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News Roundup: Wild Things Offer Contract to Bonds

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-P- Nice work, Wild Things. Publicity stunt of the year.

In addition, Bonds' contract offer includes other considerations including a single king-sized room when the team is on road; 50% of all net proceeds of individual Barry Bonds/Wild Things merchandise; and The Wild Things will provide Bonds a host family if needed.

Brilliant.

-P- Ryan Doumit and Chris Duffy have been activated from the 60-day DL. No word yet on any corresponding transactions.

-P- C.C. Sabathia won the Cy Young award.

-P- The Cubs dealt Craig Monroe to the Twins for a player to be named. If the Twins are looking to insure themselves against the loss of Torii Hunter, this isn't the way to do it - Monroe made almost $5 million last year and will be eligible for arbitration again. He's a really bad player and won't be worth whatever he'd make there, so the Twins may attempt to reach a settlement with him.

-P- The Yanks and Jorge Posada have apparently agreed to a four-year deal worth at least $52 million. This may be a situation where the Yankees end up holding the bag, but Posada's a tough player to evaluate - he's 36, and as a catcher, he should be on his way out, but he just had his best season ever. One wonders what, if anything, this tells us about what the Yankees' offseason plan will be.