MLB Winter Meetings Day Four
8:45 p.m. Eastern
-Colorado traded Ian Stewart to the Cubs for OF Tyler Colvin and IF D.J. Lamiehu, says Troy Renck. Stewart, 26, only spent 48 games in the majors this year and will be a reclamation project. Colvin has a good chance to see time for the Rox if he isn’t traded. Chicago also gets Casey Weathers.
3:57 p.m. Eastern
-The Brewers are set to sign SS Alex Gonzalez, says Ken Rosenthal. That likely leaves the Phillies and Cardinals in a battle royale for Jimmy Rollins.
1:40 p.m. Eastern
-Octavio Dotel will get $3.5 million for one year.
-Arizona is talking to Oakland about Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill.
1:05 p.m. Eastern
-Miami offered Albert Pujols $275 million and C.J. Wilson $98 million but both chose the Angels for less money.
-Texas could now go all out for Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish, says Buster Olney.
-Talks between Arizona and Oakland on Gio Gonzalez have advanced, but Buster Olney says nothing is close. The A’s really like Trevor Bauer.
-Cincinnati is targeting Jair Jurrjens and James Shields, says Danny Knobler.
-SS Hiroyuki Nakajima could reject the Yankees offer and sign with Boston after next season, says Joel Sherman.
-Colorado is in the mix for Hiroki Kuroda, Michael Cuddyer and Cody Ross.
12:20 p.m. Eastern
-Boring post: The Angels aren’t trading Mark Trumbo and the A’s probably aren’t trading Andrew Bailey this offseason.
-Miami are believed to have offered more money to Albert Pujols than the Angels did, says Joe Strauss.
-Greg Miclat is the player being sent to Texas to complete the Taylor Teagarden to Baltimore trade.
11:55 a.m. Eastern
-To tie a bow on Baltimore’s acquisition of Dana Eveland, 28, who had a 3-2 record with a 3.03 ERA in 29.2 innings. The Dodgers will get back lefty starter Jarret Martin and AAA OF Tyler Henson.
11:45 a.m. Eastern
-The Cubs and Mariners are the likely frontrunners for Prince Fielder, says Joel Sherman.
11:40 a.m. Eastern
-Two players St. Louis could now go after are Carlos Beltran and Jimmy Rollins, says Jerry Crasnick. Both players, Crasnick points out, are represented by Albert Pujols’ agent, Dan Lozano. Cha-ching for Mr. Lozano, considering this opens up the market on both players.
11:30 a.m. Eastern
-There’s no truth to the rumor, as of now, that the Angels will send a package including Mark Trumbo to Oakland for Andrew Bailey, says Susan Slusser.
-It doesn’t seem like the Cardinals or Marlins will go after Prince Fielder.
-Boston will probably not be an active bidder for Yu Darvish, says Joel Sherman.
-Baltimore has acquired SP Dana Eveland from Los Angeles.
-The Yankees released Greg Golson.
11:05 a.m. Eastern
-The Angels continued its dominance of Thursday, signing C.J. Wilson to a five year deal worth $75 million. This certainly gives Anaheim the most formidable starting rotation in the AL, and I’m including the Rays.
10:20 a.m. Eastern
-Some Rule Five draft stuff to bore you: The Yankees drafted Nationals pitcher Brad Meyers and traded for Boston pitcher Cesar Cabral, who was taken by Kansas City and sent to New York for cash.
10:03 a.m. Eastern
-Buster Olney and Joe Strauss confirm that Albert Pujols is now a member of the Angels. The Angels will now be able to trade Mark Trumbo and Kendrys Morales and St. Louis now has money to spend on a player like Jimmy Rollins, among others.
9:57 a.m. Eastern
-A source told Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown that Albert Pujols will sign with the Angels for 10 years and $250-260 million with a full no-trade clause.
9:15 a.m. Eastern
-No Albert Pujols decision will be made by the end of the Winter Meetings with the Angels reportedly offering at least $210 million (he’d need $240-$250 million to have a chance) and a third team involved with an entrenched 1B (not the Yankees).
-C.J. Wilson is expected to choose the Angels over the Marlins today. If they don’t get Wilson, they could focus on Prince Fielder.
-Octavio Dotel has agreed to a one-year deal with an option with Detroit.
-Yu Darvish has finally been posted, and the Blue Jays, Rangers and Yankees are expected to have the most interest. Boston could be a dark horse. *Texas is finding Chicago’s asking price for Matt Garza to be too high.
-Francisco Rodriguez, David Ortiz and Kelly Johnson were the only free agents to accept arbitration. K-Rod’s decision likely eliminates the Brewers from the Prince Fielder race, says Tom Haudricourt.
-The Twins, Indians and Rockies are the most likely teams to sign Josh Willingham, says Susan Slusser.
-Mets: The team is trying to flip Jon Niese for major league ready position players, with Boston, Toronto, San Diego and Colorado among the interested teams. They’re willing to trade anyone but David Wright. They’re also considering trading Bobby Parnell.
-Jon Heyman: Cards exec Jeff Luhnow is the new Astros general manager. *Washington is interested in Rick Ankiel returning. *Lyle Overbay is returning to Arizona for one year and $1 million.
-Yankees: The team could trade Hiroyuki Nakajima, could sign DeWayne Wise and could make a Rule V pick.