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Newark Star-Ledger

MLB trade rumors: Mets' Jay Bruce to Giants or Rangers?

With spring training one month away, the Mets are still stuck with Jay Bruce. Who's interested in the slugger?

San Francisco Chronicle

Former Giants closer Casilla nearing deal with A’s

Reliever Santiago Casilla helped the Giants go far during his seven seasons in San Francisco, three of which ended in World Series championships. Casilla’s addition also would give the A’s the flexibility to deal another experienced eliever such as Madson, Sean Doolittle or John Axford, between now and the July 31 trade deadline.

CSN Bay Area

Report: Giants, Gillaspie avoid arbitration

SAN FRANCISCO -- A year ago at this time, Conor Gillaspie was a 28-year-old free agent. On Wednesday he locked in a solid deal that secures his roster spot for the 2017 season.

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News: Reyes to represent Dominican Republic

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Jose Reyes will represent the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic for the fourth time. The team won the last WBC in 2013. On Saturday, Wilmer Flores will receive the Thurman Munson Award, which honors success and inspiration on and off the field. Also receiving the honor: the Yankees’ Gary Sanchez and the New York Giants’ Victor Cruz. Ken Rosenthal predicts that if the Mets are to trade Jay Bruce, they’ll have to eat part of his $13 million contract in the deal. Around the NL...

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Orioles bullpen a candidate for regression after strong 2016 campaign

This month in baseball free agency saw, among other things, the relief pitcher market shake out with both the top-end and middle tier of relievers signing. The Giants walked away with closer Mark Melancon, the Yankees brought back Aroldis Chapman, and Kenley Jansen returned to the Dodgers. Before...

Red Reporter

Did the Reds actually trade Christy Mathewson?

Find any list of the worst trades in baseball history and the December 15th, 1900 trade of Amos Rusie from the New York Giants to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Christy Mathewson will be on it. Here’s an example, and another, and another, and another. You get the idea. The story in these lists are all essentially the same: The Reds traded a young Christy Mathewson to the New York Giants for a washed-up Amos Rusie. Christy Mathewson went on to become a Hall of Fame pitcher that won 373 games, and Rusie only pitched in three miserable games for the Reds. It’s a story I’ve...