Published on 17 December 2012
58 – Number of days until pitchers and catchers report
104 – Number of days until Opening Day
30 – Number of days until Opening Day of the California Winter League
- The New York Mets have reportedly agreed to trade National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays in a seven-player deal. The deal will reportedly also send catcher Josh Thole and a prospect to Toronto for catchers Travis d'Arnaud and John Buck, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard and a third prospect. d'Arnaud & Syndergaard are two of the Blue Jays top prospects so this is a huge gamble by the Blue Jays.
- The Boston Red Sox and Stephen Drew agreed to a one-year contract.
- The San Diego Padres and Edwin Jackson are discussing a three-year deal. At 29-years old, Jackson still has alot left and he has pitched well enough to earn a multi-year contract with some team.
- The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with right-hander Mike Pelfrey on a one-year deal on Sunday. The Twins new and improved rotation includes Scott Diamond, Vance Worley, Kevin Correia, and now Pelfrey. Good luck
- Five-time All-Star Andruw Jones is taking his career to Japan. Jones, 35 years old, signed a one-year contract with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League.
- The Philadelphia Phillies have found their setup man as they have agreed to a two-year contract with right-hander Mike Adams.
- The Philadelphia Phillies and John Lannan signed a one-year deal over the weekend.
- The Kansas City Royals and Xavier Nady agreed on a one-year deal. Nady likely will start the season at Triple-A or make the team as a utility player.
- The New York Yankees designated LHP Josh Spence for assignment.
- John Heyman reported over the weekend that the Los Angeles Angels are willing to eat just about all of the $42 million left on Vernon Wells contract to trade him. And, since it seems the Yankees seem to have no money to spend this year, maybe Wells makes sense for them.
Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher remain free agents.
THIS DAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY: The New York Yankees fired long time television and radio voice Mel Allen. Allen was well known for his home run call – going, going, gone and he often said “how about that” to describe plays on the field.