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Good morning baseball fans. Many of the managerial jobs have been filled, but there is one huge vacancy still open in LA. The Dodgers are still looking to find their next manager, as they moved on from Don Mattingly a couple of weeks ago. They have been conducting interviews and recently interviewed former Padres manager Bud Black, current Padres bench coach Dave Roberts and Mets bench coach Bob Geren.
Billy Beane can't foresee the A's moving Josh Reddick or Sonny Gray, and that some of the prospects are a couple of years away.
Beane also mentioned that Sean Manaea is a possibility to join the rotation in 2016, as well as adding Jarrod Parker to a list of what appears to be a tentative starting rotation. One notable omission from that list was Jesse Chavez, who is in his final year of club control.
Gammons also asked Beane about Oakland's prospects working their ways through the farm system, and he replied, "We have some very good kids, ... [b]ut it will take a couple of years for them to impact us." As for whether the A's can afford Gray by that point, Beane said, "Good question, but I think so."
Jason Cohen of Pinstripe Alley broke down the recent rumors of the Yankees interest in Wei-Yin Chen.
It's unknown as to what kind of deal he could get on the open market, but he's still only 30 years old and Baltimore will definitely extend him a qualifying offer. He's a Scott Boras client, so he's going to try to push the envelop on potential years and overall dollar value of any potential contract. Overall, though, if the Yankees were to target a new addition to the starting rotation and don't want to pay big money for David Price orJohnny Cueto, than Chen might be an alternative. The draft compensation linked to him might be a deal breaker though.
Colorado Rockies third-baseman Nolan Arenado has decided to switch agents, leaving Scott Boras for the Wasserman Group.
Sources: #Rockies’ Nolan Arenado changing agents, from Scott Boras to Joel Wolfe and Nick Chanock of Wasserman Media Group.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 4, 2015
#Rockies’ Arenado eligible for the first of his four years of salary arbitration this winter. Eligible for free agency after 2019 season.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 4, 2015
Zack Greinke officially opted out of his deal, making him a free agent. Matt Collins at Over the Monster thinks you should stop assuming Greinke can't handle the Boston media, who thinks an awful lot of itself.
Al Yellon at Bleed Cubbie Blue explores a potential deal between the Cubs and David Price.
Mike Bates breaks down the free agents to avoid this winter.
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