Betts future in Boston set? 

December, 25, 2014
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Since the end of the season, it's been clear that other teams have been hoping to pry Mookie Betts away from the Boston Red Sox. In fact, as far back as September, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote that "judging by conversations with scouts around the league, he's the Red Sox prospect teams want most in a deal."

Zobrist on way out of TB? 

December, 25, 2014
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After dealing away Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, as part of a multi-player three-way trade last week, it's clear that there are no untouchables on the Tampa Bay Rays roster. Which means many more moves could still come this offseason, including one involving Ben Zobrist.

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No room for Guerrero in LA? 

December, 25, 2014
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When the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Alex Guerrero to a four-year, $28 million contract, the idea was that he would be converted from shortstop to second base. However, progress on that front has been slow and Guerrero is now a man without a position.

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Could Craig be dealt? 

December, 24, 2014
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In talking about Allen Craig's 2014 journey, ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes: "He went from being the heart of the Cardinals' attack, consistently generating some of the best production with runners on base in the history of baseball, to unloaded in a midseason trade to the Boston Red Sox."

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Howard's end in Philadelphia? 

December, 24, 2014
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The writing has been on the wall for some time that the Philadelphia Phillies have been hoping to find someone to take first baseman Ryan Howard off their hands, but the team has not publicly admitted as much until quite recently.

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Does anyone want Scherzer? 

December, 24, 2014
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As we approach the end of 2014, it doesn't look like a deal will get done for free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer before the turn of the calendar page. In fact, at the present time, the list of teams that say they are interested in pursuing the former Detroit Tigers ace may, in fact, be blank.

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Orioles patient with OF search 

December, 24, 2014
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Faced with the prospect of starting the 2015 season without having made any major acquisitions to fill the void left by the loss of outfielders Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis, the Baltimore Orioles could be pushing hard to swing a deal over the next few weeks.

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Rangers in holding pattern with MI? 

December, 24, 2014
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Despite a seeming surplus in the middle infield, it seems unlikely that the Texas Rangers are going to make any moves to deal from that "strength" until they are absolutely sure that all the players in the mix are both healthy and productive.

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Tuesday Rumor Roundup 

December, 23, 2014
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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 Cubs, is the only member of that trifecta to find a new home.

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Rising price for Cueto? 

December, 23, 2014
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The buzz at the winter meetings had the Cincinnati Reds initiating talks on a contract extension with Johnny Cueto, who is line for a big payday when he hits free agency after the 2015 season.

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Will Giants pass on Shields? 

December, 23, 2014
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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 likely to get another big-ticket addition such as Shields, reports Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Michael Taylor's timeline in DC 

December, 23, 2014
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The Washington Nationals parted ways with outfield prospect Steven Souza as part of last week’s 11-player, three-team deal with the Rays and Padres, a move they were willing to make because of the development of another prospect, Michael Taylor.

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What is Evan Gattis worth? 

December, 23, 2014
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The re-branding of the Atlanta Braves already has seen Jason Heyward traded to St. Louis and Justin Upton shipped to San Diego. A valuable trade chip remains in Evan Gattis, who remains a defensive liability but has back to back seasons of at least 20 homers.

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Marlins seek a 4th outfielder? 

December, 23, 2014
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The Miami Marlins already have had a busy offseason, with deals that include the signing of free agent Michael Morse and trades for Dee Gordon and Martin Prado. The next move could be a deal for a fourth outfielder.

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Could Orioles shop a reliever? 

December, 23, 2014
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The Baltimore Orioles need to replace the offensive production lost by the departure of free agents Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis. If they seek reinforcements via the trade route, the O’s might consider dealing from a surplus of relievers.

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