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Minnesota Twins: Grading Each Move the Twins made on Non-Tender Day

The deadline for the Minnesota Twins to tender contracts to arbitration players was yesterday, so we grade every single move the Twins made. The Minnesota Twins are now officially into the free agency portion of their season. Free agents are talking with teams, options have been decided on, arbitration is over, and players have been […] Minnesota Twins: Grading Each Move the Twins made on Non-Tender Day - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Jackie Bradley Jr. Shares Free Agency Update, ‘Definitely Interest’ In CF

After George Springer, Jackie Bradley Jr. is the top free agent center fielder. So it should come as little surprise that he is, indeed, getting plenty of interest. Bradley Jr. has spent the entirety of his career in the Boston Red Sox organization, establishing himself over the years as one of the greatest defensive outfielders […] The post Jackie Bradley Jr. Shares Free Agency Update, ‘Definitely Interest’ In CF appeared first on NESN.com.

Over the Monster

Non-tendered players who could be of interest to the Red Sox

Photo by Stephen Brashear/ Exactly what the headline says. Wednesday was the non-tender deadline around the league with teams having to decide whether or not they’d keep their arbitration-eligible players under contract for 2021 or non-tender them and send the players to free agency. Given the perceived economic landscape after the pandemic season, the expectation was that this deadline would be a terrible one for players. I think it ended up being a little better than expected, but it still wasn’t great. In total, there were 59 players who entered free agency,...

Lookout Landing

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/3/20: Jean Segura, José Iglesias, and Domingo Santana

Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/ Let the (free agency) games begin. Good morning everyone! The free agent pool deepened yesterday as the non-tender deadline came and went. We’ve got all of that and more in today’s links. In Mariners news... On a non-tender deadline day filled with surprises, the Mariners quietly offered contracts to every player on their roster for the 2021 season. Around the league... The Mets’ new owner is crowd sourcing for free agents. Who was the most interesting player non- tendered and why?— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) December 3,...

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Royals: 10 free agents who would make sense in KC

There are still plenty of available free agents who would make sense for the Kansas City Royals. So far this offseason, the Kansas City Royals have inked two players in free agency. The first is Mike Minor, a left-handed pitcher who can start but has also pitched very well out of the bullpen. Minor, 32, […] Kansas City Royals: 10 free agents who would make sense in KC - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Bluebird Banter

Blue Jays non-tender Travis Shaw and A.J. Cole

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ All 32 other unsigned players tendered contracts for 2021 The Blue Jays have officially announced that they tendered 2021 contracts to all unsigned players on their 40-man roster other than RHP A.J. Cole and infielder Travis Shaw, who both return to free agency having signed as free agents in late 2019. ROSTER UPDATE: INF Travis Shaw and RHP A.J. Cole have been non-tendered.All remaining unsigned players on our 40-man roster have been tendered contracts for 2021. pic.twitter.com/7l7xXmwuCq— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) December 3,...

Over the Monster

MLB Roundup 12/3: José Iglesias traded to the Angels

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports One of two trades on Wednesday. Wednesday was the non-tender deadline across the league which means a lot of new players entered free agency. That is the big news from the day, but we’ll cover that a little later this morning in a separate post. José Iglesias traded to the Angels As teams were figuring out their tender decisions on Wednesday prior to the deadline, the Orioles and Angels snuck a fairly intriguing trade into the evening. Baltimore sent José Iglesias out west in exchange for prospects Garrett Stallings and Jean Pinto....

Call to the Pen

Baltimore Orioles: Hanser Alberto will make some team happy

This cost cutting move by the Baltimore Orioles sends Hanser Alberto to free agency, where he is going to latch on somewhere and make some team happy. Did the Baltimore Orioles really need to non-tender Hanser Alberto? Sure, I guess. Maybe he isn’t worth the $4M plus he was set to get in arbitration. He’s […] Baltimore Orioles: Hanser Alberto will make some team happy - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Detroit Jock City

Detroit Tigers: Outfielder David Dahl should be targeted immediately

The Detroit Tigers need to make a push to sign outfielder David Dahl after he was non-tendered by the Colorado Rockies to the surprise of many. Free Agency will likely start heating up as the offseason rolls further into December, meaning the Detroit Tigers should likely make a move sooner than later. But as the […] Detroit Tigers: Outfielder David Dahl should be targeted immediately - Detroit Jock City - Detroit Jock City - A Detroit Sports blog

Redbird Rants

St. Louis Cardinals: Diamond in the Rough Free Agent Targets

The St. Louis Cardinals are likely to be bargain shoppers in free agency. Here are a few low-cost options that they might pursue. The 2020 offseason is going to put the front office of the St. Louis Cardinals in a precarious position.  The decision will be a tough one to go all-in with one last […] St. Louis Cardinals: Diamond in the Rough Free Agent Targets - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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MLB Rumors: Red Sox Among Likeliest Landing Spots For Corey Kluber

Starting pitching arguably is the Boston Red Sox’s greatest need as we head into the second month of Major League Baseball free agency. Perhaps the issue will be addressed with a Cy Young winner. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi on Tuesday night reported the Red Sox have shown interest in free-agent right-hander Corey Kluber. ESPN’s Buster […] The post MLB Rumors: Red Sox Among Likeliest Landing Spots For Corey Kluber appeared first on NESN.com.

Royals Review

Royals Rumblings - News for December 2, 2020

I’ll bet you 5 bucks those ears are super soft | Minda Haas Kuhlmann It’s November 32nd. Alec Lewis dug into how Michael A. Taylor’s center field defense fits in with the Royals: Parse the numbers, and the picture will become clearer. Here’s a plus defender, who was granted free agency in October from the Nationals after a seven-year big-league career. Here’s a plus defender, whom Moore and the Royals signed at a cost that may free them up to sign another player such as a middle-of-the-order bat. “Kauffman is a big outfield,” Taylor said, “and I love...

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Minnesota Twins: Trevor May first to leave, signing with the New York Mets

After being with the Minnesota Twins since he was traded for Ben Revere in the 2012-13 offseason, Trevor May moves to the east coast for his future in MLB. The Minnesota Twins have several key players entering free agency in the 2020-21 offseason, and the first one of those free agents has left the franchise. […] Minnesota Twins: Trevor May first to leave, signing with the New York Mets - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Minnesota Twins: 3 Reasons a Jake Odorizzi Return is Great for Everyone

The Minnesota Twins have several holes to fill this offseason, and a Jake Odorizzi return makes a lot of sense for both sides. We are in the thick of the 2020 offseason. While it may not be as dramatic as free agency in the NBA, there is still plenty of intrigue and excitement for teams […] Minnesota Twins: 3 Reasons a Jake Odorizzi Return is Great for Everyone - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets to add Trevor May in MLB free agency to give much-needed boost to their bullpen

In need of an upgrade in the their bullpen, the Mets are set to sign reliever Trevor May in free agency.        

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Minnesota Twins: 3 Low Risk, High Reward Signings the Twins could Make

The Minnesota Twins have always been really good bargain bin hunters in free agency. We rank the three best signings they could make. Free agency is here for the MLB, and while the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets have been active, the Minnesota Twins have been very quiet. The only signing that the Twins […] Minnesota Twins: 3 Low Risk, High Reward Signings the Twins could Make - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Trevor Bauer

Photo by Adam Hagy/MLB Photos via It’s too simple to say the Yankees should sign the best pitcher on the market to improve their rotation. The Yankees have Gerrit Cole penciled in at the top of their rotation for 2021. Beyond that, the state of their staff is in flux. Deivi García and Jordan Montgomery appear primed for rotation slots, but with Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, and J.A. Happ all hitting free agency, the Yankees clearly need to make a move to address their starting pitching. Trevor Bauer is the best pitcher on the free agent market. The Yankees need a...

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Milwaukee Brewers Free Agent Targets: Ha-Seong Kim

Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/ He is young and possibly affordable at a premium position. Do the Milwaukee Brewers really need a shortstop? Orlando Arcia evolved into a league average hitter in 2020, and the Brewers’ front office and coaching staff are high on the potential of Luis Urias. So why covet someone at the six? The position of shortstop in the 2020-21 marketplace has proven players available either in free agency and trade, thus somewhat flooding the market with a commodity with limited need. A team with an incumbent shortstop could actually upgrade at the...

Reviewing the Brew

Brewers: Jordan Zimmermann Would Be A Worthy Reclamation Project

Jordan Zimmermann is on the free agent market again, and this time he would cost the Brewers far less money than the first time. When Jordan Zimmermann reached free agency after the 2015 season, he was in line for a big payday. The Wisconsin native wanted to return to the Midwest, but the Brewers were […] Brewers: Jordan Zimmermann Would Be A Worthy Reclamation Project - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Red Reporter

What will the Reds do with their bullpen this winter?

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Cincinnati has a vast assortment of options to consider in free agency, and a solid list of arms in its minor league ranks as well. After all of the angst spent on the Cincinnati Reds’ bullpen in the opening weeks of the 2020 season, the group’s performance for the year wound up finishing right in the middle of the pack. They were 15th in the majors in relief WAR, according to FanGraphs, 17th in ERA, and 18th in FIP. That’s more or less where they were always expected to end up — the year before, they finished 13th in ERA and 12th in FIP,...

Over the Monster

Red Sox and Eduardo Rodriguez agree to one-year deal to avoid arbitration

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Five more arbitration-eligible players remain. Teams across the league have until Wednesday to decide whether or not they will tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players. They don’t necessarily have to agree to deals by this time, though there is certainly some negotiation happening to at least get a sense of how far apart the two sides are. The Red Sox, as we discussed on Monday, have six such players they need to either tender a deal to or send to free agency. According to a report from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale,...

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Don’t expect a 162-game MLB season in 2021

Empty seats at a 2020 Cubs game | Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The pandemic likely has other plans. Buried in this long article by Bill Madden of the New York Daily News about baseball’s offseason and free agency for the 2021 season is this nugget about what’s possibly coming for Major League Baseball next spring: As one club exec told me: “Even if there’s vaccines available next month, with all the COVID restrictions there’s no way we’re going to be able to have spring training in February and March.” More likely, we’re looking at spring training in April...

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Three predictions for the month of December

December has arrived and the MLB Hot Stove is about to get really hot. For the New York Mets, we’re predicting some action in free agency and trade market. The arrival of December should get you excited, New York Mets fans. It’s the first month when hot stove action truly picks up. In this month’s […] NY Mets: Three predictions for the month of December - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Five worst December trades the team has ever made

The New York Mets have made some awesome December trades. These aren’t them. December has been a great month for the New York Mets to add some extremely talented players. Whether via trade or free agency, the month has been very kind to the organization. However, not all transactions are created equally. The Mets have […] NY Mets: Five worst December trades the team has ever made - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Cubbies Crib

Cubs could address bullpen depth by signing veteran Alex Colome

The Chicago Cubs should target reliever Alex Colome in order to bolster the bullpen looking towards the 2021 season. Free agency is underway, and so far the offseason has been relatively slow for the entire league, especially the Chicago Cubs. Luckily, the non-tender deadline, as well as MLB’s Annual Winter Meetings are rapidly approaching which should […] Cubs could address bullpen depth by signing veteran Alex Colome - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

Pinstripe Alley

Ask Pinstripe Alley: Yankees mailbag questions request

Send in your questions for this week’s mailbag. This week leads us into December, which means we may finally start to see some acceleration on free agency talks. The Winter Meetings are right around the corner, and typically that’s when the framework for deals between the available star players and their prospective teams come together. That being said, we’ve gotten very little to date so far. A couple of short-term deals for veteran pitchers is pretty much all that the market has given up so far. None of those deals have been made by the Yankees, either. So for the...

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2020 Player Reviews: Zack Wheeler

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Finally the Phillies have a reliable second starter The Numbers: 4-2, 2.92 ERA, 2.9 WAR, 53K, 16 BB, 71.0 IP, 156 ERA+, 3HR, 12th place in NL Cy Young Voting (one 5th place vote) The Good: After signing a five-year contract last offseason, Wheeler’s first season in a Phillies uniform was exactly what the Phillies needed. In the free agency market, Wheeler was considered a step behind top names like Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg missed much of the 2020 season with a hand injury and Cole’s 2020 numbers were relatively comparable to...

MLB.com FastCast: Tigers sign Josh Harrison - 2/20/19

The baseball world's attention focuses on Bryce Harper's free agency, plus Josh Harrison agrees to a one-year deal with the Tigers About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United Stat

MLB All Free-Agency Team Post Manny Machado Signing

Manny Machado signed a huge deal with the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, but there's still plenty of big-name free agents available on the market. NESN.com's Michaela Vernava takes a look at a hypothetical team comprised of all current MLB free agents. For

Miguel Andujar reflects on his outstanding rookie season

Yankees 3B Miguel Andujar discusses his 2019 rookie campaign, and what it's been like contending with constant rumors about Manny Machado's free agency. Subscribe for daily sports videos! YES' social media pages: YouTube: youtube.com/YESnetwork Facebook: