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Miami Among Teams Interested In Garza
The Marlins would love to add Cubs right-hander Matt Garza to their improved starting rotation. Miami signed left-hander Mark Buehrle to a contract earlier this offseason. The Marlins, after failing to land Athletics left-hander Gio Gonzalez, have serious interest in Garza, according to major league sources.
Tigers Join Pursuit Of Matt Garza
The Tigers are a new suitor for Cubs right-hander Matt Garza. Interest in Garza has picked up recently, according to Major League sources. Multiple teams are pursuing the right-hander aggressively, increasing the odds that he will be dealt before spring training.
Longoria Shoots Down Twitter Trade Talk
Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has firmly dismissed a Twitter report that he was "disgruntled" by the team's financial situation and "would welcome" a trade. "I don't have any idea where that rumor came from! It's completely false," Longoria said. "I've said from the start I love Tampa, I love the direction we are heading as a franchise and there is no better place for me to continue to grow as a player and person."
Jurrjens May Be An Option For Red Sox
The Red Sox are exploring all options as they look for a starting pitcher and Atlanta's Jair Jurrjens is a possibility. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports also lists Hiroki Kuroda, Edwin Jackson, Roy Oswalt, Joe Saunders and Matt Garza as candidates.
Cubs Want Young Starter For Garza
The Cubs appear to want a young starting pitcher in an trade for right-hander Matt Garza. The Yankees and Blue Jays have the type of young arms that Chicago would desire and a need for a starter.
A's Not Ruling Out Another Trade
The Athletics have acquired 10 players via trade this offseason and they may not be done dealing. Oakland assistant general manager David Forst did not rule out another and said "there are still some players of interest."
Oakland Getting Two Prospects In Bailey Deal
In addition to acquiring outfielder Josh Reddick from the Red Sox in a trade for reliever Andrew Bailey, the Athletics will also receive a pair of prospects. Oakland will add first baseman Miles Head and pitcher Raul Alcantara. Both Head and Alcantara are believed to be years away from the Major Leagues.
Red Sox, Rangers Favorites To Acquire Bailey
The Red Sox and Rangers are the two teams most aggressively pushing to acquire pitcher Andrew Bailey from the Athletics. Boston and Texas are both interested in Bailey and they have the pieces needed to make a deal with Oakland.
Bailey Could Be Next Oakland Pitcher Dealt
Athletics general manager Billy Beane has made no secret about his willingness to move important pieces. Beane has already put that strategy into action by dealing Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow.
Rays Most Likely To Trade Davis, Niemann
The sentiment around baseball is that Wade Davis and Jeff Niemann are the most likely to be traded from the deep and young Rays rotation. For Tampa Bay, however, this is the perfect time to deal James Shields. His stock is at its highest after a huge bounce-back season and his price is quickly growing and teams are scrambling for starting-pitching help.
Yankees Were High On Danks Before Extension
Looking for a starting pitcher this offseason, the Yankees liked Chicago's John Danks better than Gio Gonzalez.
Texas May Be Willing To Deal Harrison
The Rangers may be willing to trade left-hander Matt Harrison in order to acquire a hitter this winter.
Red Sox, Cubs Could Still Swap 'Significant' Player
There is still a chance that the Red Sox could get a "significant" player from the Cubs as compensation for executive Theo Epstein.
Bourjos Could Be Expendable To Angels
The Angels appear to have three outfielders set for the 2012 season in the young Mike Trout and veterans Torii Hunter and Vernon Wells.
Cubs Would Love To Move Dempster
The Cubs would love to trade right-hander Ryan Dempster and the $14 million remaining on his contract.
Astros Willing To Take On Some Of Wandy Rodriguez's Salary
Wandy Rodriguez is owed $25.5 million, but Houston is willing to take on some of that in exchange for prospects.
Tigers, Red Sox, Yankees And Blue Jays Interested In Garza
The belief is that Cubs president Theo Epstein will trade right-hander Matt Garza this winter.
White Sox Expected Danks To Draw More Interest
After failing to sign him to a contract extension, the White Sox put John Danks on the trade market.
Rockes Looking To Trade Seth Smith
Having signed outfielder Michael Cuddyer, the Rockies are hoping to trade Seth Smith this offseason.
Marlins Declare Stanton, Morrison Off Limits
The Marlins are looking for starting pitchers, but they have declared Mike Stanton and Logan Morrison "off limits."
Red Sox Offered Position Players For Gio Gonzalez
The Nationals acquired Gio Gonzalez from the Athletics, but the Red Sox and Blue Jays were also in serious pursuit of the left-hander.
Nationals Seeking To Improve Bench
Washington is unlikely to sign utilityman Greg Dobbs, according to a source.
Cubs May Add Depth By Trading Garza
Matt Garza was arguably the best starting pitcher for the Cubs last season.
Indians Called Yankees About Swisher
The Indians are one of several clubs that have called the Yankees about outfielder Nick Swisher, according to a report by FOX Sports.
Rangers Still Pursuing Oakland's Bailey
Texas has already spent considerable money to add Joe Nathan and Yu Darvish this offseason.
Source: Nats Add Gio Gonzalez To Rotation
The A's have dealt left-hander Gio Gonzalez to the Nationals Thursday for four prospects.
Braves Nearly Dealt Jurrjens To Reds
The Braves and Reds discussed Jair Jurrjens, but talks broke down when Cincinnati landed Mat Latos.
Source: Cubs, Reds Close On Marshall Trade
The Cubs and Reds are close to a trade involving reliever Sean Marshall and starter Travis Wood.
Mets Like Colorado's Eric Young Jr.
The Mets have expressed interest in Rockies outfielder/second baseman Eric Young Jr., according to a major league source.