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Marlins Tried To Acquire Chapman From Reds

Dec 30, 2015 8:41 AM

The Miami Marlins tried to acquire Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds before the New York Yankees completed a deal, according to a report.

Miami was unwilling to beat the offer New York made to Cincinnati.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Miami Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Diamondbacks, Reds Discussed Brandon Phillips Trade

Dec 30, 2015 8:18 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks may be done making big moves this offseason, but Dave Stewart is open to making the right additions.

The club explored the possibility of acquiring Brandon Phillips from the Cincinnati Reds. Talks included Aaron Hill, but the Diamondbacks reportedly didn't feel comfortable taking on as much of Phillips' 2017 salary as the Reds desired.

Stewart added that the price of bullpen help on the trade market is higher than he feels comfortable paying, particularly given that the club gave up two top prospects in the Shelby Miller trade.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees Plan To Keep Andrew Miller

Dec 29, 2015 10:02 AM

The New York Yankees plan to keep Andrew Miller despite Monday's trade for Aroldis Chapman, according to Brian Cashman.

Cashman said he called Miller prior to the deal to give the reliever a warning and tell him that New York intends to keep Miller, Chapman and Dellin Betances.

"I was making him aware that it will feed a lot of speculation that's been around," Cashman said. "I told him our intent is to retain all three players. How it shakes out in the closer role, going forward, that's all for another day."

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees Acquire Aroldis Chapman For Four Minor Leaguers

Dec 28, 2015 9:07 PM

The New York Yankees have acquired Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for four minor league players.

The Reds get right-handers Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis and infielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda from the Yankees.

"We felt this was an opportunity for us to add a big arm to our bullpen," said Brian Cashman, who already has Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller at the back end of his bullpen.

A baseball source told ESPN's Wallace Matthews that the Yankees made the trade knowing both Florida law enforcement officials and Major League Baseball are continuing to investigate the Oct. 30 incident in which Chapman allegedly choked his girlfriend and then fired eight shots from a handgun in the garage of his Davie, Fla., home.


Tags: Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Cardinals Interested In Colorado's Outfielders

Dec 28, 2015 2:42 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals have shown interest in trading for one of the Colorado Rockies' outfielders.

Carlos Gonzalez, who turned 30 in October, hits better at Coors Field and may not be a realistic target for the Cardinals.

Corey Dickerson and Charlie Blackmon are other possible targets.

Benjamin Hochman/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Tigers Have Received Trade Calls About Nick Castellanos

Dec 28, 2015 7:24 AM

The Detroit Tigers have received trade calls about Nick Castellanos this offseason.

If the Tigers want to clear some money off the books, dealing Castellanos won't help. He still barely makes the league minimum, which wouldn't create enough space to sign an outfielder.

Tony Paul/Detroit News

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Padres Top Priority Is Finding A Shortstop

Dec 23, 2015 8:02 AM

The San Diego Padres have placed a priority on finding a shortstop.

A.J. Preller notes that the offseason is still young as he looks to fill roster holes.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees Shopping Ivan Nova

Dec 22, 2015 4:48 PM

The New York Yankees are making Ivan Nova available in a trade, according to a report.

"They are offering him out there, but I don't know if there's any takers," an executive said of Nova.

Nova, 29, is a year away from free agency and coming off a season that included a return from Tommy John surgery.

George A. King III/New York Post

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Remain In Touch With Marlins About Fernandez

Dec 22, 2015 4:36 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are staying in touch with the Miami Marlins regarding a trade for Jose Fernandez, according to a report.

It's still hard to see the Marlins dealing Fernandez at this point in time.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Cardinals May Have Interest In Jake Odorizzi

Dec 21, 2015 7:25 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have contacted the Tampa Bay Rays about a starting pitcher and Jake Odorizzi is believed to be the target, according to a report.

Odorizzi is from the St. Louis area.

Odorizzi, 25, was 9-9 with a 3.35 ERA in 28 starts for the Rays last season and he has also been linked to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is under club control until 2020.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Braves Targeted Dansby Swanson Before Simmons Trade
The Braves like Dansby Swanson so much that they targeted him in a trade with the Diamondbacks prior to dealing Andrelton Simmons.

David Laurilla/FanGraphs

Epstein Stresses Jorge Soler's Value To Cubs
The Cubs expect Jorge Soler to be their starting right fielder next April.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Rangers Receiving Interest In Jurickson Profar
The Rangers are receiving "a lot of hits" about Jurickson Profar from numerous teams, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Source: Brandon Phillips Trade Talks Not Advancing
It appears unlikely that a deal will be made for Brandon Phillips unless the Reds change their demands.

Nationals Moving Closer To Deal For Brandon Phillips
A trade can't be completed until Brandon Phillips waives his no-trade clause.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Pirates Acquire Jason Rogers From Brewers
The Pirates have acquired Jason Rogers from the Brewers in exchange for minor league outfielder Keon Broxton and pitcher Trey Supak.

Associated Press

Reds, Nationals Agree In Principle To Brandon Phillips Trade
The Reds and Nationals have agreed in principle to a trade centered around Brandon Phillips, according to sources.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Marlins Listening, But Not Seeking Out Jose Fernandez Trade
The Marlins have reiterated that they aren't actively shopping Jose Fernandez, but they are listening to any trade calls received.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Dodgers, Rays Discussing Jake Odorizzi Trade
Jake Odorizzi, who will turn 26 in March, was reportedly offered a contract extension by the Rays this offseason.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

White Sox Acquire Todd Frazier In Three-Team Trade With Reds, Dodgers
Todd Frazier is set to earn $7.5 million in 2016 and can be controlled via the arbitration process for the 2017 season.

Steve Adams/MLBTradeRumors

Nationals, Reds Discussing Brandon Phillips
Brandon Phillips would have to waive his no-trade clause to make any deal a reality.

William Boor/MLB

Reds 'Heavily' Shopping Todd Frazier
The most extensive interest in Frazier is coming from the American League Central, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Astros Want To Add Another Starting Pitcher
Houston has interest in Yovani Gallardo and could also be in the mix for Mike Leake.

Jose de Jesus Ortiz/Houston Chronicle

Todd Frazier Trade Talks Intensifying
The Reds have been listening to offers on Frazier this offseason.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Braves Could Shop Newly Acquired Ender Inciarte
The Braves could try to flip Ender Inciarte for pitching as the offseason progresses.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Indians Likely View Corey Kluber As Untouchable
There has been a lot of talk about the Indians trading a starting pitcher this month, but it appears as though Corey Kluber may be considered untouchable.

Terry Pluto/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Nationals Won't Pursue Chapman With Legal Case Pending
Mike Rizzo won't be seeking a trade for Aroldis Chapman while the pitcher's domestic case is pending.

Trade Talks Around Rays' Jake McGee Intensifying
The Rays have seen trade talks surrounding Jake McGee intensifying over the last 24-48 hours, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Nationals Have Interest In Trading For Aroldis Chapman
The Dodgers haven't completely dropped their pursuit of Aroldis Chapman, who has had domestic abuse issues surface.

Marly Rivera/ESPN

Nationals Trade Yunel Escobar To Angels
The Nationals have agreed to trade Yunel Escobar to the Angels for pitcher Trevor Gott and another minor league player, according to a source.

Jim Bowden/ESPN