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1. Enough is apparently enough for Roy Halladay(notes). Reps for the pitcher say he'll veto any trade that is proposed after he reports to spring training, so it's put up or shut up time for Alex Anthopoulus. The new Jays GM can't risk only getting draft picks for his ace. ESPN

Joe Mauer(notes), meanwhile, is setting a similar deadline for his contract extension. Either the dollars come by March or he'll test free agent waters after 2010. Yahoo! Sports

3. Today is the deadline for teams to offer their free agents arbitration. Here's a good primer from Tim Dierkes on how the whole thing works. MLBTR

4. The salary for the average MLB baseball player "only" rose 2.4 percent to $2.99 million. It was the smallest increase since 2004, so cue the world's smallest violin. AP

Everyone suspected they would do as much, but the Angels have officially voted an entire playoff share to Nick Adenhart's(notes) estate. That's worth $138,038.51. Halos Heaven

I'm planning to have a bit more on TBS handing Chip Caray his walking papers, but until then read the take of Andy Dolan, who is quite possibly Chip's No. 1 fan. Desipio

"Someone needs to tell those guys at that Cyber Monday does not mean 'selling clothing articles that Goodwill stores would be ashamed to accept.'" Sons of Steve Garvey

8. You can now drive on a Canadian street that's named after Matt Stairs(notes). The Fightins

What's the effect of fan bias on preseason statistical projections? Lookout Landing

Here's a top 10 Brewers of the decade list that somehow doesn't include ex-Cubs Jose Hernandez(notes) or Tyler Houston. Guess they don't like hand me downs. Miller Park Drunk

A "thank you" letter from Montreal Expos fans to Bud Selig. Federal Baseball

Our cronies in Cincinnati have some hot hats for your holiday hopes. OMGReds

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