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NASHVILLE, Tenn - While team executives zeroed in on trade and free-agent targets at the winter meetings on Tuesday, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum described what it was like being between the crosshairs of a former teammate and Hall of Famer. Sveum saShare Tweet
The Rockies acquired right-hander Wilton Lopez and a player to be named or cash from the Astros on Tuesday night for righty starter Alex White and Minor League right-hander Alex Gillingham.Share TweetHaving spent much of Tuesday meeting with agents and holding internal discussions about various players, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said late in the afternoon that "nothing's changed really" in the level of activity over the past 24 hours.Share TweetThere were no Brewers deals on Day 2 of the Winter Meetings but there was movement.Share Tweet
Cubs likely to finalize deal with Fujikawa on FridayThe Cubs are expected to complete the agreement with Japanese pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa on Friday. The right-hander has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $9.5 million contract, which includes vesting options valued at $5.5 million or $6 million, to be deter…Share Tweet
Baseball America names Reds Organization of YearThe Reds received prestigious recognition on Tuesday, when they were named the 2012 Organization of the Year by Baseball America.Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 4, 2012NASHVILLE, Tenn. - No matter how fast he might be, please hold your horses regarding top prospect Billy Hamilton helping the Cincinnati Reds in a meaningful way in 2013. When asked about him at the winter meetings on Monday, manager Dusty Baker put upShare Tweet
Cubs' Offseason PlanDec 4ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers reports on the Cubs from the winter meetings.
Sveum Happy With Additions To The RotationDec 4Cubs manager Dale Sveum talks to the media at the winter meetings about his team's offseason pitching pickups and what he expects in his second year as manager.
Todd Frazier: Jersey StrongDec 4Buster Olney profiles Reds 3B Todd Frazier, who is doing his part to help the residents of Toms River, N.J., recover from Hurricane Sandy.