Found January 04, 2012 on MLB Trade Rumors:
PLAYERS: Ken Rosenthal
Links for Tuesday as news and rumors pick up after a holiday lull...  Free agent right-hander Rich Harden is drawing interest from teams that would use him either as a starter or a reliever, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Harden posted 9.9 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in 82 2/3 innings as a starter for the Athletics in 2011. The Twins continue eyeing affordable right-handed relievers and have been in touch with the agent for Dan Wheeler, according to Phil Mackey of Wheeler, who has also drawn some interest from the Pirates, sits below a couple of pitchers on the Twins’ list. The Pirates have had discussions with free agent left-hander Paul Maholm, but it remains highly unlikely that he'll return to Pittsburgh, according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Mat Latos trade improved a Padres farm system that already ranked among the game’s best, Jim Callis of Baseball America wrote in this week’s edition of Ask BA. One MLB executiv...

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Ken Rosenthal has the latest on Prince Fielder. Find out which team will land the slugger.

Orioles Eyeing Chen, Jackson, Maholm

Wei-Yin Chen, Edwin Jackson, and Paul Maholm are among the pitchers of interest to the Orioles as they seek to further upgrade their rotation, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  Their interest in Chen has been known for a while, and last Thursday Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun linked the Orioles to Jackson and Joe Saunders.  I added Hisashi Iwakuma to the list yesterday...

Pirates Still Looking For Utility Infielder

The Pirates continue to look for a utility infielder capable of playing shortstop, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Pittsburgh signed Anderson Hernandez earlier this offseaosn, but they're presumably looking for someone with more offense and experience. As our Free Agent Tracker shows, players with shortstop experience like Orlando Cabrera, Adam Everett...

Marlins Notes: Ramirez, Jackson, Saunders

The Marlins, who agreed to terms with Greg Dobbs on a two-year deal this evening, are still considering ways of improving their rotation. Here’s the latest... Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears that Hanley Ramirez still has a “strong preference” to remain at shortstop, but will deal with his upcoming position change professionally. The Marlins are expected to meet with...

Pirates Expressed Interest in A.J. Burnett

Ken Rosenthal has an update on the New York Yankees trying to deal starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, and notes that the Pittsburgh Pirates expressed interest at one point (h/t Bucs Dugout). Rosenthal reports that the Yankees haven’t had any success trying to move Burnett, who is owed $16.5 M a year for the next two years. The right hander is coming off back to back years where he...

Cubs, Marlins may be discussing deal for Big Z

Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network and FOX Sports reported sources saying the Cubs and Marlins are close to completing a trade that would send pitcher Carlos Zambrano to Miami.

Joe Saunders Receiving Offers

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Joe Saunders has been receiving offers from multiple teams. The offers reportedly range from one to three years, no idea at the dollar value. Saunders is coming off a fairly solid season so I’m not as surprised as others. @Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: Saunders receiving one-year and multi-year offers. Three...

Fielder Seeking Opt-Out Clause?

Yesterday we learned from Scott Boras that "there's a lot of passengers on the PF Flyer," and Prince Fielder is best described as a combination of Henry Kissinger and Frank Howard (courtesy of Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post).  The latest on the PF Flyer... Many in the industry believe Boras seeks an opt-out clause for Fielder, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX...
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