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So what’s next for the 2012-2013 off-season champion Dodgers? Danny Knobler says Anibal Sanchez has been discussed, but Buster Olney says the Dodgers aren’t going to be signing any more pitchers. As far as Sanchez goes, I’m inclined to believe Olney, because while I believe the team’s budget is comically high, I do believe they have one and that it would simply be overkill to get Sanchez. —– On the Chris Capuano/Aaron Harang/Ted Lilly trade front, Buster Olney says the Pirates have talked to the Dodgers about Capuano. Despite the fact that the trio aren’t all that valuable to the Dodgers anymore, both Capuano and Harang have value to teams with stricter payrolls, because at the price free-agent starters are going for, a couple 2-3 WAR guys with 6 or 7 million dollar price tags are going to be a worthwhile investment. I’ve had trouble gauging potential return though, because we’ve never really seen Ned Colletti trade for minor-leaguers in recent years. Either way, hopefully Logan White and De Jon Watson are in charge of that aspect of these trades. Then again, Buster Olney says the Dodgers are interested in Joel Hanrahan, so that could be an option as well. If that’s the extent of the deal, I see no reason why the Pirates would hesitate, honestly. Clear win for them.

Sources: Cubs pursuing RHP Sanchez

The Chicago Cubs, seeking to make a bold move in the free-agent market, are in serious discussions with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, according to major-league sources. The sides are discussing a five-year deal in the $75 million range, but Sanchez's previous team, the Detroit Tigers, remains a factor in the bidding, sources said. Sanchez, 28, would give the Cubs a front-line...

Free Agent Anibal Sanchez Reportedly Down to Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers

The Chicago Cubs and Anibal Sanchez reportedly had reached a deal on a five-year, $75 million contract as of early Thursday night. Not so fast. Both Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Jon Heyman of reported that Sanchez is instead giving the Detroit Tigers one last chance to beat the Cubs’ offer — Nightengale added that the Tigers are believed to have offered Sanchez...

Cubs To Sign Anibal Sanchez?

The Cubs made their biggest move so far this off-season on Thursday, reportedly signing Anibal Sanchez to a five-year deal pending physical on Thursday according to reports from Bob Nightengale of USA Today.  Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports continues to report that Detroit is “very much in the mix“. Sanchez, 28, made his debut with the then-Florida Marlins in 2006, where...

Ball is in Tigers’ court to re-sign Anibal Sanchez

Early Thursday evening, Bob Nightengale of the USA Today tweeted that starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez agreed to sign a deal with the Chicago Cubs.  Not more than a half hour later, Nightengale and others were recanting that initial report saying that Sanchez had not yet signed the deal and that other teams, namely the Tigers, were still in play. As of Thursday night, we have learned...

Anibal Sanchez close to five-year deal with Cubs

The mystery team has struck again, and this time, it's the Chicago Cubs. They're reportedly close to signing free agent starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez, the second-best arm on the market this winter to Zack Greinke, to a five-year deal worth a reported $75 million. We didn't even consider the Cubs when looking at Sanchez's potential mystery team suitors last week...

Anibal Sanchez and the Rebuilding Cubs

Last season, the Cubs lost 101 games. By straight record, it was their worst year since 1966, and they would’ve been the worst team in baseball were it not for the Astros putting on a clinic in how to accomplish exactly that. The Cubs, of course, are rebuilding, and as their 2012 team record would suggest, the process has only somewhat recently gotten underway. As you rebuild,...

Rumor Roundup: Friday, December 14 by Daniel Rathman

The Rangers still have options, the Angels have an abundance of outfielders, and Anibal Sanchez`s impending decision has multiple implications.

Hamilton, Anibal Sanchez and the New Market for Dickey

The market for pitching, free agents and trades has radically changed today. The Angels came out of no where and signed Josh Hamilton to a 5 year deal. It looks like Anibal Sanchez is about to sign with the Cubs. If he doesn’t sign with the Cubs, he’ll be signing with the Tigers. For this article, that doesn’t make much of a difference since its not with Texas. From a Mets...

Anibal Sanchez close to an agreement with the… Cubs or Tigers

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today the Chicago Cubs have an agreement in place to sign Anibal Sanchez to a five-year deal. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports added that the deal is worth $75 million. But according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports, the Tigers are still in the mix for the right hander. Earlier this month, we learned that Sanchez was looking for a six-year deal. The 28-year...

Report: Dodgers Have Discussed Kevin Youkilis, Anibal Sanchez

Maybe money really does grow on trees. That seems like the only logical explanation for the Dodgers’ recent spending spree, and apparently it might not be over yet. According to’s Danny Knobler, the Dodgers have discussed both infielder Kevin Youkilis and starter Anibal Sanchez, two players who remain on the open market. The Dodgers spent nearly $200 million over...

Dodgers Put Anibal Sanchez, Kevin Youkilis On Backburner

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Dodgers “are finished in the market for starting pitching.” Unless the unexpected happens of course. This obviously crushes Anibal Sanchez‘s dreams of winning the World Series with the Dodgers next year. The Dodgers were known to have interest in free agent right-hander Anibal Sanchez even after inking a record-setting six-year, $147MM...

Report: Red Sox Interested in Shaun Marcum, Ryan Dempster, Kyle Lohse, Francisco Liriano, Anibal Sanchez

The Red Sox have an obvious need for a fifth starter — not necessarily a No. 5 starter — and they’re willing to exhaust all of their options in looking to solidify their rotation. Boston has shown an interest in Ryan Dempster, Kyle Lohse, Francisco Liriano, Shaun Marcum and Anibal Sanchez, according to Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net. The Red Sox are still looking to sign...

Ilitch's win-now approach brings back Sanchez

The Detroit Tigers are still serious about winning a world championship and will continue to be as long as owner Mike Ilitch is running the show. Originally reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today and confirmed by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers signed Anibal Sanchez to a five-year, 80 million contract Friday morning. This came on the heels of a report Thursday night...
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