Jon Paul Morosi is a national MLB writer for FOXSports.com. He previously covered baseball for the Detroit Free Press and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He began his journalism career at the Bay City Times in his native Michigan.
Fans should expect to hear many tributes for Weiner, who died
Thursday after a 15-month fight with brain cancer
â€” tributes from players, agents, media members and
even his professional adversaries in the
Ian Kinsler is in Hawaii, vacationing with his family. His
agent, Jay Franklin, said that for he and Kinsler, news of the
trade sending the second baseman to the Detroit Tigers was like
"getting smoked on the left side of the head." But in a good
Matt Kemp does not want to be traded, but understands why the Los
Angeles Dodgers could move him, and that his preference
â€“ if it happens â€“ would be to
join a winning team.
Early in free agency, one agent says, â€œevery team
is interested in every player.â€ While that is an
over-statement, most clubs generally cast a wide net, and their
interest in some free agents is greater than their interest in
One school of thought on Curtis Granderson is that he will accept
the Yankees' qualifying offer, return on a one-year, $14.1 million
contract and re-enter the free-agent market next off-season. I
wouldn't bet on it.
The Nationals want to add an elite starting pitcher in a trade,
according to major league sources. Rays left-hander David Price is
an obvious possibility. But Tigers righty Max Scherzer would be an
even better fit.