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The offensive meltdown the Yankees went through in the postseason will be General Manager Brian Cashman's concern to rectify at the winter meetings, which begin Monday in Nashville.
Share TweetThe Rangers have signed catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year contract, pending a physical.Share TweetFree agent reliever Brad Lidge has informed his agents, Rex, Gary and Jim Turner, that he plans to retire.
Ozzie Smith sells Gold Glove trophies for $500KUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetLAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) -- Ozzie Smith turned gold into cash.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetBourn, Pagan, Victorino on Giants' outfield wish listSource: CNNSI.com
Rangers top prospect Profar has inflammationUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetTexas Rangers infield prospect Jurickson Profar has mild inflammation in his right forearm and will not play any more games in the Dominican League this winter.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetBaseball has come to the capital of Tennessee for the Winter Meetings. So too has free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton.
Hoping to bolster rotation, Nats might pursue ShieldsUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetDon't count out the Nationals trying to trade for a pitcher like Rays right-hander James Shields, who has a contract worth $10.2 million for 2013, but could be a free agent if his option is not picked up for '14.Share TweetThe Blue Jays enter the Winter Meetings meetings with the main goal of continuing to build pitching depth within their organization.Share TweetThe Chicago Cubs are working on a deal to acquire Japanese relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa, according to major league sources.
Rays must decide whether to shop excess pitchersUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetThe Tampa Bay Rays have the one thing every other team craves. They have it in bunches, too, perhaps more than they really need. They've got some serious needs, too, so what's the problem?Share TweetGeneral manager Rick Hahn, who was officially promoted from a successful run as the team's assistant general manager at the start of this offseason, wanted to take care of the White Sox starting rotation first and foremost. Now, the focus turns to figur…
Orioles' goal for offensive help unchangedUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetThe Orioles head to Nashville with the goal of continuing their search for added offense, specifically in the middle of the lineup.Share TweetThe reigning American League champions have a win-now approach, a few places to upgrade, an owner with the resources to do it and a general manager with ways to pull it off. Now, as club officials file into the Gaylord Opryland Hotel for this year's Win…
Busy Wren not done, seeks leadoff hitterUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetGM Frank Wren landed his top target with the signing of B.J. Upton, and now has his sights set on finding another outfielder, preferably one who can bat in the leadoff spot.Share TweetGeneral manager Sandy Alderson and his staff will spend their time at the Winter Meetings this week continuing to work on a contract extension for R.A. Dickey, while also attempting to plug holes in their outfield, at catcher and in the bullpen.
Mariners figure to be busy at Winter MeetingsUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetMariners general manager Jack Zduriencik figures to be in the middle of much of the conversation, as Seattle's baseball brass explores potential trades and free-agent acquisitions to upgrade a young roster looking to compete in the tough American League…Share TweetThe Astros will add at least one player later this week when they make the first selection in the Rule 5 Draft, and general manager Jeff Luhnow has been laying the groundwork in recent weeks to perhaps make even more additions.
Watch every Miguel Cabrera home run and RBI from his historic Triple Crown season (Video)Updated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. Looking for something to do to help kill some time on the eve of the winter meetings? Just miss baseball in general? I kindly suggest you take five minutes of your time to check out this awesome video the folks ove…Source: yahoo.com
Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…Dec 2BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
Orlando Magic defeat Dwight Howard's LakersDec 2The Magic turned the tables on Dwight Howard and were able to get a victory at Staples center.
Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more SnapsDec 2BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...