MLB News and Rumors: Dysfunction in Seattle?
With the offseason now in full spring, news will continue to become more and more frequent. In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI.
With no major signings or trades occurring on Sunday, there are no top stories. Instead, I will give a rundown of all of the news and notes.
Here are the stories from Sunday, December 8th.
News and Notes
Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times wrote an article in which he received quotes and information from former Cleveland and Seattle manager Eric Wedge about dysfunction in the Mariners front office. The article is very intriguing and is certainly worth a look.
Chad Jennings of the Journal News reports that the Yankees have begun discussing trades involvingIchiro Suzuki.
Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times says re-signing Juan Uribe is at or near the top of the Dodgers wish list.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman reports that the Rockies, Giants, Marlins, and Rangers are all interested in signing Michael Morse.
Jayson Stark of ESPN says the Nationals have strong interest in left-handed reliever Eric O'Flaherty. Although O'Flaherty will not be ready for Opening Day as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, that has not stopped him from drawing considerable interest from multiple teams.
There have been recent reports that the White Sox and Padres have discussed a trade involvingChase Headley. Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reported that in the past, the Padres have asked for pitcher Jose Quintana from Chicago. White Sox GM Rick Hahn has had no desire to move Quintana, however, as the lefty starter still has five years of team control.
Thanks for the heads up. I completely understand, and look forward to these, keep up the good work. Good luck, and be blessed.
The meetings start in earnest today as the snow falls here in Canada. Here's hoping the Tribe get some things going that will at least warm up my day !!!
In other news on that front, Baltimore reportedly, will not spend big on a SP. That should rule them out on the above mentioned names.
Also, the NYY have reportedly kicked the tires on Mike Pelphery. There are rumors the Yankees are taking calls on both Ichiro and Brett Gardner. Their mkt could affect the mkt of Tribe OF Bourn, Brantley and Stubbs IF they are available. That said, there are numerous teams shopping for OF help this offseason.