February 2016 - Baseball Wiretap

McCutchen, Pirates Will Discuss Deal 'At Appropriate Time'
Neal Huntington said Tuesday that the Pirates will discuss a new contract with Andrew McCutchen at "the appropriate time."

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Orioles Agree To Three-Year, $35M Deal With Dexter Fowler
The deal will be finalized after Fowler undergoes a physical with Baltimore.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Jose Reyes Placed On Paid Leave
Jose Reyes has been placed on paid leave by Major League Baseball pending completion of his domestic violence case in Hawaii.


Orioles Have Questions About Gallardo's Physical
It is unclear how the concerns could change the status of the pending three-year agreement between the Orioles and Yovani Gallardo.

Brittany Ghiroli/MLB

No Extension Talks Between A's, Josh Reddick
Josh Reddick has expressed a desire to remain with the Athletics.

Joe Stiglich/CSN Bay Area

Josh Hamilton To Visit Dr. James Andrews
Josh Hamilton is seeking a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on his left knee.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Votto Committed To Reds Despite Rebuilding Process
Joey Votto says he's committed to the Reds over the long-term even as the team continues to deal away high-priced veteran talent as part of an organizational rebuild.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Report: Bautista Seeking $150M From Blue Jays
Jose Bautista said Monday that he gave the club a "number" on what it would take to re-sign him.


Astros Tried To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy From Brewers
The Astros tried to acquire Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers in January, but they were not able to come to terms on a deal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Nationals Have Explored Extension For Bryce Harper
Scott Boras says he and the Nationals have held informal discussions about an extension for the 23-year-old.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Manfred Near Ruling On Two Domestic Violence Cases
Rob Manfred expects an announcement in the next couple of days.

Associated Press

Medical Snag Delays Three-Team Trade Involving Jay Bruce
A three-team trade between the Reds, Blue Jays and Angels centered around Jay Bruce hit a snag on Monday night during the review of medical reports, according to sources.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Rollins Signs Minor League Deal With White Sox
If added to the 40-man roster, Jimmy Rollins will receive a one-year, $2 million deal.

Associated Press

Bryce Harper: 'I Don't Think I'm a Leader'
Bryce Harper is the reigning National League MVP.

Eddie Matz/ESPN

Cubs Enter Spring As World Series Favorites
The Cubs enter spring training as the consensus favorite to win the World Series with as short as 4-1 odds at some Las Vegas sportsbooks.

David Purdum/ESPN

Bautista Has Given Blue Jays 'Number,' Won't Budge
Jose Bautista says that he has given the Toronto Blue Jays "a number" on what it would take to sign him to an extension and he isn't willing to negotiate further.


Twins Haven't Explored Extension For Paul Molitor
Three managers either had their contracts extended or options picked up last week, but the Twins haven't explored such a move with Paul Molitor.

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

Dodgers Haven't Held Extension Talks With Kenley Jansen
The two sides agreed to a one-year, $10.65 million deal in the reliever's last year of arbitration eligibility.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Giants To Monitor Cueto After Long Postseason Run
San Francisco signed Johnny Cueto as a free agent, so they could not dictate his winter routine.

Henry Sculman/San Francisco Chronicle

Padres Among Those Interested In Lincecum
Tim Lincecum is expected to pitch in a showcase near the end of this month. The location will be in the Phoenix area, possibly either Scottsdale or Tempe.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Cardinals Aren't Buying Computer Projections For Season
FanGraphs, which employs a blend of two projection systems, Steamer and ZiPS, has them winning 84 games, 10 fewer than the Cubs and not enough to get into the postseason.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Sandoval: Red Sox Didn't Ask Me To Lose Weight
Pablo Sandoval says no one from the Red Sox asked him to lose weight this offseason.

Rick Weber/ESPN

Miami Marlins To Shave In 2016
New Marlins manger Don Mattingly will have a policy of no facial hair this season.


Brewers To Shift Ryan Braun Back To Left Field
Ryan Braun has spent the last two seasons in right field moving over from left.


Pablo Sandoval Has 'Something To Prove' In 2016
Pablo Sandoval said no one from the Red Sox asked him to lose weight in the offseason.


Dodgers Finalize Deal With Yaisel Sierra
Cuban native Yaisel Sierra has come to terms with the Dodgers on a six-year, $30M deal.


O's, Yovani Gallardo Agree To Three-Year, $35M Deal
The Orioles deal with free-agent pitcher Yovani Gallardo includes a fourth-year option at $13M, according to sources.


Bonds: 'God Know's I'm A Hall Of Famer'
Barry Bonds is excited to rejoin the "fraternity" of major league players and coaches.


Royal Sign Mike Minor To $7.25M Deal
The Royals have signed Mike Minor to a two-year deal worth a reported $7.25 million.

RealGM Staff Report

Maddon Wants Cubs To 'Embrace The Target'
Joe Maddon wants the Cubs to "Embrace the Target" of high expectations as they begin spring training looking to win their first World Series since 1908.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN