• Report: Orioles looking to trade Machado, who wants to play SS

    SNY TV "The Orioles are shopping 3B Manny Machado, and are seeking two young, controllable starting pitchers in return, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. However, Machado -- who is set for free agency after the 2018 season -- wants to return to shortstop this season, notes Rosenthal. The Mets,..." December 12

  • Cardinals “Favorites” For Marcell Ozuna; Multiple Teams Pursuing Christian Yelich

    MLB Trade Rumors "There’s plenty of interest in the Marlins outfield even now that it no longer features Giancarlo Stanton. We have heard lots of chatter surrounding Marcell Ozuna already, and there’s yet more intriguing news now emerging on him and teammate Christian Yelich. The Cardinals are emerging as the..." December 12

  • Rays Getting Numerous Calls About Chris Archer

    Real GM Baseball "Chris Archer is drawing a lot of interest on the trade market and the Tampa Bay Rays have heard from the Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins. Archer would bring back a huge haul, but it remains to be seen if the Rays would seriously consider..." December 12

  • Boras has $200M price tag, 75-page binder for teams in on Jake Arrieta

    CBS Sports "Given that he was a late bloomer and just now hit free agency heading into his age-32 season, free-agent starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is in the midst of his one chance to really break the bank in his career. He's our second-ranked starting pitcher on the market and has no shortage of teams at..." December 12

  • Agent: Giancarlo Stanton’s love for Dodgers kept him from taking Giants deal

    L.A. Daily News "Although the Dodgers didn’t end up with Giancarlo Stanton, they might have indirectly helped prevent Stanton from winding up in their division. The San Francisco Giants had worked out a deal with the Miami Marlins for the slugger, but he exercised his no-trade clause and refused to go to the..." December 12

  • Yankees targeting Michael Fulmer, Patrick Corbin

    Sporting News "The Yankees already made a huge splash Monday by acquiring reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins, but the Bronx Bombers may not be done. According to USA Today, the Yankees have begun early talks to acquire Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer or Diamondbacks hurler Patrick..." December 12

  • Why Joe Maddon still thinks Kyle Schwarber makes sense as a leadoff hitter

    NBC Chicago "Kyle Schwarber may take the first official at-bat of the 2018 Cubs season. When the Cubs take on the Giancarlo Stanton-less Marlins in Miami March 29, Schwarber may very well be the team's leadoff hitter. Yes, even after that idea didn't pan out so well last year. As manager Joe Maddon..." December 12

  • At least ten teams are interested in Christian Yelich

    Hardball Talk "Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that “at least 10 teams” have inquired on Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich. He may be one of three 2017 Marlins outfielders to get traded, along with the already departed Giancarlo Stanton and, possibly, Marcell Ozuna. Yelich may also be the most attractive as..." December 12

  • Which version of Bradley, Bogaerts and Betts can Red Sox expect going forward?

    NBC Sports Boston "The most important evaluations the Red Sox have to make this winter are internal. Who exactly is Jackie Bradley Jr.? And Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts? Can all three be expected to return to their 2016 forms, or is 2017 closer to reality? Who are they actually? Maybe 2016 was an..." December 12

  • Nationals showing interest in Jake Arrieta

    Fanrag Sports "The Washington Nationals have expressed interest in free agent right-hander Jake Arrieta, a source tells FanRag Sports. The buzz comes after learning that another club in the NL East, the Philadelphia Phillies, have also shown interest in the 31-year-old. It would certainly be a stroke of good..." December 12

  • Report: Yankees Trade Chase Headley, Mitchell To Padres

    CBS New York "Brian Cashman isn’t messing around. The Yankees general manager pulled off another big move Tuesday, sending veteran third baseman Chase Headley and reliever Bryan Mitchell to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Jabari Blash, Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported. The most..." December 12

  • Jake Arrieta ain't happening, Phillies fans

    NBC Philadelphia "Throughout this entire offseason, Phillies officials have privately said that they will not be players for top free-agent starting pitchers seeking long contracts and huge paydays. It's not that the Phillies can't do it. This is the same ownership group that signed free agent Cliff Lee to a..." December 12

  • Dombrowski denies Jackie Bradley Jr. trade talk

    Boston Herald "On paper, in Dave Dombrowski’s mind, the Red Sox have only one open spot on the diamond for a full-time player. First base or designated hitter, whichever Hanley Ramirez does not occupy. “I think he’s a better player than he played last year, from an offensive perspective,” Dombrowski said..." December 12

  • Derek Jeter attends Monday Night Football game instead of MLB winter meetings

    USA Today "Derek Jeter was seemingly more interested in pleasure than business Monday. While the MLB winter meetings kicked off in Orlando, Jeter — the Miami Marlins CEO and part owner — was seen taking in the Monday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins that was played..." December 12

  • Yankees’ second-base solution may be right under their noses

    New York Post "How Aaron Boone juggles Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge between right field and DH will be the main event of spring training. However, the undercard has an intriguing feel to it since the Yankees need to find Starlin Castro’s replacement at second base after he was shipped to the Marlins in..." December 12

  • What will Rangers do with Profar this off-season?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The mid-afternoon Texas Rangers buzz Monday at the winter meetings, not too long after the Chris Martin news broke, is that the Rangers and New York Mets were discussing a swap involving everyone’s favorite trade piece, Jurickson Profar, and right-hander Matt Harvey. Profar has no starting role..." December 12

  • This Is How Yu Darvish Was Tipping His Pitches in the World Series

    SI "When Yu Darvish imploded in the World Series, there was immediate speculation about the cause could have been. Was he injured? Was former Rangers teammate Carlos Beltran sharing his secrets with the Astros? Was Darvish tipping his pitches somehow? The last option seemed like the most likely,..." December 12

  • Cards eager to turn two excess outfielders into one impactful newcomer

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As he traced the transactions that built the Cardinals to rule the National League Central for a decade, executive John Mozeliak referenced Monday the trades they made for Mark McGwire and later Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds and “those players who ended up signing.” There was the luck of Albert..." December 12

  • Tigers' Avila optimistic he’ll get a deal done for Ian Kinsler

    Detroit News "Tigers general manager Al Avila was asked Monday if he thought he would be able to work a trade for second baseman Ian Kinsler during the Winter Meetings, which commenced in earnest Monday. “I think we will, yes,” he said. Manager Ron Gardenhire, sitting to Avila’s right, dropped his head..." December 12

  • Padres Remain 'Strongly in Mix' for Eric Hosmer

    Bleacher Report "The San Diego Padres are reportedly looking to make a run at prized free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Per Heyman, the Padres are "thinking big" and remain "strongly in the mix" for Hosmer's services. The 28-year-old Hosmer spent the first seven..." December 12

  • Shohei Ohtani Might Be the Most Underpaid Man in the World

    The Atlantic "Shohei Ohtani was the most sought-after free agent in all of baseball this off-season. Based on his career so far in his native Japan, the 23-year-old star, who signed on Friday with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, may turn out to be the first player since Babe Ruth who can both pitch and hit..." December 12

  • Derek Jeter: no longer the media’s darling

    Hardball Talk "There was a time, not too long ago, when the baseball press practically gave Derek Jeter awards for providing them no information whatsoever. As a player, he turned not answering questions into an art form. To the point where, eventually, the press just stopped asking him substantive questions..." December 12

  • Shohei Ohtani Had PRP Injection in Pitching Elbow in October

    SI "Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his pitching elbow, Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci reports. Ohtani’s representatives revealed during the Japanese phenom’s recruitment process that he underwent the procedure in October, though it is not believed to..." December 12

  • MLB umpire Dale Scott retires to avoid more concussions

    Fanrag Sports "Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott has elected to retire at the age of 58, according to Ben Walker of The Associated Press. Scott’s decision was largely based on his desire to avoid risking more concussions. Scott has had four concussions over the last five years, his most recent one..." December 12

  • Astros interested in Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish

    Sporting News "The Astros are just a month removed from winning their first World Series in franchise history, but they are already looking ahead to next season. Houston made a key move acquiring Tigers ace Justin Verlander before the August 31 waiver-trade deadline, and the defending champs are now ready to..." December 12

  • D-backs expressing interest in Seung-Hwan Oh

    Fanrag Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks are one of many teams to express interest in free agent reliever Seung-Hwan Oh, league sources tell FanRag Sports. There is an industry expectation that a significant run on relievers is expected to occur at the Winter Meetings, and it’s possible that Oh is part of that..." December 12

  • Noah Syndergaard announces he’s ‘single’ again

    New York Post "Noah Syndergaard’s future may not include a certain blond bombshell. On Monday, the Mets ace took to Twitter to seemingly update his relationship status. “Baseball is my significant other. #focus #LGM,” Syndergaard tweeted, alongside a screenshot of a status dropdown box with “single”..." December 12

  • Are the Houston Astros preparing to lose Dallas Keuchel?

    Larry Brown Sports "Are the Houston Astros making preparations for Dallas Keuchel to eventually leave the team in free agency? It seems like that thought is in their minds. News came out on Sunday from Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman that Keuchel has hired Scott Boras as his agent. Boras is known for helping his..." December 12

  • Catching and left-handed relief also on Orioles’ shopping list

    Masn "The Orioles have been defined at the Winter Meetings as the team that needs multiple starting pitchers but won’t spend big on them, as well as a left-handed bat, and must decide whether to trade third baseman Manny Machado and closer Zach Britton in a rebuild-versus-reload tug of war. One of..." December 12

  • Mets already missed their shot to get rid of Matt Harvey

    New York Post "The Mets’ best opportunity to sell low on Matt Harvey came on Dec. 1, when they could have washed their hands of him and bid him farewell for the low, low cost of zero dollars. They passed, tendering him a contract and thereby committing more than $5 million from their incredibly shrinking..." December 12

  • Craig Counsell confirms Brewers 'want' to add ace to rotation

    Sporting News "The Brewers missed the postseason by just one game this season, and manager Craig Counsell would like to ensure they're safely in next year. Jimmy Nelson and Zach Davies developed into top-of-the-rotation options last season, but Nelson suffered a partially torn labrum in September and is..." December 12

  • Giants rethink center-field options after Duggar’s Fall League performance

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants have not hidden their need to find a center fielder who can chase down balls at AT&T Park. After prospect Steven Duggar's fine performance in the Arizona Fall League, they are rethinking the need to acquire one from the outside. "We value Duggar as a guy we can look toward to in the..." December 12

  • Francisco Rodriguez hopes to keep pitching

    Fanrag Sports "Currently an unrestricted free agent, sources tell FanRag Sports that relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez is hoping to find a new team in order to keep pitching. A six-time All-Star, Rodriguez spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons with the Detroit Tigers. Last season he appeared in 28 games, going 2-5..." December 12

  • Interest in Marlins' Marcell Ozuna picks up

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Winter Meetings are here, and the Marlins are certain to be busy. With second baseman Dee Gordon and right fielder Giancarlo Stanton gone, the Marlins will shift their focus to listening on other players: most notably outfielders Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich, but perhaps others, too...." December 11

  • Mets, Rockies, Mariners, Jays Showing Interest In Jay Bruce

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays are also interested in Bruce, Jon Heyman of FanRag tweets. Of course, the Jays nearly traded for Bruce when he was a member of the Reds in February 2016, and they went on to show interest in him again last offseason. While the Mariners are reportedly in on Bruce, Greg Johns of..." December 11

  • A’s might move Jed Lowrie this winter after picking up infielder’s option

    San Francisco Chronicle "When it comes to bargaining chips at the winter meetings, the A’s hold one potentially interesting piece. The A’s first act of the offseason was to pick up Jed Lowrie’s very reasonable $6 million option for 2018, and they had every intention of keeping him at least until the trade deadline. But..." December 11

  • Jacoby Ellsbury reportedly unlikely to waive no-trade clause

    Larry Brown Sports "Jacoby Ellsbury is a natural candidate to be traded, but there is one big problem standing in the way: Ellsbury has a no-trade clause and would have to approve any deal. So far it sounds like he’s not willing to waive it. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand shared some information regarding Ellsbury on..." December 11

  • Phillies shouldn't trade top prospects for Manny Machado

    NBC Philadelphia "The Phillies have been connected to Manny Machado for a while and will continue to be with the Orioles superstar entering the final year of his contract. As Jim Salisbury pointed out Sunday, the Phillies have the depth to try to swing a deal for Machado at some point over the next year...." December 11

  • Giancarlo Stanton has no plans to opt out after 2020

    Fanrag Sports "Giancarlo Stanton, speaking at his introductory New York Yankees press conference on Monday, said all of the things that his new team wanted to hear. So did his agent. Stanton, acquired from the Miami Marlins for veteran second baseman Starlin Castro and prospects Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers,..." December 11

  • Derek Jeter and Giancarlo Stanton have different stories about his trade

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton was introduced by the New York Yankees moments ago, donning the pinstripes for the first time and meeting a mass of media. The takeaway from the presser — apart from how happy he seems to be about joining the Yankees — is how poorly the Miami Marlins handled his..." December 11

  • Giancarlo Stanton rips Marlins organization in farewell Instagram post

    USA Today "An hour before his introduction as a New York Yankee, Giancarlo Stanton took to social media to close the book on his time as a Miami Marlin, thanking fans and noting the “unprofessional, circus times” during his eight seasons in South Florida. Stanton’s trade to the Yankees was finalized..." December 11

  • Derek Jeter’s Absence From MLB Winter Meetings Isn’t Going Over Well

    NESN "Derek Jeter did all the right things as a player. He still has plenty of lessons to learn as an executive, though. The Marlins’ new co-owner and CEO kicked off his tenure in Miami with a stunner, trading superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees for Starlin Castro and two..." December 11

  • Report: After missing out on Stanton, Giants 'will pursue' top free agents

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Giants really wanted reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton. But they aren't getting him. Instead, he's reportedly headed to the Yankees. So, with the Winter Meetings starting on Monday in Orlando, it appears the Giants will turn their attention to the free agent market to try to fill their..." December 11

  • Phillies close to signing Pat Neshek to two-year deal

    Philly.com "The Phillies, a source said, are close to a deal to sign reliever Pat Neshek, who represented the team in last year’s All Star Game before being traded two weeks later to Colorado. Neshek was excellent last season with the Phillies after being acquired from Houston as a salary dump. " December 11

  • Yankees reportedly interested in Gerrit Cole

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees have landed Giancarlo Stanton, but they may not be finished in the trade market just yet. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Yankees have interest in trading for Pittsburgh Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. The Pirates, however, are said to be unlikely to move their..." December 11

  • Mets reportedly interested in Ryan Goins as second base option

    SNY TV "The Mets have interest in signing free agent INF Ryan Goins, who was recently non-tendered by the Blue Jays, reports Joel Sherman of the NY Post. Sherman suggests that if signed, Goins could potentially form one side of a second base platoon with either Wilmer Flores or T.J. Rivera (who is..." December 11

  • Astros Considering Pursuit Of Top Starters

    MLB Trade Rumors "As the Astros prepare for a World Series title defense, they are at least weighing the possibility of adding a significant rotation piece, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription link). Per the report, the club has “shown interest” in top free agents Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta...." December 11

  • Yankees next move could involve Jacoby Ellsbury trade

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees had a busy weekend, acquiring NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Starlin Castro, two prospects, and financial freedom. With the winter meetings beginning on Monday, it's fair to ask just what's next for the Yankees? Per a few national reporters,..." December 11

  • Rangers have some interest in Mets SP Matt Harvey

    Fanrag Sports "The Texas Rangers could have some interest in New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, sources have indicated to FanRag Sports. Infielder Jurickson Profar is one name popping up in possible connection to the Mets, and would make sense for New York, though no straight-up deal has been discussed between..." December 11

  • Miguel Montero and Geovany Soto aren't ready to retire yet

    Chicago Tribune "Geovany Soto’s 2017 season with the White Sox ended prematurely because of right elbow surgery and Miguel Montero’s tenure with the Cubs stopped abruptly after voicing his displeasure with pitchers not holding runners more closely at first base. But retirement isn’t in either catcher’s plans,..." December 11