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MLB Trade Rumors:
As you probably know by know, MLBTR will have 24-hour coverage of the Winter Meetings. I'll be at the wheel until 8am, so feel free to stay up late with me. Here's tonight's batch of overnight quick hits:
The Astros may name a new GM this week, writes Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, and Rockies executive Bill Geivett may be the favorite.
Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times tweets that Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik met with Carlos Guillen's agent on Tuesday. We heard Monday they were one of five teams in on the former Tiger.
Angels skipper Mike Scioscia told reporters, including Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times, that he prefers to add a starting pitcher rather than a bat: "...you need a full rotation to give yourself that opportunity to get into the playoffs." DiGiovanna's piece has a video link of Scioscia discussing C.J. Wilson, whom the Angels are targeting. The Angels though, reportedly won't offer six years.
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One of the things the Mariners are looking for this winter is a left-handed reliever, so general manager Jack Zduriencik used the third pick in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday to select Lucas Luetge from the Brewers, hoping he can fill that role.
The December 7th, 2011 Winter Meetings edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels might have made a big offer to Albert Pujols, Scioscia would rather add good pitching than good hitting, Morales rehabbing...
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said from the Winter Meetings on Tuesday that first baseman Kendrys Morales will begin participating in baseball activities later this month.
Other teams say they don't want to pursue Fielder if it means signing the slugger to deal of six years or longer.
Winter Meetings interview with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia.
Manager makes it clear that he would rather acquire a starter such as free-agent left-hander C.J. Wilson than a slugger. Club appears to have a inside track on the pitcher.Manager makes it clear that he would rather acquire a starter such as free-agent left-hander C.J. Wilson than a slugger.
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said Monday that Chone Figgins is looking to have a comeback season and compete again for the team's starting third-base job, but there are indications the club has talked to the Rockies about dealing the veteran infielder as the Winter Meetings opened in Dallas.
Jack Zduriencik came to the Winter Meetings with a specific shopping list, but the Mariners' general manager headed back to Seattle on Thursday afternoon with the same needs after four days at the Hilton Anatole Hotel yielded lots of talk but no done deals.
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik downplayed a report Tuesday at the Winter Meetings that his team is the current leader for free-agent slugger Prince Fielder.
Just got done speaking with Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik up in his suite and as you all know, he's very reluctant to discuss free agents by name when it comes to who his team is looking at. But sometimes, it's not what you say directly, but how you respond to questions.
Based on what Zduriencik told us, I'd say he's in a holding pattern on Prince Fielder for now...
Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik doesn't like to have his ongoing negotiations with teams and players leak out in public before anything comes of them. So, it was expected, tonight, when he met with Seattle media in his suite at the Hilton Anatole hotel, that he'd try to downplay a tweet that declared his team "frontrunners'' in the Prince Fielder chase.
Free-agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez has met in person with Angels manager Mike Scioscia and Brewers manager Ron Roenicke since the end of the season, according to a baseball source, and those two teams, plus one other, remain in the running on Wednesday for the 33-year-old Silver Slugger.