Reveille 11/12/12

Good morning.

Here are several go-to links to make your Monday a bit more bearable:

  • The Dodgers won the rights to exclusively negotiate with Korean ace southpaw Ryu Hyun-Jin. According to Dayn Perry of CBSSports.com, the Dodgers put up a nearly $26 million posting fee to gain 30 days of bargaining rights for the 25-year-old.

  • The oldest member of the Hall of Fame, 95-year old Lee MacPhail, has died. He may be best known for his role as general manager of the Yankees in 1967–73 and as president of the American League in 1974–83.

  • The Rockies named former big-league shortstop Walt Weiss, who coached high-school ball earlier this year, as the team’s new manager.

  • Via Federal Baseball’s Patrick Reddington: Skipper Davey Johnson will return to the Nationals dugout for one more season.

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  • “Flushing Bay” indeed: Although Jason Bay still had one year left on his four-year contract, the Mets and the left fielder agreed to part ways. Bay hit a meager .165/.237/.299 in 215 plate apparances last season.

That’s it. Have a walk-off week!

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