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  1. MLB Rumor Central

    MLB Rumor Central



    MLB Rumors

    Your source for all the latest news and rumors about MLB trades and front-office hirings and firings.

  2. No Hamilton reunion for Rangers?

    Back in mid-December, there were some reports that the Los Angeles Angels were in exploratory talks with the Texas Rangers about trading outfielder Josh Hamilton back to the team he had left via free agency prior to the 2013 season. While nothing mat...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  3. Could Hamels go to Cards?

    AJ Mass

    The Philadelphia Phillies have stated that they are not actively shopping Cole Hamels at this time. Nevertheless, the general feeling around the league seems to be that the pitcher could still very well be dealt at some point in the next six months. ...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  4. No Papelbon deal on horizon?

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this week, there seemed to be some progress on a potential trade that would see the Milwaukee Brewers ending up with closer Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelpia Phillies. However, after those initial reports, there doesn't seem to have been a...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  5. Who fills in for Doolittle?

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics learned Friday that All-Star closer Sean Doolittle has a slight rotator-cuff tear in his left shoulder and will miss the start of the regular season, assistant general manager David Forst told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco ...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  6. Flowers still tops depth chart

    Doug Mittler

    The Chicago White Sox insist Tyler Flowers is still their No. 1 catcher, even if they added some insurance Friday by agreeing to minor league deals with Geovany Soto and George Kottaras. "Competition is good. It brings out the best in people. And...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  7. Possible fits for Rafael Soriano

    Doug Mittler

    A number of free agent relievers are still available a month before spring training, including Rafael Soriano, the owner of 207 career saves. Soriano had 32 saves last season, but lost his job as closer of the Washington Nationals last season and...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  8. Could Shields land on South Beach?

    Doug Mittler

    The Washington Nationals were already the frontrunners in the National League East even before the blockbuster deal with Max Scherzer. Could the Miami Marlins answer their division rival with a deal for James Shields? The Marlins have been menti...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  9. Will a Papelbon deal get done?

    Doug Mittler

    The buzz around baseball on Friday had the Philadelphia Phillies engaged in discussions to send closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Milwaukee Brewers, although a trade is not believed to be imminent. The Phillies are in the midst of a serious rebui...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  10. Friday rumor roundup

    AJ Mass

    Even though he has a Cy Young Award under his belt, Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians is nowhere near a major league millionaire. As Zack Meisel of the Cleveland Plain Dealer notes, "Kluber is under team control for at least the next four years. ...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  11. Reds rotation far from settled?

    AJ Mass

    The Cincinnati Reds are pretty much set at the top of their rotation for 2015 with the trio of Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey and Mike Leake. However, when it comes to filling out the rest of the starting five, things begin to get a bit murky. As C. T...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  12. Does Craig have a home in Boston?

    AJ Mass

    It would not be surprising to see Allen Craig in the starting lineup for the Boston Red Sox on a rather routine basis in 2015, but exactly where he might end up defensively on any given day is a little bit harder to predict. According to Peter Abr...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  13. Marlins in mix for Shields?

    AJ Mass

    With Max Scherzer off the board, all eyes now turn to the race to land James Shields, which almost assuredly will be the last big "lottery" of the offseason. The Miami Marlins "continue to be involved and are closely monitoring" the status of Shields...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  14. Brewers pursuing Papelbon?

    AJ Mass

    The Milwaukee Brewers have publicly stated that a bullpen upgrade is still on the agenda for this offseason, which is why it should come as no surprise to hear that they are taking a long look at trading for Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelphia Phil...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  15. Baez no lock to make Cubs?

    AJ Mass

    Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs may not be a lock to start the season on the major league roster, as the team is not satisfied with the young prospect's 41.5 percent strikeout rate in 2014. According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, "through two games...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  16. Another Cuban OF to consider?

    As the political landscape regarding the relationship between the United States and Cuba continues to develop, there may well be a time when baseball players from that nation all get a chance to migrate to the major leagues in one fell swoop. However...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  17. Price to follow Scherzer out of Detroit?

    AJ Mass

    On Wednesday, the Washington Nationals made the signing of Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million contract official and, in the process, put the punctuation mark on the pitcher's career with the Detroit Tigers. That leaves David Price as the No. ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015