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Giants Out-Pace Twins for Freddy Sanchez

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Could the Twins have out-bid the Giants? Based on who the Giants gave up....no.

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Game 102: Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

First Pitch:  7:10pm CDTTV:  FS-NRadio:  Twins Radio NetworkKnow Thine Enemy:  South Side Sox Starting Pitchers It's early for Brian in his major league career, and with so few major league...

No Knee Problems for Sanchez

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Giants doctors have analyzed Freddy's knee and listed him as day-to-day. With permission to stay in Arizona over the weekend while the Pirates go back to Pittsburgh, it appears the Giants are far and away the front-runners for the services of Sanchez.

Is David Eckstein A Backup Option?

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Joe C says he is, should the price for primary targets like Freddy Sanchez, Marco Scutaro or Orlando Cabrera float too high.

Source: Giants "Definitely getting Sanchez"

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According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. In a similar Tweet, Jon Heyman (SI.com) believes John Bowker, Kevin Frandsen and Jesus Guzman are three of the names being discussed. Can we beat this?

LEN III at the Strib: Liriano scratched, Duensing to start

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Due to swelling in his forearm. (If you're feeling cynical, you could also suggest that it's trade-deadline-related swelling.) UPDATE: LEN III has now confirmed this. Brian Duensing will start.

Latest Trade Rumors: Seattle Ready to Sell, San Francisco Buying

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Twins rumors: Seattle ready to sell; San Francisco trades for Ryan Garko.

Twins break up Buehrle's perfection, top White Sox

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Mark Buehrle broke a major league record by extending his streak of batters faced without allowing a base runner to 44 following a perfect game in his last outing. But the Twins rallied to beat him...

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Game 101: Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox

First Pitch:  7:10pm CDT TV:  FSN (HD, where available)Radio:  Twins Radio NetworkKnow Thine Enemy: the always entertaining South Side Sox The Twins beat the Pale Hosers in typical Dome fashion...

Window Closing On Sanchez?

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Hat tip to dctwin, who brought this Jon Heyman Twitter update to my attention: it sounds like the Giants could be circling Sanchez in serious trade discussions.

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