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Florida sports news roundup, Dec. 19

A quick round up of notable news items for all Florida sports teams.

Jason Miller

Even though Christmas is fast approaching, there is no shortage of news from the Sunshine State in all sports.

The Rays Tank: Rays sign the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona. - DRaysBay
The Rays and RHP Roberto Hernandez (formerly Fausto Carmona) agreed to a 1-year deal worth $3.25M

Why Are the Miami Marlins Hesistant to Trade Ricky Nolasco? - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have insisted since the 2012 winter meetings that Ricky Nolasco will not be traded this offseason. But with a lost 2013 year, why would the Marlins refuse to trade their most expensive asset?

Chomping at Bits: Come on, Gators, get up and go to New Orleans - Alligator Army

Sluggish ticket sales are threatening to become the storyline of Florida's Sugar Bowl matchup with Louisville.

Could Greg Hudson head to Louisiana Tech and work for Skip Holtz? - Tomahawk Nation

Multiple news outlets are speculating that Florida State linebacker coach Greg Hudson, who is not expected to return to Florida State, could head to Louisiana Tech.

The dangers of trading for a backup quarterback - Big Cat Country

With the emergence of Colin Kaepernick, many believe that 49ers QB Alex Smith will be on the trading block, but history suggests the Jaguars should stay away.

2013 Draft gives Buccaneers insurance policy options for Josh Freeman - Bucs Nation

We debated whether Freeman was still the quarterback of the future last week. The outcome was unclear, and Sunday's game certainly didn't help make matters clearer.

Dolphins Place Daniel Thomas on IR, Sign DB Julian Posey From Practice Squad - The Phinsider

The Miami Dolphins announced today running back Daniel Thomas has been placed on injured reserve, ending the second year rusher's season. The team signed defensive back Julian Posey from their practice squad to fill the roster position.

2012 NHL Lockout: Socially speaking - Raw Charge

It's a bit of a contradiction that the NHL brand is tarnished

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