NFL Draft Rumors: Tampa Bay Buccaneers looking to trade up

As we approach Thursday night’s NFL Draft, rumors will start to fly around like crazy about teams trading up, trading down and swapping picks. On Tuesday we got our first real concrete rumors that something was up. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly looking to move up towards the top of the draft.

NFL Draft Rumors: Johnny Manziel not a fit for Houston Texans?

Johnny Manziel basically warned the Houston Texans not to pass on him, claiming that would be the “worst decision they’ve ever made.” But more and more evidence suggests the Texas A&M star simply isn’t a fit for the Texans and he’ll likely wind up elsewhere on draft day.

Masahiro Tanaka: Seattle Mariners look like favorites for Japanese hurler

With the sweepstakes to sign Japanese righty Masahiro Tanaka underway, it appears a surprise front-runner has emerged out of nowhere. Multiple reports suggest the Seattle Mariners appear to be the favorites for the 25-year-old pitcher and could run away with the competition.

Report: Masahiro Tanaka won’t be allowed to go to big leagues

According to a report in the New York Times, Japanese superstar pitcher Masahiro Tanaka won’t be coming to the big leagues this year after all. Tanaka’s Japanese team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, have decided not to allow him to be posted for major league teams to bid on as a free agent. On Thursday morning, […]

Oakland Raiders: Dennis Allen already on the hot seat?

The Oakland Raiders have stumbled to a 4-10 record this season after a disappointing 4-12 record in 2012. After just two years in charge of the Silver and Black, could head coach Dennis Allen already be on his way out by the Bay? That’s the way it looks right now.

MLB Rumors: Los Angeles Dodgers having talks with multiple teams about Matt Kemp

Multiple reports have surfaced on Tuesday that suggest the Los Angeles Dodgers are moving towards trading All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp. Specifically the Dodgers have had talks with the Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox in the past week.

MLB Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies trying to trade Jonathan Papelbon

When the Philadelphia Phillies signed closer Jonathan Papelbon to a four-year, $50 million contract in November of 2011, many eyebrows were raised across Major League Baseball. Papelbon had been shaky at times in his two seasons with the Boston Red Sox and he almost certainly wasn’t going to get better.

Brandon Phillips: Cincinnati Reds now unlikely to trade second baseman

Despite reports that have persisted for more than a month, the Cincinnati Reds are now unlikely to trade second baseman Brandon Phillips and his terrible contract. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has reported that sources have told him the team is almost certain not to move the 32-year-old former All-Star.

MLB Rumors: Robinson Cano has “slightly” lowered $310 million contract demand

Well, that didn’t take long. Free agent second baseman Robinson Cano has reportedly lowered his contract demand of $310 million.

Detroit Tigers agree to trade Prince Fielder to Texas Rangers for Ian Kinsler

On Wednesday night the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers agreed to a blockbuster deal that will sent first baseman Prince Fielder to Texas in exchange for second baseman Ian Kinsler. Fielder has a limited no-trade clause that includes the Rangers but it is believed he is willing to accept the deal.

MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago White Sox to keep Jake Peavy?

In what came as a complete shock on Monday, the Chicago White Sox have started telling teams they will keep starting pitcher Jake Peavy and try to build around him. Peavy is 32 and is under contract for $14.5 million in 2014 and has a $15 million player option for 2015.

MLB Rumors: Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals after Jake Peavy

Jake Peavy has an extensive injury history, but when he’s healthy and on his game the Chicago White Sox right-hander can shutdown opposing hitters. With the White Sox positioned as sellers this season, Peavy should be one of the pieces the team moves as baseball’s trade deadline approaches. And the two leading suitors for his services are starting to emerge.

MLB Trade Rumors: Pirates after Alex Rios, Alexei Ramirez

Thursday night CBSSports’ Jon Heyman reported that the Pirates are pushing hard to acquire Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios. But in an added nugget, Pittsburgh is also likely to push for White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez as well. A deal for both players would definitely qualify as a blockbuster and could reshape the National League playoff chase.

MLB Rumors: Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs talking Matt Garza trade

The Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs are deep into talks for one of the top players on the trade market this summer. The way things look right now, the Rangers could land Matt Garza some time this weekend.

MLB rumors: Matt Garza and Chicago Cubs talking contract?

Just when it looked like Matt Garza was on his way out of the Windy City, the Chicago Cubs have apparently begun talking to him about a contract extension. Most experts expected Garza to be one of the hottest names on the trade market this summer, so the Cubs talking extension with him is a bit of a shock.