Found December 04, 2012 on
Today was perhaps the calm before the storm. No doubt Dodgers GM Ned Colletti was working all angles today, but here is a quick recap of what leaked out of Nashville today.
Dee Gordon is being shopped by the Dodgers, my guess is in a package for a starting pitcher, James Shields anyone? I will not be shocked at all if Gordon is traded in the next couple of days. Ken Rosenthal says that the Dodgers will only trade Gordon for a significant return.
The Dodgers are engaged with the New York Mets about R.A. Dickey. I am kinda thinking pass here, is it just me? This guy is 38, even in knuckleball years that’s still old. I just don’t think 2013 will have the same fortune for Dickey.
Colletti said he’s yet to make offers to any free agents, writes Dylan Hernandez. Colletti prefers to “push things to the point that it’s in their court to engage us in a serious negotiation.”
Colletti did meet with Casey Close today, Close represents Zack Greinke. The Dodgers seem all but destined to sign Greinke no matter the cost, reports Jon Heyman. Heyman asked a Dodgers person about the team’s budget, to which the reply was, “What budget?” Casey Close is about to get a nice little commission. The Rangers, Nationals, Angels, and Braves are some of the other teams showing interest in Greinke, but Heyman indicates the Dodgers are the heavy favorite. The Angels appear to have moved on from Grienke after the Rangers and Dodgers scared them off. Yeah, when I read that it made me chuckle.
Dylan Hernandez says Colletti is working with 10-12 teams about potential trades. I told you so. Do not rule anything out ladies and gentlemen. This team could look a lot different over the next several weeks.
“We’re in on so many players that we might need two or three teams,” joked Dodgers GM Ned Colletti today at the Winter Meetings in Nashville. Colletti says his team has gone from being an afterthought to being the go-to team whether they’re involved or not.
James Shields is still one of the Dodgers favorite trade targets right now. And why not? He’s mine too. Do it Ned, do it!
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Someone who is -- and isn't -- getting a lot of coverage during these Winter Meetings is James Shields. He was once reported to be the Dodgers' No. 1 trade target, yet they haven't been linked that closely with him this week.
But the Dodgers should attempt to acquire him -- even if they do sign Zack Greinke.
Shields, 31 in 15 days, is a legitimate No. 2 or No...
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It isn't too often a Cy Young award winner is traded less than a month after winning the award, but the Mets are trying to do just that with R.A. Dickey.
The Dodgers have interest in the 38-year-old knuckleballer after having checked in with the Mets today at the Winter Meetings.
Normally, going after a Cy Young award winner would be a no-brainer, but there are a lot...
The Boston Red Sox have reached a three-year, $39 million agreement with free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino, according to ESPN Boston.
The deal will be finalized once Victorino passes a physical.
Victorino, 32, was traded in midseason from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The three-time Golden Glove winner had a down 2011-12 season with a combined...
The Boston Red Sox and free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino have agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal, according to sources.
The Cleveland Indians offered Victorino $44 million over four years, according to sources, which is evidence of the team's flexibility. Victorino ultimately gets $2 million more per year with the Red Sox deal.
Victorino, 32, was traded from the Philadelphia...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are “determined” to sign free agent
Zack Greinke, no matter the cost, and it’s pretty clear they are going to extend
the right-hander his largest offer of the winter, reports Jon Heyman of
But it seems pretty clear who is going to offer Greinke the
biggest deal. The Dodgers seem determined to sign him, no matter the cost.
A person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Shane Victorino and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a three-year deal worth $39 million.
The person spoke Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings under condition of anonymity because the contract wasn't finalized.
Victorino hit a combined .255 with 11 home runs and 55 RBIs last...
As most everybody knows by now, the Dodgers are in on Zack Greinke and desperately want him to be a part of the club.
Dodgers executives met with Zack Greinke in Los Angeles yesterday, Yahoo’s Tim Brown reported last night.
The Dodgers view Greinke as critical to their pitching staff, Brown reports. Greinke is believed to have enjoyed pitching for the Angels during the second half...
Shane Victorino has become the latest addition to the Red Sox as they look to rework their team after a failed season. According to MLBTR, Victorino has signed a three-year deal worth $39 MM dollars, pending a physical. He was previously ranked, on MLBTR, as their 12th best free agent this offseason.
The $13 MM per year surpasses the average that Angel Pagan got over his four year...
The Red Sox have found their right fielder for 2013.
Shane Victorino has agreed to a three-year contract with Boston, according to Alex Speier of WEEI. Victorino is expected to take over right field for the Red Sox, though he’s played the majority of his career in center.
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