This is the November 19, 2012 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012News Corporation, parent company of Fox Sports, is inching closer to acquiring 49 percent of the YES Network, sources who were briefed by its board of directors on Monday told ESPN.Share TweetBud Black's real gift as a manager can't be weighed or measured. It can't be found in his defensive alignments or how he organizes a bullpen. It has nothing to do with the construction of lineups or figuring out when a guy needs a day off.Share Tweet
Young hitters put on display in this year's AFLTwo full decades of Arizona Fall League baseball are now in the books. And once again, in this anniversary season, the AFL showcased some of the best talent in the Minor Leagues.Share Tweet
Voters are enthusiastic about GIBBYsOne thing that makes GIBBYs trophies the ultimate honor of Major League Baseball's awards season is the breadth of expert perspective that decides them.Share Tweet
Dodgers reportedly meet with Japanese closerThe Dodgers were one of several clubs that met with Japanese free-agent reliever Kyuji Fujikawa over the weekend, according to numerous reports in Japanese media.Share TweetIt's been an interesting year for Orioles prospect Mike Belfiore -- who was traded midseason from Arizona to Baltimore -- as the 24-year-old lefty excelled in his first taste of Double-A and continued to impress in the recently wrapped Arizona Fall Leag…Share TweetAnthony Vasquez beat some long odds once already by reaching the Major Leagues for a brief stint as a starter with the Mariners in 2011, but the youngster won a far bigger battle over the weekend when he came out of emergency brain surgery in Phoenix wi…Share Tweet
The Marlins' Megadeal Could Be Good For Miami If Jeffrey Loria Didn't Existdeadspin.com Nov 19, 2012It took almost a week, but everyone's taken their physicals and the commissioner's office has signed off on the crazypants deal. Deep breath: The Marlins will receive Henderson Alvarez, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jeff Mathis, Jake Marisnick, Ant…Share Tweet
Mets will get an earlier start on Grapefruit playThe New York Mets will open their Spring Training schedule on Feb. 23 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Due to the return of the World Baseball Classic, the Mets will begin Grapefruit League play about a week earlier than in most other years.Share Tweet
Orioles hire Haas to be national crosscheckerThe Orioles announced Monday that they have named Matt Haas as national crosschecker. Haas, 40, joins the Orioles' organization after four years as a regional crosschecker for the Marlins.Share Tweet
Andrew McCutchen tweets powerful picture of his humble beginningsPittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has always been a humble sort, often saying in media interviews that he'll never forget where he came from. That pledge was evident on Monday afternoon after McCutchen tweeted a photo of himself standin…Share TweetJose Reyes can finally throw away the receipt for the Toronto Blue Jays gear he sported on Instagram over the weekend. That's because Bud Selig has finally approved the 12-player megatrade between the Jays and Marlins after completing a review of the co…Share Tweet
Five arbitration-eligible Cards likely to receive offersThe Cardinals already whittled their list of arbitration-eligible players to five by releasing Kyle McClellan last Tuesday. Now, the organization has until 10:59 p.m. CT on Nov. 30 to tender contracts to those other five -- reliever Mitchell Boggs, clos…Share Tweet
Three top prospects included in Miami-Toronto dealThe Toronto Blue Jays got quite a haul from the Miami Marlins at the big league level, but they did have to dig into their deep farm system to make a deal.Share Tweet
Oh Brothers, Where Art Thou?CNNSI.com Nov 19, 2012B.J. Upton is a free-agent. Justin Upton is the frequent target of trade rumors. Tracking where the two talented brothers wind up will be fascinating to watch, writes Jay Jaffe.Share Tweet
Report: Justin Upton likely to stay with DiamondbacksCNNSI.com Nov 19, 2012Report: Justin Upton likely to stay with DiamondbacksShare TweetCHICAGO (AP) -- Right-hander Shawn Camp is staying with the Chicago Cubs, agreeing Monday to a $1.35 million, one-year contract.Share Tweet
Mariano Rivera returns to the mound for Yankees cologne commercial (Video)Good news for those of you who were concerned the New York Yankees would release a cheesy cologne brand without also releasing a cheesy cologne commercial! This ad for the New York Yankees fragrance feature closer Mariano Rivera in black and white as he…Share Tweet
Billy Hamilton scares Reds fans after ugly crash into outfield wall in Arizona Fall LeagueSay, what could wrong when a prospect who has played infield for four seasons starts getting turns in the outfield during the Arizona Fall League? Future Cincinnati speedster Billy Hamilton found out on Saturday night when he crashed into the center fie…Share TweetConsidering the Astros will need to preserve a few spots on their 40-man roster for any free agents they might sign, in addition to likely taking a flier on a Rule 5 Draft pick, they have some difficult decisions to make this week.Share Tweet
Fowler welcomes leadership role with RockiesDexter Fowler, who turns 27 in March, enters next season with the clout that comes with the type of season the Rockies have long expected from him.Share Tweet
Indians sign Carson, Hunter to Minor League dealsOn Monday, Cleveland announced that it has signed outfielders Matt Carson and Cedric Hunter to Minor League contracts. Both players also received non-roster invitations to attend Spring Training with the Major League club.Share TweetYou can now count Ichiro among the big group of Japanese major leaguers who aren't interested in helping defend the country's World Baseball Classic title next spring. The 39-year-old free agent outfielder confirmed on Monday that he won't be playing fo…Share Tweet
Frazier preparing to be Reds' No. 1 man at thirdWhile veteran third baseman Scott Rolen has yet to announce his intentions for 2013 -- whether to retire, play for the Reds, or play for another team -- Todd Frazier isn't waiting around for the answer.Share Tweet
Brazil-Panama to decide final spot in ClassicThe stakes are higher in this qualifier rematch, as Panama and Brazil meet again, this time for the right to play in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.Share Tweet
Brewers contest allows fans to design alternate uniformAlternate uniforms are a big hit with fans, which in turn makes them a big money maker for sports franchises, so why not let the paying customer have a role in designing them? Obviously that's how the Milwaukee Brewers feel on the subject, because they …Share Tweet
Chicago Bears get reality check from San Francisco 49ersNov 19The Bears leave San Francisco -- as usual -- in crisis mode.
Peter King: QBs make their mark on eventful Week 11, for both good and badNov 19Eleven main characters from an eventful Week 11 that had its share of drama.