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It appears that talks between the Rockies and Red Sox regarding Marco Scutaro are dormant, but Rob Bradford of WEEI.com writes that Boston's possible motivation for a move involving Scutaro would be to free up payroll. The club has reportedly expressed interest in White Sox starter Gavin Floyd and free agent outfielder Cody Ross, but neither move could be made unless a trade was made to offer budgetary relief according to a source.
The Royals and Alex Gordon aren't particularly close on a deal but talks remain cordial and both sides want to get something done, tweets Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.
Left-hander Jeff Francis is starting to attract more interest from teams in the market for a starting pitcher including the Mariners, Reds, Blue Jays, and Mets, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com (Twitter links)
Jesus Montero has dealt with his visa issue and is scheduled to travel from Florida to Seattle today for his Mariners physical, ...
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SEATTLE—Introducing former Yankee farmhand Jesus Montero to the media Friday, the Seattle Mariners said they have high expectations for the newly acquired catching prospect, a player they hope will eventually become great enough to desert them for a...
The Star's Lee Judge watched Alex Gordon work out with Royals hitting coach Kevin Seitzer this week.
The agent for Jesus Montero said the catcher is happy about the trade that will send him to the Mariners.
OK, so Jesus Montero‘s move to Safeco Field isn’t all bad. First off, he’s almost guaranteed to get 600 plate appearances and should bat in the heart of the Mariners lineup. Another plus is that he should gain catcher eligibility quicker in Seattle than he would have in New York. We all know how hard Seattle can be on a righties power numbers, but Montero should be able to...
The trade between the Mariners and Yankees involving premier 22-year-old talents Jesus Montero and Michael Pineda still hasn't been formally announced, but Montero was in Seattle on Saturday undergoing physical exams, and final word is likely to come by Monday.
The New York Yankees since the trade of Jesus Montero have been making and receiving calls regarding their DH position. With only 20 days till spring training there are still many free agents without a job.Yankee general manager Brian Cashman has reached out to the agents of Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui. Both players were well liked in the clubhouse, fan favorites and aren’t...
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN says the Mets are among four teams “keeping tabs” on LHP Jeff Francis.
Francis, 31, went 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA 183 innings over 31 starts for the Royals last season. Although he allowed 224 hits, he allowed just 39 walks while striking out 91.
Matthew Cerrone: The market for Francis has dwindled. During the Winter Meetings, it seemed like more teams were...
A model of Alex Gordon's Gold Glove is one of the promotions announced on Thursday as part of the Royals' "Our Time"-themed season that will include the All-Star Game.
1: I have to agree with Dave that Jesus Montero’s bat is likely to be an upgrade, but something short of hall-of-fame level. The list of players Dave compiled includes quite a few guys who were established in the majors at the age Montero is now. Focusing on college-drafted players gets you a pool that’s more similar age-wise, but it presents its own set of problems.
TAMPA, Fla. — It’s not that Larry Rothschild isn’t sorry to see Jesus Montero go.The Yankees’ pitching coach knows the talent of the organization’s former top offensive prospect.But if they had to give Montero up for someone, he’s glad it’s Michael Pineda.“I’m...