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[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 09:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: The one line you need to hear from each manager at winter meetings

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print] We listened to all 29 managers in Orlando so you don't have to (Ned Yost did not attend the 2018 winter meetings). Here are the most interesting takeaways from their time at the winter meetings. AL East Buck Showalter on how to combat Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge and the Yankees' offense

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 08:38:17 EST from rss

Subject: Ian Kinsler's no-trade clause forces Detroit Tigers trade with Angels

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Looking at Ian Kinsler's career in Detroit. ORLANDO, Fla. – The Detroit Tigers were frustrated. It could be felt inside their suite late Wednesday night, less than a half hour until midnight, as general manager Al Avila spoke about trading second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Angels for a couple of

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 09:11:33 EST from rss

Subject: Which MLB players would you cast in 'Star Wars'?

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As "The Last Jedi" hits theaters, some MLB personalities from the Winter Meetings tell us which baseball players would be in "Star Wars"

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 07:48:23 EST from rss

Subject: Tigers send Kinsler to Angels for two prospects

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DETROIT (AP) — The busy Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night. Detroit received 18-year-old right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and 23-year-old outfielder Troy Montgomery in the trade. The 35-year-old Kinsler

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 09:34:14 EST from rss

Subject: Tigers land outfielder Victor Reyes from Diamondbacks

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The Tigers added a fleet outfielder to their roster, with plans to carry him for all of 2018 on the big-league club, when they got Diamondbacks switch-hitter Victor Reyes, 23, with the first pick of the 2018 Rule 5 draft. Reyes batted .292, with a .332 on-base percentage, in 126 games at Double A Jacksonville

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 08:31:00 EST from rss

Subject: Cardinals trying to trade player to Oakland, so he can be near his sick mother

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It's easy for fans to forget that professional athletes sometimes face many of the same struggles as the rest of us. Their kids can get sick, spouses can grapple with their husband's constant travel, and parents die. In the case of Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty, his mom was diagnosed

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 08:17:25 EST from rss

Subject: Mets select RHP Burch Smith in Rule 5 Draft, trade him to Royals

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The Mets selected RHP Burch Smith from the Rays with the No. 6 pick in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning at the Winter Meetings before trading him to the Royals for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 09:51:07 EST from rss

Subject: Cubs sign sinkerballer Steve Cishek

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Cishek posted a 2.01 ERA and allowed just 26 hits in 44.2 innings between the Mariners and Rays last season

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 08:25:00 EST from rss

Subject: White Sox make 'impressive offer' for Manny Machado

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The White Sox's mission to build for the future has a twist. A source confirmed early Thursday morning that the team has made an “impressive offer” to acquire Baltimore All-Star third baseman Manny Machado. The Sox's offer is intriguing, especially because of their long-standing mission to build

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 00:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: MLB free agency: Cubs sign Steve Cishek

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The Cubs and reliever Steve Cishek have agreed to terms on a deal pending a physical, Ken Rosenthal reports. Jerry Crasnick also reports that the deal is for two years and in the $12-14 million range. Cishek, 31, has abbreviated experience in the NL Central after pitching 23 1⁄3 innings with the Cardinals

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 09:25:00 EST from rss

Subject: As Orioles ponder Machado trade, who can kids in Baltimore call their hero?

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Kids growing up around Baltimore in the '80s and '90s, as I did, fought over who got to wear No. 8 on the baseball field. Sure, some idolized Ken Griffey Jr. and wore No. 24. But as the hometown star, Cal Ripken's No. 8 was by far the most sought after. Flash forward to now, and I'm no

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 07:46:00 EST from rss

Subject: 'There may be a mutiny if the Royals trade Danny Duffy,' say fans

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Following the emotional 2017 season finale, Royals fans held out hope for a miracle that the team would keeps its core players together. But as the months passed, a certain resignation set in that Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar probably would not be returning to the Royals

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 10:20:00 EST from rss

Subject: Orioles select three pitchers in the Rule 5 draft

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The Orioles were expected to be active in Thursday's Rule 5 draft, but not necessarily this active, as were the only team to make three picks on draft day. Entering the draft with six open spots on their 40-man organizational roster, there was plenty of space to take players. And they filled half

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 10:17:19 EST from rss

Subject: With Rule 5 pick, Giants select right-hander with 103 mph fastball

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ORLANDO - The Giants didn't leave Florida completely empty-handed. They added a relief prospect Thursday morning, and they believe they might have found a gem.  With the second pick in the annual Rule 5 Draft, the Giants chose right-hander Julian Fernandez, a 22-year-old who spent last season

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 10:08:55 EST from rss

Subject: Phillies make a pick and a trade in Rule 5 draft

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The Phillies were active in Thursday's Rule 5 draft, making a pick and promptly trading him. By Jim Salisbury

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 08:33:00 EST from rss

Subject: Marcell Ozuna is the latest Marlin to be sold off from Derek Jeter's 'pawnshop'

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The tear-down-and-rebuild model — sometimes referred to indelicately as tanking — has become an accepted and frequently successful strategy in baseball in recent years, whether it was the woeful late-2000s Washington Nationals turning back-to-back No. 1 overall picks into Stephen Strasburg and Bryce

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 00:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: MLB trade rumors: White Sox most aggressive on Manny Machado

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While multiple teams have reportedly made a trade offer to the Orioles for superstar Manny Machado, Ken Rosenthal reports that the rebuilding White Sox have emerged as the team most aggressively pursuing the three-time All-Star. The Orioles have fielded calls from the Yankees, Giants, Red Sox and Cardinals

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 10:40:38 EST from rss

Subject: Sports unions unveil universal declaration of player rights

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Leaders from the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball players associations have helped unveil a universal declaration of player rights that is designed to establish a new approach to governing sports ...

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 10:23:00 EST from rss

Subject: Sources: Cardinals set to deal Piscotty to Athletics, pending medical review

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • The deal that would send Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty back home to the Bay Area has been agreed upon but is awaiting results of a medical review Thursday before it could be finalized. Piscotty had a physical and the A's were in the process of looking through its

[#] Thu Dec 14 2017 00:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Who might Yankees lose in Rule 5 Draft?

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- General manager Brian Cashman's answer came with two words and a "duh"-type facial expression. Will the Yankees lose anybody in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft at the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort? "Oh, yeah," he said.

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