12/4/2012 | Quiet Cards stay the course on Day 2 of Meetings
Having spent much of Tuesday meeting with agents and holding internal discussions about various players, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said late in the afternoon that "nothing's changed really" in the level of activity over the past 24 hours.
12/4/2012 | Free agents on the move at Meetings' midway point
Through Day 2 of the annual gathering of baseball's brain trusts at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., it's evident that free-agent markets are starting to line up.
12/4/2012 | Maddon unfazed by AL East competition
As if life hasn't been tough enough for the low-budget Rays in having to compete with the Yankees and Red Sox in the AL East, along came the Orioles to reach the 2012 postseason, and now it's Toronto grabbing offseason headlines.
12/4/2012 | Royals aren't entertaining Butler talks in Nashville
Although manager Ned Yost keeps talking about the Royals hitting more home runs next year, that doesn't seem to stop speculation about a trade involving his top home-run hitter, Billy Butler.
12/4/2012 | Machado fully recovered from bout with meningitis
Orioles infielder Manny Machado was hospitalized with meningitis last month, but is fully recovered and has resumed his offseason workouts.
12/4/2012 | Dodgers not close in negotiations with Ryu
The Dodgers made a long-term offer to Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin on Tuesday, but it was rejected by agent Scott Boras. "Predictably, it fell a tad short," said general manager Ned Colletti.
12/4/2012 | Giants pick up 2014 options on Sabean, Bochy
It was a foregone conclusion that the Giants would exercise the 2014 options on the contracts of general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy. Those moves occurred Tuesday, when club president and chief executive officer Larry Baer made official what was obvious.
12/4/2012 | Farrell addresses his departure from Toronto
John Farrell maintains he was always open and honest with the Blue Jays' front office about his desire to one day return to Boston.
12/4/2012 | Ryan actively looking for pitching, help at third
It was another quiet day for the Twins on the second day of the Winter Meetings on Tuesday, as general manager Terry Ryan has yet to make an impact move to improve the club's starting rotation.
12/4/2012 | A-Rod's absence alters Yankees' to-do list
Alex Rodriguez's left hip surgery could require four to six months for recovery, forcing manager Joe Girardi and the Yankees to move forward with a big hole to fill at third base.
12/4/2012 | Nats may have gotten a steal in Haren
The Nationals seem to be betting that Dan Haren's down year resulted from a two-month slump, rather than the beginning of a decline phase. If they're right, they got quite a bargain on Tuesday.
12/4/2012 | Zduriencik meets with outfielder Bourn's agent
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik continued pursuing every available avenue to improve his club's offense Tuesday at the Winter Meetings and his agenda included a sitdown with agent Scott Boras, whose top available client is free-agent center fielder Michael Bourn.
12/4/2012 | A's seeking immediate help at shortstop
For A's GM Billy Beane, a shortstop that can have an immediate impact on the club is first and foremost. Awarding a shorter-term contract, as opposed to one promising more than two years, is the club's goal.
12/4/2012 | Dempster, Myers part of Brewers' discussions
There were no Brewers deals on Day 2 of the Winter Meetings but there was movement.
12/4/2012 | Rays wrap Day 2 by acquiring Escobar from Marlins
It has been assumed that the Rays will trade a starter, but they did not on Tuesday, instead sending Minor Leaguer Derek Dietrich to Miami for Yunel Escobar.
12/4/2012 | Brewers discouraged by Nashville ballpark situation
The Brewers have been the Nashville Sounds' parent club since 2005 and have expressed their dissatisfaction with Greer Stadium, which will turn 35 next season.
12/4/2012 | Buyer beware of Winter Meetings' hype
The Winter Meetings often create enough buzz to rattle dishes around the world. But the results of the event don't always create lasting winners.
12/4/2012 | Weiss seeking a winning environment with Rox
Walt Weiss is a few years removed from the Majors as a player and is being asked to turn around a Rockies team in his first stint as a big league manager. He has parallels in Mike Matheny and Robin Ventura.
12/4/2012 | Roenicke: Greinke as tough as they come
The notion that Zack Greinke isn't emotionally equipped to pitch for a big-market club, such as the Dodgers, seems either arbitrary or basically incorrect.
12/4/2012 | Orioles working on repeat of charmed 2012
Things are different in Baltimore this year, as the Orioles try to improve on their breakout 93-win campaign. But where do they go for an encore?
12/4/2012 | Sveum, Yount involved in freak hunting accident
Hall of Famer Robin Yount shot Cubs manager Dale Sveum in the right ear and back while the two were quail hunting this winter in Arizona.
12/4/2012 | Tigers open to bringing in veteran backup catcher
How Alex Avila's aches and pains affect the way the Tigers address their catching depth remains to be seen.
12/4/2012 | Gibson makes Hall cases for Morris, Trammell
D-backs manager and former World Series hero Kirk Gibson is not shy about the fact he believes former Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell belong in the Hall of Fame.
12/4/2012 | Porter stressing process as Astros prep for life in AL
Astros director of media relations Gene Dias whisked new manager Bo Porter around the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center on Tuesday afternoon, putting him in front of as many cameras and microphones as possible.
12/4/2012 | Ventura seeks to improve on surprising first year
Robing Ventura presided over one of Major League Baseball's surprise stories last season in his first year managing the White Sox, but he looks to improve in several facets next year.
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