Saturday Dec 7
Inside Bay Area
MLB deals setback to San Jose bid to lure Oakland A's
Major League Baseball apparently rejected the Oakland A's bid to move to San Jose in a June letter from commissioner Bud Selig to the team, according to a court filing Friday night that marks the first public disclosure that league owners have at least temporarily torpedoed the relocation plan.
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Wednesday Morning Links
Like a smallpox blanket, Craig Gentry goes to A's as asymptomatic carrier of last fall's Ranger suck virus Anthony Andro takes a look at the Choice / Gentry trade and Choice's hometown connection.
Rangers options at catcher
The free-agent market on catchers is getting smaller. Dioner Navarro is signing with the Blue Jays, Jarrod Saltalamacchia is reportedly in talks with the Minnesota Twins and the Florida Marlins, Brian McCann is a New York Yankee and A.J. Pierzynski is signing with the Boston Red Sox.
Rangers looking to Kurt Suzuki for catching help
Texas quickly re-signed Geovany Soto knowing that A.J. Pierzynski was likely a goner via free agency and now T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are targeting Kurt Suzuki to pair with Soto behind the plate.
Free Agent Target: Kurt Suzuki
The Blue Jays signing Kurt Suzuki wouldn't create any great deal of excitement .
Wire Taps: Nationals' Catcher Wilson Ramos In Venezuela + Nats' Backup Search?
Will the Washington Nationals find a backup catcher who can play every day if they need him to, or will they go into the season with either Sandy Leon or Jhonatan Solano as the second catcher? They have to get a catcher, right? There are no answers, but plenty of links below... Six games in, as the DH for the Tigres de Aragua in the Liga Venezuela ... (more)
2014 MLB Free Agent Profile: Kurt Suzuki
Kurt Suzuki started out his career as a good defensive catcher who could hit a little bit.
Cubs Will Buy Low This Offseason with Hopes to Sell High in July
Until they feel that they can contend for divisions, which realistically won't be until at least 2015, they aren't going to spend a lot of money on big-name free agents.
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Cubs Free Agent Target: Kurt Suzuki
Though it would be nice if the Cubs could retain Dioner Navarro to back up Welington Castillo at catcher, it seems as if Navarro, coming off the best year of his career, is going to seek more money and playing time elswehere.