Dec 9, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman has two years remaining on his contract. Now that the dust has settled from a wild Winter Meetings in Dallas, the baseball world is starting to come to grips with the idea of Albert Pujols playing in Anaheim. It's not at all where anyone expected the game's best player to…
Dec 8, 2011, 8:30 PM EST
US Presswire photo Mike Rizzo and Davey Johnson were busy but didn't add any players this week. DALLAS — It would be easy to look at the contingent of Nationals officials who departed the Anatole Hotel this afternoon without having acquired any big-league players and declare these Winter Meetings a failure for D.C.'s ballclub. To…
Dec 8, 2011, 6:08 PM EST
US Presswire photo Yu Darvish will pitch in the United States in 2012. DALLAS — Until Angels owner Arte Moreno decided to steal the show at the Winter Meetings this morning — did you know the $325 million Moreno just gave to Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson is $145 million more than he paid to…
Dec 8, 2011, 3:18 PM EST
Updated at 11:06 a.m. DALLAS — The Nationals lost two prospects this morning in the Rule 5 draft, watching as the Yankees took right-hander Brad Meyers and the Cardinals took outfielder Erik Komatsu away from them. The Nats did not select any players themselves in the draft. Meyers, 26, had been a reliable starter in…
Dec 8, 2011, 2:51 AM EST
DALLAS — Mike Rizzo sat in his suite at the Anatole Hotel at 3 p.m. today and spoke confidently about the Nationals' chances of signing free agent left-hander Mark Buehrle. "I feel good about it," the Nationals GM said. "I feel good about how we presented it, and I feel good about the fit and…
Dec 7, 2011, 10:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Mark Buehrle has chosen the Marlins over the Nationals. Updated at 5:23 p.m. DALLAS — The Nationals made Mark Buehrle their No. 1 — and only — free-agent pitching target. They made their case to the veteran left-hander in person at his St. Louis home last month and then again this week…
Dec 7, 2011, 8:07 PM EST
US Presswire photo A's left-hander Gio Gonzalez has burst onto the scene the last two years. DALLAS — Despite some mild interest from the Nationals in acquiring Gio Gonzalez, the Oakland Athletics don't intend to trade the young left-hander at the Winter Meetings. Gonzalez's name has surfaced in the last 24 hours as a hot…
Dec 7, 2011, 4:47 PM EST
US Presswire photo Mark Buehrle is considering the Nationals, along with four other teams. Updated at 12:58 p.m. DALLAS — Though the Mark Buehrle sweepstakes is moving toward a resolution — he has narrowed his search down to three clubs, according to a source familiar with the talks — the veteran left-hander may not be…
Dec 7, 2011, 1:42 PM EST
US Presswire photo Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has been the center of attention at the Winter Meetings. DALLAS — Ponder this for a moment: Two days into the Winter Meetings, the New York Yankees have been virtually invisible around the Anatole Hotel, barely registering on the awareness meter. Meanwhile, the Miami Marlins are the absolute…
Dec 7, 2011, 1:14 AM EST
DALLAS — When approaching other clubs about the possibility of acquiring a center fielder or starting pitcher, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo usually learns the asking price includes young, big-league talent. To this point, Rizzo has been unwilling to meet those demands. And he appears to be staying true to that belief at this week's…
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