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3:05 AM ET, December 5, 2007


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Tigers send top prospects to Marlins for Cabrera, Willis  —  The Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers have agreed in principle on a trade that will send Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit for key prospects, sources told ESPN's Peter Gammons.  —  The Tigers would send outfielder Cameron Maybin …
Jon Paul Morosi / Detroit Free Press:
Cabrera, Willis traded to Tigers in blockbuster deal  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tigers have acquired third baseman Miguel Cabrera and left-hander Dontrelle Willis from the Florida Marlins in exchange for a package of six prospects including outfielder Cameron Maybin and left-hander Andrew Miller.
Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
Sources: Marlins, Tigers talking blockbuster  —, Updated 21 minutes ago  —  LIKE THIS STORY?  —  The Marlins, stalled in their attempts to trade third baseman Miguel Cabrera, could be laying the groundwork for an even bigger deal.  —  The Marlins and Tigers are engaged …
Joe Frisaro /
Tigers set to acquire Cabrera, Willis  —  Maybin, Miller and four other prospects would go to Florida  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Marlins and Tigers are on the verge of completing a blockbuster deal that will send Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit for a package of six players.
Tigers set to acquire Cabrera, Willis from Tigers  —  Detroit and Florida are hammering out the final details on an eight-player trade that would send third baseman Miguel Cabrera and left-handed starter Dontrelle Willis to Detroit for pitcher Andrew Miller, outfielder Cameron Maybin and four other prospects.
External / ESPN:
What's the deal?  —  The first day of the winter meetings came …
Joe Capozzi / Palm Beach Post:   Willis, Cabrera gone: Blockbuster trade will save Marlins $20 million
Jack Curry / New York Times:
Cabrera and Willis May Join Tigers in Eight-Player Trade
Discussion: Archie Bunker's Army
Joe Frisaro /
Marlins set to deal Cabrera, Willis
Discussion: Roar of the Tigers and 6-4-2
Nate Silver / Unfiltered:
Tigers Catch the AL by Its Tail
Tyler Kepner / New York Times:
Santana Deal Dead, Say Yankees  —  The Yankees' pursuit of Johan Santana is over, according to Hank Steinbrenner, the team's senior vice president, after the Yankees and the Minnesota Twins failed to agree on a deal Tuesday.  —  "The deadline is the deadline," Steinbrenner said in a telephone interview.
Kobrien / On the Yankees beat:
Mattingly, Vizcaino talk  —  Still no definitive news on Johan Santana, though various reports are that the Red Sox are close to getting him.  We'll update as solid news comes in.  —  Don Mattingly is here in one of his first official capacities as Dodgers (correction, hitting) coach.
Gordon Wittenmyer / Chicago Sun Times:
Price of Fukudome keeps going higher  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Cubs made one minor trade and continued to shop Mark Prior on Tuesday, but it was what other teams did that might have a greater impact on the team's offseason plans.  —  When the Kansas City Royals signed Jose Guillen …
Corey Brock /
Padres focused on finding outfielder
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Alyson Footer /
Scott buzz growing at Meetings
Chris Kline / Baseball America Prospects Blog:
Barton Rumors, Part Deux  —  NASHVILLE-Earlier today, Indians outfielder Brian Barton was the odds-on favorite to go No. 1 in the Rule 5 draft Thursday.  But hold the phone.  —  One source close to the Rays says Tampa Bay will not take Barton, and if they don't sell their pick like they did last year …
Discussion: Rays of Light and DRaysBay
Anthony Castrovince /
Notes: Indians won't make panic moves
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Mark Sheldon /
Krivsky quiet on potential moves
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
Cards turn to Dodgers in Rolen talks  —, Updated 17 minutes ago  —  LIKE THIS STORY?  —  The Dodgers are now the team in hottest pursuit of Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen, according to major-league sources.  —  The Brewers had been the front-runner …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and
John Shea / San Francisco Chronicle:
Winter Meetings: Cain for Alex Rios?  How 'interesting'  —  (12-04) 19:51 PST Nashville — Would the Giants trade Matt Cain for Alex Rios?  —  Late Tuesday, it was learned that the "interesting" proposal Brian Sabean had mentioned on Monday involved Rios, the Blue Jays outfielder.
David Lennon / On the Mets beat:
Winter Meetings Day 2 (late evening edition)  —  Just talked to an American League scout who watched Philip Humber extensively last season and was not impressed.  In fact, when his team suggested making a deal for Humber, as part of a package for one of their regular starters, this scout helped shoot it down.
Marty Noble /
Lack of depth hurts Mets' leverage
Baltimore Sun:
O's want more for Bedard  —  Trade offers falling short …
Discussion: Seattle Times and MLB Trade Rumors
Dylan Hernandez / Los Angeles Times:
No deals, but Colletti is happy to be asked  —  With his young players in demand, he feels that much better about keeping them.  —  NASHVILLE — The Dodgers didn't get Miguel Cabrera and they don't expect to land Johan Santana.  —  But General Manager Ned Colletti said that his inability …
Tim Brown / Yahoo! Sports:   Dodgers GM can't pull trigger on Cabrera deal
T.R. Sullivan /
A wintry mix of first-base options  —  Rangers consider trades, free agents; also discuss Patterson  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Abbott and Costello turned it into an immortal comedy routine.  The Rangers asked the same question but don't find it to be a laughing matter.  —  Who's on first?
Hank Blalock / Dallas Morning News:
Texas Rangers shouldn't ship Blalock, Laird
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Jack O'Connell /
Nuxhall leads list of Frick finalists  —  Former Reds announcer among 10 candidates for award  —  Baseball fans let their feelings be known about Joe Nuxhall, the legendary Cincinnati Reds broadcaster who died last month, by placing him on the Ford C. Frick Award ballot with an overwhelming online vote total.
Jeff Passan / Yahoo! Sports:
Kuroda won't come cheap  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Chatter from the lobby ...  The bidding on Japanese right-hander Hiroki Kuroda continues to spike, with one source speculating it will take an offer in the range of five years and $50 million to sign him.  Already the Mariners have offered four years …
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