This is the December 14, 2012 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
The holiday season came early to the Fan Cave on Friday, as Major League Baseball played host to 35 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton, N.J. The kids were bussed in to Broadway and W. 4th Street and treated to a night of revelry and holi…Upvote Share Tweet
The Phillies have found their setup man. MLB.com confirmed the Phillies have agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with right-hander Mike Adams.Upvote Share Tweet
Holiday Tour stops at Westfield Valencia SaturdayThe Dodgers Holiday Tour of Southern California will stop at Westfield Valencia on Saturday when Nick Punto and Tim Leary will participate in a meet-and-greet and autograph signing.Upvote Share Tweet
Town hall session kicks off PiratesFestAmong the topics discussed by president Frank Coonelly and GM Neal Huntington was the payroll for 2013.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies won't trade Cuddyer without big returnThe Rockies are maintaining a high price for teams interested in trading for center fielder Dexter Fowler. It also has emerged that the Rockies have the same or similar stance for any team interested in outfielder-first baseman Michael Cuddyer.Upvote Share TweetThe New York Yankees have been hit with an $18.9 million luxury tax by Major League Baseball, the 10th consecutive year they will pay a penalty for their spending.Upvote Share TweetThe Blue Jays reportedly are front-runners to land 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets.Upvote Share Tweet
A's, Oakland Zoo team up for annual holiday partyRelievers Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle signed autographs and took pictures with over 200 fourth- and fifth-grade students as part of the annual A's Community Fund holiday party at the Oakland Zoo.Upvote Share TweetST. LOUIS (AP) -- Free agent infielder Ty Wigginton and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract.Upvote Share Tweet
GM Colletti: Dodgers not spending recklesslyESPN.com Updated Dec 14, 2012Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said the perception that the team is out of control with its spending isn't accurate.Upvote Share Tweet
Wren content, but still eyeing possible improvementsBraves general manager Frank Wren will continue to evaluate different opportunities to improve his club over the next few weeks and months. But as he looks at the current makeup of his roster, he believes he already has the makings of a pretty strong te…Upvote Share Tweet
Springer's skills spring to life early in careerGeorge Springer may be the ideal player to anchor the future of the Houston Astros. Power is at a premium in baseball. Springer is an outfield prospect with significant power.Upvote Share TweetThe Angels will unveil their new prize -- free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton -- at a Saturday news conference at 11:30 a.m. PT at the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney -- where Joe Blanton, Tommy Hanson, Sean Burnett and Ryan Madson were introduced on Wedne…Upvote Share TweetDETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have made another major move to help their quest to win a World Series for the first time since 1984.Upvote Share Tweet
New Ranger Lindblom comfortable with pressure onThe Rangers have spent the winter futilely chasing some of the bigger free-agent names on the market, but one of their offseason goals was to upgrade the bullpen, and Josh Lindblom is a big part of that.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Dec 14, 2012If Ryan Dempster is worth $26.5 million over two years to the Red Sox, how much should R.A. Dickey, the National League Cy Young Award winner, be worth to the Mets?Upvote Share Tweet
Zduriencik made 'substantial' offer to HamiltonIt's no secret the Mariners are in pursuit of offense this offseason. What wasn't certain was how hard they'd be willing to pursue high-priced slugger Josh Hamilton, but general manager Jack Zduriencik acknowledged Friday his club went after the former …Upvote Share Tweet
Youkilis in place to be Yankees' third basemanESPN.com Updated Dec 14, 2012Former Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis is officially a New York Yankee, the team announced Friday, and will be the every-day player at the position in place of injured Alex Rodriguez.Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs to unveil new alternate home uniforms for '13Sundays will have a throwback feel all season long at PNC Park in 2013.Upvote Share Tweet
Angels moving press box ‘down the right-field line’ to add luxury seatsyahoo.com Updated Dec 14, 2012The Los Angeles Angels just added $125 million in payroll by signing slugger Josh Hamilton in the free-agent market. Someone has to pay for it, so no one is going to be surprised when Angels fans get the bill in some, way, shape or form. They're not the…Upvote Share TweetThe Royals, continuing to add veteran depth for what they hope will be a run at a division title, signed outfielder Xavier Nady to a 2013 Minor League contract on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB holding tryouts for International ShowcaseRepresentatives from the MLB Prospect League are holding tryouts in Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama and Curacao to find prospects to attend the second annual MLB International Prospect Showcase next month.Upvote Share TweetIchiro Suzuki and the Yankees are continuing to finalize the terms of a new contract that will keep the 39-year-old veteran in pinstripes next season.Upvote Share Tweet
Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno following in late George Steinbrenner's footsteps, signing one big-name free agent after annydailynews.com Updated Dec 14, 2012It’s official now: Arte Moreno is the new George Steinbrenner, as determined to make the biggest splash as he is to win a championship. Whether collecting high-priced sluggers is the right formula remains to be seen, but Moreno is clearly running the AnUpvote Share Tweet
ESPN's John Kruk doesn't think Alex Rodriguez will ever be the same after he undergoes his second hip surgery since 2009 in Janunydailynews.com Updated Dec 14, 2012When dissecting the Yankees’ acquisition of Kevin Youkilis, it’s important to recognize the obvious: In this cult-of-personality world, Youk ain’t no Alex Rodriguez.Upvote Share Tweet
Schaap Talk: Angels Continue Spending SpreeDec 14Jeremy Schaap discusses the Angels' signing of Josh Hamilton and the Yankees' quiet offseason.
Angels Under PressureDec 14Tim Kurkjian thinks the Angels will be under more pressure to make the playoffs than any other team in the American League after the acquisition of Josh Hamilton.
Angels Make Splash With Hamilton SigningDec 14Buster Olney discusses Josh Hamilton's 5-year, $125 million deal with the Angels and thinks Mike Scioscia will be under more pressure than any other manager in baseball.
Anibal Sanchez Stays With TigersDec 14Jerry Crasnick discusses Anibal Sanchez's decision to stay in Detroit after agreeing to a five-year, $80 million contract.
Peter King: Ravens hope change in offensive plan yields playoff benefitsDec 14Sometimes, good coaches and good players don't agree, and they get at cross-purposes, and the players stop listening to the coaches, and a boss has to see that, and the boss has to say it's time for a change -- even at an incredibly inopportune time, as…
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