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Reviewing the Brew

Should the Brewers Target Madison Bumgarner in Free Agency?

The Brewers have spots to fill in their starting rotation this offseason. One man the Brewers were linked to at the 2019 trade deadline was Madison Bumgarner. Now that he’s a free agent, does it make sense for the Brewers to target him? The career numbers for Madison Bumgarner are outstanding.  A 3.13 ERA, 1.11 […] Should the Brewers Target Madison Bumgarner in Free Agency? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

Jae-hwan Kim is the thrift store Yoshitomo Tsutsugo

A second option has come available for teams that miss out on Yoshitomo Tsutsugo. Out of all of the foreign prospects being posted or having come available in international free agency, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo may be drawing the most attention. While there are questions involving his overall hit tool and his home defensively, Tsutsugo also possesses […] Jae-hwan Kim is the thrift store Yoshitomo Tsutsugo - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Reviewing the Brew

Should The Brewers Target C.J. Cron In Free Agency?

The Milwaukee Brewers have a hole to fill at first base. Former fan-favorite Jesus Aguilar was traded during the 2019 season and Eric Thames had his club option declined by the Brewers early in November. Is C.J. Cron the guy to fill the hole? A former 1st round draft pick by the Angels in 2011, […] Should The Brewers Target C.J. Cron In Free Agency? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers in MLB free agency: 10 players who could make sense

2019-20 MLB free agency is upon us. Here are 10 players who could make sense for the Detroit Tigers.        

Pinstripe Alley

What we’ve learned from the MLB offseason so far

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Things are starting to heat up this offseason. What have we learned so far and how might it affect the Yankees’ future? The final game of the 2019 MLB season was played on October 30 when the Nationals defeated the Astros 6-2 to win the World Series. A month after that date not much had happened regarding free agency in the MLB. The White Sox made the first splash signing catcher Yasmani Grandal to a four-year, $73 million dollar deal on November 21. Yet, once December struck, the free agent stove got much hotter. On December 2, third baseman Mike...

Tomahawk Take

4 non-tendered players who could be of interest to the Atlanta Braves

Plenty of players were added to the free agency pool recently as the deadline to tender contracts to players recently passed. We look at who could be of interest to the Atlanta Braves. The Atlanta Braves elected to let go of John Ryan Murphy, Rafael Ortega, and the wildly popular Charlie Culberson. But the point […] 4 non-tendered players who could be of interest to the Atlanta Braves - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Daily News

If the Knicks want to be an attractive destination for free agents, they should look at the Heat

As usual, the Knicks find themselves at the bottom of the standings, searching for the next plan now that their current plan has failed. Free agency is one option, and the team has maintained cap flexibility for the summer of 2021, when Giannis Antetokounmpo headlines a massive free agent talent...

Bless You Boys

Free agent target: C Alex Avila

Photo by G Fiume/ The veteran catcher and long-time Tiger still looks like a player the club should pursue in free agency. The Detroit Tigers most glaring need this offseason is clearly at the catcher position. They completely blew it in 2019 by taking John Hicks and Grayson Greiner into the season as their only options, and absolutely cannot make that mistake again this offseason. The Tigers sound as though they realize this fact, but there are currently precious few options available that meet most of their requirements. Of that group, presumably a reunion with Alex Avila is the...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' free agency: 10 potential names to plug holes, bring respectability in 2020

Big names are getting big contracts, but the Detroit Tigers' rebuilding plan has the team contemplating lower-priced players with good value.        

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Derrick Hall: Arizona Diamondbacks unlikely to spend a lot on one player in free agency

With more than $30 million in payroll space, the Diamondbacks don't seem likely to go after one big fish, Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall said.        

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cub Tracks keeps in touch

Phony bologna | Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Obvious is obvious, the day after Prince spaghetti day, maintaining tabs, and other bullets Well, free agency is here, and so is the silly season. Some names are off the market already, and some names have been added to the hat and then thrown at the wall, higgledy-piggledy, hoping something will stick. If you see Anthony in a spaghetti metaphor somewhere in here, I don’t blame you. But seriously, the man HAS to stay - he’s a prince. Release Zoltar instead. AND the LiMu Emu. Liberty bibberty. The Phillies are spending money,...

Red Reporter

Red Reposter - Madison Bumgarner on Reds radar

Photo by Daniel Shirey/ Thursday links! It’s not always a guarantee that a high-profile swing and miss on the transaction market will immediately prompt seeking the next best thing. Earlier this winter, the Cincinnati Reds chased catcher Yasmani Grandal in free agency before he ultimately signed with the Chicago White Sox for some $73 million guaranteed, but the Reds didn’t - or haven’t yet, at least - simply start calling every other catcher on the market to make sure they found someone new. Yesterday, we watched as pitcher Zack Wheeler came to an agreement with the Philadelphia...

Reviewing the Brew

Brewers: Which options are available in the pitching market?

With Free agency in full swing, the Milwaukee Brewers have some gaps to fill and quality starting pitching options are out there. This week has seen two top tier starters sign contracts for the 2020 season. Cole Hamels signed a one-year, $18 million dollar deal with the Atlanta Braves and Zack Wheeler signed a five-year, […] Brewers: Which options are available in the pitching market? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

DRaysBay

View from the Catwalk: Rays awarded 69th overall draft pick in 2020

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB via That number may change due to free agency’s impact on the draft. MLB announced this year’s Competitive Balance draft picks, and the Rays were awarded the current 69th overall selection in Round B (after the second round). Round A Baltimore Orioles Pittsburgh Pirates Kansas City Royals Arizona Diamondbacks San Diego Padres Colorado Rockies Cleveland Indians St. Louis Cardinals Round B Miami Marlins Detroit Tigers Tampa Bay Rays Milwaukee Brewers Cincinnati Reds Minnesota Twins The exact numbers in the draft order are likely to change, as teams can...

The Crawfish Boxes

The Astros need rotation depth and Tanner Roark could fit the bill

Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports Adding another veteran starter or two could benefit the Astros’ staff next season. The Astros are most likely losing Gerrit Cole in free agency. Zack Wheeler is presumably outside of the club’s price range. Signing Stephen Strasburg, at best, is a pipe dream. Unless club ownership is willing to expand the budget in a notable way, Houston is simply not in play for any of the top pitchers, much less any highly sought after free agent, out on the open market. That said, the Astros are already in an enviable position when it comes to talent already...

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Royals: Non-tendered bargain free agent targets for 2020

The MLB’s non-tender contract roster deadline was December 2nd. Teams from around the league released players from their rosters into the free agency pool. Who’s available and who should the Kansas City Royals look to sign? As part of the non-tender deadline, the Kansas City Royals made four moves releasing infielders Cheslor Cuthbert, Erick Mejia, […] Kansas City Royals: Non-tendered bargain free agent targets for 2020 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

DRaysBay

Should any non-tendered players be interesting to the Rays?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The list looks tempting. Could Tampa Bay find room for any of these guys? The MLB non-tender deadline came and went on Monday, with the Rays non-tendering Guillermo Heredia while the rest of the league decided who they did and didn’t want to go to arbitration with. The pool of players non-tendered now immediately enter free agency, where the open market will determine their value. This year in particular, the list of newly available players looks intriguing. Non-tenders of note thus far: - RP Blake Treinen- 2B César Hernández- SP Taijuan Walker- IF...

Brew Crew Ball

Milwaukee Brewers sign Justin Grimm to minor league contract with invitation to Spring Training

Photo by Ed Zurga/ He’s a veteran with parts of seven seasons pitched in the big leagues. With several hurlers leaving the organization via free agency or non-tender so far this winter, the upper-level pitching depth for the Milwaukee Brewers could be considered dangerously thin, at least at this point in the offseason. The club made a small move to try and help rectify that situation earlier this afternoon, announcing a minor league pact with veteran right-hander Justin Grimm. The deal includes an invitation to big league camp in Spring Training. RHP Justin Grimm has been signed to...

Kings of Kauffman

Royals: Can a non-tender solve KC’s first base puzzle?

The Kansas City Royals have a looming question mark at first base. Is a recently non-tendered player without a team the solution? First base is a problem for the Kansas City Royals. Not since Eric Hosmer left for free agency after the 2017 season has the club enjoyed a reliable, permanent fixture at the position–the […] Royals: Can a non-tender solve KC’s first base puzzle? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Kings of Kauffman

Royals: Team dodged a bullet by not signing Mike Moustakas

It would have been fun to see Mike Moustakas playing in a Kansas City Royals uniform again, but his contract with Cincinnati proves KC dodged a bullet. Many were hoping that former Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas would opt to return to the team in this winter’s free agency. Instead, he signed a […] Royals: Team dodged a bullet by not signing Mike Moustakas - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

SFGate

The surprising reasons Bumgarner's stock is rising in free agency

San Francisco still has hopes of re-signing Madison Bumgarner in free agency, but it will have competition and he won't come cheap.

DRaysBay

View from the Catwalk: The Free Agent pool just got bigger

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Steven Souza Jr was among the 55 players to be non-tendered on Monday News and Links Right-Handed 3B/1B from the Scrap Heap of Free Agency - Seth Carter, Rays Colored Glasses Tampa Bay Rays All Decade Team: Carl Crawford is in Left - Austin Reimann, Rays Colored Glasses The Wild Horse: Rays need to pursue Yasiel Puig in free agency - Austin Reimann, Rays Colored Glasses Rays make clubhouse guy the fall guy, non-tender OF Guillermo Heredia to open up roster spot - Josh Tolentino, The Athletic ($$$) Here are the Rays’ Top 10 games of the 2010s - Juan...

New York Daily News

Yankees to meet with Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg: report

The Yankees have largely sat out the upper-tier of the free agency market throughout the decade. It’s still unclear whether they’ll be ready to cook with gas this Hot Stove season. But the team has scheduled meetings with prized free agent aces Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg this week, according...

House of Houston

Houston Astros: It would be sacrilegious if Gerrit Cole signs with Yankees

Free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole will be visiting the Yankees this week and if he signs with them, it would be sacrilegious toward the Houston Astros. How? Houston Astros fans — we’ve got less than a week to go before the start of the Winter Meetings and the flurry of free agency movement will be upon […] Houston Astros: It would be sacrilegious if Gerrit Cole signs with Yankees - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!

Redbird Rants

St. Louis Cardinals: In-house replacements for Marcell Ozuna

With Marcell Ozuna hitting free agency for the first time in his career, he could be due to make a ton of money very soon. The St. Louis Cardinals are among the teams that are interested in his services, but what if they decide not to bring him back? Marcell Ozuna was responsible for a […] St. Louis Cardinals: In-house replacements for Marcell Ozuna - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Brew Crew Ball

Lorenzo Cain, Keston Hiura, Josh Hader, and every other Brewers player not named Christian Yelich available for trade

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Reports indicate Milwaukee’s openness to discuss trading an aging Cain and others Jeff Passan recently published an article on ESPN.com regarding players that will, should be, or could be traded this offseason. Along with the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, and New York Mets, the Milwaukee Brewers were highlighted under the sub-heading, “We’ve Discussed Pretty Much Everyone, So Might As Well.” Mookie. Lindor. Nolan. Hader. Cain. Story. KB. Whit. Kluber. Duffy. Ray. Joc. With the tender deadline past and free agency starting...

Purple Row

Which non-tenders could be a fit on the 2020 Rockies?

Photo by Ed Zurga/ Looking at the non-tenders and the possible Rockies’ fits Monday at 6 PM MT was the deadline for teams to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players. The Colorado Rockies tendered contracts to all seven of their arbitration-eligible players. Tyler Anderson and Chad Bettis were non-tender candidates but left the organization in late-October. Anderson was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants, while Bettis was outrighted off the 40-man roster and elected free agency. Interestingly enough, Anderson was non-tendered by the Giants on Monday, along with...

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: