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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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Chris Mosch

12-23

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Rumor Roundup: Troy Tulowitzki Won't Be a Met... Maybe
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Daniel Rathman

12-19

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Rumor Roundup: Kenta Maeda Will Not Be Appearing In This Feature (Beyond Today)
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Daniel Rathman

12-18

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Rumor Roundup: Pitching at a Premium
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Chris Mosch

12-17

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Rumor Roundup: A Monster Myers Move?
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Chris Mosch

12-16

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Rumor Roundup: It's Hard To Make Dan Haren Happy
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Daniel Rathman

12-15

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Rumor Roundup: The Slugging Korean Shortstop, Or Perhaps Non-Slugging Third Baseman
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Daniel Rathman

12-12

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Rumor Roundup: Remember James Shields?
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Daniel Rathman

12-11

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Rumor Roundup: Yoenis Cespedes Is Always Good, Fit
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Daniel Rathman

12-10

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Rumor Roundup: A Dayton Moore-Atlanta Connection?
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Daniel Rathman

12-08

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Rumor Roundup: Interested Teams Are Way In On Chen
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Daniel Rathman

12-05

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Rumor Roundup: The Least Likely Melky Cabrera Suitor
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Daniel Rathman

12-04

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Rumor Roundup: The Inevitability of the Dodgers
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Chris Mosch

12-03

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Rumor Roundup: The Fourth Year Is Always The Hardest
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Chris Mosch

12-02

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Rumor Roundup: Lester's New Home Won't Be His New Home
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Daniel Rathman

12-01

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Rumor Roundup: A Shark in Sox?
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Daniel Rathman

11-26

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

11-25

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Rumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Immediately
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Daniel Rathman

11-24

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Rumor Roundup: If Step One Is Making Betances Closer, What's Step Two?
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Daniel Rathman

11-21

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Rumor Roundup: Upton and Ubaldo in One Ugly Rumor
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Daniel Rathman

11-20

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Rumor Roundup: The Ideas That Dayton Moore Toys With
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Chris Mosch

11-19

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Marlins Stanton Pat?
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Chris Mosch

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Jays Preparing to Splurge?
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Daniel Rathman

11-17

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Rumor Roundup: Will Cubs Rustle Martin?
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Daniel Rathman

03-19

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Rumor Roundup: Filling First Base
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Daniel Rathman

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: Drew to Detroit?
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Daniel Rathman

03-13

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Rumor Roundup: Competition in Coors
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Daniel Rathman

03-11

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Rumor Roundup: A New Challenger
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Daniel Rathman

03-10

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Rumor Roundup: Santana Signing Soon?
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Daniel Rathman

03-05

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Rumor Roundup: A.J. Griffin Cuts His Cutter
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Daniel Rathman

03-04

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Rumor Roundup: A Trio of Infield Updates
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Daniel Rathman

02-27

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Rumor Roundup: An Infield Fix for the Yankees?
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Daniel Rathman

02-26

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Rumor Roundup: What Ervin is Asking
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Daniel Rathman

02-25

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Rumor Roundup: The Remains of the Market
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Daniel Rathman

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: Extending Trout
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Daniel Rathman

02-20

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Rumor Roundup: Whither Santana?
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Daniel Rathman

02-19

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Rumor Roundup: Chris Capuano, Free Agent of Interest
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Daniel Rathman

02-18

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Rumor Roundup: Looking for Lefty Relief
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Daniel Rathman

02-17

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Rumor Roundup: The Team That Cried Free Agent
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Daniel Rathman

02-14

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Rumor Roundup: Extensions Afoot?
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Daniel Rathman

02-13

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Rumor Roundup: Catching Up with Catcher News
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Daniel Rathman

02-12

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Rumor Roundup: Failures to Communicate
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Daniel Rathman

02-10

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Rumor Roundup: Plenty of Arms Available
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Daniel Rathman

02-07

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Rumor Roundup: Atlanta's Extension Spree
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Daniel Rathman

02-06

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Rumor Roundup: Examining the Market
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Daniel Rathman

02-04

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Rumor Roundup: What Can Yoon Do for You?
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Daniel Rathman

02-03

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Rumor Roundup: Scoping Out the Less Expensive Starters
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Daniel Rathman

01-30

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Rumor Roundup: Orioles Adding Arms?
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Daniel Rathman

01-28

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Rumor Roundup: Extension Tension
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Daniel Rathman

01-27

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Rumor Roundup: The Best Shapers Are Back
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Daniel Rathman

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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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December 23, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Troy Tulowitzki Won't Be a Met... Maybe

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Daniel Rathman

More Tulo to New York rumors pop up and are squashed, the Phils look to replace a Rollins, and Scherzer may have lost another suitor.

Mets will not acquire Troy Tulowitzki… at least not yet
The Mets need a shortstop and have excess pitchers. The Rockies have a great one and an eternal need for pitching. But former Rockies beat writer Troy Renck, who now covers the Broncos for the Denver Post, tweeted on Friday night that the sides aren’t likely to consummate a blockbuster any time soon.


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Also, Nori Aoki is wandering around with no clear direction or intent; the Rockies want pitching, if you can imagine; and the Red Sox are willing to give up Allen Craig, if you can imagine.

At least three teams still vying for Norichika Aoki
While other lower-tier free agent outfielders, like Nick Markakis and Alex Rios, have already come off the board, Aoki remains available, with multiple clubs hoping to bring him in. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman says the Mariners, Orioles, and Reds are “among possibilities” for the left-handed hitter entering his fourth year in the United States.


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December 18, 2014 9:56 am

Rumor Roundup: Pitching at a Premium

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Chris Mosch

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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Chris Mosch

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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December 16, 2014 3:36 am

Rumor Roundup: It's Hard To Make Dan Haren Happy

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Daniel Rathman

The Marlins might try to flip Dan Haren, but options are limited. Also, the Cubs aren't interested in Colby Rasmus, and Brad Penny is mentioned.

Marlins might flip Dan Haren
When Haren signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Dodgers on November 25th, 2013, he made it clear that he only wanted to pitch in the Los Angeles area for the remainder of his major-league career. A player option worth $10 million vested when Haren reached 180 innings in 2014, giving him the right to stay with the Dodgers, which he (unsurprisingly) exercised before Halloween.


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Posting will begin soon for Jung-Ho Kang, Ian Desmond seems intent on testing free agency, and Mike Morse is mentioned for the Marlins.

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December 12, 2014 9:57 am

Rumor Roundup: Remember James Shields?

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Daniel Rathman

Shields market might start getting busier, while Melky and the Mariners remain 730 days apart.

The Winter Meetings lit up the hot stove and kept it aflame, and it’s not even nearly out of fuel yet…

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December 11, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Yoenis Cespedes Is Always Good, Fit

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Daniel Rathman

The Orioles are interested in Cespedes, the Twins are interested in the first name that should probably come to your mind, and the Rule 5 draft's script is leaking.

Orioles might be a “good fit” for Yoenis Cespedes
Somewhere, a member of the Cespedes Family BBQ duo is jumping for joy. According to WEEI’s Rob Bradford, the Orioles are interested in obtaining the Cuban outfielder from the Red Sox.


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December 10, 2014 5:59 am

Rumor Roundup: A Dayton Moore-Atlanta Connection?

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Daniel Rathman

The Royals might be going after Upton, the A's might be going after somebody, and the Nationals are holding out for Odor.

Royals involved in various trade discussions
In the wake of his club’s march to the American League pennant, general manager Dayton Moore has been quiet in the first few weeks of the offseason. If reports from San Diego are any indication, however, that might soon change.


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December 8, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Interested Teams Are Way In On Chen

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Daniel Rathman

Dan Duquette's been fielding unsolicited calls for his reliable no. 3, while the Diamondbacks owners reportedly nixed a done deal.

Widespread interest in Wei-Yin Chen
With Kevin Gausman still yet to endure a full season of major-league work and Ubaldo Jimenez’ role uncertain, the Orioles aren’t exactly swimming in rotation depth. But that’s not stopping other teams from phoning Dan Duquette about one of his starters.


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December 5, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Least Likely Melky Cabrera Suitor

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Daniel Rathman

A bad breakup might not keep the Giants and Melky from getting back together, while another team is in the Headley sweepstakes.

Giants open to reunion with Melky Cabrera
Melky Cabrera and the Giants did not exactly part on good terms in 2012, when the outfielder enjoyed a torrid first half before getting slapped with a 50-game ban for using performance-enhancing drugs. The Giants overcame his absence to win the World Series, of course, and Cabrera landed on his feet with the Blue Jays, playing well enough in his second year north of the border to reasonably demand a long-term contract this winter. Still, there was no shortage of awkwardness between the sides, as recently as May 2013 in Toronto, when Cabrera tried to dodge Giants writers, then relented, only to stir a minor controversy regarding the private ceremony in which he received his championship ring.


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