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The Blue Jays, Reds and and Angels had a deal in place that would send Jay Bruce to Toronto, but it might have it a snag, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
Another source: The proposed Reds/TOR/LAA deal had traction, but hit a snag during the medical review portion of the talks. For now: Dead.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 23, 2016
The White Sox inked Jimmy Rollins to a minor-league deal.
Cleveland is banking on bad luck turning around in 2016.
Leonys Martin's agent was arrested for human trafficking.
Atlanta is bringing back a familiar facing, signing Jeff Francoeur to a minor-league deal.
Miami has instituted a facial hair ban, and Mike Bates is not happy about it.
Well, duh. Nobody likes their boss meddling in their home life and insulting their judgment. But beyond a doubt, Jeffrey Loria, and his front office, are meddlers. They have always been meddlers and they will always continue to be meddlers for as long as he owns the team. Players should want to flock to Miami, a warm, beautiful town in a state that has no income tax. Instead, they're looking literally anywhere else, and the "leadership" from Loria, Samson, and Hill is the primary reason why. Three men who think it's more important to put razors to faces and ride hard on their best players than to put a watchable team on the field.
Don't get me wrong. This is a small thing. It's not worth getting angry over. It's just the latest indignity in the prolonged tracicomedy that is the Miami Marlins and a reminder that the club's ownership will never allow it to succeed.
Houston and Milwaukee had conversations about catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
The Cubs signed Manny Parra to a minor-league deal as well.
Washington probably lost the offseason, yet they still are in a place to contend.
Eno Sarris of Fangraphs asks if player types are aging differently.
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