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Cubs announce they've signed Drew Smyly to a 2-year deal.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs signed lefty Drew Smyly to a 2 year deal. He had Tommy John surgery last summer and will rehab for most of 2018. Brandon Morrow's deal is official as well. Two years plus a club/vesting option for 2020.

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I was wrong: Phillies not closing on deal with Addison Reed. They are close on deal with Tommy Hunter.

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Evaluators expect Reed's deal with the Phillies will be similar to the Shaw deal, $9m annually for his three years.

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Sources: Addison Reed closing in on a 3-year deal with the Phillies.

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Sources: Bryan Shaw's deal with the Rockies is for three years, for something in the range of $9 million annually.

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As discussed on BBTN earlier today: J.D. Martinez is the best potential fit for the Red Sox, if the price is workable.

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The relief dominoes are starting to fall: Teams under the impression that Bryan Shaw, Tommy Hunter have agreements in place.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says new ideas have popped up recently as some teams have changed directions. He wouldn't get into specifics: "There's some things that have changed with teams since we were here (GM Meetings) last time. Circumstances have changed or ideas have changed...There are teams shifting what they want to do."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs GM Jed Hoyer talk winter meetings timeline and how Chicago sells itself to free agents.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs GM Jed Hoyer give an update on the winter meetings Tuesday afternoon.

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Monique Jones ESPN 

From Buster Olney: The Orioles have been talking with other teams about moving Manny Machado, and one of the teams that has expressed interest, according to sources: The Yankees, who currently have a need for a third baseman. The Orioles have not executed a major sell-off in the time that Peter Angelos has been owner of the team, but the circumstances could be right for that. Machado is a free agent at the end of the 2018 season and is expected to test the market, and the Orioles want access to the best prospects – and the Yankees have a very well-stocked farm system. Stay tuned.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Mets manager Mickey Callaway isn't ready to commit to Jeurys Familia or anyone else as the team's principal closer in 2018. When asked if a club can succeed over 162 games without a dedicated closer, Callaway said, "Yeah, I think it can if you're having pitchers face the guys they're supposed to face."

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana, whose name has been mentioned in trade speculation, is attracting mixed reviews. Santana hit 30 home runs and slugged .505 this season. But he struck out 178 times, is a below average outfield defender and is about to get more expensive in salary arbitration. One competing executive said the Brewers are trying to "sell high" on Santana. They haven't gotten any bites yet.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Buck Showalter, who has one year left on his contract, told reporters he wants to manage the Orioles in 2019 and beyond. "As I get older, I realize how lucky I am," said Showalter, 61. "Where life and baseball takes me, I'll deal with another time. Right now my focus is on the 2018 season and seeing if we can get back to competing."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer thinks they'll add at least one more pitcher before the end of the winter meetings.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Seattle Mariners Manager Scott Servais on the prospects of facing Shohei Ohtani during the regular season. "We will see him a lot. He's a really talented player and I am sure we'll have plenty of battles as the years go forward." The Mariners play the Angels for the first time May 4th.