General Managers Meetings Live Blog (Tuesday)


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

Day 2 off the annual Winter Baseball meetings. Throughout the day we’ll post updates about the meetings. Check here for your Ranger and baseball news.

7:53 am – #Pirates expect to stay internal in their search to replace hitting coach Jay Bell, who is joining #Reds as bench coach. – Ken Rosenthal

8:00 am – Should The Astros Sign Shin Soo Choo? 

8:26 am – “@Ken_Rosenthal: Curtis Granderson just said on Hot Stove that his No. 1 goal as a free agent is to join a winner.”

9:14 am- “@Ken_Rosenthal: Lots of speculation that #Athletics would move Lowrie. Keep hearing no. Plan was for him to be two-year bridge to Russell. This is year two.”

10:46 am -“@T_Kaufmann: Marlon Byrd about to be off the free agent market, close to a 2 year deal with the #Phillies (via @Ken_Rosenthal)”

10:47 am – “@T_Kaufmann: Marlon Byrd deal with the Phillies is 2 years $16M according to @AdamRubinESPN”

10:50 am – “@JeffPassan: Phillies signed Marlon Byrd after balking at cost of Nelson Cruz. His initial ask: 5 years, $75M. Price has gone down since, sources said.”

11:06 am – “@redsoxstats: Gammons says Red Sox have reached out to SF about Pablo Sandoval for 1B. Bet if Napoli leaves that could heat up with a pitcher going back.”

11:26 am – “@aandro: Rangers hire Bengie Molina as first base coach and catching instructor.”

12:02 pm – “@Ken_Rosenthal: #Royals would love to make a Beltran reunion happen but fear being outbid by high-revenue teams such as #Yankees.”

12:35 pm – “@jonmorosi: Royals owner David Glass told me MLB owners’ question is not cost of expanded instant replay but whether it is best for game.”

12:46 pm -“@espn_durrett: Thad Levine on Bengie Molina: “He’s a guy who stands out as a winner.””

12:55 pm – “@JeffWilson_FWST: Plan is still for Steve Buechele to manage #Rangers’ Triple A team in Round Rock.”

1:38 pm – “@NESN: Report: Alfredo Aceves Drawing Interest From Multiple Teams in Free Agency”

2:15 am -“@Ken_Rosenthal: Add Kelly Johnson to list of free agents #Yankees have contacted due to their uncertainty over ARod and Cano.”

2:34 pm – Jon Daniels and Mike Napoli’s agent will talk this week

2:35 pm – “@Ken_Rosenthal: Ruiz earned $5M last season with #Phillies. Nearly 35, he is 4 years older than R. Martin. #Pirates gave Martin $17M for 2 yrs last winter.”

2:45 pm- “@JeffWilson_FWST: Ray Davis has arrived for owners meetings and his Thursday coronation as #Rangers’ controlling partner, replacing Nolan Ryan.”

2:54  – Nelson Cruz drawing interest from Seattle

3:26 pm -“@jonmorosi: Brian Cashman said he’s looking for “400 innings” to add to the Yankees rotation.”

4:05 pm – Mark DeRosa is retiring

4:06 pm – Archie Bradley will join the Diamond Backs in spring training

4:33 pm – Owners might vote on the new replays rules this week.  They will still need approval by the players and umpires union.

4:47 pm – Some are saying the Mariners would like to have Beltran and Cruz

5:05 pm – Rockies make offer to Carlos Ruiz

5:34 pm – Dodger are looking to more their surplus in the outfield.

5:50 pm – “@T_Kaufmann: Carlos Ruiz had a 2 year $15M offer from the #Rockies but has since received a 2 year $20M offer from another team”

6:27 pm – “@jonmorosi: Tigers interested in free agent reliever Brian Wilson, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. They would like Wilson or Joe Nathan.”

6:31 pm – “@JeffWilson_FWST: Said Matt Harrison, who will start throwing Dec. 1: “I feel good about starting the season as one of those five guys” in #Rangers rotation.”

8:10 pm -“@T_Kaufmann: #Rangers could become players for Carlos Beltran according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News”