3:38 p.m. Eastern
-Boston is still talking to Ryan Madson, says Jim Bowden.
3:25 p.m. Eastern
-Miami will try to step up the pressure to get Jose Reyes to sign before the Winter Meetings, which starts Monday, says Jim Bowden. The Mets are still alive, but Reyes is, to quote Bowden, “the free agent on the clock.”
3:20 p.m. Eastern
-Miami could eventually get in on the Prince Fielder sweepstakes, says Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi.
-The Mets are interested in Andrew Bailey along with Octavo Dotel, Jon Rauch and Brad Lidge, says Jon Heyman. Wily Mo Pena got $5 million from the Softbank Hawks and had lesser interest from a few major league teams.
-The Yankees are interested in Mike Gonzalez and want to bring back Andruw Jones and Eric Chavez.
2:15 p.m. Eastern
-There is mutual interest between the Brewers and Aramis Ramirez, says Tom Haudricourt.
1:33 p.m. Eastern
-Atlanta would want a good prospect or two in addition to Seth Smith if they were to trade Martin Prado to Colorado, says Jon Heyman. Other teams are in the hunt for Prado, he says.
1:20 p.m. Eastern
-The Yankees, Marlins, Cubs, Phillies, Pirates, Orioles, Blue Jays, Indians and Athletics have shown interest in Yoenis Cespedes, who could command a $50 million contract, says Jerry Crasnick.
-Chris Capuano’s two-year deal worth $10 million with the Dodgers is official. The 33-year-old lefty went 11-12 with a 4.55 ERA in 186 innings for the Mets. A solid back-end innings eater in the rotation.
1:08 p.m. Eastern
-The Dodgers are closing in on a two-year deal with Chris Capuano worth $10 million, says Jim Bowden. This would likely signal the end of Hiroki Kuroda with the Dodgers, he says.
1 p.m. Eastern
-Chris Capuano has signed with an unknown team, says Jim Bowden.
-Buster Olney says that Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten are trying to buy the Dodgers.
-Colorado wants Tyler Colvin or a pitching prospect from the Cubs for Ian Stewart, says Troy Renck. Colorado would also be interested in Japanese SS Kensuke Tanaka.
-Cleveland signed Matt Pagnozzi. Here’s a look at all the minor league signings.
12:03 p.m. Eastern
-Brewers rumors from Tom Haudricourt: They are checking in on shortstops Jimmy Rollins, Alex Gonzalez, Rafael Furcal and Yuniesky Betancourt. They will not make a bid on Hiroyuki Nakajima. They are actively trying to sign Jerry Hairston Jr., who is looking for a two-year contract. No Prince Fielder proposals have been exchanged.
-Colorado doesn’t want Blake DeWitt from the Cubs in a possible Ian Stewart deal, says Troy Renck.
-Pittsburgh has interest in Yoenis Cespedes, Wei-Yin Chen and Tsuyoshi Wada.
-The Angels seek rotation and bullpen depth, says Jim Bowden.
10:50 a.m. Eastern
-Ken Rosenthal updates the closer market: Toronto and Boston will likely want a high ticket option, while the Orioles, Rays, Twins, Mets and Padres will go cheap. Washington could sign a closer and trade Drew Storen, and the Angels and Rangers are also looking for more late inning help. Ryan Madsen, Francisco Rodriguez, Francisco Cordero, Frank Francisco, Matt Capps, Brad Lidge, Fernando Rodney and more are available. Oakland is almost certain to trade Andrew Bailey and Huston Street and Matt Thornton are also available.
10:40 a.m. Eastern
-San Diego gets a sandwich pick and a second round pick for losing Heath Bell, but the Marlins don’t give anything, says Danny Knobler. Speaking of the Padres, they’ll be looking for late inning relievers and possibly a trade of Jason Bartlett or Orlando Hudson, says Corey Brock.
-John Danks, Carlos Quentin and Matt Thornton could be on the trading block next week, says Joe Cowley. Mark Buehrle wants a three-year deal with a no-trade clause.
10:30 a.m. Eastern
-Washington will make a hard push for C.J. Wilson, says Jon Heyman.
-Atlanta will be taking offers for Martin Prado and Jair Jurrjens at the Winter Meetings. They are also interested in veterans like Jack Wilson, says Mark Bowman.
10:05 a.m. Eastern
-Houston will try to do whatever it takes to hire Andrew Friedman, says Jon Heyman.
-Colorado asked the Cubs for Blake DeWitt in a trade for Ian Stewart.
9:40 a.m. Eastern
-Heath Bell will get a fourth year vesting option with the Marlins that could net him $36 million over the course of the contract, according to Ken Rosenthal. Miami will non-tender Juan Carlos Oviedo/Leo Nunez.
-Detroit could be a late player for Jose Reyes, says Jon Heyman, but the Marlins are still optimistic. Mike Puma says the Mets will talk to Reyes soon and the Brewers and Nationals could make a run. *The Mets also have interest in Brad Lidge and Jon Rauch.
-Mark Cuban still has interest in buying the Dodgers.
-Atlanta has no interest in Yoenis Cespedes, says Danny Knobler.
-Houston is looking to trade Wandy Rodriguez, Carlos Lee and Brett Myers, says Jon Heyman. Long time coming.
-Boston has interest in reliever Joel Zumaya, says Jason Beck.
-Wily Mo Pena signed with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. Mitch Talbot signed with the Samsung Lions.
3:18 p.m. Eastern
-HoopsWorld: Indiana has legit interest in Marc Gasol and could consider a sign-and-trade involving Roy Hibbert. *The Suns, Knicks, Lakers and Heat want to sign Grant Hill. *The Spurs, Celtics, Heat and Lakers like Maurice Evans, who could command the mini midlevel exception. *The Knicks, Jazz and Celtics have interest in Sebastien Telfair. *Boston, Phoenix, Minnesota, Portland and New Orleans have interest in Von Wafer.
-The Lakers don’t expect Shannon Brown to return.
-Juwon Howard wants to re-sign with Miami.
1:28 p.m. Eastern
-Zach Lowe’s insightful article about the Heat’s situation regarding Mike Miller: If they keep him and want to stay under the luxury tax, he says, they can only sign a player to the smaller mid-level exception deal. If they amnesty him, they’d have a shot at a better player. Samuel Dalembert, Nene (a pipe dream), Caron Butler, Grant Hill, Jason Richardson and Shane Battier were mentioned as possible options.
1:15 p.m. Eastern
-Marc Stein: Arron Afflalo is one of the most sought out players on the open market besides for Nene, Tyson Chandler, David West and Marc Gasol. The Lakers and Bulls want a sign-and-trade for the restricted free agent, and teams like the Nets and Timberwolves may want to sign him to an offer sheet. If Afflalo ends up signed to an offer sheet, Denver has three days (not seven) to match it. *Indiana is considering signing Gasol to an offer sheet.
-Utah would like to re-sign Earl Watson.
12:10 p.m. Eastern
-The opening day Christmas schedule is official. Boston visits New York at noon on TNT. That’s followed by an ABC doubleheader featuring Miami and Dallas in a Finals rematch at 2:30 followed by the Bulls and Lakers at five. ESPN then finishes things off with Orlando taking on Oklahoma City and the Clippers battling Golden State.
11:55 a.m. Eastern
-The league schedule will be announced on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
-It seems unlikely the Knicks will have the assets to trade for Chris Paul.
10:45 a.m. Eastern
-Chris Paul knows the Knicks have nothing to trade the Hornets right now and won’t force a trade there, sources tell Ric Bucher.
-Chicago would like to re-sign Brian Scalabrine, says K.C. Johnson.
10:32 a.m. Eastern
-EuroPost! The Nets, Knicks and Celtics are among the teams interested in Bostjan “Boki” Nachbar and Brian Scalabrine has parted ways with Benetton Treviso.
9:55 a.m. Eastern
-Orlando could very well consider trading Dwight Howard before the season starts, says Marc Stein. Could Orlando make a run at Chris Paul? Some say it’s a possibility.
-Besides for Nene and Tyson Chandler, free agents the Nets have interest in also include Caron Butler, Tayshaun Prince, Shane Battier, Shawne Williams, Rasual Butler, Arron Afflalo, Josh McRoberts and Kris Humphries.
-Teams interested in Josh Howard, as per Chris Broussard: Chicago, Washington, Boston, New Jersey, Denver, New Orleans, San Antonio and Atlanta.
-Sacramento has interest in Chuck Hayes, says Jason Jones.
-Cleveland would like to bring back Anthony Parker.