NL Central News and Rumors
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The National League Championship Series is over and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers fair and square, L.A. manager Don Mattingly acknowledged. But... the Cardinals also were trying to steal their signs. St. L…
After Acquiring Colon, Mets Discuss Trading DavisUpdated 24 minutes ago Share TweetThe Mets, who are seeking relief pitching, have talked to the Brewers about first baseman Ike Davis, who hit .205 last season.Source: nytimes.com
Bucs reportedly re-sign Barmes for one yearUpdated 10 hours ago Share TweetThe Pirates have reportedly re-signed veteran shortstop Clint Barmes to a one-year deal.Share TweetThe Chicago Cubs and Miami Marlins swapped outfielders on Thursday with Brian Bogusevic going to Miami and Justin Ruggiano heading to Chicago.
Source: Yanks nix Gardner-for-Phillips dealUpdated 24 hours ago Share TweetThe New York Yankees rejected the Cincinnati Reds' trade offer of All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips for outfielder Brett Gardner, a source told ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand, confirming multiple reports.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetThe Reds and Yankees have held trade talks regarding All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips, MLB.com confirmed via an industry source on Wednesday night.
Hurdle has new challenges after breakout '13 for BucsUpdated Dec 11 (yesterday) Share TweetMuch like the Pirates have a tough act to follow, manager Clint Hurdle will be hard-pressed to improve upon the tone he set with the team in a 2013 season that made joyous history in Pittsburgh.
Cardinals continue to canvas infield marketUpdated Dec 11 (yesterday) Share TweetThe Cardinals have made their pitch to several free-agent infielders and now will wait to see if any of them are willing to join an organization where regular playing time is not being promised.
Reported Volquez signing gives Bucs options at 1BUpdated Dec 11 (yesterday) Share TweetOn a day when they signed Charlie Morton to a contract extension, the Pirates at last made some news on Day 3 of the Winter Meetings, and it's evident they'll still have some work to do once they leave the annual convention of baseball's decision-makers…
Cubs staying the course as they search for upgradesUpdated Dec 11 (yesterday) Share TweetWhatever transaction the Cubs make won't be "significant" in terms of a huge contract or headline-grabbing All-Star players, but it will be another step in the team's effort to build a healthy organization. While Cubs fans are eager for some n…Share TweetLooking to add more offensive punch, the Mariners agreed to a one-year deal with former Brewers slugger Corey Hart and then traded reliever Carter Capps to the Marlins for left fielder/first baseman Logan Morrison on Wednesday, according to multiple bas…Share TweetThere wasn't a lot of player movement, but Day 3 of the winter meetings was nonetheless historic.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetThis is The Stew's running list of trades and signings that happen during baseball's winter meetings. We'll keep updating this post as the news happens. For more chatter and rumors, be sure to check out our winter meetings tracker. THURSDAY Joba Chamber…Share TweetRight-hander Charlie Morton has reached an agreement on a three-year, $21 million contract extension with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Share TweetIt's been a great year for Cutch. His Pirates put together their first winning season in 20 years, he won the NL MVP award, and now he just got engaged on national TV.Read more...Source: deadspin.comShare TweetMark Mulder, a two-time All-Star and former staff pillar with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, is trying to make a comeback.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetThe winter meetings finally heated up with the three-team trade sending Mark Trumbo to Arizona.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetThe second overall pick in the 2001 draft by the Chicago Cubs, right-hander Mark Prior came to the majors a year later with all of the promise in the world. Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 23o pounds with thick legs and a pretty delivery, Prior looked li…
¡Ryan Braun-Larisa Fraser wedding photos!Updated Dec 10 (3 days ago) Share TweetThe U.K.'s Daily Mail has 'em! Wedding photos of Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun and Larisa Fraser — obviously shot through a telephoto lens at great length by a paparazzi spy. But they're online for your viewing pleasure. Braun and Fraser got marr…
Joba Joins Tigers In 1-Year DealDec 12Jon Sciambi and Jim Bowden discuss the Tigers' decision to sign Joba Chamberlain, what Michael Morse brings to the Giants and review some notable free agents still available.
Morse Signs With GiantsDec 12Jon Sciambi and Buster Olney discuss the Giants signing of Michael Morse, why Brandon Phillips did not become a Yankee and rank the top five free agents who remain on the market.
Matheny Updates The State Of The CardinalsDec 10Mike Matheny talks with Tim Kurkjian about the Cardinals' evolving outfield, Jhonny Peralta's addition at shortstop and other potential deals to come.
Reds' Price Excited To ManageDec 9Jon Sciambi sits down with new Reds manager Bryan Price to discuss his new role as manager for the Reds.
Don Banks: NFL Week 15 picksDec 12Quarterback calls. Sometimes I think coaching in the NFL is all about quarterback calls all the time. Green Bay has to decide if its injured starter will be ready in time to save the season. Chicago has to decide if it's better to stick with the hot han…
They're Dangerous, and Knocking on the DoorDec 12They're Dangerous, and Knocking on the Door
New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors talking trade againDec 12The Raptors, fresh off the weekend deal that dispatched Rudy Gay to Sacramento, are trying to construct a trade that routes point guard Kyle Lowry to the Knicks, according to sources with knowledge of the discussions.
NBA: Coast to Coast -- Competitive balance: How do we fix it?Dec 12J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss ways to make the league more competitive.