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Lone Star Ball Nov 18, 2022
Perez was offered Anderson money by Angels, per report

Perez was offered Anderson money by Angels, per report

Photo by Emil Lippe/ Jon Heyman reports on the Angels previous interest in Martin Perez Prior to Martin Perez accepting the qualifying offer tendered to him by the Texas Rangers, there were reports that the Anaheim Angels had interest in him. Jon Heyman says today that the Angels, who ended up signing Tyler Anderson to a three year, $39 million offer, made a “similar offer” to Perez before landing Anderson. Anderson, like Perez, is a lefthanded starting pitcher in his 30s who had a big 2022 season after a rather pedestrian career. Anderson also, like Perez,...
Lone Star Ball Nov 17, 2022
Thursday Morning Links

Thursday Morning Links

Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/ Links! Morning, all! Will Venable, former Boston bench coach and Chris Young teammate at Princeton, has been hired as the Rangers’ “associate manager.” So what is an “associate manager?” Jeff Wilson says that Will Venable was given that title so that he wasn’t making a lateral move from Boston, and also potentially to kind of anoint him as “manager in waiting.” Chris Young is open to getting creative with the existing pitching staff if they pick up pitchers in free agency. Martin Perez is betting on himself in...
Lone Star Ball Nov 16, 2022
Wednesday Morning Links

Wednesday Morning Links

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Links! Morning, all! Jeff Wilson has a roundup of the six players that the Rangers added to the 40 man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft. Dennis Santana was traded to Atlanta to make room for that sixth player, and Martin Perez will be returning in 2023. Because Perez accepted the one year qualifying offer the Rangers have financial flexibility to go on the hunt for some impact players this offseason. Kevin Sherrington wonders if the Rangers’ best hope to catch up to the Astros is the Jim Crane turning into Jerry Jones.
Lone Star Ball Nov 15, 2022
Perez officially accepts QO, Santana traded to Braves

Perez officially accepts QO, Santana traded to Braves

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ The Rangers have Martin Perez back and have sent Dennis Santana to Atlanta The Texas Rangers have announced that pitcher Martin Perez has officially accepted the qualifying offer which the team tendered him. As a result, Perez is now under contract with the Rangers for the 2023 season at $19.65 million. Perez and outfielder Joc Pederson of the San Francisco Giants are the only two players in MLB who accepted the qualifying offer. Anthony Rizzo signed a two year deal with the New York Yankees, who had made a qualifying offer to him. Tyler...
Lone Star Ball Nov 15, 2022
SBN Sim Offseason — Texas Rangers review

SBN Sim Offseason — Texas Rangers review

Photo by Tim Heitman/ The Sim Rangers landed some useful pieces, but no big time stars, in the SBN Offseason Simulation In what has become an annual tradition, Max Rieper with Royals Review ran a simulated offseason the past couple of days. Your intrepid blogger helmed the Texas Rangers, with an eye towards trying meet the real life Rangers’ goal of contending for a playoff spot in 2023 without going too crazy. Here are the Sim Rangers’ moves: Rangers offer QO to Martin Perez. Perez declines. Rangers sign Perez to three year, $45 million deal. Rangers exercise...
Lone Star Ball Nov 15, 2022
Perez has accepted qualifying offer, per agent

Perez has accepted qualifying offer, per agent

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Martin Perez’s agent says that Martin Perez has accepted the qualifying offer Martin Perez’s agent says Perez has accepted the qualifying offer tendered to him by the Texas Rangers, per a tweet from Efrain Zavarce. As we discussed yesterday, reports indicated that Perez was likely to accept the qualifying offer. Without the qualifying offer, Perez would potentially be looking at a 3-4 year deal at $15M per year or more. But with draft pick compensation attached, and a number of similar pitchers at similar price points...
Lone Star Ball Nov 14, 2022
Perez likely to accept QO, per report

Perez likely to accept QO, per report

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports Jon Morosi says that Martin Perez is likely to accept the Qualifying Offer made to him by the Rangers Pitcher Martin Perez is “likely” to accept the qualifying offer that was tendered to him by the Texas Rangers, per Jon Morosi on Twitter. Morosi says that unless there’s a change in how his market appears, Perez is expected to accept the QO by tomorrow’s deadline. I think that this has been seen as the expected outcome. Perez is the type of player whose market is going to be significantly impacted by draft pick compensation being...
Lone Star Ball Nov 10, 2022
Perez, 13 others receive qualifying offers

Perez, 13 others receive qualifying offers

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Fourteen MLB free agents, including Martin Perez, have been tendered qualifying offers MLB Qualifying Offers for the 2022-23 offseason have been tendered by today’s deadline, with fourteen players, including Texas Rangers pitcher Martin Perez, receiving a qualifying offer. The other thirteen players to receive a qualifying offer are: Tyler Anderson Chris Bassitt Xander Bogaerts Willson Contreras Jacob deGrom Nathan Eovaldi Aaron Judge Brandon Nimmo Joc Pederson Martin Perez Anthony Rizzo Carlos Rodon Dansby Swanson Trea Turner Players have...
Lone Star Ball Nov 8, 2022
Rangers, Perez not close, per Morosi

Rangers, Perez not close, per Morosi

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Rangers and free agent pitcher Martin Perez are still apart on a deal The Texas Rangers and free agent pitcher Martin Perez “aren’t close” on a contract, per Jon Morosi on Twitter. Morosi says that the Rangers are “seen as likely” to offer Perez a qualifying offer by Thursday’s deadline, if no deal is agreed to by then. Perez would seem to be likely to accept the qualifying offer, if the Rangers do tender him the QO, although player and team could also work out a multi-year deal, either before...
Lone Star Ball Nov 6, 2022
Five Rangers are officially free agents

Five Rangers are officially free agents

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ Five Texas Rangers players are now officially free agents With the World Series having ended yesterday, there are five Texas Rangers players who are now officially free agents (and thus, technically, no longer free agents). The most notable of those five is pitcher Martin Perez. Perez and the Rangers have engaged in contract negotiations, with both team and player having interest in Perez returning for 2023, but no deal has been struck yet. If the Rangers and Perez don’t have a deal done by Thursday, November 10, the Rangers will likely tender...

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