Trading fever has set in at MLB's Winter Meetings and a lot of big-name players will need moving vans. First, though, the Tribe news:
Don't look for Francisco Lindor to be on Cleveland Indians opening day roster in 2015 (video) | cleveland.com - Manager Terry Francona tells reporters that Jason Giambi will not be filling the vacancy on the Indians coaching staff.
Indians will pay more attention to defense during Spring Training | FOX Sports - Duh.
News from the Winter Meetings
Yoenis Cespedes traded to Detroit for Rick Porcello | HardballTalk - The Sox get a pitcher, the Tigers get a slugger.
Padres land Kemp from Dodgers | MLB.com - Matt Kemp to Padres in five-player deal.
Phillies close to sending Rollins to Dodgers | MLB.com - Dodgers going crazy making deals - Kemp, Gordon, Haren out, Brandon McCarthy, Howie Kendrick, Yasmani Grandal and Jimmy Rollins in. Name tags to be needed at Spring Training.
Red Sox close to acquiring former All-Star lefty Miley | MLB.com - Wade Miley was an All-Star?
Nyjer Morgan is going to Korea | HardballTalk - Call him K-Plush.
The Angels acquire Josh Rutledge from the Rockies for Jairo Diaz | HardballTalk - The Angels have found at least one possible answer for second base. And the Rockies have gotten a nice reliever.
Report: Major League Baseball revenues to top $9 billion this year | HardballTalk - That's up a billion from last year. Gross revenues for Major League Baseball have grown 321 percent since 1995.
UPDATE: Jon Lester’s $30 million signing bonus is included in the $155 million | HardballTalk - I think it's safe to say the Cubs wanted him, don't you know.
And in what seems sort of like an afterthought...
Notable Players Available In The Rule 5 Draft - BaseballAmerica.com - J.J. Cooper looks at some of the more notable players to keep in mind for the Rule 5 draft on Dec. 11.
MLB.com will have live coverage of the Rule 5 draft.