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NYY news: Deivi Garcia in Opening Day rotation? Maybe!

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Brian Cashman has high praise for Deivi Garcia; David Hale elects free agency; Phillies raid Yankees front office New York Post | Mollie Walker: Following an incredible 2019 season, Yankees prospect Deivi Garcia will be added to the 40-man roster this winter. Doing so will protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Could he be more than just a member of the Scranton shuttle in 2020? Brian Cashman seems to think so, calling Garcia’s performance “amazing” and citing Jordan Montgomery’s 2017 as evidence for a young starting pitcher forcing his way into the...

Kings of Kauffman

Kansas City Royals: Making the case, Cardinals free agents

Ahead of Kansas City Royals free agency, let’s take a look at the St. Louis Cardinals’ upcoming free agents and decide whether the team should pursue any. Welcome to the continuation of our “Kansas City Royals: Making the case” series for free agency. The St. Louis Cardinals created a ton of positive momentum down the stretch […] Kansas City Royals: Making the case, Cardinals free agents - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dodgers News: Andrew Friedman Valued Rich Hill & Russell Martin, But Hesitant To Forecast Free Agency

In being eliminated from the National League Division Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers shifted their focus to...

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Phillies hire Brian Barber as their new head of amateur scouting

Barber will oversee the Phillies drafts and international free agency process. The Philadelphia Phillies have announced Brian Barber as their new director of amateur scouting, who will oversee the team’s amateur draft and international free agent signing period. Barber takes over for the recently-departed Johnny Almaraz, who stepped down from his role with the team a few months ago. Barber has spent the last 18 seasons with the New York Yankees (2001-19) where he worked as an area scout, crosschecker and national crosschecker. A crosschecker is a type of scout whose main job is to provide...

FOX Sports

GM Kupchak: Hornets won't build through free agency

GM Mitch Kupchak: Charlotte Hornets won't build through free agency but rather through draft picks and 'savvy trades'

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers: How much can they spend this off season?

The Milwaukee Brewers will need to add to their payroll if they want to contend for more than a Wild Card spot or a division title. How much money will they have to work with once free agency starts in November? The Milwaukee Brewers ended the 2019 season with just over $145 million in total […] Milwaukee Brewers: How much can they spend this off season? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Fish Stripes

Fish Bites Episode 43: Stanton, Ozuna, Marlins’ left-handed pitching depth

Another year removed from lat surgery, Caleb Smith will be expected to show more consistency in 2020. | Photo by Mark Brown/ What kind of value are the Marlins getting out of two critical rebuilding trades? Plus the second installment in our Ultimate Marlins Depth Charts series. Ely updates you on the 2019 MLB postseason (1:58), specifically the Marlins connections on the rosters of both the advancing and eliminated teams. With Giancarlo Stanton entering his 30s and Marcell Ozuna entering free agency, we revisit the decisions to trade them away and the performances of the players...

Kings of Kauffman

Kansas City Royals: Making the case, Phillies free agents

Ahead of Kansas City Royals free agency, let’s take a look at some Philadelphia Phillies free agents and decide whether or not the team should pursue them. Welcome to the continuation of our “Kansas City Royals: Making the case” series for free agency. The Philadelphia Phillies were the definition of an average team in 2019 […] Kansas City Royals: Making the case, Phillies free agents - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Kansas City Royals: Making the case, Mariners free agents

Ahead of Kansas City Royals free agency, let’s take a look at the Seattle Mariners’ upcoming free agents and decide whether or not the team should pursue any. After winning 89 games in 2018, the Seattle Mariners finished a lot closer to the Kansas City Royals in the American League standings this past season. Posting […] Kansas City Royals: Making the case, Mariners free agents - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tomahawk Take

An early look at which free agents Atlanta Braves could target

Free agency is just a few weeks away. It’s never too early to see who the Atlanta Braves may go after. Of course last year, the Atlanta Braves big signing turned out to be Josh Donaldson early in the offseason. Fast forward one year later, and many Atlanta Braves fans would tell you they hope […] An early look at which free agents Atlanta Braves could target - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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RedsXtra: A look at some of the possible offensive upgrades in free agency, trade market

The Reds plan to be active in their search for offensive upgrades this offseason. A look at some of the players who may be available.        

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Milwaukee Brewers sign Deolis Guerra to a one-year contract

Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/ Guerra signed a major-league deal and should be in the bullpen discussion this spring. While the offseason won’t get into full swing until after the World Series, the Brewers have been making some smaller moves internally to prepare before free agency officially begins. Today, the Brewers kept one of their relievers within the organization, as they signed Deolis Guerra to a one-year deal. RHP Deolis Guerra has been signed to a 1-year contract. The 40-man roster returns to 40. pic.twitter.com/VpUMSe9HJc— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) October 18,...

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers: Deolis Guerra back on the 40-man roster

After Milwaukee Brewers infielder Hernan Perez was outrighted to Triple-A San Antonio and elected free agency, the 40-man roster stood at 39. That was until the news hit this morning. Right-handed pitcher Deolis Guerra was signed onto a 1-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers after being in the minor leagues for the majority of last season. […] Milwaukee Brewers: Deolis Guerra back on the 40-man roster - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers: Mike Moustakas 2019 Season Report Card

How did Mike Moustakas perform in 2019 for the Milwaukee Brewers? Check out his season report card… The Milwaukee Brewers traded for Mike Moustakas on July 27, 2018 in which he played primarily third base to finish the 2018 season. After electing for free agency at season’s end and seeking a multi-year deal, Moustakas rejoinrd the […] Milwaukee Brewers: Mike Moustakas 2019 Season Report Card - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies: 5 free agent starting pitchers they could sign

The Phillies have an opportunity to rebuild their pitching staff in free agency Perhaps the biggest weakness within the Phillies roster, the starting pitching staff left plenty to be desired in 2019. Now, looking towards the offseason, free agency provides a beacon of hope for generating a starting rotation the Phils can apply to a […] Phillies: 5 free agent starting pitchers they could sign - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Red Reporter

Estimating the Cincinnati Reds arbitration salaries (and payroll)

Photo by Quinn Harris/ MLBTR’s estimates are out. Let’s check the numbers. The Major League Baseball salary structure operates in a pretty straightforward, simple fashion, at least until you hit the evolving beast that is free agency. Young, inexperienced players make league minimum for about three years, and if they’ve been good enough to stick around to year four, they’ll be due a raise. The better they’ve been, the better the raise, and thus the recurring arbitration system takes place each year until they’re either booted to the side or reach free agency. Two parts of...

Kings of Kauffman

Kansas City Royals: Making the case, Rangers free agents

Ahead of Kansas City Royals free agency, let’s take a look at some Texas Rangers free agents and decide whether or not the team should pursue them. The Texas Rangers weren’t a good team in 2019. Unlike the Kansas City Royals, though, all was not lost for the franchise overall. After a 67-95 2018, Texas […] Kansas City Royals: Making the case, Rangers free agents - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

DRaysBay

Looking ahead: Rays 2020 roster decisions

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Tampa Bay Rays are coming off a successful 96-win season, a Wild Card game win, and a respectable (if ultimately unsuccessful) bid to win the division series. With the season behind us, it’s time to take inventory of what the 2020 Rays could look like. The Rays are a very young team, so it’s not surprising that they don’t have many pending free agents. Travis d’Arnaud, Avisail Garcia, and Eric Sogard are scheduled to hit free agency. The Rays could, if they so desired, essentially bring the 2019 team back for 2020. Guaranteed Contracts The Rays...

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Milwaukee Brewers outright Hernan Perez, who elects free agency

Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via He spent parts of five seasons in Milwaukee. Today, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that they have parted ways with one of the team’s longest-tenured players. After spending parts of the last five seasons in the Cream City, utilityman and fan-favorite Hernan Perez officially became a free agent earlier this afternoon. INF/OF Hernán Pérez has been outrighted to Triple-A San Antonio and elected free agency. The 40-man roster now stands at 39. pic.twitter.com/qEkh1P8ECR— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) October 16, 2019 The move doesn’t...

Believeland Ball

Cleveland Indians: Free agents to avoid this winter

In just over two weeks, the baseball world will shift its focus to the offseason. Which players should the Cleveland Indians avoid in free agency? Don’t look now, but October is halfway over. One team has already clinched its spot in the World Series (my sincerest congratulations to the Washington Nationals). Time flies when you’re […] Cleveland Indians: Free agents to avoid this winter - Believeland Ball - Believeland Ball - A Cleveland Indians Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs: Top three realistic free agent acquisitions this offseason

After missing the postseason for the first time in five years, the Chicago Cubs will likely look to free agency to help bolster their flawed roster. As we speak, the postseason is and has been underway with the 2019 World Series is right around the corner. Unfortunately, the Chicago Cubs came so close, yet so […] Chicago Cubs: Top three realistic free agent acquisitions this offseason - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Mercury News

A’s Mailbag: Who will play second base in 2020? Do the A’s have a crack at the AL West and more

Who will play second base? Who will the A's target in free agency? Is a division title within reach?

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs: Who will get renewed, who is eligible for arbitration?

This offseason the Chicago Cubs might have to make tough some choices moving forward as a number of their core players near free agency. With one of highest payrolls in all of Major League Baseball, the Chicago Cubs don’t have a lot of money to spare. The team has to consider all their options with […] Chicago Cubs: Who will get renewed, who is eligible for arbitration? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Kings of Kauffman

Kansas City Royals: Making the case, New York Mets free agents

Ahead of Kansas City Royals free agency, let’s take a look at some New York Mets free agents and decide whether or not the team should pursue them. Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but the Kansas City Royals lost over 100 games last season. With a new manager taking over for the 2020 […] Kansas City Royals: Making the case, New York Mets free agents - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rich Hill Hopes To Re-Sign With Dodgers In MLB Free Agency

In the wake of another frustrating postseason exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers will soon set their sights on...

Call to the Pen

Astros: Is Gerrit Cole MLB’s newest $200 million man

Where will Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole go during free-agency this winter? The answer could be back home to the west coast. Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole will be the number one free agent available this winter. Just look over his past two seasons with the Astros, and it’s easy to see why he will […] Astros: Is Gerrit Cole MLB’s newest $200 million man - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs could find their answer at second base in free agency

After getting virtually no production from second base this season, the Chicago Cubs have plenty of options to consider in free agency this offseason. One of the bigger questions for the Chicago Cubs heading into Spring Training is whether or not Nico Hoerner will begin the 2020 campaign in the majors as an everyday player. […] Chicago Cubs could find their answer at second base in free agency - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

MLB Qualifying Offer decrease proves MLBPA right

For the first time since it was implemented, the MLB Qualifying Offer is set to decrease. Turns out that the MLBPA was right about their salary concerns. Over the past few offseasons, MLB free agency has moved at a glacial pace. The top players in the game have lingered in free agent limbo, signing either […] MLB Qualifying Offer decrease proves MLBPA right - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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: