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  1. Cubs introduce Kyuji Fujikawa, say Carlos Marmol is still the closer

    Dec 7, 2012, 1:13 PM EST

    fujikawa cubs presser

    After signing Kyuji Fujikawa to a two-year, $9.5 million deal the Cubs introduced the Japanese reliever in a press conference at Wrigley Field today, during which general manager Jed Hoyer said that Carlos Marmol remains the team’s closer. That puts Fujikawa in a setup role after he saved 202 games in six seasons as a…

  2. Priced out on Zack Greinke, Angels GM calls moving on a “practical decision”

    Dec 7, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Zack Greinke

    Early in the offseason the Angels were shopping Ervin Santana (who they eventually traded) and Dan Haren (whose option they eventually declined) because they wanted to clear payroll space to re-sign Zack Greinke, making that the focus of their winter. Unfortunately for the Angels once Greinke actually hit the open market and the offers started…

  3. The Mets are overplaying their hand with R.A. Dickey

    Dec 6, 2012, 1:59 AM EST

    R.A. Dickey

    R.A. Dickey was the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner. And yet he’s reportedly willing to accept Ryan Dempster money in a contract extension with the Mets: $13 million per season for two years. The Mets, however, are not willing to give him Ryan Dempster money, according to the New York Daily News. That’s…

  4. Report: Angels sign Joe Blanton for two years, $15 million

    Dec 5, 2012, 7:37 PM EST

    Joe Blanton

    The Angels are staying busy Wednesday, picking up Joe Blanton on a two-year, $15 million contract to add to their rotation. The deal includes an option for 2015, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Blanton went 10-13 with a 4.71 ERA for the Phillies and Dodgers last season, though he did post a fine 166/34…

  5. Greetings from Day Three of the Winter Meetings

    Dec 5, 2012, 7:30 AM EST

    Farm Burger Pharmacy

    Another day dawns in Nashville, and with it comes another day of anticipation of one of the two biggies on the free agent market — Josh Hamilton or Zack Greinke — to sign someplace.  As of now the highest-ranked name from our Free Agent Tracker that has signed during the Winter Meetings is Dan Haren at…

  6. Red Sox looking at Ryan Dempster, Kyle Lohse

    Dec 4, 2012, 1:41 PM EST

    Ryan Dempster

    The Red Sox are sitting out the Zack Greinke chase and they don’t seem very interested in spending what it would take to land Anibal Sanchez, but they are kicking the tires on Ryan Dempster and Kyle Lohse, according to reports. WEEI’s Alex Speier writes about the interest in Dempster, who is seeking a three-year…

  7. The National League is poised to have some excellent rotations

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:32 PM EST

    Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez

    Even with Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez still up for grabs, the National League already seems set to sport some excellent rotations in 2013. How about this for the top four: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Dan Haren, Ross Detwiler Giants: Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum, Ryan Vogelsong, Barry Zito Phillies: Roy…

  8. Shaikin: Dodgers, Rangers look like the “best bets” for Zack Greinke

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:22 PM EST

    zack greinke getty

    Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times has his ear to the ground regarding Zack Greinke, and he says the Dodgers and Rangers look like the “best bets” for Zack Greinke, with the Angels as a “dark horse.” Hope for the Angels’ sake that they’re not that dark. Having lost Dan Haren and even Ervin…

  9. Nationals sign Dan Haren to one-year, $13 million contract

    Dec 4, 2012, 11:13 AM EST

    Dan Haren

    Dan Haren has agreed to a one-year, $13 million contract with the Nationals, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Last month the Angels nearly traded Haren to the Cubs for Carlos Marmol and then, when that fell through, declined his $15.5 million option and paid him a $3.5 million buyout. In other words, Haren will…

  10. The Angels are in the mix for Edwin Jackson

    Dec 4, 2012, 1:01 AM EST

    Edwin Jackson

    The Angels are still holding out hope to retain free agent right-hander Zack Greinke, but they are also considering some backup plans in case things don’t work out. With that in mind, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that they are one of many teams in the mix for free agent right-hander Edwin Jackson. Jackson, 29,…

  11. Cubs tell Carlos Marmol that he’s on the block

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:54 PM EST

    Carlos Marmol

    Carlos Marmol appeared pretty excited last month upon learning he was being traded to the Angels for Dan Haren, only to see the deal fall through because of medical concerns about Haren’s hip. Still a Cub, Marmol has been told he is a trade candidate, but that the team won’t “give him away,” reports Gordon Wittenmyer…

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

    Dec 1, 2012, 4:59 PM EST

    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…

  13. Angels get Tommy Hanson from Braves for Jordan Walden

    Nov 30, 2012, 1:04 PM EST

    tommy hanson getty

    Tommy Hanson once looked likely to be atop Atlanta’s rotation for a long time, but after the right-hander struggled for the past season-and-a-half the Braves have traded him to the Angels. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the Braves will get 25-year-old reliever Jordan Walden in return, which makes it a swap of two young…

  14. Padres interested in Dan Haren and Shaun Marcum

    Nov 24, 2012, 8:58 AM EST

    Dan Haren Getty

    Padres general manager Josh Byrnes admitted earlier this month that Dan Haren was among the “eight to 10” starting pitchers the club was very interested in. Bill Center of the San Diego-Union Tribune said in his weekly webchat yesterday that the Padres haven’t wavered on that, though they will likely have to wait to see…

  15. Rays should trade James Shields to fill holes

    Nov 11, 2012, 6:30 PM EST

    James Shields

    That the Rays will trade a starter this winter seems like a given. With David Price, James Shields, Jeremy Hellickson, Matt Moore, Alex Cobb, Jeff Niemann and Chris Archer all under contract, the Rays possess both quality and quantity in the rotation. What they don’t have are bats and a lot of money, so with…

  16. The Dan Haren-Carlos Marmol trade fell through because of Haren’s health

    Nov 8, 2012, 7:14 AM EST

    Dan Haren AP

    The Cubs and Angels had a Dan Haren-for-Carlos Marmol trade all but done. It feel through, however, with many speculating that it was due to issues surrounding Marmol’s no-trade clause or cold feet by one side or something. Many others, however, believe that it fell through because of Haren’s health. David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com has a…

  17. Cubs interested in Brandon McCarthy and Shaun Marcum

    Nov 7, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Brandon McCarthy Getty

    According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times the Cubs “already have expressed interest in” Brandon McCarthy and “another buy-low candidate the Cubs are eyeing” is Shaun Marcum. General manager Jed Hoyer indicated that the Cubs will probably try to sign some veterans to reasonably priced one- or two-year deals, like they did last…

  18. Nationals likely to cut ties with left-hander John Lannan

    Nov 4, 2012, 2:53 PM EST

    john lannan getty

    The Nationals did not make free agent right-hander Edwin Jackson a qualifying offer by Friday night’s deadline and would seem to have an opening in their 2013 starting rotation for a guy like John Lannan. But Lannan probably won’t be given that shot. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, “people familiar with the…

  19. Padres could be a fit for Dan Haren this winter

    Nov 4, 2012, 1:48 PM EST

    dan haren getty

    Free agent right-hander Dan Haren had a frustrating 2012, posting a pedestrian 4.33 ERA across 176 2/3 innings while fighting a lingering lower back issue. Haren should still find plenty of interest on the open market this offseason, but if he would rather do a one-year “prove-it” style of deal to reestablish his value, there’s…

  20. Dan Haren said yesterday was “one of the most anxious days” of his life

    Nov 3, 2012, 11:55 AM EST

    Dan Haren Getty

    If you thought the drama involving Dan Haren yesterday was crazy from an outsider’s perspective, just imagine being the guy in the middle of it all. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com caught up with Haren late last night after the proposed deal with the Cubs fell through and the Angels bought out his $15.5 million option…

  21. Dan Haren hits free agency after Angels decline option

    Nov 3, 2012, 12:22 AM EST

    Dan Haren Getty

    It appeared Dan Haren was Chicago-bound just a few hours ago, but he’s now a free agent. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the Angels have declined the $15.5 million club option on Haren’s contract for 2013. He will receive a $3.5 million buyout and test the open market. Yes, somehow the Angels were able…

  22. UPDATE: The Dan Haren-for-Carlos Marmol swap is not happening

    Nov 2, 2012, 10:22 PM EST

    Dan Haren AP

    UPDATE: Oh boy. Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com was told by a source that the deal is off. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears that Carlos Marmol would have signed off on the trade, but the Cubs pulled the deal off the table for some reason. It could be because of the money involved or the medicals…

  23. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EST

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  24. Dan Haren expects the Angels to trade him

    Nov 1, 2012, 2:51 PM EST

    Dan Haren

    Yesterday the Angels traded Ervin Santana to the Royals, getting out from under his $13 million option for 2013, and there’s been tons of speculation that they’re looking to do the same thing with Dan Haren and his $15.5 million option or $3.5 million buyout. One way or another the Angels must exercise or decline…

  25. The Angels top priority: signing Zack Greinke

    Nov 1, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    Zack Greinke

    In some of the Dan Haren/Ervin Santana threads some Angels fans have said that they hope that L.A. doesn’t re-sign Zack Greinke.  Guess what: the Angels aren’t listening to you, as Danny Knobler reports: The Angels’ top offseason priority is finding a way to re-sign Greinke (“huge priority,” one Angels person said). Greinke was 6-2…

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