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philly.com

Murphy: Free-agent classes loaded when Phils are ready to go for it

TWICE, Pete Mackanin summoned three intriguing words to convey his point. This was Wednesday, in the long-dormant interview room at Citizens Bank Park where he met the media after each of the Phillies' 37 wins and 44 losses at home last season. Reporters were asking him this year's version of a question that has defined the club since Mackanin's bosses acknowledged the obvious and officially labeled themselves rebuilders.

Amazin Avenue

Orioles sign Mark Trumbo

Another potential Jay Bruce landing spot closes Although the Mets continue to shop right fielder Jay Bruce, their potential trading partners are dwindling rapidly. Earlier this week, the Blue Jays signed Jose Bautista and the Phillies signed Michael Saunders to fill their outfield vacancies. Now the Orioles, who have had trade talks with the Mets about Bruce, have officially agreed to a three-year deal with slugger Mark Trumbo. The deal does not necessarily foreclose the possibility that the Mets could make a deal with the Orioles. Trumbo is best-suited to be a designated hitter—he cost...

SportsNet New York

Latest on Bruce/OF Market: Jays, Phillies and O's likely no longer interested

The Mets have been trying to trade Jay Bruce since early December, with the Jays, O's and Rangers reportedly showing the most interest.

CSN Philly

With offseason nearly complete, Phillies' lineup is much deeper

The addition of outfielder Michael Saunders doesn't suddenly make the Phillies an NL contender, but coupled with the trade for Howie Kendrick, the Phils' projected

New York Post

Mets’ Jay Bruce trade market may be down to two

The narrow market for Jay Bruce is getting even thinner. With the Blue Jays and Phillies reportedly on the verge of filling outfield vacancies, the Mets may have to get creative in their efforts to trade Bruce, who became expendable when the club signed Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year contract worth $110 million in November....

SportsNet New York

Latest on Bruce/OF Market: Blue Jays and Phillies may not be an option

The Mets have been trying to trade Jay Bruce since early December, with the Jays, O's and Rangers reportedly showing the most interest.

CSN Philly

Source: Phillies have agreement with free-agent OF Michael Saunders

The Phillies are putting the finishing touches on a deal with outfielder Michael Saunders, according to a source.Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported the deal was

Newark Star-Ledger

Hot stove: Phillies reject Jay Bruce offer, pursue Michael Saunders; Yankees sign Korean; David Ortiz speaks

The latest baseball news includes Mets-Phillies trade talks, the Yankees signing a Korean slugger, David Ortiz answers to comeback rumors and Jose Bautista

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News: Mets name their price in Jay Bruce trade talks

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets are reportedly seeking prospects in return for Jay Bruce. Prospect Amed Rosario spoke highly of the time he spent with Jose Reyes. Noah Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud were involved in one of the many lopsided trades that have occurred in the past five seasons. Around the NL East Talking Chop projects what the Braves’ opening day roster could look like. The Good Phight answered some questions about a few of the Phillies’ prospects. Nationals fans discussed what bobbleheads they would like...

Toronto Sun

Ex-Blue Jay Saunders signs with Phillies: Report

While the Blue Jays and Jose Bautista were closing in on a new deal, it appears another free agent won't be lured back to Toronto this season.

Amazin Avenue

Mets trade rumors: Mets asking for two prospects for Jay Bruce

The Mets are seeking something in return for the left-handed-hitting outfielder. The Mets are asking for two prospects in a trade for Jay Bruce, according to CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury. The Phillies have had “longstanding interest” in the Mets outfielder, says Salisbury, and the team would like to add a left-handed-hitting outfielder to its roster before the season. Despite the obvious fit, the Phillies are reportedly put off by the Mets’ asking price. Bruce hit .219/.294/.391 with eight home runs and an 81 wRC+ in 50 games with the Mets last year, but it is clear the team would...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News: Mets expecting big things from d’Arnaud in 2017

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets are expecting big things from Travis d’Arnaud in 2017 after passing on signing a free agent catcher. Bartolo Colon, Noah Syndergaard, and the late Shannon Forde will all be receiving awards at this year’s New York Baseball Writers’ Association of America dinner, and you can go! Around the NL East The Phillies are adding more protective netting at Citizens Bank Park. The Nationals announced on Friday that they’re adding De Jon Watson to their staff as a special assistant. Around...

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers minor league free agents: Edward Mujica among new names on list

Mujica was an All-Star in 2013 while serving as the closer in St. Louis. Edward MujicaMLB  DETROIT -- Veteran reliever Edward Mujica, who was an All-Star in 2013 while serving as the closer in St. Louis, was among a handful of players added to the Detroit Tigers minor-league free agent list over the holidays. Mujica, 32, has pitched for six teams in parts of 10 seasons in the major leagues. He spent 2016 in the Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins organizations. Mujica received an invitation to spring training where he'll compete for a...