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Figgins Doesn't Want To Be Traded

Jan 30, 2011 10:19 AM

Mariners infielder Chone Figgins said Saturday that he does not wish to be traded. Rumors have linked Figgins to the Athletics. Seattle's front office has also downplayed the rumors. It was reported on Friday that the A's were trying to work a deal for Figgins, with third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and possibly a pitcher going to Seattle in return.

Oakland Tribune

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Trade Rumor

GM Downplays Figgins-To-A's Talk

Jan 29, 2011 11:39 AM

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik is downplaying rumors that he could trade infielder Chone Figgins to the Athletics. The Contra Costa Times was the first to report that Oakland was pursuing Figgins in exchange for Kevin Kouzmanoff and possibly a pitcher. "I'm looking forward to Figgins being our starting third baseman," Zduriencik said. "He'll be here tomorrow [for the Mariners' FanFest]. He's been agreeable to moving back to third base and that's our plan, to have Chone be our Opening Day third baseman."

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Trade Rumor

Pujols Would Veto Any Trade Proposal

Jan 29, 2011 11:11 AM

The understanding in St. Louis is that Albert Pujols will veto any trade proposal, according to sources. That means there will only be two outcomes of talks between Pujols and the Cardinals on a long-term contract extension: Either he signs an extension or will become a free agent this coming fall. Pujols and the Cardinals are negotiating under the player's deadline of Feb. 19, the first day he arrives in training camp.

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Trade Rumor

Nationals, Indians Discussing Sizemore?

Jan 26, 2011 6:35 AM

Phil Wood of MASN is reporting that the Nationals and Indians have had "conversations" about starting pitcher Fausto Carmona and outfielder Grady Sizemore. Cleveland is looking to move salary and Sizemore will be eligible for free agency in 2012. Sizemore, originally an Expos prospect, was traded to the Indians in 2002.

Phil Wood/MASN

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Washington Nationals, Trade Rumor

Tigers Have Trade Lined Up For Galarraga

Jan 24, 2011 6:14 AM

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski says he has a trade lined up for right-hander Armando Galarraga. Dombrowski wouldn't reveal anymore details, but the Pirates and Diamondbacks are known to have interest. Galarraga became expendable when the Tigers signed Brad Penny to a one-year contract as a starting pitcher.

Detroit News

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Trade Rumor

Nationals Have Wealth Of Starting Pitching

Jan 23, 2011 7:30 PM

Any team looking for help in their starting rotation may keep their eyes on the Nationals this spring. Washington has added Tom Gorzelanny to a rotation that the Chicago Tribune writes could be eight-men deep. The Nationals have Jordan Zimmermann, Yunesky Maya, John Lannan, Livan Hernandez, Jason Marquis, Ross Detwiler and Chien-Ming Wang in addition to Gorzelanny.

Chicago Tribune

Tags: Washington Nationals, Trade Rumor

Red Sox Still Open To Dealing Papelbon

Jan 23, 2011 11:36 AM

The Red Sox are still open to trading closer Jonathan Papelbon, according to the Boston Globe. Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reported earlier this week that the Athletics and White Sox were interested, but the $12 million contract he received nixed things. Boston has Daniel Bard and Bobby Jenks as potential replacements.

Boston Globe

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Trade Rumor

D-Backs Interested In Armando Galarraga

Jan 23, 2011 11:33 AM

The Diamondbacks are showing strong interest in Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, who could fill out their rotation. The clubs are said to be exchanging names in trade talks, but nothing is imminent. Detroit has a week to trade him, release him or place him on waivers.

Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Trade Rumor

Tigers Add Penny, Will Look To Trade Galarraga

Jan 19, 2011 6:07 AM

The Tigers have finalized a one-year deal with Brad Penny, while designating Armando Galarraga for assignment. Detroit signed Galarraga to a one-year, $2.3 million before making the move and general manager Dave Dombrowski says the team will try to trade him. "There are clubs looking for starters right now," Dombrowski said. "If we can find him a home in a rotation somewhere, that's what we'll be trying to do."


Tags: Detroit Tigers, Signing, Trade Rumor

Yankees Not Yet Looking To Trade Joba

Jan 15, 2011 10:49 AM

The Yankees may trade Joba Chamberlain after signing Rafael Soriano to a three-year deal, but they aren't looking to do so just yet, according to a source. New York has lost confidence in Chamberlain after three up-and-down seasons. According to a source, the Yankees have no plans to trade the right-hander, but they would listen to offers.

New York Post

Tags: New York Yankees, Trade Rumor

Yankees Still Looking For Pitching
New York was interested in Matt Garza.

Phillies Holding Onto Blanton?
Ruben Amaro Jr. says he's happy with Philadelphia's roster.

Bucks County Courier Times

Cubs, Rays Close To Garza Deal
Matt Garza is coming off his best professional season.


Rangers Have No Plans To Trade Young
Michael Young will do whatever the Rangers want him to.

Cameron Won't Request Trade From Red Sox
Mike Cameron will likely enter the season as Boston's fourth outfielder, but he wants to win and prove he's healthy.

Cubs Not Close To Acquiring Garza
The Rays are more likely to deal Matt Garza this summer.

Cubs Lead Race To Acquire Garza
The Cubs and Rays are discussing a deal involving Matt Garza.

Chicago Sun-Times

Nationals Tried To Lure Greinke With Huge Extension
Zack Greinke had no interest in playing for Washington.

Jon Heyman/Sports Illustrated (via Twitter)