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3:00 AM ET, December 7, 2013


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NY Daily News:
Robinson Cano is done as a Yankee as Mariners give All-Star 10 years and $240M  —  Talks between the two sides hit what appeared to be a major snag late Thursday night, a source said, after Cano's camp asked for 10 years and $252 million.  But the Mariners ultimately caved on a 10th year.
Steve Adams / MLB Rumors:
Mariners To Sign Robinson Cano  —  10:31pm: The contract doesn't contain an opt-out clause, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweets.  —  12:34pm: For what it's worth, the Mariners have released the following statement: “We are not able to confirm any news regarding Robinson Cano at this time.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Robinson Cano headed to Mariners: 10 years, $240 million  —  Robinson Cano is headed to the Seattle Mariners, agreeing to terms on a 10-year, $240 million contract, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations.  —  The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition …
Jon Heyman / Sports News …:
Mariners have agreed with Robinson Cano on a 10-year, $240M contract  —  The Mariners have agreed on a 10-year, $240MM deal with superstar second baseman Robinson Cano, confirms.  —  Early on Friday, there were reports (including here) of a snag in negotiations …
Enrique Rojas / ESPN:   Source: Robinson Cano, M's agree
NY Daily News:
Robinson Cano's bid to join Seattle Mariners ends on sour note thanks to Jay Z: sources
Fox Sports:
Rosenthal: Cano to Seattle would make little sense
Jon Heyman /
Mariners offer Cano nine years, $225 million in Seattle meeting
Tim Rohan / New York Times:
Spending Again, Mets Lure Granderson  —  When Curtis Granderson said earlier this week that he had the salmon while having lunch with Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson, the comment, almost predictably, turned into comic material.  The Mets could not afford to offer Granderson a steak, the Twitter jokes went.
Mets sign free agent OF Curtis Granderson  —  The Mets have agreed to sign free-agent OF Curtis Granderson to a four-year deal (Sherman) worth $60 million (Rosenthal).  —  4:15 pm: Sandy Alderson added the fourth year to the deal on Thursday night, hoping it would get the deal done (Puma).
Marc Carig / Newsday:
Source: Curtis Granderson looking for four years, $64 million
Brian McTaggart /
Astros, Feldman agree to three-year contract  —  Veteran right-hander, who won 12 games in 2013, will earn $30 million  —  HOUSTON — The Astros landed the veteran starting pitcher they've been coveting by agreeing to sign right-hander Scott Feldman, a source confirmed to
Discussion: MLB Rumors
Steve Adams / MLB Rumors:
Astros Sign Scott Feldman  —  Though several of their starters turned in a strong finish to the 2013 campaign, the Astros' rotation still ranked 28th in ERA and 27th in innings pitched.  Looking to add an experienced arm to help solidify an unstable group of starters, Houston announced …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Rumors:
Red Sox To Re-Sign Mike Napoli  —  The Red Sox have agreed to terms with Mike Napoli, Rob Bradford of reports (Twitter link).  The contract is a two-year deal worth $32MM, according to's Sean McAdam (via Twitter).  The slugger confirmed his return on his own Twitter feed …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Rumors:
Yankees To Sign Carlos Beltran  —  It didn't take long for the Yankees to move on from losing Robinson Cano.  The Yankees have agreed with Carlos Beltran on a three-year deal, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports (Twitter link).  The contract is worth $45MM and Beltran will receive …
CSN Chicago:
Cubs looking at Axford in search for potential closer  —  The Cubs are looking for a closer and John Axford has already posted the personal classified ad on his Twitter account.  —  “MST (Man Seeking Team),” Axford wrote.  “Tall athletic male with blue/green eyes and a love for film and mustaches seeking loving team for employment!”
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Adam McCalvy /
Besides first, 'pen help a need for Brewers  —  MILWAUKEE — Brewers general manager Doug Melvin will lead a contingent to baseball's Winter Meetings with two goals, one specific and one more general:  —  1) Find a first baseman.  —  2) Find ways to add more talent.  —  “What can we do to make the ballclub better?”
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