Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Marlins are adding a veteran bat to their infield, just not at the position most anticipated. A league source confirmed a Fox Sports report that Rafael Furcal has agreed to a one-year deal to be the club's starting second baseman. The contract is believed to include a $3 million to..." December 06
Source with knowledge of the Mariners planning said they are going to offer Cano 9 years/$225 million
ESPN.com "Negotiations between second baseman Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners rallied to another level Thursday when the ballplayer took a private flight from New York to Seattle to talk personally with the club in the American League, a source told ESPNdeportes.com. Could not determine the degree..." December 05
Let me be clear ,Theo never mentioned any contract figure . Another source has indicted the Cub offer is higher than 5 yrs $55. Mil.
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
Sources: #MARLINS agree with Rafael Furcal on one-year contract, pending physical. Plan is for Furcal to be everyday second baseman.
Newsday "After three years of financial austerity under the watch of general manager Sandy Alderson, the Mets moved closer Wednesday to making a major free-agent splash of their own. Negotiations with outfielder Curtis Granderson have heated up, according to sources, with the Mets expressing some..." December 05
Miami Herald "Leonys Martin Tapanes seemed like yet another Cuban baseball player with tremendous promise when he signed a $15.5 million contract with the Texas Rangers in 2011. But there apparently is a darker story behind Martin’s climb from poverty to Major League Baseball success. The U.S. attorney’s..." December 05
Choo negotiations "could move quickly," per Scott Boras. Rumor:Boston in. we shall see
Yahoo! Sports "Reliever Edward Mujica and the Boston Red Sox have agreed on a two-year, $9.5 million deal, sources told Yahoo Sports. The deal is pending a physical, which Mujica is taking Thursday. Mujica spent almost all of last season as closer for the St. Louis Cardinals before losing his job to Trevor..." December 05
BREAKING: The #Brewers have acquired left-handed pitcher Will Smith from Kansas City in exchange for outfielder Norichika Aoki.
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
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract Thursday with free agent reliever Ronald Belisario. Belisario, 30, wasn't tendered a contract Monday night by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Belisario attracted preliminary interest from the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Angels but..." December 05
Brian Wilson agrees to terms with Dodgers 1yr $10m w/ player option for $10m
Hardball Talk "Texas announced some non-roster spring training invitations and there’s a familiar name on the list: Jose Contreras. Contreras is 42 years old and pitched just five innings for the Pirates this year after coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery. He hasn’t been healthy and effective since..." December 05
#Rays deal with Oviedo is official - $1.5-million, 1-year
Not only are Rakuten Golden Eagles opposed to ever-changing US posting rules, but tonight leaning against posting Tanaka, period.
AZ Snake Pit "It certainly backs up much of what has been suspected - that the trade of Heath Bell was not the last item, and the D-backs are looking for a power outfield arm. Interestingly, they appear to be thinking for the long term as well: Cespedes has only two years of service time, so would be under team..." December 05
Sources: The deal the #Dodgers are discussing with Brian Wilson would be for one year with a player option - in effect, two years.
Sources: Orioles active in free agent talks for bats and arms; have interest in Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and Ubaldo Jimenez. @FOXSports1
Hearing teams need to be in 3-year, $30 million range to engage on Scott Feldman. Yes, the price of starting pitching is high.
MLB.com "Fans have grown accustomed to the excitement Reds closer Aroldis Chapman brings when he emerges from the bullpen to lock down a game. On Wednesday, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty indicated that Chapman would likely remain the Reds' closer in 2014. There had been speculation again over..." December 05
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Cubs bolstered the left side of their bullpen Wednesday night by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with free agent left-hander Wesley Wright. Wright, 28, was not tendered a contract Monday night by the Tampa Bay Rays. Wright posted a 3.69 ERA in 70 games with the Houston..." December 05
New York Post "The Mariners are giving this their best shot. Robinson Cano’s representatives met with Mariners officials Tuesday in Seattle, according to an industry source. “The meeting went very well,” the source told the Post Wednesday. The Yankees want Cano to return to The Bronx, but they are not..." December 04
If Nippon Pro Baseball accepts $20mil max posting fee with team with worst record gets first shot at Tanaka - Hou, Miami, CWS, Cubs.lined up
Miggy will play 1B, Castellanos 3B for #Tigers. It's now official.
kelly johnson and yankees are in agreement. deal is pending physical. believed to be about $3M.
Sources: #Orioles willing to give up 1st-round pick (No. 17 overall) for right FA. In play for Beltran, N. Cruz, etc. - if willing to spend.
The #Cubs signed left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to a one-year contract believed to be for $1.425 million.
NESN "After spending his entire Major League career with the Boston Red Sox, free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has reportedly signed a seven-year deal to join the rival New York Yankees. Ellsbury is the first high-profile Red Sox player to join the other side of baseball’s most storied rivalry..." December 04
ESPN New York "With Jacoby Ellsbury on the way in, it may seem that Robinson Cano is closer to the way out, but that is not how the Yankees see it. Sources have told ESPN New York the Yankees still plan to keep their ultimate offer to Cano in the seven-year, $175 million range. That is unchanged from before..." December 04
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Jarrod Saltalamacchia's journey through free agency has brought him home. The West Palm Beach-born Saltalamacchia according to multiple sources who has agreed in principle to a three-year, $21 million deal. It came together Tuesday, when the Twins shifted their focus away from the..." December 04
Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs’ pursuit of Japanese free agent Masahiro Tanaka could get very serious very fast, according to sources who say the business side of the operation already is boasting that the Cubs might land the top pitcher on the market. What puts Tanaka in play for the Cubs — who often are forced..." December 04
ESPN New York "Well, the speculation machine got started quickly. With Jacoby Ellsbury on board, it seemed like the Yankees could trade Brett Gardner. "Absolutely not," a source told Wallace Matthews. "The whole idea is to put the two of them at the top of the lineup. The would be an electric..." December 04
Foxsports.com "For much of the offseason, many in baseball expected the Cincinnati Reds to trade second baseman Brandon Phillips. A deal, however, appears increasingly unlikely, according to major league sources. The Reds discussed Phillips with the New York Yankees earlier in the offseason, and later..." December 04
ESPN New York "Talks between the New York Mets and Curtis Granderson's representatives intensified late Tuesday, and a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPNNewYork.com the organization is negotiating to land the free-agent outfielder on a three-year deal. A second source said late Tuesday night that..." December 04
Sox haven't "ruled out" Granderson
Source: James Loney started offseason seeking a four-year, $40M deal. Belief is he's now seeking something in the three-year, $27-30M range.
Clubs that have talked to #Pirates believe James Loney emerging as their top choice at 1B. Heard they've also asked on Adam Lind & Moreland
Tampa Bay Times "The Rays still need a first baseman, and team president Matt Silverman said this morning they are "hopeful" of re-signing free agent James Loney, who is also of considerable interest to the Pirates. "He's someone that we're interested in, and he knows that,'' Silverman said this morning on..." December 04
Denver Post "In a series of corresponding moves, the Rockies have begun shaping their everyday lineup for next season. On Tuesday, they traded center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Houston Astros to clear payroll to sign free-agent first baseman Justin Morneau. The Rockies ironed out the final details Tuesday..." December 04
WEEI Boston "According to an industry source, while the Red Sox have been engaged in talks with free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran, the team is unlikely to pursue a three-year deal for the 36-year-old. As a switch-hitting corner outfielder who hit .296/.339/.491 in 145 games for the Cardinals in 2013,..." December 04
Chicago Tribune "Paul Konerko will return for his 16th season with the Chicago White Sox, Konerko's agent, Craig Landis, confirmed to the Tribune on Wednesday morning. An official announcement from the Sox is expected to be held later Wednesday. The one-year deal is reportedly worth $2.5 million. Konerko, a..." December 04
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
New York Post "The Yankees are on the brink of signing Kelly Johnson to a one-year contract for between $2.75 million and $3 million, The Post has learned. Johnson’s primary position in the majors has been second base. So, he provides some insurance if Robinson Cano does leave. He is not considered a strong..." December 04
MLB.com "The D-backs, Rays and Reds pulled off a three-team trade on Tuesday that will send reliever Heath Bell and catcher Ryan Hanigan to the Rays. The Reds will receive left-hander David Holmberg from the D-backs, with Arizona receiving right-hander Justin Choate and a player to be named or cash..." December 04
Mariners have been among the most aggressive suitors for Matt Kemp, sources say. They are looking at free agents too. @FOXSports1