• 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

  • Giancarlo Stanton said to be ‘very happy’ over trade to Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "Giancarlo Stanton may have had to settle on less than his first choice when he accepted a trade to the New York Yankees, but he is apparently excited about his new home. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports spoke with a friend of Stanton, and the 28-year-old slugger is said to be “very happy” that he..." December 11

  • Angels Held Talks With C.C. Sabathia

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have spoken to free agent hurler C.C. Sabathia, George A. King III of the New York Post reports (Twitter link). The Halos made one big rotation addition earlier this week by landing Shohei Ohtani, but Sabathia would bring more veteran stability to a pitching staff that is full of..." December 11

  • Report: Red Sox make Jackie Bradley Jr. available in trade talks

    Boston Herald "As the Winter Meetings get started down in Orlando, the Red Sox rumor mill is already red hot with USA Today's Bob Nightengale reporting that Jackie Bradley Jr. is available for teams willing to swap a power hitter. In many ways, the news makes perfect sense. The Red Sox have three..." December 11

  • Mets shopping Matt Harvey, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Dark Knight failed to rise in 2017 and if he does again, it could be with another team. The Mets have made it known to other teams that they are shopping Matt Harvey, according to Kristie Ackert from the Daily News. The hope for the right-hander was that he would return to his 2015 form,..." December 11

  • Winter meetings could give Orioles clarity on Manny Machado's long-term future with club

    Baltimore Sun "While the Orioles front office continues to declare that it has no plans to trade third baseman Manny Machado this offseason, this week’s winter meetings will begin to give the team more clarity whether the franchise has any chance — or willingness — to keep its top all-around player long..." December 11

  • New report suggests Cubs likely to pursue Rays All-Star pitchers Chris Archer and Alex Colome

    NBC Chicago "The Cubs might be looking to bring a little bit of Florida sunshine to the North Side this winter. Already rumored to be interested in signing free-agent pitcher Alex Cobb — something that might be a tad less likely after signing starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood a few days ago — a new report..." December 11

  • Sandy Alderson confirms Mets fans’ worst fears

    New York Post "This was a bad weekend for Mets fans. First, the Yankees reminded everyone they were the Yankees by landing Giancarlo Stanton. And then, if there were any doubt that the Mets are still the Mets, Sandy Alderson corroborated that at the outset of the Winter Meetings by giving a lay of the land..." December 11

  • Josh Bard, former teammate of Aaron Boone’s, to be Yankees bench coach

    New York Daily News "Josh Bard, a former catcher and teammate of Aaron Boone’s, will be the Yankees bench coach, The News has confirmed. Bard, 39, will presumably be charged with trying to improve Gary Sanchez's defense." December 11

  • A’s Continue To Have Interest In Stephen Piscotty

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletics continue to have interest in the Cardinals’ Stephen Piscotty, MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports (video link), as Oakland continues its search for right-handed hitting outfield help. A previous connection between Piscotty and the A’s surfaced in the aftermath of the trade deadline, as the..." December 11

  • Cleveland Indians make offer to Carlos Santana, but they have a lot of competition

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "At least six teams are in pursuit of former Indians first baseman Carlos Santana. The Indians are one of them. In fact, they have made Santana an offer, but currently his agents are waiting for the market to form. Yes, Giancarlo Stanton is off the books, but there are a lot of other offensive..." December 11

  • Red Sox Pitcher Steven Wright Charged With Domestic Assault

    CBS Boston "Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was arrested at his home on domestic assault charges. Wright was arrested in Tennessee and released on Saturday morning after an incident with his wife. In a statement issued on behalf of the Wright family, attorney Alex Little said the pitcher didn’t “raise his..." December 11

  • Cardinals, Rockies “Aggressively Pursuing” Alex Colome

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals and Rockies have their sights firmly set on Alex Colome. Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports that both teams are “aggressively pursuing” the Rays closer. Though the Cardinals signed Luke Gregerson to a one-year pact only yesterday, it seems they’re not done adding to a..." December 11

  • Yankees still have money to spend even after the mega Stanton trade

    CBS Sports "On Saturday, after Giancarlo Stanton invoked his no-trade clause to block deals to the Giants and Cardinals, the New York Yankees swooped in to acquire the reigning NL MVP and Marlins star at what can charitably be described as a bargain price. Starlin Castro and second tier prospects Jorge Guzman..." December 10

  • Michael Conforto unlikely to be ready for Opening Day

    Hardball Talk "On Sunday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he doesn’t believe outfielder Michael Conforto will be ready for Opening Day, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports. Conforto, 24, missed the last six weeks of the 2017 season with a left shoulder injury. He underwent surgery in early September to repair a tear..." December 10

  • Orioles have interesting reason for not pursuing Ohtani

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Orioles were one of the few teams that did not attempt to sign Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, and their decision apparently had nothing to do with scouting reports. Ohtani, who has the capability to be both a regular pitcher and hitter, was courted by several MLB teams as an..." December 10

  • Jack Morris and Alan Trammell voted into Hall of Fame by Modern Era Committee

    CBS Sports "The National Baseball Hall of Fame will induct at least two new members next summer. Sunday night, the Hall of Fame announced longtime Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been voted into Cooperstown by the 16-person Modern Era Committee. Twelve votes were needed for..." December 10

  • Yankees to officially announce Stanton trade on Monday

    Sportsnaut "The MLB Winter Meetings will get off to a rip-roaring start in Orlando on Monday with the New York Yankees set to officially announce the acquisition of reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins. This has long been expected. On Saturday, reports noted that the Yankees had indeed..." December 10

  • Shohei Ohtani signing made Angels GM fall out of his chair

    Orange County Register "The Angels practically knocked over the rest of baseball Friday when they stunningly won the race to sign Japanese two-way sensation and rock star-like royalty Shohei Ohtani. Still, that wasn’t even the most dramatic reaction. Because Ohtani’s potentially franchise-altering decision to join..." December 10

  • Cardinals sign Luke Gregerson to a two-year deal

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Cardinals have signed free agent reliever Luke Gregerson to a two-year deal worth $11 million. The deal, which is pending a physical, also includes a vesting option for the 2020 season. Gregerson, 33, spent the last three seasons with the Astros,..." December 10

  • White Sox have Garcia, Abreu on trade block

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago White Sox are going into full-scale rebuild mode. After replenishing their farm system with multiple in-season trades, Chicago is now looking to move both Avisail Garcia and Jose Abreu. According to this report, it seems more likely that Garcia will be moved than his All-Star..." December 10

  • Marlins listening to offers for All-Star Marcell Ozuna

    Yardbarker "The firesale might be coming to a culmination here soon, but it’s apparent that part owner Derek Jeter and the new brass in Miami are remaining open for business Fresh off dealing former All-Star Dee Gordon to the Mariners and reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, the Marlins are..." December 10

  • Cubs, Morrow closing in on deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs are “moving quickly” to sign free agent reliever Brandon Morrow, Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports (Twitter link). The two sides are “closing in” on an agreement, Jon Heyman of FanRag tweets. The Cubs’ interest in Morrow dates back to at least November, when Patrick Mooney of NBC..." December 10

  • Angels, Blue Jays showing interest in Pirates' Harrison

    Sportsnet "It’s not every day a reigning MVP gets traded. But when Giancarlo Stanton, fresh off a monster 59 home run season, was flipped to the New York Yankees on Sunday, the notion that players are untouchable was once again laid to rest. The blockbuster deal came at a perfect time with the MLB Winter..." December 10

  • Red Sox interested in Cubs' Schwarber

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s no secret that most MLB teams covet the Cubs’ young hitters. Who wouldn’t? But this rumor becomes a bit more meaningful within the framework of the New York Yankees pending acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton. In order for Boston to keep up with the potential power pairing of Aaron Judge..." December 10

  • Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton trade ups the ante for the Red Sox

    ESPN "A year ago, after the Boston Red Sox pulled off a blockbuster trade for Chris Sale, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman showed his admiration by dubbing them "the Golden State Warriors of baseball." It's time for Red Sox honcho Dave Dombrowski to repay the compliment by calling the..." December 10

  • Harper’s agent has good news for Yanks fans

    New York Post "Scott Boras refuses to rule out the Yankees as a future destination of Bryce Harper. Or, at least, the super-agent is appealing to Hal Steinbrenner’s finer tastes. With the Yankees’ acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton spurring widespread speculation the Yankees appear far less likely of an..." December 10

  • It’s killing Derek Jeter that he might be helping the Yankees

    New York Post "Here in New York, we know better. Derek Jeter as a double agent, working to help his old team? That would make as much sense as suggesting the former Yankees captain would use Alex Rodriguez as his “Phone a friend” were he to ever appear on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” You can bet a..." December 10

  • Angels welcome Shohei Ohtani, while only hinting at how the two-way dream will work

    Orange County Register "The dream became a tangible, visible reality when Shohei Ohtani stood outside Angel Stadium at a Saturday afternoon rally, in front of hundreds of fans and television audiences on both sides of the Pacific, and pulled on a red Angels jersey. Now comes the hard part. How, exactly, is the..." December 10

  • Yankees 'weighing trades' for Ellsbury, Headley

    New York Post "Since losing Game 7 of the ALCS to the Astros, the Yankees have replaced Joe Girardi with Aaron Boone, had Shohei Ohtani spurn them and added reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton to a lineup that led the majors in home runs this past season. So, what’s left for general manager Brian Cashman to do..." December 10

  • Evan Longoria expected to be trade candidate during Winter Meetings

    Larry Brown Sports "The Tampa Bay Rays may be ready to finally part with franchise cornerstone Evan Longoria. The MLB Winter Meetings will take place Sunday-Thursday in Orlando, and reporter Jon Morosi says he expects Longoria to be mentioned in trade talks. Though many players have come and gone throughout the..." December 10

  • Royals discouraged by chances of re-signing Hosmer

    Kansas City Star "Shohei Ohtani chose the Angels. Giancarlo Stanton appears headed for New York. Is Eric Hosmer the next offseason domino to fall? That question could be answered this week as Major League Baseball convenes for its annual Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake..." December 10

  • Cubs will make a big push to sign Alex Cobb

    CBSChicago.com "The Cubs added to their rotation with the signing of right-hander Tyler Chatwood to a three-year deal Thursday, but there are still more valuable innings that need to be filled with Jake Arrieta and John Lackey shopping their talents in free agency. With that in mind, the Cubs are continuing..." December 10

  • Mets prioritize trading for second baseman, obtaining relief help

    Newsday "The crosstown Yankees turned the baseball world upside down Saturday with their pursuit of slugger Giancarlo Stanton. The Mets — again working with a limited payroll — enter this week’s winter meetings with more modest goals. Bolstering the bullpen remains a top priority, sources told Newsday,..." December 10

  • Ohtani wants fans to come up with nickname for him

    Yardbarker "Shohei Ohtani has enlisted the help of fans to come up with a nickname as he embarks on the next stage of his baseball career. The Angels made their free agent prize available to the media on Saturday and it didn’t take him long to feel comfortable. During his introductory press conference,..." December 10

  • Cardinals well-positioned to add impact bat even after missing out on Stanton

    CBS Sports "On Saturday, the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins reportedly agreed to a trade that will send NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton to the Bronx in exchange for Starlin Castro, prospects, and financial freedom. The move comes a day after the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants raised the white flag..." December 10

  • Nationals sign David Goforth to minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "The Nationals have signed free agent reliever David Goforth to a minor league deal, the team confirmed Saturday. The deal includes an invite to spring training. Goforth, 29, completed his third campaign with the Brewers in 2017. The right-hander lasted just four days in the majors, tossing one..." December 10