NL East News and Rumors
As winter meetings open, Mets can complete fruitful offseason by signing Bartolo ColonUpdated 18 hours ago Share Tweet
By signing Colon, the Mets accomplish two things: They get themselves a top-of-the-rotation “bridge” to Matt Harvey’s return in 2015 and they establish themselves as legitimate wild-card contenders next season.
Share TweetThe Nationals have spent the offseason looking to improve their bench. They took a step forward Friday, agreeing to a two-year deal with outfielder Nate McLouth, pending a physical, a baseball source confirmed to MLB.com. The deal is worth $10.75 millio…Share TweetThe market for Mike Napoli heated up quickly this week with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and Miami Marlins all showing interest in the first baseman/designated hitter. Ultimately, though, Napoli decided the best place for his career and still ung…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetAnother veteran free agent with World Series championship experience is joining the Marlins. The Marlins announced Friday that they have signed Rafael Furcal to a one-year deal, and he is expected to start for Miami at second base.Share TweetThird base may be consuming most of the Marlins' attention at the Winter Meetings next week, but the club is close to securing a two-year deal with free-agent first baseman Garrett Jones, putting Logan Morrison's future in Miam in question.
A busy Friday: Curtis Granderson joins the Mets, Hiroki Kuroda back with Yankees, plus Scott Feldman, J.P. Arencibia find new hoUpdated Dec 6 (yesterday) Share TweetWhile baseball tried to wrap its head around the Robinson Cano/Seattle Mariners marriage, the Hot Stove kept on cooking. A handful of non-Cano deals were closed by early afternoon Friday. No one else got 10 years and $240 million, but some money was thr…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetThe Mets have come to terms with former Yankees centerfielder Curtis Granderson on a four-year contract worth $60 million. It is the fourth-richest deal agreed to this offseason after those given to Robinson Cano (10 years, $240 million with the Mariner…
Marlins, Saltalamacchia complete three-year dealUpdated Dec 6 (2 days ago) Share TweetAfter successfully completing his physical, Jarrod Saltalamacchia joined Miami on Friday, when the team formally announced the three-year deal on Friday, three days after reaching agreement on a contract.
Phillies sign catcher Nieves to one-year dealUpdated Dec 5 (3 days ago) Share TweetThe Philadelphia Phillies have signed catcher Wil Nieves to a $1,125,000, one-year contract.Source: ESPN.com
Nats eyeing Downs to fill lefty-reliever voidUpdated Dec 5 (3 days ago) Share TweetThe Nationals are in need of left-handed relievers and MLB.com has learned that the team has expressed interest in Scott Downs, who played for the Expos from 2000-04.
Zim happy with normal offseason, excited for 2014Updated Dec 4 (4 days ago) Share TweetIt's been a normal offseason of preparation thus far for Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, a welcome relief for a player who spent last winter rehabbing his surgically repaired right shoulder. Speaking at Cal Ripken's charity event on Wednesday ni…Share TweetTalks between the New York Mets and Curtis Granderson's representatives intensified Tuesday, and a source said the organization is negotiating to land the free-agent outfielder on a three-year deal.Source: ESPN.com
Yankees Did The Right ThingDec 6Michael Kay discusses Robinson Cano's deal with the Mariners and its impact on the Yankees. Kay also addresses Curtis Granderson's deal with the Mets.
Mets Land Curtis GrandersonDec 6Tim Kurkjian reacts to the news that Curtis Granderson and the Mets have agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal.
Are Mega-Deals Mega-Mistakes?Dec 4SC Centerpiece: Tim Kurkjian, Wallace Matthews and Colin Cowherd debate if long-term deals are a mistake.
McCann signs With YankeesNov 23ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand breaks down the Yankees' signing Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million deal and what that means for signing Robinso Cano.
NBA: The new Kobe Bryant against the old Kobe BryantDec 7For the first time in his career, we will be judging Kobe Bryant against himself.
What Can This Brown Do? A LotDec 6Since the Browns’ bye week, Josh Gordon is averaging 208 yards and over a touchdown per game. (Jason Miller/Getty Images) Browns second-year wideout Josh Gordon has had his share of ups and downs during his brief NFL career. A second-round pick in the s…
Game 150: The VideosDec 6Side judge Mike Weatherford checks his watch pregame. (John DePetro/The MMQB) In November The MMQB was granted unprecedented access to an NFL officiating crew during the week of the Nov. 17 Ravens-Bears game in Chicago. My video partner, John DePetro, a…
John Clayton: Who could be the next Texans coach?Dec 6John Clayton takes a look at 10 candidates for the now-vacant Texans' head coaching position.