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Friday Rockpile: The ghosts of Rockies past

Friday Rockpile: The ghosts of Rockies past

Rockies news and links for January 11, 2019 Are bad contracts coming back to haunt the Rockies? | Rox Pile With Yasmani Grandal signing with the Brewers, the Rockies lost out on what would have been a good pick up behind the plate. It’s also tough to see him go to a division rival who will likely put up a good fight again this season. While we might have hoped to see a signing like this, it’s not likely that we will. The budget has pretty much been maxed out with the Daniel Murphy signing and holding out for Nolan Arenado. It’s tough to use our hindsight and look at deals in the past...
Brew Crew Ball Jan 11, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers considering “stepping up” pursuit of Josh Harrison, per report

Milwaukee Brewers considering “stepping up” pursuit of Josh Harrison, per report

They’re also interested in DJ LeMahieu but think he might be too expensive. After the Milwaukee Brewers agreed to a reported one-year deal with catcher Yasmani Grandal, rumors emerged yesterday that the club was “in heavy pursuit” of finding an infielder to help fill their void at second base. Since then, we have learned a little bit more about who they could be zeroing in on: Hearing Brewers are considering stepping up pursuit of Josh Harrison to play second base now that Brian Dozier is signing with the Nationals. #pirates #dkps— John Perrotto (@JPerrotto) January 10,...
Reviewing the Brew Jan 10, 2019

Milwaukee Brewers: Stearns Makes A Big Splash With Yasmani Grandal

In a bit of shocking news, the Milwaukee Brewers signed catcher Yasmani Grandal last night to a one year, $18.25 million deal. This comes out of nowhere as the Brewers weren’t really linked to the former Dodger’s backstop. But, Stearns strikes again, a master at laying low and staying patient, waiting for the apt time […] Milwaukee Brewers: Stearns Makes A Big Splash With Yasmani Grandal - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Reviewing the Brew Jan 10, 2019

Milwaukee Brewers: Payroll Outlook After Yasmani Grandal deal

The Milwaukee Brewers made a big splash last night with the surprise signing of catcher Yasmani Grandal to a one-year, $18.25 million dollar deal. How does their payroll look now? Is there still room to add? Fan reactions are the best. We get excited, then do the stats comparison, then we stop and think about […] Milwaukee Brewers: Payroll Outlook After Yasmani Grandal deal - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Red Reporter Jan 10, 2019
Cincinnati Reds rumors - Still in mix for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto?

Cincinnati Reds rumors - Still in mix for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto?

The catching rumors persist. Late last night, the Milwaukee Brewers inked free agent catcher Yasmani Grandal to a 1-year contract that will pay him just a few thousand bucks more than the $17.9 million qualifying offer he declined from the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of the 2018 season. There is quite a bit to unpack there, all told. For one, that Grandal - easily the best free agent catcher on the market - only landed a 1-year guarantee is noteworthy, particularly given the rumors of the 4-year contract he was discussing late last month with the New York Mets. Instead, he’ll settle...
Reviewing the Brew Jan 10, 2019

Milwaukee Brewers: How does Jacob Nottingham fit in moving forward?

The Milwaukee Brewers just signed free agent catcher Yasmani Grandal to a one year deal. He will join Manny Pina and Erik Kratz as options behind the plate in 2019. But where does this leave young prospect Jacob Nottingham moving forward? Jacob Nottingham was brought up to the big leagues early in the 2018 season, […] Milwaukee Brewers: How does Jacob Nottingham fit in moving forward? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Brew Crew Ball Jan 10, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers in heavy pursuit of an infielder, per report

Milwaukee Brewers in heavy pursuit of an infielder, per report

Stearns might give Brewer nation another January surprise. David Stearns does the unexpected one more time, and the month of January has become his magic month. Unless you dwell in caves, you know that the Brewers struck a trade for Christian Yelich and signed Lorenzo Cain last January. This year it is happening again. Yasmani Grandal signed a one-year contract for $18.25 million to join the Brew Crew. The Brewers are absolutely in “go-for-it” mode. The next step could be the signing of a second or third baseman. The Milwaukee Brewers did their best work last January, and they’re...
Lookout Landing Jan 10, 2019
Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/10/19: Dustin Ackley, Kyler Murray, Yasmani Grandal, Jaime García

Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/10/19: Dustin Ackley, Kyler Murray, Yasmani Grandal, Jaime García

A surprisingly busy day in MLB Happy Thursday! The holiday lights are coming down and the truly gray days of winter are upon us, but luckily there’s lots of news to keep your mind busy and distracted from the creeping Winter Sads: In Mariners news... ‘00s nostalgia is real: Dustin Ackley is in the Mariners organization again. This has caused a surprising amount of divisiveness among the LL staff! Read John’s blurb here. Baseball Prospectus has an updated list of the Top 10 Mariners prospects. ($) Baseball America raises the question of whether prospect Justin Dunn will be a starter...
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 10, 2019
Brewers Sign Catcher Yasmani Grandal

Brewers Sign Catcher Yasmani Grandal

Catcher widely rumored to be of interest to the Astros goes to Milwaukee for $18.25 million/1 year. With the departure of former All Star catcher and team leader Brian McCann, the catching position has been widely viewed as one of the leading areas of team need for the 2019 Astros. Earlier this winter they signed the former Rangers catcher, Robinson Chirinos, but many perceived him as more appropriate as a back up catcher for a team competing for another World Series Probably the leading catcher free agent available this year was Yasmani Grandal, formerly of the Dodgers, one of the best...
Rox Pile Jan 10, 2019

Are bad contracts coming back to haunt the Colorado Rockies?

The Colorado Rockies seem to have missed out on another potential key free agent. Is it because of some of the ghosts associated with free agents of the past? On Wednesday, it was announced that the Milwaukee Brewers signed catcher Yasmani Grandal to a one-year, $18.25 million deal. Not only did the Colorado Rockies miss […] Are bad contracts coming back to haunt the Colorado Rockies? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DRaysBay Jan 10, 2019
View from the Catwalk: Milwaukee Brewers land Yasmani Grandal on one year deal

View from the Catwalk: Milwaukee Brewers land Yasmani Grandal on one year deal

One less suitor for JT Realmuto There is one less suitor on the market for Miami Marlins star catcher, JT Realmuto, as the Milwaukee Brewers agreed to a one year deal with Yasmani Grandal, for just over $18M for the 2019 season. Earlier this offseason, Grandal turned down the $17M qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers and reportedly turned down a four year deal from the New York Mets. Rays News and Links Reviewing Rays depth — Bullpen - Neil Solondz, Rays Radio Rays top 50 prospects: Number 21, Anthony Banda - Mat Germain, Wander Rays 5 bold predictions for 2019 - Austin...
Brew Crew Ball Jan 10, 2019
Splashy signing of Yasmani Grandal should be a massive boost for the Milwaukee Brewers

Splashy signing of Yasmani Grandal should be a massive boost for the Milwaukee Brewers

Slingin’ Stearns strikes again! It was difficult to envision a blockbuster signing like this happening in the Menomonee Valley this winter. There have been rumblings since the start of the offseason about the “financial constraints” faced by the Milwaukee Brewers, including intimations from the front office that there just wasn’t much money to spend. With a payroll that was already approaching $100 mil, it didn’t seem like a significant upgrade was in the offing for the Brew Crew. That is, until free agent catcher Yasmani Grandal fell into the club’s lap. Grandal was predicted...
Over the Monster Jan 10, 2019
MLB Roundup 1/10: Brewers sign Yasmani Grandal

MLB Roundup 1/10: Brewers sign Yasmani Grandal

And the A’s might be getting some bad news soon. Yasmani Grandal signs one-year deal with Brewers Any hope that the Red Sox would jump in on the Yasmani Grandal market if it fell far enough to improve their catching situation went out the window on Wednesday. The former Dodgers catcher did see his market drop quite a bit due to both his implosion defensively in the postseason as well as the draft pick compensation attached to his free agency. Ultimately, he did make a bit more than the qualifying offer he rejected at the start of the offseason, but not by much. On Wednesday night, the...
Fish Stripes Jan 10, 2019
Yasmani Grandal signing leaves J.T. Realmuto as lone All-Star-caliber catcher available

Yasmani Grandal signing leaves J.T. Realmuto as lone All-Star-caliber catcher available

The Marlins have a brief window to flip Realmuto for a package of impactful young talent. You could say that Yasmani Grandal agreeing to sign with the Brewers on Wednesday night is the biggest transaction of the Marlins offseason. The 30-year-old had been the only catcher on the market with somewhat comparable ability to J.T. Realmuto, and he winds up on a team that wasn’t really active in Realmuto talks, anyway. This shifts even more leverage to the Fish as they negotiate with wannabe contenders still looking to improve behind the plate. Barely one month until major league spring...
Call to the Pen Jan 10, 2019

Milwaukee Brewers: Does adding Yasmani Grandal make them NL favorites?

The Milwaukee Brewers make a big upgrade at the catcher position by signing Yasmani Grandal to a one-year deal In sports, when your team is close, sometimes you need to make that one bold move to try and push your club over the top. The Milwaukee Brewers are a team that isn’t afraid to push […] Milwaukee Brewers: Does adding Yasmani Grandal make them NL favorites? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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