NASHVILLE — As MLB executives start to gather here in the Music City, let's take a look at some of the latest MLB rumors, news and notes surrounding the Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, and Baltimore Orioles.
Atlanta Braves rumors: Vaughn Grissom in the mix in left field?
While the Braves are looking for ways to improve their play in left field in 2024, it appears one of the options could be an internal one, with Alex Anthopoulos telling reporters that Vaughn Grissom would "get a look" in left field if the season were to begin today.
Grissom has only played second base and shortstop during his two seasons at the MLB level, but Anthopoulos seems to believe that he could impact Atlanta in left field in 2024. Anthopoulos also told reporters that Forrest Wall could be in the mix for playing time as well if (and that's a big if) the Braves don't sign someone this offseason for the position.
Milwaukee Brewers rumors: A reunion coming with Wade Miley?
MLB insider Ken Rosenthal believes that a contact which would once again bring Miley back to the Brewers could "materialize in the coming days."
Rosenthal mentions that the 37-year-old southpaw, who went 9-4 for Milwaukee last season with a 3.14 ERA/4.69 FIP/1.139 WHIP "maintains a strong relationship with Pat Murphy, whom the team recently elevated from bench coach to manager."
Baltimore Orioles rumors: Targeting starting pitchers other than Dylan Cease?
While plenty of MLB teams are figuring out a way to trade with the Chicago White Sox and land Cease, Rosenthal believes the Orioles may be looking for starting pitchers who have longer amounts of team control than Cease, who is scheduled to become a free agent at the end of the 2025 campaign.
Rosenthal mentions Miami Marlins left-hander Jesús Luzardo and Detroit Tigers southpaw Tarik Skubal as potential options as both pitchers "are under club control for three more seasons."
Could the Orioles deal some of their young hitters to firm up their rotation this winter? Rosenthal believes that Baltimore's "wealth of position prospects" could make that a reality.