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Around The League: Kevin Correia, Hall of Fame, Derrek Lee, Carlos Pena, and Gordon Beckham

ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick eloquently details the heartbreaking story of the death of Trevor Correia, and the subsequent grieving process of his brother, Kevin.  “I would quit baseball right now to have [Trevor] back.  Nothing will be able to compare to that,” said the Padres starting pitcher.  Without a doubt, this is one of the best articles that I have read in some time. [Jerry Crasnick, ESPN]

With all of the ongoing hoopla regarding Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees, the folks over at Climbing Tal’s Hill decide to take a look at four different Astros players who spent their entire career playing for the organization. [Climbing Tal’s Hill]

Last year, former second baseman Roberto Alomar received 73.7% of votes for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.  Unfortunately for Robbie, a player needs to 75% to officially qualify.  However, Alomar is confident that this will be his year. [MLB.com]

On Sunday and Monday, we learned that the Chicago Cubs are looking at both Carlos Pena and Lance Berkman to fill the void at first base.  But would those players be a good fit? [Pro Rumors]

With the winter meetings steadily approaching, Southside Showdown explores whether the Chicago White Sox would trade their emerging star, Gordon Beckham.  For what it’s worth, Beckham is the type of player that the organization should continue to build around, not ship out. [Southside Showdown]

Last week on The Baseball Show, Clint[Diamond Hoggers] and I discussed whether or Derrek Lee might have overstayed his welcome in the National League.  However, we might have overlooked a few of Lee’s options… [Rum Bunter]

With set-up man extraordinaire Joaquin Benoit off of the market, there are only a few remaining relief pitchers who have proven that they can control the late innings of the game.  One name that continues to surface is former Minnesota Twin, Jesse Crain. [MLB Trade Rumors]

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