Eric Chavez has deal with dbacks
Looks like Rakuten is not giving up on Tanaka. Hochi says they are going to offer him an $8m salary. http://t.co/PJRk1Cqa0U
jose valverde agrees to a minor-league deal with the #dbacks
Forbes.com "It was a very good year for Major League Baseball; as in historic. According to a source speaking on condition of anonymity, for 2013 MLB gross revenues will exceed $8 billion for the first time, ever. While exact figures were not revealed, baseball will end 2013 with revenues between $8-$8.5..." December 17
CBSSports.com "With Monday's official announcement that Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have agreed to a new posting system, the focus now shifts completely to whether or not phenom Masahiro Tanaka will be posted. We know his team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, want to keep him, though..." December 17
Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox on Monday traded closer Addison Reed to the Arizona Diamondbacks for third baseman Matt Davidson, a power-hitting prospect who will join a trio of other newly acquired players in what general manager Rick Hahn called a ‘‘new core’’ for the team. Davidson, 22, is considered a..." December 17
my bad. i miss-interpreted a text, valverde has NOT signed with #dbacks. he talked to them, but hes still a free agent
SB Nation "Major League Baseball announced a new system that will change the way Japanese baseball players join the league. The new agreement will bring drastic change to the previous posting system. Before, NPB teams would post players who wanted to make the move to MLB. MLB teams would then place blind..." December 17
Fansided "Steve Gilbert of MLB.com is reporting that the Chicago White Sox are nearing a trade that would send closer Addison Reed to Arizona in exchange for third baseman Matt Davidson. (Update: The deal is now confirmed by both teams) First, the fact that the White Sox would be sending away one of..." December 16
Florida Times Union "Former baseball star and Jacksonville native Ryan Freel was suffering from a degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he committed suicide last year, his family announced Sunday at a mass remembering the Englewood graduate. The report from the Boston University..." December 16
#Dbacks still want a starter but that's likely to come via free agency. Bringing Eric Chavez back has become a priority. Tanaka?
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox sent outfielder Brandon Jacobs to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday as the player to be named later in this week’s three-team trade at baseball’s winter meetings. The Sox acquired outfielder Adam Eaton from the Diamondbacks and sent left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago to..." December 14
OFFICIAL: #Dbacks acquire OF Todd Glaesmann (TB), OF Brandon Jacobs (CWS) & RHP A.J. Schugel (LAA) as PTBNL from December 3 & 10 trades
SI.com "The Hot Stove quickly cooled from a scalding first week of December to a lukewarm second week, despite the occurrence of the annual winter meetings. In fact, in the age of modern telecommunication, offseason activity may even slow down with everyone under the same roof. "Everybody just holds their..." December 13
Pitcher Daniel Hudson has agreed on a minor league deal to return to #dbacks, says source. Terms unavailable.
Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers departed the winter meetings on Thursday knowing what his options were to obtain a starting pitcher, both in dollars on the free-agent market and in talent on the trade front. “There are some things that we can do that we’re going to continue to..." December 13
Sources: #DBacks still could trade for SP. Interest in Gregorius, Owings. Also could include current starter such as Cahill or Delgado.
Hardball Talk "Joe Torre and Sandy Alderson just announced that the MLB Rules Committee has voted to outlaw collisions at home plate. The decision is now subject to approval by the players. If the players do not approve the rule change it will not go into effect in 2014, but MLB would be able to unilaterally..." December 11
MLB Trade Rumors "Masahiro Tanaka is the Diamondbacks' No. 1 target, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The D'Backs continue to explore trades and free agents as they await the decision on whether Tanaka will be posted. Arizona has made no secret of their desire to land a frontline starter...." December 11
Hardball Talk "At a time when concussions have become the most significant injury on the minds of athletes, coaches, teams and — increasingly — the legal system, baseball will move today to consider abolishing home plate collisions. As Derrick Goold reported this morning, this past weekend, team trainers and..." December 11
If #Dbacks decide there is not a match right now for a trade for a pitcher they could make a run at free agent RHP Matt Garza.
CBSSports.com "The Diamondbacks made the biggest move of the Winter Meetings (so far) by acquiring slugger Mark Trumbo in a three-team deal with the Angels and White Sox on Tuesday afternoon. Arizona is still aggressively looking to improve their team, so much so that they expect to land a pitcher in the coming..." December 10
Hardball Talk "A source told the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro that the deal is done. The Diamondbacks will get Trumbo and two players to be named, and they give outfielder Adam Eaton to the White Sox and left-hander Tyler Skaggs to the Angels. Left-hander Hector Santiago will go from Chicago to..." December 10
Diamondbacks have offered Joba Chamberlain a one-year deal worth close to $3 million.
CBSSports.com "The Eric Chavez market is heating up, with at least seven teams in on the free-agent third baseman at the moment. The Rangers, Rays, Pirates, Braves, Diamondbacks, Nationals and Yankees all have checked in with interest, though the Yankees' signing of Kelly Johnson might diminish the chances of..." December 10
MLB.com "The Angels, Diamondbacks and White Sox are working on a three-team deal that would involve Mark Trumbo going to Arizona, and Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago going to the Angels, sources confirmed to MLB.com on Tuesday. Keith Law of ESPN.com, who first reported the specifics, said D-backs center..." December 10
Agreement in place between NPB-MLB on new posting system. Last hurdle is MLB exec council must approve, which is expected this week
MLB.com "Former managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Expansion Era committee. La Russa, Torre and Cox rank third, fourth and fifth in managerial victories in Major League history, each winning more than 2,000..." December 09
Source: #Dbacks on Choo. Active on multiple fronts. Could sign Choo and trade for pitcher, or trade for Trumbo and sign FA pitcher.
SB Nation "Arizona is looking for more offense in the corner outfield positions after losing out on free agent Carlos Beltran. The Arizona Diamondbacks secretly made an aggressive push for free agent Carlos Beltran, and they still want a corner outfielder, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today...." December 07
CBSSports.com "Free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran agreed to sign with the Yankees Friday night, but he didn't accept the highest offer. One might recall that earlier this past week, there was a report saying Beltran had received a three-year, $48 million offer from an anonymous (at the time) ballclub. He..." December 07
AZ Snake Pit "It certainly backs up much of what has been suspected - that the trade of Heath Bell was not the last item, and the D-backs are looking for a power outfield arm. Interestingly, they appear to be thinking for the long term as well: Cespedes has only two years of service time, so would be under team..." December 05
#Dbacks GM Kevin Towers says negotiations w/Daniel Hudson were at the 5-yd line, but just ran out of time. Thinks they will get a deal done.
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
MLB.com "The D-backs, Rays and Reds pulled off a three-team trade on Tuesday that will send reliever Heath Bell and catcher Ryan Hanigan to the Rays. The Reds will receive left-hander David Holmberg from the D-backs, with Arizona receiving right-hander Justin Choate and a player to be named or cash..." December 04
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
Wil Nieves is headed to the phillies. solid backup catcher type.
MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks will non-tender starter Daniel Hudson, tweets Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca. Though the sides had attempted to work out a deal to keep Hudson in Arizona, he will hit the open market. Hudson likely would not have been a non-tender candidate were it not for his injury..." December 03
I'm not sure about the particulars but apparently Heath Bell might be involved in this three-team trade with the Rays, Reds and Dbacks.
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
Sources: Bloomquist deal with #Mariners is $5.8M for two years.
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
Joe Thatcher struggled with #DBacks, but his overall numbers are good & free agent relief arms aren't cheap. A non-tender would surprise me.
Happy to let everyone know I signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks recently. Grateful for another year playing a game I love. #blessed
MLB.com "Right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson and the D-backs have begun dialogue on a contract that would avoid salary arbitration. "We've finally started kicking tires on something," Hudson said. Hudson is eligible for salary arbitration, a process the club would like to avoid with him. The team has..." November 28