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Craig Breslow's decision on who to sign with is coming down between the Cubs and Red Sox.

With basically half of the Red Sox team moving over to Chicago, the Cubs make an appealing landing spot for Breslow, though he has spent the past couple of seasons with Boston. He has offers on the table from both teams and will make his decision soon. No matter where he signs, though, it is doubtful he'll have much of a fantasy impact as he had a 5.96 ERA in 54.1 innings in 2014.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

19 Dec, 07:34 PMSource

Casey McGehee has been traded to the Giants.

The particulars of the deal are still a mystery, but it has been confirmed that McGehee will be a Giant next season. Expect McGehee to compete for the third base job now that there is no clear starter there with the departure of Pablo Sandoval.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

19 Dec, 06:42 PMSource

Jace Peterson will have a chance to compete for the Braves second base job this Spring along with Alberto Callaspo and Phil Gosselin.

It's tough to expect much from Peterson considering he only hit .113 in 24 games played last season, but the job appears to be open for hire this spring, so anyone could potentially win it.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

19 Dec, 06:12 PMSource

Cubs signed David Ross to a two year, $5M deal.

Ross will at least serve as Lester's personal catcher, as that is what he did last year with Boston. Lester, with Ross behind the plate last season (18 games) had a 2.02 ERA.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

19 Dec, 05:12 PMSource

Athletics release INF Nick Punto.

Not much rhyme or reason to this move, considering that the A's had to eat nearly $3 million of his salary with this move, but it is always easy to question Billy Beane's moves yet they somehow always seem to make sense in the end. Punto will land somewhere with a bench rotational role and salary.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

19 Dec, 04:53 PMSource

The Blue Jays added pitching depth Friday by claiming left-hander Juan Oramas off waivers from the Padres and signing left-hander Andrew Albers to a Minor League contract.

Expect Oramas to come in and provide some starter/reliever flexibility. He most likely will be used at the Jays long man out of the pen, with the ability to make some spot starts in an emergency.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

19 Dec, 04:47 PMSource

The Tigers outrighted right-hander Melvin Mercedes to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

Apparently Mercedes plays the infield now and the Tigers don't care enough to keep him around. Hopefully he get the chance to improve his game in Triple-A.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

19 Dec, 04:46 PM

Angels have released utility INF Shawn O'Malley to clear 40-man roster spot for Johnny Giavotella.

Giavotella has struggled in his short major league career, however he is a career .315 hitter in Triple-A so the potential is there. He should get an opportunity to become the replacement at second base for Howie Kendrick, so long as he has put in some solid work this offseason towards improving.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

19 Dec, 04:30 PMSource

According to a Yahoo! Sports report, San Diego will send catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks.

The Padres had just picked up Hanigan as part of the Wil Myers deal and are doing a good job getting some return value for a guy they were never going to use anyway. Middlebrooks, if healthy, could prove to be a solid third baseman for San Diego.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 03:06 PMSource

Cubs designate RHP Donn Roach, INF/OF Logan Watkins for assignment.

The Cubs are just making room on the 40-man roster after acquiring Ryan Lavarnway and Shane Peterson. Neither guy was making any sort of fantasy baseball value.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 03:02 PMSource

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