This is the January 25, 2013 news archive. View today's NL East rumors and news.
NL East News and Rumors
This week's rumor centered around Michael Bourn, the game's top-ranked free-agent outfielder. The Mets have reportedly discussed petitioning Major League Baseball to allow them to keep their 11th overall Draft pick if they sign Bourn, who would normally…
Marlins reportedly sign reliever QuallsUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetThe Marlins have agreed to terms with Chad Qualls on a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, according to the Miami Herald.
Freeman eager to get back between the linesUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetBraves first baseman Freddie Freeman has been hard at work during the offseason, working out five days a week with several of his teammates at a local gym and hitting three times a week with second baseman Dan Uggla.
Labor deal could thwart Mets' pursuit of BournUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetBaseball's owners succeeded in getting some cost certainty in their First-Year Player Draft budgets. They were happy about this. Meanwhile, players got the number of free agents requiring Draft pick compensation reduced. They were happy about that. Now,…Share TweetThe Marlins have offered former NFL quarterback Pat White a Minor League contract.
Medlen withdraws from World Baseball ClassicUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetBraves right-hander Kris Medlen announced Friday he has decided to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic, citing the impending birth of his first child.Share TweetThe Washington Nationals are picking a fifth president to join the Presidents' Race. Who should it be?
Dynasty Derailed: The Phillies won five straight NL East titles fro…Updated Jan 25 Share TweetThe Phillies won five straight NL East titles from 2007-11 but fell to .500 last year. They got Young this winter but not better and their report card reflects that, writes Jay Jaffe.Source: CNNSI.com
The Real Cost To Miami For Marlins Park Is In The BillionsUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetWe've aired our grievances with the very concept of public financing for sports stadiums, especially the sweetheart deal Jeffrey Loria got for Marlins Park, where the team had to cover less than 20 percent of the cost. But even if you're not philosophic…Source: deadspin.com
Nats giving fans chance to avoid ticket price increaseUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetThe Nationals are planning on raising ticket prices in 2013 after a successful '12 campaign and an upcoming season with a lot of expectations, but the team is also giving loyal fans a chance to avoid the increase.
Bethancourt has tools to be total catching packageUpdated Jan 25 Share TweetI first saw Braves catching prospect Christian Bethancourt in the 2011 Arizona Fall League, a month after he turned 20 years old. He was easily one of the best and most exciting players I scouted that fall, on both sides of the ball.