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Cubs Trade Marquis To Colorado
The Colorado Rockies will acquire Jason Marquis from the Chicago Cubs for reliever Luis Vizcaino, according to a baseball source with knowledge of the clubs? discussions. With Marquis, 30, due to make $9.875 million next season in the final year of his contract, the Cubs felt they had to move him to gain payroll flexibility necessary to accomplish other roster needs. If Vizcaino rebounds and helps the Cubs, fine, but the Cubs will accomplish their objective of moving Marquis and freeing up about $5 million.
Red Sox Tried To Get Hanley Back
At one point this winter, the Red Sox made a play to re-acquire Marlins superstar Hanley Ramirez, league sources tell SI.com. The Marlins were said to be most interested in a centerfielder, and it's believed that Jacoby Ellsbury and Clay Buchholz were among those mentioned in a potential package for Ramirez, who began in Boston's organization before being traded to the Marlins after the 2005 season in the deal that sent Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell to the Red Sox. It was originally believed that these recent discussions came after Boston lost out in the running for Mark Teixeira, who signed an eight-year, $180 million deal with the Yankees last week, but in fact, they were held a few weeks prior to that.
Mets' Interest In Andruw Jones Dwindles
The Mets and Dodgers discussed a deal involving outfielder Andruw Jones at the winter meetings, but New York's interest has reportedly dwindled. A person familiar with those previous discussions said Monday "nothing is ongoing, and nothing [no trade] is going to happen." The Mets had reportedly approached the Dodgers about a trade built around second baseman Luis Castillo-for-Jones.
Orioles Could Deal For Blalock?
The Orioles and Rangers discussed a trade involving Hank Blalock during the winter meetings. Blalock would play first base and DH for Baltimore.
Padres Won't Pursue Peavy Trade, But Will Listen To Offers
It has become much less likely that the Padres will trade ace Jake Peavy this offseason, but the organization is still willing to listen to offers. Both CEO Sandy Alderson and General Manager Kevin Towers have said the club will still listen to inquiries. Intense negotiations with the Cubs regarding Peavy reportedly broke down last month.
Angels, Rangers, A's And Braves Interested In A Yankee Outfielder?
The Yankees are looking to move two from a group of outfielders of Xavier Nady, Nick Swisher, and Hideki Matsui. The Angels, Texas, Oakland, and Atlanta are considered to have interest.
Could Angels Make Play For Matsui?
The Angels, after losing out on Mark Teixeira, could make a play for Hideki Matsui to bolster their lineup. The Yankees have more players than needed in the outfield and at designated hitter. Xavier Nady is another name that has been floated around in trade rumors, and the Braves appear interested. The signing of Teixeira has made Matsui, Nady and Nick Swisher somewhat expendable.
Red Sox Like Montero And Saltalamacchia At Catcher Via Trade
The Red Sox are interested in acquiring a catcher, possibly Miguel Montero of Arizona or Jarrod Saltalamacchia of the Rangers. According to major league sources, Red Sox special assistant Allard Baird watched Saltalamacchia on his worst defensive night in winter ball although other scouts who watched him regularly thought he was fine behind the plate.
Does Teixeira Signing Mean Yankees Will Trade Matsui?
The arrival of Mark Teixeira in New York could mean that the Yankees will look to trade Hideki Matsui in order to trim their swelling payroll. If not Matsui, then possibly Nick Swisher, who they acquired from the White Sox mere weeks ago. Swisher was slotted to start at first, with Matsui likely occupying the designated hitter spot for the Yankees, but the Teixeira signing chances that. New York now has both Matsui and Swisher to decide between at designated hitter, with Matsui an unlikely option in left field because of his bulky knee.
Will Angels Contact Padres About Peavy?
The Angels could soon make another attempt to engage the Padres in trade talks for pitcher Jake Peavy. However, Los Angeles isn't likely to part with their young arms, which San Diego would undoubtedly want. The Angels would probably have to give the Padres at least one of the following: Ervin Santana, Joe Saunders, Jered Weaver. That makes the likelihood of a trade relatively low.
D-Backs, Red Sox To Discuss Byrnes Deal?
The Diamondbacks and Red Sox could soon revive talks on a trade involving outfielder Eric Byrnes.
Braves And Cards Discussed Johnson For Ludwick
Earlier this offseason, the Braves discussed sending Kelly Johnson to the Cardinals for outfielder Ryan Ludwick.
Will Red Sox Send Lowell Packing?
If the Red Sox are able to land Mark Teixeira, it is believed that they could look to trade third baseman Mike Lowell and the rest of his $37.5 million deal.
Royals' Zack Greinke To Braves?
There has been a recent resurgence of rumors that the Braves could swing a deal for Royals' starting pitcher Zack Greinke.
Pirates' Options For Wilson Trade Dwindle
The Pirates are still looking to trade shortstop Jack Wilson, but their options are dwindling as the offseason progresses.
Reds Pass On Dye Trade?
The Reds appear to have passed on a potential trade with the White Sox that would have netted them veteran outfielder Jermaine Dye.
Could Nady End Up With Giants?
There have been rumors that the Yankees could trade Xavier Nady, and the Giants appear to be an ideal destination.
Yankees, Brewers Deal At Standstill
The Yankees have been so consumed with finalizing the deals of CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett that talks with the Brewers on a trade for Mike Cameron are at a standstill.
Padres: We're No Longer Shopping Peavy
Padres' CEO Sandy Alderson was asked about Jake Peavy on Monday and he said, ?It's likely Jake will be with us Opening Day.?
Yanks Trying To Get Bill Hall From Brewers?
The Yankees and Brewers continued discussions on a trade involving Mike Cameron and Melky Cabrera on Monday, but New York could be trying to get Bill Hall in the deal, as well.
Yanks, Brewers Expected To Intensify Cameron-Melky Talks
The Yankees and Brewers are expected to intensify talks on Monday regarding the Mike Cameron-for-Melky Cabrera swap.
Igawa's Contract Holding Up Cameron Trade
The Yankees and Brewers continue to negotiate over how much of the $12 million due to Kei Igawa for the next three seasons the Yankees must pay.
Cubs To Unload Marquis To Sign Bradley?
The Cubs could look to trade pitcher Jason Marquis in order to sign free-agent designated hitter Milton Bradley.
Angels Again Interested In Peavy
The Angels reiterated their interest in Jake Peavy during the winter meetings.
Cameron For Cabrera Trade Back On?
The Mike Cameron for Miguel Cabrera trade now appears to be back on.
Cubs Could Send Jason Marquis To New York?
The Mets and Cubs are discussing a trade that would send Jason Marquis home to New York.
Beltre Adds Twins To No-Trade List
One of the teams expected to go heavily after Adrian Beltre this winter was the Minnesota Twins.
Cameron Deal Falling Apart After Yanks Ask For Help With Money
In order to facilitate a trade for Mike Cameron, the Yankees have asked Milwaukee to eat a portion of his $10 million contract, which infuriated the Brewers.
Lugo For Byrnes Being Discussed
Steve Phillips of ESPN reported early Thursday morning that the Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks are discussing a trade involving shortstop Julio Lugo and outfielder Eric Byrnes.