• NL GM: Red Sox 'will go $30-40M above anyone else' for Price

    The Score "The baseball world took a breather for Thanksgiving on Thursday, but now every general manager's focus is turning to signing the top free agents leading up to the winter meetings in early December. Southpaw David Price is arguably the top pitcher available this fall, and one team appears to be..." November 27

  • Bringing back Jeff Samardzija a good risk for Cubs — at the right price

    Chicago Tribune "It was a little strange to hear that Cubs President Theo Epstein met last week with former Cubs and White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija at a North Side dive bar. The news wasn't surprising. We knew the Cubs were open to bringing Samardzija back, and the feeling appears to be mutual. Both sides..." November 27

  • Orioles searching everywhere for outfielders

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Orioles have seven outfielders on their 40-man roster. Adam Jones and six others. Dariel Alvarez, L.J. Hoes, Junior Lake, David Lough, Nolan Reimold and Henry Urrutia are the others. How many of those six will open the season with the Orioles? How many will be there when spring training..." November 27

  • Black Friday: Bargain shopping on the Yankees roster

    The LoHud Yankees Blog "Not sure when we started calling this day Black Friday, or why the retail world agreed to put a bunch of stuff on sale so early in the morning on the day after Thanksgiving. I just know that I was asked to get up this morning so that I can shop for a new coat because my current coat is not very..." November 27

  • Yankees' GM Brian Cashman: I get along fine with Derek Jeter

    Newark Star-Ledger "Stan Grossfeld wrote in the Boston Globe Thursday about Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman, detailing parts of his night last week sleeping on the streets to raise awareness among homeless children. (NJ Advance Media was there.) But further down in the story Grossfeld references the..." November 27

  • Where Yankees' Gary Sanchez ranked among Arizona Fall League prospects

    Newark Star-Ledger "It seems Gary Sanchez's breakout 2015 was no fluke. The 22-year-old Yankees minor league catcher was the No. 2 overall prospect in the Arizona Fall League, according to Baseball America. Sanchez led the league in home runs with seven and tied for the lead in RBI with 21. He hit .295 with a..." November 27

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources; #Royals assistant GM of major-league and international operations Rene Francisco interviewed for #BlueJays GM job.

  • Odds and ends on Chris Davis

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles remain tight-lipped on the progress of their offseason talks with Chris Davis and agent Scott Boras, but one person within the organization at least termed the discussions thus far as “productive,” writes MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko. According to Kubatko, the Orioles aren’t turned..." November 27

  • Royals Release Wandy Rodriguez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals released left-hander Wandy Rodriguez earlier this week, Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reports. Rodriguez signed a minor league deal with Kansas City in August and made five relief appearances for Triple-A Omaha but was never called up to the big league roster. Rodriguez, who turns 37..." November 27

  • A's pitcher Sean Doolittle hosts 17 Syrian refugee families for Thanksgiving

    Sporting News "Great beard, better guy. That's Sean Doolittle. The Athletics reliever and his girlfriend hosted 17 Syrian refugee families for a Thanksgiving meal in Chicago on Wednesday night. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel also attended. "Chicago is so lucky to have 17 Syrian refugee families now officially..." November 27

  • Report: Blue Jays not expected to be ‘major factor’ for David Price

    Sportsnet "David Price re-signing with the Toronto Blue Jays appears to be a long shot. While Price reportedly is open to coming back to the Blue Jays, Toronto is not expected be a “major factor” in his free agency, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports wrote in his column Wednesday. Rosenthal listed a handful..." November 26

  • Report: Athletics' Lawrie, Valencia on trade block

    The Score "The Oakland Athletics are always one of the most active teams in trade talks, and this offseason is no exception. Infielders Brett Lawrie and Danny Valencia are drawing trade interest from American League teams, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports. The acquisition of Jed..." November 26

  • Reports: Marlins, Mariners talking trade for Ozuna

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "During the recent general manager meetings, the Marlins’ top baseball executive said he and his counterparts were engaged in a preliminary dance to find partners that could lead to trades. Michael Hill, Marlins president of baseball operations, made it clear his top priority this offseason is..." November 26

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Demand for Price to be topped only by his upcoming offers

    Fox Sports "The baseball planets are aligned perfectly for David Price. Two heated rivals in the NL Central want him. So do two in the NL West. So does another team from his old AL East that is widely expected to be the high bidder. The essential dynamics, though, remain unchanged --€“ the teams with..." November 26

  • Red Sox Manager John Farrell Gives Health Update: ‘I Feel Great, Energized’

    NESN "John Farrell received some great news back in October that his cancer was in remission. The Boston Red Sox manager was diagnosed in August with Stage 1 lymphoma, which kept him out of the dugout for the final month-plus of the season. But he said Tuesday that he’s doing much better now as he..." November 26

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' surplus talent creates options

    Arizona Republic "General Manager Dave Stewart has made no secret of the fact that he is not eager to deal from the Diamondbacks’ core of young position players, saying last week he would do so only if he got “exactly what we want” in a trade (think: young, controllable starting pitching). This is a perfectly..." November 26

  • Holland's finish for Rangers 'bothered the crap out' of him

    The Score "Derek Holland didn't get too many opportunities to pitch in 2015 after spending most of the year on the disabled list with shoulder issues, so every start meant something to the 29-year-old, and he wasn't pleased with how he finished out the season with the Texas Rangers. "Just the way the..." November 26

  • Orioles have expressed interest in right-hander Yovani Gallardo

    Baltimore Sun "Dan Duquette has made it clear that upgrading the Orioles’ starting rotation is one of his top priorities this offseason. But the club’s executive vice president of baseball operations has also said the Orioles likely won’t be in the running for one of the free-agent market pitching gems, but..." November 25

  • Braves sign veteran starter Bud Norris

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves signed veteran right-hander Bud Norris to a one-year, $2.5 million contract on Wednesday, again following with their recent strategy of buying low on pitchers coming off injury or disappointing season. In the case of Norris, it was a bad 2015 season in which he went 3-11 with a 6.72..." November 25

  • Cubs acquire LHP Rex Brothers

    ESPN "The Chicago Cubs acquired lefty reliever Rex Brothers from the Colorado Rockies for minor league pitcher Wander Cabrera, the team announced on Wednesday. Brothers, 27, a five-year veteran who saved 19 games for the Rockies in 2013, was designated for assignment last week. Last season he split..." November 25

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Report: Athletics acquire Jed Lowrie from Astros

    Baseball Essential "The Oakland Athletics have acquired Jed Lowrie from the Houston Astros, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. Other pieces in this deal are not yet known. This is a reunion for Lowrie, as he previously played for the Athletics back in 2013 and 2014, where he hit a combined .271 with 21 home runs..." November 25

  • Report: Red Sox will generate highest offer to David Price

    The Score "If money talks, the Boston Red Sox will be the front-runners in the David Price sweepstakes. There's a "high expectation" among major league executives involved in the bidding for Price that the Red Sox will produce the highest contract offer, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Olney's report..." November 25

  • White Sox sign free-agent catcher Alex Avila

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox upgraded their catching Wednesday by agreeing to terms with free agent Alex Avila on a one-year, $2.5 million contract. The left-handed hitting Avila, 29, is a career .242 hitter with 66 home runs over seven seasons. Avila was limited to 67 games with Detroit in 2015, missing..." November 25

  • Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto discusses the Robinson Cano unhappiness report, future moves, closers and more

    Seattle Times "While filling out the coaching staff and signing free agent Chris Iannetta to be their starting catcher were important Mariners’ developments throughout the day Monday, much of that was overshadowed by a story by John Harper in the New York Daily News. The story was basically a contradictory..." November 25

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    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    Everything is subject to change, but am hearing nothing is imminent on a possible Ozuna trade. #Marlins #Mariners #StayTuned

  • Japan's Kenta Maeda wants to be posted to MLB

    SB Nation "His team has denied him the last two seasons, but the NPB's Kenta Maeda might finally get his wish to be posted to MLB. Maeda currently pitches for the Hiroshima Carp, and while he's not considered to be on the same level as the last two major pitchers to be posted from Japan -- Yu Darvish and..." November 25

  • Pirates' Pedro Alvarez may seek a trade this winter

    CBS Sports "Pedro Alvarez, seeking a change of scenery, has told folks he believes this is the right time for a trade. And the Pirates probably would agree if they can find the right trade partner. The Pirates are said to be shopping Alvarez, Neil Walker and, as was reported by CBS Sports, Mark Melancon...." November 25

  • Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes pleads not guilty to domestic abuse charges

    Sporting News "Jose Reyes is claiming innocence in his domestic abuse case. An attorney entered a not guilty plea for the Rockies shortstop in a Maui courtroom Tuesday, ESPN.com reported. Reyes' next court date, in which a pretrial hearing will be scheduled, is set for Jan. 14. Reyes and his wife,..." November 25

  • Have the Royals broken the reliever market?

    Royals Review "The Royals have a really good bullpen. For two years in a row, the baseball world watched as games were shortened to six innings for the opposing team and nine innings for the Royals. Yes, I'm ignoring all extra-inning games because narratives. Jeff Sullivan at FanGraphs took it upon himself to..." November 25

  • Geovany Soto signs with Angels, dries out already weak catching market

    Yahoo! Sports "If your team needs to find a catcher this offseason, it's highly unlikely they are going to find one through free agency. The Los Angeles Angels scooped up veteran Geovany Soto on Tuesday, effectively drying up an already weak market. In fairness, most teams should have seen this coming. Matt..." November 25

  • Yankees informed teams Nova is available

    The Score "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said numerous times this offseason that no pitcher is assured a spot in a crowded rotation, though he could clear room by dealing one of his starters. Cashman reportedly let teams know that right-hander Ivan Nova is available, according to Joel..." November 25

  • Giants interested in John Lackey

    Hardball Talk "Ben Cafardo of the Boston Globe speculated on Sunday that there might be a connection between the Giants and veteran free agent right-hander John Lackey, and now FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that San Francisco is indeed in pursuit. Rosenthal says the Giants, “like most clubs seeking..." November 25

  • Dellin Betances trying to ignore his potential Yankees promotion

    New York Post "Dellin Betances has 28,000 Twitter disciples, so it’s impossible to shut out the talk of the Yankees possibly trading closer Andrew Miller as they attempt to upgrade a very shaky rotation. “I see some of the stuff on Twitter but I don’t pay attention to rumors,’’ Betances told The Post on..." November 25

  • Cardinals reach out to free agent utility man Ben Zobrist

    CBS Sports " The Cardinals have reached out to Ben Zobrist, sources say. While there are said to be as many as 20 teams in the mix, they are believed to be among the more interested teams, as they love his versatility, especially on the infield." November 25

  • Jonathan Lucroy trade market bolstered by weak catching market

    The Outside Corner "The Milwaukee Brewers don’t need to trade Jonathan Lucroy. He won’t turn 30 until June, and if the Brewers exercise their club option on him for 2017, he’ll be owed just $9.5 million total over the next two seasons. Yes, Lucroy had a down year in 2015 after three fantastic years from 2012-2014,..." November 25

  • Tigers not likely to acquire another outfielder after trading for Cameron Maybin

    Michigan Live "There's still a chance the Detroit Tigers will add another outfielder before opening day. But it's a very, very small chance. Following the acquisition of outfielder Cameron Maybin, Tigers GM Al Avila made it clear that he has no intention of adding another outfielder to the mix at this..." November 25

  • Yankees unlikely to seek 2B help, will stick with Rob Refsnyder, Dustin Ackley

    New York Daily News "Two years ago, the Yankees let Robinson Cano leave the Bronx for Seattle, leaving a gaping hole at second base. Neither Brian Roberts nor Stephen Drew were the answer to replace Cano, who isn't coming back to the Bronx any time soon no matter what rumors might be heating up the hot stove this..." November 25

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #Mariners are working on a trade to acquire #Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna, according to MLB sources.

  • Dodgers' spending spree is no reason for MLB to have international draft

    Sporting News "The Dodgers have plenty of money to sign big-ticket free agents this winter, but before the hot stove really gets burning, Los Angeles is still finding ways to spend. On Monday, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reported the Dodgers have agreed to deals with Cuban outfielder Yusniel Diaz and second baseman..." November 24

  • White Sox Acquire Tommy Kahnle From Rockies

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced that they have acquired right-hander Tommy Kahnle from the Rockies in exchange for minor league right-hander Yency Almonte (Twitter link). Kahnle was designated for assignment by the Rockies last Friday in a series of moves to set the club’s roster in advance of the Rule 5..." November 24

  • Dipoto promising to stay busy in overhauling Mariners’ roster

    Tacoma News Tribune "Say this for new Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto: He promised a busy off-season, and he wasn’t kidding. The calendar hasn’t yet hit Thanksgiving and, already, the Mariners have added 11 players to their 40-man roster through trades, signings and waiver claims. And they’re not..." November 24

  • Dodgers coaching staff likely to get big makeover under Dave Roberts

    Los Angeles Times "So the Dodgers have chosen their manager, a significant to-do scratched off their busy off-season list. The list, of course, is Rapunzel-hair long, but somewhere in its upper reaches will be new Manager Dave Roberts naming his coaching staff. Assuming he gets to. The staff figures to be..." November 24

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Add #SFGiants to list of teams interested in Lackey, per sources. Giants, like most clubs seeking pitching, examining wide range of options.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Tom Verducci said on MLB Network this morning that he heard #Nationals and #Mets would be high bidders on Zobrist. Remains to be seen.

  • Report: Padres met with Japanese free agent Matsuda

    The Score "The San Diego Padres could turn to the international market to improve their infield depth this offseason. General manager A.J. Preller and scouting director Logan White met this week with Japanese free agent Nobuhiro Matsuda, the 32-year-old third baseman who spent the last decade with the..." November 24

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Angels announce that they have signed veteran catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year deal.

  • Mark McGwire expected to become Padres bench coach

    CBS Sports "Mark McGwire, the slugger who served as hitting coach the last six years with the Cardinals and then the Dodgers, is expected to be named bench coach for the Padres. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune recently reported McGwire was a strong candidate for the job. McGwire brings extra..." November 24

  • Cleveland Indians' players coming, going on lower level of free agency

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "While the spotlight shines on the big-league free agent market, there are plenty of available free agents on the minor league market as well. The Indians had several minor league players file for free agency in late October and early November. Here's an update on some of them. Outfielder..." November 24