Daily Fantasy Baseball Offseason Update: Tuesday, Nov. 12

by KFFL Staff on November 12, 2013 @ 09:30:41 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
Five or six teams are asking about the availability of New York Mets 1B Ike Davis and OF Lucas Duda, according to a team insider. New York prefers to trade Davis because his salary will be much higher than Duda's. Duda will be eligible for arbitration for the first time as a Super 2 player and could make less than $1 million next season. The Mets could decide to wait well into the offseason to trade either player.

Second Baseman

2B | Robinson Cano | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
Free-agent 2B Robinson Cano and SP Hiroki Kuroda are both expected to decline the New York Yankees' $14.1 million qualifying offers. Re-signing Cano is the team's top offseason priority, but he Yanks are unwilling to meet his initial demands of 10 years and over $300 million.

2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Fantasy
The New York Mets are reportedly listening to trade offers for 2B Daniel Murphy and 1B Ike Davis, but they are not aggressively shopping them at this moment.


C | Jason Castro | Houston Astros | Fantasy
The Houston Astros have received significant interest in C Jason Castro.

C | Brian McCann | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
As expected, free-agent C Brian McCann rejected the Atlanta Braves' $14.1 million qualifying offer Monday, Nov. 11. McCann is already drawing interest from 10 teams on the open market. He could also re-sign with the Braves, although that seems unlikely. Cs Evan Gattis and Christian Bethancourt are options to take over at catcher for McCann next year.

C | A.J. Pierzynski | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins are showing interest in free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (Rangers). Pierzynski would be a good one-year stop gap option until C Josmil Pinto is ready for an everyday role.

C | Jarrod Saltalamacchia | free agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Twins have contacted free-agent C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Red Sox) this offseason to express their interest in him.

C | Carlos Ruiz | free agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Phillies are still interested in re-signing free-agent C Carlos Ruiz but would like a decision from him in the near future.

C | Max Ramirez | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds signed free-agent C Max Ramirez (Royals) to a minor league deal over the weekend.


OF | Marlon Byrd | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with free-agent OF Marlon Byrd (Pirates) on a two-year, $16 million deal.

OF | Antoan Richardson | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees signed free-agent OF Antoan Richardson (Twins) to a minor league deal Monday, Nov. 11.

OF | Nelson Cruz | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent OF Nelson Cruz (Rangers) was seeking a five-year, $75 million deal from the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies balked, and his price has gone down since, according to sources.

OF | Curtis Granderson | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent OF Curtis Granderson (Yankees) said on MLB Network that his first priority is to sign with a team that can win.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers want to move OF Ryan Braun to right field to protect themselves if OF Khris Davis fails in left field. It's generally easier to find left fielders than right fielders.

OF | Wil Myers | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Wil Myers has been named the American League Rookie of the Year for the 2013 season.

OF | Manny Ramirez | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent OF Manny Ramirez (Rangers) wants to continue his career either in the major leagues or in Japan, according to his agent, Barry Praver.

OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent OF Jacoby Ellsbury, C Mike Napoli and SS Stephen Drew have all rejected the Boston Red Sox's qualifying offers, as expected.

OF | Jordan Parraz | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent OF Jordan Parraz (Braves) to a minor league deal over the weekend.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Luis Mendoza | Japanese League | Transaction, Fantasy,
Free-agent SP Luis Mendoza (Royals) officially signed with the Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japanese League Monday, Nov. 11.

SP | Ubaldo Jimenez | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians will meet with free-agent SP Ubaldo Jimenez's agent at the GM meetings. However, SP Scott Kazmir is expected to depart. The team had interest in re-signing him to a one-year deal, but he's expected to receive multiyear offers.

SP | Bartolo Colon | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics hope to re-sign SP Bartolo Colon on a one-year deal.

SP | Jose Fernandez | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez has been named the National League Rookie of the Year for the 2013 season.

SP | Carlos Zambrano | free agent | Free Agents,
Free-agent SP Carlos Zambrano (Phillies) will pitch in the Venezuelan Winter League this offseason in hopes of continuing his major league career.

SP | Dan Haren | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The San Francisco Giants are interested in free-agent SPs Dan Haren (Nationals), Bronson Arroyo (Reds) and Tim Hudson (Braves) but are also open to the idea of trading for a starting pitcher this offseason. The Boston Red Sox are reportedly willing to listen on SPs Jake Peavy and John Lackey, but the Giants have no interest in Peavy. The Chicago Cubs are said to be searching for a young catcher and are willing to listen on SP Jeff Samardzija.

SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers are telling teams that they are open to trading SPs Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello this winter.

SP | Wade LeBlanc | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed free-agent SP Wade LeBlanc (Astros) to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training Monday, Nov. 11.

SP | Ervin Santana | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
Free-agent SP Ervin Santana (Royals) has declined the qualifying offer he received from the Kansas City Royals.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Michael Crotta | Japanese League | Transaction,
Free-agent RP Michael Crotta (Nationals) signed to play with the Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japanese League Monday, Nov. 11.

RP | Robbie Ross | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers P Robbie Ross will make two more starts in the Dominican Winter League. He is a full-fledged candidate for the starting rotation for the Rangers in spring training.

RP | Joe Nathan | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers have mutual interest in free-agent RP Joe Nathan (Rangers). Nathan has the Tigers high on his wish list.

RP | Tim Alderson | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction,
The Baltimore Orioles re-signed RP Tim Alderson to a minor league deal over the weekend.

RP | Clayton Mortensen | Kansas City Royals | Transaction,
The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent RP Clayton Mortensen (Red Sox) to a minor league deal Sunday, Nov. 10.

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