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Could Angels Bring Figgins Back?

Dec 31, 2010 4:20 PM

The Angels may pursue re-acquiring Chone Figgins if they aren't able to sign free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre. Figgins struggled in his first season with the Mariners after signing a four-year deal. He is due $9.5 million this year and close to $20 million total the following two seasons, so that trade would free up a lot of cash for the Mariners.

Sports Press Northwest

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Seattle Mariners, Trade Rumor

Yankees Went After Keppinger

Dec 31, 2010 8:50 AM

The Yankees tried to acquire Jeff Keppinger from the Astros, but Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that talks "went nowhere." The infielder hit .288 with just 36 strikeouts in 514 at-bats in 2010.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports (via Twitter)

Tags: Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Trade Rumor

Soria Won't Block Trade To Yankees

Dec 29, 2010 8:42 AM

Joakim Soria wouldn't block a trade to the Yankees if the Royals changed their stance of moving him. In an interview with the Mexican paper Vanguard, Soria said he doesn't give much weight to the no-trade clause in his contract, which reportedly allows him to block trades to the Yankees, Red Sox, Tigers, Phillies, Cardinals, and Cubs. "I didn't put it there, my agent did, as a strategy," Soria said. "But if the Royals decide to trade me to New York I would gladly go to play with the Yankees or any other team... I repeat, I would not block a trade to the Yankees. I like to play baseball and I would play with any team."

MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, Trade Rumor

Yankees Interested In Blanton, Garcia

Dec 28, 2010 8:23 AM

The Yankees could express interest in Philadelphia's Joe Blanton or Freddy Garcia if Andy Pettitte opts to retire. The Phillies have been looking to deal Blanton since they signed left-hander Cliff Lee. The Yankees have requested Garcia's medical records since being turning down by Lee.

Bergen Record

Tags: New York Yankees, Trade Rumor

Pavano Deal Could Increase Interest In Blanton

Dec 24, 2010 3:27 PM

Once Carl Pavano signs a contract, interest in Phillies right-hander Joe Blanton could increase. The two pitchers have similar statistics, but Blanton is almost five years younger. Philadelphia wants to trade Blanton, who is owed $8.5 million in each of the next two seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Trade Rumor

Blue Jays Trading Aaron Hill?

Dec 24, 2010 12:46 PM

It's possible that Aaron Hill could be trade bait for the Blue Jays this winter and heading into the 2011 season. Hill, injury prone the past few years, can become a free agent after next season as he has three club options at the end of his contract. He'll make just $5 million in '11, but the options are for $8 million, $8 million and $10 million. Hill could be a reserve plan for a club in need of a second or third baseman, such as the Cardinals, Angels and Giants.

ESPN Insider

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Trade Rumor

Royals Telling Teams They Won't Deal Soria

Dec 21, 2010 5:35 PM

The Royals are telling teams that they aren't willing to deal closer Joakim Soria, according to's Buster Olney. Soria's contract is among the most friendly in baseball. Kansas City holds a series of no-risk options through the 2014 season.

Buster Olney/

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Trade Rumor

Greinke Was Never Close To Yanks, Blue Jays

Dec 21, 2010 9:11 AM

Zack Greinke was never close to joining the Yankees or Blue Jays, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Milwaukee acquired Greinke from Kansas City on Sunday. The Yankees had the pieces to get Greinke, but according to multiple sources, talks never got serious. "The Yankees simply were not comfortable with Greinke pitching in New York," Rosenthal wrote. "The Blue Jays never had a shot at Greinke; they, too, were on his no-trade list, and the pitcher was not interested in playing for Toronto," he added.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Trade Rumor

Brewers Won't Trade Fielder

Dec 20, 2010 8:49 AM

The Brewers aren't going to trade Prince Fielder, according to general manager Doug Melvin. "You never say never," said Melvin. "I said a few weeks ago I didn't want to trade Lorenzo Cain. But my vision is having Prince on this ballclub and keeping our impact bats intact."

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

Orioles Interested In Freddy Garcia

Dec 19, 2010 5:01 PM

The Orioles have shown interest in pitcher Freddy Garcia. "Source confirmed the #Orioles have inquired about White Sox pitcher Freddy Garcia," Jen Royle of MASN wrote on her Twitter page.

Jen Royle/MASN (via Twitter)

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Trade Rumor

Nationals Tried, Couldn't Get Greinke To Waive No-Trade Clause
Washington had a deal in place to acquire Zack Greinke, but it fell apart when he used his no-trade clause.

Reports: Brewers Acquire Greinke From Royals
Two reports suggest that Milwaukee has acquired Zack Greinke from Kansas City without giving up Ryan Braun.

Yahoo! Sports

Red Sox May Field Offers For Papelbon
The Red Sox have added depth by signing Bobby Jenks.

Boston Globe

Mets Inquire With Cubs About Gorzelanny
Tom Gorzelanny would be a low-cost option for the Mets.

New York Post

Greinke Fires Agent, Asks For Trade
Zack Greinke fired his agent on Friday and has asked to be traded by the Royals.

Jon Paul Morosi/FoxSports

Sources: A's Trade For Willingham
The A's and Nationals have agreed to trade Josh Willingham for two players to be named.

Mariners Looking To Trade Aardsma
David Aardsma slumped in 2010 after a breakout 2009 season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Mariners Unlikely To Trade Felix
The Yankees may call the Mariners about Felix Hernandez after losing out on Cliff Lee.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Phillies Working To Deal Blanton, Clear Salary
Philadelphia would like to move Joe Blanton's $7 million contract.

Jerry Crasnick/ (via Twitter)

Nationals Pursuing Trade For Garza, Greinke
Washington is "aggressively pursuing" a trade for either Matt Garza or Zack Greinke.

Washington Post

Jays, Nats After Greinke; New York, Texas Unlikely Fits
The Blue Jays and Nationals have the pieces the Yankees and Rangers lack to complete a trade with the Royals.


White Sox Will Listen To Offers For Buehrle
Mark Buehrle will make $14 million in the final year of his contract.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Boston Asked About Ordonez, Beltran, Willingham Before Crawford Deal
The Red Sox were adamant about adding to their outfield.

Boston Globe

Jays Won't Give Up Top Prospects For Greinke
Toronto won't give up Kyle Drabek and Travis Snider to get Zack Greinke from Kansas City.

Buster Olney/ESPN (via Twitter)

Twins Interested In Brendan Ryan
The Twins want to add a shortstop after moving J.J. Hardy.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

White Sox Claim Quentin Isn't On Block
Ken Williams says Carlos Quentin isn't going to be shopped.

Thome, Guerrero Share Same Suitors
The Rangers, Athletics and Orioles are chasing after Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero.

Jon Heyman/Sports Illustrated (via Twitter)

Royals In Listen-Only Mode On Greinke
The Royals are taking calls about Zack Greinke, but they aren't placing any.

Kansas City Star

Garza Headed To Cubs?
A major-league source to certain that the Rays will trade Matt Garza.

Ed Price/FanHouse (via Twitter)

Twins Getting Calls About Liriano
The Yankees are just one of the clubs that are keeping an eye on Francisco Liriano.

New York Post