Hardball Talk "After playing 16 seasons for nine different teams Jerry Hairston Jr. has decided to call it a career. Well, at least a playing career. Hairston is retiring as a player and immediately becoming a member of the media, joining the Dodgers’ new television channel as a pre- and post-game host for..." December 11
Hardball Talk "Joe Torre and Sandy Alderson just announced that the MLB Rules Committee has voted to outlaw collisions at home plate. The decision is now subject to approval by the players. If the players do not approve the rule change it will not go into effect in 2014, but MLB would be able to unilaterally..." December 11
CBSSports.com "Dodgers All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp was one of the biggest names possibly on the trading block when the Winter Meetings began here earlier this week. After some questions about his health, the Dodgers sound poised to keep him. Kemp's agent, former A's ace Dave Stewart, told Jayson Stark..." December 11
Hardball Talk "At a time when concussions have become the most significant injury on the minds of athletes, coaches, teams and — increasingly — the legal system, baseball will move today to consider abolishing home plate collisions. As Derrick Goold reported this morning, this past weekend, team trainers and..." December 11
Pinstripe Alley "According to Erik Boland and Steven Marcus of Newsday, the Yankees are "very much interested" in Michael Young to help out the team's current question marks at second and third base. Young, who turned 37 in October, managed to hit .279/.335/.395 with a 102 wRC+ in 565 combined plate appearances..." December 10
CBSSports.com "Rays ace David Price may be on the move this offseason, as everyone who has been paying attention already knows. Obviously many teams have been mentioned as interested, as we're talking about a Cy Young winner still in his prime with two years left of club control. Three have emerged as the most..." December 10
Ned Colletti told us Matt Kemp leg is still in a boot and they are not expecting him to be 100% by Spring Training SXM
Agreement in place between NPB-MLB on new posting system. Last hurdle is MLB exec council must approve, which is expected this week
MLB.com "If the Dodgers add a long reliever, as general manager Ned Colletti recently said is a possibility, the primary candidate is familiar face Jamey Wright, who served in the role nicely in 2012. Wright, 39 this month, went 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 66 appearances for the Dodgers in 2012. But they didn’t..." December 09
Los Angeles Times "On the heels of signing Robinson Cano, could the Seattle Mariners follow by signing Masahiro Tanaka? The Dodgers and New York Yankees are widely considered the likely favorites to land Tanaka, there are indications neither team might engage in an all-out bidding war to get him. The Dodgers..." December 09
Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers have made the Tampa Bay Rays aware of their interest in David Price, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Although the Dodgers don’t plan to aggressively pursue Price, they told the Rays to keep them in mind if Tampa Bay intends..." December 09
MLB.com "Former managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Expansion Era committee. La Russa, Torre and Cox rank third, fourth and fifth in managerial victories in Major League history, each winning more than 2,000..." December 09
CBSSports.com "There is "lots of interest" in 23-year-old Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. He is eligible to sign on Feb. 19 after being suspended a year for falsifying his age. The Yankees, Blue Jays, Giants, Dodgers, Cardinals and Braves were among the teams with a "large..." December 09
MLB.com "The Nationals' top priority during the Winter Meetings is to improve their bullpen from the left side. They continue to have interest in several lefties -- Oliver Perez, J.P. Howell, Boone Logan and Scott Downs, according to a baseball source. All four lefties were successful in getting lefty..." December 09
Ned Colletti said he has made a few different offers to Juan Uribe, hasn't had much dialogue lately because they're waiting for his answer
ESPN Boston "Dave Stewart, who was best known in Boston as being Roger Clemens' daddy when he pitched (9-1 lifetime against the Rocket, including two wins for Oakland in the 1990 American League Championship Series), says in his 10 years as a player agent, he has never gone to baseball's winter meetings...." December 07
Yahoo! Sports "The David Price sweepstakes is expected to heat up later this week, multiple executives with interest in the left-handed ace told Yahoo Sports, as the Tampa Bay Rays begin to survey the market for the former Cy Young winner and consider whether to trade him. The Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles..." December 05
Matt Kemp is in play for the Red Sox and the Dodgers would eat some money in the right deal. Just a question of whether the Red Sox want to
Brian Wilson agrees to terms with Dodgers 1yr $10m w/ player option for $10m
Sources: The deal the #Dodgers are discussing with Brian Wilson would be for one year with a player option - in effect, two years.
#Rays are an unlikely fit for Ellis, at least at moment. Difficult to see how he could end up in Tampa Bay.
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
Mariners have been among the most aggressive suitors for Matt Kemp, sources say. They are looking at free agents too. @FOXSports1
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
Today, the #Dodgers non-tendered RHP Ronald Belisario, making him a free agent.
Mariners are still looking for outfield bats via trade, sources say. Matt Kemp and Dexter Fowler are on their wish list. @FOXSports1
Sources: Dodgers have remained in contact with multiple teams on possibility of Matt Kemp trade. SEA, BOS, TEX among those with interest.
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
CBSSports.com "As has been previously noted in this space, the Orioles are willing to listen to trade offers for All-Star closer Jim Johnson. Reports Monday are a lot stronger, though, as CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports the Orioles are trying to trade him. A Fox Sports report said the Orioles are "trying..." December 02
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
Fansided "It was obvious that Mark Ellis’s time with the Los Angeles Dodgers was up when they signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero. The Dodgers declined the 36 year old veterans $5.75 million dollar option but expressed interest in him returning to the team. His return to the Dodgers may be..." November 30
MLB.com "Pitcher Ted Lilly confirmed earlier reports that he has retired as a player because of chronic neck pain. Clarifying conflicting published comments in recent days, Lilly on Thursday wrote in a text message that he can no longer physically perform. "I am retiring," Lilly wrote. "I don't want..." November 30
MLB.com "Infielder Hanley Ramirez said he's working on a contract extension with the Dodgers. Ramirez wouldn't discuss years and salary, but while commemorating Team Dominican Republic's championship in the World Baseball Classic at an event Thursday in Santo Domingo, he told ESPN Deportes that a deal..." November 30
#Dodgers sign Scott Elbert and Drew Butera.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The rebuilding of the Twins’ starting rotation apparently has begun, with Ricky Nolasco as the beneficiary. The veteran righthander, who has won 89 games in eight major-league seasons, agreed to a free-agent contract with the Twins on Wednesday, several media outlets reported, though the Twins..." November 28
Sure, Michael Young is interesting(.279/.335/.395) to teams he's reached out to like O's, Rd Sox...
Source: #Twins agree to terms with Ricky Nolasco.
MLB Trade Rumors "Left-hander Ted Lilly's comeback attempt has stalled due to persistent shoulder and back pain, and the 15-year veteran is set to announce his retirement from professional baseball, he told Andreina Salas Guzman Venezuelan news outlet El Universal (Spanish link). "My body in general is telling..." November 27
Deadspin.com "Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of..." November 27
CBSSports.com "The Twins are said by people familiar with their situation to have inquired about just about every available starting pitcher. Although Bronson Arroyo, Ricky Nolasco and ex-Twin Matt Garza have been linked to the Twins most often, they've also inquired about other top starters like Ervin Santana..." November 26
MLB.com "The induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., next July 28 could have a real Atlanta Braves flavor to it. Former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, head a ballot stacked with superstar newcomers that will be studied by..." November 26
Detroit News "The Tigers are moving toward a possible deal with free-agent bullpen closer Brian Wilson, The Detroit News has learned. A source told The Detroit News that negotiations with the ex-Dodgers and Giants reliever were serious. The source requested anonymity because a deal had not been..." November 26
#Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said he is open to adding another starting pitcher.
Fansided "The New York Yankees appear to have more moves in mind following their signing of catcher Brian McCann to a five-year contract. Now they appear to be one of the teams inquiring about Los Angeles Dodgers‘ outfielder Matt Kemp, according to the Boston Globe. The Yankees are one of several teams..." November 25
Sources: Haren to #Dodgers, one year, $10M plus 2015 option that vests at 180 innings. Pending physical.