MLB Winter Meetings Day Three
11:40 p.m. Eastern
-LaTroy Hawkins gets $3 million for his one-year deal with the Angels.
-Seattle has interest in Arthur Rhodes.
11:25 p.m. Eastern
-C.J. Wilson is expected to take a five-year deal with the Angels, says Jon Paul Morosi.
-Octavio Dotel will sign with Detroit, says Ken Rosenthal.
11:15 p.m. Eastern
-The Angels and LaTroy Hawkins have agreed to a one-year deal to set up for Jordan Walden. Hawkins went 3-1 with a 2.42 ERA in 48.1 innings with Milwaukee.
11 p.m. Eastern
-C.J. Wilson will decide between the Angels and Marlins tonight or tomorrow, says Jim Bowden.
10:45 p.m. Eastern
-Kansas City will get low level minor leaguers Diego Goris and Brooks Pounders from Pittsburgh for Yamaico Navarro.
10:40 p.m. Eastern
-Ryan Madson is declining arbitration.
-Kansas City traded IF Yamaico Navarro to Pittsburgh for two minor leaguers, freeing up a 40-man roster spot for a Rule V draft pick.
10:35 p.m. Eastern
-Albert Pujols is talking with the Cardinals, Angels and a third mystery club, says Ken Rosenthal.
-Texas is trying to acquire Matt Garza from the Cubs, says Danny Knobler.
-Josh Willingham has officially declined arbitration.
10:25 p.m. Eastern
-Francisco Rodriguez may accept arbitration with the Brewers, says Jon Heyman.
10:20 p.m. Eastern
-Is C.J. Wilson ready to sign with the Marlins?
9:40 p.m. Eastern
-Detroit is closing in on a deal with Octavio Dotel, says Danny Knobler.
9:28 p.m. Eastern
-The Angels are close to signing reliever LaTroy Hawkins, says Ken Rosenthal. He’d set up for closer Jordan Walden. The Angels and Marlins will meet with C.J. Wilson tonight.
9:20 p.m. Eastern
-David Ortiz officially accepted arbitration with the Red Sox.
8:30 p.m. Eastern
-The Angels won’t go six years on C.J. Wilson, giving Miami the edge, says Jon Heyman.
-The Giants won’t re-sign Carlos Beltran or Cody Ross.
-Jon Niese will likely stay with the Mets.
8:20 p.m. Eastern
-The Mets would want a back-end starter like Colorado’s Jason Hammel along with a main prospect for Jon Niese, says Joel Sherman.
8:15 p.m. Eastern
-C.J. Wilson could be waiting to hear if the Angels will match Miami’s six-year offer before going to the Marlins, says Jim Bowden.
-The Giants won’t be re-signing Carlos Beltran.
-Pittsburgh is still interested in Ian Stewart.
7:57 p.m. Eastern
-The Mets are looking for major league talent in exchange for Jon Niese.
7:50 p.m. Eastern
-Miami is the best bet for C.J. Wilson, with the Angels second, says Ken Rosenthal.
-Detroit is close to a deal with Octavio Dotel.
7:48 p.m. Eastern
-St. Louis and Detroit are the finalists for Octavio Dotel, says Jon Heyman.
-The Yankees aren’t optimistic they’ll sign Hiroyuki Nakajima.
7:15 p.m. Eastern
-Roy Oswalt is Washington’s top target, says Jim Bowden. C.J. Wilson is leaning towards Anaheim.
-The Boston, Toronto, San Diego, Colorado and the Yankees have interest in Jon Niese.
-Octavio Dotel is deciding between Detroit and another team.
-Kansas City is looking to trade IF Yamaico Navarro.
7 p.m. Eastern
-C.J. Wilson to the Angels is close to being finalized, says Bob Klapisch.
-Prince Fielder could have interest in the Cubs. Seattle and Miami also have interest.
-Colorado has interest in Brad Lidge.
6:26 p.m. Eastern
-Miami withdrew its offer to Albert Pujols but is still going after C.J. Wilson, says Jayson Stark.
6:18 p.m. Eastern
-Albert Pujols has three offers in excess of $200 million, says Bob Nightengale. That may or may not include the Marlins, who are now out on Pujols.
6:13 p.m. Eastern
-Toronto is interested in Gio Gonzalez, says Susan Slusser.
-Washington is shifting its focus to Roy Oswalt, says Adam Kilgore.
6:05 p.m. Eastern
-Albert Pujols is still negotiating with teams other than St. Louis, even though Florida is out, but it’s hard to believe he’ll sign anywhere else.
-The Mets are talking to three or four teams about Jon Niese, says Jon Heyman. New York is looking for multiple pieces in return, including some combination of prospects, infielders and a catcher.
-The Cubs are still interested in Ian Stewart.
6:02 p.m. Eastern
-Albert Pujols’ agent Dan Lozano called the Marlins to tell them that they’re out on Albert Pujols, says Jerry Crasnick. Pujols will go back to St. Louis.
5:52 p.m. Eastern
-St. Louis only offered Albert Pujols nine years and not 10, a source told Buster Olney. M
5:48 p.m. Eastern
-Detroit is the front-runner for Octavio Dotel, says Ken Rosenthal.
5:18 p.m. Eastern
-Octavio Dotel is close to deciding between two teams, says Jon Paul Morosi.
5:15 p.m. Eastern
-The Angels would need to offer five years and more than $14.5 million per year to sign C.J. Wilson, says Ken Rosenthal.
5:13 p.m. Eastern
-Jimmy Rollins has not yet re-signed with the Phillies, says Jayson Stark.
5:10 p.m. Eastern
-Miami could go after C.J. Wilson even after signing Mark Buehrle, says Jon Heyman.
5:05 p.m. Eastern
-Jim Duquette reports that the Phillies have agreed to re-sign Jimmy Rollins.
-Washington has interest in Baltimore CF Adam Jones.
4:53 p.m. Eastern
-Miami landed another big free agent, signing Mark Buehrle to a four year deal worth $58 million, says Ken Rosenthal. Buehrle has thrown at least 200 innings in 11 straight seasons. It’s unclear whether the Marlins would trade a pitcher now. This likely clears the way for the Angels to sign C.J. Wilson.
4:45 p.m. Eastern
-Boston has talked to the Mets about Jon Niese, says Joel Sherman.
-The Rockies and Reds are discussing an Edinson Volquez trade, says Troy Renck. Volquez was almost traded for Huston Street before Colorado sent Street to San Diego.
4:33 p.m. Eastern
-The Marlins and Angels are the finalists for C.J. Wilson, says Jerry Crasnick.
-Cincinnati talked with the Rays about pitching and with OF Cody Ross, says Mark Sheldon.
4:15 p.m. Eastern
-Miami has offers out to C.J. Wilson and Mark Buehrle and will sign whoever says yes first, says Buster Olney. They seem to be moving on emotionally from Albert Pujols. Miami could look to trade Hanley Ramirez since he wants more money to change positions. Washington and Miami are Buehrle finalists.
-Nolan Ryan doesn’t expect the Rangers to get neither Wilson nor Buehrle.
-San Diego and Colorado have interest in Jon Niese, says Joel Sherman.
3:58 p.m. Eastern
-Mark Buehrle will likely end up signing with an NL team, says Ken Rosenthal.
3:50 p.m. Eastern
-The Mets are discussing a Jon Niese as they try to accumulate pieces, says Joel Sherman.
3:33 p.m. Eastern
-If the Angels don’t match six years on C.J. Wilson, Jon Paul Morosi says he’ll sign with Miami.
-The White Sox and Red Sox are meeting regarding John Danks and Gavin Floyd.
3:20 p.m. Eastern
-David Ortiz will accept Red Sox arbitration, says Jon Heyman.
3:15 p.m. Eastern
-While the Albert Pujols sweepstakes continues, the Marlins have reportedly offered C.J. Wilson six years.
-San Diego DFA’d Jeremy Hermida to make room for Huston Street.
2:55 p.m. Eastern
-Miami is still in on Albert Pujols, says Bob Nightengale.
-Boston and Texas are discussing a trade involving Jed Lowrie, Mark Lowe and Koji Uehara, says T.R. Sullivan.
-San Francisco is close to re-signing Guillermo Mota.
2:50 p.m. Eastern
-The Albert Pujols announcement could be delayed until tomorrow but all indications are that he’ll return to St. Louis.
-Miami is among the three finalists for Mark Buehrle.
-Arizona has interest in Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill and Hiroki Kuroda.
-The Mets are seriously discussing trading 1B Ike Davis with Texas and Pittsburgh, says Joel Sherman.
-The Rockies and Cubs are discussing an Ian Stewart-Tyler Colvin swap, says Ken Rosenthal. That deal would allow Colorado to trade an OF like Seth Smith for pitching. The Huston Street trade is official to San Diego for a player to be named later.
2:25 p.m. Eastern
-Miami is pursuing Prince Fielder and the Cards will likely re-sign Albert Pujols, says Jon Heyman.
-The Yankees and Red Sox are interested in Hiroki Kuroda.
-Pittsburgh signed SP Erik Bedard to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million.
-The Mets are shopping almost everyone but David Wright.
1:20 p.m. Eastern
-The Angels are still the favorites for C.J. Wilson but Miami and Texas are still in it.
1 p.m. Eastern
-Albert Pujols will likely return to St. Louis and Miami will go after Prince Fielder, says Andy Martino.
-The Cubs, Rockies and Diamondbacks are going after Hiroki Kuroda.
12:53 p.m. Eastern
-It’s likely that Albert Pujols will go back to St. Louis, but Miami has one more big move to come this Winter Meetings. Is it C.J. Wilson? The Angels are pushing hard for Wilson, hoping for a deal within 24 hours.
12:37 p.m. Eastern
-Miami has offered C.J. Wilson six years, says Karl Ravech. Does that mean they’re admitting defeat with Albert Pujols? Hanley Ramirez will not be traded, by the way.
-Washington, Detroit, Cincinnati, Arizona, Philadelphia and Miami are in on Gio Gonzalez.
-Mark Buehrle is down to three finalists and will choose his team within 24 hours, says Jim Bowden.
-The Yankees’ winning bid for Hiroyuki Nakajima was $2 million, says Jon Heyman.
-Nate McLouth gets $1.75 million for one year in Pittsburgh.
-The Cubs are in on Ian Stewart, says Tim Brown.
12:23 p.m. Eastern
-The Yankees won the bidding rights for Japanese SS Hiroyuki Nakajima and have 30 days to negotiate a contract, says Ken Rosenthal. The plan would likely be to use Nakajima as a utility IF.
12:17 p.m. Eastern
-Boston is looking at Ryan Madson, says Jon Heyman.
-There is growing optimism that the Phillies will soon re-sign Jimmy Rollins.
-Colorado is still alive in talks for Edinson Volquez.
12:07 p.m. Eastern
-The Yankees submitted a bid for Japanese SS Hiroyuki Nakajima with an aim for him to be a utility IF, says David Waldstein.
-Detroit and St. Louis have interest in Octavio Dotel. He would prefer to stay with the Cards, says Danny Knobler.
11:37 a.m. Eastern
-The Cardinals are currently meeting with Albert Pujols and the Marlins are making an announcement at 12:15 eastern. I bet the two are related.
11:25 a.m. Eastern
-The Cubs are still in on Albert Pujols to some extent, says Ken Rosenthal.
-A Huston Street trade would allow Colorado to go after Denver native Brad Lidge. The Rockies have also shown interest in Jair Jurrjens, says Mark Bowman.
11:20 a.m. Eastern
-The Huston Street trade frees up money for Colorado to get starting pitching, Troy Renck says. Free agents Hiroki Kuroda and Kevin Millwood are on the Rockies’ radar along with a trade for Edinson Volquez of the Reds.
11:13 a.m. Eastern
-Colorado will get a minor leaguer from San Diego for Huston Street.
-Houston has been fielding interest in Brett Myers, says Nick Cafardo.
11:05 a.m. Eastern
-With San Diego paying for Huston Street’s salary, they acquire him from Colorado only for a player to be named later. Essentially a salary dump. Street, 28, went 1-4 with a career high 3.86 ERA to go with 29 saves. He had an off year.
11 a.m. Eastern
-San Diego is close to getting Huston Street from Colorado, says Danny Knobler. San Diego would pick up most of the salary.
10:40 a.m. Eastern
-Miami has made its final offer to Albert Pujols, says Ken Rosenthal. There could be another meeting this morning. Pujols should get at least $215 million from this contract, says Bob Nightengale. St. Louis is the favorite.
-Philadelphia definitely has interest in Gio Gonzalez, says Susan Slusser, and Craig Breslow could be another piece going to the Phils in a six for two trade.
-The Yankees are trying to trade A.J. Burnett, says George King.
-San Diego is working on a closer. They’ve had interest in Andrew Bailey and Huston Street.
9:50 a.m. Eastern
-The Cardinals are meeting with Albert Pujols today and a deal could be closed this morning, says Jim Bowden. Miami believes Pujols will go back to St. Louis is the offers are similar, says Danny Knobler. The Marlins could go after Prince Fielder if they lose out on Pujols, says Jon Heyman.
-Bowden also says that the Twins are preparing to sign Michael Cuddyer to a three-year deal.
9:35 a.m. Eastern
-St. Louis increased its Albert Pujols offer to 10 years and $220 million, says Joe Strauss. Miami has also made a strong offer and want a decision from Pujols as soon as possible. They’re also interested in Mark Buehrle and C.J. Wilson and could trade Gaby Sanchez for pitching if they do get Pujols. The Cubs also made an offer. The Angels, who were the rumored mystery team for Pujols last night, is definitely not in on Pujols, according to Tim Brown.
-Gio Gonzalez is the most in-demand left pitcher right now as Oakland has made him available via trade, says Ken Rosenthal, but only at a very steep price. The Tigers, Diamondbacks, Marlins, Reds and Phillies have the most interest with the Blue Jays, Nationals, Red Sox, Rangers, Rockies and Yankees also inquiring. Andrew Bailey is more likely to be dealt. *Jim Bowden reports that the Phillies have offered a package including OF Domonic Brown for Gonzalez.
-Danny Knobler: Texas met with C.J. Wilson last night and are in on Mark Buehrle and Prince Fielder. They’re also considering a trade for Andrew Bailey. *Philadelphia has dropped out of the Aramis Ramirez stakes and the Angels and Brewers are the favorites. They’ll try to re-sign Jimmy Rollins. *The Cubs, Rangers, Mariners, Orioles, Nationals and Brewers are in on Prince Fielder. *Cincinnati is in on Rays starters and Jair Jurrjens, looking for a trade. *Miami is in on Wilson, Buehrle, Gio Gonzalez and Wandy Rodriguez.
-If the Yankees have any hope to acquire Gio Gonzalez, they’d need a third team with major league ready OF prospects, says Joel Sherman. The Yankees may not even be convinced that Gonzalez and John Danks of the White Sox are top end starters. New York will see if Hiroki Kuroda wants to move to the east coast. *Washington, Miami, Texas, St. Louis and Anaheim are the finalists for Mark Buehrle.
-Oakland has asked Boston for prospect Will Middlebrooks in an Andrew Bailey trade. Josh Reddick and prospects is also possible, says Peter Gammons.
-St. Louis could also look to trade either Jake Westbrook or Kyle Lohse, but both have full no-trade clauses.