Jeff Passan / ESPN:
MLB winter meetings preview: Trade rumors, Ohtani news, more — Finally, after a month of relative inaction, Major League Baseball's offseason is primed to pop off. Over the next few weeks, executives and agents expect a deluge of free agent signings and big-name trades.
Matthew Moreno / Dodger Blue: Andrew Friedman: ‘Momentum’ Building For MLB's Winter Meetings In Nashville
Quincy Wheeler / Covering the Corner: What Return Should An Emmanuel Clase Deal Fetch the Guardians?
Evan Altman / Cubs Insider: More Info on Cubs' Pitching Pursuits of Yamamoto, Cease, Glasnow, Montgomery
Angelina Martin / NBC Sports Bay Area & California: Report: Shohei Ohtani negotiations entering ‘final stretch’
Angelina Martin / Yahoo Sports: Report: Ohtani contract negotiations entering ‘final stretch’
Michael Cerami / Bleacher Nation: That's a New One: Jordan Montgomery Could Be a “Strike-First” Option for the Cubs
Jack Harris / Los Angeles Times:
Waiting game: Why the Dodgers' winter plans hinge on Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto — About a month into free agency, a de facto waiting game is underway — for both the Dodgers, and many other clubs around Major League Baseball. — In what has been a quiet offseason around the league …
Matt Borelli / Dodger Blue: Dodgers Free Agency Rumors: ‘Top Contenders’ For Shohei Ohtani & Yoshinobu Yamamoto
Joey Mistretta / ClutchPoints: MLB rumors: Dodgers still the favorite to sign Shohei Ohtani as decision nears
Taylor Wirth / NBC Sports Bay Area & California: Report: Giants target Yoshinobu Yamamoto has $200M contract floor
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Where Yankees stand in push to land both Juan Soto and Yoshinobu Yamamoto — The Yankees' currently are focused on two top targets - Juan Soto and Yoshinobu Yamamoto. — They have relatively high hopes for both - although there's much more competition for Yamamoto.
Matt Snyder / CBSSports.com: MLB rumors: Yankees see little competition for Juan Soto, Mets viewed as favorites for Yoshinobu Yamamoto
Andy Martino / SNY: What about the Mets on Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Juan Soto?
Jedd Pagaduan / ClutchPoints: MLB rumors: Yankees prospects they don't plan on giving up in Juan Soto-Padres trade
Brett Taylor / Bleacher Nation: A Yoshinobu Yamamoto Update is Also Kind of an Obsessive Shohei Ohtani Watch
Andy Martino / Yahoo Sports: What about the Mets on Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Juan Soto?
Chris Landers / DraftKings Network: MLB rumor roundup: Yankees confident in Soto deal, Mets favorites for Yamamoto?
In Juan Soto trade talks, Yankees and Padres far apart but Blue Jays are suitors: Sources — As of Friday afternoon, the Yankees and Padres were far apart on a deal involving outfielder Juan Soto, according to sources briefed on the discussions. The negotiations are not taking place in a vacuum.
Kevin Acee / San Diego Union-Tribune: Juan Soto, starters atop Padres' agenda as winter meetings set to begin
Jon Heyman / New York Post: Mets shifting focus away from unlikely Shohei Ohtani, Juan Soto splashes
Bridget Hyland / New Jersey Online: Do Yankees have a new foe in chase for Padres' Juan Soto?
Brett Taylor / Bleacher Nation: Are the Blue Jays About to Make a Serious Run at Juan Soto? And If So ...
Chris Landers / DraftKings Network: Juan Soto rumors: Yankees balking at Padres' price tag, new suitor emerges
Andy Martino / Yahoo Sports: Sources: Momentum stalls — for now at least — on Yankees/Padres Juan Soto talks
Darragh McDonald / MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees, Padres Reportedly Far Apart In Juan Soto Trade Talks
Benedetto Vitale / ClutchPoints: MLB rumors: What Padres want from Yankees in Juan Soto trade
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Blue Jays emerging as surprise entrant in Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes — The Jays are an interesting surprise entrant for two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani. They couldn't confirm he's planning a visit but one Jays person said he heard Ohtani liked previous stops there.
Colin Gallant / ClutchPoints: MLB rumors: Blue Jays eyeing Michael Brantley, Joc Pederson, others in free agency
Andy Martino / SNY:
Sources: Momentum stalls — for now at least — on Yankees/Padres Juan Soto talks — Yanks believe Padres are asking too much for one-year rental player — POPULAR IN THE COMMUNITY — MORE FROM SNY — Meier back in Devils lineup; Hamilton, Nosek out indefinitely
Joey Mistretta / ClutchPoints: MLB rumors: Yankees pausing Juan Soto trade talks after Padres reveal massive asking price
Brett Taylor / Bleacher Nation: REPORTS: Yankees-Padres Talks on Juan Soto Stalling Out? Others Stepping In? Any Shohei Ohtani Connection?
Doric Sam / Bleacher Report: Juan Soto Trade Rumors: Yankees, Padres Have Started ‘Exchanging Names’ in Talks
Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
'Everyone knows we're supposed to be good.' The Reds are embracing new expectations — Cincinnati Reds infielder Matt McLain lives in the Phoenix area in the offseason, but he didn't make the drive downtown during October to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks in the World Series.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Matt Eddy / Baseball America:
Minor League Transactions: Nov. 7-28, 2023 — A recounting of minor league transactions, conveyed by MLB, for the period Nov. 7-28, 2023. — Arizona Diamondbacks — Signed: RHP Humberto Castellanos, RHP Ricky Karcher, RHP Francisco Morales — Signed for 2024: RHP Fabian Perez
Anthony Franco / MLB Trade Rumors: Diamondbacks Sign Ricky Karcher To Minor League Deal
Andrew Mearns / Pinstripe Alley:
Yankees claim Guardians outfielder Oscar Gonzalez — The 2022 Cleveland cult hero is heading to New York. — The Yankees have acquired an outfielder from another organization. No, it isn't the possible Juan Soto trade that everyone is dreaming about. Instead, it's righty hitter Oscar Gonzalez of the Cleveland Guardians.
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News: Yankees claim outfielder Oscar Gonzalez from Guardians in depth move
The secrecy of Shohei Ohtani's free agency starts with the man and agency behind him — The instructions were clear. The repercussions were not. But no baseball executives involved in Nez Balelo's highly structured process wanted to risk finding out the price of disobedience.
Taylor Wirth / NBC Sports Bay Area & California: Ohtani's agent has close, personal connection to Giants organization
Evan Grant / Dallas Morning News:
Chris Young: Rangers won't spend like they have in recent past, but can still add utility — The Rangers have somewhere in the $13-15 million range to spend to stay under the tax. — Chris Young said the quiet parts out loud Thursday. — Not that he needed to.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Rangers face uncertainty in free agency, plus Yankees' payroll, White Sox's options for Cease — World Series champions almost always count on a boost in revenue, and often increase their payrolls accordingly. The Texas Rangers, coming off their first Series title, still figure to follow such a path.
Andrew Meyers / ClutchPoints: MLB rumors: White Sox's Dylan Cease trade talks get eye-opening timetable
Evan Grant / Dallas Morning News: At least for the moment, the Texas Rangers are the coolest team in town
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Reds, RHP Nick Martinez agree to $26M deal, sources say — Right-hander Nick Martinez and the Cincinnati Reds agreed on a two-year, $26 million contract that includes an opt-out after the first season, sources told ESPN, capping a busy Wednesday in which the Reds bulked up their pitching staff …
Mark Sheldon / MLB.com: Reds introduce new arms Pagán, Martinez at Redsfest
Yahoo Sports: Reds finalize $26M, 2-year contract with Nick Martinez and $16M, 2-year deal with Emilio Pagán
Kaitlyn Monnin / Battery Power: Braves News: Paul Snyder passes away, MLB Winter Meetings near, and more
Leo Morgenstern / FanGraphs Baseball: Nick Martinez Keeps His Options Open, Signs With Reds
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Retired Nelson Cruz joins Dodgers as adviser — Longtime major league outfielder Nelson Cruz has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as an adviser who is expected to work mostly out of the team's academy in his native Dominican Republic, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.
Samantha Carleton / True Blue LA: Notes: Jason Heyward, Nelson Cruz, pitching trade targets
Fabian Ardaya / The Athletic: Nelson Cruz joining Dodgers as adviser, will work with organization in Latin America