Wednesday, December 11, 2013

MLB Winter Meetings Day 3

The National League West did their best during Day 2 of the Winter Meetings, to compete with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  First the Arizona Diamondbacks traded for Mark Trumbo of the Los Angeles Angels, with the help of the Chicago White Sox.  Then the Colorado Rockies acquired Brett Anderson from the Oakland Athletics, a move that seems small, but could prove to be one of the best moves of the offseason.  When healthy, Anderson has proven to be a quality pitcher who can get guys out.  He is not a big strikeout pitcher but last season while pitching both in relief and as a starter, he managed to strike out 46 batters in 44.2 innings pitched. He now gets to enjoy run support from Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer and Justin Morneau, something he has never had in his 73 career starts before.  Day 3 should continue to bring tons of rumors and hopefully another move to shake up the league goes down today!





One more move by the Mariners, Carter Capps has been traded to Miami Marlins for Logan Morrison.  Morrison has shown flashes of a good player, but I am not sold.  However, it can't hurt to get him in a new environment and continue to build around Robinson Cano.  - @clarkspencer

Great signing by the Seattle Mariners with Corey Hart.  Gives Cano some much needed protection and if healthy could be a vital part of bringing playoff baseball back to Seattle.
corey hart is headed for #mariners, according to sources. 1 year deal. will likely bat behind cano. - @jonheymancbs
The @Nationals acquire LHP Jerry Blevins from @Athletics for Minor League OF Billy Burns. - @mlbrostermoves
Sources: AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer "definitely in play" in trade talks. Nothing imminent, but teams know he can be had. - @jeffpassan
Teams that have checked in on Matt Garza are being told he could sign in next 24-48 hours. Lots of #Diamondbacks buzz today. - @jaysonst

Austin Jackson-Bret Gardner talk makes sense for both teams - @pgammo
Royals and two other teams are actively talking with free agent Omar Infante, source says. - @jonmorosi
Jacoby Ellsbury, Curtis Granderson and Carlos Beltran signed deals in New York, Trumbo was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks and few teams willing to open up the checkbook for Shin-Soo Choo.  So where does he end up? - ESPN

New York Yankees want to keep Brett Gardner, but will look to deal Ichiro? - CBS Sports

Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and  Seattle Mariners are still the front runners for Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp - Fox Sports

 Colby Rasmus is on the market and has been offered to two teams by the Blue Jays for starting pitching. - Toronto Sun

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