The Kansas City Star
Royals turn attention elsewhere after losing out on Beltran
The teen who admitted having nonconsensual sex with Daisy Coleman's 13-year-old friend from Albany, Mo., was taken into the state juvenile justice system.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Baseball's busy offseason could get even busier at the Winter Meetings
It's easy to wonder whether the Winter Meetings, which run through Thursday here at Disney's Swan and Dolphin resort, could feel like the days after Christmas for much of the baseball industry.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Why David Price Will Be the Biggest Prize of the 2013 Winter Meetings
In the aftermath of one of the craziest weeks in recent offseason history, it's natural to wonder if the winter meetings will disappoint baseball fans.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Dark-Horse MLB Teams That Could Make a Huge Splash at Winter Meetings
At the ridiculously fast rate at which MLB general managers are pulling off trades and signing free agents, there won't be any deals left to be made by the time the MLB Winter Meetings roll around next week.
Joe Smith, Jason Vargas, and lessons from the past
Alleged deity Joe Smith and lefty workhorse Jason Vargas have both received sizable multi-year contracts this winter.
South Side Sox
Movement Monday: Notable MLB transactions before the non-tender deadline
Dave Dombrowski continued his eventful, curious offseason by trading Doug Fister to Washington for promising lefty starter Robbie Ray, left-handed reliever Ian Krol , and utiltyman Steven Lombardozzi.
The Miami Herald
Carlos Beltran appears to top Royals' revised off-season wish list
Whenever and wherever the hard bargaining starts for free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran, the Kansas City Royals want at a seat at the table.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Kings of Kauffman
Jason Vargas or Phil Hughes?
Sep 25, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
MLB Free Agents in the Best, Worst Bargaining Positions at 1-Month Mark
During MLB free agency, teams covet youth, consistency, unique skill sets and any productive players who can be obtained without sacrificing future draft picks.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
The Wichita Eagle
Carlos Beltran appears to top Royalsa revised off-season wish list
Whenever and wherever the hard bargaining starts for free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran, the Royals want at a seat at the table.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Kendrick's been steady enough to warrant another season with Phils
Monday is the major league deadline for teams to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
MLB Free Agents 2014: Latest Rumors on the Market's Top Hitters
Expect the MLB offseason market action to pick up following Thanksgiving weekend and heading into the winter meetings from Dec. 9-12 .
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Minor League Ball
Prospect Retrospective: Jason Vargas. Can he become Jamie Moyer? Or is he Mark Redman?
The Royals made a major announcement this week, signing free agent lefty Jason Vargas to a four-year contract.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Royals reach $32 million, 4-year deal with Vargas
The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas on Thursday, trying to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana's free agency.
Royals threat to snag desired free agent Beltran
The Rangers , Mariners and especially his old Royals could become real threats to keep star free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran from returning east to the Yankees or Red Sox , according to people familiar with his talks.
Mariners offseason: Sign Bartolo Colon to a two-year deal
This offseason's market is starting to take shape. Josh Johnson settled for a single year with San Diego.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Royals sign Jason Vargas to four-year, $32 million contract
Ervin Santana is almost certain to leave Kansas City as a free agent and the Royals announced that they've replaced him in the rotation with Jason Vargas , signing the left-hander to a four-year contract.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Los Angeles Angels free agent profile: Jason Vargas
Needing to shore up their weak pitching staff last offseason after trading away Ervin Santana and letting Dan Haren walk and sign with the Washington Nationals, the Los Angeles Angels traded once first baseman of the future, Kendrys Morales, to the Seattle Mariners for left-hander Jason Vargas.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Tuesday Halolinks: J.B. Shuck not A.L. Rookie of the Year
The Rookie of the Year voting results are in, J.B. Shuck was not the choice in the A.L. Yeah, one of the questions Alden Gonzalez answers is about trading Mark Trumbo , but the interesting one has a very insightful tidbit about Arte Moreno and his club owner cohorts: Inbox: Would trading Mark Trumbo help the Los Angeles Angels? - angels.com .