Daily Fantasy Baseball Offseason Update: Wednesday, Nov. 13

by KFFL Staff on November 13, 2013 @ 08:55:54 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
The Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies are among teams that have checked on the asking price for New York Mets 1B Ike Davis.

1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) is progressing well in his rehab and is scheduled to take live batting practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Second Baseman

2B | Robinson Cano | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said the team plans on spending this winter to fill gaps on the roster. "Even with (Alex Rodriguez) as our third baseman, we will have a fair amount of money to spend to try to fill the holes, and that's what we're going to do," Steinbrenner said. Their goal is a $189 million payroll for next season. Steinbrenner also said the club plans to re-open negotiations with free-agent 2B Robinson Cano (Yankees) in the next week.

2B | Kelly Johnson | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Yankees have contacted free-agent 2B Kelly Johnson (Rays) to express their interest.


SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is expressing concern that SS Derek Jeter will be able to play at his pre-injury level next season. "Given his age and given what his injury was, I think we all have concerns, yes," Steinbrenner said. "But we're also confident that if anyone can come back, he can. No one is tougher and no one is going to work harder to get back. So there are concerns. But we're also confident that he's going to come back and be the player he was two years ago."

SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals' talks with the Baltimore Orioles for SS J.J. Hardy didn't go very far when the Orioles asked for SP Shelby Miller in return.

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies are telling teams that SS Troy Tulowitzki and OFs Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer aren't available in a trade. The St. Louis Cardinals are one team that has asked about OF Dexter Fowler, but sources say there isn't a match between the teams.

SS | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals are looking at free-agent SSs Stephen Drew (Red Sox) and are involved in trade talks for Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki, Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera, Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy and Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus. The Cardinals remain a long shot to land Tulowitzki.

Third Baseman

3B | Mark DeRosa | Retired Players | Transaction, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said 3B Mark DeRosa is retiring.


C | J.C. Boscan | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed free-agent C J.C. Boscan (Cubs) to a minor league deal Tuesday, Nov. 12.

C | Francisco Cervelli | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
The New York Yankees will tender a contract to C Francisco Cervelli (elbow), who is eligible for arbitration this offseason. General manager Brian Cashman said Cervelli is healthy.

C | Carlos Ruiz | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Colorado Rockies made a two-year offer to free-agent C Carlos Ruiz (Phillies), but it was not worth $20 million. The offer included an option year.

C | Wilin Rosario | Colorado Rockies | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies have made a contract offer to free-agent C Carlos Ruiz (Phillies) in the past 48 hours. The Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox are other teams interested in Ruiz. C Wilin Rosario would likely be moved to right field if the team lands Ruiz, but he would also catch some and play first base on occasion.


OF | Nelson Cruz | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Mets are seriously pursuing free-agent OF Nelson Cruz (Rangers). The Mets' first-round draft pick is protected, and they would not relinquish it to sign him.

OF | Denard Span | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
The Washington Nationals aren't considering trading OF Denard Span.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OFs Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier have attracted trade interest at the GM meetings. The team has received inquiries about all four.

OF | Mark Trumbo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are very reluctant to part with OF Mark Trumbo.

OF | Nate Schierholtz | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in Chicago Cubs OF Nate Schierholtz.

OF | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, the Toronto Blue Jays aren't going to trade OF Jose Bautista for Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown.

OF | Mike Morse | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies are interested in free-agent OF Mike Morse (Orioles).

OF | John Mayberry Jr. | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies plan to tender a contract to OF John Mayberry Jr. this offseason.

OF | Carlos Beltran | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners have checked up on free-agent OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals).

Starting Pitcher

SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer.

SP | Ervin Santana | free agent | Free Agents
Free-agent SP Ervin Santana's (Royals) asking price is five years and $112 million, according to people familiar with talks.

SP | Bronson Arroyo | free agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Twins have intensified talks with free-agent SP Bronson Arroyo (Reds).

SP | Matt Garza | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Texas Rangers aren't looking to sign free-agent SPs Matt Garza (Rangers) or Masahiro Tanaka (Japanese League) because they aren't willing to give out a big multi-year deal for starting pitching.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said SP Clay Buchholz will have a "normal offseason" and won't have any medical limitations.

SP | Drew Smyly | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said the team is planning to use SP Drew Smyly in their starting rotation next season.

SP | Scott Kazmir | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The New York Mets are not interested in signing free-agent SP Scott Kazmir (Indians).

SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Oakland Athletics could decide to trade SP Brett Anderson if they wind up re-signing SP Bartolo Colon. The team would like to bring Colon back on a one-year deal. Anderson dealt with injuries and finished 1-4 with a 6.04 ERA.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Brian Wilson | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers are interested in signing free-agent RP Brian Wilson (Dodgers).

RP | J.P. Howell | free agent | Free Agents,
Free-agent RP J.P. Howell (Dodgers) is seeking a three-year deal and said that 15 teams have already shown interest in him. His first choice would be to re-sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Howell had a 2.03 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 110 batters faced last year.

RP | Randy Messenger | Japanese League | Transaction,
Japanese League P Randy Messenger agreed to a three-year deal Tuesday, Nov. 12, to stay with the Hanshin Tigers.

RP | Jake McGee | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays RPs Jake McGee and Joel Peralta are the in-house favorites to take the closer job next season.

RP | David Robertson | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
The New York Yankees aren't sure if RP David Robertson will take over the closer role next season with RP Mariano Rivera retired. "I'm not sure if Robertson is capable yet. He's never done that before," general manager Brian Cashman said. "I think he's earned the right to take a shot at it, and he very well may be the guy. But we're not anointing him the guy. We'll wait to see how our winter plays out and how Spring Training works out. Then Joe (Girardi) and Larry (Rothschild) will determine at some point at the end of Spring Training who our closer is."

RP | Fernando Rodney | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians are kicking the tires on free-agent RPs Fernando Rodney (Rays) and Brian Wilson (Dodgers). RPs Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw are the internal favorites for the closing job next season.

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