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Padres, Dodgers Discussing Kemp Trade

No real deal is close, but the San Diego Padres have reportedly had discussions with the Los Angeles Dodgers about Matt Kemp.

San Diego is exploring every avenue in an attempt to upgrade their offense this offseason.

Via Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports


Market For Nelson Cruz Could Take Shape

Now that Yasmany Tomas has signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the market for Nelson Cruz could begin to take shape very soon.

Cruz now sits atop a thin list of free-agent power hitters with Tomas, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez off the market.

Cruz led the Major Leagues with 40 home runs after signing a one-year, $8 million deal with the Baltimore Orioles prior to the 2014 season.

Via Paul Casella/MLBlogs


Reds Want 'Inexpensive Major-League Ready Players' For Bruce

The Cincinnati Reds are looking to trade Jay Bruce and want "inexpensive major-league ready players" in return, according to scouts from a rival club.

Bruce will earn $12 million next season, $12.5 million in 2016 and has a $13 million option for 2017 with a $1 million buyout.

Via Bob Elliott/Toronto Sun



Pirates Could Increase Payroll Past $90M

Frank Coonelly, the president for the Pittsburgh Pirates, says the club is likely to increase their payroll heading into the 2015 season.

The Pirates "certainly can and I suspect will" top $90 million in payroll for 2015, according to the executive.

Pittsburgh's 40-man payroll for 2014 was around $82 million.

 

Via Dejan Kovacevic/DK On Pittsburgh Sports


Andrew Miller Negotiating Seriously With 8-10 Teams

Andrew Miller, who dominated down the stretch for the Baltimore Orioles, is negotiating seriously with eight to 10 teams.

The Orioles aren't one of those teams, according to a source.

Miller is expected to receive a four-year deal and the Orioles have seemed content to let him walk since free agency began.

Via Dan Connolly/Baltimore Sun


Allen Craig Potential Target For Marlins

The Miami Marlins continue to look for help at first base and they have added Allen Craig to their list of targets.

The Boston Red Sox acquired Craig from the St. Louis Cardinals at midseason, along with Joe Kelly, in exchange for John Lackey.

Via Clark Spencer/Miami Herald


Detwiler's Camp Suggests Nationals Trade Him

Ross Detwiler is disappointed with the way the season unfolded with the Washington Nationals.

He competed for a spot in the starting rotation last spring, was moved to the bullpen and then left off the club's postseason roster.

"I was extremely disappointed," Detwiler said of missing the chance to pitch in the playoffs. "I know it was a team full of lefties and I thought matchup-wise we would have gone with three lefties if we were trying to match up. I guess they had a different plan. Maybe someone had a better history than me and it came down to two people. I don’t know. I know down the stretch I hadn’t really thrown much in the last two weeks of the season. The last time I remember being in a close game was the day after we clinched [the division]. It was really tough to sit on the sideline and knowing I didn’t have a chance to get out there and watch us lose in the first round again. It was tougher to do that and knowing I couldn’t do anything to help."

According to a person familiar with the situation, Detwiler's camp has suggested to the Nationals that they try to trade him if possible.

Via James Wagner/Washington Post


Source: Giants Were Runners-Up For Tomas

The San Francisco Giants were the runners-up for Yasmany Tomas, who agreed to a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

A source told Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports that the World Series winners just missed out on landing Tomas.

Via Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports


Yankees Will Go Three Years For Headley

The New York Yankees are willing to offer Chase Headley a three-year deal in order to re-sign the third baseman.

However, with the market at the position thinning, Headley is believed to be looking around for a better offer.

The San Francisco Giants have contacted Headley in the wake of Pablo Sandoval's departure.

Via Jon Heyman/CBS Sports


Moss Aware Oakland's Additions May Affect Him

Brandon Moss is working his way back from hip surgery and has kept close tabs on what the Oakland Athletics have done so far this offseason.

The Athletics acquired Ike Davis in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates this week, giving them a surplus of first at first base.

"The whole world noticed," Moss said. "You never know; the front office likes to mix up. I'm trying not to let anything surprise me, because I don't want to be blindsided. Obviously, I love playing in Oakland, but when this happened, I knew it could mean someone else gets moved."

Via Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle