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Climbing Tal's Hill

Rumor: Carlos Correa’s Lower Back Issues Affecting Free Agency

Buster Olney reports that Carlos Correa’s lower back issues could be affecting his free agency. In 2019, Carlos Correa’s season was put on hold after leaving an August game with back discomfort. Since that season, the Houston Astros never disclosed any sort of injury for Correa, while his only trip to the injured list from […] Rumor: Carlos Correa’s Lower Back Issues Affecting Free Agency - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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The Phillies need more than Corey Knebel to fix their bullpen

Corey Knebel is a solid addition to a bullpen that needs several solid additions | Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via The Phillies still have a lot of key relief innings to replace Despite several glaring roster holes , the Phillies spent the early part of free agency doing very little. Sure, some agents and their pet journalists did their best to link the Phillies to just about every free agent out there, but - and this is not especially surprising since the Phillies are often tight-lipped when it comes to free agent rumors - there didn’t seem to be much in the...

Redbird Rants

St. Louis Cardinals make curious decision not re-signing Luis Garcia

St. Louis Cardinals make curious decision not re-signing Luis Garcia, but here’s why they decided to let him go. After signing left-hander Steven Matz, the St. Louis Cardinals turned their attention to addressing the bullpen. They had many calls out to free agents and, given their need for depth, could use as many as two […] St. Louis Cardinals make curious decision not re-signing Luis Garcia - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

NESN.com

What Reported Rich Hill Signing Means For 2022 Red Sox Rotation

At the start of free agency, the Red Sox lost a major piece of their rotation in Eduardo Rodriguez, who joined the Detroit Tigers after declining a qualifying offer. By Wednesday night, Boston reportedly brought in a third external candidate to round out the starting pitching. After inking Michael Wacha and James Paxton to one-year […] The post What Reported Rich Hill Signing Means For 2022 Red Sox Rotation appeared first on NESN.com.

Royals Review

Royals sign pitcher Taylor Clarke to a one-year deal

Photo by Joe Sargent/ The 28-year old right-hander was non-tendered by Arizona. The Royals have signed right-handed pitcher Taylor Clarke to a one-year, $975,000 contract according to MLB Network reporter Jon Heyman. Clarke was non-tendered by Arizona earlier this week. He would not be eligible for six-year free agency until at least 2026. The 28-year old right-hander pitched in 43 games for the Diamondbacks this year with a 4.98 ERA and 3.54 FIP and 39 strikeouts in 43 1⁄3 innings. He missed nearly two months with a shoulder injury. Clarke has pitched in parts of...

Redbird Rants

The St. Louis Cardinals are built to withstand lockout

The St. Louis Cardinals are built to withstand lockout — and the Oli Marmol hire is a big reason why. Welcome to the lockout, everyone. We all saw it coming. There was no way of avoiding it. The good news is that the lockout, at least as of right now, is not expected to threaten […] The St. Louis Cardinals are built to withstand lockout - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Royals Review

Royals Review Radio: Catching up on the offseason

We got an episode in before the lockout! Baseball has shut down, but Royals Review Radio chugs on. Alex Duvall and Jeremy “Hokius” Greco are joined by Max Rieper and Jackson Bracken to discuss a frenzy of free agency in baseball that the Royals did not choose to be a part of. They also discuss keeping Ryan O’Hearn and the baseball lockout. You can follow Alex Duvall on Twitter at @RoyalsFarm, Hokius at @hokius, Max Rieper at @maxrieper and Jackson Bracken at @Jsbracken1. You can also read Alex Duvall’s work at Royals Farm Report. Royals Review Radio is available on...

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Cardinals: MLB players troll league after removing player pictures following lockout

MLB players (no Cardinals yet) are trolling the league after removing player pictures on the MLB.com website following the lockout. It had not been more than a minute after Major League Baseball officially locked out it’s players when they removed each player’s image from their website. And it didn’t take long for the players to […] Cardinals: MLB players troll league after removing player pictures following lockout - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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MLB free agency tracker: Where the top 25 free agents have signed

The final few days of November were a wild ride as MLB free agency went into overdrive, with some big names like Max Scherzer and Corey Seager signing big contracts with new teams before the Collective Bargaining Agreement deadline. Just after the conclusion of the World Series, we posted a list of the top 25 […] MLB free agency tracker: Where the top 25 free agents have signed - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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MLB free agency: The top 5 players who were non-tendered

As if there hasn’t been enough action already going on in the Major League Baseball world, the evening of November 30 was a key part of MLB free agency as it was the deadline for teams to make their decisions on whether they will tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players for this upcoming season or not. […] MLB free agency: The top 5 players who were non-tendered - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati Reds remain on sidelines as other non-playoff teams splash into free agency

As a free-agent frenzy played out for the past week, the Reds were on the sidelines with no Major League signings of their own.       

NESN.com

Red Sox Roster Moves: Tim Locastro Non-Tendered, Becomes Free Agent

The Red Sox on Tuesday formally announced several roster moves, headlined by the non-tendering of outfielder Tim Locastro. Boston claimed Locastro off waivers from the New York Yankees Nov. 5. But less than a month later, he will enter free agency. He spent the first half of the season with the Arizona Diamondbacks but appeared […] The post Red Sox Roster Moves: Tim Locastro Non-Tendered, Becomes Free Agent appeared first on NESN.com.

New York Post

How Mets fans can take hope from the history of free-agency splashes

Taking a look at the offseason “winners” and the postseason winners from the past nine years.

Over the Monster

MLB Roundup 12/1: Javier Báez signs in Detroit

Photo By Winslow Townson/ The Tigers make a big splash in free agency. Javy Báez signs with the Detroit Tigers This one actually first broke late Monday night slash early Tuesday morning, but it was after my bed time so we’ll cover it today. This was the latest major free agent to go to a team that has been rebuilding over the last few years, with Báez hoping to be part of the crew to take the Tigers back into contention. The middle infielder is set to earn $140 million over the course of his six-year deal with Detroit. Báez did not have draft pick compensation...

The Crawfish Boxes

As lockout looms large, it appears the Astros may have already made their biggest offseason moves

Photo by Bob Levey/ Beginning on Sunday, teams made a mad dash to sign many of the market’s top free agents in an effort to beat Wednesday night’s CBA buzzer. The Astros were not among them. The past few days have featured one of the most active and chaotic periods of free agency in recent memory. The imminent expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA)—or more specifically, the specter of a lockout—clearly motivated teams to make any substantial signings days ahead of Wednesday night’s de facto deadline. The Astros were not...

Bluebird Banter

Wednesday OpenThread

Photo by Mark Blinch/ I'm heading up to Edmonton to close the sale of my parent's condo (yay). It sold for more than I expected and far quicker, so life is good. The CBA negotiations will start getting serious today (serious doesn't mean they will agree anytime soon) because the old CBA ends at midnight, and we are told everything will come to a halt when that happens. This makes me think it will be a long, long winter for those of us who write about baseball. The players want: Free Agency after five years or at age 29.5, whichever comes first. And arbitration after...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Safe at home: Buxton relishes comfort of staying with Twins

The first offer came from the Minnesota Twins nearly five years ago, initiating their attempt to sign center fielder Byron Buxton to a long-term contract and keep a potential superstar from reaching free agency and a bidding frenzy on the open market.

Cubbies Crib

With Cubs standing pat, Brennen Davis looks more important than ever

Trust me Cubs fans – I get it. This has been an extremely frustrating start to the offseason. When the winter began, many of us hoped this was the year we finally went for it in free agency and tried to build a better squad for the 2022 campaign. Well, over the past couple days […] With Cubs standing pat, Brennen Davis looks more important than ever - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Amazin Avenue

How the Mets’ rotation looks with Max Scherzer in it

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Hint: it’s a lot better! The Mets came into the offseason with a starting rotation full of holes and question marks that needed to be filled and addressed. They were set to lose Marcus Stroman to free agency, and things only got worse when Noah Syndergaard bolted for Anaheim. Things were pretty dire. A good way to fix that is to sign the best pitcher on the market and one of the best pitchers of the last 15 years. Unbelievably, long-time foe Max Scherzer is now coming to Queens to wear the blue and orange, changing the entire outlook of the...

Call to the Pen

Freddie Freeman getting impatient with Atlanta Braves

The general consensus is that Freddie Freeman will be returning to the Atlanta Braves. It is difficult to imagine him in another uniform after he has spent the first dozen years of his major league career in Atlanta, but free agency is a different situation. For the first time in his career, Freeman can field […] Freddie Freeman getting impatient with Atlanta Braves - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Jazz star Donovan Mitchell goes full Knicks fan in reaction to Max Scherzer signing with Mets

The New York Mets made arguably the biggest move in MLB Free Agency when they inked Max Scherzer to a three-year, $130 million deal. The move came as a welcome sight to one of baseball’s hungriest fanbases, including one notable Mets fan who took to Twitter to showcase his excitement. Utah Jazz star guard Donovan […] The post Jazz star Donovan Mitchell goes full Knicks fan in reaction to Max Scherzer signing with Mets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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MLB free agency: 3 possible landing spots for Trevor Story

The free agent shortstop market is like none ever seen we’ve ever seen before. With huge names such as Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Javier Baez, Andrelton Simmons, and Trevor Story all available, teams have had plenty of options to pick from this offseason. The only two players of this group off the board […] MLB free agency: 3 possible landing spots for Trevor Story - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cubbies Crib

Cubs sign former first-round pick Clint Frazier to a one-year deal

After yet another active day of free agency before the potential lockout, the Chicago Cubs went out and made another free agent signing early on Tuesday. According to a report from Jesse Rogers (that has since been confirmed by various others), the Cubs have signed former Yankee outfielder Clint Frazier to a one-year deal. The […] Cubs sign former first-round pick Clint Frazier to a one-year deal - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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Phillies roster move thread

Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports There are some decisions that need to be made today Today marks the day where the Phillies need to make some decisions about their roster. By 8 o’clock this evening, they will have to decide whether or not they are going to tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players or if they’re going to let them enter free agency. What we’ll do here is mention them as they come down the pike, whenever we hear about one of the decisions the team makes. We’ll continue to update this throughout the day. They are avoiding arbitration with...

Cubbies Crib

Have Jed Hoyer and the Chicago Cubs waited too long to start spending?

Free agency is picking up with big money being thrown around at several of the top-billed available talents. In the past few days we’ve watched the Rangers drop half a billion on their middle infield with Corey Seager and Marcus Semien. The Tigers are close to locking up Javier Baez and starting pitchers are flying […] Have Jed Hoyer and the Chicago Cubs waited too long to start spending? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Climbing Tal's Hill

Astros Expect Contributions from Pedro Baez, Rafael Montero in ’22

On Tuesday, the Houston Astros made the Hector Neris’ signing official at a remote press conference. The right-hander will wear. No. 50, last worn by Charlie Morton in 2018, but even on Neris’ day, general manager James Click offered a few other pitching updates. Click, of course, did not offer any update on free agency […] Astros Expect Contributions from Pedro Baez, Rafael Montero in ’22 - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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

Should the Yankees offer 10 years for Manny Machado?

The Yankees continue to pursue Manny Machado in free agency, but should they be willing to extend a 10-year contract for the 26-year-old superstar? Subscribe for daily sports videos! YES' social media pages: YouTube: youtube.com/YESnetwork Facebook: face

Jerry Remy Previews 2019 Red Sox Season, Talks Health, Free Agency

NESN's Jerry Remy previews the 2019 Boston Red Sox season with Adam Pellerin. They discuss the Sox bullpen, re-signing Nathan Eovaldi and Steve Pearce and Remy gives an update on his health. For more: https://nesn.com/boston-red-sox/