The offseason marches on, and Monday brought us some hot stove goings-on. So let's recap all you need to know for Dec. 16 ...
SIGNINGS & AGREEMENTS
- MLB, NBP: First and foremost, MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) formally agreed to a new posting system for free agents making the leap from Japan to the U.S. The new structure limits posting fees to $20 million and affords the player in question the potential to negotiate with multiple teams. We'll find out soon enough whether coveted right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is posted under the new agreement.
RUMORS & SPECULATION
- Cubs: Have interest in signing veteran lefty Jonathan Sanchez. (Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune)
- Diamondbacks: Still want to add a starting pitcher but are likely to try to find one on the free agent market rather than through trade. (Ken Rosenthal via Twitter) ... The D-backs are intent on signing 3B Eric Chavez. (Jesse Sanchez via Twitter)