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Giants want balance of offense, defense in OF
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Giants general manager Bobby Evans admitted Monday that, when weighing the acquisition of an outfielder, the ballclub might have to consider a performer who’s lacking defensively if he’s competent offensively. Of course, the Giants would prefer not to make that sacrifice.

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Theo calls Ohtani bid 'unique' and 'rewarding'
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“It was a unique process and a rewarding process,” Cubs president of baseball operations Epstein said from the Winter Meetings on Monday. “I’m proud of what we did, and I wouldn’t change anything that we did in the process except the result.”</p>

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Extra innings! Take 30% off orders over $30
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It’s a special friends and family savings event at the Brewers Shop, where if you spend more than $30 you can take 30 percent off your order. Use the code BIGDEAL and save until 10:59 p.m. CT.

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Counsell 'considering everything' for Hader
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Will Josh Hader return to the Brewers’ starting rotation for 2018 or stay in the bullpen? That remained an open question as the Winter Meetings began Monday, but manager Craig Counsell promised it won’t remain open forever.

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Crew's OF depth attracting interest at Meetings
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Brewers general manager David Stearns confirmed Monday that outfielder Domingo Santana has been drawing interest from rival teams, but he suggested it would take a haul to move a player coming off a 30-home run season with four years of club control remaining.

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Report: Astros showing interest in Darvish, Arrieta
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The World Series champions are looking to make a big move of their own. On the same day the New York Yankees officially announced the acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton, the Houston Astros are showing interest in free-agent starters Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta, reports The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, citing major-league sources. Houston might also explore […]

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Report: Yankees interested in Pirates' Cole
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With Giancarlo Stanton in the fold, the New York Yankees appear ready to start upgrading other areas of their roster. One area where additional help may be needed is in the starting rotation, and the Yankees are showing interest in Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. They may have […]

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Report: Mets, Rangers have discussed Harvey-for-Profar trade
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It might be time for a change of scenery for a couple struggling players. The New York Mets and Texas Rangers have engaged in talks about swapping right-handed starter Matt Harvey and infielder Jurickson Profar, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. A source told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets would […]

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Stanton predicted he'd be traded after signing record deal, agent says
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He saw it coming. Giancarlo Stanton signed his record 13-year, $325-million contract with the Miami Marlins before the 2015 season. Only three years later, the 28-year-old found himself on the move, officially joining the New York Yankees on Monday. Though the trade came as a surprise to the baseball world, Stanton's agent says his client […]

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Report: Phillies agree to 2-year deal with Neshek
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Pat Neshek is headed back to Philadelphia. The Phillies and Neshek have reportedly reached agreement on a two-year, $16.5-million contract that would see the two-time All-Star reliever return to the club he spent part of last season with, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The contract, which is pending a physical, also reportedly contains […]

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MLB Winter Meetings rumors: Yankees interested in Cole, Pirates ready to listen
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And the team that first drafted Cole is interested

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MLB Hot Stove Signings: Phillies close to bringing back Pat Neshek
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Neshek and the Phillies are closing on a two-year contract

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