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01-20

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Rumor Roundup: Hunting Starters
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Demetrius Bell

01-18

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Rumor Roundup: Must-See TV
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Emma Baccellieri

01-16

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Rumor Roundup: Ain't Settling for Anything Less Than Everything
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Ashley Varela

01-13

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Rumor Roundup: Trumbo Tumbles
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Demetrius Bell

01-11

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Rumor Roundup: Dozier Dead, Bruce Bets, and Atlanta Aces
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Emma Baccellieri

01-09

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Rumor Roundup: No, Atlanta
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Ashley Varela

01-06

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Rumor Roundup: Dinged Up and Dingers
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Demetrius Bell

01-04

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Rumor Roundup: Dozier, Baker, and the Ballpark Maker
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Emma Baccellieri

12-23

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Rumor Roundup: Three Little Players Went to Market
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Demetrius Bell

12-21

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Rumor Roundup: Messy Mets
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Emma Baccellieri

12-19

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Rumor Roundup: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
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Ashley Varela

12-16

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Rumor Roundup: Little Interest and Wishful Thinking
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Demetrius Bell

12-14

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Rumor Roundup: After-Market Closers
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Emma Baccellieri

12-12

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Rumor Roundup: Hasta La Vista, Bautista
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Ashley Varela

12-09

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Rumor Roundup: Rockies Dig the Long Ball
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Ashley Varela

12-07

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Rumor Roundup: Another Party at Napoli's?
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Emma Baccellieri

12-05

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Rumor Roundup: Reach for the Stars
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Demetrius Bell

12-02

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Rumor Roundup: Pittsburgh Shops McCutchen
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Demetrius Bell

11-30

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Rumor Roundup: Cespedes Fallout
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Emma Baccellieri

11-28

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Rumor Roundup: You’re The One That I Want
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Ashley Varela

11-25

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Rumor Roundup: Marcell Projections
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Demetrius Bell

11-23

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Rumor Roundup: Lockout Looming?
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Emma Baccellieri

11-21

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Rumor Roundup: Show Me the Money
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Ashley Varela

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Oh Good, a Mike Trout Rumor
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Demetrius Bell

11-16

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Rumor Roundup: Everyone Wants Someone
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Emma Baccellieri

11-14

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Rumor Roundup: A Pirate's Life for Me
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Ashley Varela

11-11

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Rumor Roundup: Triple-Digit Chapman
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Demetrius Bell

11-09

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Rumor Roundup: Sluggers Staying?
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Emma Baccellieri

11-07

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Rumor Roundup: Peace Out, Yo
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Ashley Varela

04-01

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Rumor Roundup: Panda Endangered
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Nicolas Stellini

03-31

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Rumor Roundup: Tim Lincecum, Still Exists
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Demetrius Bell

03-30

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Rumor Roundup: Who Will Save The Phillies' 55ish Wins This Year?
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Emma Baccellieri

03-29

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Rumor Roundup: The Two Most Exciting Fifth Starters Named
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Daniel Rathman

03-28

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Rumor Roundup: Battle for Fourth Place
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Ashley Varela

03-24

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Rumor Roundup: Angels Out Of Their Depth
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Demetrius Bell

03-23

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Rumor Roundup: Depth Charge
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Emma Baccellieri

03-22

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Rumor Roundup: Dodgers Consider Their Options, e.g. Zach Lee
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Daniel Rathman

03-21

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Rumor Roundup: Someday Yet He'll Begin His Life Again
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Ashley Varela

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: LaRoche Opts to See Son This Season
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Demetrius Bell

03-15

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Rumor Roundup: Keon Broxton, Front and Center
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Daniel Rathman

03-14

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Rumor Roundup: The Big Bad Bautista Extension
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Ashley Varela

03-10

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Rumor Roundup: The Big Bad Beltre Extension
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Demetrius Bell

03-09

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Rumor Roundup: Sorry, Missed Jackson
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Daniel Rathman

03-03

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Rumor Roundup: Blue Jays Get Extendy
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Demetrius Bell

03-02

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Rumor Roundup: Arroyo's Hopes Alive, If Nats Can't Find A Better Man
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Daniel Rathman

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: The Sultriest Fifth-Starter Showdown?
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Daniel Rathman

02-17

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Rumor Roundup: Cotts' Contracts
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Daniel Rathman

02-09

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Rumor Roundup: The Next Two Cubans
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Daniel Rathman

02-02

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Rumor Roundup: Staying in Searage
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Daniel Rathman

01-26

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Rumor Roundup: The Josh Reddick Extension Conversation
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Daniel Rathman

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Houston wants rotation help, Minnesota wants veterans, and Canada wants to turn back the clock.

Astros in the hunt for starters

If what Bob Nightengale of USA Today said on Twitter is true, the Astros are shooting for the stars with their latest targets in trade talks. The rumor is that Houston is in the market for a high-end starter, so they’re trying to bring in one of either Jose Quintana, Chris Archer, or Sonny Gray.

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Alex Rodriguez gets a TV show, the Tigers look for a center fielder, and the Rays add a former closer.

Tigers looking to fill center field hole

The Tigers were rumored to be a potential suitor for Gregor Blanco in the hours before he signed a minor league-deal with the Diamondbacks yesterday afternoon. But even with him now off the market, they’ve apparently still got a free agent outfielder to focus on—Peter Bourjos, who would presumably help fill the team’s void in center field. Though one of the Tigers’ first moves this winter was trading away center fielder Cameron Maybin, they haven’t done anything since to fill the space he left behind.

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The Cardinals gear up for their first arbitration hearing in years, Craig Breslow schedules a pitching showcase, and Carl Crawford contemplates retirement (maybe).

Cardinals anticipate first arbitration hearing since 1999

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak is test-driving a new strategy with his arbitration-eligible players. According to his comments made at the annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up event over the weekend, those who did not settle with the team prior to the Friday deadline will go to an arbitration hearing. It’s a relatively common tact that the front office has considered for a few years now, and Mozeliak claimed that the hard-nosed approach was intended to encourage players to work through salary negotiations by Friday’s deadline.

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New York may keep Curtis Granderson, Baltimore is unlikely to keep Mark Trumbo, and Matt Wieters is looking for a deal.

Mets may hold onto Granderson

Earlier this week there were rumors that the Mets were trying to find a solution to their outfield situation, which is awfully crowded. One of the players mentioned in that piece who could’ve potentially been traded was Curtis Granderson. However, if Sandy Alderson’s comments to ESPN’s Adam Rubin are any indication, it appears as if the Mets are feeling a bit hesitant to trade Granderson away.

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Jay Bruce is still on the block, Brian Dozier may be staying up, and the Braves want more starting pitching.

Mets’ outfield remains a little too full

The Mets still have more corner outfielders than they need, and it’s reportedly holding them back from making other moves. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the club is under a mandate not to go after more relief pitching until they can unload some payroll—presumably in the form of trading away the contract of Jay Bruce or, if not him, Curtis Granderson.

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Brandon Phillips nixes a trade to the Braves, Trevor Plouffe rumors abound, and C.J. Wilson prepares for an upcoming showcase.

Phillips vetoes trade to Atlanta

Brandon Phillips exercised his 10-and-5 rights to block a deal that would have sent him to the Braves this past November, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal. It’s the third time Phillips has utilized his 10-and-5 rights in the past two years, including two vetoed trades to the Diamondbacks and Nationals during the 2015 offseason, and it appears he’s not ready to leave Cincinnati just yet.

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Tyson Ross has suitors, Oakland likes Mark Trumbo, and the White Sox are asking a lot for Jose Quintana.

Teams are showing interest in Ross

Tyson Ross missed nearly the entire 2016 season due to injury and was released by the Padres last month, but that hasn’t kept teams from pursuing him as a free agent. There are reports that the Nationals, Mariners, Pirates, Twins, and Giants have shown varying degrees of interest in the 30-year-old right-hander, and Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports tweeted out that the Cubs and Rangers are currently the favorites to sign him.

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Minnesota asked for "final offers" on Brian Dozier, Washington wants to keep Dusty Baker around, and Arizona is fighting about a ballpark.

All quiet on the Dozier front

The past three weeks have been filled with “will they or won’t they?” trade gossip on Brian Dozier and the Dodgers, but the past few days have been fairly silent on the rumor mill (which is perhaps its own form of a rumor). Last Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the Twins were telling teams to submit their final offers for Dozier over the coming days. Since then, there’s been precious little in terms of rumors and nothing at all in terms of concrete action, which hints that those final offers might not have been what the Twins wanted.

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There's a big market for Jose Quintana, a small market for Ryan Braun, and some market for Ben Revere.

Revere apparently in demand

Thursday night saw the biggest name remaining on the free agent market come off the board, as Cleveland pulled off a major coup by bringing in Edwin Encarnacion on a three-year deal worth $65 million. As rumors of a potential Encarnacion deal began to leak, we also began to hear rumors of other players being close to signing. One of those players is Ben Revere, and Roch Kubatko of MASN shared on Twitter that Revere could be signing with a team in the very near future—if not today.

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New York is looking to change outfielders, Colorado is hanging onto outfielders, and San Diego wants to bring home a former ace.

Mets' outfield is kind of a mess

The Mets have plenty of outfielders—too many, even—but having plenty doesn’t necessarily mean having plenty of good options. So even as they keep searching for a trade partner to thin out their stash of left-handed-hitting right fielders (they currently have three of them), they’re also putting themselves on the market for an upgrade in center field. While they’re in talks with the Blue Jays about moving one of those extra right fielders, the Mets are also “semi-engaged” in trade discussions to fill the need, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

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The Orioles play hard to get with Mark Trumbo, the Tigers balk at Alex Avila’s price tag, and the Mariners consider dealing Seth Smith.

Orioles withdraw four-year offer from Trumbo

The on-again, off-again saga between Mark Trumbo and the Orioles is off again. The team took its four-year, $52 million deal off the table, per a report by Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com. Kubatko notes that the move doesn’t necessarily signify the end of the Orioles’ efforts to sign Trumbo, however, as they pulled the same stunt with Chris Davis last winter before signing him to a seven-year, $161 million contract. Such is the nature of offseason wheeling and dealing, especially in Baltimore.

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Does anyone want Sonny Gray? Is Charlie Blackmon as valuable as Adam Eaton? And where is Josh Hamilton?

Gray not drawing much trade interest

Oakland right-hander Sonny Gray's name keeps coming up in trade rumors, but there's an interesting wrinkle: Per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Athletics have received "little interest." Normally we see teams jump at the opportunity to grab star players from the A’s, and starting pitchers in general tend to have plenty of interested suitors. Gray is 27 years old, under team control through 2019, and one season removed from a third-place finish in the Cy Young voting. And yet no one is snapping him up. At least not yet.

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