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12/10/2013 | Cards garnering better understanding of market
While the Cardinals remain transaction-free so far in their Winter Meetings stay, general manager John Mozeliak said they have accomplished some of their information-gathering objectives.

12/10/2013 | Friedman feeling no pressure to deal Price
Whether Andrew Friedman feels compelled to trade ace David Price can't be determined, but he did say he would be comfortable starting the 2014 season with his current roster.

12/10/2013 | D-backs determined to add pitcher at Meetings
The D-backs pulled off a three-team trade Tuesday to acquire the power bat they desired, but don't expect general manager Kevin Towers to slow down before the Winter Meetings end Thursday afternoon. "We plan on leaving with a pitcher before we're done," Towers said.

12/10/2013 | Montero will have to prove himself
While the Mariners are searching for right-handed hitters to balance out their lefty-heavy lineup, young Jesus Montero doesn't figure prominently in the plans for the upcoming season.

12/10/2013 | Franklin could move to shortstop
The impending arrival of All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano creates an obvious question regarding the future of Nick Franklin, who may move to shortstop after playing 102 games at that position last year as a rookie for the Mariners.

12/10/2013 | Eaton brings edge, speed White Sox need
In trading for Adam Eaton, the White Sox haven't had a disturber-of-the-peace like this at the top of their lineup for an extended stretch since forever, and his plate discipline could be a tone-changer, whether he hits leadoff or in the No. 2 spot long term.

12/10/2013 | Marlins take wait-and-see approach with LoMo offers
Trade interest continues to grow for Logan Morrison, and the Marlins are patiently awaiting the right offer. Morrison took center stage at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday when the Marlins officially announced the signing of Garrett Jones to take over at first base.

12/10/2013 | Bucs seek first-base help, may stick with G. Sanchez
The Pirates' search for a first baseman for 2014 continues to play out in the market at the Winter Meetings, but the possibility remains that the position might wind up being filled internally. That means Gaby Sanchez could be manning first base on March 31 and beyond, regardless of who's on the mound for Pittsburgh's opponent.

12/10/2013 | Tribe willing to listen, but unlikely to act on big names
Despite Tuesday's speculation, the Indians do not plan on trading starter Justin Masterson this offseason. However, the Tribe will entertain offers for any of their players, including Masterson and Asdrubal Cabrera.

12/10/2013 | Braves looking for veteran bat for bench
Braves general manager Frank Wren compares the second day of the annual Winter Meetings to "moving day" in the golf world. In other words, he recognizes it as a day when clubs gain a better sense of where they are going to stand at the end of this four-day event.

12/10/2013 | Final Wrigley renovation plans to be reviewed
The Chicago City Council will meet Wednesday to review final changes made to the Wrigley Field $500 million renovation plan. However, before the project begins, the Cubs want the rooftop association to agree not to sue the team over blocked views.

12/10/2013 | White Sox acquire Eaton in three-team deal
Adam Eaton, acquired by the White Sox on Tuesday in a three-team deal involving the D-backs and Angels, immediately gives the ballclub a true top-of-the-order hitter, a player who can make things happen with his legs as well as his bat, and a stronger defensive presence in center.

12/10/2013 | Cano makes McClendon's task less daunting
From Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings on Tuesday, Lloyd McClendon expressed his excitement to have All-Star second baseman on board as he approaches his first season as Mariners manager.

12/10/2013 | A.J. eager to begin Boston chapter of career
At 37, A.J. Pierzynski still has a 22-year-old's enthusiasm for his job. And during a visit to the Winter Meetings, he seemed eager to throw on his catching gear and uniform and begin his tenure with the Red Sox.

12/10/2013 | Eager to move on, Roenicke backs Braun
Three days after attending Ryan Braun's wedding in California, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke spoke Tuesday about the challenges facing a player who will return in the spring from a performance-enhancing drugs suspension to begin working on the move from left field to right.

12/10/2013 | Phils GM Amaro: Hamels, Lee rumors 'silly'
The reports spread quickly Tuesday morning at the Winter Meetings. The Phillies, who spent $69 million in recent months to extend Chase Utley's contract, sign Marlon Byrd and re-sign Carlos Ruiz, and who have been searching for starting-pitching depth because they believe they can win next season, are listening to offers for Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee, a pair of true aces and two of the only highly paid players who have been healthy and performed to expectations the past two years.

12/10/2013 | Royals remain reluctant to part with pitching
The Royals' pitching staff led the American League this year with a 3.45 ERA, the first time that's happened since 1986. The bullpen's ERA of 2.55 was the best in the franchise's 45-year history. So it's no wonder that when general manager Dayton Moore discusses deals with other clubs at the Winter Meetings, he's very protective of his pitchers.

12/10/2013 | A's land two pitchers from Rockies for Anderson
Dealing from a position of strength, the A's traded Brett Anderson to Colorado for a pair of pitchers -- lefty Drew Pomeranz and righty Chris Jensen -- on Day 2 of the Winter Meetings.

12/10/2013 | After calm start, Meetings erupt on Day 2
Heading into the Winter Meetings, it looked like most of the big moves had already been made. Day 2 changed that, however, with a three-team trade and a flurry of other moves.

12/10/2013 | Jocketty insists Reds are not trying to trade Bailey
There was speculation entering the Winter Meetings about how available Reds pitcher Homer Bailey might be for a trade. The answer has proved to be not very available at all.

12/10/2013 | Duquette: Orioles haven't made offer to Balfour
For the Orioles on Tuesday there was plenty of smoke, but no fire. Despite the frenzy of rumors in the morning involving the Orioles adding closer Grant Balfour, executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette confirmed there has been no formal offer extended to the free agent.

12/10/2013 | MLB to tackle prospects' language barriers
An educational program designed to improve reading, writing, critical thinking and English skills for teenage prospects in the Dominican Republic was among the many topics discussed Tuesday during the annual meeting of international scouting directors.

12/10/2013 | Matheny forgiving of new shortstop Peralta's past
Mike Matheny discussed the dilemma of fitting an excess of starting pitching candidates onto a roster that features only five rotation spots, and how Jon Jay still fits on a club that recently added another center fielder to the mix. Matheny talked at length, too, about where Jhonny Peralta can find a fit in an organization that has long boasted of holding its players to higher standards on and off the field.

12/10/2013 | Trade for Trumbo shows D-backs' aggressiveness
After the sting of a second-place standing to the Dodgers, aggressiveness was expected from a spurned D-backs club, and aggressiveness arrived Tuesday, when GM Kevin Towers bid boldly on a power-hitting corner outfielder named Mark Trumbo.

12/10/2013 | Williams: Nats can improve 'D,' offensive efficiency
Nationals manager Matt Williams has been on the job for over a month, and already he seems comfortable in his new surroundings. Williams fits in perfectly in team meetings. He has had sessions with the team's scouts, analytical people and coaching staff on how to improve the team. It's obvious to general manager Mike Rizzo that Williams is a good fit with the organization.


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