Throwing it around

TGIF Hoggers! Hope you enjoyed the first installment of the Baseball Show by Diamond Hoggers as much as we enjoyed doing it. The good news is that we’re 78 days away from Opening Day. That isn’t all that long if you’re a glass half full type person. We can make it. Of course, February is still un-ripped on the calendar so the worst of the offseason is yet to come. But we’ll press on. Here’s some links:

-The Tigers have signed Jose Valverde to a 2-year deal. [TigerBlog]
-The Florida Marlins have signed Josh Johnson to a 4-year contract extension. [Fish Stripes]
-The Mets are not happy that Carlos Beltran had knee surgery. [Faith & Fear in Flushing]
-The Pirates want Octavio Dotel. [PBC Blog]
-Brad Lidge had offseason surgery as well. [PhilledIn]
-Ben Sheets says he’s healthy and ready to prove it. [Tim Kurkjian – ESPN]
-Jack Clark (former Cards slugger) hasn’t aged well. [Y! Sports BLS]
-Someone actually wanted Norris Hopper? [7th Inning Stache]