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  1. Expanded replay unlikely to be ready for Opening Day

    Dec 3, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    Amidst all the exciting free agent and trade talk from the Winter Meetings is this dispiriting report by ESPN’s Jayson Stark. While commissioner Bud Selig said in October that he wanted to have expanded replay in place for the 2013 season, it seems increasingly likely that it won’t happen. Two sources familiar with the replay…

  2. Ricky Nolasco wants to be traded

    Dec 3, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

    ricky nolasco getty

    After watching the Marlins dismantle their roster over the past few months, Ricky Nolasco‘s agent, Matt Sosnick told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick today that his client wants to be traded: “Ricky and I have spoken a lot since the end of the season,” Sosnick said. “Just watching the way the offseason has transpired for the Marlins…

  3. The Marlins are shopping Yunel Escobar

    Dec 3, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

    Yunel Escobar

    UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Rays are pursuing Escobar and that the A’s could also be in play. 7:20 PM: The Marlins acquired Yunel Escobar last month as part of the 12-player blockbuster with the Blue Jays, but he was never expected to be long for Miami, as he’s owed $5 million…

  4. Lenny Dykstra sentenced to six and a half months in prison for bankruptcy fraud

    Dec 3, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an arraignment in San Fernando, California

    From the Associated Press, here’s the latest on the legal trainwreck that is Lenny Dykstra’s life these days. Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been sentenced in Los Angeles to six and a half months in prison for hiding and selling sports memorabilia and other items that were supposed to be part of his bankruptcy…

  5. Dodgers GM Ned Colletti casts doubt on working out deal with Ryu Hyun-Jin

    Dec 3, 2012, 6:37 PM EDT

    Ryu Hyun-Jin

    UPDATE: According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, Scott Boras said that he has yet to receive an offer from the Dodgers. 6:37 PM: The Dodgers secured exclusive negotiating rights for South Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-Jin with a $25.7 million bid last month, but we haven’t heard much in the way of progress over the…

  6. The Phillies have “some interest” in Michael Young

    Dec 3, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    Michael Young

    As of now, the Phillies’ top internal options for third base include Kevin Frandsen and Freddy Galvis, so general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. is considering alternatives in the free agent and trade markets. According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Phillies have “some interest” in a trade in a possible trade with the Rangers for…

  7. Red Sox tell Franklin Morales to prepare as a starting pitcher

    Dec 1, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Franklin Morales Getty

    Franklin Morales was used primarily out of the bullpen this past season, but new Red Sox manager John Farrell told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe today that the current plan is for him to come into spring training as starting pitcher. Morales had a 3.77 ERA and 76/30 K/BB ratio in 76 1/3 innings…

  8. Cubs ink Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa to two-year, $9.5 million deal

    Dec 1, 2012, 4:59 PM EDT

    Kyuji Fujikawa

    UPDATE: Rosenthal reports that Fujikawa is guaranteed $9.5 million as part of his deal with the Cubs. That’s a pretty nice chunk of change for a rebuilding team to give to a closer, especially one who has never pitched in the United States, but the Cubs are obviously confident he can make an impact in…

  9. The Cubs plan to shop Alfonso Soriano at the Winter Meetings

    Dec 1, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT

    Alfonso Soriano

    The Cubs explored potential ways to unload Alfonso Soriano prior to the July 31 trade deadline this year, but a deal failed to materialize. They plan to try again over the next few days. According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, the Cubs plan to meet with teams regarding Soriano during the Winter Meetings in…

  10. Pirates could explore long-term deal for Neil Walker

    Dec 1, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

    Neil Walker AP

    The Pirates’ efforts to sign Neil Walker to a long-term contract last summer went nowhere, but Tom Singer of MLB.com reports that they could give it another shot this offseason. The timing is right for negotiations, as Walker is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter as a Super Two player. The 27-year-old batted .280/.342/.426…

  11. Brewers acquire Burke Badenhop from Rays for Raul Mondesi, Jr.

    Dec 1, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Toronto Blue Jays

    The Brewers announced this afternoon that they have acquired right-hander Burke Badenhop from the Rays in exchange for minor league outfielder Raul Mondesi, Jr. Badenhop, who turns 30 in February, posted a solid 3.03 ERA and 42/12 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings out the Rays’ bullpen this past season. With a career ground ball…

  12. The Mets have increased their offer to R.A. Dickey

    Dec 1, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Reuters

    After agreeing to an eight-year, $138 million extension with third baseman David Wright earlier this week, the Mets have turned their attention to 2012 Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. Talks have progressed slowly until now, but ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Mets have increased their offer. No word on the specifics of the…

  13. Brian Wilson isn’t happy with the Giants

    Dec 1, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Giants Wilson Baseball

    Brian Wilson was the most noteworthy name among those who were non-tendered last night. There’s still a chance he could return to the Giants at a discounted rate, but Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle hears that his tenure in San Francisco is almost certainly over. The Giants technically can negotiate a lower-priced, incentive-rich…

  14. Davey Johnson really wants the Nationals to re-sign Adam LaRoche

    Dec 1, 2012, 11:26 AM EDT

    Adam LaRoche Getty

    The Nationals have the option of moving Michael Morse over to first base following the acquisition of Denard Span this week, but manager Davey Johnson really wants the club to re-sign Adam LaRoche. Per Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Johnson hosted a charity event last night to benefit Lighthouse Central Florida, a non-profit organization…

  15. Must-click link: Anatomy of a blockbuster

    Dec 1, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson

    Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun has penned an excellent piece detailing how the recent 12-player blockbuster trade between the Blue Jays and Marlins went down. It’s rare that we get a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the inner workings of a trade, but Elliott has it from both sides and presents it in an entertaining and…

  16. The Diamondbacks are interested in Aubrey Huff

    Dec 1, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

    Aubrey Huff

    Jack Magruder of FOXSports.com hears that the Diamondbacks have “made contact” with free agent Aubrey Huff. He’s apparently a target as the club looks for a backup corner infielder. Huff, who turns 36 next month, batted just .192/.326/.282 with one home run and a .608 OPS in 95 plate appearances with the Giants this past…

  17. The Pirates are shopping Joel Hanrahan

    Dec 1, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Joel Hanrahan has been a quality closer for the Pirates for the past two seasons, but he’s about to get another raise in arbitration and can become a free agent next offseason. With that in mind, ESPN’s Buster Olney hears that the Pirates are currently trying to gauge his trade value. Hanrahan is coming off…

  18. Charlie Morton, Pirates avoid arbitration with one-year contract

    Nov 30, 2012, 11:52 PM EDT

    Charlie Morton Getty

    The Pirates announced this evening that they have avoided arbitration with right-hander Charlie Morton by agreeing to a new contract. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Morton will get a $2 million base salary, which is a slight cut in pay from the $2.445 million he made in 2012. The 29-year-old right-hander had…

  19. The Phillies have joined the hunt for outfielder Angel Pagan

    Nov 30, 2012, 11:16 PM EDT

    Angel Pagan AP

    With B.J. Upton off the market, things are starting to heat up with free agent outfielder Angel Pagan. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com has the scoop: The Philadelphia Phillies, after losing the B.J. Upton sweepstakes to the Atlanta Braves, are pushing for another free-agent center fielder, according to major-league sources. Angel Pagan. Two teams have made…

  20. Kyuji Fujikawa close to making decision, Angels considered front-runners

    Nov 30, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT

    Kyuji Fujikawa

    Japanese right-hander Kyuji Fujikawa has visited with multiple MLB teams over the past couple of weeks. It shouldn’t be long before we know where he’ll pitch stateside. According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, Fujikawa is nearing a decision on where to sign and adds that the Angels are seen as the front-runners. The 32-year-old…

  21. Diamondbacks interested in free agent right-hander Brandon McCarthy

    Nov 30, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy Getty

    Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic passes along word that the Diamondbacks have expressed interest in free agent right-hander Brandon McCarthy. The D’Backs actually pursued McCarthy two years ago before he latched on with the A’s, though he’s obviously a different pitcher now than he was back then. McCarthy posted a 3.24 ERA and 73/24…

  22. Athletics acquire reliever Chris Resop from Pirates

    Nov 30, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pirates announced earlier this evening that they traded reliever Chris Resop to the Athletics in exchange for right-hander Zach Thornton. Resop earned $850,000 this past season while posting a 3.91 ERA and 46/24 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 innings. While the 30-year-old right-hander did a better job limiting walks and inducing ground balls, he…

  23. Orioles avoid arbitration with Alexi Casilla, Steve Pearce and Taylor Teagarden

    Nov 30, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Casilla got a one-year, $1.7 million deal with a $3 million club option for 2014. The O’s could buy out the option for $200,000. 7:52 PM: Eddie A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have avoided arbitration with infielder Alexi Casilla, utility man…

  24. Could the Cubs get involved for Michael Bourn?

    Nov 30, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    bourn getty

    The rebuilding Cubs don’t look like prime candidates to pursue one of the top free agents on the market, but Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com was told by a major league source that the club has been in touch with Michael Bourn‘s agent, Scott Boras. Of course, Boras represents many players, so it’s possible other names…

  25. Daric Barton, Athletics avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Nov 30, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics

    Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics and first baseman Daric Barton have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.1 million contract. He could earn an additional $250,000 with incentives. Barton, 27, earned the same $1.1 million this past season while batting just .204/.338/.292 with one home run and a…

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