Found December 29, 2011 on
Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
Boston Red Sox
San Francisco Giants
New York Yankees
Here is the latest hot stove buzz circulating around MLB:
The Red Sox acquired closer Andrew Bailey from the A’s for Josh Reddick and two prospects.
The Cubs and Blue Jays are discussing a deal for RHP Matt Garza.
Tim Lincecum and the Giants are not close to agreeing on a new contract.
The Yankees signed LHP Hideki Okajima to a minor league contract.
The Rockies don’t feel Cody Ross is a fit in their outfield right now.
Prince Fielder is not a candidate for the Nationals.
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