• Scott Boras says Marlins have turned into a 'pawn shop'

    USA Today "It's been nearly five days since the Miami Marlins traded Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees. And still the bedraggled franchise remains the butt of jokes and source of acrimony. Super agent Scott Boras became the latest to jump the Marlins, using his annual winter meetings press..." December 13

  • José Reyes’ baby mama claims his wife attacked her

    Page Six "Mets star José Reyes is supposed to be the slugger in this love triangle. The mother of the major leaguer’s 8-year-old daughter, Liyah told The Post she felt threatened by his wife early Wednesday, as she left a Starbucks near a Long Island courthouse moments before her child-support hearing..." December 13

  • Multiple Reports: Cardinals Acquire Marcell Ozuna From Miami

    CBS St. Louis "The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna, per multiple reports. The deal was first reported by Craig Mish of Sirus XM Radio and Bob Nightengale of USA Today. According to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, the possible deal would include two of St. Louis’ top three..." December 13

  • Bryce Harper Contract Extension Discussed by Scott Boras, Nationals Owners

    Bleacher Report "Scott Boras—the agent for Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper—said Wednesday he met with Nats ownership in November to discuss a potential contract extension for Harper, according to MLB.com's Jamal Collier. Harper is set to become a free agent during the 2018-19 offseason. The..." December 13

  • Rockies, Royals In On Mark Reynolds

    MLB Trade Rumors "It seems as though the Rockies are “strong contenders” to re-sign Mark Reynolds, who played first base for the club in the majority of their 2016-2017 games. The insight comes via a tweet from Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, who also notes that the Royals are looking at Reynolds as a backup plan..." December 13

  • Cubs reportedly in trade talks with Indians for Danny Salazar

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs and Indians have reportedly had trade talks and right-hand pitcher Danny Salazar has been mentioned, according to CBS Sports. The Cubs have made adding depth to their pitching staff a top priority this offseason. The team has already signed Tyler Chatwood, Brandon Morrow and Drew..." December 13

  • Angels Star Signee Shohei Ohtani Is Reportedly Dealing With An Elbow Injury

    Uproxx "Less than one week has passed since Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani shocked the sports world by agreeing to sign with the Los Angeles Angels. Given that the Angels were not seen as one of the favorites, the decision had potentially long-lasting ramifications and, in short, allowed fans of the..." December 13

  • Mets will have to convince Ian Kinsler to accept trade

    New York Post "The Mets’ first choice at second base may be Ian Kinsler, but all that matters if a trade can be completed with the Tigers is if Kinsler has mutual feelings. Kinsler has a 10-team no-trade clause and he has a ton of leverage because the three teams most focused upon — the Mets, Angels and..." December 13

  • Rockies bolster bullpen, close in on Greg Holland deallpen, too

    Sporting News "The Rockies, intent on bolstering their bullpen, did so Tuesday and Wednesday with a one-two punch of adding right-hander Bryan Shaw and then agreeing to a deal to retain left-hander Jake McGee. The question: Is there such thing as a one-two-three punch? With a couple of key setup roles..." December 13

  • Cardinals & Marlins “Making Progress” On Marcell Ozuna Swap

    MLB Trade Rumors "It seems St. Louis is still not fully zeroed in on Ozuna — or, at least, not just Ozuna. In addition to some pitchers to whom the club has been tied previously, the Cards still seem to have some possible interest in Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, Rosenthal tweets. And Bob Nightengale tweets..." December 13

  • Is Alex Colome telling us something about Rays’ plans with his Instagram account?

    Tampa Bay Times "So, Colome says he was just using good social media manners, tweeting (at 4:15) this morning: "I keep getting nice messages and tags from those accounts, so I gave them a follow" And, keeping his emoji game strong, adding one with arms up as he if doesn't know what's going on. DEVELOPING:..." December 13

  • Twins sign former Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda

    ESPN "The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that they have signed former Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract. Pineda, a free agent, is recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, performed in July. He might not be available for the 2018 season, but he could be ready for..." December 13

  • Indians reportedly interested in Logan Morrison as backup plan

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians have Logan Morrison on their radar as a backup plan, according to a report. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal shares that the Indians are thinking about Morrison in case they are unable to re-sign first baseman Carlos Santana." December 13

  • Yankees engage Diamondbacks on ideal infield fit

    New York Post "The Yankees have spoken to the Diamondbacks about Patrick Corbin. But not just Patrick Corbin. They also have had talks involving Brandon Drury, who could help fill what are now vacancies at second and third after the trades of Starlin Castro and Chase Headley, The Post has learned. The..." December 13

  • Sources: Mets, Anthony Swarzak agree to deal

    Newsday "After failing to land a pair of top relief targets Tuesday, the Mets made their first move in improving their bullpen Wednesday. The Mets agreed to a deal with righthanded pitcher Anthony Swarzak on Wednesday, sources told Newsday’s Marc Carig. The deal is not yet official as Swarzak must pass..." December 13

  • Jake McGee, hard-throwing lefty reliever, returning to Rockies

    Denver Post "The Rockies continued to bolster their bullpen Wednesday by agreeing to a contract to bring left-handed reliever Jake McGee back to Colorado. A major-league source confirmed the news, but the Rockies have not made the signing official. The new agreement is a three-year deal with a team option..." December 13

  • Rangers, Diamondbacks have discussed Greinke

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers have reportedly reached out to the Arizona Diamondbacks to discuss a possible trade for starting pitcher Zack Greinke. On Tuesday, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reported the sides are talking during the MLB winter meetings in Orlando, Florida, but noted no deal is..." December 12

  • Yes, the Yankees are interested in Manny Machado

    CBS Sports "The story of the 2017 Winter Meetings so far is the Orioles' willingness to discuss franchise player Manny Machado in trades. Machado is a year away from free agency and the O's don't want to lose him for nothing next winter, so they'll entertain offers. They have no choice but to listen,..." December 12

  • Rockies agree to 3-year deal with Bryan Shaw

    Fanrag Sports "The Colorado Rockies have reached an agreement to land veteran relief pitcher Bryan Shaw on Tuesday night, sources tell FanRag Sports. Joel Sherman of the New York Post was the first to report a deal was close. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports the deal is worth around $9 million annually for three..." December 12

  • Cubs Agree to Contracts With Smyly, Morrow

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago Cubs have made a pair of signings at baseball’s Winter Meetings, signing Drew Smyly and Brandon Morrow to contracts. Morrow, who reportedly agreed to the parameters of a deal with the Cubs last week, signed a two-year deal with a vesting option for a third year. Smyly agreed to a..." December 12

  • Phillies reach agreement with Tommy Hunter

    Fanrag Sports "The middle-relief market has started to take shape as of Tuesday night. The Philadelphia Phillies have reached an agreement to sign veteran right-hander Tommy Hunter. The parties agreed on a two-year deal, FanRag Sports has learned. Hunter rehabilitated his value over the past year, again..." December 12

  • Industry evaluators believe Pirates will move Cole

    Bleacher Report "The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly reached out to the Pittsburgh Pirates to discuss a potential trade for starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette provided the update Tuesday from the MLB winter meetings in Orlando, Florida. Pirates general manager Neal..." December 12

  • Phillies, Reed closing in on 3-year deal

    ESPN "The Philadelphia Phillies and reliever Addison Reed are closing in on a three-year deal, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. What Reed lacks in electric stuff, he makes up for in durability. Over the past five seasons, the right-hander has made 342 appearances, fifth in the majors behind Bryan..." December 12

  • Cardinals, Blue Jays have discussed Donaldson

    Bleacher Report "Reeling after being rebuffed by Giancarlo Stanton, the St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly targeted third baseman Josh Donaldson as they look to add a power bat to their lineup. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the news. Donaldson, 32, is heading into his final year of arbitration..." December 12

  • Cardinals interested in Wade Davis in hunt for closer

    CBS Sports "In addition to adding a big middle of the order bat, the Cardinals came into the offseason needing to improve their bullpen. Both Seung-Hwan Oh and Trevor Rosenthal are free agents -- Rosenthal was released after having Tommy John surgery -- and they were the club's top two end-game arms the..." December 12

  • Blue Jays reiterate plan to push forward with Donaldson

    Sportsnet "At this point it should be clear that the Toronto Blue Jays aren’t simply posturing when they talk about Josh Donaldson’s short-term future. Barring an impossible-to-say-no bounty from a club desperate to push itself over the top, he’s not going anywhere, and we’ll find out where that leads in a..." December 12

  • This Is Why the Red Sox Need to Trade for Jose Abreu

    SI "For a team that won 93 games last year, the Boston Red Sox are in a heap of trouble. They are playing an outdated brand of baseball, desperately need an impact power bat, and match up poorly against the Giancarlo Stanton-fortified Yankees. The void of David Ortiz remains omnipresent more than a..." December 12

  • Giants, Reds seriously discussing Billy Hamilton swap

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The San Francisco Giants, a team with an obvious hole in center field, are engaged in serious discussions to acquire speedster Billy Hamilton from the Cincinnati Reds, a source confirmed to The Enquirer. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first reported the level of the Giants' interest, although the..." December 12

  • 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

  • JD Martinez to meet with Red Sox and others

    Fanrag Sports "Prized free agent slugger J.D. Martinez is coming to the Winter Meetings in Orlando, and will meet with representatives from the Boston Red Sox — among other teams — while he’s here. Martinez, coming off a career year that began in Detroit with the Tigers and ended in Arizona with the..." 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

  • Relationship with Twins GM Thad Levine could be ‘game-changer’ for Yu Darvish

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Yu Darvish, the Japanese star right-hander considered the best available starting pitcher on a slow-moving free-agent market, has been doing his homework on potential employers. That includes the Twins, whose general manager, Thad Levine, has publicly called signing Darvish a “priority.” Levine..." December 12

  • Dodgers still talking to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish

    CBS Sports "Although he was one of the biggest reasons the Dodgers lost the World Series, Yu Darvish could end up back in Los Angeles. The Dodgers and Darvish, now a free agent, have remained in touch throughout the offseason. The Dodgers acquired Darvish to help put them over the top, and while he helped..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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