Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Beat writers are saying that talks are intensifying. Meanwhile, Chris Antonetti has no idea what you’re talking about.
In non-pitching trade rumor news, it looks like the Rays may be interested in some of the other players on the Tribe, namely a home run hitter and an anti-home run hitter.
Around the league
- Recovery from hip surgery may limit Buster Posey’s playing time to start the season.
- Jed Hoyer would like to find another David Ross-type vet for the Cubs.
- Corey Seager is back to training after recovering from Tommy John surgery.
- Kaleb Cowart is going to try and pull a Shohei Ohtani for the Mariners.
- Tyson Ross and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a 1-year/$5.75 million deal.
- The Yankees don’t want Harper; they’d prefer Machado.
- Things might not go so well Sportsnet columnist Shi Davidi:
Customs agent: Where are you headed?
Me: Las Vegas.
Me: Baseball’s winter meetings.
Agent: OK. (Pause) Bring Joey Votto back to Canada.
Me: Will it impact my chances for entry if I tell you that’s probably not going to happen?
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) December 9, 2018