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Cubs May Be Dangling Zambrano

Dec 31, 2009 4:30 PM

A pair of American League officials told the New York Post that the Cubs are shopping pitcher Carlos Zambrano. Zambrano has three-years and $53.75 million left on his contract. The same officials say Zambrano, for comfort reasons, has no desire to waive his no-trade clause and leave Chicago.

New York Post

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Dodgers Won't Break Up Young Core

Dec 30, 2009 9:17 PM

The Dodgers are seeking payroll flexibility, but sources say that they are unlikely to trade any of their top arbitration-eligible players. Los Angeles, sources say, essentially is limited to cash-neutral transactions due to the divorce proceedings between owner Frank McCourt and his wife. If the Dodgers were to sign a free agent, they'd have to subtract a player of similar cost.

FOX Sports

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Nothing To Rumors Of Deal Between Cubs, Red Sox And Padres

Dec 29, 2009 5:14 PM

There has been speculation that the Cubs, Red Sox and Padres have discussed a three-team, blockbuster trade. In the rumored deal, Jacoby Ellsbury and Clay Buchholz would land in Chicago and Adrian Gonzalez would end up in Boston. The whispers were shot down on Monday. Although the Red Sox and Cubs have talked lately, a three-team deal involving San Diego hasn't been mentioned.

ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Trade Rumor

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Rockies, Cubs Discussing Spilborghs Trade

Dec 29, 2009 8:50 AM

Sources told ESPNChicago.com that the Cubs and Rockies are discussing a trade that would send outfielder Ryan Spilborghs to Chicago. Spilborghs would become the fourth outfielder for the Cubs, who previously used Reed Johnson in the role.

ESPN

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Trade Rumor

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Braves Could Use Melky To Get Uggla

Dec 28, 2009 3:15 PM

The Braves are still looking to improve their offense this winter. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that they could use recently-acquired center fielder Melky Cabrera to get second baseman Dan Uggla from the Marlins. If not Cabrera, the Braves could use another outfielder to land a slugger.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Indians May Put Carmona On Market

Dec 28, 2009 3:12 PM

The Indians won't say that he's available, but pitcher Fausto Carmona could be placed on the trade market. "He's got one of the best three sinkers in the game," an NL executive told the Boston Globe. Carmona is likely a middle-to-back-end of the rotation guy.

Boston Globe

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Time Is Right For Giants To Swing Deal

Dec 28, 2009 3:01 PM

The Giants haven't made any huge moves this offseason, but with the Dodgers struggling in the NL West, now is the time for general manager Brian Sabean to make a run at the division. San Francisco's offense needs work as the rotation is solid with Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain headlining it. The Giants are rumored to be close to re-signing Juan Uribe and they have been linked to Mark DeRosa lately as well. Dan Uggla is another bat that San Francisco would benefit from adding.

ESPN

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Twins Unlikely To Pursue Uggla

Dec 28, 2009 2:58 PM

The Twins need help in the infield but they are unlikely to make a play for Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla. Minnesota has no set starter at second or third base, but ESPN points out that they don't have the prospect inventory to enter talks with Florida. However, they could call San Diego back and restart the negotiations for third baseman Kevin Kouzmannof.

ESPN

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Padres Would Get Better Value By Waiting To Deal Gonzalez

Dec 28, 2009 8:49 AM

The Padres could get better value in return for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez if they wait to deal him, writes Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Morosi writes that Gonzalez's value would be very high around the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. He'll be as close to free agency as Mark Teixeira was back in 2007 when the Rangers dealt him to the Braves and got Elvis Andrus and Neftali Feliz in return. As long as there are free-agent options at first base, Morosi believes that it will be hard for San Diego general manager Jed Hoyer to have much leverage in trade talks.

FOX Sports

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Marlins Continue To Shop Uggla

Dec 27, 2009 7:33 PM

With a trade to the Giants unlikely, the Marlins will have to get creative in how they shop second baseman Dan Uggla. San Francisco is reluctant to give up pitcher Jonathan Sanchez for Uggla, so the Miami Herald writes that Florida will need to reengage talks with Baltimore, Texas and Atlanta. They haven't fully ruled out keeping him if they can't find a good deal.

Miami Herald

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Cubs Could Try To Acquire Ellsbury
Chicago needs both a center fielder and a leadoff hitter.

Chicago Tribune

Kouzmanoff Trade Rumors Have Dissipated
It's appearing less likely that the Padres will trade Kevin Kouzmanoff.

MLB.com

Jays, Mariners Finalize Morrow Deal
The Blue Jays have finally acquired Brandon Morrow.

ESPN

Dodgers Aren't Done Pursuing Harang
Aaron Harang is apparently still an option for the Dodgers.

Yahoo! Sports

Yanks Send Melky To Braves For Vazquez
Javier Vazquez pitched for the Yankees in 2004.

ESPN

Zambrano's Agent: No Trade Talks With Yankees
The Cubs say they aren't discussing Carlos Zambrano with the Yankees.

Chicago Sun-Times

Jays To Acquire Morrow From Mariners
Toronto is close to landing Brandon Morrow.

MLB.com

Yankees Closing In On Deal For Starter
The Yankees are close to adding a starting pitcher.

New York Daily News

Angels Trying To Deal Matthews In Hopes Of Landing Bay
Trading Gary Matthews Jr. could allow the Angels to chase Jason Bay.

Boston Herald

Indians Get Talbot To Complete Shoppach Deal
The Indians have landed Mitch Talbot to complete a trade with the Rays.

ESPN

Braves Talking To Marlins About Uggla
The Braves are interested in Dan Uggla, Nick Swisher and Johnny Damon.

FoxSports

Yankees Inquire On Zambrano
The Yankees are searching for a starter.

New York Post

Cubs Could Deal With Yankees For Outfielder
Melky Cabrera or Brett Gardner could be a fit for the Cubs.

New York Daily News

Lowell Needs Surgery, Trade Dead
Mike Lowell needs thumb surgery and will remain in Boston.

ESPN

Lowell Undergoes Physical In Texas
Mike Lowell has finally undergone a physical.

ESPN

Dodgers Done Pursuing Harang
Aaron Harang is no longer an option for the Dodgers.

MLBlogs Network

Seattle Wants To Trade Morrow For Hitter
The Mariners are looking to bolster their hitting.

FOX Sports

Lowell To Have Physical Over Weekend
Mike Lowell is expected to finally undergo a physical this weekend.

ESPN

Giants 'Unlikely' To Land Uggla
Dan Uggla isn't likely to land in San Francisco.

ESPN

Cubs Trade Bradley To Mariners For Silva
The Chicago Cubs have traded Milton Bradley to Seattle for Carlos Silva.

ESPN.com