Jordan Zimmermann Is Tops On Dodgers Wish List – RealGM
The Los Angeles Dodgers recently sent out a memo to their scouts telling them
to keep an eye on a long list of potential starting pitcher targets leading up
to next month's deadline.
Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals was at the top of that
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according to sources.
Johnny Cueto and David Price are also on the short list of desirable targets.
Galen Carr, the Major League scout whose opinion will carry the most weight
with Andrew Friedman, has attended several of Zimmermann's starts, according to
Yankees Trying To Get A Rods 3000th Hit Ball Back – RealGM Wiretap
The New York Yankees are negotiating with the fan who caught Alex Rodriguez's
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hit ball, according to sources.
Zack Hample recovered Rodriguez's 3,000th hit, a solo home run against the
Detroit Tigers on Friday.
Hample said that after the team's head of security offered some items for the
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he declined, and then met with Randy Levine and Lonn Trost in Levine's office.
Levine had asked Hal Steinbrenner if the Yankees had an interest in pursuing
Rodriguez's ball. Steinbrenner said they did, but a deal was not struck on
On Monday, the two sides met again. Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said
"substantial progress" had been made in finding common ground with
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who works with a charitable organization called Pitch In For Baseball.
"I'm flattered," Rodriguez said.
Real Madrid May Sell Isco To Fund Potential James Transfer – RealGM Wiretap
Real Madrid is prepared to sell Isco to help fund their move for James
Liverpool currently appears to be the favorites to acquire Isco should Real
Madrid decide to sell, while Manchester City is also expected to be interested.
Isco, 22 http://www.teameaglesstore.com…..te-Jersey/ ,
has a contract with Real Madrid until 2018.
Will Lincecum Deal Impact Feldman – RealGM Wiretap
The two-year, $35 million deal Tim Lincecum received from the San Francisco
Giants is expected to have a ripple effect throughout baseball this winter.
Matt Garza, Hiroki Kuroda and Ervin Santana could receive more on the open
market in the wake of Lincecum's deal, but lower-tier pitchers like Scott
Feldman could benefit as well.
"Will this make it harder for the Orioles in their attempt to re-sign
Feldman? In this MLBTradeRumors analysis http://www.teameaglesstore.com…..te-Jersey/ ,
it was projected that Feldman could get a two-year deal worth $17 million with a
vesting option for a third season," writes Steve Melewski.
David Ortiz Red Sox Would Welcome Back Jonathan Papelbon – RealGM Wiretap
David Ortiz says Jonathan Papelbon would fit in just fine with the Boston Red
"I don't know what happened there at the [Washington] Nationals, but he was a
great guy and we would welcome him back with open arms," Ortiz said. "And we
need help in the bullpen. We definitely do."
Papelbon requested and received his release from the Nationals last
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making him a free agent.
The Red Sox have expressed interest in bringing back the 35-year-old, who
pitched for them from 2003 to 2011.
"He started here and the fans love him," Ortiz added. "Jonathan is like a
brother to me. He's a great guy and an amazing teammate. His teammates were
always first to him. It would be fabulous to have him back."