On the same day Pablo Sandoval left Boston, reports are surfacing that the Blue Jays may have interest in the free-agent third baseman.
The Marlins may not have to look outside of their own division to find a middle-of-the-order hitter. Miami reportedly has a two-year, $20 million offer on the table to free agent Adam LaRoche, according to the Miami Herald.
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While there's certainly no nebulous area in regards to the Padres' biggest offseason need -- offense -- the team might be rethinking the way it goes about addressing it. Instead of trading starting pitchers Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner to upgrade the offense, the Padres are giving strong consideration to keeping both arbitration-eligible players, a baseball source told MLB.com.
The A's moved swiftly in their pursuit of a right-handed power bat, reeling in free-agent designated hitter Billy Butler on a three-year, $30 million deal, which was made official on Wednesday.
The Red Sox have extended an offer to lefty Jon Lester, and they are close to making one to third baseman Pablo Sandoval, sources tell MLB.com.
While Cardinals manager Mike Matheny shied away from speaking publicly in the days after Oscar Taveras' accident, he has been perhaps the most active behind the scenes. Seeking to be, as he describes it, "a leader of men," Matheny recalled his initial reaction to that Sunday evening news in late October as being, "What do I have to do for my guys?" What he's done, quite simply, is try to be there.
Giancarlo Stanton was smiling on Wednesday morning as he sat alongside Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria to announce the biggest contract in the history of American sports. But he hardly wore the look of somebody who had beat the system.
The Marlins introduced their $325 million man at a news conference Wednesday, ushering in a new era in Miami with slugger Giancarlo Stanton as the centerpiece and building block of their team.
It was time for the Royals to say goodbye to Billy Butler after eight years in a Kansas City uniform. The Oakland A's confirmed on Wednesday the signing of the designated hitter to a three-year contract, believed to be worth $30 million.