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Elephant Rumblings: Piscotty Deal Nears Finish Line, Rule Five Draft Claims Graves


A’s Coverage:

  • Oakland A’s acquisition of Stephen Piscotty from St. Louis Cardinals not yet done…
  • Rule 5 Draft: A’s lose Brett Graves…
  • A’s back in the mix for another Japan trip…
  • Former A’s manager Billy Martin subject of documentary…

Winter Meetings Tracker:

  • MLB rumors: Orioles ‘moving aggressively’ to trade Machado, White Sox the favorites…
  • MLB Winter Meetings: Marlins reportedly trade Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals…
  • Cubs, Steve Cishek agree to 2-year deal…
  • Brandon Kintzler agrees to deal with Nationals…
  • Ian Kinsler joins Angels as Tigers receive two minor leaguers…
  • RHP reliever Joe Smith joining Astros on two-year deal…
  • Report: Mariners, RHP Juan Nicasio agree to two-year contract…
  • Marlins release Edinson Volquez but could re-sign him…

Today in Baseball History:

  • 1900 – Suffering from a drop in attendance in 1900, National League owners vote to cut costs with a 16-player limit after May 1st. The Players Association claims the move is aimed at pressuring players into signing by shrinking the number of jobs.
  • 1901 – Suffering from too much infighting and no leadership, four National League clubs elect A.G. Spalding as president. Two days later, a court voids the election and enjoins him from serving, and he will eventually quit.
  • 2007 – The Oakland Athletics trade 2007 All-Star Game starting pitcher Dan Haren and Connor Robertson to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Brett Anderson, Dana Eveland, Greg Smith, Chris Carter, Aaron Cunningham and Carlos Gonzalez. Oakland is hoping to repeat the success of the proven player for prospects type of arrangement that netted them Haren and others in the past.

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