Sunday Dec 8
MLB weekly round-up: Cano place like home
Figure I'd better post this review ahead of schedule - with the winter meetings kicking off tomorrow, there will probably be plenty of new trades and rumors of trades to discuss! A tidal-wave of signings and deals on Monday and Tuesday, but the biggest splash was clearly made by the Mariners - I refer, of course, to their two-year signing of former ... (more)
Fri Dec 06, 2013
MLB roundup: Cano in talks with Mariners
The top player on the free agent market headed to the Pacific Northwest on Thursday -- at least for a visit.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Seattle Mariners - PlayerWatch
INF/OF Willie Bloomquist signed a two-year, $5.8 million deal with the Mariners on Dec. 5, returning to the club with which he played his first seven major league seasons.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
St. Petersburg Times
Rays re-sign reliever Oviedo
Though Juan Carlos Oviedo didn't pitch for the Rays last season as he rehabbed from Tommy John elbow surgery, the right-hander impressed them enough to be re-signed for $1.5 million guaranteed, with another $1.4 million available in incentives.
Phil Hughes passes physical, joins Twins
The Twins, who finalized a three-year, $24-million US contract with one-time New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes, are hoping that a move out of hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium to spacious Target Field will help the right-hander rediscover the promise he showed earlier in his career.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Chuck Stark | Willie signing good move for Mariners
The Mariners are a positive physical away from bringing Willie Bloomquist back to the Northwest: Didn't see this one coming, but it makes sense.
What next for the Diamondbacks?
Well, that was more interesting than the usual Tuesday between the end of the off-season and the winter meetings, wasn't it? Now, breathe... The dust settles on the Diamondbacks trade of Heath Bell , and it seems that most Diamondback fans are breathing a sigh of relief as our former closer heads for pastures Floridian once again.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Wil Nieves signs with Phillies
Another spot on the roster will definitely need to be re-filled for 2014, with the news that Wil Nieves will be playing for Philadelphia next year.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Anchorage Daily News
Teams face midnight deadline to offer deals
Teams had until midnight to offer 2014 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters.
Seattle Mariners to sign free agent Willie Bloomquist to a two year, $5-6 million deal
Willie Bloomquist is set to return to Seattle on a two year deal. It's an overpay, but is it really that bad? The Mariners have finally opened their off-season, and it's the old dull Swiss Army knife Willie Bloomquist , who Jon Heyman is reporting is about to join the Mariners.
Mariners offseason shopping list appears to have Willie Bloomquist on it
Multiple reports – CBSSports.com and the Arizona Republic – today have the Seattle Mariners agreeing to a two-year contract with Bloomquist, the 36-year-old utility player.
M's close to bringing back utilityman Bloomquist
The Seattle Mariners and free agent utility infielder Willie Bloomquist are close to agreeing to terms on a deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The D-backs offseason and the sound of silence
It has been quiet for the Diamondbacks this winter so far. But is it too quiet? For there seems a certain nervousness among fans at the apparent inactivity of Kevin Towers.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Towards 2014: Selecting a shortstop
Neither Didi Gregorius nor Chris Owings were expected to be major contributors to the Diamondbacks coming in to this season, with a middle infield apparently largely set as Aaron Hill and a Cliff Pennington / Willie Bloomquist platoon.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Making a Case for Willie Bloomquist As the Rays' Utilityman
The Rays have always been big on utility guys. It makes sense the way Joe Maddon makes lineup moves.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Diamondbacks' prospects gain experience in Fall League
About this time last year, former Diamondbacks' third base coach Matt Williams had his Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League championship game.