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Cincinnati Reds rumors - Teams like Nick Senzel, as they should

The last few trade seasons have seen a flurry of action across Major League Baseball and, in the process, many of the best young talents in the game have changed franchises. Yoan Moncada moved from Boston to Chicago in the Chris Sale deal, Dansby Swanson was shipped to Atlanta from Arizona in the notorious Shelby Miller trade, and high-level hitters like Gleyber Torres, Eloy Jimenez, and Addison Russell have also swapped teams as top prospects in recent memory. Blue Dak Prescott Youth Jersey - NFL Nike Dallas Cowboys #4 Limited 2017 Pro Bowl Jerseys Hots Right now, Nick Senzel is in Jonathan Quick Jersey Womens that category of prospects, as the former #2 overall draftee sits firmly atop the Cincinnati Reds’ organization rankings and in the Top 10 of all prospects in the game by many prospect wonks. So, it should come as no surprise that he’s as attractive to teams not named the Reds as he is to Cincinnati, and today we learned from The Enquirer’s Zach Buchanan that at least one team has asked about his availability. First things first - just because someone asked about him, that doesn’t mean the Reds are shopping him. The Cincinnati front office has been quite vocal about their willingnes to listen to offers from other teams, but they’re finally not in a roster position to have to shop anyone if they don’t want to. With the shedding of the entire former era of Reds players (non Joey Votto edition), there’s not a contractual necessity prompting the Reds to deal any of their current crop of players or prospects. However, that’s not to say that they wouldn’t if the right offer came along, much like how they cashed in on Dan Straily a year ago when the Miami Marlins lobbed an offer at them that included Luis Castillo. Before you freak at the notion that the Reds might actually listen to the idea of trading their top prospect, walk yourself back down the ladder of rationale for a moment. In theory, there’s only one player in all of baseball who is actually ‘untouchable,’ since you’d never consciously trade that best player around for someone worse off (with contracts factoring in here, too). No, it’s not likely the Reds would actually trade Senzel, since it’s rare that the best players and assets in the game actually become available on the trade block in the first place. That said, Giancarlo Stanton just Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Womens Jersey won an MVP and got moved, and while his contract dictated that he wouldn’t bring back the best prospects in the game, some of Antonio Brown Authentic Jersey the other names who have been floated out as available just might.

Arrieta not on Nationals’ radar despite Boras’ push

Start with a big-name free agent. Make sure he’s represented by Scott Boras. Then connect them to the Nationals, specifically managing principal owner Ted Lerner. Reebok NHL Men's Mats Zuccarello Navy Blue Authentic Jersey - #36 New York Rangers USA Flag Fashion Hots Sale Congratulations, you’ve just created the perfect Winter Meetings rumor. Men's Henrik Sedin Authentic Blue Adidas Jersey: NHL Vancouver Canucks #33 USA Flag Fashion Discount It’s happened before, it’ll happen again and it did happen today when ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweeted that Boras “is trying to engage the Nationals on Jake Arrieta.” Henrik Lundqvist Womens Jersey Crasnick went on to point out the obvious - the Nats already have committed $385 million to co-aces Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg - but mentioned “that hasn’t stopped Boras from making his pitch to Ted Lerner.” If you’ve followed closely over the years, this shouldn’t have come as a huge James Van Riemsdyk Jersey surprise. The only thing that changes is the name of the free agent. On a few occasions, most notably in the case of Scherzer, the rumor actually has come to fruition. In far more cases, nothing has ever come of it, with the Nats rebuffing Boras’ overtures and sticking with their originally intended plan. So which is it this time? Are the Nationals actually interested in Arrieta, or is Boras simply trying to make them interested in the right-hander? “The latter,” said a club source, not needing to go into any more detail than that. Look, there’s plenty of reason for Boras to push the idea. Arrieta is one of two top-tier starting pitchers on the open market right now, along with Yu Darvish. The 2015 National League Cy Michael Thomas Jersey Womens Young Award winner became a Jonathan Toews Authentic Jersey star in Chicago over the last four seasons, going 64-29 with a 2.67 ERA while averaging 30 starts and 188 innings. But Arrieta also is coming off a down season, by his recent standards, one in which his fastball velocity dropped 2 mph and the Cubs held him back to be their Game 4 starter in the National League Division Series against the Nationals. He’ll be 32 in March, and teams understandably are reluctant to give him the kind of mega-contract afforded Authentic Demarcus Lawrence Jersey to star pitchers like Scherzer (seven years, $210 million) and Strasburg (seven years, $175 million).

Angels' Shohei Ohtani had procedure on elbow in October, report says

New Angels acquisition Shohei Ohtani had a procedure on his elbow in October, according to Tom Verducci. Green Demarcus Lawrence Men's Jersey - NFL Nike Dallas Cowboys #90 Limited Salute to Service Tank Top Jerseys Cheap Sale The 23-year-old pitcher and designated hitter had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his pitching elbow, but his agent insisted it was not anything to worry about. Russell Wilson Men's Limited Grey Jersey: Nike NFL Seattle Seahawks Vapor Untouchable Alternate #3 Hots "(Nez) Balelo (Ohtani's agent) explained to clubs that Ohtani underwent the PRP procedure as “a preventative measure,” telling them it is commonly used that way in Japan. To mitigate potential concerns, Balelo arranged for Ohtani to undergo a physical in California during the recruiting process and made the Tomas Plekanec Youth Jersey results available to interested clubs." PRP injections have become common in MLB, with pitchers such as Zack Greinke, Chris Sale and Masahiro Tanaka all undergoing the procedure without missing Authentic James Conner Jersey significant time. The procedure is often used to reduce inflammation and irritation. It can also be used, as in Tanaka's case, instead of surgery for partial tears to the flexor tendon or ulnar collateral ligament. Several other pitchers have undergone PRP Authentic David Backes Jersey injections as well and have Jack Lambert Authentic Jersey required Tommy John surgery, such as Clay Buchholz and Drew Smyly.

Marcell Ozuna is fantastic, and the Giants are interested

This is going to go on all damned offseason, isn’t it? There will be young, cheap, and productive players on the trading block, and my job is going to be simple and repetitive. No, the Giants aren’t likely to make this trade because they lack the specific resources needed. Thanks, and we’ll check back next week. #6 Black Shea Weber Montreal Canadiens Jersey: NHL Montreal Canadiens Authentic Men's Adidas 1917-2017 100th Anniversary Wholesale Today’s rumor has to do with Marcell Ozuna, who is young, cheap, and productive. When you see those words together, sigh the deepest of sighs. They mean that the Giants aren’t likely to get this particular player. Mark Herzlich Men's Elite White Jersey: Nike NFL New York Giants Rush Vapor Untouchable #44 Cheap This time, though, it’s for a different reason! Ozuna hit 37 home runs last year and won a Gold Glove, so it’s not like he’ll be cheap. The Marlins are already intimately familiar with the Giants’ farm system, and they might have grown attached to some specific prospects. Considering Ozuna has just two years left Corey Crawford Youth Jersey before reaching free agency, the Marlins are likely to get top prospects back, but they won’t get a Chris Sale-like haul with a top-10 prospect. The Giants can play in this kind of market. It will likely cost them Heliot Ramos and more, but they aren’t shut out completely. The trick here is that the Marlins probably aren’t looking only for prospects. They’re looking for something marlinsier. That would be Junichi Tazawa, who was absolutely awful last year and is owed $7 million in 2018. If I had to guess, though, I would think the Marlins are more interested in moving Ozuna with Wei-Yin Chen, who has $52 million left on his deal. A team wouldn’t need to empty the farm for Ozuna and Chen, and the Marlins would get exactly what they wanted. There are at least eight teams interested in Ozuna. One of them will be able to give the Marlins some combination of prospects and salary relief that the Giants won’t. So it goes. Would Ozuna fit on the Dak Prescott Womens Jersey Giants? Oh, my. He’s right-handed power, and he’s a fine defender. He’s young, athletic, and exciting, and he wouldn’t be so expensive that the offseason would end with him. Think of his skill set like a young Hunter Pence, but with more power. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Giants go after him in free agency after the 2019 season, depending on what their needs are. But he’s a popular trade target. Popular enough that the Marlins can hold out for top prospects or salary relief, neither of which are assets the Giants have in great abundance. I’m just gonna copy and paste those two sentences and swap the names out for the rest of the offseason. If the Giants improve their team greatly this offseason, they’ll either have to Authentic LeSean McCoy Jersey blow past the de facto salary cap or get really, really creative. I’m hoping to write more about the creativity later today, but for now, let’s just assume that Ozuna isn’t likely to happen. You can tell because he’s a target who would make far too much sense Aaron Rodgers Authentic Jersey for the 2018 Giants. Players who make that much sense are too hard for a team to acquire if they don’t have a lot of Henrik Lundqvist Womens Jersey payroll room or a great farm system.

Duquette: Orioles will continue to explore Machado

The Orioles took meetings with multiple clubs Tuesday regarding the possibility of trading third baseman Manny Machado. Women's Game Antonio Garcia Navy Blue Jersey: Home #63 NFL New England Patriots Nike High Quality The club arrived at this year’s winter meetings hoping to find clarity on Machado’s long-term future with the team, and that’s already led them down Authentic Reuben Foster Jersey the path of beginning to listen more intently to trade possibilities instead of seeking a long-term extension for Machado as he approaches free agency at the end of the season. #19 Black Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks Jersey: NHL Chicago Blackhawks Authentic Men's Practice Reebok Cheap Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Tuesday night that Emmitt Smith Authentic Jersey Machado still has plenty of value to the team’s 2018 Corey Crawford Youth Jersey roster, but also indicated the team is looking into its options. “There’s a lot of interest in Manny and a couple of clubs requested a meeting so we met with a couple of clubs on that issue specifically and we’re going to continue to explore the market and see where it takes us,” Duquette said. “I like Manny on our club. He’s a good player. He does a lot of things to help the club win. I think when you make a deal, you have to look at how that’s going to strengthen your club and the important thing when you make a deal is knowing what you’re going to give up and what you’re going to give back.” The Orioles will be seeking at least two cost-controllable major league starters, which could be a reach considering that Machado is a one-year rental. There is a provision that would allow a window for a potential trade partner to negotiate a long-term Sidney Crosby Jersey Womens contract with a player before the deal goes through, but Duquette said that Authentic Max Pacioretty Jersey possibility with Machado hasn’t been discussed with any team.

Exploring a potential trade for Chris Archer

The Cardinals are searching for an impact bat. Chris Archer is a pitcher and not an impact bat. On the surface, pursuing Archer doesn’t appear to fulfill the Cardinals stated needs. If we remove bat from the equation above and limit the Cardinals search to impact, then Chris Archer most definitely applies. He might be the best player currently available, and despite the Cardinals rotation looking fairly set, he would make a big difference on the outlook for the Cardinals this season. Elite Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers Men's Jersey - #12 Realtree Nike NFL Camo Sale As for whether he would be an upgrade, Chris Archer has Jack Lambert Authentic Jersey exceeded 200 innings in each of the last three years. His 4.6 WAR last season was 10th among pitchers, and his 13 wins over the Amari Cooper Jersey Womens last three seasons is bettered by only seven pitchers: Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale, Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber, Jake Arrieta, Jose Quintana, and Zach Greinke. Only Archer, Sale and Quintana will play next season under the age of 30. Cheap #90 Black Earl Mitchell Miami Dolphins Jersey: Nike NFL Limited Men's 2016 Salute to Service 89890 His ERA was 4.07, which in this hyped up offensive era playing in the AL East is still above-average, but his FIP was 3.40 and a better indication of his outlook going forward. Projections agree as Steamer gives Archer a 3.43 ERA and 4.3 WAR for next season. If you look at his Baseball-Reference WAR of 1.2 last season, it might give you pause. Baseball-Reference Brandin Cooks Jersey Womens uses runs allowed and then makes an adjustment based on team defense. The Rays defense was overall very good causing a negative adjustment of nearly a win. Archer did not actually see the benefits of this good defense as seen by his .325 BABIP, about 30 points over his career average, a LOB% lower than his career average, and an xwOBA of .292, which is 20 points lower than his actual wOBA of .311. Archer strikes out 29% of batters and walks just 7% pitching against the designated Authentic Russell Wilson Jersey hitter. He is an ace, and a rotation fronted by Archer and Carlos Martinez would be tough for any team to match.

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Whither Bryce Harper? And more burning questions from readers.

The annual chaos of the Winter Meetings begins Sunday in Orlando, just as the baseball world is showing signs of life. The Nationals have showed very few such signs since deciding on their coaching staff, seemingly moving through the calm before their winter storm. But with the lack of activity has come a lack of clarity about the Nationals’ plans and intentions. So we’ll try to provide some here. Men's Limited Emmitt Smith White Jersey: Rush #22 NFL Dallas Cowboys Nike Wholesale Below, find the answers to some reader questions about Bryce Harper’s contract situation, Dave Martinez’s job description and a variety of other topics. These answers could change, perhaps as soon as next week. But here are answers nonetheless, compiled Joe Montana Jersey based on what we know now and what we know about the past. Are the chances of Bryce coming back determined by Mats Zuccarello Jersey Womens finalizing a deal during the season, or is he basically going to be gone if he makes it to the next offseason Aaron Rodgers Authentic Jersey without a deal? — Captain_Cabby Chelsea: We might as well start with Bryce, since so much of this Nationals season will depend on him, and so much of this Nationals season will be spent wondering about which team will depend on him next. Harper has loomed over the Nationals’ dealings for years now. Are they saving up to give him the biggest deal in MLB history? Is the fact that they haven’t crafted an extension yet a sign that the relationship is deteriorating? Would losing Harper to free agency represent a devastating blow to the franchise? None of those questions can be answered with anything resembling a firm “yes,” and I think yours falls into that category, too. Harper’s intentions are entirely unclear, I think in part by design, in part inevitably. He is a mid-20s superstar facing the biggest decision of his life. Harrison Smith Jersey All signs point to him wanting a big market, and we’ve known that. All signs point to him commanding the biggest free agent deal in American pro sports history, and we’ve known that, too. But what we don’t know is which of those things matters more to him.

West Palm Beach man accused of pistol whipping woman

A 37-year-old man was arrested for reportedly punching and pistol whipping a woman during an argument that began over KFC, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said. Women's Nike Carolina Panthers #74 Daeshon Hall Limited Green Salute to Service NFL Jersey For Sale Deputies responded to a home in unincorporated West Palm Beach on Dec. 2, where a woman said that Calvin Shuler hit her with her gun and took off, according to the sheriff's office. The victim was limping and had several bruises and scratches. She told deputies that she locked herself in her room out of fear after they got into a heated argument over driving him to KFC, the sheriff's office said. While she was laying in bed, Schuler kicked down the door, jumped on top of her and began punching her. As she was getting punched, the victim reached for her purse and tried to grab the loaded revolver to defend herself, according to the Max Pacioretty Jersey Womens sheriff's office. A struggle James Van Riemsdyk Authentic Jersey ensued over the purse until Schuler was able Brandin Cooks Jersey Womens to get the purse away from her. Schuler then grabbed the gun and hit her over the head with it. The fight continued into the living room as he kept punching her and hitting her with the gun, the sheriff's office said. Schuler then left and walked to the house next door, at which point the victim called 911. The victim told deputies her neighbors let Schuler get into their vehicle, but forced him to get out and leave after she told them what happened. Schuler fled the area, but was Authentic Reuben Foster Jersey quickly found and arrested by deputies, according to the sheriff's office. He is facing charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and grand theft of a firearm. A circuit judge ordered that Schuler be held on a $57,000 bond and have no contact with the victim.

Nationals dangle Gio Gonzalez in trade talks?

Greetings from the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World, where baseball’s Winter Meetings are underway. Youth Nike Carolina Panthers #41 Captain Munnerlyn Elite White NFL Jersey Wholesale With Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton’s situations resolved before a host of general Le'Veon Bell Youth Jersey managers and front office types convened on Andrew Luck Jersey this resort to talk trade and lure free agents, there’s a general feeling that the proverbial floodgates could open over the next few days. Reebok NHL Youth Martin St. Louis Camo Authentic Jersey - #26 New York Rangers Veterans Day Practice Hots Sale Whether the Nationals will be a part of whatever occurs by the time baseball executives scatter like the wind late Thursday morning remains to be seen. But you can count on Nats GM Mike Rizzo’s suite being a popular destination for his peers who know the Nationals’ needs and have ideas on how Deshaun Watson Jersey Womens to fill them. A scout I trust floated an interesting proposition to me a couple of weeks back and it may be just the kind of outside-the-box move that has Rizzo written all over it. Would the Nationals, consider filling one of their needs - starting pitching, right-handed Authentic David Krejci Jersey relief, a lefty-swinging first baseman, Authentic Patrick Sharp Jersey a right-handed hitting outfielder and other bench help - by dealing from a position of strength? Specifically, could the Nats trade lefty Gio Gonzalez?