LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) No matter how much their fans imagined Giancarlo Stanton bashing balls over the Green Monster, the Boston Red Sox never came close to getting the NL MVP.
The Rockies are taking a hard look at switch-hitting free-agent first baseman Carlos Santana as a run-producing corner bat, a source has told MLB.com. The club has not confirmed the pursuit of Santana.
Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich acknowledged that the has had conversations with the Rays about closer Alex Colome — as was the hot rumor on Monday’s first day of the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Manager Bud Black is looking for the Rockies to build on the 2017 season, when they made their first postseason trip in nine years.
Two years away from being a free agent, center fielder Billy Hamilton could be a dynamic trade asset for the Reds because of his speed and defensive ability.
Pat Neshek said in July that he would love to rejoin the Phillies this offseason. A source said Monday afternoon that the Phillies are close to an agreement with the free-agent right-hander.
The Phillies would love Manny Machado in red pinstripes in 2018, but Philadelphia fans should not hold their breath.
This winter, the Padres’ solution at shortstop might be more than a one-year stopgap. Free-agent Zack Cozart, who spent the past seven seasons with Cincinnati, has been linked to the Padres through reports. But the Padres have some talented prospects on the way that could change the way they look at the position for 2018.
Members of Washington’s front office began outlining their plans for the Winter Meetings on Monday after general manager Mike Rizzo arrived late in the afternoon, preparing for a flurry of meetings over the next few days that the Nationals are hoping will produce activity in what has thus far been a quiet offseason.
It’s been a whirlwind of a month for new Nationals manager Dave Martinez, a month that has included helping with the hiring process for his new coaching staff and preparing to take over a team with World Series aspirations.
With their objectives seemingly at odds, the Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton formally parted ways on Monday with the announcement that the reigning National League Most Valuable Player Award winner was dealt to the Yankees for Starlin Castro and two prospects.