The Reds apparently will pass on the former White Sox slugger, while the Marlins are sniffing Frankie Rodriguez.
The Cubs are kicking tires, but might not have room for the last marquee free agent; meanwhile, Matt Albers is chasing a record again.
The Indians want a hitter, everybody wants a Cole Hamels, and Yoan Moncada is available.
One of the relievers still to be had, and one of the San Diego moves still (perhaps) to be made.
The two-time Tommy John survivor will wait before signing this winter, while Jurickson Profar is recovering nicely.
The Indians are counting on more from one of their stars, while the Astros are talking to [quizzically stares at cue card for 15 seconds before saying] one of the best pitchers available.
The Royals haven’t ruled out bringing back their ace, but that’s a far cry from bringing back their ace; the Brewers and K-Rod might be stuck with each other; and the Dodgers workout Moncada.
The Blue Jays might be interested in an infielder with legal troubles, while the Orioles might demand a substantial return if they let Dan Duquette go.
The Blue Jays and Nationals could be in on Burke Badenhop, while Jonny Gomes might find a fit in Atlanta.
With Scherzer off the board, James Shields is going to be a hot topic. The Tigers are interested.
The Texas right-hander’s bad medicals won’t stop a team from signing him, per reports. Meanwhile, Daniel Nava’s going to chuck switch-hitting.
THe Diamondbacks, Rockies, Dodgers, Giants and Padres are linked in various combinations to James Shields, Yoan Lopez and Dillon Gee.
The Tigers “have to have” their ace, while the Diamondbacks don’t have to have a catcher, and Carlos Peguero doesn’t have to have a clue at the plate to draw suitors.
The Mets may finally be ready to deal one of their veteran arms and Brandon Beachy could be ready to choose his new home.
Rasmus’ suitors are dwindling and Ichiro may land in the NL.