This is the December 7, 2012 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
Center fielder Angel Pagan and second baseman Marco Scutaro have completed their new contracts with the San Francisco Giants.Share Tweet
MLB's Stand Up To Cancer auction raises $152KMajor League Baseball's auction benefiting Stand Up to Cancer raised $152,700.Share Tweet
Reds awaiting word from Rolen about '13The Reds are still awaiting word from free-agent third baseman Scott Rolen about whether he intends to play in 2013.Share TweetTwo baseball sources told MLB.com on Friday that a deal between the Reds and free-agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick was close but terms had not been finalized.Share TweetIt's the day after the winter meetings in Nashville and it's proving to be just as busy as the meetings themselves! OK, so maybe that's not saying a whole lot, but at least there has been some movement with two solid contributors coming off the board. D…Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Speedy outfielder Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $2.85 million, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) - Baseball's average salary increased 3.8 percent this year to a record $3.2 million.Share Tweetdeadspin.com Dec 7, 2012Today the Cubs officially introduced new signing Kyuji Fujikawa, because any time you can lock up a 32-year-old middle reliever who's never pitched in the MLB for two years and $9.5 million, you have to pull the trigger. Fujikawa met with the media at W…Share TweetRemember the name Mark Montgomery. Many have not yet heard of the Yankees' pitching prospect. I believe the 22-year-old right-handed reliever will soon become a household name.Share Tweet
Hunting mishaps aren't without precedentThe recent hunting injury of Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner is the latest in a long line of obscure offseason mishaps by Major Leaguers, and it serves as a reminder that all activities come with a risk.Share TweetNBA commissioner David Stern takes Gov. Chris Christie to task for his efforts to allow sports gambling in New Jersey.Share Tweet
Cardinals, reliever Choate finalize 3-year dealReliever Randy Choate and the St. Louis Cardinals have finalized a $7.5 million, three-year contract.Share TweetThe Nationals made it official on Friday, signing free-agent right-hander Dan Haren to a one-year, $13 million contract.Share Tweet
This hot stove season is stuck in a winter-long simmer and it won’t get much warmer next yearyahoo.com Dec 7, 2012If we're being honest with ourselves, this will probably turn out to be one of the dullest and most irrelevant hot stove seasons in recent memory. Yeah, there was the fun Blue Jays-Marlins blockbuster last month, and Justin Upton's extended stay on the …Share TweetJame Loney is happy to be with the Rays. "I always liked the way they played," said the Rays' newest acquisition during a Friday afternoon conference call. "They're always in the hunt, winning a lot of games every year, almost winning the…Share Tweet
Blue Jays to recognize Delgado for 'excellence'The Blue Jays plan to honor former slugger Carlos Delgado next year by adding his name to the club's Level of Excellence.Share TweetZack Greinke? Still seems likely. Josh Hamilton? Yep, there's a good chance he's back in Arlington. Justin Upton? Stay tuned.Share TweetWhile there were no blockbuster trades or nine-figure deals handed out at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, there were several clear winners and losers this week, explains Jay Jaffe.Share Tweet
Tampa to honor Price with key to cityDavid Price has an American League Cy Young Award under his belt, and on Tuesday, he'll be presented the key to the city.Share Tweet
Ironically, 1988 Tribe squad was a skipper factoryWhat do Terry Francona, Ron Washington, John Farrell, Bud Black and Charlie Manuel have in common? The managers were part of the 1988 Tribe squad.Share TweetCHICAGO (AP) Third baseman Ian Stewart says he is re-signing with the Chicago Cubs.Share Tweet
Big free agents still unsigned as meetings endNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) As baseball's new Mr. Moneybags, Ned Colletti gets mentioned when almost any free agent is discussed this offseason.Share Tweet
Yankees 'budgetary constraints' surprise YES Network, as Bob Klapisch says: 'George [Steinbrenner] would have bought his way outnydailynews.com Dec 7, 2012Even on the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network, they were scratching their heads. The other night on YES’ hot stove show, the subject was what politely is called “budgetary constraints.”Share Tweet
Carter wins '93 World SeriesDec 7'93 WS, Gm 6 PHI@TOR: Carter's walk-off WS homer
Where Will Zack Greinke Go?Dec 7Tim Kurkjian discusses the teams interested in Zack Greinke as well as the Yankees' offseason plans.
Bo Jackson Or Deion Sanders?Dec 7The First Take crew debates whether Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders was the better two-sport athlete.
Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…Dec 7So I am fairly smitten with this option offense Washington is running, called by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and executed with precocious zeal by 22-year-old franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. A big test comes Sunday at home against Balti…
The Sports Guy talks NBA leadership with Bill Russell, plus Week 14 picksDec 7Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.