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Jeff Locke struggled yet again Thursday, giving up three runs on five hits and four walks over four innings against the Giants.

With his poor command, Locke was fortunate to leave the game without more runs crossing the plate. The rookie southpaw has a rough 5.58 ERA and 33/25 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings over seven starts since the All-Star break while his season ERA is up to 3.01. It's apparent that he has hit a wall, so he shouldn't be trusted in most fantasy leagues right now.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 01:37:00 AM

According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, "the seriousness of the talks between Mark Trumbo [and] the Mariners was overblown."

Cotillo hears there still might be a fit, but ESPN's Jim Bowden tweeted Tuesday night that the two sides were engaged in "serious" contract negotiations and that report now sounds mostly false. Trumbo is said to be looking for a contract in the $75-80 million range, after rejecting a four-year, $52-55 million offer from the Orioles a couple weeks ago. He's probably not going to meet that high asking price despite leading the major leagues in homers in 2016. There are just too many limitations with him defensively, and he owns a .303 career on-base percentage.
Dec 7 - 12:48 AM

Fernando Rodney has agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million contract with the Diamondbacks, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Heyman says there are "many, many" performance-based incentives included in the deal. Rodney posted a rough 5.89 ERA over his final 36 2/3 innings this past season with the Marlins, but he got off to a good start in San Diego and might have a little something left in the tank as he heads to the desert. The plan is for him to open the 2017 season as the Diamondbacks' closer. Good luck with that.
Dec 7 - 12:02 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Rangers have re-signed outfielder Carlos Gomez.

He'll get a one-year, $11.5 million contract, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. It's a bit surprising Gomez couldn't find a multi-year deal in this weak free agent market, but his dreadful tenure with Houston likely scared teams away. Gomez batted .284/.362/.543 with eight homers and five steals in 33 games down the stretch this past season with Texas, after getting released by the Astros in early August. He will probably open the 2017 campaign as the Rangers' starting center fielder.
Dec 6 - 11:48 PM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, one team has offered $92 million to Aroldis Chapman.

And there's a decent chance his price tag climbs even higher given all the interest. Among those in pursuit: the Yankees, Nationals, and Marlins. Chapman, 28, registered a 1.55 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 90/18 K/BB ratio in 58 innings this summer between the Yankees and Cubs before helping to bring the north side of Chicago its first World Series championship since 1908.
Dec 6 - 10:57 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark hears that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has "signed off on spending the money to sign Kenley Jansen or Aroldis Chapman."

It's probably going to be in the range of $100 million for one of those guys given the kind of attention they're generating from big-market teams. Jansen, 29, registered a dominant 1.83 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, and 104/11 K/BB ratio in 68 2/3 innings this past year for the Dodgers. Chapman, 28, had a 1.55 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 90/18 K/BB ratio in 58 innings between the Yankees and Cubs.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 6 - 10:46 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs are close to acquiring Wade Davis from the Cubs for outfielder Jorge Soler.

There was a late push from the Nationals, but they apparently weren't able to beat the Cubs' offer of Soler. Davis is coming off a year filled with forearm troubles, but he still managed a 1.87 ERA in 43 1/3 innings and the 31-year-old right-hander holds a brilliant 1.18 ERA over the last three seasons. He is probably going to open the 2017 campaign as the Cubs' closer. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says the trade is "seriously down the road" but probably won't be fully completed until sometime Wednesday. Chicago is probably poring over Davis' medical records.
Dec 6 - 10:35 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post confirms the Rays have signed free agent catcher Wilson Ramos to a two-year contract.

It's worth $12.5 million guaranteed and incentives could push the total to $18.25 million, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. Ramos was probably looking at a five- or six-year deal in free agency before he suffered ACL and meniscus tears in his right knee on September 26 at Nationals Park. He'll be in rehab mode when the 2017 season begins and will then try to rebuild his value in Tampa Bay over the next year-and-a-half. Ramos figures to split time between catcher and DH with the Rays. He is an excellent hitter when healthy.
Dec 6 - 8:48 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Nationals have expressed interest in White Sox starter Jose Quintana.

Washington failed to land Chris Sale despite an aggressive pursuit, and now the team is apparently looking back to the south side of Chicago. Quintana registered a 3.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 181 strikeouts in 208 innings this summer for the White Sox and has topped the 200-inning plateau four years in a row. The 27-year-old southpaw ranks among the most underrated starting pitchers in the majors. He's also on a very team-friendly contract that can run through 2020.
Dec 6 - 8:04 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears the Athletics are "very interested" in Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson.

Several other teams have inquired, including the Cardinals, Orioles, and Rangers. Dyson owns a rough .260/.325/.353 career batting line at the major league level, but he's a good and versatile defensive outfielder and he's also among the fastest players in MLB even at age 32. Dyson is due to become a free agent next winter.
Dec 6 - 8:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Blue Jays are "back in talks" with Jose Bautista.

The two parties spoke Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, per Heyman's source. Bautista is struggling to find a healthy free agent market after posting a relatively weak .234/.366/.452 batting line with 22 home runs and 69 RBI in 116 games this past season for Toronto. He rejected a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Jays in November, which ties him to draft pick compensation. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe hears the Red Sox have already ruled out a run at Joey Bats, if that was ever a realistic landing spot for the 36-year-old former All-Star. Heyman says Baltimore is out too, and that Orioles officials told Bautista's camp "O's fans just don't like him." There is some level of interest from the Indians, but they seem very comfortable in wait-and-see mode.
Dec 6 - 7:30 PM

According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have begun extension talks with starter Chris Tillman.

Encinca calls them "introductory" negotiations. Tillman is set for a big payday in his final turn through salary arbitration after registering a cool 3.77 ERA (118 ERA+), 1.285 WHIP, and 140/66 K/BB ratio across 172 innings (30 starts) for the O's in 2016. He is scheduled to become a free agent next offseason.
Dec 6 - 6:45 PM




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