The Phillies continued to show "serious" interest in longtime Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon on Friday, even as momentum toward a deal to bring back their incumbent closer, Ryan Madson, was disintegrating.
Looking at the good and the bad as baseball's offseason has reached its halfway point.
The Miami Marlins scheduled a second meeting with coveted free agent slugger Albert Pujols on Monday night.
Now that they've checked Jose Reyes off their to-do list, the Miami Marlins have an even bigger name on their radar screen -- Albert Pujols.
The Miami Marlins and free-agent closer Heath Bell have agreed on a three-year contract, pending a physical, sources told ESPN.com.