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  • • Report: Orioles Working Through Medicals On Machado Deal
    The Orioles are “going through the medicals/paperwork” in an effort to finalize an agreement with an unknown team, per ESPN.com’s Buster Olney (Twitter link). While the “structure of a deal [is] in place,” Olney also stresses that “this in [sic] not finished yet.” Despite the cautionary language, it’s...
  • • Sources: O's have deal in place for Machado
    The Baltimore Orioles have the structure of a deal in place for Manny Machado and are working through specific aspects of a trade, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney....
  • • Phillies, Giants Among Teams Interested In Jeurys Familia
    Mets soon-to-be free-agent closer Jeurys Familia is drawing trade interest primarily from National League teams, Buster Olney of ESPN reports. The Phillies and Giants are among those clubs, per Olney, who notes that Philadelphia might wait to see whether it acquires Manny Machado and Zach Britton from the Orioles before embarking on an earnest purs...
  • • Phillies, Giants among teams interested in Jeurys Familia
    Mets soon-to-be free-agent closer Jeurys Familia is drawing trade interest primarily from National League teams, Buster Olney of ESPN reports. The Phillies and Giants are among those clubs, per Olney, who notes that Philadelphia might wait to see whether it acquires Manny Machado and Zach Britton from the Orioles before embarking on an earnest purs...
  • • Orioles using caution with Manny Machado as trade rumors swirl
    The Baltimore Orioles had not agreed to a trade involving Manny Machado as of Sunday afternoon, but that does not mean they are going to risk doing anything that could compromise a potential deal.Following a rain delay in their game against the Texas Rangers, the Orioles decided to bench Machado. While many took that as a sign he had been traded, K...
  • • Report: Orioles on '10-yard-line' for Machado trade
    Manny Machado has been, by far, the most discussed name on the MLB trade market in 2018. But that might be coming to an end soon.ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that, according to a source, the Baltimore Orioles are on par with a team at the “10-yard-line” when it comes to dealing the star shortstop. In addition to the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee...
  • • Report: Brewers join Phillies as finalist for Manny Machado
    Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado is the most coveted trade target in years. It now looks like the race for which postseason hopeful lands him might come down to two National League squads.According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Milwaukee Brewers have emerged as finalists to land the All-Star shortstop’s services before the trade deadline. Th...
  • • Report: Two teams among finalists for Manny Machado
    The Baltimore Orioles appear to be moving closer to a Manny Machado deal.According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Orioles are narrowing down their potential Machado trade partners to move closer to a final deal. Among the finalists are the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers, who have frequently been named as leading candidates. The Los Angel...
  • • AL Notes: Happ, Yankees, Royals, Rays
    The Yankees roughed up Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ on Saturday, but that hasn’t killed New York’s interest in the soon-to-be free-agent lefty. The two teams “have continued conversations” regarding Happ and are “haggling over the price tag,” Buster Olney of ESPN writes. Olney goes on to suggest the Yankees should...
  • • Yankees interested in J.A. Happ
    The Yankees roughed up Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ on Saturday, but that hasn’t killed New York’s interest in the soon-to-be free-agent lefty. The two teams “have continued conversations” regarding Happ and are “haggling over the price tag,” Buster Olney of ESPN writes. Olney goes on to suggest the Yankees should wait until closer to the July 31 no...
  • • Olney’s Latest: Mets, Blue Jays, Tribe, BoSox, Braves, Phillies
    The Mets will listen to offers for co-aces Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but it appears the two will stay put. The club’s seeking overwhelming returns for both right-handers and is “highly unlikely” to move either one, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. With general manager&...
  • • Report: Mets unlikely to trade deGrom or Syndergaard
    The Mets will listen to offers for co-aces Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but it appears the two will stay put. The club’s seeking overwhelming returns for both right-handers and is “highly unlikely” to move either one, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. With general manager Sandy Alderson on ...
  • • Beltway Notes: Nationals, O’s, Harper, Britton, Machado, Ramos
    Here’s the latest on the Nationals and Orioles, two local rivals who will be going in opposite directions at the trade deadline… Bryce Harper’s impending free agency is a major subplot to the Nationals’ season, though the team’s larger short-term concern is how to get Harper back in top form.  As per ESPN.com’s B...
  • • Other teams reportedly waiting for Orioles to make first move in trade offers
    Here’s the latest on the Orioles and Nationals, two local rivals who will be going in opposite directions at the trade deadline… Per ESPN.com's Buster Olney, some teams will wait for the Orioles to approach them with solid offers for trades this summer.  The strategy stems from last year’s failed talks for Zach Britton, with Olney writing “the Dod...
  • • Could Mets consider trading Syndergaard, deGrom?
    With the Mets looking more like bottom feeders than contenders, there has been speculation that they could listen to proposals for two of their best players, co-aces Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. The 29-year-old deGrom is under control through 2020, while Syndergaard, 25, is wrapped up through 2021, meaning each would bring back a significant ...

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  • • Red Sox’ Offer To J.D. Martinez Reportedly “In Range” Of $100MM
    It has long been known that the Red Sox have dangled a five-year offer to free agent slugger J.D. Martinez. The value, though, hasn’t every fully been clear. Per ESPN.com’s Buster Olney, via Twitter, Boston has offered the Scott Boras client something “in the range of” $100MM over a five-year term. As we covered recently,...
  • • Astros Prospect Forrest Whitley Suspended For 50 Games
    Astros pitching prospect Forrest Whitley has been suspended for fifty games, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The ban is drug-related, per the report, though it is not clear just what improper substance Whitley was deemed to have used. Typically, fifty-game bans are handed out for drugs of abuse or amphetamines rather than̷...
  • • AL Notes: Yanks, Cashman, Rays, Angels, Tribe
    On the latest edition of his podcast, ESPN’s Buster Olney discusses a slew of interesting topics with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who looks back on his first 20 years on the job and ahead to his future in the position. Cashman doesn’t seem anywhere close to the end of the line, which isn’t surprising…...
  • • Central Notes: Pirates, Harrison, Castellanos, Cubs
    In an Insider post, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney provides some worthwhile perspective on the Pirates’ recent moves, arguing that the organization would be perceived much differently had its 2013-15 postseason appearances gone differently. Some may scoff at the idea that this excuses anything: had the team been better, perhaps, it might’...
  • • Latest On Inactive Free-Agent Market
    Backing up an earlier report from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Buster Olney of ESPN tweets that, as a result of the lack of activity in free agency, players discussed boycotting spring training during a conference call last week. However, “it is not currently an option under any serious consideration,” he hears. Olney delves further&#...
  • • Report: ‘No indication’ Royals are trying to re-sign Moustakas
    With Eric Hosmer headed to the San Diego Padres, there has been some speculation that the Kansas City Royals could try to bring back third baseman Mike Moustakas instead.However, there is no real indication that’s going to happen, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney, who reported Sunday that the Royals have yet to make any real effort to retain Mousta...
  • • Twins Notes: Payroll, Offseason, Deadline, Shortstops
    ESPN.com’s Buster Olney breaks down a big offseason for the Twins in an Insider post. While the team still faces a lofty task in unseating the Indians in the AL Central, it certainly seems to have achieved plenty of bang for the buck in adding multiple veteran pieces this winter. The Twins are on track to have over…...
  • • Market notes: Alex Cobb, Mike Moustakas, Jon Jay
    Several reporters have turned their gazes back on the more confounding free-agent market in recent memory, chronicling some of the more incongruous results and providing additional reporting on how it all unfolded. We’ll run through some of the key points here: It’s always worth remembering that free agency is a game that features plenty of variabi...
  • • AL West Notes: Jay, Beltre, Bush, Rangers, Peacock
    The Mariners were linked to Jon Jay back in November, and ESPN’s Buster Olney (subscription required) reports that Seattle had enough interest to offer Jay a three-year contract.  The two sides didn’t reach an agreement, however, and Jay’s free agent sojourn only ended last week when he signed a one-year, $3MM deal with the Royals.  It’s easy to se...
  • • AL West Notes: Jay, Beltre, Bush, Rangers, Peacock
    The Mariners were linked to Jon Jay back in November, and ESPN’s Buster Olney (subscription required) reports that Seattle had enough interest to offer Jay a three-year contract.  The two sides didn’t reach an agreement, however, and Jay’s free agent sojourn only ended last week when he signed a one-year, $3MM deal with the Royals...
  • • Central Notes: Moose, Duffy, Royals, Twins, Lynn, Brewers, Reds
    Before he re-signed with the Royals on Thursday, third baseman Mike Moustakas did not receive any other offers during his lengthy stay on the free agent market, Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets. The Angels reportedly offered Moustakas a three-year, $45MM contract, but that’s not the case, according to Buster Olney of ESPN (Twitter link).&#...
  • • Report: Astros prospect Forrest Whitley suspended 50 games
    Astros pitching prospect Forrest Whitley has been suspended for fifty games, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The ban is drug-related, per the report, though it is not clear just what improper substance Whitley was deemed to have used.Typically, fifty-game bans are handed out for drugs of abuse or amphetamines rather than perfo...
  • • MLBPA: Reports of threatened boycott 'are false'
    Contrary to some reports, a boycott of spring training is not in the offing. The MLBPA made that point abundantly clear in a statement sent out on Sunday. The 2017-18 offseason has been uncharacteristically slow, causing some unrest with the players. Many of the offseason’s top free agents remain unsigned. On Friday, MLB agent Brodie Van Wagenen tw...
  • • Red Sox reportedly offer J.D. Martinez $100 million deal
    It has long been known that the Red Sox have dangled a five-year offer to free agent slugger J.D. Martinez. The value, though, hasn’t every fully been clear. Per ESPN.com’s Buster Olney, via Twitter, Boston has offered the Scott Boras client something “in the range of” $100MM over a five-year term.As we covered recently, Jon Heyman of FanRag report...
  • • Report: Red Sox have offered Martinez five years, $100M
    J.D. Martinez reportedly has an offer in hand from the Boston Red Sox, and it’s easy to see now why he hasn’t taken it.According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Martinez has an offer from the Red Sox for roughly five years and $100 million. This is a long way off from Martinez’s reported initial demands. Even if that price has come down a bit, the five yea...

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