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Good morning, baseball fans! Before you checkout for your food coma, peep what we’re dishing out to you in way of major league deals and don’ts. Because it’s always good to be informed at the dinner table.
Here’s a roundup of what’s going on around the National League East.
The Mariners are interested in acquiring Andrew McCutchen.
“The Mariners are seeking outfield depth and reached out to Pittsburgh to express interest in Andrew McCutchen earlier this offseason, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.
Talks between the two sides “did not advance,” according to Morosi.
While it seems unlikely the Pirates are open to moving McCutchen, Seattle isn’t alone in expressing interest. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported the Nationals discussed a potential McCutchen trade with the Pirates.”
Attention White Sox players, if you’re not nailed down there’s a chance you’re gonna go.
“Chicago is open to moving any player on its roster with fewer than four years of control left, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
While the White Sox will likely be active this offseason, the club’s plan seems to be trading for long-term prospects. Chris Sale, David Robertson, Todd Frazier, Melky Cabrera and James Shields are among the Chicago players with fewer than four years of control remaining.”
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After just coming off dealing Brian McCann to the Astros, the Yankees could be getting ready to make some more impactful moves.
“The Yankees ranked as one of the most active teams at the trade deadline when it came to making deals, and the seller’s market proved to be so valuable that the team may be able to skip a prolonged rebuild period. With that said, the team is still rumored to be looking for ways to rid themselves of veteran players having already dealt away arguably the most expendable option: Brian McCann.
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, two players that could find themselves included in trades this winter include Brett Gardner and CC Sabathia. Furthermore, Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman fielded questions on Friday regarding the availability of not only Gardner but Chase Headley as well.”
The Blue Jays are like that ex that keeps calling you, promising that they’re ready to get more committed, even after you’ve already taken the dog.
“Despite signing Kendrys Morales last week, the Blue Jays have not given up hope of bringing back Edwin Encarnacion, according to Jon Heyman. Heyman reports that the club has offered the slugging first baseman and designated hitter a deal for four years and $80 million.”
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