Is Herrera the Mets' future at 2B? 

January, 31, 2015
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The New York Mets reportedly had no interest in working out a multi-year deal with Daniel Murphy over the offseason; instead, they avoided arbitration with Murphy and agreed to a one-year deal that will pay him $8 million in 2015.

With Murphy now set to become a free agent next winter, the stage is set for promising 20-year-old Dilson Herrera to take over at second base in 2016.

"He's a good athlete and solid average runner," an NL executive said of Herrera. "His plus bat speed helps generate average power and plenty of hard contact. He's come a long way with his approach and overall game in the last year, and projects as a solid regular player at 2B."

Rays don't expect to land Moncada 

January, 30, 2015
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The Tampa Bay Rays were the latest team to kick the proverbial tires on Yoan Moncada, as they reportedly held a private workout with the Cuban infielder at their stadium this week.

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Will Chamberlain sign soon? 

January, 30, 2015
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The list of relief pitchers still available on the free agent market is still quite numerous, with names like Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Soriano, John Axford all without a 2015 home. One of the more curious members of the currently-unemployed group is Joba Chamberlain.

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Beachy to wait on return? 

January, 30, 2015
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Last week, it was looking as though Brandon Beachy was about to sign a contract for 2015. Though the identity of the interested club was not known at the time, it was thought that only a few minor details stood between the pitcher and a deal.

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Orioles still looking for OF? 

January, 30, 2015
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Now that the rumors of Dan Duquette potentially leaving the Baltimore Orioles have been put to rest, his focus has gone back to putting the finishing touches on the 2015 roster. Trading for Travis Snider was a chance to add some outfield depth, and it may not be the last move with that goal in mind.

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No takers for Weeks? 

January, 29, 2015
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According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Radio, the reporter followed up on a rumor that the Minnesota Twins were interested in free agent Rickie Weeks and discovered that there was no truth to it: "It must be desperation time for FA Rickie Weeks. False tips being planted."

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Indians 3B prospect ready to go? 

January, 29, 2015
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There's expected to be a competition this spring to see who might be playing third base on a routine basis for the Cleveland Indians. While Lonnie Chisenhall, Mike Aviles and Zach Walters may all be in the mix, it's prospect Giovanny Urshela who may be the most interesting competitor to watch.

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Blue Jays still seek closer? 

January, 29, 2015
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While the chances of a reunion with the Toronto Blue Jays were quite slim, the door has now been officially closed for reliever Casey Janssen after the pitcher signed a one-year, $5 million deal with a mutual option to throw for the Washington Nationals in 2015.

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Can White Sox deal Viciedo? 

January, 29, 2015
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With the signing of Gordon Beckham to a one-year, $2 million deal, the Chicago White Sox no longer have any room on their roster for Dayan Viciedo, who has been designated for assignment by the club. Recently signed to a $4.4 million deal of his own, the question now is where Viciedo ends up for 2015.

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Wednesday rumor roundup 

January, 28, 2015
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ESPN.com's Keith Law took the time to rank the farm systems of each of the 30 major league teams, and sitting atop that list is the Chicago Cubs. The sheer number of potential big leaguers already at, or on the verge of playing for the Cubs this season is a huge positive for the club going forward -- and it could pay dividends for other teams as well.

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Will Mets move Gee? 

January, 28, 2015
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The New York Mets appear to have an over-abundance of starting pitching as they prepare for the 2015 season. Their current staff includes Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee, Jonathon Niese, Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler and Jacob deGrom. However, not all of these pitchers are a lock to still be around come Opening Day.

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Reds seeking budget-friendly relief? 

January, 28, 2015
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If the Cincinnati Reds are looking to upgrade their bullpen prior to the start of the spring training schedule, chances are they are not going to break the bank in order to do so.

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What will Shields sign for? 

January, 28, 2015
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It has now been a full week since Max Scherzer's seven-year, $210 million deal with the Washington Nationals was finalized, yet the next free-agent pitching domino has not fallen. James Shields remains without a contract of his own, and with each passing day, the value of his eventual deal seems to decrease in value.

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Papelbon deal on life support? 

January, 28, 2015
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With the Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays both still on the market for a closer, all fingers continue to point to Jonathan Papelpon of the Philadelphia Phillies as a potential solution. However, both the reliever's large contract and the Phillies' return demands are hampering any progress on a trade.

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Any suitors for Cabrera? 

January, 27, 2015
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If not for his offseason problems, Everth Cabrera would likely have already been signed to a deal for 2015. There is still plenty of risk tied to the shortstop, making it unclear which teams, if any, are willing to roll the dice on the free agent.

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