Happy December everyone! Here's the latest from around baseball:
- Bob Dutton of The News Tribune reports that the Mariners are interested in acquiring another outfielder and have the payroll flexibility to add someone like Matt Kemp.
- Torii Hunter is unlikely to return to Minnesota.
- Athletics Nation wonders if the A's can go on without a "face of the franchise."
- August Fagerstrom of Fangraphs reviews Josh Donaldson's defense and wonders if he's really as good as people think he is.
- Jeff Zimmerman of The Hardball Times explores whether or not hitters get worse over the course of a season.
- Over The Monster tries to figure out the best fit for a Yoenis Cespedes trade.
- Mike Petriello of Fangraphs wonders if the Braves should trade star closer Craig Kimbrel.
- Bluebird Banter takes a look at Justin Smoak and where he might fit on the team next season.
- The Rays have traded utilityman Sean Rodriguez to the Pirates.