November 12, 2014
– Per Pete Abraham (Boston Globe), PABLO SANDOVAL will be visiting Boston next week.
🐼 From Henry Schulman (yeah, that place), Two-team race for SF Giants’ Pablo Sandoval? Don’t bet on it
– VICTOR MARTINEZ re-signs with the Tiggers for 4 yrs./$70m.
– Per MLB Rumors, the Yankees have signed P JOSE DE PAULA to a 1-yr. deal.
– Per Ken Rosenthal, the PABLO SANDOVAL derby has come down to the SF Giants and BoSox, with probable Rays and WhiteSox interest.
– Per Matthew Mowery, the Tigers have a big interest in MELKY CABRERA.
👍 From the Tampa Bay Times, Rays interview Giants bench coach Ron Wotus for manager’s job
🐯 From the NY Post, Tigers GM talks boldly of a Scherzer-less rotation
☢ From Bob Nightengale (USA Today), MLB front offices load up on GMs
November 11, 2014
😍 To close out your Tuesday, who doesn’t love Adam West? The LA Times interviews him for the forthcoming DVD release of “Batman”.
– Congratulations to former SF Giant MATT WILLIAMS, who won the BBWAA’s Manager of the Year. Our BRUCE BOCHY finished third.
– Per multiple sources, the Cardinals Sign DEAN ANNA.
– Per Bill Brink, (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), the Rockies have sent RHP ROB SCAHILL to the Pirates in exchange for RHP SHANE CARLE.
– Per Jack Magruder (DBags beat writer for Fox Sports AZ), the Dbags are interested in P CHAD BILLINGSLEY.
🌠Per CSN Bay Area, Bochy’s peers anoint him ‘best manager in the game’
– Per multiple sources, the Mets have signed OF ALEX CASTELLANO.
😂 Per philly.com, Kansas City interested in Howard? Not so fast
– Per multiple sources, the Padres win the bidding for Korean P KWANG HYUN-KIM.
🍹 From Yahoo Sports, Jake Peavy plans to turn his S.F. cable car into a mobile bar
🚽 Per ESPN, Execs comment on hot offseason Q’s
– Per Ken Rosenthal, the Padres post a high bid on Korean P KWANG HYUN-KIM.
– Per Joel Sherman, the Dodgers are trying hard to trade some of their OF. Meanwhile, C RUSSELL MARTIN is on their radar.
– Per Buster Olney, the Phillies will move RYAN HOWARD, no matter what it takes.
💪 From Bob Nightengale, Mariners aim to emulate Royals; will KC land Big Piece?
😣 From Jon Heyman, South Siders shouldn’t be overlooked: Sandoval, others on radar
November 10, 2014
– Per multiple sources, OF ZOLIO ALMONTE has signed a 1-year deal with the Braves.
– Per multiple sources, the Mets have signed MICHAEL CUDDYER to a 2-year deal while Rockies get the Mets’ 15th overall pick.
– The SF Giants are among the teams interested in the services of TORII HUNTER.
– Per Joel Sherman, posting bids for Korean LH KWANG HYUN KIM must be made by 5pm today.
– Per multiple sources, the Rays have asked MLB to investigate possible tampering against the Cubs for JOE MADDON.
🌟 From Jon Heyman, MLB Free Agency: Top 50, where they may sign and what they will get
– Per Adam Kilgore, “The Nats re-signed D.C. native MANNY BURRISS and MANNY DELCARMEN to minor league deals with spring training invites”
– Per Jeff Fletcher, the Angels have signed RHP VINNIE PESTANO, avoiding arbitration.
– Per Jon Heyman, JUSTIN UPTON has removed Seattle from his no-trade list.
😄 From the Baltimore Sun, Nick Markakis’ agent to meet with other clubs for first time
😳 From Jon Heyman, Crawford, Ethier most logical to go as Dodgers try to pare crowed OF
— Per Jon Heyman, NORI AOKI seeks a 3-year deal. So far, both the Reds and Royals have shown the most interest. Also, the team is expected to lose JAMES SHIELDS. Click here to read
— Per Joel Sherman (NY Post), the Braves are pushing C EVAN GATTIS as trade bait. Also, the Rays are closer to trading JEREMY HELLICKSON to a NL team.
— Per multiple sources, HANLEY RAMIREZ has drawn plenty of interest from the Mariners. He no longer refers to himself as a SS in his personal Twitter character descriptions.
😔 From the AZ Central, Diamondbacks’ GM Dave Stewart focusing on pitching
😁 From ESPN, Dodgers introduce GM Farhan Zaidi
😉 From cleveland.com, With young, affordable talent already in place, will the Cleveland Indians add the final, supporting pieces this winter?
😡 From the LA Times, Faith, family, community keep Angels’ Albert Pujols grounded
😊 From CBS Sports, Details about Jose Abreu’s defection from Cuba emerge