8:34 PM EST, Sun December 08, 2013
AL West Rumors & News
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 2 hours ago
Robinson Cano #24 2BNew York Yankees 2013 STATS GM160 HR27 RBI107 R81 OBP.383 AVG.314 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Sandy Alderson offered this reaction Sunday to Robinson Cano's 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners. "Nothing should be surprising anymore," Alderson said. "Therefore I wasn't surprised, after a moment. "But that kind of money has been spent before. The thing about baseball that is funny is that all 30 teams are on a continuum.
Los Angeles Times 1 hour ago
The Angels are desperately in need of starting pitching, but they have little money left to spend and no impact prospects to trade, which makes it difficult for the general manager to make a deal.ORLANDO, Fla. — For a general manager heading into what could be his walk-the-plank year, Jerry Dipoto appears calm and assured. His contract guarantees him nothing beyond next season, and the playoffs have gone on without the Angels since 2009.
Sacramento Bee 1 hour ago
Major League Baseball's lawyers say in a court filing that the Oakland Athletics' request to move to San Jose was turned down in June by Commissioner Bud Selig.
Houston Chronicle 19 hours ago
The people around Chad Qualls could see the new (and old) Astros reliever wasn’t himself. With the Diamondbacks in 2009, Qualls was actually pitching against the Astros when he dislocated his left knee and suffered multiple tears to muscles and tendons. He needed surgery, and when he came back the next year, he had an [...]
Houston Chronicle 20 hours ago
Not everyone loves MLB’s winter meetings, which hit high gear Monday and finish Thursday in Orlando, Fla. Athletics general manager Billy Beane, for one, isn’t the biggest fan of transplanting his operation into a hotel room. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow is a bit more agreeable. “Everybody has a different perspective,” Luhnow said. “I think [...]
Seattle Times 22 hours ago
The Mariners’ front office is plagued by “total dysfunction and a lack of leadership,” according to former manager Eric Wedge. Wedge and other former and current team employees describe problems at the top of the organization.
CSN Houston 22 hours ago
HOUSTON (AP) Chad Qualls is returning to the Houston Astros, his original team. The right-handed reliever agreed to a two-year contract Saturday with a team option for 2016.
Sacramento Bee 23 hours ago
For more than four years, San Jose officials have been asking Major League Baseball to decide on the Oakland Athletics' plan to move to a new downtown ballpark in the city over the San Francisco Giants' territorial objections.
Sacramento Bee 23 hours ago
Commissioner Bud Selig told the Oakland Athletics six months ago that they would not be allowed to move to San Jose, attorneys for Major League Baseball said in a court filing Friday.
Oakland Tribune Dec 7, 2013
Reports suggest that MLB and Bud Selig, in court documents, put kibosh on the A's move to San Jose -- but should Oakland Mayor Jean Quan be celebrating?
CSN Houston Dec 7, 2013
The Astros have made a move to shore up the bullpen, signing righthander Chad Qualls.
Houston Chronicle Dec 7, 2013
The Astros can relax at the winter meetings at this rate. A day after signing starting pitcher Scott Feldman, the team on Saturday signed reliever Chad Qualls to a two-year deal with a club option for 2016. Qualls, a right-hander, pitched for the Astros from 2004-07. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported the deal to be [...]
Seattle Times Dec 7, 2013
Late start this morning since Pearl Jam decided to play till past midnight. Raul Ibanez and Jason Bay were there taking in the show. There is nothing new on the Robinson Cano front. I’m guessing we won’t have an official announcement till sometimes next week. Cano still has to take a ful
San Francisco Chronicle Dec 7, 2013
From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser 10:12 AM PDT: For some time, the dragged-out proceedings by Commissioner Bud Selig’s committee investigating the A’s stadium situation was subject to jokes. Selig set up the committee nearly five years ago, with no apparent direction or answer provided in all that time. Except we learn now that perhaps MLB did give the A’s an answer – in June. The Sports Law Blog says that in a filing last night, Major League Baseball says that any A’s move to San Jose was rejected six months ago, perhaps not so coincidentally the day before San Jose filed...