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Anthony Franco / MLB Trade Rumors:
MLBTR Poll: Grading The Brewers/Padres Trade  —  Yesterday, the Brewers and Padres linked up on an interesting four-player swap.  MLBTR's Jeff Todd discussed the players involved in the immediate aftermath of the deal, but it's worth pondering a little further.
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Padres, Brewers Agree To Four-Player Trade  —  2:00pm: The Brewers have formally announced the deal.  They'll also receive a player to be named later or cash from the Padres, per a team press release.  —  9:57am: The Padres and Brewers have broken open a quiet trade market with an interesting swap of young big leaguers.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Padres To Sign Drew Pomeranz  —  4:02pm: Pomeranz received an $8MM signing bonus and will be paid annual salaries of $4MM in 2020, $6MM in 2021 and $8MM in 2022-23, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports (on Twitter).  —  1:54pm: Pomeranz will be guaranteed $34MM over a four-year term, pending a physical, Murray tweets.
Japan Times:
Hanshin Tigers to acquire Justin Bour, GM Osamu Tanimoto says  —  KOBE - The Hanshin Tigers are set to acquire major league free agent Justin Bour for the 2020 season, Tigers general manager Osamu Tanimoto said Thursday.  —  Tanimoto said in an interview that the Central League team has reached …
Justin Rimpi / Sports Illustrated:
Is J.D. Davis a Viable Everyday Option for New York Mets Heading Into 2020?  —  Should the New York Mets find a replacement for J.D. Davis next season  —  New York Mets left fielder J.D. Davis had the best year of his MLB career in 2019.  In 2017 and 2018, the first two seasons of Davis' career …
ESPN:
Seymour Siwoff, longtime Elias Sports Bureau owner, dies at 99  —  Seymour Siwoff, the statistics maven who turned the Elias Sports Bureau into the place to go for exact information on teams and athletes for more than a half-century, died Friday.  He was 99.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
ESPN:
Source: Catcher Yan Gomes agrees to 2-year, $10M deal with Nationals  —  Veteran catcher Yan Gomes has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal to return to the World Series champion Washington Nationals, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Wednesday.  —  Gomes caught the final …
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Dave Birkett / Detroit Free Press:
Matt Patricia's future in limbo as Detroit Lions eliminated from playoff contention  —  Matt Patricia looked and sounded like a beaten man.  —  The Detroit Lions lost their fifth straight game Thursday in frighteningly familiar fashion.  —  They got off to a decent start …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Orioles Reportedly Place Jonathan Villar On Waivers  —  The Orioles have placed infielder Jonathan Villar on outright waivers after being unable to find a trade partner for the fleet-footed switch-hitter, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports (via Twitter).
Ryan Divish / The Seattle Times:
Mariners sign free agent reliever Carl Edwards Jr. to a one-year contract  —  If Carl Edwards Jr. can harness his mid 90s fastball, re-find the command that disappeared in 2019 and re-establish some confidence in himself as a reliever, the Mariners may have picked up a key late-innings reliever and a potential trade chip in July.
Scott Gleeson / USA Today:
Bernie Sanders blasts MLB's ‘greed’ in letter to commissioner over proposal to cut minor league teams  —  Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, known for fighting for labor rights and against big corporations, stood up for the little guys once again.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers To Sign Kyle Gibson  —  The Rangers are poised to make their first big addition of the winter, as they've reportedly agreed to a three-year, $30MM pact with free-agent right-hander Kyle Gibson.  The agreement is pending completion of a physical.  Gibson is a client of Rowley Sports Management.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Claim C.D. Pelham  —  The Cubs announced that they've claimed left-hander C.D. Pelham off waivers from the Rangers.  The move brings Chicago's 40-man roster to a count of 38 players.  Texas has also announced the move, adding that right-hander Taylor Guerrieri went unclaimed on waivers …
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
 
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