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6:20 PM ET, December 6, 2013


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NY Daily News:
Robinson Cano's bid to join Seattle Mariners ends on sour note thanks to Jay Z: sources  —  Rap mogul overplayed his hand by demanding a bigger deal and more money than the Northwest team was willing to pay for the Yankees' second baseman, sources close to the negotiations say.
Steve Adams / MLB Rumors:
Mariners To Sign Robinson Cano  —  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.  If and when an agreement is completed and finalized, we will announce.”
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 …
Jon Heyman /
Mariners offer Cano nine years, $225 million in Seattle meeting  —  Robinson Cano traveled to Seattle Thursday, and sources told that the Mariners offered the superstar second baseman a nine-year, $225 million contract in hopes of forging a deal with the top free agent and setting themselves up for a big winter.
Sources: Cano undecided on Seattle's offer  —  Free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano, after traveling to Seattle on Thursday to meet with the Mariners on an offer that sources say was expected to approach $250 million, was not prepared Friday to make a decision, sources have told ESPN.
Enrique Rojas / ESPN:   Source: Robinson Cano, M's agree
Fox Sports:
Rosenthal: Cano to Seattle would make little sense
Discussion: MLB Rumors and The Big Lead
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).
Tim Rohan / New York Times:
Spending Again, Mets Lure Curtis Granderson  —  For three years with Sandy Alderson in charge, the Mets had made excuses for why they could not spend.  A lot of money had been tied up in long-term contracts for Jason Bay and Johan Santana.The Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi scam had entangled the Mets and complicated things.
Marc Carig / Newsday:
Source: Curtis Granderson looking for four years, $64 million
Discussion: and MLB Rumors
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 …
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?”
Jerry Crasnick / MLB:
Tanaka may not be available to MLB suitors  —  Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka's future was thrown into flux Thursday when the president of the Rakuten Golden Eagles told a newspaper that the team might not make the prized starter available to Major League Baseball teams as a free agent this winter.
Dylan Hernandez / Los Angeles Times:
Masahiro Tanaka could remain in Japan, president of his team says
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