By Tim BrittonLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- While being officially introduced as a New York Met on Tuesday, outfielder Curtis Granderson disclosed that he did have conversations throughout the offseason with the Red Sox. Granderson was mentioned as a possible replacement for Jacoby Ellsbury in the outfield. Asked if the two sides had "substantive" discussions, Granderson replied, "We did -- early on, right after they ended up winning the World Series ironically. You'd think they'd celebrate for a little bit. There were some initial talks right there. Then as soon as Ellsbury ended up signing,...
Newsday 2 hours ago
Curtis Granderson stepped out of character ever so briefly at the winter meetings by spicing up the Tuesday press conference held here to announce his crosstown trip from the Yankees to the Mets.
MetsBlog 3 hours ago
The Mets formally introduced Curtis Granderson to the media on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings in Florida. “Today is an amazing day,” Granderson said. “I’m really excited to be a part of the New York Mets organization. “A lot of people I’ve met in New York said, ‘True New Yorkers are Mets fans.’” Why did […]
New York Daily News 2 hours ago
There is no going back now. Curtis Granderson not only put on a Mets jersey for the first time Tuesday, but he took on the long-suffering fanbase on his shoulders and the franchise's new $60-million outfielder lobbed a salvo back across town.
The 33-year-old Davis spent the last three seasons with the Blue Jays.
Twinkie Town 10 hours ago
Are y'all psyched? Let's get psyched! After posting on day one's happenings (or lack thereof), late last night emerged the news that the Twins have some level of interest in free agent outfielder Rajai Davis. According to ESPN 1500's Darren Wolfson, "the Twins are willing to go multiple years." As...
Bless You Boys 8 hours ago
The Minnesota Twins are also in the hunt for the speedy outfielder. It appears that a vocal minority of the Tigers' fanbase has been heard. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of USA Today (and former head honcho at MLB Trade Rumors), the Tigers are hot after free agent right-handed outfielder Rajai Davis. Tigers...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Angels filled out their starting rotation on Tuesday, trading Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-way deal.
McCovey Chronicles 3 hours ago
I like Mark Trumbo. I like him as a person. I covet his light-tower power. All things being equal, I would like him on the Giants, taking shots at the Coke bottle for our amusement. All things are not equal because Trumbo is a good-but-flawed player. His career OBP is a tick under .300. For all his...
The Yankees wanted Robinson Cano back in The Bronx. Team president Randy Levine feels they made that clear, so he is not second-guessing the Yankees’ top offer — bested by...
Mariners Insider | Tacoma News-Tribune 2 hours ago
Second baseman Robinson Cano is heading today to Seattle from the Dominican Republic to under a physical examination on Wednesday, according to a report by ESPNDesportes.com’s Enrique Rojas on twitter. There has been no confirmation yet from the Mariners or Cano’s camp on Rojas’ report, but it’s...
The Mets (Cafardo, Dec. 1), Phillies and Angels (Zolecki, Dec. 9) are among a dozen teams with interest in free-agent RHP Bronson Arroyo… 4:27 pm: The Pirates are no longer pursuing Arroyo (Biertempfel, Dec. 10). 3:50 pm: The Twins are still negotiating with Arroyo (Neal, Dec. 10), who they met with Tuesday afternoon (Rosencrans, Dec. 10). 2:53 pm: The Mets […]
Twins Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 6 hours ago
Even as they continue to work on a potential deal with Bronson Arroyo and closely monitor a desired reunion with Matt Garza, the Minnesota Twins are engaged in a stalemate of sorts with Mike Pelfrey. The 29-year-old right-hander clearly wants to return to the Twins, having said so repeatedly going...
KFFL 4 hours ago
The Cincinnati Reds are back in the mix to re-sign SP Bronson Arroyo.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- A.J. Pierzynski lives a few miles from Walt Disney World, so when Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf called to ask him to have lunch Tuesday, it was easy to make the short drive to the Swan and Dolphin resort hotels, site of baseball's annual winter meetings."I was trying to go unnoticed," Pierzynski said, "but apparently that didn't work out so well."
Extra Bases | Boston Globe 1 hour ago
New Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski has hit 172 home runs over his 16 seasons in the major leagues, several at ballparks that have since been torn down. But in 121 plate appearances at Fenway Park, Pierzynski has yet to go deep.
Twinkie Town 54 mins ago
Just a couple of nuggets for you on this glorious Tuesday afternoon. La Velle E. Neal III filed his afternoon report from the Winter Meetings about an hour ago, mentioning that "the Twins had been very active in pursuing players." That's the impetus behind this update, where we have a new name to throw...
The Rockies landed rotation help Tuesday, acquiring Oakland's Brett Anderson and cash for former prospect Drew Pomeranz and Class-A pitcher Chris Jensen.
All Things Rockies | Denver Post 4 hours ago
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Rockies are moving on multiple fronts Tuesday, revisiting talks with Oakland on starter Brett Anderson while continuing to push to land a late-inning reliever. The pursuit of Anderson, for now, has discussions for a reliever, which were developing quickly on Monday night,...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jarrod Saltalamacchia figures that if he went from a last-place team in 2012 to a world championship team in 2013, he might be able to help the Miami Marlins make the same leap in 2014.Hey, a catcher with a three-year free agent deal worth $21 million is allowed to dream, isn’t he?
The Republican 12 hours ago
Monday, former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was officially signed by the Marlins, who have high expectations for the 28-year-old.
The British tabloid Daily Mail published a few fuzzy photos of Ryan Braun's marriage to model Larisa Fraser in its online edition Tuesday morning - tabloid headline and all.
Brewers Blog | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 10 mins ago
Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday that he doesn't need to hear the specifics of Ryan Braun's use of performance-enhancing drugs to move forward with the embattled star.
Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - We just had our daily briefing with Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and though he wouldn't admit a formal offer had been made to free-agent first baseman Corey Hart, it sure seemed that way.
KFFL 4 hours ago
The Milwaukee Brewers are believed to have made an offer to re-sign 1B Corey Hart, ...
Six years ago, the Yankees took one of the biggest risks in franchise history. The Twins were shopping two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana one year before free agency and he was a perfect fit for the Yankees, a team in need of a workhorse ace left-hander. There were offers and counteroffers, a bidding
New Nationals manager discussed Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg and plenty more during his media session at the Winter Meetings.
The Yankees have asked the Reds about Homer Bailey, tweets Dan Barbarisi, one of the Yankee beat writers. Several other writers have speculated that Brett Gardner would be a possible trade match. Gardner plays CF and has experience leading off, so superficially, he’s a good fit for the Reds. The simplicity of the deal [...]
Orioles manager Buck Showalter had to know he was going to be asked during his formal winter meetings media session about the team's relative inactivity while other American League East clubs make moves to improve.
If the current sale proposal unravels, what could happen to the Memphis Redbirds and AutoZone Park?