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Monday afternoon news roundup

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A look at what some of the latest news around baseball means for the Mariners.

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1. Brian McCann signs 5 year, $85 million dollar contract with the Yankees, Mariners still, for the most part, silent:

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2. Cardinals trade David Freese to the Angels, receive OF Peter Bourjos, who will not become a Mariner--and in the process, crush my dreams and optimism while breaking off a tiny piece of my heart:

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3. Cardinals sign shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a 4-year $52 million deal after a brief, albeit strange, linking with the Mariners:

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4. Royals sign Jason Vargas for 4 years, $32 million dollars. Honestly, I'm not sure this means a whole hell of a lot for the Mariners, so I'm just going to put this old thing here:

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5. David Murphy's daughter's daycare accidentally leaks news of Murphy's signing with Cleveland--2 years, $12 million dollars, where it is suggested he will be paid $6 million per year to platoon with Ryan Rayburn or Drew Stubbs:

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6. It's November 25th, and for the first time in five years the offseason has gone through one month without someone suggesting a Felix Hernandez trade:

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7. The Pittsburgh Pirates have DFA'd 1B/OF Garrett Jones:

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