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St. Petersburg Times
Winter meetings update, Thursday morning: End in sight
The Rule 5 draft of minor-league players is the prime item this morning, and then the winter meetings will break up as team execs start to head out.
Royals to give Hochevar, Davis second mmm, sixth chances as SPs
After two seasons as a below average starter, Wade Davis broke through as a reliever for the Rays in 2012, amassing a 2.43 ERA and striking out 87 in 70 1/3 innings.
Petriello: Ace trades usually a bust
Forget the Robinson Cano contract, and press pause on the Masahiro Tanaka posting saga, because no possible move this winter has the potential to shake up the game more than Tampa Bay following through on plans to move ace pitcher David Price .
The Rays Tank: The Subjectivity of Surplus Value
Our trend this off-season has been to use projected surplus values to evaluate the strength of proposed trades for David Price, but how objective is surplus value? Surplus value should be viewed as a ranking system.
James Shields open to staying in Kansas City beyond 2014
Per ESPN's Jim Bowden , starter James Shields hasn't discussed an extension with the Royals but is opened to staying in Kansas City beyond 2014 if the option should present itself.
New York Post
Ranking baseballa s 10 best GMs
Certain such folks, such as the Cubs' Theo Epstein and Tampa Bay's Andrew Friedman don't carry the GM title - and in Epstein's case, he has a GM beneath him in Jed Hoyer.