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01-23

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Rumor Roundup: Everth Cabrera is a Wanted Man
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Daniel Rathman

01-22

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Rumor Roundup: Jonathan Singleton Is Probably Not the Breakout Candidate You're Looking For
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Chris Mosch

01-21

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Rumor Roundup: The World Is Drunk On Burke Badenhop Rumors
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Daniel Rathman

01-20

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Rumor Roundup: Brew Crew Clues True?
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Chris Mosch

01-19

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Rumor Roundup: Big Yields Shields
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Daniel Rathman

01-16

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Rumor Roundup: Rangers Not Interested in Max Scherzer for Backup Catcher Search
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Chris Mosch

01-15

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Rumor Roundup: What Do You and the Dodgers Have In Common?
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Chris Mosch

01-14

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Rumor Roundup: One Of Alexi Ogando And Max Scherzer Likely To Sign Next Week
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Daniel Rathman

01-13

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Rumor Roundup: Three Stories About NL West Teams Pursuing Pitching
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Daniel Rathman

01-12

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Rumor Roundup: Tigers Talk Big About Scherzer
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Daniel Rathman

01-09

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Rumor Roundup: Cardinals Like Their Rotation, Intent On Improving Their Rotation At Great Cost
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Chris Mosch

01-08

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Rumor Roundup: Hot Mets Rumor: Nothing Is Likely To Occur
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Chris Mosch

01-07

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Rumor Roundup: Flushing Out Their Arms
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Daniel Rathman

01-06

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Rumor Roundup: Rasmus All About the Orioles?
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Daniel Rathman

01-05

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Rumor Roundup: Haren Not Feeling Fish
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Daniel Rathman

12-31

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Rumor Roundup: You Are About Two Weeks Away From Being So Sick of Ben Zobrist Rumors
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Chris Mosch

12-30

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Rumor Roundup: Blue Jays Interested in This Francisco Rodriguez Fun Fact
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Daniel Rathman

12-29

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Rumor Roundup: Tigers Like Tiger, Tigers Say
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Daniel Rathman

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

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January 7, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Flushing Out Their Arms

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Daniel Rathman

The Mets may finally be ready to deal one of their veteran arms and Brandon Beachy could be ready to choose his new home.

Mets preparing for trade talks about surplus pitchers
New York Post beat writer Mike Puma wrote Tuesday that calls about the Mets’ extra starters are likely to ramp up in the coming days. The three pitchers in question are right-handers Bartolo Colon and Dillon Gee, and left-hander Jonathon Niese, who’d likely command the heftiest return.


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January 6, 2015 8:35 am

Rumor Roundup: Rasmus All About the Orioles?

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Daniel Rathman

Rasmus' suitors are dwindling and Ichiro may land in the NL.

Colby Rasmus impressed with overture from Buck Showalter
Orioles skipper Buck Showalter visited with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus over the weekend with a two-pronged mission: gauge Rasmus’ questionable makeup and persuade him to come to Baltimore. We don’t yet know whether the club is comfortable with the former. We do, however, have reason to believe that the former Blue Jay is sold on the latter.


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January 5, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Haren Not Feeling Fish

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Daniel Rathman

Marlins having trouble selling Haren on Miami, Giants out on Shields, in on Zorilla, and Rox sticking with Rosario, add Hundley.

Dan Haren still unwilling to pitch for Marlins
It’s been nearly a month since the Marlins got Dan Haren—plus $10 million to cover his 2015 salary—from the Dodgers in a deal that also involved Dee Gordon and Andrew Heaney. They acquired Haren knowing that he’d stated a willingness to retire if traded away from his hometown of Los Angeles but hoped to sway him to join a club that appears to be a burgeoning contender. According to Joe Frisaro, who covers the Fish for MLB.com, they’ve made little headway in that respect.


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The Rays have excess infielders, and do the Orioles have a Colby Rasmus deficiency?

After signing Asdrubal Cabrera, Rays open to moving Zobrist and Escobar
Prior to yesterday, the Rays fielded a perfectly acceptable double play tandem in Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist. But after reportedly signing Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year, $8 million deal, a crowded infield that also included Nick Franklin and Logan Forsythe is even more congested. Thus it appears likely that either Escobar or Zobrist will be on the move.

In the wake of the Cabrera signing, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports tweeted that the Rays are “open to trading Zobrist and/or Yunel Escobar.” There is the possibility that Tampa Bay could simply decide to hold on to its glut of middle infielders, with the versatile Zobrist getting more regular playing time in the outfield, but Rosenthal notes that this appears to be an unlikely final outcome.


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Toronto has K-Rod and Japanese veteran shortstop Takashi Toritani on its radar, while Stephen Drew gets a token rumor.

Blue Jays, Padres interested in Takashi Toritani
While the spotlight for infielders across the Pacific has recently been on Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang, for whom the Pirates won negotiating rights, a Japanese veteran might join him in the majors next year. According to Brendan Kennedy, who covers the Blue Jays for the Toronto Star, the club is one of two eyeing Toritani, a shortstop with the Hanshin Tigers.


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December 29, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Tigers Like Tiger, Tigers Say

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Daniel Rathman

Detroit is comfortable with an in-house solution, the Giants are favorites to land Ben Zobrist (OR ARE THEY!?), and David Price is preparing to headline this space next winter.

Tigers might use internal options to round out bench
Among the items on the offseason shopping list for Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was at least one left-handed hitter to balance out a roster that skews heavily to the right.


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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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