Day 2 – Baseball Winter Meetings

Keep up with the Winter Meetings.  Again, we’ll have a live blog keeping with today’s events and some reactions to those happenings.  The Winter Meetings end on Thursday

7:50 am – Rangers in the mix with

Dec 9, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington talks to reporters during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Shin-Soo Choo.

8:00 am - #Mariners biggest wild card at meetings. Could sign Cruz, trade for #Rays‘ Price and/or #Dodgers‘ Kemp. Jack Z on Hot Stove this AM.

#Rangers, based on Daniels’ comments yesterday, seem less inclined on Price. Then again, talks are fluid and GMs rarely tip their hands.- Ken Rosenthal

Evan Grant writes about the Rangers meeting with the agents for Shin-Soo Choo and Nelson Cruz yesterday while they keep an eye on the Masahiro Tanaka posting situation. – Lonestar Ball

8:15 am -Mariners could sign Cruz, trade for Rays’ Price.

Rajai Davis Close To Two-Year Deal With Tigers  - MLB Rumors
Jeff Wilson says the Texas Rangers are still looking for an outfielder.  Who will they sign?
ICYMI: Roy Halladay retired as a Blue Jay.
Cruz reportedly wants 3 year deal. Rangers offering 2. Would u give him 3? – Jean-Jacques Taylor ‏
8:18 am – Cliff lee and cole hamels are out there on trade market, as buster olney said. further words: phillies wont eat any $. -Jon Heyman ‏

8:31 am - Hamels and Lee aint cheap. hamels has $118.5M for 5 yrs left, lee has $62.5M for 2. Jon Heymam

Masahiro Tanaka wants to come to MLB. – Jeff Passan
Rangers’ focus is on Choo or Cruz  - TR Sullivan

8:45 am - Yu could impact Tanaka great deal IMO. Great asset if Tanaka ok w/ sharing spotlight + wants support from countryman who already walked walk - Ben Rogers

9:17 am - Omar Infante Seeking $8MM+ Per Season - MLB Trade Rumors ‏

Orioles definitely on Balfour -Ken Rosenthal ‏

10:00 am – Rangers and Diamondbacks still working with Shin-Soo Choo

Major update 10:02 am - Teams that have talked with the Rangers in the last 24 hours say TEX feels Shin-Soo Choo is going to be far too expensive for them.  - Buster Olney

10:33 am – More reports say Choo is asking for similar money to what Jacoby Ellsbury received

This could mean the Rangers will try to re-sign Nelson Cruz.

11:24 am - Angels, Dbacks, WhiteSox working on deal involving Mark Trumbo and Tyler Skaggs, sources tell @Alden_Gonzalez. Clubs have not confirmed.  Also Pirates working on James Loney.

11:41 am – Diamondback aggressive with Choo.  Rangers could still be in, but it’s unlikely.  Rangers still have internal options for the outfield.

- Curtis Granderson introduced as a Met.  Will wear number 3.

- If Diamondbacks trade for Trumbo, the possible landing spots for FA outfielders will shrink by one team. Ice getting thin under FA’s feet. – Buster Olney

12:31 pm – David Ortiz wins DH of the Year for the seventh time.

12:48 pm - ESPN’s Jayson Stark tweets that the Rays are interested in Mitch Moreland of the Rangers and notes that a swap of Moreland and Matt Joyce is a possibility.
- 3-team trade said to be moving closer to reality: trumbo to dbacks, eaton to chisox, skaggs/santiago to #angels. Jon Heyman
-Rangers in on the Eric Chavez market

1:22 pm -Hector Santiago is involved in 3-way White Sox, Angels, DBacks deal, source confirms. Trade is close to being finalized. - Jon Morosi

1:43 pm - Scott Boras calls Shin-Soo Choo and Texas “a good fit.”

2:04 pm – Diamondback to acquire Trumbo via trade from the Angels.  Does this heat up the rumors about Choo and Rangers?

2:13pm – It was speculated that the Rangers would look at Bartolo Colon.  Jeff Wilson now reports the Rangers are interested.  This could be a good option.  David Price would cost too much in cash and trade value.

3:49 pm – the Arencibia signing if official.  Rangers still quiet.

5:04 pm -”@Ken_Rosenthal: #Angels lost first-round picks each of last two years for Pujols, Hamilton. Will not do same with Jimenez, Santana, etc.”

5:05pm – Rangers have said Arencibia will back up Soto.  But things can change between now and opening day.  Don’t be surprised if Arencibia starts

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