7:21 PM EST, Fri December 02, 2016
Bears Talk | CSN Chicago 6 hours ago
White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

The White Sox could be open for business when the Winter Meetings begin on Sunday in Maryland, with ace left-hander Chris Sale likely to draw
Grand Rapids Press 8 hours ago
Miguel Cabrera trade as likely as Tigers dealing Ty Cobb, ESPN reporter says

Miguel Cabrera trade as likely as Tigers dealing Ty Cobb, ESPN reporter says

It would have to be a historic deal, an unnamed executive told Jayson Stark. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are ready to deal and there's no better time than next week at the annual MLB Winter Meetings. But ESPN analyst Jayson Stark said he would be stunned if the Tigers move first baseman Miguel Cabrera. "There's about as good a chance of Ty Cobb getting traded as there is of Miguel Cabrera getting traded," Stark wrote on Friday. Cabrera has at least seven years and $212 million left on his contract, along with a full no-trade clause. On top of those hurdles,...
Twinkie Town 10 hours ago
Twins Hot Stove: James Rowson Arrives, Bill Smith Leaves

Twins Hot Stove: James Rowson Arrives, Bill Smith Leaves

Minnesota plucks new hitting coach from the Yankees, while their former GM announces his departure The Twins’ new hitting coach will be Yankees minor league hitting coordinator James Rowson. The Pioneer Press’ Mike Berardino has all the details you need. If Rowson was a positive influence on the young stars in New York (and, from 2012-13, the Chicago Cubs), then it’s probably a good hire. Who knows? Hitting coaches, man. If they need someone to say “Keep your hands back in the zone, use your hips, drive, and elevate,” I can absolutely do this. Rowson replaces Tom Brunansky, who...
Orange County Register 22 hours ago
Angels acquire RHP Brooks Pounders from Royals

Angels acquire RHP Brooks Pounders from Royals

The Angels acquired right-hander Brooks Pounders from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league right-hander Jared Ruxer on Thursday. The Angels will bring Pounders to camp as a starting pitcher. He was a starter for most of his pro career...

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Plain Dealer 1 hour ago
Cleveland Indians non-tender right-hander Jeff Manship; eight others offered contracts

Cleveland Indians non-tender right-hander Jeff Manship; eight others offered contracts

The Indians did not offer right-hander Jeff Manship a contract for next season on Friday. He will become a free agent at midnight.
Kansas City Star 2 hours ago

Royals’ Alcides Escobar reportedly says he will boycott World Baseball Classic

The Venezuelan team at next year’s World Baseball Classic may be missing quite a few star players. Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez on Thursday shared a photo on Instragram of …

MLB Rumor Central: White Sox more likely to move Adam Eaton than Jose Abreu?

MLB Rumor Central: White Sox more likely to move Adam Eaton than Jose Abreu?
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago
What should Chris Antonetti's priorities be at the winter meetings? -- Bud vs. Doug

What should Chris Antonetti's priorities be at the winter meetings? -- Bud vs. Doug

Cleveland.com columnists Bud Shaw and Doug Lesmerises debate the hot topics of the day as part of the video series, Prepare for List Off. In this episode, they give Indians' executive Chris Antonetti advice they know he won't take.
Plain Dealer 4 hours ago
No chicken sacrifices needed: Cleveland Indians satisfied with catching situation, hopeful Yan Gomes, Roberto Perez will rebound

No chicken sacrifices needed: Cleveland Indians satisfied with catching situation, hopeful Yan Gomes, Roberto Perez will rebound

The Indians are counting on healthier, more productive seasons for Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez in 2017.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 7 hours ago

James Rowson is new Twins hitting coach

Rowson was the Yankees’ minor league hitting coordinator for six seasons.
Kansas City Star 11 hours ago

David Glass’ stance on 2017 payroll shortchanges Royals’ championship core

Baseball’s offseason is only beginning, in what amounts to its adolescent years, but already the best hopes of many inside the Royals have been dashed by the man in charge. …
Plain Dealer Dec 1, 2016
Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona will miss winter meetings because of hip surgery

Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona will miss winter meetings because of hip surgery

Indians manager Terry Francona will not attend winter meetings as he recovers from hip replacement surgery. Tim Laker, Class AA Akron's hitting coach last season, has been hired by the Arizona Diamonbacks as their assistant hitting coach.
Grand Rapids Press Dec 1, 2016
Venezuelan players rally behind Omar Vizquel, threaten WBC boycott

Venezuelan players rally behind Omar Vizquel, threaten WBC boycott

The attempt to fire Omar Vizquel as manager of the WBC team has prompted backlash from some of the countrys biggest stars, including Tigers DH Victor Martinez. DETROIT -- The attempt to fire Omar Vizquel as manager of the Venezuela's World Baseball Classic team has prompted backlash from some of the country's biggest stars, including Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez. One by one, the players appeared on a Venezuelan sports radio show Thursday night to defend Vizquel. Many threatened to drop out of the WBC unless Vizquel was reinstated. Vizquel, a...
Plain Dealer Dec 1, 2016
Andrew McCutchen isn't the perfect fit in a trade for the Cleveland Indians, but he's intriguing

Andrew McCutchen isn't the perfect fit in a trade for the Cleveland Indians, but he's intriguing

There's a player available on the trade market who has four All-Star Game appearances and four top-five Most Valuable Player Award finishes over the last five years, and he won't cost an acquiring club an arm and a leg.
Grand Rapids Press Dec 1, 2016
Expect Justin Verlander's new digs to rev up Dodgers rumors

Expect Justin Verlander's new digs to rev up Dodgers rumors

This much can safely be said: If Verlander is dealt this winter, the Los Angeles Dodgers make more sense than just about any other team. DETROIT -- The news that Justin Verlander has purchased a home in Beverly Hills, not all that far from Dodger Stadium, inevitably sparked a new round of speculation about whether the Detroit Tigers ace would be wearing a new uniform in 2017. This much can safely be said: If Verlander is dealt this winter, the Los Angeles Dodgers make more sense than just about any other team. Based on his real estate decisions, Verlander...

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    Chris Sale

    White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

  • 1 Yan Gomes

    Yan Gomes

    No chicken sacrifices needed: Cleveland Indians satisfied with catching situation, hopeful Yan Gomes, Roberto Perez will rebound

  • 1 Roberto Perez

    Roberto Perez

    No chicken sacrifices needed: Cleveland Indians satisfied with catching situation, hopeful Yan Gomes, Roberto Perez will rebound

  • 1 Miguel Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera trade as likely as Tigers dealing Ty Cobb, ESPN reporter says

  • 1 Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu

    MLB Rumor Central: White Sox more likely to move Adam Eaton than Jose Abreu?

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