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  • Yankees get Ronald Roman for Tim Locastro in trade with Diamondbacks

    North Jersey "On the same day they introduced D.J. Lemahieu, the Yankees traded away the player cut to make room for the former Rockies star. The Yankees announced the acquisition of pitcher Ronald Roman from the Diamondbacks in exchange for outfielder Tim Locastro. The latter was designated for..." January 16

  • Diamondbacks, Wilmer Flores Agree To Terms

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks are in agreement on a one-year contract with free-agent infielder Wilmer Flores, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (via Twitter). The contract also contains a club option for a second season. Passan’s colleague, Pedro Gomez, had previously tweeted that the..." January 16

  • Mets are monitoring the market of free agent A.J. Pollock

    SNY TV "The Mets are monitoring the market of free agent center fielder A.J. Pollock, reports SNY's Andy Martino. According to Martino, the Mets could be in play for Pollock if he becomes open to a "pillow contract" or an opt-out after the first year of a potential..." January 16

  • D-backs reportedly sign catcher John Ryan Murphy to 1-year deal

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks will bring back catcher John Ryan Murphy on a one-year deal, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported on Thursday. Murphy’s deal is for $900,000, Nightengale said. This was Murphy’s first year of arbitration eligibility. The..." January 11

  • Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

    ESPN "With $3 million at stake, the Boston Red Sox wanted to create the most compelling argument possible against Mookie Betts without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as they tried to convince a three-person arbitration panel that Betts deserved the $7.5 million..." January 11

  • Today’s arbitration deadline could mean more than it usually does

    Hardball Talk "There’s an offseason deadline today that, in the past, you may not have thought much about but which, this year, is a bit more important. It’s the deadline by which teams and arbitration-eligible players who were tendered a contract back on November 30 must exchange salary..." January 11

  • Report: Braves in talks with All-Star OF A.J. Pollock

    Sportsnaut "With an eye on upgrading their outfield, the Atlanta Braves have turned their focus towards free agent A.J. Pollock, formerly of the Arizona Diamondbacks. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the Braves are in discussions with Pollock and noted that he’d likely man right..." January 11

  • Predicting the Next 10 MLB Superstars to Top $200M Megadeals

    Bleacher Report "With the new year upon us and spring training around the corner, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain on the free-agent market. Both will eventually sign, and the consensus is they will land megadeals in excess of $200 million. According to The Athletic's Jim Bowden,..." January 10

  • MLB Payroll Spending Declined by $18 Million in 2018; 1st Decrease Since 2010

    Bleacher Report "With close attention being paid to the number of free agents still unsigned, Major League Baseball teams did something last season that hasn't happened since 2010.  Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), the $4,227,041,948 combined payroll for all 30 teams in 2018..." January 09

  • Why 2021 is the next big MLB free-agent class

    CBS Sports "If general managers of baseball teams still used paper calendars and magic markers, they would have circled those calendars years ago, drooling with anticipation for this winter. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are multi-tool superstars in their mid-20s, making them the kind..." January 09

  • White Sox to sign outfielder Jon Jay, friend of Manny Machado: report

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox and free-agent outfielder Jon Jay agreed to terms on a one-year, $4 million contract Monday night, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. Jay, 33, hit a combined .268 with the Royals and Diamondbacks in 2018. But the intrigue here..." January 08

  • Why AJ Pollock makes sense for the Rockies

    Purple Row "Since the December signing of first baseman Daniel Murphy, the general consensus, at least in terms of major signings, is that the Rockies appear to have disconnected the gas to the hot stove. If the Rockies have indeed set their 2019 roster, this..." January 02

  • Should we move Ketel Marte to the outfield?

    AZ Snake Pit "The idea of using Ketel Marte in center field is something which the Diamondbacks have contemplated previously. When A.J. Pollock was lost to injury in May, the infielder reportedly told manager Torey Lovullo, “If we need a center fielder,..." December 31

  • Report: Diamondbacks may listen to offers on Robbie Ray after all

    Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that “teams are calling” about Diamondbacks southpaw Robbie Ray, with the Astros and Phillies at the top of that list. Ray was previously thought to be nearly untouchable this offseason, as Nick Piecoro of the Arizona..." December 31

  • Diamondbacks acquire reliever Robby Scott from Reds

    Arizona Central "The Diamondbacks acquired left-handed reliever Robby Scott from the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations on Sunday. Robby Scott has made 73 relief appearances for the Red Sox over the past three seasons before the Reds picked him up off waivers on Dec. 10. He is 3-2 with a 3.91 ERA..." December 30

  • Why aren’t writers applying the ‘character clause’ to Curt Schilling?

    Hardball Talk "Ever since the likes of Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro, and other “steroid era” greats have appeared on Hall of Fame ballots, voters have cited the “character clause” as justification for not voting for them. It has seemed that, over the last..." December 20

  • Cubs in agreement with Daniel Descalso on two-year deal, per report

    MLB Daily Dish "The Cubs are in agreement on a two-year deal with veteran utility player Daniel Descalso, per a Tuesday morning report from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. The contract maxes out at $8.25 million if he reaches performance bonuses and has his club option picked up for..." December 18

  • Diamondbacks sign Matt Szczur

    Yardbarker "The Diamondbacks have signed a minors deal with outfielder Matt Szczur, per an announcement from the club’s top affiliate. Szczur has been assigned to the Reno Aces to begin his tenure with the Arizona organization, but he’ll have a shot to earn a big league job in camp next..." December 15

  • Bryce Harper, Diamondbacks aren't perfect match now - but they are going forward

    USA Today "Bryce Harper, a National League MVP at 23, is a free agent at 26, peddling his services in an industry that’s grown to nearly $11 billion in annual revenues. His combination of skills, age and marketing cachet make him an excellent fit for any major league franchise. Even the..." December 14

  • Ketel Marte Hires Wasserman Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "Diamondbacks infielder Ketel Marte has hired Wasseman Media Group, according to Robert Murray of The Athletic (Twitter link). He’ll be joined there by Yankees pitching prospect Domingo Acevedo, with both moves now reflected in MLBTR’s Agency..." December 11

  • D-Backs reportedly not blowing up roster despite Paul Goldschmidt trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Diamondbacks made one of the biggest splashes of the MLB offseason when they traded star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to the St. Louis Cardinals, but that move was apparently not the start of a total rebuild in Arizona. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the D-Backs have..." December 10

  • Miguel Montero “Pretty Much Retired”

    Arizona Central "Miguel Montero remembers driving a hard bargain. He knew what it would take to get a deal done. He did not budge until his demands were met. When Montero essentially negotiated his own contract extension with the Diamondbacks more than six years ago, he hardly could have known the..." December 09

  • Should the Oakland A’s pursue Clay Buchholz?

    Athletics Nation "There’s a new name to add to the list of targets for the Oakland A’s rotation. The team has “engaged in discussions” with free agent pitcher Clay Buchholz, reports Ben Ross of NBCS, though he notes that “nothing appears to be..." December 07

  • The Diamondbacks are committed to a rebuild after trading Paul Goldschmidt -- how drastic will it be?

    CBS Sports "Are you an able-bodied human with all of your limbs who does a reasonable job of exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide? Then you might be starting for the Diamondbacks next season. After losing staff ace Patrick Corbin and catcher Jeff Mathis to free..." December 07

  • Marlins offered Jose Fernandez to D-Backs in 2016

    The Score "The Miami Marlins were apparently close to trading pitcher Jose Fernandez before the 2016 season, but the deal ultimately fell through. Former Marlins president David Samson said the team offered Fernandez to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for five..." December 06

  • Reds Reportedly “Pursuing” A.J. Pollock

    MLB Trade Rumors "As they continue to seek ways of boosting their roster for the 2019 campaign, the Reds are “pursuing” free agent center fielder A.J. Pollock, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred (via Twitter). Additionally, Heyman notes, the Cincinnati org is still in on southpaw Dallas..." December 06

  • Cardinals, Diamondbacks Have “Momentum” In Paul Goldschmidt Trade Talks

    MLB Trade Rumors "There is “momentum” in talks between the Cardinals and Diamondbacks centering around first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Twitter link). John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM tweeted shortly prior to Goold that the two sides..." December 05

  • Cardinals to trade for D-Backs' Goldschmidt

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals acquired first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the teams announced Wednesday. Arizona receives pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, infielder Andy Young, and a 2019 competitive-balance draft pick in return for the six-time..." December 05

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Diamondbacks sign pitcher Merrill Kelly to two-year deal

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed pitcher Merrill Kelly to a two-year contract. The deal is worth $5.5 million and includes a pair of club options in 2021 and 2022, according to the team. Kelly is a familiar name to the desert as he went to Desert Mountain High..." December 05

  • What Patrick Corbin snub says about Yankees’ new mindset

    New York Post "The Yankees liked Patrick Corbin, projected him as the best starter in this free-agent class. Their appreciation went beyond just his performance. Their homework was that the lefty had terrific makeup and he had the fringe benefit of having been raised in upstate New York as a Yankees..." December 05

  • A.J. Pollock Among Mets' Free-Agent Targets, GM Says

    Bleacher Report "The New York Mets are interested in free-agent center fielder A.J. Pollock, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen in an interview on MLB Network Radio Pollock had 21 home runs, 65 RBI and a .800 OPS in 113 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks last..." December 04

  • With Patrick Corbin gone, free agent starter market is weak

    Hardball Talk "The Nationals plucked starter Patrick Corbin off the free agent market on Tuesday, agreeing to a six-year, $140 million contract. Now that Corbin’s gone, the free agent market for starters is quite weak. Here’s who’s left: Bartolo..." December 04

  • Nationals To Sign Patrick Corbin

    MLB Trade Rumors "Corbin will beat the $126MM guarantee of Darvish, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). Entering the winter, MLBTR predicted that Corbin would land a deal of this magnitude (6/$129MM), grading him as the top arm on the market. 2:51pm: The Nationals have..." December 04

  • Patrick Corbin expected to get six years, at least $125 million

    Hardball Talk "No deals are done until the ink is dry — and you can’t put ink to paper until offers are made and accepted — but Bob Nightengale of USA Today is saying that free agent starter Patrick Corbin is expected to receive a six-year deal worth “at..." December 04

  • Report: Phillies in ‘strong position’ to sign Patrick Corbin

    Yardbarker "The Philadelphia Phillies have made it no secret that they intend to spend big this offseason, and that could mean signing the top starting pitcher on the free agent market. Andy Martino of SNY.tv reports that rival executives believe the Phillies are in a “strong..." December 04

  • Cardinals and Diamondbacks Have Reportedly Discussed Paul Goldschmidt Trade

    12 Up "As the Arizona Diamondbacks prepare to tear down and rebuild, one of their players who has received the most interest by other teams is first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.  The latest team to kick the tires in attempting to trade for Goldschmidt is the one squad that's been..." December 04

  • The Top Free Agent Starter, Patrick Corbin, Figures to Be Signing Soon

    Bleacher Nation "The Winter Meetings are a week away, but one of the biggest free agents on the market has already made some visits and could sign very soon: December 03

  • Astros Are Dream Fit for Paul Goldschmidt, Zack Greinke Blockbuster Trade Combo

    Bleacher Report "The Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly don't want to trade Paul Goldschmidt and Zack Greinke in a package deal, but perhaps they'll listen if the right team comes calling after both superstars. Houston Astros, that's your cue. Like many teams..." December 03

  • Report: A.J. Pollock seeking five-year, $80-million deal in free agency

    Hardball Talk "Free agent center fielder A.J. Pollock is up for grabs this offseason and Bob Nightengale of USA Today says the outfielder is asking for a deal in the five-year, $80-million range. While Nightengale adds that Pollock has attracted “plenty of interest” so far, no..." December 03

  • D-Backs Non-Tender Boxberger, Miller, Owings

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have non-tendered a trio of notable players, per a club announcement. Reliever Brad Boxberger, starter Shelby Miller, and infielder/outfielder Chris Owings will all be sent onto the open market. " November 30

  • Greinke, Goldy draw interest; D-backs patient

    MLB.com "While Zack Greinke's no-trade clause allows him to block deals from a number of big-market teams, it does not include several clubs that hope to be contenders in 2019 and have some money to spend. As part of Greinke's six-year, $206.5 million deal signed prior to 2016, he has..." November 30

  • Zack Greinke reportedly has these 15 teams on his no-trade list

    Yardbarker "The Diamondbacks have been having some trouble finding a potential trade partner for Zack Greinke this offseason, and that likely has to do with his massive contract. However, the pitcher’s extensive no-trade list probably doesn’t help. Greinke is 35 and still owed nearly..." November 30

  • MLB Rumors: How much will it cost to sign Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Free-agent left-hander Patrick Corbin is set to meet the Yankees on Thursday. This follows visits to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday and Washington Nationals on Wednesday. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal lays out what it could..." November 29

  • The 5 teams that should trade for Paul Goldschmidt

    SB Nation "To appreciate fully just how brilliant Paul Goldschmidt’s 2018 season was, you first have to appreciate just how poorly it began. After a slow first week, Goldschmidt looked like the slugger of yore, but in the month of May, he hit .144/.252/.278 with 35 strikeouts in 111 plate..." November 28

  • Phillies Meeting With Patrick Corbin

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies, expected to be one of the most active teams in free agency, are meeting with left-hander Patrick Corbin at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia today, tweetsJim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia. Corbin is “high on [the] Phillies’ wish list,”..." November 27

  • MLB Rumors: Why Yankees won't deal for Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman knows a good deal when he sees one. That's why he wasn't afraid to trade top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield as part of the deal for Seattle Mariners left-hander James Paxton. However there are still deals..." November 27

  • Diamondbacks finalize coaching staff for 2019 season

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks finalized their 2019 coaching staff on Monday, including a change on the hitting staff. With assistant hitting coach Tim Laker moving to the Seattle Mariners on Monday to become their primary hitting coach, the D-backs have replaced him with former D-back..." November 27

  • Report: D-Backs don't want to deal Goldschmidt, Greinke in same trade

    The Score "The Arizona Diamondbacks may be intent on trading Paul Goldschmidt and are reportedly shopping Zack Greinke, but they're not considering a trade that ships out both players in one deal, sources told The Athletic's Ken..." November 26

  • Diamondbacks seriously considering dealing Paul Goldschmidt

    ESPN "The Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt finished sixth in the National League MVP voting this year, the fourth top-10 MVP placement of his career -- he was second in 2013 and 2015 and third in 2016. His performance this year was particularly remarkable because he started very slowly,..." November 25