General Managers Meetings Live Blog (Monday)


Jul 31, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels takes questions from the media at a press conference after the trade deadline had passed at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Today kicks off the annual Winter Baseball meetings. Throughout the day we’ll post updates about the meetings. Check here for your Ranger and baseball news.

7:23 am-“@RitcheyMLB: Also last day for players to either accept or deny their qualifying offer”

7:34 am – “@espn_durrett: GM meetings primer: Daniels looks for bats”

8:46 am – “@MLBInjuryNews: Rockies rumors: Rockies NOT trading Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez: Colorado Rockies fans can relax. Th… #MLB”

8:47 am – “@jonmorosi: News today from GM meetings: Braves announce plan to leave Turner Field for new ballpark in Cobb County after 2016 season.”

9:04 am – @JeffWilson_FWST, Nelson Cruz will reject the #Rangers qualifying offer today.

9:39 am -“@T_Kaufmann: “A trade of Ian Kinsler or Elvis Andrus increasingly looks “inevitable” given the Rangers’ crowded infield.” — Ken Rosenthal #Rangers”

9:40 am -“@espn_durrett: Hot Stove Talk: Masahiro Tanaka”

10:29 am – “@JonHeymanCBS: Joe Mauer will move to 1B, twins announce”

10:50 am -“@JonHeymanCBS: Angels join Yankees, D-Backs and others looking at Eric Chavez.”

11:46 am – “@FanSidedMLB: Bronson Arroyo Receiving Interest”

12:07 pm -“@mlbbowman: McCann will decline his  qualifying offer today. The #Braves will be compensated with a draft pick when he signs with another club.”

12:29 pm – “@jonmorosi: Ervin Santana has declined the Royals’ qualifying offer, source says, as expected. @FOXSports1”

12:45 pm- “@MLB: Statement from Commissioner Bud Selig regarding @Braves’ plans for new stadium:”

1:43 pm – “@Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: #Dbacks interested in #Yankees bullpen coach Mike Harkey for their pitching-coach vacancy.”

4:00 pm – “@Evan_P_Grant: #Rangers promote AJ Preller to Asst GM giving club two Asst GMs (Thad Levine is the other). Mike Daly to handle minor league operations”

4:02 pm – “@NESN: Report: Mike Napoli Rejects Red Sox’ $14.1 Million Qualifying Offer to Pursue Multiyear Deal in Free Agency”

4:23 pm – “@JennyDellNESN: RT @NESN: Report: Jacoby Ellsbury, Stephen Drew Turn Down Red Sox’ $14.1 Million Qualifying Offer”

4:35 pm -“@jonmorosi: All 13 players tendered qualifying offers have turned them down, MLBPA announces. @FOXSports1”

4:40 pm -“@jonmorosi: Nick Punto, on free agent and former teammate Joe Nathan: “Nathan would be a great fit on any team. His work ethic rubs off on his peers.”

4:43 pm – “@RangerBlake: Rangers have been officially notified that Nelson Cruz has declined the team’s 2014 qualifying offer. Texas may still negotiate with Cruz.”

5:32 pm – “@jonmorosi: Sources: Mutual interest has developed already between Tigers and free agent closer Joe Nathan. Nathan has Detroit high on his wish list.”