The Hot Stove gets even hotter with this week's winter meetings. Here are the stories to watch for.
Sources: Halladay retiring Monday as Blue JayUpdated 12 minutes ago Share TweetTwo-time Cy Young Award winner and free-agent pitcher Roy Halladay will announce his retirement Monday in a news conference with the Toronto Blue Jays, having signed a one-day deal with his former team, sources confirmed to ESPN The Magazine's Buster Ol…Source: ESPN.comShare TweetRetired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox have been unanimously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by the expansion era committee.
The Stew’s winter meetings tracker: MondayUpdated 3 hours ago Share TweetLet the Winter Meetings begin! Baseball executives, agents, players looking for new teams and media members have gathered in Orlando this week for baseball's annual Winter Meetings. Given how the offseason has gone thus far, things are sure to be busy a…
Far-out items available in Stand Up To Cancer AuctionUpdated 4 hours ago Share TweetAs the baseball world descends upon Florida for the annual Winter Meetings, MLB and its 30 clubs have cooked up a wild list of auction items that will be available starting Monday as part of the annual Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Auction.Share TweetCurt Schilling knows criticism is coming. He expects it.
Winter League roundup: Extra innings in MexicoUpdated 11 hours ago Share TweetTwo of the four games in the Mexican Pacific League went 10 innings Sunday on a light day for games throughout Winter League baseball.
Every club arrives in Florida with wish listUpdated 12 hours ago Share TweetMany general managers met with reporters on the eve of the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Here's what they'll be looking for over the course of the next few days.Share TweetAlthough this past week had more big-time signings and trades than normal during the Hot Stove season, the Winter Meetings should be every bit as active as normal, with the stage set for blockbuster moves.
Yanks look to continue shopping at MeetingsUpdated 12 hours ago Share TweetIn a way, the Yankees aren't much different than the scores of tourists who find their way to the "Most Magical Place on Earth" every year. They've brought money to spend, want to create some memories and do not intend to head home empty-hande…
Make your own move at Shop's Green Monday saleUpdated 13 hours ago Share TweetIt's Green Monday, the latest big date on the holiday shopping calendar. The MLB.com Shop is offering everything at 20 percent off for the occasion plus free ground shipping for orders over $50, so in the spirit of the Winter Meetings let's take a look …
Cards set to add McCarver to broadcast teamUpdated 13 hours ago Share TweetAs first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, FOX Sports Midwest is nearing completion of a deal that would add Tim McCarver to the Cardinals' broadcast booth in a limited role next season.
Duquette looks to unearth 'value' in offseasonUpdated 15 hours ago Share TweetOn the heels of a week that included trading closer Jim Johnson and watching two coveted players sign elsewhere, Baltimore general manager Dan Duquette finds himself in a precarious position at the Winter Meetings.
MLB denied A's move to San Jose in JuneUpdated 15 hours ago Share TweetMajor League Baseball's lawyers say in a court filing that the Oakland Athletics' request to move to San Jose was turned down in June by commissioner Bud Selig.Source: ESPN.com
Teams still have glaring needs at Winter MeetingsUpdated 15 hours ago Share TweetAfter one of the craziest weeks ever before the Winter Meetings, the front offices of 30 Major League teams traveled to Florida, and the inventory of players available through free agency or trades remains intriguing and teams still have glaring holes t…
Nationals to give Espinosa chance to make clubUpdated 16 hours ago Share TweetThe Nationals are looking to acquire a middle infielder, but, according to a baseball source, they are going to give Danny Espinosa every chance to make the team as a backup infielder.
Nats could try to add Buck as backup catcherUpdated 16 hours ago Share TweetThe Nationals are looking for a backup catcher. A baseball source said the Nats have interest in catcher John Buck, who hit a combined .219 with 15 home runs and 62 RBIs for the Mets and Pirates in 2013.
Nationals interested in several lefties for bullpenUpdated 16 hours ago Share TweetThe Nationals' top priority during the Winter Meetings is to improve their bullpen from the left side. They continue to have interest in several lefties -- Oliver Perez, J.P. Howell, Boone Logan and Scott Downs, according to a baseball source.
Oakland brings rotation depth to annual MeetingsUpdated 16 hours ago Share TweetWith their busiest work week of the offseason seemingly behind them, the A's appear to have little to do at the Winter Meetings. But general manager Billy Beane, who swung four separate deals in two days last week, could easily strike again.
Rockies continue search for arms at MeetingsUpdated 17 hours ago Share TweetThe Rockies are at the Winter Meetings trying to step up their efforts to improve heading into 2014. The club hedged its search for starting pitching before arriving, as FoxSports.com reported trade talks involving left-hander Brett Anderson.
Ichiro thanks ‘Ichi-Meter Lady’ with handwritten note and milestone mementoUpdated 20 hours ago Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. Though Ichiro Suzuki was traded to the New York Yankees during the 2012 season and elected to re-sign there last winter, many of his biggest fans and supporters remain in Seattle, where he spent the first 11 1/2 ye…
Small moves are sometimes the best at MeetingsUpdated 22 hours ago Share TweetThere will be splashy signings and trades at the Winter Meetings, but it is often the smaller moves that ultimately have the biggest impacts on teams' postseason fortunes.Share TweetThe University of Notre Dame and Rutgers University have accepted invitations to play in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 28.
Brian Cashman’s busy Friday included preparation for rappel down 22-story buildingUpdated 23 hours ago Share TweetSeemingly unfazed by the potential losses of free agents Robinson Cano — who later agreed to a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners — and Curtis Granderson — who bolted from the Bronx to Queens to join the New York Mets— Yankees gene…
The Mariners' Front Office Sounds Like A Total ShitshowUpdated 24 hours ago Share TweetIt seemed a little odd when Eric Wedge stepped away from the Seattle Mariners after his contract ran out. No extension, no firing. Wedge and the team simply parted ways. After the Seattle Times published an article Saturday in which Wedge criticized thr…Source: deadspin.com
Yankees' spending reminiscent of 2009 offseasonUpdated Dec 8 (yesterday) Share TweetWe know the Yankees are more eager than usual to spend now that Robinson Cano is in Seattle; they didn’t even wait a day to spend $45 million more on Carlos Beltran to help fill the hole in the lineup left by Cano. So even though they didn’t go to $200 …Source: nydailynews.com
Still plenty of questions about Yankees grand planUpdated Dec 8 (yesterday) Share TweetEven with Robinson Cano departing for Seattle, this offseason is already playing out like a sequel to 2008, when the Yankees landed every free agent they targeted and transformed a team that had missed the playoffs into a world champion.Source: nydailynews.com
Source: Yanks, Kuroda Nearing DealDec 6Jayson Stark discusses how the Yankees' pitching staff will benefit if they are able to keep Hiroki Kuroda for the 2014 season.
Yankees Did The Right ThingDec 6Michael Kay discusses Robinson Cano's deal with the Mariners and its impact on the Yankees. Kay also addresses Curtis Granderson's deal with the Mets.
Mets Land Curtis GrandersonDec 6Tim Kurkjian reacts to the news that Curtis Granderson and the Mets have agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal.
Mariners Contenders With Cano?Dec 6Curt Schilling reacts to the Mariners' decision to reportedly sign Robinson Cano to a 10-year contract for $240 million.
Best of Times, Worst of TimesDec 9The envelopes, please. Performance of the Year by a running back: Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy, who ran through eight inches of snow in the greatest fourth-quarter performance ever by an Eagle back—11 carries, 148 yards, two touchdowns. How does he not s…
Don Banks: Snow, wind, ice can't slow LeSean McCoy, EaglesDec 8PHILADELPHIA -- It speaks quite well of the Philadelphia Eagles and where they might be headed this season that they weathered this particular storm. The driving, game-altering snow that turned the game into a mini-Winter Olympics. The 14-point third-qu…
Don Banks: No shortage of drama on Survival Sunday; more Week 14 SnapsDec 8PHILADELPHIA -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from an impossibly snowy, memorable and frenetically-paced Sunday in the NFL, otherwise known as Week 14. ...
NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 14Dec 8Three playoff hopefuls got critical victories on a wild, show-filled Sunday, writes John Clayton.