12/5/2012 | Maddon pleased with acquisition of Escobar
Joe Maddon left the Winter Meetings for Tampa following Wednesday's Managers Luncheon at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Before departing, Tampa Bay's skipper expressed his delight about the Rays' latest acquisition, Yunel Escobar.
12/5/2012 | Look to the AL West to spice up Hot Stove talks
At some point soon -- by the end of the winter, by the end of the week or maybe even by time you're done reading this article -- something big is bound to go down in the American League West.
12/5/2012 | Manuel's wish list begins with center fielder
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel wants a lot of things, but he said Wednesday he mostly wants a center fielder.
12/5/2012 | Berkman on radar, but Astros' focus is Rule 5 Draft
With the Astros having added a starting pitcher late Tuesday in the trade that brought Alex White over from the Rockies in exchange for reliever Wilton Lopez, it appears the club will leave the Winter Meetings without any other significant news outside of the Rule 5 Draft.
12/5/2012 | Ryan open to signing Greinke long term
Nolan Ryan is usually uneasy talking about giving pitchers long-term contracts, but he seems comfortable if that's what it takes to sign free agent Zack Greinke.
12/5/2012 | Padres pleased with offensive options in-house
The Padres actually have no qualms about opening the 2013 regular season with the same cast of position players that ended the 2012 season.
12/5/2012 | Cashner likely to miss start of '13 with thumb injury
Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner will likely begin the regular season on the disabled list after he suffered a lacerated tendon in his right thumb this week.
12/5/2012 | Daniels waiting for the dominoes to fall
Jon Daniels is pondering ways to improve his club, and much depends on Josh Hamilton. That situation has not shut down the Rangers, but it has limited them.
12/5/2012 | Lefty reliever market shrinks for Brewers
A pair of potential Brewers targets dropped off the market on Day 3 of the Winter Meetings on Wednesday, when left-handed relievers Randy Choate and Sean Burnett chose new homes and further shrunk the Brewers' options to fill that need.
12/5/2012 | Castro may pick up offensive slack for Cubs
Shortstop Starlin Castro is expected to further climb the ladder to stardom next season, and his production will be even more important if the Cubs are left trying to fill a gap at third base.
12/5/2012 | Tigers acquire Cabrera, give Oliver fresh start
The Tigers dealt right-hander Andy Oliver to the Pirates on Wednesday in exchange for catching prospect Ramon Cabrera.
12/5/2012 | Phils could dip into farm system if deal is right
The Phillies hope something fruitful comes from these Winter Meetings.
12/5/2012 | Twins set to act once market starts to take shape
With the big dominoes yet to fall in the starting pitching market, the Twins are still in a wait-and-see mode to add rotation help at the Winter Meetings.
12/5/2012 | Excited Redmond ready to change Marlins' culture
Building a winning culture will be among the biggest challenges for Mike Redmond, but it is something the new Marlins manager is certainly familiar with.
12/5/2012 | Mets mull over idea of Dickey returning without deal
For the second time in three weeks Wednesday, Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said he would gladly accept a scenario that GM Sandy Alderson called "not preferable": playing out next season with R.A. Dickey on an expiring contract.
12/5/2012 | Jocketty: Ludwick talks continuing amid quiet scene
The Reds' efforts to re-sign free-agent left fielder Ryan Ludwick continued on Wednesday during the third day of the Winter Meetings. But a deal wasn't quite in reach yet.
12/5/2012 | Must 'C'? Wright in line to earn Mets' captain title
David Wright is already the longest-tenured active Met, with eight more guaranteed years to come. It is only natural, then, that the Mets would consider honoring him with their first captainship in nearly a decade.
12/5/2012 | Fowler a trade target, but Rockies' price high
The Winter Meetings have thrust center fielder Dexter Fowler's name into the forefront of trade speculation, but multiple sources said Wednesday the Rockies are making it clear that that the price for such a player is high.
12/5/2012 | Counsell: Not 'right time' to leave Milwaukee
Brewers special assistant Craig Counsell cited family considerations for last week's decision to withdraw his name from consideration for the hitting coach position in Boston. The Red Sox subsequently hired Greg Colbrunn.
12/5/2012 | Pair of deals may have Angels out on Greinke
The Angels made some serious progress with their pitching staff on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings, signing reliever Sean Burnett to a two-year deal and closing in on free-agent starter Joe Blanton.
12/5/2012 | Yankees eye Reynolds, Youk as market tightens
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has continued to search for a third baseman at the Winter Meetings, most recently turning their interest to free-agent slugger Mark Reynolds.
12/5/2012 | In difficult time, 'Chief' Bender an honor for Lukevics
As Mitch Lukevics prepares to receive the prestigious Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award on Thursday night on the final day of the Winter Meetings, it's not unusual to see him receive some hugs and shed a few tears during a trying period of his life.
12/5/2012 | Little uncertainty for Cards at Meetings this year
One year ago, the St. Louis Cardinals left the Winter Meetings accompanied by considerable uncertainty.
12/5/2012 | Cardinals agree to deal with lefty Choate
The Cardinals' search for left-handed relief help has brought them to Randy Choate, who agreed to a three-year contract with St. Louis on Wednesday.
12/5/2012 | Fredi's 2014 option exercised by Braves
The Braves announced on Wednesday that they have exercised Fredi Gonzalez's contract option for the 2014 season. This provides the 48-year-old manager a vote of confidence and a chance to prepare for this upcoming season with a little more certainty about his future.
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