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What to expect from next week's MLB Winter Meetings in DC

MLB's 2016 Winter Meetings will begin Monday, Dec. 5, from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center outside Washington, D.C.

School of Roch | MASN Sports

Hearing from Duquette and Showalter leading into Winter Meetings - School of Roch

The Winter Meetings officially start on Monday, though everyone rolls into town the previous day to get settled and soak up the atmosphere. And I'm bringing the sarcasm hard on that last part. I sat down yesterday with Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette to touch on a few topics,...

Bears Talk | CSN Chicago

For Cubs, winter meetings will be all about the hunt for pitching

The Cubs may have a World Series championship, but their hunt for pitching will never cease, especially with the MLB winter meetings are about to kick off.

Baltimore Sun

Orioles manager Buck Showalter on winter meetings, free agency, new CBA and more

Orioles manager Buck Showalter shared his thoughts on a number of surface-level issues relating to the offseason Thursday on the team's Hot Stove radio show on 105.7 The Fan, spanning from the upcoming winter meetings to free agency and some of the impacts of the new CBA.

Cincinnati.com

How new CBA affects Reds

Even if a work stoppage made the upcoming winter meetings irrelevant, the Cincinnati Reds weren’t likely to make a splash anyway.         

Plain Dealer

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.

Toronto Star

Encarnacion slips further off Blue Jays’ radar: Griffin

Jays brass talk Jay Bruce, Michael Saunders at awards/MLB contract presser, but Edwin Encarnacion reunion long shot at best with winter meetings near.

Bears Talk | CSN Chicago

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

New York Post

Bruce, Granderson trade chips: Mets reveal their preference

The Mets’ “what outfield?” from early in general manager Sandy Alderson’s tenure is now overcrowded, but likely to be more manageable by the conclusion of next week’s winter meetings. As Alderson and his lieutenants continue to gauge the trade market for Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson, industry sources indicated Thursday the team has a clear...

Red Reporter

What Andrew McCutchen to the Reds might look like

The Pirates are looking to trade their former MVP, so here's an idea of how he would look on the Reds The baseball winter meetings are set to start next week and it is always one of my favorite baseball events. There is always a blizzard of trade rumors, and though most don't actually happen, there are always a good few that do. It's almost as good as watching actual baseball. One big rumor kicking around right now is that the Pirates are looking to move Andrew McCutchen. He had a rough year last season and they have a hotshot prospect ready to take his place and nobody really wants it to...

Amazin Avenue

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 214: What do we talk about now?

We reveal our AAOPs and chat about the new CBA and the beginning of our Top 25 Prospects countdown. Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. We are living in a post-Cespedes speculation world, and it is glorious! First up, Brian and Chris discuss the new CBA, and present our AAOPs, both of which are sort of silly for different reasons. (1:24) Next, Aaron Yorke discusses the speed at which the Mets signed Yoenis Cespedes, and the Mets' potential Winter Meetings wheelings and dealings. (39:39) Finally, Steve Sypa and Greg Karam discuss numbers 25 through 11 on the the Amazin' Avenue Mets...

Grand Rapids Press

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,...

Grand Rapids Press

Make a deal: What moves do you hope to see from Tigers in Winter Meetings?

The Tigers are trying to cut payroll, get younger and still compete for the playoffs in 2017. DETROIT -- Baseball Winter's annual Meetings -- threatened by a possible labor dispute this week -- are still on. And that's good news for the Detroit Tigers, who are just beginning what could be a busy winter. The Tigers are trying to cut payroll, get younger and still compete for the playoffs in 2017. They're expected to largely sit out the free-agent market and do most of their business via trades.  So far they've made only one: Sending outfielder Cameron Maybin...

Toronto Sun

We're still in mix to land big free agents: Blue Jays GM Atkins

TORONTO — Some big free-agent dominoes could fall at the upcoming baseball winter meetings near Washington.

Bulls Talk | CSN Chicago

Cubs Talk Podcast: What moves will Cubs make during winter meetings?

The bald and the beautiful, Kelly Crull and Jesse Rogers (ESPNChicago), go back to work after their Cubs championship bender. The champs made their first move of the

MASN Sports

Orioles sign outfielder Logan Schafer (plus other notes) - School of Roch

The Orioles acquired a left-handed hitting outfielder today as the Winter Meetings approach, though it involves a minor league deal. The club announced that it signed Logan Schafer, 30, to a minor league contract. He's expected to receive an invitation...

New York Post

With Cespedes back, Sandy Alderson shifts attention to bullpen

Now comes the creative phase of the Mets’ offseason. The more straight-forward portion concluded Wednesday, when Yoenis Cespedes’ new four-year contract worth $110 million became official at Citi Field, leaving general manager Sandy Alderson and his lieutenants to ponder the bullpen and perhaps the catching situation heading into next week’s winter meetings. “Anybody who looks...

Denver Post

Jeff Bridich mulls Matt Holliday’s viability at first base, Rockies’ bullpen options

As next week's baseball winter meetings approach, general manager Jeff Bridich is clearly excited about the Rockies' chances next year. He's confident he's built a better team than the one he inherited after the 2014 season.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sources: Pirates increase efforts to trade Andrew McCutchen

The Pirates are actively shopping center fielder Andrew McCutchen, according to multiple sources, and the likelihood of a trade is increasing as the winter meetings approach. The front office has started pursuing specific teams in an effort to work out a trade for young talent.

Red Reporter

Cincinnati Reds links - Trading Billy Hamilton?

Tuesday links! Assuming the MLB Players Association and MLB owners can hash out a new Collective Bargaining Agreement by the December 1st deadline, there will be be no lockout to disrupt the usual happenings of the MLB offseason. That means that the Winter Meetings - currently scheduled for December 4th through 8th in Maryland - will go on without interruption, and that’s where a large portion of league-wide offseason moves either go down or get started. Back in 2014, the Cincinnati Reds did much of the initial heavy lifting of this current rebuild during the Winter Meetings, trading...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates could be in dealing mood at upcoming winter meetings

As they comb the trade market for a veteran starting pitcher, the Pirates have let teams know they are willing to trade any player who ...

MLBN Presents: Will We Ever See Another .400 Hitter?

75 years after Ted Williams hit .406, the game of baseball has evolved so hitting .400 in a season may never happen again. Hosted by Bob Costas, MLB Network Presents is a series of documentaries and access-driven profiles that air during the off-season o

Mets Hot Stove delivers update on new CBA for MLB

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Gary Apple and Jim Duquette discuss potential changes to Major League Baseball, as the owners and the player's association continue to negotiate a new Collective Bargaining Agreement

Bucco Blog | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Monday Mop-Up Duty: The best hope for a pitching boost?

SOUTH HILLS – I’m back from a Thanksgiving hiatus and I hope everyone reading had a nice, lengthy holiday weekend. The entire baseball industry is supposed to be back at work next Monday as the winter meetings begin in D.C., presuming there’s some headway in the collective bargaining talks, and that there is no lock […]

What's the latest with the Mets and Yoenis Cespedes?

On SNY's Baseball Night in New York, the panel discusses if the fate of Yoenis Cespedes re-signing with the New York Mets depends on offering him a fifth year in free agency.

Toronto Star

Jays keep door open for Bautista, Encarnacion, Saunders

Morales signing official, outfield priority with winter meetings approaching.

Kansas City Star

Royals face deadline to protect players from Rule 5 draft

The Royals face another key offseason deadline on Friday as they prune and shape their 40-man roster before the annual winter meetings in early December. By 7 p.m. Friday, all …

Grand Rapids Press

Decision time: Who will Tigers protect for Rule 5 Draft?

They have two open spaces on their 40-man roster, so it seems likely they have a plan for filling at least one of the spots. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have until the end of this week to decide which players they will protect for next month's Rule 5 Draft. They also have two open spaces on their 40-man roster, after outrighting Dustin Molleken and losing Joe Mantiply on waivers, so it seems likely they have a plan for filling at least one of the spots. The Rule 5 Draft, held on Dec. 8 during the annual Winter Meetings, allows teams to poach players from...

Padres Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune

Friar talk: Margot's offseason, Padres' business at hand

Rookie center fielder off and running in the Dominican Winter League as Padres move away from General Manager Meetings.

Tribe Matters | Akron Beacon Journal

Catching up with the Indians: Options picked up, Anderson’s surgery, awards week, rivals selling

In the nearly two-week period since the Indians walked off Progressive Field after Game 7 of the World Series, there’s been plenty of news around baseball as the league continues its march into the offseason and toward the Winter Meetings in December. There was also this thing called a presidential election, but the baseball news will the take precedence here. Here’s a quick recap of what happened just after the World Series ended and some recent news, including rumors within the division. Options open The Indians picked up Carlos Santana’s 2017 club option valued at $12...