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    Cubs, Royals Both Win In Davis/Soler Trade, Law Writes

    Last night’s deal between the Cubs and Royals was something like a win-win, ESPN’s Keith Law writes (Insider only). Acquiring Wade Davis helps the Cubs dodge the very costly free agent closer market while adding a reliever who’s been dominant the past three seasons. The Cubs had no playing time for Jorge Soler, and it’s possible the Royals would…

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    Orioles Notes: Dyson, Gardner, Trumbo

    Here’s the latest on the Orioles, who seem to have spent the day so far in pursuit of position players: The Orioles have recently spoken to the Royals about outfielder Jarrod Dyson, FanRag’s Jon Heyman tweets. (The Athletics emerged yesterday as another possible suitor for the Royals, and Heyman identified the Orioles and Rangers as…

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    Dayton Moore, Jed Hoyer Discuss Davis-Soler Swap

    General managers Dayton Moore of the Royals and Jed Hoyer of the Cubs discussed today’s trade that sends closer Wade Davis to Chicago in exchange for young outfielder Jorge Soler. (Find all the details and analysis of that swap right here.) For the Royals, it was obviously a difficult decision to part with a player who…

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    Royals, Cubs Swap Wade Davis For Jorge Soler

    The Royals have traded closer Wade Davis to the Cubs in exchange for young outfielder Jorge Soler, tweets Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com. Reports of these talks first surfaced last night, with Yahoo’s Jeff Passan, ESPN’s Jayson Stark, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale and FOX’s Ken Rosenthal all shedding light on the situation. [Related: Updated Kansas City…

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    Rockies Asked About Wade Davis

    Rockies GM Jeff Bridich confirmed reports that his team had spoken to the White Sox about first baseman Jose Abreu, speaking with MLB.com’s Thomas Harding and other reporters on Tuesday.  “We have been paying attention to any and all avenues of trying to upgrade ourselves at first base, and just like we’re in touch with…

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    Cubs Close To Trading Jorge Soler To Royals For Wade Davis

    8:41am: If completed, the trade will be Soler for Davis straight up, tweets Rosenthal. DEC. 7, 12:58am: The teams are reviewing physicals and an official announcement could come in the morning, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweets. DEC. 6, 9:32pm: The Cubs are close to acquiring Davis from the Royals for Soler, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets.…

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    Royals Making Progress Toward Trading Jarrod Dyson; Athletics Interested

    The Royals are advancing toward a potential trade of outfielder Jarrod Dyson, with the Athletics as a potential suitor, Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes (all Twitter links). (Jon Heyman of FanRag adds the Rangers and Orioles to the list of interested teams.) The idea, Sherman reports, is that with a number of key players…

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    Royals Likely To Trade Wade Davis, Perhaps Soon

    The Royals are likely to deal closer Wade Davis, and such a deal could happen quickly, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweets. 2016 was Davis’ third straight dominant year in the Royals’ bullpen — he posted a 1.87 ERA, 9.8 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 over 43 1/3 innings. He is eligible for free agency following next season.…

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    Aroldis Chapman Reportedly Has $92MM Offer

    One of the top three relievers, Mark Melancon, is off the board after agreeing to a record-setting $62MM deal with the Giants yesterday. But both Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen, the top two relievers of the winter, remain unsigned. Both are likely to make Melancon’s time as the relief contract record holder brief, and we’ll…

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