16 hrs ago
Putnam County Sentinel
Indians, closer John Axford agree to 1-year deal
Free agent John Axford, who had 46 saves for Milwaukee in 2011 but has struggled the past two seasons, agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Indians, pending a physical.
Baseball briefs: Royals swoop in, grab Infante, leave Yanks holding the bag
The Kansas City Royals filled the most glaring hole in their roster Monday night when they finalized a $30.25 million, four-year deal with Omar Infante to become their primary second baseman.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
MLB notebook: Changes made to posting system for Japanese players
Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish pitches against the Houston Astros during MLB play in Arlington, Tex., September 24, 2013.
Closer Axford, Indians reach terms on contract
The fired chief of staff for Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was ordered to live with his parents in Maryland while he awaits prosecution on charges of possession and attempted distribution of child pornography.
The Miami Herald
Indians agree to deal with closer Axford
Orlando and Rosalina Vallone, left, a husband and wife team, run Specialty Telehealth Services, assisting doctors around the world from offices in UM Life Science & Technology Park.
Sometimes Grilled Cheese has an experation date
Oct 6, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Jason Grilli celebrates after game three of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Indians to sign John Axford
ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting that the Indians are expected to sign free agent reliever John Axford .
Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro expects closer to be signed soon
Team President Mark Shapiro says the Indians are going to fortify their bullpen over the next couple of weeks with a closer.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
As Mets leave Winter Meetings satisfied, needs remain this offseason
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson departed the Winter Meetings with a different outlook than in any of his three previous years Thursday afternoon.
Mets Morning News: BARTOLO
The Mets made a stunning move at the winter meetings on Wednesday afternoon, signing 40-year-old starter Bartolo Colon to a two year, $20 million deal.
Deep Left Field
John Axford and the Ever Continuing Search for a Closer
Among the needs of the Cleveland Indians this winter, none stands out more than the vacant role of closer on the depth chart.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Mets Rumors: Mets meeting with the representation of John Axford and Kevin Gregg on Wednesday night
The signing of Bartolo Colon was very likely the last major move that the Mets will make this winter to improve their starting rotation, so Sandy Alderson and company are now working on the bullpen.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Brew Crew Ball
Tuesday's Frosty Mug: Winter Meetings Day 2
We are 66 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale, but one pitcher will be limited when he gets there: Yesterday the Brewers announced that Tom Gorzelanny recently had surgery to "clean up" his throwing shoulder and isn't expected to be available to pitch until mid-March.
Reviewing the Brew
Report: Brewers Interested In Carlos Marmol
According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago-Sun Times, the Milwaukee Brewers are interested in reliever Carlos Marmol .
Brewers on hunt for veteran relief pitchers
Though their focus admittedly is on filling their void at first base, the Brewers also are keeping an eye on the market for relief pitchers.
Mariners to Trade for a Closer? What about Danny Farquhar?
The Winter Meetings will be exciting. The Mariners seem to be in the market on pretty much everyone, and speculation is that they will make another splash this week in Orlando.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Corey Hart, Brewers are mutually interested in each other
Both sides agreed Monday that there is mutual interest in free-agent slugger Corey Hart signing a deal to return to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Orioles show interest in closers Axford, Balfour
Less than a week after trading Jim Johnson to the Athletics, the Orioles have interest in free agent closers John Axford and Grant Balfour , reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Minor League Ball
Discovering the Minors on the Space Coast
I grew up in the mid-1980s on the suburban streets of Long Island, New York. It was an easy time and place for a kid to fall in love with baseball.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Padres look for bullpen help at meetings
The Padres have nine outfielders on their 40-man roster with major league experience.