6:17 AM EST, Fri December 04, 2020
Reviewing the Brew 8 hours ago

Brewers Should Check In On Newly Available 3B Maikel Franco

The 27-year-old third base target for the Brewers was non-tendered at yesterday’s deadline after just one season with the Kansas City Royals. Wednesday’s MLB non-tender deadline didn’t just mean certain Brewers players being retained or let go (or being traded at the last second, in one case). It also meant a new crop of players […] Brewers Should Check In On Newly Available 3B Maikel Franco - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Kings of Kauffman 20 hours ago

KC Royals: Jorge Soler in, Maikel Franco out (for now)

The KC Royals tendered their designated hitter Wednesday, but not their third baseman. The KC Royals, a franchise known for its fiscal conservatism and adversity to taking big chances, avoided big gambles again Wednesday. Facing a 7 p.m. Kansas City time deadline to tender 2021 contracts to most of its 40-man roster, including several key […] KC Royals: Jorge Soler in, Maikel Franco out (for now) - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Dec 2, 2020
Royals to non-tender Maikel Franco

Royals to non-tender Maikel Franco

Photo by Ed Zurga/ The third baseman was in his last year of arbitration. The Royals will non-tender third baseman Maikel Franco, making him a free agent, according to MLB.com reporter Mark Feinsand. The 28-year old hit .278/.321/.457 with eight home runs in 60 games. He was non-tendered last off-season by the Phillies, allowing the Royals to sign him to a one-year deal. Franco was the sixth-most valuable third baseman by WAR, according to Fangraphs. But according to estimates by MLB Trade Rumors, he was due to make between $4.5 and $8 million next season in his last...
Royals Review Dec 2, 2020
Royals Review Radio: The Minor signing episode

Royals Review Radio: The Minor signing episode

Plus we discuss the Michael Taylor signing and whether Maikel Franco will be non-tendered. The hot stove is hot! The Royals break out of the gate with a pair of signings, inking pitcher Mike Minor and outfielder Michael Taylor. Max Rieper, Shaun Newkirk, and Matthew LaMar discuss how they fit the roster, and whether Maikel Franco is at risk of being non-tendered. Among the topics discussed: What does Mike Minor mean for the rotation? Does the Michael Taylor signing make sense? Will the Royals make another move? What do these signings say about John Sherman? Will Maikel Franco...
Royals Review Dec 1, 2020
Should the Royals non-tender Maikel Franco?

Should the Royals non-tender Maikel Franco?

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports The third baseman could be a victim of economics. The deadline to tender or non-tender arbitration-eligible players is 7 p.m. CT on Wednesday, and the Royals have eight players to make decisions on. Five players seem like sure things to be tendered contracts - Brad Keller, Hunter Dozier, Adalberto Mondesi, Franchy Cordero, and Jesse Hahn. Slugger Jorge Soler seems very likely to be tendered, although his high price and limited defensive abilities make it at least a question, and Jakob Junis seems pretty likely to be tendered a contract...
Royals Review Nov 27, 2020
Lesky’s Notes: The Royals still have a Maikel Franco decision

Lesky’s Notes: The Royals still have a Maikel Franco decision

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports And also, do you know who Angel Zerpa is? I’ll get to that question posited in the title of this week’s column in a second, but first I’d like to point out that we are a mere week and a half from the winter meetings beginning (virtually) and we still have no earthly idea if there’s going to be a designated hitter in the National League. I talked about this last week with the Royals and Jorge Soler’s situation, and it remains true. And it’s playing at least some part of holding up the free agent market, which has pretty much...
Kings of Kauffman Nov 16, 2020

KC Royals must make any Maikel Franco deal short

The KC Royals shouldn’t offer third baseman Maikel Franco anything more than a one-year deal. Maikel Franco had a good year for the KC Royals in 2020. Brought on board last December to play third base and allow Hunter Dozier to move to right field (and also, perhaps, to quell some uneasiness with Dozier’s hot […] KC Royals must make any Maikel Franco deal short - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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