General Managers Meetings Live Blog (Wednesday)


Day 3 off the annual General Manager Winter Baseball meetings. Throughout the day we’ll post updates about the meetings. Check here for your Ranger and baseball news.

6:00 am – Marlon Byrd deal with #Phillies is now official.   he will get two years, $16M

6:15 am – Tigers looking at Joe Nathan and Brian Wilson

6:50 am – Angels might be trading someone.   Also, #Phillies thinking of moving Domonic Brown?

6:52 am – Yankees talking to Kelly Johnson.  They are game planning in case they lose Alex and/or Cano

6:55 am – Some say the Atheltics might move Jed Lowrie

6:56 am – Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in the Chicago Cubs outfielder Nate Schierholtz

7:15 am -“@EyeOnBaseball: Report: Phillies, Blue Jays talking Jose Bautista trade via @cbssports”

7:24 am – “@JonHeymanCBS: interest huge in trumbo, but angels prefer to trade another (aybar, kendrick, ianetta, bourjos)”

8:17 am – “@T_Kaufmann: If the #Rangers land Carlos Beltran, I would imagine that would all but end a possible return for Nelson Cruz.”

8:22 am – “@JonHeymanCBS: could marlins/cubs execute a rare big-time prospect for big-time prospect trade? they match up great”

8:54 am – “@mlbtraderumors: White Sox Won’t Trade Sale, Garcia, Quintana #mlb #mlb”

9:29 am – “@NESN: Report: Jose Bautista Trade Being Pursued by Phillies, Who Would Send Domonic Brown to Blue Jays”

9:30 am -“@mlbtraderumors: Cards Turned Down Orioles’ Pitch For Shelby Miller #mlb #mlb”

9:32 am – “@JonHeymanCBS: Ervin Santana’s reps make a case for $112M.”

9:59 am – “@NESN: Report: Carl Crawford’s Seven-Year, $142 Million Contract Being Used as Benchmark in Jacoby Ellsbury Discussions”

10:34 am – Oakland Athletics now join the group of teams aiming to pick up Nelson Cruz

10:42 am – “@jonmorosi: Sources: Mariners have expressed interest in trading for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who is available. @FOXSports1”

11:15 am – “@Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: #Orioles willing to trade Wieters. Both Wieters and Chris Davis two years away from free agency and represented by Scott Boras.”

11:40 am – Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said there’s been ongoing trade interest in Nate Schierholtz since mid-season.

12:04 pm – Report: Mariners’ Interest in Jacoby Ellsbury ‘Overblown,’ Seattle ‘More Immersed’ in Other Free Agents 

12:05 pm -No news on Jon Daniels meeting with Mike Napoli’s agent yet, but still being reported they will meet.

12:43 pm – “@FanSidedMLB: Mariners Interested In Kemp, Desperation”

1:07 pm – Athletics sign Nick Pinto to a one year deal with an option for 2015

1:36 pm – “@FeinsandNYDN: The Carlos Beltran market is developing fast and furious: NYY, TEX, BOS, KC, CLE and SEA all interested. Interesting all are AL teams.”

1:43 pm – “@JonHeymanCBS: Hal Steinbrenner and yankees meet with the agents for Beltran, Choo, Ellsbury, Drew and McCann.”

1:45 pm -“@JeffPassan: Nick Punto’s deal with Oakland is for $2.75M with a $250K buyout on a $2.75M vesting option based on days he spends on the disabled list.”

2:20 pm – “@masnSteve: The Orioles have hired Dave Anderson as their Minor League Infield Instructor. He joins the O’s from Texas (3B coach 09-12, 1B coach in 13).”

2:24 pm “@JonHeymanCBS: Nick Punto gets $3M guaranteed from a’s. 2014 is $2.75M. Plus vesting option for $2.75M with 250 grand buyout.”

2:37 pm – Scott Boras said interest in free agent Jacoby Ellsbury is “far more than normal for elite players.”

3:06 pm- “@FeinsandNYDN: Brian Wilson’s agent told Brian Cashman that Wilson won’t shave his beard. “Cross him off the list,” Cashman said.”

3:49 pm – “@T_Kaufmann: CBS’ Jon Morosi tells Ben and Skin that Matt Kemp could be an interesting piece for the #Rangers”

4:30 pm – Report: Red Sox Among Teams Most Interested in Reliever Brian Wilson

4:35 pm – Jon Morosi #Mariners have #Rockies CF Dexter Fowler on their outfield wish list for trades, sources say. Fowler is available in the right deal.

4:36 pm – Giants have interest in free agent starter Jason Hammel. The Giants have requested his medical records

4:38 pm – John Stearns, former New York Mets catcher and coach is at the GM meetings. John is being interviewed for a job on with the Seatlle Mariners coaching staff.

4:48 pm – “@jonmorosi: Tigers gauging interest in Doug Fister, along with Scherzer and Porcello, sources say. Another option to clear rotation spot for Smyly.”

5:20 pm – NESN – Report: Rangers Hot After Brian McCann, Could Still Have Interest in Jacoby Ellsbury 

5:44 pm – Buster Olney It’s still a possibility that something gets worked out between Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants on a 2014 contract.

5:46 pm – Twins are looking for 2 solid pitchers

5:46 pm – MLB Rumors -Mets Meet With Jhonny Peralta  #mlb

5:47 pm – Ken Rosenthal – Source: Freese trade to #Yankees unlikely. Difficult for teams to find match. Yanks have little to offer #STLCards.

7:45 pm – Jhonny Peralta’s reps said to be looking for big-time money, far more than 3/45m.

8:00 pm – Buster Olney – Sources: There have not been any off-season talks about a long-term deal between the Padres and Chase Headley.

8:40 pm – Alex Speier – Boston Red Sox have made offer to Saltalamacchia, but as of this afternoon, neither Sox nor Salty were close to deal w/anyone