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
#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 http://dlvr.it/4Td6rp – 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 http://atmlb.com/INyKzU – 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
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