• Where will Justin Upton end up signing?

    ESPN "Justin Upton was the first pick in the 2005 draft, reached the majors at 19, hit .300 with 26 home runs at 21 and finished fourth in the MVP voting in 2011 at 23. Despite the early promise that he'd be a perennial All-Star, the Arizona Diamondbacks traded Upton to the Atlanta Braves after the..." November 30

  • Will the Cubs focus on Jason Heyward or finding another pitcher?

    ESPN "The dominoes have finally begun to fall, as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend saw one major free-agent pitcher, Jordan Zimmermann, come off the market. His five-year, $110 million agreement with the Detroit Tigers is a sign that things are beginning to heat up around baseball. The offseason has..." November 30

  • Greinke looking for $30M annual payout

    The Score "Zack Greinke wants the big bucks, and it could be one of the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants who give the right-hander what he craves. The 32-year-old Greinke is believed to seeking a deal that will pay him $30 million per year, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick also..." November 30

  • Is Denard Span a fit in right field for Orioles?

    Masn "In exactly one week, I'll be boarding a flight to Nashville for the Winter Meetings and complaining loudly every step of the way. That's a lot of complaining when you factor in the number of steps from the front desk to the elevators and media workroom at the spacious Gaylord Opryland Resort &..." November 30

  • Mariners showing interest in free-agent outfielder Nori Aoki

    Tacoma News Tribune "After a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Mariners are back to stoking the Hot Stove with free-agent outfielder Nori Aoki emerging as their latest possible target. "At this point," one industry source said, "there appears to be real interest (in Aoki) from the Mariners. Whether that leads..." November 30

  • Jordan Zimmermann happy to sign quickly as Tigers' top choice

    Sporting News "Jordan Zimmermann might not be considered a No. 1 starter, but he was the Tigers' top choice to step into their rotation this offseason. That made it easy for both parties to move quickly on a deal. Some eyebrows were raised when the 29-year-old right-hander agreed over the weekend to a..." November 30

  • Barry Bonds is under consideration to be a Marlins hitting coach

    CBS Sports "In what promises to be a bombshell move, if executed, all-time great slugger Barry Bonds is under consideration to become Marlins hitting coach. Team higherups have quietly been discussing this possibility for weeks. Bonds, known as a brilliant tactician, has worked as a special spring..." November 30

  • D-Backs pursue Cueto, and also clear air about a long-ago snub

    CBS Sports "Star free-agent righthander Johnny Cueto received a $120-million, six-year offer from the Diamondbacks, but it's no surprise Cueto didn't accept the proposal; Cueto has received calls of interest from the Dodgers, Giants, Red Sox, Cubs and others. While that is a reasonable first offer by Arizona,..." November 30

  • Shelby Miller market is hot; Luis Severino, Marcell Ozuna are linked

    CBS Sports "Young righthander Shelby Miller is creating quite a feeding frenzy on the trade market, and it's to the point it's got to be record interest for a pitcher who went 6-17. Of course, by now we know pitchers' won-loss records aren't a very useful tool in deciphering a pitcher's value. And that is..." November 30

  • 5h
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Privately, #Mariners have long acknowledged it's a matter of when, not if, Cano shifts to first base. https://t.co/diqZSlqLuE

  • 5h
    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    Per source, Indians showing most interest in Shane Victorino, who turns 35 today. Had offered him 4 year deal prior to '13 season

  • Will Cubs make another big splash in free agency?

    CSN Chicago "Theo Epstein has explained the mixed emotions during that first press conference. You hold up the jersey for the cameras and feel the initial rush of excitement after closing the deal with a big free agent, as well as the sense of dread lurking in the back of your head, because those contracts..." November 30

  • GM Jed Hoyer: Cubs not close but moves are coming

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says the team isn’t close to making a big move but anticipates action over the next 14 days, which includes the winter meetings in Nashville. “Over the next two weeks, there will be a lot of activity,” Hoyer said on ESPN 1000 in Chicago on Monday. “I..." November 30

  • Royals Avoid Arbitration With Tim Collins

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals have agreed to contract terms with lefty Tim Collins to avoid arbitration, the club announced. Collins will earn $1.475MM for the 2015 season, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports on Twitter. That’s exactly what he made last year and what MLBTR predicted for the coming campaign. The..." November 30

  • Braves Sign Jim Johnson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have signed righty Jim Johnson to a one-year deal, the club announced via press release. Johnson, 32, is a client of Moye Sports Associates. With the move, Atlanta has re-acquired a player that it traded away at least year’s deadline. Johnson was a part of the 13-player trade between..." November 30

  • Mets expected to tender a contract to Jenrry Mejia

    Hardball Talk "Jenrry Mejia appeared in just seven games this past season due to a pair of suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets are expected to tender him a contract for 2016. While the Mets were vocal about their disappointment in Mejia’s actions,..." November 30

  • Blue Jays’ soft spot could go bust or send Yankees to oblivion

    New York Post "The Yankees finished second in the majors in runs in the way Twice a Prince came in second in the 1973 Belmont – 31 lengths behind Secretariat. The Blue Jays scored 891 runs in 2015, the Yankees 764. The 127-run gap was the largest between the leaders since the 1953 Dodgers outscored the..." November 30

  • 12h
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Zack Greinke's market is quietly heating up, says a source. #Dodgers, #SFGiants both looking for some clarity.

  • KBO’s Lotte Giants Post Third Baseman Jae-Gyun Hwang

    MLB Trade Rumors "NOV. 30: Hwang has now officially been posted. Clubs will have until 5:00pm ET on Friday to submit bids for the third baseman. NOV. 25: Hwang will actually be posted on the 30th, Han Lee of Global Sporting Integration tweets. Lotte is pushing back the date to accommodate the Thanksgiving..." November 30

  • Cubs issue 60 playoff shares at $122K per share

    ESPN "The Cubs issued a major league high 60 full playoff shares at $122,327.59 per share for their run to the NLCS in 2015, the league announced on Monday. Players with the team for the entire season automatically get a full share. Others, along with coaches, trainers and behind the scenes staff,..." November 30

  • Report: Padres will only move Ross for 'monster package'

    The Score "The San Diego Padres have already traded relievers Joaquin Benoit and Craig Kimbrel to the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox, respectively, and right-hander Tyson Ross could be the next pitcher to depart, though the cost for teams showing interest will reportedly be steep. San Diego would..." November 30

  • 11h
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #STLCards sign free-agent catcher Brayan Pena to a two-year deal. Pena not only is valuable backup, but one of nicest guys in game.

  • Red Sox, Chris Young Agree To Multi-Year Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox and outfielder Chris Young are in agreement on a multi-year contract, pending a physical, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). Young is represented by CAA Sports. The 32-year-old Young has significantly rebuilt his stock after a dismal showing with the 2014 Mets in..." November 30

  • Mets remain interested in Ben Zobrist, but four years not foreseeable

    ESPN New York "Make no mistake, the New York Mets are interested in free agent Ben Zobrist. Still, if Zobrist is capable of landing a four-year deal, it very likely will be elsewhere. Zobrist, 34, hit a combined .276/.359/.450 with the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals in 2015, and his versatility is..." November 30

  • 15h
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Clubs in the Johnny Cueto market believe he's looking for a $140-160M payout. That's Cole Hamels-Jon Lester territory.

  • Miami Police Department considers Yasiel Puig case closed

    Hardball Talk "We have more details about Yasiel Puig‘s reported “brawl” at a bar in Miami. And while it’s a regrettable situation, it appears to be less serious than previously believed. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Major Delrish Moss of the Miami Police Department confirmed that..." November 30

  • Orioles Interested In Denard Span

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have “some level of interest” in free agent outfielder Denard Span, MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko reports. It isn’t clear exactly how deep this interest is, Kubatko notes, though Span’s name has been discussed within Baltimore’s front office with some pro-Span voices feeling he would..." November 30

  • Marc Anthony gets into the agent business, signs Aroldis Chapman

    Hardball Talk "There is a somewhat mixed history of entertainers and musicians getting into the sports agent business. Sometimes it works out (Jay-Z has done OK). Sometimes it doesn’t (Master P says “Hi”). Add another one to the list. A pretty big one. Ken Rosenthal reports that Marc Anthony’s Magnus Media is..." November 30

  • Cueto rejected offer from Diamondbacks, GM says

    The Score "Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Sunday that right-hander Johnny Cueto rejected a contract offer from the club earlier this month, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral reports. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, the offer was worth $120 million over six years, but Stewart didn't..." November 30

  • Red Sox trying to move Hanley Ramirez

    CBS Sports "The rumor: The Red Sox are "trying to move" former infielder/former left fielder/current first baseman in training Hanley Ramirez. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has the skinny: 1. Hanley Ramirez, 1B-DH, Red Sox — There's now talk in the front office that Dave Dombrowski is trying to move..." November 29

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Zobrist #Mets’ No. 1 target, sources say. #Nationals also in, along with #Braves, #SFGiants, others. #Royals not expected to offer same $$$.

  • Tigers agree to deal with starter Jordan Zimmermann

    Hardball Talk "Hey, the hot stove is finally generating some real fire … CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Tigers have agreed to terms on a contract with free agent starter Jordan Zimmermann. No word yet on the framework of the deal, but it’s likely worth more than $100 million. Zimmermann, 29,..." November 29

  • Will the Red Sox meet the asking Price for David?

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox are prohibitive favorites, at least in the eyes of the media and a few baseball executives, to land free agent David Price for two reasons: president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski’s relationship with the lefthander, whom he acquired and then dealt over the last two trade..." November 29

  • Jonathan Papelbon is “untradeable”

    Hardball Talk "Jon Heyman of CBS Sports spoke to an anonymous baseball executive, who said that Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon is “untradeable”. The Nationals are hoping to trade both Papelbon and the man he displaced, Drew Storen. Papelbon has a poor reputation in baseball, particularly after a dugout..." November 29

  • Marlins TV analyst Tommy Hutton fired for negativity

    CBS Sports "Tommy Hutton spent 19 years as a TV analyst for the Miami Marlins. He didn't make it to 20 because the team fired him earlier this week, and reporter Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald seems to have found out why. The team, from the front office down to players on the field, considered Hutton to..." November 29

  • Cleveland Indians shopping in Shane Victorino's aisle for free-agent outfielders

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Thanksgiving has come and gone and the Indians still need outfielders. The good news is there are still more than four months to shop until opening day. The bad news is the Indians are still shopping in the same aisle. The Indians were never in play for the upper crust of free agent..." November 29

  • MLB to investigate Puig after reported physical altercation with sister

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will investigate Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig under the league's domestic violence policy following a reported physical altercation with his sister, according to the Los Angeles Times. Miami police spokesman Maj. Delrish Moss confirmed to The Associated Press..." November 29

  • Mike Hessman, Minors Home Run Leader, Retires

    Baseball America "The greatest home run hitter the domestic minor leagues have ever seen has decided that 19 seasons is enough. First baseman/third baseman Mike Hessman, the U.S. minor league career home run leader with 433 home runs, announced on Twitter on Saturday that he’s retiring to become a coach. The..." November 28

  • Orioles won't pay $150-175M to retain Davis

    Baltimore Sun "hometown discount. It’s a no-win phrase purposely avoided by those involved in pro sports negotiations. Ultimately, if a player gives “a hometown discount,” -- a lesser monetary deal to sign or re-sign at a familiar place -- he and his agent have settled. If he doesn’t, well, the player is..." November 28

  • Blue Jays interviewed Royals' Francisco for GM job

    The Score "Another potential candidate for the Toronto Blue Jays' general manager search has emerged. Kansas City Royals assistant GM of major-league and international operations Rene Francisco interviewed for the job, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Francisco joined the Royals in 2005 after..." November 28

  • Korean slugger Byung-ho Park is reportedly traveling to Minnesota

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Fresh off a starring turn in the Premier 12 tournament, Byung-ho Park is headed to the Twin Cities, according to a report by a South Korean news agency. According to a Google translation and MyKBO.net, the 29-year-old first baseman/designated hitter will depart for the U.S. on Sunday, stopping..." November 28

  • Alex Anthopoulos on David Price: 'He's probably the best teammate I've ever seen'

    WEEI Boston "When appearing on the Hot Stove Show Tuesday night, Red Sox manager John Farrell dropped this in when talking about his team’s pursuit of a front-line starter: “This [would be] someone guys can look up to. You would think it would be someone who would be a leader by example, in addition to the..." November 28

  • J.A. Happ, free-agent pitcher, signs 3-year, $36M deal with Blue Jays

    CBC Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays have added more depth to their starting rotation, signing left-hander J.A. Happ on Friday to a three-year contract worth $36 million US. Happ spent two-and-a-half seasons with the Blue Jays from 2012 to 2014, where he recorded a 19-20 record and 4.39 earned-run average in..." November 28

  • 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 28

  • 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.

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