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  1. Updated market for James Shields

    Doug Mittler

    With Max Scherzer apparently on his way to Washington, the remaining marquee name on the free agent market is righthander James Shields. Shields reportedly declined a five-year, $110 million offer from a team he didn't want to play for, and the g...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  2. Monday rumors roundup

    Doug Mittler

    The holidays are over, so we presumably will see an uptick in the pursuit of Max Scherzer and James Shields, the two big names left on the free agent market. Both pitchers have conducted their employment search under the radar, but there is some b...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  3. Will Shields get $100 million?

    Doug Mittler

    Rumor Central's AJ Mass reported Sunday that the market for James Shields appears to be getting smaller. But the free agent pitcher may still be in line for a nine-figure payday. A number of executives told Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com that th...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  4. Tuesday Rumor Roundup

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball entered the hot stove season with three top-shelf pitchers selling their services on the free agent market - Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, and James Shields. Christmas is almost here and Lester, thanks to a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cu...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  5. Will Giants pass on Shields?

    Doug Mittler

    Are the San Francisco Giants losing interest in free agent James Shields? The Giants officially announced the signing of relieverSergio Romo on Monday, at which time general manager Brian Sabean reiterated the World Series champions are not lik...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  6. Rumors Roundup for Wednesday

    Doug Mittler

    The winter meetings inched closer to a conclusion on Wednesday, and the rumor mill in San Diego finally centered on someone not named Jon Lester. Lester has a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  7. Interest in Romo heating up

    Doug Mittler

    With David Robertson and Andrew Miller off the board, the market for the second tier of free agent relievers is picking up steam. Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek agreed to deals with the Houston Astros on Wednesday, so could Sergio Romo be next? ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  8. More teams interested in Gee?

    Doug Mittler

    Add the San Diego Padres to the list of teams at least "kicking the tires" on Dillon Gee and/or Jonathon Niese, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Rubin says the Mets prefer to trade Gee and no deal is considered imminent. The Texas ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  9. Package deal with Justin Upton?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants have emerged as a serious suitor for outfielder Justin Upton, but the Atlanta Braves are packaging third baseman Chris Johnson as part of any deal, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The Giants aggressively pursued Jon ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  10. Giants out on Chase Headley?

    Doug Mittler

    Multiple reports on Tuesday said Chase Headley expected to have a deal done by the end of the winter meetings. But could that change if the San Francisco Giants out of the mix? "The Giants' enthusiasm for free agent Chase Headley seems to have coo...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  11. What we're tracking...

    Doug Mittler

    The first day of the winter meetings belonged to the Chicago White Sox, who traded for Jeff Samardzija and signed David Robertson. Day Two was defined by the Chicago Cubs, who won the Jon Lester sweepstakes by agreeing to a six-year, $155 million de...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  12. Headley decision by Thursday?

    Doug Mittler

    Chase Headley is expected to have a deal done by the end of the winter meetings Thursday, reports George King of the New York Post. Exactly where the free agent ends up seems to be more of a question mark. The San Francisco Giants appeared to be ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  13. Giants, Yanks battling for Headley?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants appear to be a logical fit for Chase Headley once Pablo Sandoval decided to head east and sign with the Boston Red Sox. But the New York Yankees may still be serious players in the bid for the free agent third baseman. "h...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  14. How Giants replace Sandoval

    Doug Mittler

    Retaining Pablo Sandoval was a priority for the San Francisco Giants, but the World Series champions now move to Plan B after the Boston Red Sox lured the free agent third baseman to Fenway Park. The departure of Sandoval leaves the Giants thin...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  15. Will Yankees show restraint?

    Doug Mittler

    The price of doing business in the American League East went up even more Monday with word that the Boston Red Sox are signing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to five-year contracts totaling a reported $180 million? So how does the team...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  16. Will Giants pursue Headley?

    Doug Mittler

    Retaining Pablo Sandoval was a postseason priority for the San Francisco Giants, but that is no longer an option amid reports the Boston Red Sox have an agreement in place to bring the third baseman to Fenway Park. The departure of Sandoval lea...

    Blog | November 24, 2014