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Buster Olney: Giants Could Trade Then Re-Sign Madison Bumgarner

Mar 27, 2019 12:25 PM

The future of Madison Bumgarner with the San Francisco Giants will be one of MLB's most interesting topics this season. Bumgarner will be a free agent at the end of the 2019 season and his value is uncertain given his drop in production compared to his postseason pedigree.

Bumgarner has appeared in 16 games in the postseason, starting 14, and the Giants are 13-3 in those appearances; he has a 2.11 ERA in 102⅓ innings. But Bumgarner's fastball has concerned evaluators as he's given up an OPS of .926 with the pitch.

Buster Olney suggests the Giants could consider trading Bumgarner near the deadline for prospects and still pursue signing him back in free agency given his history with the franchise. Giants owner Charles Johnson is said to consider Bumgarner an absolute favorite.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Brewers Trade Erik Kratz To Giants

Mar 24, 2019 11:44 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have traded Erik Kratz to the San Francisco Giants for minor league infielder C.J. Hinojoso.

Kratz, 39, was a significant part of Milwaukee's NLDS victory over the Colorado Rockies last fall. He went 5-for-8 with two RBIs in the series.

The Brewers officially signed reliever Alex Wilson to fill Erik Kratz's roster spot.


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Indians, Padres Still Engaged On Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber

Mar 19, 2019 8:12 AM

The Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres are still engaged in "continued discussions" regarding a trade for either Trevor Bauer or Corey Kluber, according to a report.

There is no expectation that a deal will be completed by the start of the season.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Tags: Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Blue Jays Listening To Offers, But Marcus Stroman Talks Quiet

Mar 4, 2019 8:33 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are listening to offers for pretty much everyone on the roster.

However, talks involving Marcus Stroman are relatively quiet right now.

Interest in Stroman could spike up when Dallas Keuchel signs as a free agent.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mariners In No Rush To Trade Edwin Encarnacion

Feb 14, 2019 9:02 AM

The Seattle Mariners have been expected to trade Edwin Encarnacion ever since they acquired him in a three-team deal back in December.

The Mariners are unlikely to trade Encarnacion before the start of full-squad workouts Saturday, but a trade will likely be discussed as needs arise for other clubs this spring.

Encarnacion is 36 and carries a $20 million salary for 2019 plus a $5 million buyout if his team doesn't pick up his option for '20.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Corey Kluber Trade Talks Have Quieted Down

Feb 11, 2019 8:05 AM

Trade conversations surrounding Corey Kluber have quieted down.

At various points throughout the offseason, the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees have been linked to Kluber.

According to multiple sources, there is almost no chance Kluber will be dealt before the start of Spring Training.

Kluber is under team control through 2021.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Marlins Demanding Prospect From Phillies In J.T. Realmuto Trade

Feb 7, 2019 8:16 AM

If the Philadelphia Phillies are going to acquire J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins, they are going to have to include Sixto Sanchez in the deal.

The Marlins view the pitching prospect as a "must" in talks with the Phillies, according to a source.

The Phillies re-engaged the Marlins about Realmuto earlier this week.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Tags: Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Indians Acquire Nick Wittgren From Marlins

Feb 5, 2019 7:49 AM

The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-hander Nick Wittgren from the Miami Marlins.

Cleveland sent right-hander Jordan Milbrath to Miami in the deal.

Wittgren made 32 appearances for the Marlins last season, posting a 2.94 ERA.

Associated Press

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Corey Kluber Trade Becoming Less Likely As Time Passes

Jan 31, 2019 7:59 AM

While it remains possible that Corey Kluber will be traded, a deal becomes less likely by the day, according to sources.

Kluber will soon report to his ninth Spring Training with the Cleveland Indians.

The Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres have all been linked to the right-hander.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Tigers Unlikely To Trade Nicholas Castellanos Until Midseason

Jan 28, 2019 8:26 AM

The Detroit Tigers haven't found a trade partner for Nicholas Castellanos and are unlikely to deal him until midseason.

His agent recently said Castellanos would prefer to be traded sooner rather than later.

"He wants to win and understands the direction of the franchise right now is to procure prospects," Castellanos' agent, David Meter, said. "That being said, he would rather start with his new club going into spring training."

Anthony Fenech/Detroit Free Press

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Nicholas Castellanos Hopes To Be Traded By Spring Training
Nicholas Castellanos will be a free agent after the season and has made it clear to the Tigers that if he's traded he wants it to happen before Spring Training.

Anthony Fenech/Detroit Free Press

Braves Will 'Definitely' Be Involved In Trades
The Braves will "definitely" be involved in trade talks as the offseason progresses.

MLB Network Radio

Dodgers, Marlins Still Discussing J.T. Realmuto Swap
The Marlins remain in discussions with the Dodgers regarding J.T. Realmuto, according to multiple sources.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Dodgers, Pirates Having 'Ongoing' Talks About Starling Marte
The Dodgers are looking for some right-handed hitting and have had "ongoing and active discussions" with the Pirates about Starling Marte, according to a report.

Michael Duarte/NBC Los Angeles

Reds, Yankees Nearing Sonny Gray Trade
Sonny Gray can be a free agent after next season and the Reds want to agree to an extension.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Cubs Have Considered Trading Ben Zobrist
Ben Zobrist carries a $12.5 million salary for 2019 and the Cubs are looking for bullpen help.

Sahadev Sharma/The Athletic

Yankees Working Hard To Trade Sonny Gray
The Yankees appear focused on trading Sonny Gray.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Padres Plan To Move Wil Myers Back To Outfield
The Padres are likely to still be in the market for a third baseman next season.

Braves, Tigers Discussed Nick Castellanos Around Winter Meetings
The Braves would still like an upgrade in the corner outfield and remain active.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Brewers, Giants Have Discussed Madison Bumgarner Trade
The Brewers and Giants have had "substantive communication" about a potential Madison Bumgarner trade this offseason, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Indians Now Likely To Hold Onto Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber
Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber have been mentioned in trade rumors for a majority of the offseason, but it now appears more and more likely that the Indians will hold onto both pitchers.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

A's Acquire Jurickson Profar In Three-Team Trade With Rangers, Ray
The A's have a potential replacement for Jed Lowrie in Jurickson Profar.


Indians Still Discussing Corey Kluber Trade
The Dodgers, Brewers, Phillies and Reds have shown interest in Corey Kluber.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Yankees Could Trade Miguel Andujar
The Padres are believed to be a team interested in Miguel Andujar.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Astros Sign Michael Brantley To Two-Year, $32M Deal
Michael Brantley gives the Astros a left-handed bat in the middle of their lineup.


White Sox Have No Plans To Trade Jose Abreu
Jose Abreu, 31, can become a free agent next offseason.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Indians Now Less Likely To Trade Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer
The Indians have been expected to move Corey Kluber and/or Trevor Bauer at some point, but that may now be less likely.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Noah Syndergaard Demonstrates Loyalty To Mets On Instagram
Noah Syndergaard has been the subject of trade rumors recently, but the right-hander displayed his loyalty to the Mets on Instagram this weekend.

RealGM Staff Report

Braves Out On Trading For J.T. Realmuto
The Braves feel there isn't any further reason to discuss trading for catcher J.T. Realmuto.

White Sox Acquire Yonder Alonso From Indians
The Indians will receive outfield prospect Alex Call in the deal with the White Sox.