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2019 MLB Winter Meetings: Day Three Thread – Stop Spreading the News (Didi Gregorius to Philly

This is the third day of our coverage on the MLB Winter Meetings. Click here to see coverage from Day One, and here for coverage from Day Two.

The Winter Meetings will continue until the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning (12/12). An event tracker for what will be occurring over the week can be found on the official Baseball Winter Meetings website.

Today’s update thread will be slowly updated throughout the day, picking up at about 4:00 PM EST.

That being said, let’s get into it!


MLB Signings:

5:45 p.m. – Didi Gregorius joins the Phillies [Joel Sherman]. The deal is one year at $14m.

6:10 p.m. – Kevin Gausman signs with S.F. Giants [Jeff Passan]


MiLB Signings:

12:31 AM – Late last night (or very early this morning) RHP Javy Guerra signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals. Will make $1 Million if he makes the majors with $500K in incentives. [Evan Drellich]



5:40 p.m. – The Angels have traded Zack Cozart and Will Wilson to the Giants for cash considerations (to open some payroll room?) [Maria Torres]


Rumors/Speculation: (and other MLB News)

8:19 PM (yesterday) – LA Dodgers GM Andrew Freidman said that his team has narrowed down on potentially 12 acquisitions for this offseason. [Pedro Moura]

10:15 PM (yesterday) – The 2020 MLB Draft will be moving from the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, NJ to Ohmaha, NB to better accommodate for college players playing in the NCAA College World Series. [Kendall Rogers]

8:57 AM – The Washington Nationals have checked in with the Chicago Cubs about a potential trade for 3B Kris Bryant if they are unable to resign Anthony Rendon. [Jon Morosi]

9:05 AM – The Minnesota Twins are pursing three top free agent starting pitchers: Ryu, Keuchel, and Bumgarner. [Jon Heyman]

10:33 AM – OF Starling Marte is available. New York Mets a potential spot for him. [Jon Heyman]

10:38 AM – Anthony Rendon rejected National original offer of 7/210 because he was not a fan of getting a deferral on his contract. At this point, Nationals a slim chance to land the 3B. [Ken Rosenthal]

5:30 p.m. – It seems that a mystery team has entered the Gerrit Cole sweepstakes.

5:31 p.m. – Madison Bumgarner might be heading to the Braves. (Jon Heyman)

5:32 p.m. – Yankees too, for Bumgarner (as Cole fallback) (Jon Heyman)


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