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Reviewing the Brew

Brewers: Is David Stearns done in free agency after signing Bradley Jr?

The Milwaukee Brewers made a free agency splash early Thursday with the signing of outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. This leaves fans wondering if David Stearns is done in free agency. The short answer is probably. However don’t believe if there is a free agent available that president of baseball operations David Stearns thinks could be […] Brewers: Is David Stearns done in free agency after signing Bradley Jr? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Crawfish Boxes

Free-agent options that could fill Framber Valdez’s void in Astros’ rotation

Photo by Rob Carr/ Jake Odorizzi, Rick Porcello, and Cole Hamels are among the possible names the Astros might take a look at after Valdez’s injury. Despite spring training is underway, there are still pitching options in free agency that could help a team win. Regarding the Astros, they might take a look at the open market to fill the huge void caused by Framber Valdez’s fractured finger that will keep him sidelined for a while if not for the entire season. First on the list is veteran righty Jake Odorizzi. As our own Cody Poage recently recalled, Odorizzi is...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Byron Buxton says Twins are talking about a contract extension

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton, eligible for free agency after the 2022 season, said he is open to a long-term contract.

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs: Matt Judon would be an excellent addition to the defense

The KC Chiefs should pursue veteran pass rusher Matt Judon to help shore up their defense. The start of NFL free agency is just a few short weeks away. Teams will be scrambling to build their rosters on a lower budget, so player movements will be very interesting to watch. With many teams strapped for […] KC Chiefs: Matt Judon would be an excellent addition to the defense - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies 2021 Season Player Preview: J.T. Realmuto

After posting one of the best offenses in the National League last season in terms of runs scored, the Philadelphia Phillies were in danger of losing a key part of their lineup when J.T. Realmuto hit free agency. For some time, it appeared all but certain that Realmuto would sign elsewhere and the Phillies would […] Phillies 2021 Season Player Preview: J.T. Realmuto - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Fish Stripes

2021 Marlins Season Preview: Anthony Bass

Photo by Mark Brown/ The 33-year-old righty is expected to serve as the Marlins’ closer this year. Here’s everything you need to know about him. RHP Anthony Bass Opening Day age: 33 | Bats: right | Throws: right | Listed at 6-2, 200 lbs. Acquired by Marlins via free agency on a two-year, $5MM contract (January 27, 2021). There’s a distinct before-and-after demarcation in Bass’ MLB career. From 2011 to 2015, he was an ordinary, roughly replacement-level reliever. Then he went to Japan to play with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and everything changed for...

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs: 16 wide receivers that could replace Sammy Watkins

As the KC Chiefs head into the offseason, they have a decision to make regarding Sammy Watkins. Re-sign or let him test the waters of free agency? I am in the boat of not bringing Sammy Watkins back in 2021, because of his missed time due to injuries over the years. While Watkins has been […] KC Chiefs: 16 wide receivers that could replace Sammy Watkins - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

NESN.com

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Wife Confirms Brewers Deal With Message To Red Sox

Indeed, Jackie Bradley Jr. is headed to Wisconsin. The longtime Boston Red Sox center fielder took the patient approach in his first run with free agency. But early Thursday morning he found his next landing spot, reportedly agreeing with the Milwaukee Brewers on a two-year, $24 million deal. The Boston Globe’s Julian McWilliams and Radio.com’s […] The post Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Wife Confirms Brewers Deal With Message To Red Sox appeared first on NESN.com.

Call to the Pen

Milwaukee Brewers keep improving defense with Jackie Bradley Jr.

The Milwaukee Brewers have not been overly active in free agency, but they have been surprising when they have made moves. Milwaukee had emerged as the unexpected destination for Kolten Wong, landing his prized glove to upgrade their defense at second base. This moved the defensively challenged Keston Huira to first, where his bat should […] Milwaukee Brewers keep improving defense with Jackie Bradley Jr. - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

Two more Cubans officially signed by major league ball clubs

Two more Cuban prospects have signed with MLB teams, adding more talent to their systems. Late last week, two more Cubans signed their names on the dotted line with MLB clubs. This brings the total of Cubans signed to nine in the international free agency period. First, Norge Carlos Vera finally officially signed a contract […] Two more Cubans officially signed by major league ball clubs - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

GM Thad Levine and La Velle E. Neal III on the big Twins question: What about the pitching?

General manager Thad Levine joins the Daily Delivery to talk about the Twins' offseason moves (which included his son giving him the "stink eye" because of a slow start to free agency).

DodgerBlue.com

Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Won’t Discuss Free Agency With Corey Seager

Although the Los Angeles Dodgers are still early into Spring Training, some are already looking ahead to this...

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs: Way too early list of safeties to target in 2021

The KC Chiefs should keep an eye on these safeties during free agency. While the Kansas City Chiefs will still have both Tyrann Mathieu and Juan Thornhill for the 2021 season, they could potentially lose Daniel Sorensen to free agency. That means the Chiefs need to find another safety through either free agency or the […] KC Chiefs: Way too early list of safeties to target in 2021 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Royals: Perfect lineup for 2021 season

Time to construct the perfect lineup for the Kansas City Royals for 2021. For the 2021 season, the Kansas City Royals have several new faces, guys signed through free agency or acquired via trade. Likewise, the Royals enter the season for the first time since 2007 without Alex Gordon. What’s the best lineup for the […] Kansas City Royals: Perfect lineup for 2021 season - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

DodgerBlue.com

Dodgers News: Corey Seager Won’t Discuss Or Be Distracted By Free Agency

Last spring Justin Turner regularly received questions over potentially becoming a free agent and the 2020 season...

Los Angeles Times

Corey Seager stays focused on Dodgers season with free agency looming

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is coming off a sensational season and will be a free agent at the end of 2021. But he doesn't want to talk about a new contract.

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs: Way too early list of cornerbacks to target in 2021

Once again, cornerback is an area of need for the KC Chiefs. Here are some names they could look to add in free agency.  It feels like every year we’re discussing how cornerback is a need for the Kansas City Chiefs and this year is the same ol’ story. While cornerback is in need of […] KC Chiefs: Way too early list of cornerbacks to target in 2021 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Cubbies Crib

Cubs: Trevor Williams could be a pleasant surprise in the rotation

The Chicago Cubs starting rotation looks incredibly different than it did last year. Tyler Chatwood, Jon Lester and Jose Quintana all signed with other teams in free agency and Yu Darvish was traded to the San Diego Padres in December. With those four gone, the only remaining starters from the abbreviated 2020 season’s rotation are […] Cubs: Trevor Williams could be a pleasant surprise in the rotation - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs roster move: Ryan Tepera re-signed to major league deal

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The righthander had a decent year with the Cubs in 2020. Ryan Tepera pitched the 2020 season for the Cubs and then departed via free agency. And now, he’s back: Ryan Tepera back to Cubs. MLB deal.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 26, 2021 Tepera appeared in 21 games for the 2020 Cubs and posted a 3.92 ERA and 1.403 WHIP in 20⅔ innings. That was good for 0.2 bWAR, which isn’t bad for a middle reliever of Tepera’s type. Inexplicably, when National League MVP votes were made public, Tepera received a 10th-place vote. It turned out...

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Dodgers’ Corey Seager ready to play, not discuss impending free agency

Seager could be part of an uber-talented group of shortstops on the free agent market next fall. But he doesn't want discussion of his contract status to become a distraction.

The Crawfish Boxes

The Opportunity of a Lifetime for Myles Straw

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Getting on-base is key for the center field favorite. For the Astros, the task of replacing George Springer, who recently departed for Toronto in free agency, is a mighty tall one. An impossible hurdle to clear in a single offseason, if ever. As good as this roster appears on paper, it is worse without one of the best players in franchise history. That is the cold, hard truth. One of the key storylines in Spring Training will be the competition for Springer’s old job as the club’s starting center fielder. For better or worse, the...

Amazin Avenue

Corey Oswalt’s path to the majors is more complicated in 2021

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Oswalt has taken quite the tumble down the totem pole. Going into last season, the Mets had subpar pitching depth, to put it mildly. But in the offseason, they’ve made several additions through free agency and trades to bolster that depth. Now, a lot of the guys who were the next man up last year find themselves way down in the pecking order, with no guarantee that they will see substantial major league playing time, if any at all. One of those pitchers is longtime Mets prospect Corey Oswalt. Last season, Oswalt pitched in four games for...

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs should stay away from Alshon Jeffery in free agency

Alshon Jeffery is a free agent, but he’s not one that the KC Chiefs should take a chance on.  You know the drill, Chiefs fans. Any time a player gets released or is on the trade block, we have to discuss if the Kansas City Chiefs would be a fit for said player. The latest […] KC Chiefs should stay away from Alshon Jeffery in free agency - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Newsday

Yankees ace Gerrit Cole upset at how MLB executives manipulate service time

Mariners president Kevin Mather, who was forced to resign because of derogatory comments about players, admitted how he kept top prospects in minors to get an extra year out of them before free agency kicks in .

DodgerBlue.com

Dodgers Spring Training: Zach McKinstry Has Sights On Kiké Hernandez Role

With the departures of key position players Kiké Hernandez and Joc Pederson in free agency, the Los Angeles...

Cubbies Crib

Cubs: Will a loaded free agent class push Javier Baez to sign extension?

In the coming weeks, Jed Hoyer is going to sit down with Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez about contract extensions. Barring new deals, these three Cubs will hit free agency for the first time in their careers at season’s end. We know Rizzo isn’t stressing about it. The three-time All-Star first baseman talked […] Cubs: Will a loaded free agent class push Javier Baez to sign extension? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Three Trevor May predictions for the 2021 season

The first notable addition under Steve Cohen’s reign of terror (terror against the rest of the league) occurred when the New York Mets signed relief pitcher Trevor May. Before they even hired a general manager, the club went out and got one of the better relief pitchers available in free agency. Anyone who has watched […] NY Mets: Three Trevor May predictions for the 2021 season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Purple Row

Wednesday Rockpile: Key storylines for the Rockies as Spring Training ramps up

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, February 24, 2021 With positions players now reporting to Spring Training along with the pitchers and catchers who have been on site since last week, let’s take a look at the storylines that will surround the players and coaching staff heading into March. How much longer will Trevor Story wear a Rockies uniform? The 2021 season is the last of which Trevor Story falls under team control before he is eligible for free agency. The front office has been clear about its intention to sign Story 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: