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  1. Red Sox gear up for 85 wins with Shane Victorino in right field

    Dec 4, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino

    In looking at Shane Victorino’s future last night, I concluded that he wasn’t a bad bet to last as a quality regular for a few more years, in spite of his down 2012 season. Still, I wouldn’t have recommended wagering $39 million on it. That’s the gamble the Red Sox took today in committing to…

  2. Mariners interested in Michael Bourn, meeting with Scott Boras

    Dec 4, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    When the Mariners announced after the season that they were bringing in the fences at Safeco, the obvious reaction was that they were trying to help their chances of luring a power hitter this winter, and they have been connected to Justin Upton in trade talks and Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli and Adam LaRoche in…

  3. Greetings from day two of the Winter Meetings

    Dec 4, 2012, 8:09 AM EDT

    Opry

    For the second day in a row I am the first person in the media room. Given that I was not exactly the first person to go to sleep last night, I am far less proud of myself for being an early riser today than I was yesterday. Viva la Winter Meetings. This is the…

  4. Josh Hamilton met with Mariners on Sunday

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:17 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton Getty

    Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said last month that it’s unlikely they’ll be major players for free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton, but that hasn’t stopped them from trying. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Hamilton is attending the Winter Meetings in Nashville and met with Mariners officials on Sunday. Other unidentified teams are believed to…

  5. Red Sox one of “four or five” teams interested in Josh Hamilton

    Dec 3, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT

    josh hamilton getty

    We heard earlier today that the Rangers have been the “most aggressive” on free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton, but it appears they will have competition. Rob Bradford of WEEI.com in Boston reports that the Red Sox are among “four or five” teams interested in Hamilton. But their interest comes with a pretty big caveat, as…

  6. Greetings from the 2012 Winter Meetings

    Dec 3, 2012, 6:00 AM EDT

    Winter Meetings sign

    We are coming to you live from Music City U.S.A.  From the largest non-casino hotel in the country, if you care about such things. The reason: the 2012 Winter Meetings, where everyone in baseball who matters — except the players, for the most part — are assembling to, well, meet. A lot of you know…

  7. Rangers “recently met with” free agent Zack Greinke

    Dec 2, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT

    greinke tall getty

    Here’s the report from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports: The Rangers, hoping to lure top free-agent target Zack Greinke with their winning ways and strong roster, recently met with the pitcher, sources said. The Dodgers are widely considered the favorite for Greinke because of their seemingly-endless budget and the right-hander’s desire for a record-breaking deal. But the Rangers can…

  8. 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…

  9. Next week: The Winter Meetings

    Nov 30, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Opryland Hotel

    The next time you hear from me I’ll be blogging from Nashville, where the 2012 Winter Meetings will be held in the labyrinthine Gaylord Opryland Resort. I’ve been to that place before. It’s crazy big and confusing what with all of the fern-filled atria and gawking tourists. And, at this time of year, it’s festooned with…

  10. Rangers GM says the market for Josh Hamilton is “somewhat status quo”

    Nov 27, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    General manager Jon Daniels reiterated yesterday that the Rangers are interested in re-signing Josh Hamilton under the right circumstances, but added that the former MVP’s current market is “somewhat status quo.” So far at least most reports of teams being linked to Hamilton have been followed by reports–and sometimes even direct quotes–denying that interest, and…

  11. Talking about the Blue Jays and free agents on MLB Network last night

    Nov 21, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

    John Gibbons

    I was on MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential last night. It was a pretty cool. They put me in front of a green screen with a picture of the Columbus, Ohio skyline and everything. They would not, sadly, let me display my Braves batting helmet and box of Justin Verlander Fastball Flakes, so a few demerits…

  12. Jack Zduriencik says Mariners unlikely to be major players for Josh Hamilton

    Nov 17, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton Getty

    Mariners president Chuck Armstrong told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com earlier this week that the club was weighing making a run at free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton, but general manager Jack Zduriencik downplayed the possibility yesterday. Zduriencik has spoken to Hamilton’s agent and isn’t ready to say the Mariners are out of the bidding, but he…

  13. Casey Affleck is directing a movie about Josh Hamilton

    Nov 16, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Actor Affleck arrives at 2nd Annual Reel Stories, Real Lives event benefiting the Motion Picture & Television Fund in Los Angeles, California

    Back in June we learned that Casey Affleck had committed to write and direct a movie about Josh Hamilton‘s life and now Mike Fleming of Deadline reports that Relativity Media has purchased the rights. Relativity Media is the studio behind such movies as “Limitless,” “Season of the Witch,” “Shark Night 3D,” “Immortals,” “Haywire,” “Act of…

  14. The Red Sox: not really serious about Josh Hamilton

    Nov 16, 2012, 8:30 AM EDT

    josh hamilton getty

    The chatter out there about the Red Sox being interested in Josh Hamilton makes no sense to me. After all, what explains the big trade with the Dodgers over the summer other than massive dissatisfaction with the results of signing guys to $100M+ contracts?  I’ve been chalking it up to bored media and whatever it…

  15. Miguel Cabrera cruises to American League MVP award

    Nov 15, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera AP

    The debate has raged on for months. And now we finally have a winner. Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was named the American League MVP this evening by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Despite the impassioned and often contentious arguments dating back to the summer, the balloting wasn’t all that close. Cabrera received 22…

  16. And the MVP Awards will go to …

    Nov 15, 2012, 9:27 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    Awards week concludes tonight when, at 6PM Eastern, the winners of the MVP Awards, as voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America, will be announced on MLB Network.  Let’s break it down: The Finalists American League:  Adrian Beltre, Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout National League: Ryan Braun, Chase Headley, Andrew McCutchen, Yadier Molina, Buster Posey The Favorites: Everyone agrees…

  17. Collusion IV? The union is getting annoyed at ownership

    Nov 14, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT

    Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner speaks at news conference to announce new collective bargaining agreement in New York

    Once upon a time, baseball owners illegally conspired to keep free agent salaries down. Then they did it again. And again. And they were busted for it, hard. Then, according to the union, they did it again, and again and again.  They were not busted for it in those instances — baseball owners are a…

  18. The Braves are pursuing Cody Ross

    Nov 13, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

    Cody Ross

    This seems almost inevitable, yes? Jon Paul Morosi: The Atlanta Braves, looking to add an outfield bat, have interest in signing free-agent outfielder Cody Ross, according to a major-league source. With Torii Hunter likely choosing between the Rangers and Tigers, the Braves are pursuing another of the top right-handed bats on the market. Ross posted…

  19. Three reasons the Phillies won’t sign Josh Hamilton

    Nov 13, 2012, 10:35 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    That’s awfully listy sounding, isn’t it? Don’t worry: I’m not going all Bleacher Report or Buzzfeed on you. This really does link to a story that provides three reasons why the Phillies won’t sign Josh Hamilton. It’s from Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, who knows the Phillies as well as anyone. He says Josh Hamilton is not going…

  20. Cody Ross would be a waste of money for Orioles

    Nov 12, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

    Cody Ross

    Based on the strength of a .267/.326/.481 campaign with Boston, free agent Cody Ross is seeking a three-year deal worth at least $6 million and maybe as much as $8 million per season. Word is that the Orioles are one of the teams pursuing him. They shouldn’t be. In Nolan Reimold, the Orioles have a…

  21. Phillies interested in Josh Hamilton, Cody Ross

    Nov 12, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    josh hamilton getty

    Apparently Ruben Amaro apparently woke up today and said “I think I wanna aggravate my entire fan base.” The Phillies are among the teams talking with Cody Ross. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 12, 2012 The Phillies are OK with the high annual salary that Josh Hamilton might command, but they have concerns about the…

  22. Shane Victorino “on the radar” for the Red Sox, Rangers, Indians and Reds

    Nov 10, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino Getty

    Shane Victorino is coming off his worst season in the majors, but that hasn’t stopped teams from expressing interest in the free agent outfielder. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Victorino is “on the radar” for the Red Sox, Rangers, Indians and Reds, among other teams in the market for outfield help. Victorino, who turns…

  23. Orioles optimistic about re-signing Nate McLouth

    Nov 10, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

    Nate McLouth Getty

    We heard a report earlier this week linking the Orioles to both Josh Hamilton and Cody Ross as potential options for left field next year, but the club is currently focused on keeping one of their surprising late-season contributors. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles continue to pursue free agent outfielder…

  24. Basically every single free agent has declined their teams’ qualifying offers

    Nov 9, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

    No

    There are some still trickling in — and it’s possible I may have missed one — but it appears as though every single free agent who was given a qualifying offer by their team has declined them. Josh Hamilton, Adam LaRoche, Michael Bourn, Rafael Soriano, Nick Swisher, Hiroki Kuroda, Kyle Lohse and B.J. Upton have…

  25. The Rangers max offer to Josh Hamilton will be three years

    Nov 9, 2012, 9:14 AM EDT

    josh hamilton getty

    In other words, the Rangers are really not that interested in signing Josh Hamilton. Bob Nightengale reports: The Texas Rangers don’t plan to offer prized free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton more than a three-year contract, according to a high-ranking team official, which likely will lead to the Rangers severing ties with the 2010 American League…

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