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Pirates 'Motivated' To Move Gerrit Cole, Talks With Yankees Picking Up

Dec 22, 2017 7:43 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees are once again discussing a trade centered around Gerrit Cole, according to a report.

The Pirates are now "motivated" to move the right-hander and the Yankees are currently the most likely landing spot.

Cole, 27, is controllable for another two seasons.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

O's Threaten To Take Manny Machado Off Trading Block

Dec 20, 2017 12:21 PM

The Orioles plan to remove Manny Machado from the trade block if offers for the third baseman don't improve by Thursday, according to general manager Dan Duquette.

Machado has been the focus of widespread trade speculation since baseball's winter meetings last week, but Duquette told MASN Sports on Wednesday that he is "not sure we're going to focus on that much more after tomorrow."

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Giants Acquire Evan Longoria From Rays

Dec 20, 2017 12:20 PM

The San Francisco Giants have acquired Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays.

Longoria has five years left on his six-year, $100 million deal with a seventh year available as a team option.

The Rays will be getting infielder Christian Arroyo, minor league pitchers Matt Krook and Stephen Woods and must take on the last year of Denard Span's contract. He will earn $9 million.

Longoria hit .261 with 20 homers and 86 RBIs last season.


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Orioles Want Two Controllable Starting Pitchers For Manny Machado

Dec 20, 2017 7:31 AM

If the Baltimore Orioles are going to trade Manny Machado, they hope to come to an agreement by the end of the week.

The Orioles haven't backed down from the asking price of two starting pitchers that are controllable or "at least the next four or five years," according to a report.

As great a player as Machado is, he'll become a free agent after the 2018 season.

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees Have Been Scouting Patrick Corbin

Dec 19, 2017 8:00 AM

The New York Yankees have been looking at options to bolster their starting rotation and have scouted Patrick Corbin.

Corbin had a strong second half for the Arizona Diamondbacks and will be eligible for free agency after the season.

The left-hander made $3.95 million in 2017.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Red Sox Hope To Find Trade Partner For Hanley Ramirez

Dec 19, 2017 7:54 AM

The Boston Red Sox want to sign J.D. Martinez, but may have to find a way to trade Hanley Ramirez in order to relieve a roster logjam if they do so.

There have been rumblings that the Red Sox want to trade Ramirez, but they haven't been able to find a suitor.

Ramirez will make $22 million next season and his contract includes a 2019 option worth the same amount that vests if he logs at least 497 plate appearances next year.

Evan Drellich/CSNNE

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Giants Looking Into Trade For Maikel Franco

Dec 18, 2017 8:04 AM

The San Francisco Giants are considering a trade for Maikel Franco, according to a report.

The club shed some salary when they traded Matt Moore to the Texas Rangers last week.

Dealing Moore saved them $9 million and they now have roughly $21 million to spend while still remaining under the luxury tax threshold.

Franco hasn't yet lived up to his initial promise with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jim Salisbury/NBC Sports Philadelphia

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Diamondbacks, White Sox Showing Most Interest In Manny Machado

Dec 18, 2017 7:50 AM

As the Baltimore Orioles continue to mull a possible Manny Machado trade, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox have shown the most interest in dealing for the star, according to sources.

The Diamondbacks are coming off a playoff berth and could lose J.D. Martinez in free agency.

Machado will become a free agency after the season.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Phillies Have Asked About Chris Archer, Danny Duffy, Marcus Stroman

Dec 18, 2017 7:44 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have been shopping for controllable pitching this offseason and have inquired about the availability of Chris Archer, Danny Duffy and Marcus Stroman.

They are looking to accelerate their rebuild after signing Carlos Santana and adding to their bullpen.

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Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees, Pirates Discussing Gerrit Cole Trade

Dec 15, 2017 7:53 AM

The New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates are discussing a trade that would send Gerrit Cole to the American League for a package centered around Clint Frazier, according to a report.

Pittsburgh would also like a young starting pitcher on the verge of the Major Leagues. New York's Chance Adams may best fit that description.

Cole, 27, won't be a free agent until 2020.

George A. King III/New York Post

Tags: New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

White Sox Are 'Most Aggressive Suitor' For Manny Machado
As the Orioles mull a possible Manny Machado trade, the White Sox have emerged as the "most aggressive suitor" for the star infielder.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Cardinals Trade Stephen Piscotty To Athletics
The Cardinals have traded Stephen Piscotty to the Athletics for a pair of minor leaguers.


Orioles Still Mulling Possible Manny Machado Trade
Manny Machado will be a free agent after the 2018 season.


Angels Acquire Ian Kinsler From Tigers
Ian Kinsler, 35, is due to earn $11 million next season in the final year of his contract.


Rangers Inquire With Diamondbacks About Zack Greinke
The Rangers have discussed pitching with the Diamondbacks and Zack Greinke's name has been featured in talks, according to a report.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Manny Machado Wants To Play SS, Orioles Open To Trade
Manny Machado wants to move from third base to shortstop as he enters his final season before free agency, according to Major League sources.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Marlins Gave Giancarlo Stanton Ultimatum To Pick Giants Or Cardinals
Giancarlo Stanton respects both the Giants and Cardinals, but preferred going to a more established contender.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Yankees Trade Chase Headley To Padres In Salary Dump
Chase Headley is owed $13 million for the 2018 season.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Rays Getting Numerous Calls About Chris Archer
Chris Archer is drawing a lot of interest on the trade market and the Rays have heard from the Braves, Brewers, Cardinals, Cubs and Twins.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

Marlins Now Focused On Trading Marcell Ozuna
The Marlins are pushing to trade Marcell Ozuna and clubs are interested.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Red Sox Have Inquired About Trading For Kyle Schwarber
The Red Sox, looking to add to their offense, have inquired with the Cubs about trading for Kyle Schwarber, according to a report.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Mets Have Spoken To Two Clubs About Matt Harvey Trade
Matt Harvey, 28, is eligible for arbitration this winter and then free agency in the fall of 2018.

New York Daily News

Yankees Acquire Giancarlo Stanton From Marlins
Giancarlo Stanton previously rejected proposed trades to the Giants and Cardinals.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Teams Have Called Orioles About Manny Machado
The Orioles are not shopping Manny Machado, but have received a few calls about the superstar third baseman.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Stanton Will Only Approve Deal To Astros, Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees
Giancarlo Stanton has declared that he'll only accept a trade to the Astros, Cubs, Dodgers or Yankees, according to a report.

Nicholas Parco/New York Daily News

Mariners Acquire Dee Gordon, Bonus Slot From Marlins
The Marlins have traded Dee Gordon and international slot money to the Mariners for minor leaguers Robert Dugger, Nick Neidert and Christopher Torres.


Giants Expect Decision From Giancarlo Stanton By End Of Week
The Giants expect that Giancarlo Stanton will decide whether or not to waive his no-trade clause by the end of the week, according to a report.

Alex Pavlovic/CSN Bay Area

Mariners, Angels Add Bonus Allocations For Pursuit Of Shohei Otani
The Mariners and Angels each acquired $1 million in international bonus allocations from the Twins on Wednesday.


Jeter Says 'No Decisions' Have Been Made On Giancarlo Stanton
Derek Jeter says the Marlins have made no decisions regarding Giancarlo Stanton, who is on the trading block following an MVP season.

Associated Press

Marlins Want Wacha, Martinez From Cardinals In Stanton Deal
The framework of a possible Giancarlo Stanton trade between the Marlins and Cardinals appears to be taking shape.

Jon Morosi/MLB