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12-24

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Rumor Roundup: Marlins Not Really Interested In Having Exactly Three Outfielders On Their Roster
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12-22

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The Week in Quotes: December 15-21, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

12-18

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Rumor Roundup: Pitching at a Premium
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12-17

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Rumor Roundup: A Monster Myers Move?
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12-15

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The Week in Quotes: December 8-14, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

12-08

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The Week in Quotes: December 1-7, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

12-04

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Rumor Roundup: The Inevitability of the Dodgers
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12-03

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Rumor Roundup: The Fourth Year Is Always The Hardest
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12-01

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The Week in Quotes: November 24-30, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

11-26

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Rumor Roundup: The Ace Chase, the Rays' Face, and Some Chase Waste
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11-24

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The Week in Quotes: November 17-23, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

11-20

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Rumor Roundup: The Ideas That Dayton Moore Toys With
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11-19

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Marlins Stanton Pat?
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Chris Mosch

11-17

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The Week in Quotes: November 10-16, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

11-10

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The Week in Quotes: November 3-9, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

11-03

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The Week in Quotes: October 27th-November 2nd, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

10-27

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The Week in Quotes: October 20th-26th, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

10-20

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The Week in Quotes: October 13-19, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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The Week in Quotes: October 6-12th, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

10-06

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The Week in Quotes: September 30-October 5
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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The Week in Quotes: September 22-29
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

09-25

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What You Need to Know: September 25, 2014
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09-24

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What You Need to Know: September 24, 2014
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09-22

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The Week in Quotes: September 16-22, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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What You Need to Know: September 19, 2014
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09-17

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What You Need to Know: September 17, 2014
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09-15

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The Week in Quotes: September 8-14
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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What You Need to Know: September 12, 2014
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What You Need to Know: September 11, 2014
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09-09

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The Week in Quotes: September 2-8, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

09-04

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What You Need to Know: September 4, 2014
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09-04

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The Week in Quotes: August 25-September 1, 2014
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What You Need to Know: September 2, 2014
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08-29

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What You Need to Know: August 29, 2014
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08-26

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What You Need to Know: August 26, 2014
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What You Need to Know: August 22, 2014
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What You Need to Know: August 19, 2014
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08-12

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What You Need to Know: August 12, 2014
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What You Need to Know: August 11, 2014
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Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch

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The Week in Quotes: August 4-10
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Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

08-07

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What You Need to Know: August 7, 2014
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What You Need to Know: August 5, 2014
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The Week in Quotes: July 28-August 3, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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What You Need to Know: July 31, 2014
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What You Need to Know: July 30, 2014
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07-28

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The Week in Quotes: July 21-27, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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What You Need to Know: July 25, 2014
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What You Need to Know: July 24, 2014
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The Week in Quotes: July 14-20, 2014
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The Weekend Shift
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The Marlins might find a match between Dan Haren and an outfield-loaded SoCal team, while the two Phillies you'd actually want might not be as available as you'd actually like.

When it comes to formidable young outfield cores, there aren’t too many that can top the one assembled in Miami. Giancarlo Stanton just landed the largest contract in professional sports, while Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna have each just begun to tap into the tools that had prospect evaluators giddy as the pair climbed the minor-league ladder. Better yet, all three are under club control through the 2020 season and Stanton, who just turned 25 last month, is the oldest of the bunch.

The Marlins have their starting three locked up for the foreseeable future but at the moment the rest of their outfield cupboard is completely bare. With Stanton, Ozuna and Yelich the only outfielders currently listed on Miami’s 40-man roster, the only other players on the roster with any previous outfield experience are their starting corner infielders: Martin Prado and Michael Morse.

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

A.J. PRELLER EMERGING AS “G.M. ROCK STAR”

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December 18, 2014 9:56 am

Rumor Roundup: Pitching at a Premium

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The secondary pitching market has little remaining, with a glut in the outfield, the Padres aren't done making moves, and the Blue Jay may look to the Far East to fix their second-base hole.

When the Cubs locked up Jon Lester to a six-year deal last week at the Winter Meetings, the expectation was that would set off a series of signings in the starting pitcher market. There has yet to be much movement in the courtship of either Max Scherzer or James Shields, but things may soon pick up for teams looking for a cheaper alternative:

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December 17, 2014 9:27 am

Rumor Roundup: A Monster Myers Move?

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Are the Tampa Bay Rays really on the verge of moving Wil Myers with five years of control left? Also, Seattle is close to a big move and the addition of Michael Morse makes a Marlin available.

­­­­Wil Myers on his way out of Tampa Bay?

In case this offseason hasn’t already provided enough excitement and movement on the trade market, we’ve got the latest potential blockbuster trade to hit the rumor mill:


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DODGERS SHAKE THINGS UP AT WINTER MEETINGS

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RAYS HIRE KEVIN CASH AS MANAGER

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December 4, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Inevitability of the Dodgers

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Los Angeles gets in on the Lester chase, while Andrew Miller has plenty of (non-Dodger) pursuers.

The bidding for Jon Lester has picked up over the last few weeks, with the Red Sox and Cubs offering the prized left-hander upwards of $130 million over six years and the Giants also reportedly in hard pursuit after losing out on Pablo Sandoval.

But a late entrant for Lester’s services emerged Wednesday night. According to Rob Bradford and Alex Speier of WEEI.com, the Dodgers are the latest club to show serious interest in Lester. Multiple sources told the Boston site that the Dodgers are expected to make a hard push for Lester with one source suggesting that he “would be ‘shocked’ if the Dodgers don’t end up being the high bid in the Lester sweepstakes.”

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December 3, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Fourth Year Is Always The Hardest

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Could Nick Markakis' contract demands end his time in Baltimore? Meanwhile, the Rockies might be shopping their young starting catcher.

Interest in Markakis growing outside of Baltimore

Earlier this offseason it seemed inevitable that Nick Markakis would re-sign with Baltimore. The 31-year-old right fielder has provided the Orioles consistent production throughout his previous contract, is seen as a fan favorite and is currently the team’s longest tenured player. Even though the Orioles declined their side of a $17.5 million mutual option last month, the two sides were said to be deep in negotiations over a four-year deal estimated to pay Markakis about $10 million-$12 million annually.

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DONALDSON HEADS TO TORONTO IN BLOCKBUSTER DEAL

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November 26, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Ace Chase, the Rays' Face, and Some Chase Waste

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Headley could benefit from Ramirez and Sandoval coming off the market, Lester is still expected to end up back in Boston, and the Rays might be zeroing in on a skipper.

Indians to get in on the Chase Headley sweepstakes?
The general consensus is that the Indians defense was awful last season. They ranked 25th in defensive efficiency and finished dead last in both DRS and UZR.

One of the players responsible for Cleveland’s defensive woes was third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, who cost the Indians over seven runs on defense by FRAA and graded out as even worse by other metrics. Despite Chisenhall’s breakout season at the plate, Cleveland appears to be looking to upgrade defensively at the hot corner as they are “among several teams who have shown an interest” in Chase Headley, according to MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince.


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CARDINALS AND BRAVES MAKE BLOCKBUSTER TRADE

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November 20, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Ideas That Dayton Moore Toys With

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Where the Royals might look for offense, where Jon Lester will find enough suitors to start a bidding war, and why Dan Haren might retire.

Billy Butler is headed west for Oakland and Nori Aoki is reportedly seeking a three-year deal on the open market. For the Royals, this means that if they aren’t willing to pony up for the Japanese outfielder, they’ll find themselves with two bat-first positions to fill one year after finishing last in the American League in True Average.

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported yesterday that with Butler in Kansas City’s rearview mirror, the club is expected to focus on Torii Hunter for the free outfield spot. Ervin Santana and Francisco Liriano are the reported targets on the starting pitcher market.

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