6:05 AM EST, Tue December 01, 2015
New York Post

Unofficial deadline nearing for Mets to lure Ben Zobrist

The fate and tenor of the Mets’ offseason figures to be settled at the Winter Meetings next week —fittingly, right in Ben Zobrist’s neck of the woods. Zobrist, the Mets’ top free-agent target, likely will make his decision by Dec. 10, when the meetings conclude in Nashville, at the latest. The switch-hitting utility player, who...

Washington Post

Why the Nationals are one of baseball’s most interesting teams this offseason

Baseball’s winter meetings are set to begin on Monday in Nashville, and though there is plenty of activity already done — including Jordan Zimmermann, the first marquee free agent off the board — there is much more to come.Read full article >>

MASN Sports

Nearing the non-tender deadline - School of Roch

Before executive vice president Dan Duquette, manager Buck Showalter and the rest of the Orioles' contingent gather in Nashville next week for the Winter Meetings, decisions must be made regarding the contract statuses of their 11 arbitration-eligible players. Here comes...

Plain Dealer

Cleveland Indians' Ross Atkins finalist for Toronto Blue Jays' GM job

Ross Atkins and Tony LaCava are finalists for Toronto's general manager's job. Mark Shapiro, Toronto president and CEO, is expected to make a decision before the start of the winter meetings Monday in Nashville, Tenn.

The Republican

Jordan Zimmermann deal: Detroit Tigers sign righthander, what it means for Boston Red Sox

The free-agent pitching market is shrinking as the Winter Meetings draw near.

Padres Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune

Friar talk: Who might Padres non-tender?

The non-tender deadline is Dec. 2, leaving teams with decisions to make before Winter Meetings.

MASN Sports

Is Denard Span a fit in right field? - School of Roch

In exactly one week, I'll be boarding a flight to Nashville for the Winter Meetings and complaining loudly every step of the way. That's a lot of complaining when you factor in the number of steps from the front desk...

Red Reporter

2015 In Review: Anthony DeSclafani

DISCO FEVER By The Numbers 184.2 IP, 9 W, 13 L, 4.05 ERA, 3.67 FIP, 98 ERA+, 7.36 K/9, 2.68 BB/9, 2.75 K/BB, 0.83 HR/9, .318 BABIP Anthony DeSclafani, if you don't remember, was the main piece of the Mat Latos trade that Walt Jocketty pulled off during the 2014 Winter Meetings. At the time, it was considered a win. In hindsight, it is also considered a win because we was better and cheaper than Mat Latos. What we ended up getting from Mr. Disco was the anchor of the Reds rotation for 2015. That isn't saying a whole lot after the injury to Bailey and the trades of Cueto and Leake. However,...

Chicago Tribune

White Sox hoping for rebound season from catcher Alex Avila

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn joked at the general managers meetings he still was waiting to collect his award for winning last year's winter meetings. The Sox were as aggressive as any team last December, but none of their moves paid big dividends, forcing Hahn to retrench and try again....

Red Reporter

80 current and former Reds headline 2015 Redsfest

Next week the Reds will kick off their premier winter event. Next weekend, the Reds will host their premier fan event of the winter at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Redsfest, the annual meet-and-greet with the fans and many members of the Reds, will kick off next Friday, and will run from 3pm to 10:30pm Friday night, and then will resume Saturday from 11am to 6:30pm. On schedule to attend of the current Reds include Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, Billy Hamilton, Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier and Aroldis Chapman. As we all know, the MLB Winter Meetings will be held less than a week thereafter,...

Grand Rapids Press

3 players Detroit Tigers are most likely to add to 40-man roster, protect from Rule 5 draft

Michael Fulmer is a lock to be added to the 40-man roster. Beyond him, it gets a bit more difficult to predict. The Detroit Tigers absolutely will add right-handed pitching prospect Michael Fulmer to their 40-man roster to protect him from next month's Rule 5 draft. Who else will they protect before the midnight deadline Friday night? Two stand out above the crowd of Tigers players who are eligible to be selected in the Rule 5 draft, which will be held Dec. 10 in Nashville at the conclusion of the annual winter meetings. But first, a refresher on how the Rule 5...

Mets Blog | ESPN New York

Mets expect things stay quiet until winter meetings

Mets expect things stay quiet until winter meetings

Plain Dealer

Jose Ramirez's injury, Cy Young semantics and Tribe trade rumors: Zack Meisel's musings

For now, the hot stove is lukewarm. With the Winter Meetings a little more than two weeks away, that should begin to change pretty soon. Here are five thoughts on Jose Ramirez, Cy Young balloting and Tribe trade rumors.

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Mike Rizzo on Nationals adding starting pitching, needing more left-handed hitting

Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo described this time of year, the permeable purgatory between the General Managers’ Meetings and the Winter Meetings, as a jumble of activity. He explained that the GM meetings are a time for laying the foundation, poking at free agents and positing trades. The Winter Meetings, which will take place in early December, are a time for solidifying them, the team’s broader plan.Read full article >>

New York Post

Interpreting Hal Steinbrenner’s outline for Yankees offseason

DALLAS — “We’re going to look at everything,” Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday at Major League Baseball’s quarterly owners meetings. Those words might very well hold up in a courtroom. There’s no cost in “looking at,” say, David Price or Ben Zobrist as the Yankees work to improve their club this winter. Yet an interview session...

Red Reporter

Cincinnati Reds Links - 11/18/2015

It's really just the calm before the storm, so let's do some housekeeping. The season is all wrapped up and with that comes the down time between the World Series and the Hot Stove League. Sure, there's been movement, but the real fireworks will begin at December 7th in Nashville, Tennessee at the MLB Winter Meetings. All of Redsland will have their eyes, ears, and attentions pointed toward the Music City to see how big of a fire Bob, Walt, and Dick really set to the current roster. Until then, we're going to sit idly by and speculate whether or not Todd Frazier is actually going to be...

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' 6 concerns after the MLB GM Meetings

Mapping the Yankees' pre-Winter Meetings plans

Full Count | WEEI

It looks like Hanley Ramirez has been working out

When it comes to the Red Sox‘ offseason mandate that Hanley Ramirez slims down, so far so good. Ramirez, who met with Dave Dombrowski and general manager Mike Hazen at the general managers’ meetings in Boca Raton Sunday night to lock down the first baseman’s plan heading into the winter, posted what appears to be […]

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Notes from the GM meetings: Stephen Strasburg’s trade potential, Nationals offense, and who will lead off?

BOCA RATON, FLA. — The closer a player gets to free agency, the more likely teams are to consider trade proposals. The Nationals listened to trade interest on Stephen Strasburg last winter. But now Strasburg’s 2016 season will be his final one before free agency. Strasburg’s agent, Scott Boras, believes in having his clients test free agency. And as of now, there aren’t any signs the sides have engaged in any extension talks. The Nationals, after all, have a crop of young pitchers coming up through the minors and inked Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210-million contract last...

School of Roch | MASN Sports

Duquette recaps GM meetings - School of Roch

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette is headed home after the general managers meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., with no additions to the roster but lots of conversations that he hopes will lead to future transactions this winter. In other words, it was the GM meetings. That's usually how it...

Houston Chronicle

Astros keeping tabs on the market as top closers ‘definitely available’

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Jeff Luhnow left the general managers’ meetings midday Wednesday with a sense that a move may well come before the winter meetings in December, which is when the Astros first made a splash last offseason with bullpen signings. Maybe the bullpen will again benefit this year to start things off, but with

Houston Chronicle

Top flight players not ruled out for Astros, but prices likely must fall

BOCA RATON, Fla. — One rival general manager expects Chris Carter will be non-tendered this winter, and first base all along has appeared a position where the Astros may try something new. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow during the general managers’ meetings did not meet with Scott Boras, who has power-hitting first baseman Chris Davis

New York Daily News

Cashman: Yankees ‘had a lot of dialogue’ before GM meetings

While the real action typically doesn't take place until next months' Winter Meetings, Cashman believes this year has could be different.

MASN Sports

Miguel Tejada interested in coaching position with Orioles (and other notes) - School of Roch

The first day of the general managers meetings concluded in Boca Raton, Fla. and nothing newsy developed with the Orioles. Again, that's how it's expected to be with a month remaining before the Winter Meetings in Nashville. It would go...

School of Roch | MASN Sports

This, that and the other - School of Roch

The general managers meetings start today in Boca Raton, Fla., and executive vice president Dan Duquette will try to lay the groundwork for future deals at next month's Winter Meetings in Nashville. An acquisition this week would come as a surprise. Heck, it's usually pretty quiet at the Winter Meetings...

MASN Sports

A little Rule 5 talk - School of Roch

The Winter Meetings are right around the corner, if it takes you a month to complete the turn. And if that's the case, you may want to visit a cardiologist. I have the same feelings for the meetings as I...