12/3/2012 | Huntington hoping not to rush Cole's development
Of all the questions popped Monday to Pirates general manager Neal Huntington, he took the longest and had the toughest time answering whether Gerrit Cole will be given a chance to compete for a Bucs rotation job in the spring.
12/3/2012 | Liddi to play for Italy in World Baseball Classic
Mariners infielder Alex Liddi, who became the first Italian-born and developed player to play in the Major Leagues in 2011, will compete for Italy in next spring's World Baseball Classic.
12/3/2012 | Cards' Beltran, Molina, Garcia on Classic rosters
Both Carlos Beltran and Yadier Molina intend to represent Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, which will take place over a three-week span in March. Left-hander Jaime Garcia was announced as one of the members for Team Mexico.
12/3/2012 | While roster may change, Collins' focus does not
Though he attends team meetings and sometimes dispenses advice, Mets manager Terry Collins notes often that his job is to worry about the 25 players on his active roster -- and nothing else.
12/3/2012 | Blue Jays unlikely to make big splash at Meetings
The Blue Jays appear more inclined to do some minor tinkering rather than pulling the trigger on another major addition during this week's Winter Meetings at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
12/3/2012 | Colletti calm, but knows he has work to do
The Dodgers have the highest payroll in the Major Leagues at $198.3 million, having pushed the Yankees down from their perennial perch, and Los Angeles doesn't appear to be finished spending.
12/3/2012 | Keeping tabs on market, Cards quiet on Day 1
With no need or desire to go after this winter's top crop of available free agents, the Cardinals remained under the radar during a relatively quiet Day 1 at the Winter Meetings on Monday.
12/3/2012 | Rockies seek proven pitchers in trade talks
It will take no less than established starting pitching to pry either Dexter Fowler or Michael Cuddyer from the Rockies' outfield.
12/3/2012 | Yost hoping Royals add more arms at Meetings
If the Royals fall short in their quest to add another starting pitcher, manager Ned Yost believes the answer might already be in hand. Namely in right-hander Luke Hochevar.
12/3/2012 | Hamilton big part of Rangers' Nashville agenda
There is speculation at the Winter Meetings that the interest in free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton is not as high as people expected. Rangers manager Jon Daniels doesn't buy it.
12/3/2012 | Torre eager for challenge to lead U.S. in Classic
The allure of managing Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic was too good an opportunity for Joe Torre to pass up.
12/3/2012 | A's well-armed to continue run of success
How can the Oakland Athletics stage a suitable encore of their amazing 2012 season? The literal answer to that comes in three parts -- pitching, pitching and pitching.
12/3/2012 | Zduriencik continues trade talks, but no deals yet
While talk continues to circulate at the Winter Meetings that the Mariners are pushing for a significant trade to upgrade their offense, general manager Jack Zduriencik didn't pull the trigger on anything Monday.
12/3/2012 | Sandy meets with 'several' clubs about Dickey
Sandy Alderson insists the Mets are not leaning toward trading R.A. Dickey, but the general manager's actions Monday spoke volumes to the contrary. By late afternoon of his first day at the Winter Meetings, Alderson had met with "several" clubs to discuss a trade of Dickey.
12/3/2012 | Pagan, Napoli deals kick off action in Nashville
For an opening day of the Winter Meetings, Monday held its own with the signings of a couple of postseason stars from recent years in Angel Pagan and Mike Napoli.
12/3/2012 | Angels' list of targets doesn't end with Greinke
The Angels are staying open-minded about their ongoing efforts to improve their pitching, but Zack Greinke tops their wish list as the Winter Meetings get under way in Nashville, Tenn.
12/3/2012 | Red Sox switch focus to right field, starting pitching
With Mike Napoli a completed physical away from being able to call Fenway Park his new home hitting address, GM Ben Cherington and the Red Sox can start focusing on their other needs. At the moment, the team's most obvious hole is in right field.
12/3/2012 | Marlins trying to trade recently acquired Escobar
Yunel Escobar's tenure with the Marlins may be shorter than expected. According to an MLB source, Miami is actively shopping the 30-year-old infielder. At least two teams have been in contact with the Marlins, with one believed to be the A's.
12/3/2012 | Dodgers check into acquiring Dickey
The Dodgers have talked to the Mets about a trade for National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, according to a baseball source.
12/3/2012 | Bowa talks about Team USA in Classic
Larry Bowa made it plain in a lengthy interview with MLB.com what kind of Team USA his group would like to put together: young, eager and energetic.
12/3/2012 | Gibbons faces crucible of heightened expectations
To put it bluntly, John Gibbons is expected to win. And with that unwritten edict from above comes enormous pressure, not to mention the biggest challenge of his career.
12/3/2012 | Brewers stay pat on opening day of Meetings
It was clear on a quiet Day 1 of the Winter Meetings that Brewers general manager Doug Melvin prefers to remain quiet about his pursuit of free-agent starting pitcher Ryan Dempster.
12/3/2012 | Replacing A-Rod will be complicated task
The Yankees will miss Alex Rodriguez. But they have options on the free-agent market as the seek a temporary replacement for their injured third baseman.
12/3/2012 | Cubs looking at creative alternatives for third base
With multiple teams digging through a thin market for third basemen, the Cubs are looking at creative ways to fill their void at the hot corner.
12/3/2012 | Contingencies at catcher, third take priority
The White Sox are exploring contingency plans at catcher and third base in case deals can't be worked out with either A.J. Pierzynski or Kevin Youkilis.
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