Baseball Wiretap

Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mussina Voted Into HOF

Jan 22, 2019 6:30 PM

Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina have been voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Rivera becomes the first player ever voted in unanimously. 

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens continue to fall short of the threshold needed to gain entry into the Hall of Fame. Bonds received 251 votes (59.1%) while Clemens received 253 votes (59.5%).

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Tags: New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays

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Mike Moustakas Drawing Interest From Brewers, Padres, Phillies

Jan 22, 2019 8:15 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have interest in free agent Mike Moustakas.

He is considered Philadelphia's Plan B to Manny Machado.

Moustakas has also drawn interest from the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres.

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Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers, Pirates Having 'Ongoing' Talks About Starling Marte

Jan 22, 2019 8:11 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for some right-handed hitting and have had "ongoing and active discussions" with the Pittsburgh Pirates about Starling Marte, according to a report.

Marte is under contract through 2021.

Even after trading Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to the Cincinnati Reds, the Dodgers have a surplus of outfielders.

Marte carries a base salary of $10 million this coming season.

Michael Duarte/NBC Los Angeles

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yankees Sign Danny Farquhar To Minor League Deal

Jan 22, 2019 8:06 AM

The New York Yankees have signed Danny Farquhar to a Minor League contract.

Farquhar has been cleared for baseball activities. The right-hander has made a recovery from a brain hemorrhage.

On April 20, he was pitching for the Chicago White Sox against the Houston Astros at U.S. Cellular Field when he collapsed in the home dugout. White Sox medical personnel and emergency responders treated the hurler, who had sustained a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm.

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Tags: New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Cardinals Intend To Pitch Paul Goldschmidt On Extension

Jan 22, 2019 8:01 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals are downplaying their interest in signing Paul Goldschmidt to a contract extension.

Six weeks ago, John Mozeliak dodged questions about Goldschmidt's future by stating that "what I'm thinking about today is 2019."

Goldschmidt, 31, is scheduled to hit free agency next winter.

"Whenever a good player comes to the Cardinals, if they have a year left on their contract, we always think down the road," owner Bill DeWitt said. "We'd love to have him here longer than one year, and we'll just see how that plays out."

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yankees, Reds Complete Deal For Sonny Gray

Jan 22, 2019 2:19 AM

The Yankees have traded starting pitcher Sonny Gray to the Cincinnati Reds, the teams announced Monday, finalizing a days-in-the-making deal that ends Gray's topsy-turvy stint with New York.

Both sides completed a deal that was contingent upon the Reds reaching a contract extension with the 29-year-old Gray, who agreed to a three-year, $30.5 million extension that includes a $12 million club option for 2023, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN. Combined with his $7.5 million salary this season, Gray's deal can max out at five years and $50 million.

 

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Tags: New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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A's May Have New Name For Stadium

Jan 21, 2019 1:12 AM

The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum may soon have a new name with a ring to it. Or at least one that’s easier to nickname.

Coliseum Authority Executive Director Scott McKibben said RingCentral is interested in naming rights at the stadium. Executives from the Belmont-based company toured the Coliseum last month, he said.

East Bay Times

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor

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Reds, Yankees Nearing Sonny Gray Trade

Jan 20, 2019 9:25 PM

The Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees are nearing a trade centered around Sonny Gray, according to multiple reports.

The Yankees would reportedly get a draft pick and infield prospect Shed Long in the deal.

Cincinnati is working on a contract extension with Gray.

Gray avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Yankees last week. He will be eligible for free agency after the 2019 season.

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals, Miles Mikolas Interested In Extension

Jan 20, 2019 9:19 PM

Miles Mikolas is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2019 season, but the St. Louis Cardinals would like to keep that from happening.

Both sides have expressed interest in negotiating a contract extension.

According to a report, the right-hander's agent has been in touch with the Cardinals "about what the framework would look like for an extension."

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cubs Have Considered Trading Ben Zobrist

Jan 20, 2019 9:14 PM

The Chicago Cubs are facing a budget-crunch and have considered the idea of trading Ben Zobrist, according to a report.

Zobrist carries a $12.5 million salary for 2019 and the Cubs are looking for bullpen help.

Sahadev Sharma/The Athletic

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tim Tebow To Open In Mets' Major League Camp
It will be his third season with the club.

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Yadier Molina Takes Exception To Kris Bryant's Comments
Cubs star Kris Bryant called St. Louis "boring" during the team's fan convention this weekend.

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Bryant, Longoria Frustrated That Harper, Machado Remain Unsigned
Free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado both remain unsigned with less than a month before spring training begins.

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Yankees Working Hard To Trade Sonny Gray
The Yankees appear focused on trading Sonny Gray.

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Yankees, Adam Ottavino Agree To Three-Year, $27M Deal
The right-hander struck out 112 batters for the Rockies last season.

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Red Sox Unlikely To Spend Big On Closer
Craig Kimbrel is seeking a long-term, high-salaried contract, but the Red Sox are concerned about luxury tax.

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Angels, Cody Allen Agree Upon One-Year Deal
The Angels have agreed to a one-year deal with Cody Allen, according to league sources.

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Deion Sanders Advises Kyler Murray To Choose Baseball
Deion Sanders played for five Major League teams, but made the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Joe Maddon: Bryce Harper To Cubs Is 'Not Going To Happen'
The Cubs have a limited budget this offseason, but had been expected to be players for Bryce Harper for several years.

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Diamondbacks, Wilmer Flores Agree Upon One-Year Deal
The agreement includes a club option for 2020.

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White Sox Have $175M Offer On Table For Manny Machado
The White Sox have made a seven-year, $175 million offer to Manny Machado, according to sources.

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Phillies Plan To Make Play For Mike Trout In Two Years
The Phillies plan to make "a big play" for Mike Trout when he's scheduled to become a free agent in two years.

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Phillies Won't Sign Both Bryce Harper And Manny Machado
The Phillies have been linked to both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado in free agency, but they won't be signing both superstars.

Matt Gelb/The Athletic

Giants Hire Pitching Analyst To Help With Training
The Giants have hired Matt Daniels as pitching analyst under Farhan Zaidi.

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Red Sox To Visit White House On Feb. 15
Sam Kennedy said he expects "a healthy representation of ownership, executives, coaches and players" to attend the ceremony, but it is not mandatory.

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Anaheim Approves Lease Extension For Angels
Anaheim has voted in favor of a one-year extension to the Angels' stadium lease.

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Rays Nearing Deal With Avisail Garcia
The deal would be for $3.5 million guaranteed, plus bonuses that could increase the value to $6 million.

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White Sox Haven't Moved Off Seven-Year Offer To Manny Machado
Despite reports of an eight-year offer, the White Sox haven't moved off their previous seven-year contract offer to Manny Machado, according to multiple reports.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Derek Holland Re-Signs With Giants On One-Year Deal
The Giants have re-signed Derek Holland to a one-year, $7 million deal, according to a source.

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Kyler Murray Enters NFL Draft, Can Still Negotiate With A's
Kyler Murray announced via Twitter on Monday that he is entering his name into the NFL Draft.

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