• Ryan Howard trade rumors: Ruben Amaro Jr. says it would be best if Phillies move on from first baseman

    Newark Star-Ledger "In the immediate aftermath of the Phillies finalizing a trade sending shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, it doesn't appear that the organization is anywhere close to being finished wheeling and dealing. The next veteran out the door could very well be former MVP first baseman..." December 21

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • S.F. Giants give Peavy 2-year deal, acquire McGehee

    San Francisco Chronicle "The mound at AT&T Park is going to remain a very loud place every fifth day. Jake Peavy and his unbounded energy will be back for 2015 and 2016. The Giants reached agreement Friday with the free-agent right-hander on a two-year, $24 million contract, once again sticking with a player who helped..." December 21

  • Amaro hopes to move more vets, but says Utley wants to stay

    CSN Philly "Jimmy Rollins’ departure from Philadelphia began with a rumor that the Yankees were interested in acquiring him. That led to a text message from Rollins’ agent, Dan Lozano, to Phillies’ general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Lozano told Amaro that Rollins, who had full no-trade rights, would OK a..." December 21

  • The Yankees’ plan in case A-Rod can’t play at all

    New York Post "The Yankees already have said that Alex Rodriguez will not be their third baseman. But just as interesting is that if he is not healthy enough to play in 2015, the Yanks are currently planning to use the roster space to go with platoons at both second base and shortstop. If A-Rod makes the..." December 21

  • Padres expected to host 2016 All-Star Game at Petco Park

    Hardball Talk "Scott Miller of Bleacher Report is reporting that Petco Park will likely be the host of the 2016 All-Star Game. An announcement is expected to come in January. As Miller noted in a reply on Twitter, this will be an odd instance in which one league hosts the midsummer festivities in back-to-back..." December 20

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    The #Dodgers have released Brian Wilson, whom they recently DFA'd.

  • No baseball teams available for Jeter to buy

    Page Six "Derek Jeter isn’t having any luck when it comes to buying his own baseball team. “There are no teams available,” says Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino. “Jeter is telling people he is modeling his post-baseball career after Michael Jordan’s,” a reference to the NBA great’s purchase of..." December 20

  • Verlander vows to be 'best pitcher' he can be in 2015

    Detroit News "Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski got a text message from Justin Verlander prior to the Winter Meetings last week. "He said, 'I'm totally committed to being the best pitcher I possibly can,'" Dombrowski said. "He said, 'I was not happy with my year last..." December 20

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Sfgiants remain interested in #Braves 3b Chris Johnson

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #SFGiants talking to #Marlins about 3B Casey McGehee. Hunter Strickland, Matt Duffy among SF players under discussion.

  • Pirates sign Corey Hart to 1-year, $2.5 million deal

    MLB Daily Dish "The Pirates have signed Corey Hart to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Hart can earn an additional $2.5 million in incentives to push the deal's total potential value to $5 million. Hart, 32, spent last season with the Mariners, hitting .203/.271/.319..." December 19

  • Royals throw $11 million in the toilet by signing Alex Rios

    Tireball "The Kansas City Royals have signed Alex Rios to an $11 million deal. While this deal rivals the Braves giving Nick Markakis $44 million over four seasons it is at-least not that bad because Rios will be earning just 25% of what Markakis will. I have often shyed away from saying that players are..." December 19

  • Jake Peavy agrees to a two-year, $24 million deal to stay with the Giants

    Hardball Talk "The Hot Stove sleeps for no one. Not even you California people who won’t read this until it has been up for three hours. And you are the ones who will care about the most as it concerns your Giants who, Ken Rosenthal reports, have signed Jake Peavy to a two-year, $24 million deal. Jerry..." December 19

  • Yankees to get Marlins’ Eovaldi for Prado in five-player swap

    New York Post "The Yankees are close to bolstering their biggest question mark. The team is finalizing a deal with the Marlins on a deal that would send Martin Prado and David Phelps to the Marlins for right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and first baseman Garrett Jones plus power pitching prospect Domingo German, The..." December 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: David Ross to #Cubs, two years, $5M.

  • Report: Braves trade Justin Upton to Padres

    The Score "The San Diego Padres now have a Big 3 to fill out spacious Petco Park. Multiple reports said Friday the club has traded for Atlanta Braves slugger Justin Upton, capping a wild 48 hours that saw the Padres deal for a trio of power-hitting outfielders. It remains unclear who the Braves will..." December 19

  • Mets-Tulo? '5 percent' chance ... at best

    ESPN New York "The Mets and Rockies have engaged in some talks this offseason regarding Troy Tulowitzki, but a well-placed source told ESPNNewYork.com the chances of something ever materializing are 5 percent at best. No talks are believed to have been overly recent. And an insider said the Mets fans..." December 19

  • Fearless Billy Beane continues dealing All-Stars

    CBSSports.com "Just over five months ago I was sitting in Minneapolis for the All-Star Game discussing how the Oakland Athletics were represented by six members of the AL All-Star team -- and one on the NL, as they had recently traded for NL All-Star Jeff Samardzija. With catcher Derek Norris now having been..." December 19

  • Angels Acquire Johnny Giavotella From Royals

    MLB Trade Rumors "1:57pm: The Angels formally announced the deal. Right-hander Brian Broderick will be sent to the Royals to complete the transaction. Broderick, 28, has just 11 big league appearances to his credit with all of them coming in 2011. He was recently signed out of the Mexican League by..." December 19

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Padres nearing a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to Boston for Will Middlebrooks.

  • Bud Selig in retirement: $6M annually

    ESPN.com "Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig will receive a salary of about $6 million annually in retirement, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. Selig, 80, took over running MLB as chairman of the executive council in 1992 after helping force commissioner Fay Vincent's resignation, was..." December 19

  • Lack of credibility from Alex Rodriguez weakens feds' Biogenesis case

    New York Daily News "The sun had not yet come up on Aug. 5 when federal drug agents arrived at most of the Biogenesis defendants’ South Florida homes to take the men into custody. The defendants were transported to Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters near Fort Lauderdale for processing, while media outlets..." December 19

  • Rangers interested in former Braves RHP Brandon Beachy

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers have expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Brandon Beachy, his representative said. Beachy is recovering from Tommy John surgery “Several teams are still reviewing his medicals,” Robert Martin said in an e-mail message. “I do not think a decision is imminent, but he does..." December 19

  • Yankees not targeting Max Scherzer

    ESPN New York "Yankees president Randy Levine confirmed Thursday that the team is highly unlikely to bid on right-hander Max Scherzer, the top starting pitcher in this offseason's free-agent crop. "The chances of us bringing in a guy for six [years] and $25 million or over in my opinion is virtually none,''..." December 19

  • A's deal C Derek Norris to Padres

    ESPN.com "The Oakland Athletics have traded starting catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres, sources told ESPN.com's Buster Olney on Thursday. Norris, in his third MLB season, posted career highs in 2014 of .270 in batting average with 10 homers and 55 RBIs for the A's. It was part of a busy..." December 19

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    Tim Brown @TBrownYahoo

    It appears Dodgers and Padres have worked through lingering issues. They are all but done with the Kemp trade. Rollins coming from Philly.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    david ross is signing with padres

  • GM A.J. Preller likely not done reshaping Padres lineup

    CBSSports.com "The Padres' deals to acquire Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and others are just about to be announced while they've also reportedly acquired catcher Derek Norris. A quick once-over says new general manager A.J. Preller likely isn't done reshaping this ballclub. Let's check it out. Catcher The future..." December 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Medlen two-year deal with #Royals worth $8.5M - $2M, $5.5M plus $10M mutual option with $1M buyout if either party declines.

  • Ichiro is a consideration for Orioles, who still need an outfielder

    CBSSports.com "Ichiro Suzki, the Japanese outfield sensation who's 41, is receiving some consideration from the Orioles. Ichiro, who is hoping to play to reach the coveted 3,000 hits in Major League Baseball, is 156 hits short and looking for a job, and the Orioles seek another outfielder." December 18

  • Angels 2010 first round pick Ryan Bolden was shot and killed last night

    Mississippi News "It is a sad day for the Madison Central community. Local law enforcement has confirmed that 2010 MLB first round pick Ryan Bolden was shot and killed late Wednesday night. He was 23 years old. According to FOX 5 in Atlanta (http://bit.ly/1wIDxJ3), Bolden was the victim of an incident at..." December 18

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    should be big deal announced sometime soon, perhaps tonite. the wil myers, 11-plsyer, 3-team extravaganza is still a go.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The holdup in Matt Kemp trade is because the physical revealed arthritis in both hips. The #Padres continue to consult medical experts.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    josh johnson headed back to padres. base expected to be a bit less than $2M with incentives that can take him back to $8M.

  • Japanese ace Kenta Maeda will not be posted this offseason

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Hiroshima Carp of the Japan Central League informed ace pitcher Kenta Maeda on Thursday he will not be posted this offseason, according to The Japan Times. Maeda, who has expressed his desire to pitch in the majors, will not be a free agent until after the 2017 season." December 18

  • Brad Halsey claimed he was on cocaine when he allowed Barry Bonds record HR

    Larry Brown Sports "Troubled former MLB pitcher Brad Halsey was found dead at the base of a cliff on Halloween, and people are still unsure whether his death was suicide or accidental. One thing we know for certain is that Halsey had multiple issues with drugs and likely had mental problems. USA Today’s Josh Peter..." December 18

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Jung-Ho Kang bidding is open until Friday at 5pm et. Winning bid then sent confidentially to KBO on Monday. Team has 3 days to accept or not

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #RedSox in "active" trade talks on Allen Craig with at least 1 team, sources say. He's said to be fully recovered from foot injury.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    As pitching market heats up, Kevin Correia has become more engaged with 3-4 clubs as an affordable back-of-rotation option.

  • Rays, Padres, Nationals agree to 11-player trade

    Hardball Talk "A massive three-team, 11-player trade has officially been agreed upon between the Rays, Padres, and Nationals. Jim Bowden of SiriusXM and ESPN.com was first to post the entire breakdown … RAYS GET … Steven Souza, outfielder, from Nationals Travis Ott, pitcher, from Nationals Rene Rivera,..." December 18

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #WhiteSox in agreement with George Kottaras. @JonHeymanCBS said deal was close.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    source: nyjer morgan gets 700K from hanwha eagles in korea, 550K salary, 150K signing bonus

  • Yankees give a stiff-arm to veteran closer Jason Grilli

    New York Post "The Yankees have not said they are done adding pieces to a revamped bullpen, but it doesn’t appear veteran reliever Jason Grilli will be joining the cast. “We talked to Cash [Brian Cashman], and he said ‘not at the moment,’ ’’ said his agent, the former slugger Gary Sheffield, when asked if the..." December 18

  • Showalter not sure if Wieters is ready for Opening Day

    CSN Baltimore "Buck Showalter thinks Manny Machado will be ready to start the 2015 season. He isn’t as certain about Matt Wieters. Machado had right knee surgery last August and Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery in June. “With both of these guys, it will be when and not if. I think if you held a gun up..." December 18

  • Reds GM: Payroll to increase again in 2015

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Even with recent trades to cut the Reds' record $114 million 2014 payroll, it will still increase in 2015, said general manager Walt Jocketty. "Our payroll has increased every year, despite what some people are writing or thinking, our payroll is increasing again this year," Jocketty said...." December 18

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Free-agent RHP Jake Peavy drawing interest from #Marlins, #Braves, #SFGiants. Option for Miami only if Haren retires or is traded.

  • Markakis herniated-disk surgery termed successful

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves right fielder Nick Markakis had fusion surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck Wednesday in Atlanta, a scheduled procedure that doctors termed a success. Markakis, who signed a four-year, $44 million contract on Dec. 3, is expected to be cleared for baseball activities after eight..." December 18

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    royals and volquez in agreement, $20, 2 yrs.

  • Sergio Romo re-signs with the Giants for $15 million

    Hardball Talk "After testing the open market as a free agent Sergio Romo has re-signed with the Giants for two years and $15 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Romo lost the closer job this year and his overall numbers slipped, but he finished the season by allowing just two runs in his..." December 17