Opening Day "probably not realistic" for Crawford, Bobby V says, after LF told to curtail swinging and throwing 5 to 7 days...inflammation
Via Gordon Edes' Twitter
Sources: Additional wild cards a "go" for this season. Playoffs to expand from eight to 10 teams. Announcement tomorrow. #MLB
Per Ken Rosenthal. Excited, demoralized, or no strong feelings?
Oswalt could make decision by tomorrow on his next team according to a source
I think we’re pretty well set. We’ve got 57, 58 guys. It’s a good mix."
-Reds general manager Walt Jocketty, asked by Reds' beat writer John Fay if the Reds' current roster will stand, or if Oswalt might be on their radar.
The asking prices have come down significantly for veteran FA starters: Oswalt (said to be at $8m), Kuroda (10-11m), Edwin Jackson."
And this is exactly why waiting out the market is okay.
looks like it'll be down to nats & redsox for gio. nats offered 4 prized prospects for greinke last yr. call them favorite"
Update, via Jim Bowden: "A's might be making deals with both Red Sox and Nationals...Bailey to Red Sox and Gonzalez to Nationals....now we wait for Billy"
Update: "I have confirmation from the #Nationals side that the deal is done. Gio to Washington. #Athletics" - Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
Via Jon Heyman: #redsox looking at madson. Sounds like boston will give bard chance to start. #angels looking for closer, too. Maybe orioles."
Andrew Bailey isn't the only closer they are considering, but all indications are they want Bard to start, given their searches.
Sources say gene Lamont no longer a candidate to be red sox manager.