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  1. Adam LaRoche hopeful of re-signing with Nationals, but talking to “a few other teams”

    Dec 29, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Nothing much has changed in negotiations between Adam LaRoche and the Nationals. While LaRoche wants a three-year deal, the Nationals aren’t willing to budge beyond two guaranteed years. With no resolution in sight, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post checked in with LaRoche yesterday for an update. “We’re talking to a few other teams,” LaRoche…

  2. Marlins not interested in Cuban free agents Dariel Alvarez and Aledmys Diaz

    Dec 29, 2012, 11:50 AM EDT

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    The Marlins aggressively pursued Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes last offseason before he landed a four-year, $36 million deal from the Athletics, but the club has taken a decidedly different approach this winter, shedding big names while putting a focus on stockpiling prospects and fielding a team on the cheap. That’s why it comes as no…

  3. Mets looking around for bullpen help

    Dec 29, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

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    According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mets are “scouring” the market for bullpen help. He mentions Jose Valverde, Francisco Rodriguez and Matt Capps among those still available, but it’s unclear whether the Mets have any interest in those specific pitchers. Frank Francisco had surgery earlier this month to remove a bone spur from his…

  4. Nationals targeting left-handed reliever J.P. Howell

    Dec 29, 2012, 8:59 AM EDT

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    After watching Sean Burnett, Mike Gonzalez and Tom Gorzelanny all sign elsewhere this offseason, the Nationals are in the market for a left-handed reliever. The pickings are starting to thin out, but Dan Kolko of MASNSports.com reports that J.P. Howell remains the club’s top choice in free agency. Howell, who turns 30 in April, posted…

  5. Matt Garza vows to be ready for Opening Day

    Dec 28, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Matt Garza didn’t make another start after July 19 this past season due to a stress reaction in his throwing elbow, but he’s hoping for better luck in 2013. According to David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com, Garza hasn’t had any issues with his elbow since he resumed throwing earlier this month. Barring any setbacks, he fully…

  6. Brian Wilson has narrowed down his list of potential landing spots

    Dec 28, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

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    We haven’t heard much about Brian Wilson recently, but CBS Sports’ Scott Miller reports that he’s drawing “lots of interest” in free agency. While he isn’t close to signing yet, he has narrowed down his list of potential landing spots from nine or 10 teams to around five. It’s not clear if any of those…

  7. Hisanori Takahashi agrees to minor league deal with Cubs

    Dec 27, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Cubs have agreed to sign left-hander Hisanori Takahashi to a minor league contract. The deal includes an invite to spring training. Takahashi posted a lousy 5.54 ERA over 51 relief appearances this season between the Angels and Pirates. However, he compiled solid secondary numbers, including a 52/14…

  8. Diamondbacks still expected to move one of their outfielders

    Dec 27, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

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    After the Diamondbacks surprisingly slithered in to sign Cody Ross to a three-year, $26 million deal over the weekend, the general feeling was that they would trade one of their outfielders. Not much has changed on that front over the Christmas holiday. One person familiar with the Diamondbacks’ thinking told CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman that…

  9. Pirates agree to trade Joel Hanrahan to the Red Sox

    Dec 23, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

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    UPDATE, SUNDAY: The Pirates will also get right-handed reliever Mark Melancon from the Red Sox, according to Bowden. Heyman says there’s “still some discussion” about the remaining players involved so negotiations may run past Christmas. ***************** SATURDAY, 5:02 PM: Heyman reports that it’s a six-player deal, with four going to Pittsburgh and two going to Boston.…

  10. Must-click link: Dale Murphy’s AMA chat

    Dec 22, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Hall of Fame hopeful Dale Murphy took part in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) chat on Reddit yesterday. There’s some really interesting stuff in there, ranging from thoughts on his playing career to sabermetrics and the new Wild Card play-in game. It’s a must-read for anyone who followed Murphy’s career, but I was mostly struck…

  11. Diamondbacks reach three-year, $26 million deal with Cody Ross

    Dec 22, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that Ross got a three-year, $26 million contract. The deal includes a club option for 2016 which carries a $1 million buyout. Not a bad deal for someone who made $3 million in 2012. 12:01 PM: According to Mark Feinsand of the…

  12. Report: Mariners have “serious interest” in Raul Ibanez

    Dec 22, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

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    The Mariners acquired Kendrys Morales from the Angels this week in exchange for Jason Vargas, but they aren’t done trying to add bats. George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Mariners have “serious interest” in Raul Ibanez. It’s a bit of an odd fit on the surface, as the club…

  13. Joe Saunders in talks with Orioles, Mariners and Padres

    Dec 22, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that the Mets have also discussed Saunders as an option to replace R.A. Dickey. However, it’s not clear whether they have spoken with his agent or if they are willing to go to multiple years in order to sign him. 10:01 AM: We heard earlier this week…

  14. Athletics ask to remain at the Coliseum for five more years

    Dec 22, 2012, 8:59 AM EDT

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    The Athletics have been trying to move to San Jose for a long time now, but with the Giants’ territorial rights continuing to stand in the way, they are ready to make some temporary concessions. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, A’s owner Lew Wolff is seeking a new five-year lease to…

  15. Watch Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld and Billy Crystal revisit “Who’s on First?”

    Dec 21, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    I know, I know. We have seen Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” re-imagined and spoofed many times before, usually unsuccessfully, but this version is pretty cool. The classic comedy routine was revisited during Thursday’s episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” complete with cameos from Jerry Seinfeld and Billy Crystal. Check it out below.…

  16. The Astros intend to use Jose Veras as their closer

    Dec 21, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

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    There wasn’t anything interesting on the surface about the Astros signing Jose Veras to a one-year, $2 million deal earlier this week, but Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears that the club intends to use him as their closer next season. In fact, they have included incentives in his contract with that very role in…

  17. Mariners sign Jeremy Bonderman to minor league contract

    Dec 21, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT

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    According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Mariners have signed right-hander Jeremy Bonderman to a minor league contract. The deal includes an invite to spring training. Bonderman hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2010 and required Tommy John surgery this April, but he’s gearing up for a comeback at the age of 30. The 2001 first-round…

  18. Mets considering Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano as potential R.A. Dickey replacements

    Dec 20, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

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    The Mets jumped at the chance to trade R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays earlier this week in exchange for catchers Travis d’Arnaud and John Buck, prospect right-hander Noah Syndergaard and prospect outfielder Wuilmer Becerra. While it’s a tall order, they now need to find a way to replace the 2012 NL Cy Young Award…

  19. Orioles and Mariners have discussed trade for Tigers’ Rick Porcello

    Dec 20, 2012, 8:06 PM EDT

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    The Tigers lost one potential suitor for Rick Porcello after the Angels acquired left-hander Jason Vargas from the Mariners yesterday, but the young right-hander is still drawing plenty of interest around the majors. FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Mariners and Orioles are among the teams who have talked to the Tigers about…

  20. Report: Mets “very interested” in Grady Sizemore

    Dec 20, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

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    With Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mike Baxter and the newly-acquired Collin Cowgill as the top internal options on their 40-man roster, the Mets don’t have a legitimate everyday outfielder at this point. Now they are looking at someone who hasn’t played in the majors since September 22, 2011. SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt hears that the Mets…

  21. Giants and Santiago Casilla agree to three-year extension

    Dec 17, 2012, 11:11 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle hears that the deal is worth around $15 million. Nothing to get too worked up about, but long-term deals for relievers can be risky business. 11:08 PM: Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that the Giants and Sanitago Casilla have agreed to a three-year extension, pending a physical.…

  22. Picture of the Day: Josh Hamilton in his new digs

    Dec 15, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Josh Hamilton was officially introduced as the newest member of the Angels this afternoon at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney in Anaheim. Courtesy of the Associated Press, below is our first look at Hamilton in his new digs. Yes, that is Mike Scioscia creepin’ in the background, likely daydreaming about filling out his lineup card…

  23. Phillies ‘intensifying pursuit” of free agent outfielder Cody Ross

    Dec 15, 2012, 3:36 PM EDT

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    The Phillies have reportedly agreed to terms with Mike Adams and John Lannan over the past 24 hours, but general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. isn’t done with his offseason shopping list. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies are “intensifying” their pursuit of free agent outfielder Cody Ross. They have some competition, though, as…

  24. Report: Kendrys Morales drawing trade interest from multiple AL teams

    Dec 15, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT

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    I mentioned a little earlier how the Angels have a bit of a logjam of hitters after signing outfielder Josh Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million contract this week. Per Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and Sirius XM radio, plenty of teams are already trying to take advantage of the team’s surplus. After missing the entire…

  25. Angels finalize five-year, $125 million contract with Josh Hamilton

    Dec 15, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Josh Hamilton has passed his physical with the Angels, making his new five-year, $125 million contract is official. He’s scheduled to be introduced at a news conference in Anaheim at 2:30 p.m. ET this afternoon. Per Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Hamilton’s contract includes a no-trade clause and is slightly…

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