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6:00 PM ET, December 3, 2019


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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Wheeler will be a $100 million man; the market for Bumgarner and Castellanos; more notes  —  Oh, to be free-agent right-hander Zack Wheeler.  —  His stuff is elite.  His career innings total is low.  His recent durability is encouraging.  —  Any day now, he will be a $100 million man.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Ready to make a splash, White Sox going hard in pursuit of free agent Zack Wheeler  —  The Chicago White Sox, believing they can make a playoff push in 2020, are willing to pay a huge price for free agent starter Zack Wheeler, and have engaged in preliminary trade talks with the Los Angeles Dodgers …
Evan Grant / Dallas Morning News:
Sources: Rangers meet with free agent 3B Anthony Rendon, agent Scott Boras  —  Rangers GM Jon Daniels is also believed to have met with free agent pitcher Zack Wheeler recently.  —  As soon as the free agency period opened this year, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said his team …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Mookie.  Lindor.  Arenado?  Players who will (or should be) in MLB offseason trade talks  —  For the many thousands of hours executives have spent talking with their counterparts about potential trades since the end of the baseball season, there have been a grand total of four deals involving players …
Ben Badler / Baseball America:
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Indians Acquire Sandy Leon, Designate James Hoyt
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
The competition for Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg intensifies as they meet with Yankees, other teams  —  The Gerrit Cole sweepstakes are starting to accelerate.  The Stephen Strasburg sweepstakes, too.  —  The two free-agent pitchers, both represented by Scott Boras …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Reds To Sign Mike Moustakas  —  The Reds have agreed to a deal with free agent infielder Mike Moustakas, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter links).  It's a four-year, $64MM pact for the Scott Boras client, according to reports from Heyman and Jeff Passan of (via Twitter).
Mike Oz / Yahoo! Sports:
Mike Moustakas agrees to four-year, $64M deal with Cincinnati Reds
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Nothing earth-shattering at non-tender deadline, but still a busy day in Rangers' bullpen  —  Another of the annual MLB roster deadlines — the non-tender deadline — passed Monday night with the Texas Rangers committing to offer 2020 contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players.
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Phillies Non-Tender Cesar Hernandez, Maikel Franco  —  The Phillies have non-tendered second baseman Cesar Hernandez and third baseman Maikel Franco, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia was among those to report.  —  Neither outcome is surprising, but the non-tenders will nonetheless bring …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers Non-Tender Travis Shaw, Jimmy Nelson, 3 Others  —  The Brewers have non-tendered a host of prominent players, per a club announcement.  Third baseman Travis Shaw, righties Junior Guerra and Jimmy Nelson, southpaw Alex Claudio, and infielder Tyler Saladino are all being dropped from the roster.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Diamondbacks Non-Tender Taijuan Walker, Steven Souza, Caleb Joseph  —  6:05pm: In a stunning twist, the Snakes are not dropping Jake Lamb but are parting ways with Taijuan Walker, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (via Twitter) and John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM (via Twitter).
David Purdum / ESPN:
Sources: Josh Shaw's parlay bet included Arizona Cardinals game  —  A three-team parlay that included an Arizona Cardinals game led the NFL in part to suspend Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw for violating the league's gambling policy, multiple sources told ESPN.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Josh Hader faces a unique offseason; Red Sox weigh Jackie Bradley Jr.'s value; Phillies' exits; more notes  —  In their never-ending quest for payroll efficiency, low-revenue teams often entertain ideas that, on the surface, appear to make little sense.  —  Trading Josh Hader would be precisely …
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