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MacPhail happy with Klentak, Phillies' moves
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The Phillies are starting from the beginning. Since late July, they have traded three formidable late-inning relievers (Jonathan Papelbon, Ken Giles and Jake Diekman) for young starting pitching.

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Winter Meetings interview with Andy Green
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New Padres manager Andy Green met with the media Wednesday at the Winter Meetings.

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Green eager to settle roster, formulate plan
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For as much as Andy Green would love to dream a little with what his potential Opening Day lineup might look like, the first-year manager of the Padres still isn’t to the point where he can play with the possibilities. Not on Dec. 9. And certainly not with a lot left to be done to […]

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Shortstop at top of Padres' wish list
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Just to be clear, there’s not a placard hanging from the door of A.J. Preller’s suite at the Opryland Hotel that reads “Help wanted: Shortstop.” But there might as well be.

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Padres utilize Rule 5 Draft to net 4 players
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For fans who had been clamoring for Padres general manager A.J. Preller to make one more move before leaving the Winter Meetings, he certainly didn’t disappoint Thursday.

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Rizzo disappointed Nats couldn't land Heyward
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General manager Mike Rizzo said he was disappointed the Nationals were unable to acquire free-agent outfielder Jason Heyward, who decided to sign with the Cubs on Friday.

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Strasburg focused on helping Nationals win in 2016
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Before long, Stephen Strasburg will begin what could be his final season with the Nationals, as the right-hander is due to reach free agency at the end of 2016.

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Baker getting good early impression of Nats
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Dusty Baker has been in D.C. for a couple of days, and he is already impressed by the Nationals fans at Winterfest. They are positive and excited about the 2016 team, according to him.

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Nats' Barrett recovering from ankle surgery
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Nationals right-hander Aaron Barrett isn’t just recovering from Tommy John surgery. He revealed at Winterfest on Sunday that he had bone chip and spurs removed from his left ankle on Dec. 3. Barrett was using a motorized scooter to get around the festivities.

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Papelbon reportedly updates no-trade list
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Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon has reportedly updated his no-trade list for the 2016 season, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick.

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Mets sign Carlyle, 3 others to Minors deals
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The Mets added to their organizational depth on Monday, signing right-hander Buddy Carlyle, left-hander Duane Below and infielder Marc Krauss to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training. The club also signed lefty Andrew Barbosa to a Minor League deal.

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Mets sign lefty specialist Blevins to 1-year deal
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In the end, the Mets found their lefty specialist in a familiar place. The team on Tuesday signed Jerry Blevins to a one-year contract worth a reported $4 million to reprise the bullpen role he played early last season.

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