10:51 PM EST, Sun December 10, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle 7 hours ago
Giants, A’s expecting fruitful winter meetings in wake of Stanton/Ohtani decisions

Giants, A’s expecting fruitful winter meetings in wake of Stanton/Ohtani decisions

Teams out of the sweepstakes for Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani had an overridng reaction to the players finding new baseball homes before the winter meetings. Hallelujah. With Stanton a Yankee and Ohtani an Angel, the business of matching other big-name available players with suitors can commence, and it just so happens the offseason’s wildest week of rumors, innuendos and sometimes even rampant player movement is upon us. The winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
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Winter Meetings 2017: Braves will shop Julio Teheran, per report

Winter Meetings 2017: Braves will shop Julio Teheran, per report

Braves could be ready to put veteran starter on the market The Winter Meetings get underway on Monday and the rumor mill is already starting to churn. MLB’s offseason is now clear to truly begin now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton have new homes. It remains to be seen how involved the Atlanta Braves will be this week but veteran sports writer Peter Gammons suggests it will be significant and that the Braves will trade veteran starter Julio Teheran. The Royals will trade Danny Duffy, but likely cannot get full value until he pitches in the regular season and shows is surgery for...

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Larry Brown Sports Dec 9, 2017

Report: Dodgers, Marlins discussing Marcell Ozuna trade

With Dee Gordon and (more notably) Giancarlo Stanton already on their way out of Miami, another player may be the next victim of the Marlins’ fire sale. Dustin Nosler of Dodgers Digest reported on Saturday that the Marlins are discussing a possible trade of outfielder Marcell Ozuna with the Los Angeles Dodgers, though nothing is...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Dec 9, 2017

Report: Mets intend to ask Marlins about Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro’s tenure with the Miami Marlins may prove to be a short one. The veteran second baseman, who is reportedly set to be dealt by the New York Yankees to the Marlins as part of the Giancarlo Stanton trade, is already the subject of interest from the New York Mets. The Mets have been...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Dec 9, 2017

Marlins’ Christian Yelich sends cryptic tweet amid Stanton rumors

As the Miami Marlins prepare to ship Giancarlo Stanton to New York, one must wonder what current Marlins players are thinking. One, outfielder Christian Yelich, gave us a glimpse of that thought process. The 26-year-old sent a rather cryptic tweet on Saturday as the Stanton rumors intensified to the point where it was being widely...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Dec 9, 2017

Report: Yankees taking on upwards of $260 million to complete Stanton deal

The Miami Marlins were looking for a trade partner who could relieve them of most of Giancarlo Stanton’s $295 million deal. That mission appears to be accomplished. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and the Athletic, the Yankees are taking on a massive amount of Stanton’s contract — at least $260 million of it...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Dec 9, 2017

Report: Dodgers not expected to make last-ditch effort for Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton appears headed to the New York Yankees as no other potential suitors threaten a last-minute hijack of the currently agreed deal. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Saturday that Stanton was expected to formally approve a deal sending him to New York, and the likely main threat to any such deal — the...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Dec 9, 2017

Marcus Stroman ‘can’t wait’ to face Giancarlo Stanton

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Larry Brown Sports Dec 8, 2017

Starlin Castro could be moved as part of Stanton trade

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Larry Brown Sports Dec 8, 2017

Yankees reportedly a possibility for Giancarlo Stanton

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Giants react to losing Stanton, Ohtani: ‘We knew both would be challenging’

The Giants had 98 losses during the season and reached 100 on Friday. On a crushing day for a last-place team that’s trying to contend in 2018, the Giants lost out on Japanese megastar Shohei Ohtani and home run king Giancarlo Stanton, the two most decorated available players. Ohtani decided to play in Anaheim with the Angels, and Stanton made it clear to the Marlins he wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause to accept a trade to San Francisco. So the Giants must fall back on their other options to improve the outfield and add power to a...
Larry Brown Sports Dec 8, 2017

Mike Trout reportedly FaceTimed with Ohtani to recruit him to Angels

Shohei Ohtani apparently had at least one prominent member of the Los Angeles Angels in his ear as he made his free agent decision. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Ohtani FaceTimed with star center fielder Mike Trout during the week to try to help recruit the Japanese phenom to the Angels. As part of the...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Dec 8, 2017

Report: Giants could turn to Jay Bruce, JD Martinez after missing Stanton

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Larry Brown Sports Dec 8, 2017

Report: Marlins will have to eat at least $50 million to trade Stanton

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Larry Brown Sports Dec 8, 2017

Cardinals out of hunt on Giancarlo Stanton

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