AL West News and Rumors
Jeter: Will miss Cano, not surprised he leftUpdated 6 hours ago Share Tweet
Derek Jeter said he congratulated Robinson Cano after the All-Star second baseman left the New York Yankees to sign a 10-year, $240 million free-agent contract with Seattle Mariners, "and I'll leave it at that."
Texas prospect earns award for most homers in MinorsUpdated 2 hours ago Share TweetRangers third base prospect Joey Gallo was presented the Joe Bauman Trophy by Musco Sports Lighting on Monday at the annual Winter Meetings for leading the Minor Leagues in home runs.Share TweetThe A's worked in fast fashion last week, reeling in five players in four separate moves in a matter of two days, so it's of no real surprise they're not exactly zealous to get another deal done this week at the Winter Meetings, which conclude Thursday.
Rangers meet with Cruz's agent to talk potential returnUpdated 7 hours ago Share TweetThe Rangers met with Nelson Cruz's agent Monday at the Winter Meetings, general manager Jon Daniels confirmed. Cruz is a free agent after being the Rangers' right fielder the past five years, but the club is having ongoing discussions with agent Adam Ka…Share TweetThe Walk-Off is your end-of-the-day collection of news and gossip from the world of baseball, plus the best of the blogosphere and other assorted goodness. TODAY'S HOT COMMODITY: Angels slugger Mark Trumbo, who is so very back on the trade market. There…
Astros focus on adding veteran reliever, power batUpdated 8 hours ago Share TweetAstros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who arrived in Central Florida on Monday after spending a few days celebrating his father's 80th birthday in Mexico City, said things were relatively quiet regarding his team on Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, but he st…Share TweetAfter being sharply criticized by former manager Eric Wedge and former statistical analysis specialist Tony Blengino in a Seattle Times story on Sunday, Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik responded at the start of Monday's Winter Meetings with a s…
Pujols completely healthy, happy with winter progressUpdated 8 hours ago Share TweetAlbert Pujols' left foot is now "completely healed," Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday from the Winter Meetings.
Trout contract talks could heat up around Opening DayUpdated 8 hours ago Share TweetCome Opening Day, the stage could be set for a mega-extension with Mike Trout. But asked at the Winter Meetings if there's any sense of urgency to extend Trout, Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto remained mum.Share TweetA report surfaced late last week that Major League Baseball turned down the A's request to relocate to San Jose, but the club is open to submit a revised proposal.
Power tops Washington's wish list for TexasUpdated 11 hours ago Share TweetRangers manager Ron Washington wants another hitter in his lineup, expressing desire for a power bat on Monday at the Winter Meetings.
The Mariners May Have Bid Against Themselves For Robinson CanoUpdated 12 hours ago Share TweetIn all the Robinson-Cano-to-Seattle chaos on Friday, this much is clear: the Mariners upped their offer despite already being the highest bidder by $50 million. Now, this, from the Dallas Morning News's Evan Grant:Read more...Source: deadspin.comShare TweetThe Rockies finished last week deep in talks with the Athletics in an effort to acquire left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson, but they didn't complete the deal because of questions about Anderson's medicals. While the deal didn't happen, it's possible it …
Oakland brings rotation depth to annual MeetingsUpdated Dec 8 (yesterday) 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.
Brian Cashman’s busy Friday included preparation for rappel down 22-story buildingUpdated Dec 8 (yesterday) 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 Dec 8 (yesterday) 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
Eric Wedge and other former Mariners employees talk front office dysfunction in scathing Seattle Times articleUpdated Dec 7 (2 days ago) Share TweetWhen Eric Wedge stepped down as the Seattle Mariners manager on Sept. 27, it was noted that, for the lack of a better term, a wedge had been driven between himself and the Mariners front office that was too deep to repair. What that entailed exactly was…Share TweetChad Qualls is returning to the Houston Astros, his original team.
Sizing up the next potential targets on the Mariners winter wishlistUpdated Dec 7 (2 days ago) Share TweetThe Seattle Mariners made a big splash on Friday when they signed All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano to the third-biggest contract in sports history — 10 years, $240 million. It's an almost absurd commitment for a team that finished 71-91 in 2013, ha…Share TweetTemperatures in Texas hit the 80s earlier this week, but Jack Frost was up to no good by Thursday and Friday, slamming the Dallas Metroplex with a wintry blast of ice and snow. Bad weather has forced the cancellation of the Dallas Marathon, which was ex…
MLB’s battle with City of San Jose wages on following possible conflicting court statementsUpdated Dec 7 (3 days ago) Share TweetOn June 18, the city of San Jose filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball in an attempt to stop the league from standing in the way of the Oakland A's desired move to their city. The timing was interesting, since two days earlier …Share TweetThe Seattle Mariners gave Robinson Cano 240 million good reasons, in writing, to leave the New York Yankees on Friday. But there may have been a couple more factors that flew under the radar during the negotiation process aside from his reported desire …Share TweetDavid Ortiz says he thinks his Red Sox will benefit from Robinson Cano joining the Seattle Mariners, calling it "great news for us" but a blow to the rival Yankees.Source: ESPN.com
Rangers' Skipper Ecstatic Over FielderDec 9Buster Olney sits down with Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington to discuss the newest member of the team, Prince Fielder, and potential deals in the works.
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.
Are Mega-Deals Mega-Mistakes?Dec 4SC Centerpiece: Tim Kurkjian, Wallace Matthews and Colin Cowherd debate if long-term deals are a mistake.
Mariners Courting Robinson CanoDec 3Dave Schoenfield discusses the Mariners' reported interest in signing free agent Robinson Cano.
The Tuesday MailbagDec 10Oh, it was cold last night? The Super Bowl’s outside, in northern New Jersey, in eight weeks. It’s going to be cold then. Maybe not Siberian cold, but cold. You had injuries to deal with last night? You think you’re not going to get more hurt by the fir…
Chicago Bears need to keep riding this offenseDec 9The Bears need to fully embrace their new identity as offensive juggernaut if they want to make the playoffs, writes Michael Wilbon.
Los Angeles Clippers close in on signing Stephen JacksonDec 9The Los Angeles Clippers are closing in on the signing of former San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson, according to sources briefed on the talks.
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…