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Baseball news and notes, Dec. 12
The A's have completed their trade with Baltimore that brought closer Jim Johnson to Oakland by sending minor-league catcher David Freitas to the Orioles as the player to be named.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Marin Independent Journal
Baseball: Cano says Yankees didn't make effort to keep him
Robinson Cano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by mentors named Jeter, Posada and Rivera.
The 4 Most Head-Scratching Deals at the Winter Meetings
For every potentially excellent signing or trade, the winter meetings can provide moves that leave fans, media and executives around the game very confused.
Joba Chamberlain doesn't seem like good fit, but Tigers reportedly are interested
That name doesn't seem to be a good fit, but ESPN's Buster Olney is the latest to report Detroit has 'serious interest' in the hard-throwing right-hander.
Detroit Free Press
Report: Tigers have 'serious interest' in signing Joba Chamberlain
GM's luxury brand is getting a shot of free PR and youth appeal thanks to a couple of current pop... It's believed the Detroit Tigers are done upgrading position players on their roster for 2014 and that they are still interested in adding a relief pitcher or two.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Diamondbacks at the winter meetings: round-up, day two
Whatever yesterday lacked in actual trade-iness for the D-backs, was made up today.
Bless You Boys
Tigers rumors: Detroit showing interest in Joba Chamberlain
From all accounts, the Detroit Tigers signing outfielder Rajai Davis to be part of a left field platoon is the final piece in their position player puzzle.
New York Post
Cashman: Yanks listening to offers, but not shopping Gardner
However, that doesn't mean the Yankees won't swap Gardner to fill some of the several holes in the team's picture.
Diamondbacks offer $3 million to Joba Chamberlain
Making an already busy day for Arizona even busier, Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that the Diamondbacks have offered former Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain a one-year, $3 million deal.
Forecasting Where the Top 10 Remaining MLB Free Agents Will Land
Some of the big-ticket free agents have signed earlier this year than in years past, a frenzy of activity that caught many off-guard considering the winter meetings only began on Monday.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Call to the Pen
Bullpen Breakout/Washout: AL East
In the latest in a League-wide series, we will look at one reliever who outperformed expectations and one who failed to live up to them, along with some honorable mentions.
Chicago Cubs Rumors: Joba Chamberlain Is The Perfect Buy-Low Candidate
The Chicago Cubs are looking for at least one veteran relief pitcher to add to their bullpen this offseason.
Call to the Pen
MLB Free Agency: Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals Interested In Joba Chamberlain
In regard to the thin free agent market this year, many teams did not wait for the Winter Meetings to roll around before pouncing on their desired free agents.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Sweeny: Are The Yankees Better Than 2013 After Signings?
On Thursday, Brian McCann was officially introduced and actually became the first member of the Yankee organization to acknowledge Jacoby Ellsbury was a Yankee now too.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
New York Daily News
Yankees, Kuroda agree to one-year, $16 million deal: sources
Brian Cashman and Hiroki Kuroda 's agent, Steve Hilliard, spoke four times by phone on Thursday and whatever specifics the two men talked about led to a one-year deal worth $16 million for Kuroda to return to the Yankees, two sources said Friday.
Bleed Cubbie Blue
Cubs Rumors: Joba Rules Coming To Chicago?
I'm guessing if he had come up through any farm system other than the Yankees ', he wouldn't have nearly the notoriety he does now.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Phil Hughes signs three-year, $24 million contract with Minnesota, report says
A dismal season did not prevent Phil Hughes from receiving a multi-year deal as a free agent.
New York Daily News
Madden: My top 10 Baseball Turkeys
This time of year you can never get enough turkey, and once again baseball has provided us with another helping to close out Thanksgiving weekend.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Sweeny: If Joba, Hughes Leave They Will Go Down As Disappointments, Not Busts
We are certainly moving closer to Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain being ex-Yankees.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Who follows Mariano Rivera to the ninth inning for Yankees?
While Mariano Rivera was comfortably locking down games in the ninth inning for the Yankees in seasons past, fans and media members were free to wonder: "Who will be Mo's heir?" Nearly every hard-throwing prospect in the Yankees' system or fleetingly successful set-up man was entered in the discussion.