Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Tribe prez disputes ‘intensifying’ Kluber talks | MLB
Beat writers are saying that talks are intensifying. Meanwhile, Chris Antonetti has no idea what you’re talking about.
Tampa Bay Rays still evaluating Edwin Encarnacion, Yandy Diaz for possible trade with Cleveland Indians | Cleveland.com
In non-pitching trade rumor news, it looks like the Rays may be interested in some of the other players on the Tribe, namely a home run hitter and an anti-home run hitter.
Around the league
- Recovery from hip surgery may limit Buster Posey’s playing time to start the season.
- Jed Hoyer would like to find another David Ross-type vet for the Cubs.
- Corey Seager is back to training after recovering from Tommy John surgery.
- Kaleb Cowart is going to try and pull a Shohei Ohtani for the Mariners.
- Tyson Ross and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a 1-year/$5.75 million deal.
- The Yankees don’t want Harper; they’d prefer Machado.
- Things might not go so well Sportsnet columnist Shi Davidi:
Customs agent: Where are you headed?— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) December 9, 2018
Me: Las Vegas.
Me: Baseball’s winter meetings.
Agent: OK. (Pause) Bring Joey Votto back to Canada.
Me: Will it impact my chances for entry if I tell you that’s probably not going to happen?