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Call to the Pen

Kansas City Royals still looking for answer at first base

The Kansas City Royals are still trying to find an answer at first base. Since Eric Hosmer left in free agency, the Kansas City Royals have been trying to find an answer at first base. Lucas Duda was signed to a one year deal last season before he was traded, opening the door for Ryan […] Kansas City Royals still looking for answer at first base - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NESN.com

Mookie Betts Discusses Future With Red Sox With Potential Free Agency Looming

Mookie Betts has emerged as one of baseball’s best players while he’s been a member of the Boston Red Sox.... Read More »

DRaysBay

Craig Kimbrel decision points to possible Rays free agent dilemma

Now that the team is willing to spend: Can the Rays acquire baseball’s elite in free agency? The Tampa Bay Rays have long been a popular free agent destination for players looking to rehabilitate their value. This is not because the Rays will shell out top dollar to land the marquee players on the market, or guarantee them long term contracts. No, players tend to choose Tampa Bay due to the team itself; their always progressive thinking front office that finds that be ways to enhance a player’s abilities and get the most of out a player during his time with the team. They have done this...

FOX Sports

Analysis: Even being injured Durant leads free-agent pack

Analysis: Kevin Durant, even with an Achilles injury, will set the tone for free agency this summer

Rising Apple

Mets: Reminder to thank Daniel Murphy’s free agency for Anthony Kay

New York Mets prospect Anthony Kay is this year’s star minor leaguer capturing the attention of fans everywhere. The only reason the Mets were able to draft him is because Daniel Murphy walked away after 2015. This year’s star pupil in the New York Mets minor league system is pitcher Anthony Kay. The lefty who […] Mets: Reminder to thank Daniel Murphy’s free agency for Anthony Kay - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Josh Donaldson: ‘Completely embarrassing’ Keuchel, Kimbrel were unsigned

The Braves ultimately benefited from Dallas Keuchel’s lengthy free agency, scooping him off the market with a one-year, $13 million deal that was announced Friday.

NESN.com

Ex-Red Sox Closer Craig Kimbrel Opens Up About Extended Free Agency

Craig Kimbrel has finally found himself a new home in the Windy City after a long, drawn out free agency.... Read More »

DodgerBlue.com

Dodgers Injury News: A.J. Pollock Expects Rehab From Elbow Surgery To ‘Move Pretty Quick’ Once PICC Line Is Removed June 12

The Los Angeles Dodgers' biggest free agency signings before the 2019 season have yet to really pan...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Reports: Braves reach agreement on deal with Dallas Keuchel

The Braves have reached an agreement to sign left-hander Dallas Keuchel, according to multiple Internet reports, ending Keuchel’s long offseason of free agency.

Pinstripe Alley

NYY News: The return of Didi

Didi returns, Estrada sent down; Judge resuming on-field batting practice; Morales relates to Keuchel/Kimbrel free agency; YES Network’s potential plans following buyback deal New York Post | George A. King: The Yankees are getting a big return to the lineup, as Didi Gregorius is set to return against the Indians. Gregorius has made a quick recovery from Tommy John surgery, and the team sounds thrilled to have him back. That’s to be expected, given Gregorius contributions to club over the past few years, both in terms of on-field performance and what he brings to the clubhouse. In...

NESN.com

MLB Rumors: Craig Kimbrel Still Seeking Multiyear Contract In Free Agency

What exactly is Craig Kimbrel looking for right now? Kimbrel turned down the Boston Red Sox’s qualifying offer at the... Read More »

sandiegouniontribune.com

Column: Harper, Machado meet for first time since landing big deals

National League stars commanded $630 million, combined, in recent free agency

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees rumored as “true favorites” to sign Dallas Keuchel

The Yankees are heavily connected to the free agent pitcher. While the baseball world occupies itself with the MLB Draft, another major storyline is unfolding. Dallas Keuchel’s free agency is finally heating up, and recent rumors have the Yankees right in the middle of things. Mark Feinsand reported pair of rumors that will catch the attention of Yankees fans. He first indicated that the Yankees and Braves were in the lead, each preparing similar offers to the left-hander. He then further reported that a second source told him the Yankees are the “true favorites” to land Keuchel....

Bluebird Banter

Jays Roster Move: Mayza back, Shafer down

The Blue Jays have activated Tim Mayza off the IL, and options Justin Shafer to Buffalo for tonight’s game with the Yankees. Mayza had left ulnar neuritis (inflammation). He went on the IL May 23rd. Mayza has a 3.48 ERA in 25 appearances this season. Shafer pitched in 3 games, 3.2 innings. He allowed 6 hits, 2 earned, 1 home run, 5 walks (2 intentional), with 2 strikeouts. Shafer had a 0.96 ERA in 15 games at Buffalo. I was hoping he would get a longer look. I’m sure we’ll see him again this year. And Zac Rosscup cleared waivers, and has elected free agency. Today’s lineup: Our...

Pinstripe Alley

NYY news: Is Dallas Keuchel a Yankee yet?

Dallas Keuchel’s possible contract; CC Sabathia returns; Gary Sanchez is healthy again; Adam Ottavino was always going to be a Yankee NJ.com | Brandon Kuty: By the time you’re reading this, Dallas Keuchel may have made his long-awaited free agency decision. The draft penalty for signing the left-hander expired at 12:01 AM this morning, and Kuty has a couple of ideas about what Keuchel could have made in the offseason, and will make now. We know that the Yankees are very much in on Keuchel, so keep your eyes on the site for the news of his signing, wherever that ends up being. New York...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Baseball's dumb rule puts Twins in great spot to get Kimbrel, Keuchel

The Twins entered 2019 very much in wait-and-see mode after spending $48.6 million in free agency (eighth-most in MLB) but also avoiding long-term deals and steering clear of the biggest names on the market. Bosses Derek Falvey and Thad Levine offered several variations of that theme in interviews, but perhaps none as definitive as this Levine quote from a late January interview: "I would say we're laying in wait right now. The best moves are made not when you're trying to open the window to contend but when the window is wide open. We're very eagerly waiting for this window to be opened, and...

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Royals: Issues with current rebuild

Timing of the Kansas City Royals’ prospects and free agency could portend a significantly longer rebuild than anticipated. The Kansas City Royals are currently mired the depths of another disastrous season that has the ball club barreling towards another 100-loss season. After finishing the 2018 season with 104 losses with the second worst record in […] Kansas City Royals: Issues with current rebuild - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

DodgerBlue.com

Bryce Harper’s ‘Favorite’ Free Agency Rumor Was Reported Meeting With Magic Johnson, Dodgers

This past offseason's Major League Baseball free agency class was one of the most anticipated and...

The Mercury News

Giants send struggling Pomeranz to the bullpen, Williamson elects free agency

The Giants sent Drew Pomeranz to the bullpen after another rough start against the worst team in baseball.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Machado booed, Yanks top Padres 5-2, win 8th in 9 games

Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner and Gary Sánchez homered, Manny Machado was booed and greeted with chants of "Over-rated!" in his first visit to New York since free agency and the Yankees beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 Monday for their eighth win in nine games.

Purple Row

Saturday Rockpile: Post-Draft Free Agency Spending?

Rockies news and links for May 25, 2019 The Team-By-Team Draft Cost of Signing Dallas Keuchel or Craig Kimbrel | FanGraphsDallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel were among the top 10 free agents on the 2018-2019 market. They are still free agents. And at this juncture, teams are likely waiting until after the June draft to sign either player. Both rejected qualifying offers from their previous teams and are tied to draft pick compensation. With May almost over, both pitchers are likely going to require a decent amount of time to get stretched out to the point where they are ready to participate...

Federal Baseball

Have the Washington Nationals “missed the boat” on an Anthony Rendon extension?

Will Anthony Rendon be the next D.C. star to sign elsewhere after testing the free agent market, or will the Nationals find a way to keep their 2011 1st Round pick. 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s Grant Paulsen talked to someone who talked to Scott Boras recently who said that the Washington Nationals may have missed their opportunity to get a long-term deal done with Anthony Rendon before he becomes a free agent next winter, though the 28-year-old infielder has stated publicly that he’s willing to negotiate in-season as long as it doesn’t become a distraction. But with free agency now just...

Baltimore Sun

Orioles Q&A: Dan Straily on the use of analytics and technology in his between-start routine

Dan Straily chose the Orioles as his late-spring free agency destination in part because of the opportunity presented here to step right into a starting rotation and the data-informed environment the organization seeks to foster under executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias and his...

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Chiefs: Carlos Hyde not a lock to make 53-man roster

Signed early in the offseason, Kansas City Chiefs running back Carlos Hyde appeared to be a replacement for Spencer Ware. Could the additions of rookies Darwin Thompson and James Williams eliminate Hyde’s roster spot? At the outset of free agency, the Kansas City Chiefs signed running back Carlos Hyde as a hopeful depth piece for the […] Kansas City Chiefs: Carlos Hyde not a lock to make 53-man roster - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

DodgerBlue.com

Concerned With State Of MLB Free Agency, David Freese Opted To Work Out New Contract With Dodgers Rather Than Test Market

The Los Angeles Dodgers retained a trio of key free agents at the start of this past offseason, working....

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Chiefs: Five free agents who could fill roster holes

Though the draft has completed, trades have been made, and the free agency class has been picked over, the National Football League’s offseason rages on, especially for the Kansas City Chiefs. Just days ago, the Kansas City Chiefs made yet another trade, this time acquiring linebacker Darron Lee from the New York Jets. Who saw that […] Kansas City Chiefs: Five free agents who could fill roster holes - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & 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: