Some rumor-y bits to float you through the very lukewarm holiday period.
MLB News and Rumors
What exactly did the Pirates – who don’t really need an infielder – get for themselves? Should we be bummed or nervous?
There is your surprise mystery team.
A number of important international free agency bits to discuss with respect to the Cubs.
Saturday and Sunday weren’t nearly as crazy as Friday was. Did you miss any of it?
Is that how the Padres are going to clear up their seeming outfield logjam?
Last week was crazy busy, but the week ahead may be holiday chill.
It’s probably not the Cubs, though they haven’t been ruled out just yet.
The implication there being that the Giants will not come desperately begging for Luis Valbuena.
The Marlins improve by picking up a new third baseman, and the Yankees get a young arm.
The two sides have reportedly been discussing Troy Tulowitzki for a while, though a deal still seems unlikely.
An earlier report had Ross agreeing to a deal with the Padres, but that may not yet be the case.
There’s a back-up catcher going from the Padres to the Red Sox. Both teams were in on Ross, along with the Cubs.
Gotta love a Friday morning mystery. (UPDATE: As unbelievable as it is, Upton is going to the Padres.)
Peavy was the last of the second tier starters in free agency, and his deal makes Jason Hammel’s look great once again.
A couple young pitchers head to Oakland for catcher Derek Norris and a pitching prospect.