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  2. Links from around the rink - November 17

    Doug Mittler

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver turned some heads last week with an editorial in the New York Times calling for the legalization of professional sports betting. Silver's comments may have had the NHL in mind. "It means," one NHL executive told Elli...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  3. New leadoff hitter in St. Louis?

    Doug Mittler

    Matt Carpenter has been a two-time All-Star while serving as the St. Louis Cardinals' leadoff hitter, but it is not a guarantee he will remain atop the order. "As they look to upgrade the offense, general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Ma...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  4. D-backs' next move after Hellickson

    Doug Mittler

    In their first major move under new general manager Dave Stewart, the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night for a pair of minor league prospects -- infielder Andrew Velazquez and outfield...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  5. Rising price for Andrew Miller

    Doug Mittler

    Andrew Miller apparently is looking to turn one big year into four seasons of financial security. The 29-year-old is seeking at least a four-year deal and isn't listening to any other offers unless the average annual value is "astounding," a source t...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  6. What's next for Torii Hunter?

    Doug Mittler

    What was rumored for weeks became official Friday when the Detroit Tigers parted ways with re-sign free agent Torii Hunter. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told reporters that he called Hunter to tell him he would not be pursued after the club agreed to...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  7. Could Ryan Howard land in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    A rival executive told Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com that the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies were "trying to blow the whole thing up" this offseason. If the explosion does indeed take place, could one of the pieces landed in Kansas City? Bob ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  8. Growing interest in Hanley Ramirez

    Doug Mittler

    Add the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros to the growing list of teams who appear to be interested in free agent Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez began his career in the Boston organization and was the centerpiece of the 2005 deal with the Marlins that b...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  9. Robertson's next move

    Doug Mittler

    David Robertson had the opportunity of nearly tripling his salary with the New York Yankees, but the closer instead declined a $15.3 million qualifying offer in order to pursue greater riches on the open market. One of the intriguing storylines o...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  10. D-backs kick tires on Hellickson

    Doug Mittler

    The next individual who could be leaving the Tampa Bay Rays' organization is righthander Jeremy Hellickson. Could there be a fit in the Arizona desert? Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports "the Rays are said to be involved with NL teams loo...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  11. Mets' next move after Cuddyer

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Mets threw the first curveball of the Hot Stove season on Monday, agreeing to a two-year, $21 million deal with free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer, even though it will cost them the first pick in the 2015 draft. Cuddyer was offer...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  12. Will Gattis stay in Atlanta?

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves plan to have rookie Christian Bethancourt as their primary catcher in 2015, leading to plenty of speculation that Evan Gattis could be shopped elsewhere. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted Monday the Braves were "pushing...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  13. Could Lester return to Fenway?

    Doug Mittler

    Don't close the door on the possibility of Jon Lester returning to the Boston Red Sox. "A well-connected baseball executive who has had conversations on the subject with the Red Sox, predicted that Boston will indeed re-sign Lester, and may make a...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  14. Impact of Cuddyer's exit in Colorado

    Doug Mittler

    In what was more than a mild surprise, Michael Cuddyer declined accept the $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Colorado Rockies and instead agreed to a two-year deal with the New York Mets. The Rockies insisted they wanted Cuddyer back, but f...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  15. Royals, Reds eye Aoki?

    Doug Mittler

    Norichika Aoki won three batting titles in Japan with the Yakult Swallows, and the veteran outfielder has demonstrated he can swing the bat in America as well, posting a .285 batting average and .352 OBP over three seasons. Now that Aoki will turn 33...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  16. Mariners eye Hanley, V-Mart?

    Doug Mittler

    After falling short of the playoffs following the blockbuster signing of Robinson Cano last winter, the Seattle Mariners may be interested in making another big offseason splash. Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets the Mariners are "aggressively ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  17. D-backs could trade for a pitcher

    Doug Mittler

    With four 20-win seasons on his resume, Dave Stewart knows a thing or two about pitching. That should come in handy in his new job as general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, whose 4.26 ERA last season was the second worst in the National League....

    Blog | November 10, 2014