baseball and beyond."Ashley and Brandon return to a modest array of Detroit Tigers news. The offseason has started with some major moves Zach Duke Jersey , but until Patrick Corbin signed with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, trades rather than free agent signings took the center stage.As for the Tigers, they added Matt Moore for some reason. They then joined the flood of 39 rostered players who were not tendered new contracts on the final day of November, by adding Alex Wilson and James McCann to a seemingly vast pool of cheap, decent MLB caliber players.The Tigers signed Matt Moore, which was odd, but okay. We bid goodbye to Alex Wilson and James McCann and pray their roster spots aren’t cleared in vain. Finally, Michael Fulmer’s surgery was a little more complicated than expected so DO NOT RUSH BACK, MICHAEL FULMER. Thank you.(32:00) We take your listener questions, which revolve around the Seattle Mariners for various reasons. Maybe Ashley talked about Trevor Bauer in this segment? Or maybe it was the first one. Also, Brandon goofed http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-max-kepler-jersey , and answered a question about non-tendered candidates with a lukewarm take on the Rule 5 draft. We’re making magic here, people.(55:35) Finally, we look at an already slow free agent market that was flooded as teams declined to tender contracts to a whopping 39 players. Yet trade rumors are flying fast and furious, with numerous big deals already locked in. If this offseason plays out like the last, and it seems well on its way, there are going to be hard words spoken come February, and a lot of frustration and anxiety on the players’ side. There are also going to be many opportunities for an enterprising general manager on a tight budget, just sayin’.Intro: “Saturday” -Yo La Tengo In other news: the O’s might still make a big international splash and breaking down the potential starting pitchers."Good morning, Birdland! It happened! Maybe even a year sooner than some expected. Mike Mussina, with 76.7 percent of the vote, has been given his rightful place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. One of the best pitchers in Orioles history will be enshrined among the game’s greats. Congratulations Fernando Rodney Jersey , Moose!The natural progression of discussion once a player is voted into the Hall is to debate which cap they should wear on their plaque. For Mussina, that means a choice between the O’s and the New York Yankees. According to the pitcher himself, that decision is up in the air.If we are being fair and basing it entirely on performance, it’s not even close. Mussina should go in as an Oriole.The righty spent 10 seasons in Baltimore. During that time, he was an all-star six times, a four-time Gold Glover and finished in the top five of Cy Young voting five times. If stats are more your thing, Mussina had a 3.53 ERA, 130 ERA+, 3.63 FIP and 1.175 WHIP while tossing 2009.1 innings over 288 games in the black and orange.Mussina played eight seasons as a Yankee. He threw 1553 innings and compiled a 3.88 ERA, 114 ERA+, 3.50 FIP and 1.212 WHIP while earning noticeably less silverware (two Gold Gloves. That’s it.) in pinstripes.LinksMike Mussina elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Camden ChatFinally!Cuban Defector SS Yolbert Sanchez Cleared to Sign - FanGraphsThis could potentially be a big deal for the Orioles. The organization lacks middle infield talent in the upper minors. Sanchez is 22 years old and seen as an above-average thrower http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-max-kepler-jersey , fielder and runner. If Mike Elias really wants Sanchez, he can have him. The O’s still have more international money than anyone else, and there aren’t many other big prospects to sign.How one reluctant extra scouting trip landed Mike Mussina on the Orioles - The AthleticThe Orioles drafted Mussina twice, out of high school in 1987 and again out of Stanford in 1990. Seems like they got that one right both times.For now, Orioles potential starters are familiar ones - Baltimore BaseballAs with just about every other player-related move the O’s have made this off-season, the starting pitching situation isn’t too exciting. But it could be. The Orioles should experiment with openers, six-man rotations, handcuffing pitchers and anything else that might seem interesting. What’s the worst that could happen?Orioles birthdays and historyIs it your birthday? Happy Birthday! The late Chico Carrasquel was born on this day in 1926. The infielder spent 114 games with the Orioles during the 1959 season. Utilityman Marty Brown, a nine-game member of the 1990 O’s, turns 56 today. Outfielder Sherman Obando, a .269/.304/.362 hitter over 47 games with the O’s between ‘93 and ‘95 Joe Mauer Jersey , is 49. Charlie Greene, an Orioles catcher for 18 games in the late 90’s, turns 48. And finally, Cord Phelps, a three-game infielder in 2014, is 32.2010 - Miguel Tejada signs a one-year deal with the Orioles worth $6 million. This marks the beginning of Tejada’s second stint in Baltimore after he spent 2004 - 2007 as the team’s shortstop.2014 - Grant Balfour signs a two-year, $12 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. He had agreed to a contract with the Orioles earlier in the offseason, but the deal was negated when the pitcher failed his physical. Balfour would appear in 70 games for the Rays over the next two seasons, compiling a 5.00 ERA and 75 ERA+, resulting in him being released in April of 2015.