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Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Braves and the Winter Meetings Day 2: rumors are increasing

What Day 2 in San Diego lacked in terms of impact news was made up for by a lot of chatter about multiple players on the Atlanta Braves’ short list. It’s hard to tell what’s really going on at the Winter Meetings right now:  a job fair in which the Atlanta Braves and other clubs […] Atlanta Braves and the Winter Meetings Day 2: rumors are increasing - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Golden Gate Sports

San Francisco Giants: Reacting to the team’s latest Winter Meetings deals

The San Francisco Giants have announced multiple moves to officially jump in on the Winter Meetings fun trading for Zack Cozart and signing Kevin Gausman. The San Francisco Giants have officially gotten into the transaction scene at the 2019 Winter Meetings, signing former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Kevin Gausman to a one year, $9 million contract […] San Francisco Giants: Reacting to the team’s latest Winter Meetings deals - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

Fish Stripes

Our Noticias 12/11/19: It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Could José Ureña be on his way out the door? | Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports No, not Christmas. The Winter Meetings and Rule 5 draft! Winter Meetings heating up Baseball’s Winter Meetings started Monday, and rumors abound. The biggest among them for the Marlins involved talks to acquire the Rangers’ Nomar Mazara. We’re on Nomar Mazara watch!!! https://t.co/gkIe1WbB1E— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) December 11, 2019 Craig Mish threw some water on the Mazara idea though, and not the kind fish need. (Turns out Mr. Mish was right: Mazara was dealt to the White Sox...

Amazin Avenue

Amazin’ Avenue Winter Meetings Special, Day Three: COME BACK PLEASE

We discuss yet another day of the Winter Meetings spent doing nothing while a division rival gets better. In today’s third installment of the first ever Amazin Avenue Winter Meetings Special, Kenny and Lukas discuss the Zach Cosart trade, in which the Angels traded Zach Cosart and Will Wilson to the Giants in exchange for cash and a player to be named later, as well as the one year, $9 million contract that the Giants offered to Kevin Gausman. After, they discuss Didi Gregorious signing with the Phillies, and finish up by discussing potential trade packages the Mets might be willing to...

Purple Row

Wednesday Rockpile: A craving for brains and maybe a catcher

Photo by John McCoy/ Rockies news and links for Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Catching, ’pen focus for Rox at Winter Meetings | MLB.com On the Rockies’ list for this year’s Winter Meetings: Catcher. Relief pitching (or maybe Tyler Kinley is enough). Maybe more starting pitching (or maybe Jose Mujica is enough). Maybe a right-handed hitter (or possibly a left-handed hitter, but a right-handed hitter would be better). Maybe a veteran to come off the bench (or maybe they’ll just use young guys). Translation: On the Rockies’ list for this year’s Winter Meetings: Catcher,...


Winter Meetings recap, Day 2

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Anything big happen yet? Well, boy howdy. These winter meetings are actually turning out to have some news involved after all! Actual, real baseball moves! Of course by now, you are aware that the Phillies employ a new shortstop. Yes, those free wheelin’ Phils are adding to the ledger yet again, getting their man without having to give up a draft pick, something that was clearly a goal. But, were you aware of what kind of impact he’ll have on the team? I’LL BET NOT! I’ve seen some grumblings and rumblings around the interwebs about how this...

Pinstripe Alley

Winter Meetings Day Three open thread

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Here’s your open thread for the third full day of the Winter meetings Friends, did you get any sleep last night? I didn’t. Gerrit Cole plays for the Yankees now, and that’s all that matters. Here’s your open thread for the day. Enjoy! Fun Questions Gerrit Cole? Gerrit Cole!

Fish Stripes

Marlins Winter Meetings Rumors: Wednesday

Photo by Mark Brown/ If free agent asking prices remain too high, the Marlins seem prepared to use surplus prospects to further improve their 2020 team. Fish Stripes is covering all the Marlins news and rumors from the MLB Winter Meetings being held in San Diego. This article is dedicated to all of Wednesday’s developments. Catch up on Monday’s here and Tuesday’s here! 6:00 a.m. PT—On the Swings and Mishes podcast, Craig Mish describes a bizarre negotiating process with the Rangers regarding outfielder Nomar Mazara. The Marlins allegedly showed interest in him earlier in the...


Justin Toscano, Pete Caldera from Tuesday at the Winter Meetings in San Diego

Justin Toscano and Pete Caldera recap Day 2 at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday at San Diego        

Bleed Cubbie Blue

MLB Bullets starts spreading the news

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Two record-setting free agent contracts. Other talk from around the Winter Meetings. I was going to write how this had been a quiet Winter Meetings. Not so much now. Late last night, the New York Yankees agreed to a record-setting nine-year, $324 million deal with free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole. Cole has an opt-out after five seasons. Tom Verducci writes about how the Yankees finally landed Cole, who has been called general manager Brian Cashman’s “Great White Whale.” The baseball world reacts to Cole’s record signing. Lindsey Adler also looks...

Amazin Avenue

Winter meetings round-up, Day 2: Mets talking Marte with Pirates, open to trading Nimmo

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports The Mets don’t seem to have any money, but they aren’t short on bad ideas. With the second day of the winter meetings having mostly wrapped up, the only rumors that involved the Mets on the day were fairly depressing. The bigger rumor of the two came from Andy Martino, who reported that the team is still talking about a Starling Marte trade with the Pirates and indicated that they’d likely trade a major league outfielder in a potential deal. He specified that the Mets are open to trading Brandon Nimmo. The other Mets rumor of that day came from...

With a division title, manager award, and fundamentals as foundation, Shildt has shaped Cardinals 'identity'

Winter Meetings a little different for Redbirds skipper this time around


Column: Alleged Astros' misconduct creates heat for A.J. Hinch, Astros at Winter Meetings

Padres' former VP of Scouting faces grilling over claims of complex system to steal pitches

Los Angeles Times

MLB winter meetings: Dave Roberts says Dodgers are aggressively pursuing top-tier talent

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday the team's off-season strategy is to focus on signing or trading for players that can make a profound impact.


Mets manager Carlos Beltrán talks about his time on the job so far

Mets manager Carlos Beltrán spoke to reporters at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday.        

Rising Apple

Mets Trade Rumors: Brodie Van Wagenen open to trading Brandon Nimmo

Recent New York Mets trade rumors report the team is open to including Brandon Nimmo in a deal this winter. The MLB Winter Meetings are a great time for teams to talk trade. The latest New York Mets trade rumors have given many fans a scare. According to Andy Martino of SNY, the Mets are […] Mets Trade Rumors: Brodie Van Wagenen open to trading Brandon Nimmo - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rum Bunter

What Should The Pittsburgh Pirates Do With Joe Musgrove?

While Joe Musgrove is garnering trade interest, should the Pittsburgh Pirates look to trade their starting pitcher? Wednesday is day four of the MLB Winter Meetings. Thus far, the Pittsburgh Pirates have not been very activate. Outside of signing veteran pitcher Hector Noesi to a minor league contract, the team has done anything during the […] What Should The Pittsburgh Pirates Do With Joe Musgrove? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Jays Journal

Blue Jays: How the pitching market just drastically shifted

The pitching market is moving in a real hurry, and the Blue Jays are going to have to make some adjustments on the fly or risk missing out on an impact arm. The Winter Meetings have been a lot busier this year than they were in 2017 or 2018, and baseball feels a lot more […] Blue Jays: How the pitching market just drastically shifted - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Reviewing the Brew

Brewers: Yelich and Hader make first All-MLB team

It was definitely a change in the baseball world when the first inaugural All-MLB teams were announced at the 2019 Winter Meetings on Tuesday, December 10th in San Diego. The Milwaukee Brewers had two players recognized as baseball’s best. It very much is the best-of-the-best selected into these teams and the Milwaukee Brewers had not […] Brewers: Yelich and Hader make first All-MLB team - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Royals Review

Padres reportedly pursuing Whit Merrifield

Photo by Ed Zurga/ The Padres have a deep farm system. The Hot Stove is starting to heat up as teams meet in San Diego for the annual Winter Meetings, and it could be the hometown Padres trying to acquire the most valuable Royals player. The San Diego Padres are the latest team to pursue Whit Merrifield, according to multiple reports. MLB Network reporter Mark Feinsand says the Padres have “been trying to deal for Whit Merrifield”, but the Royals have been reluctant to deal their All-Star second baseman. The Padres have been trying to deal for Whit Merrifield, per source. The...

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies Likely Out of Running for 3B Anthony Rendon

Amid their signing of infielder Didi Gregorius, the Phillies are reported to be no longer targeting two-time Silver Slugger Award-winning 3B Anthony Rendon. The Major League Baseball hot stove is burning amid the Winter Meetings currently taking place in San Diego, California. Multiple signings were made just Tuesday alone, including the Philadelphia Phillies’ addition of […] Phillies Likely Out of Running for 3B Anthony Rendon - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Fish Stripes

Marlins attempting to trade for Rangers OF Nomar Mazara

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Mazara would further improve the Marlins lineup for the 2020 season, plus he’s controllable for an additional year via arbitration. The Marlins aren’t content to leave San Diego empty-handed. President of baseball operations Michael Hill told reporters Tuesday afternoon at the MLB Winter Meetings that he’s “actively pursuing” an offensive upgrade for the 2020 roster. Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara appears to be their current target, as detailed by FNTSY Sports Radio host Craig Mish. Marlins are in on Nomar Mazara. Looks like Rangers are engaged with...

Lone Star Ball

Texas Rangers trade Nomar Mazara to Chicago White Sox

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Big Chill hits The Windy City Texas Rangers transactions: While the rest of the baseball world was busy at the winter meetings gawking at Gerrit Cole’s new massive deal with the New York Yankees, the Rangers were quietly seeing the Nomar Mazara era come to a disappointing conclusion. After years of hoping the once top prospect with the periodical prodigious power would blossom into Joey Gallo’s tag team partner as a core member of the rebuild, Mazara has instead been shipped to the Chicago White Sox for OF prospect Steele Walker. Nomar Mazara was, of...

Cubbies Crib

Cubs Rumors: Team looking for ‘absurd’ return for Willson Contreras

According to the latest Cubs rumors, Chicago is seeking an ‘absurd’ return in exchange for two-time All-Star backstop Willson Contreras. With the Winter Meetings in full swing, Cubs Twitter is a dark, desolate place full of horrors and grim-hearted fans, ready to revolt or maybe spend the rest of the week sobbing in the shower […] Cubs Rumors: Team looking for ‘absurd’ return for Willson Contreras - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


View from the Catwalk: Gerrit Cole signs record deal with New York Yankees

Photo by Patrick Smith/ The evil empire has landed an ace News and Links Tampa Bay Rays: The problem with slapdicks - Seth Carter, Rays Colored Glasses Recapping the Rays rumors swirling at the Winter Meetings - Austin Reimann, Rays Colored Glasses Who Might The Tampa Bay Rays Lose In The Rule 5 Draft? - Steve Kinsella, Sports Talk Florida Rays Bullpen: Double Down In 2020? Balancing Of Roles Required - Steve Kinsella, Sports Talk Florida Agent Scott Boras: Rays not a fit in Tampa Bay - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times ($$$) ‘It just makes all the sense in the world!’: Q&A with...

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Hector Noesi To A Minor League Contract

The Pittsburgh Pirates added to their bullpen depth for 2020 by signing a veteran reliever to a minor league contract on Tuesday evening At the MLB Winter Meetings, Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington made a minor signing on Tuesday. Cherington and the Pirates agreed to a minor league contract with relief pitcher Hector Noesi, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Hector Noesi To A Minor League Contract - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Winter Meetings: Who have the Rays been connected to?

Photo by Masterpress/ Who have the Rays been connected to at the Winter Meetings? The 2019 MLB Winter Meetings are in full swing and after an intense first day of action on Monday, here’s what we have learned about the Tampa Bay Rays and the players they’re pursuing. CF Shogo Akiyama Marc Topkin was the first to note that the Rays are interested in a couple of players from Japan; Shogo Akiyama and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo. In November, Draysbay writer Homin noted that the Rays could be interested in each of the two outfielders, as well as infielder Ryosuke Kikuchi. Here’s what he had to...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers say they're 'building it back up.' But the evidence suggests otherwise

If Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila was coached up on what to say before his first media session of this year's winter meetings, it would have been too obvious.        

Indians acquire Jake Bauers in a three-team deal

The Indians traded for 23-year old first baseman Jake Bauers in a three-team trade with the Rays and Mariners during the Winter Meetings.

Dave Dombrowski joins Tom Caron to talk about Red Sox 2019 season

Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski joins NESN's Tom Caron during the MLB Winter Meetings in Las Vegas to discuss the analytics of trades throughout the league and what the future holds for the Boston Red Sox.

Winter Meetings News Conference: Red Sox re-sign Nathan Eovaldi

RHP Nathan Eovaldi addresses the media from Las Vegas, NV to discuss re-signing a four-year contract with the Boston Red Sox.