7:27 p.m.: The Bryce Harper sweepstakes reportedly is down to three teams.
6:51 p.m.: Look like Bryce Harper won’t be a Yankee.
6:50 p.m.: The J.A. Happ market appears to be coming into focus.
3:45 p.m.: Joe Kelly might be the most popular man in baseball right now.
1:19 p.m.: The Red Sox are making a minor move, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
1:15 p.m.: It’s sounding more and more likely that the Cleveland Indians will trade one of the best pitchers in baseball, and they could make one of the teams in baseball in the process. The Corey Kluber trade talks are heating up, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.
11:40 a.m.: Dallas Keuchel is in line to make a good chunk of change this winter, and he could be in position to make even more if the Yankees get involved.
During a segment on MLB Network, Heyman indicated the Braves currently have the former Cy Young Award winner at the top of their list.
10:59 a.m.: The next chapter in Billy Hamilton’s career apparently will be written in Kansas City.
10:55 a.m.: Reading between the lines, there’s not a whole lot going on with Manny Machado at the moment. It doesn’t sound like the market is very robust (yet), so we might have to wait a while to see Machado sign.
10:45 a.m.: Here’s the latest on the Cleveland Indians from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, who says top-end starting pitchers Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer are available — perhaps with a catch.
“A rival executive in contact with the Indians says the team is open to both straight trades of Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer as well as those in which they would attach the contract of a highly paid position player to one of the pitchers,” Rosenthal wrote.
If the Tribe does attach a high-paid position player contract to either Cy Young contender, Rosenthal indicates the most likely candidates are Jason Kipnis and/or Edwin Encarnacion.
8:59 a.m.: There’s no shortage of interest in the dependable and reliable David Robertson.
7:50 a.m.: Picking up some of the pieces from Sunday night, which is when the meetings officially started, the defending World Series champions are in the market for some bullpen help.
7:30 a.m ET: (Enter Las Vegas cliche here,) as the baseball world has descended upon Sin City for the winter meetings.
Executives and power brokers from all across the baseball world are in Vegas this week for the annual gathering of the game’s most important people. As is always the case, we’ll learn of any and all progress as it pertains to marquee free agents with some blockbuster trade rumors mixed in for good measure.
We’ll have our ear to the ground for the next three days, so be sure to check back early and often for all the latest happenings.
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