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Good morning baseball fans. Just because the weekend came around does not mean a trade would not be made. Yet another notable move was made Saturday afternoon, as the Phillies acquired Jeremy Hellickson from the Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league pitcher Sam McWilliams.
The Dave Dombrowski era is officially underway in Boston after he traded for Craig Kimbrel on Friday.
The Red Sox have acquired Craig Kimbrel, and in the process Dave Dombrowski has addressed two of the narratives that surrounded him when he joined the Red Sox last summer. He’s become known for being someone who can put together a great team with a shoddy bullpen, but silenced those fears by grabbing one of the elite relievers in the game.
Andrelton Simmons was sent to the Angels on Thursday night. While the Angels got better, the Braves got "weirder":
Trusting the process worked in Kansas City. We all looked stupid on that one. Maybe this will be a reverse-brilliant trade after all. From here, though, I have no idea what the Braves were thinking. Newcomb can't just become a good pitcher to even this deal out. He has to be outstanding. He has to follow the path everyone expects, which isn't how pitching prospects usually work.
San Diego has reportedly reached out to Ian Kennedy and is hoping to sign the veteran shortstop heading into 2016.
Jeff Samardzija could return to the the Cubs.
Detroit reportedly has interest in signing Yoenis Cespedes:
As the Tigers target the second-tier of free agent starting pitchers, Yovani Gallardo is someone they have interest in.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 13, 2015
If Mark Buehrle does not retire, there is a good chance he joins the Cardinals.
The Marlins have already contacted backup catcher Jeff Mathis about returning to Miami next season.
Add the Giants to the list of teams interested in David Price:
The Giants are among the teams going through background preparation on David Price.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 13, 2015
Free agent Cliff Pennington is close to signing:
Utilityman-reliever extraordinaire Cliff Pennington is getting close to signing with a team. Considering 1- and 2-yr offers.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 14, 2015
Today in Baseball History: On this day in 2006, six weeks after being fired by the Marlins, Joe Girardi is named National League Manager of The Year.