should fantasy owners be concerned?)

@ madfriars: MadFriars.com Exclusive: Jed Hoyer Q&A: How do you know when a player moves too fast? What is this ‘information ga… http://bit.ly/d1Wy8K

@ GaryArmidaFCP: RT @fullcountpitch: Yes, The Red Sox Can Still Hit http://bit.ly/9bemgX #redsox #MLB #fb (who ever doubted that?)

@ JimmyScott: Jason Grilli on his injury: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/364414-cleveland-indians-grilli-writes-next-chapter-on-overcoming-obstacles (by a friend, Todd Civin)

@ NYBD: New blog post: Why Mauer to Yanks Makes Sense for Both Sides http://kyrg5.th8.us & RT @HighCheese: Brad Lidge says he realizes an Opening Day return is unlikely at this point

@ sbnbaseball: Using Spray Charts to Examine Wrist Injuries: Last season Sky pointed out in this Fanshot that David Ortiz wa… http://bit.ly/9BiQgg

@ sabermetricsman: Have Red Sox Mastered the Art of Moneyball? http://bit.ly/diCXzz

@ prorumors: Albert Pujols Contract Rumors: Cardinals may not retain him if he wants to be highest paid http://goo.gl/fb/28ZX & Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors: Could they go after Yankees Gaudin or Mitre? http://goo.gl/fb/rldb & Joe Beimel rumors: Colorado Rockies interested in reliever http://goo.gl/fb/x6bH

@ SlidingIntoHome: Sign up for the brand new Sliding Into Home Message Board – http://slidingintohome.yuku.com/

@ sonsofsamhorn: #RedSox ml Post: Red Sox acquire Miguel Celestino from Mariners to complete Kotchman deal http://bit.ly/b7OGz4

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