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Minneapolis Star-Tribune

GM Thad Levine and La Velle E. Neal III on the big Twins question: What about the pitching?

General manager Thad Levine joins the Daily Delivery to talk about the Twins' offseason moves (which included his son giving him the "stink eye" because of a slow start to free agency).

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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Won’t Discuss Free Agency With Corey Seager

Although the Los Angeles Dodgers are still early into Spring Training, some are already looking ahead to this...

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs: Way too early list of safeties to target in 2021

The KC Chiefs should keep an eye on these safeties during free agency. While the Kansas City Chiefs will still have both Tyrann Mathieu and Juan Thornhill for the 2021 season, they could potentially lose Daniel Sorensen to free agency. That means the Chiefs need to find another safety through either free agency or the […] KC Chiefs: Way too early list of safeties to target in 2021 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Royals Review

Royals sign Hunter Dozier to four-year, $25M deal

Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Here come the long-term deals! The Royals have agreed to a four-year, $25 million deal with third baseman Hunter Dozier, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The deal begins this year, and would buy out at least two years of free agency. He also reports the deal includes a $10 million option, and that Dozier can make up to $49 million with bonuses and escalators. The 29-year old Dozier was due to become eligible for free agency after the 2023 season. but this deal will now keep him under contract through 2024, and possible...

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Dodgers News: Corey Seager Won’t Discuss Or Be Distracted By Free Agency

Last spring Justin Turner regularly received questions over potentially becoming a free agent and the 2020 season...

Los Angeles Times

Corey Seager stays focused on Dodgers season with free agency looming

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is coming off a sensational season and will be a free agent at the end of 2021. But he doesn't want to talk about a new contract.

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs: Way too early list of cornerbacks to target in 2021

Once again, cornerback is an area of need for the KC Chiefs. Here are some names they could look to add in free agency.  It feels like every year we’re discussing how cornerback is a need for the Kansas City Chiefs and this year is the same ol’ story. While cornerback is in need of […] KC Chiefs: Way too early list of cornerbacks to target in 2021 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Cubbies Crib

Cubs: Trevor Williams could be a pleasant surprise in the rotation

The Chicago Cubs starting rotation looks incredibly different than it did last year. Tyler Chatwood, Jon Lester and Jose Quintana all signed with other teams in free agency and Yu Darvish was traded to the San Diego Padres in December. With those four gone, the only remaining starters from the abbreviated 2020 season’s rotation are […] Cubs: Trevor Williams could be a pleasant surprise in the rotation - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

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Cubs roster move: Ryan Tepera re-signed to major league deal

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The righthander had a decent year with the Cubs in 2020. Ryan Tepera pitched the 2020 season for the Cubs and then departed via free agency. And now, he’s back: Ryan Tepera back to Cubs. MLB deal.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 26, 2021 Tepera appeared in 21 games for the 2020 Cubs and posted a 3.92 ERA and 1.403 WHIP in 20⅔ innings. That was good for 0.2 bWAR, which isn’t bad for a middle reliever of Tepera’s type. Inexplicably, when National League MVP votes were made public, Tepera received a 10th-place vote. It turned out...

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Dodgers’ Corey Seager ready to play, not discuss impending free agency

Seager could be part of an uber-talented group of shortstops on the free agent market next fall. But he doesn't want discussion of his contract status to become a distraction.

The Crawfish Boxes

The Opportunity of a Lifetime for Myles Straw

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Getting on-base is key for the center field favorite. For the Astros, the task of replacing George Springer, who recently departed for Toronto in free agency, is a mighty tall one. An impossible hurdle to clear in a single offseason, if ever. As good as this roster appears on paper, it is worse without one of the best players in franchise history. That is the cold, hard truth. One of the key storylines in Spring Training will be the competition for Springer’s old job as the club’s starting center fielder. For better or worse, the...

Amazin Avenue

Corey Oswalt’s path to the majors is more complicated in 2021

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Oswalt has taken quite the tumble down the totem pole. Going into last season, the Mets had subpar pitching depth, to put it mildly. But in the offseason, they’ve made several additions through free agency and trades to bolster that depth. Now, a lot of the guys who were the next man up last year find themselves way down in the pecking order, with no guarantee that they will see substantial major league playing time, if any at all. One of those pitchers is longtime Mets prospect Corey Oswalt. Last season, Oswalt pitched in four games for...

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs should stay away from Alshon Jeffery in free agency

Alshon Jeffery is a free agent, but he’s not one that the KC Chiefs should take a chance on.  You know the drill, Chiefs fans. Any time a player gets released or is on the trade block, we have to discuss if the Kansas City Chiefs would be a fit for said player. The latest […] KC Chiefs should stay away from Alshon Jeffery in free agency - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

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Dodgers Spring Training: Zach McKinstry Has Sights On Kiké Hernandez Role

With the departures of key position players Kiké Hernandez and Joc Pederson in free agency, the Los Angeles...

Cubbies Crib

Cubs: Will a loaded free agent class push Javier Baez to sign extension?

In the coming weeks, Jed Hoyer is going to sit down with Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez about contract extensions. Barring new deals, these three Cubs will hit free agency for the first time in their careers at season’s end. We know Rizzo isn’t stressing about it. The three-time All-Star first baseman talked […] Cubs: Will a loaded free agent class push Javier Baez to sign extension? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Three Trevor May predictions for the 2021 season

The first notable addition under Steve Cohen’s reign of terror (terror against the rest of the league) occurred when the New York Mets signed relief pitcher Trevor May. Before they even hired a general manager, the club went out and got one of the better relief pitchers available in free agency. Anyone who has watched […] NY Mets: Three Trevor May predictions for the 2021 season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Purple Row

Wednesday Rockpile: Key storylines for the Rockies as Spring Training ramps up

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, February 24, 2021 With positions players now reporting to Spring Training along with the pitchers and catchers who have been on site since last week, let’s take a look at the storylines that will surround the players and coaching staff heading into March. How much longer will Trevor Story wear a Rockies uniform? The 2021 season is the last of which Trevor Story falls under team control before he is eligible for free agency. The front office has been clear about its intention to sign Story to...

Redbird Rants

Cardinals: Jack Flaherty makes it clear he’s not eyeing free agency

Jack Flaherty is not eyeing free agency, despite concerns after the St. Louis Cardinals took him to an arbitration hearing. After the Cardinals took pitcher Jack Flaherty to an arbitration hearing, and lost, there were immediate questions whether that would impact his long-term outlook in St. Louis. Rightfully so. Oftentimes, arbitration hearings can lead to […] Cardinals: Jack Flaherty makes it clear he’s not eyeing free agency - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Fresh off arbitration victory vs. Cardinals, Flaherty focuses on present, does not see free agency as inevitable

Righthander talks about the 'not fun process' of arbitration for first time. Also: Shildt says Kim is getting ready to be part of the rotation.

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge says his focus is on winning, not contract extension

With free agency looming in two years, Aaron Judge came into spring training with his eyes set on one thing: winning.

Call to the Pen

Colorado Rockies: a reserved approach to free agency

Major League Baseball free agency and the general construction of teams can be broken down into three categories. The first is the easiest for fans to digest; those teams considered big spenders. Think the Los Angeles Dodgers or New York Yankees. The middle group consists of teams opting to contend but perhaps burdened by budgetary constraints. […] Colorado Rockies: a reserved approach to free agency - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Chiefs should pass on DeSean Jackson in free agency

Just because DeSean Jackson has ties to Andy Reid doesn’t mean the Kansas City Chiefs need to sign him in 2021.  You know the drill, Chiefs fans. Whenever any key player is set to be a free agent, we immediately discuss whether or not that player would be a good fit for the Kansas City […] Kansas City Chiefs should pass on DeSean Jackson in free agency - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Climbing Tal's Hill

Astros: Not in talks of an extension with Correa

On Monday, Carlos Correa told a group of reporters that he is not in talks of an extension with the Houston Astros. The shortstop does not sound worried about entering free agency either, since he wants to return to Houston. The 2021-22 free agency class will be even more of an issue moving forward for […] Astros: Not in talks of an extension with Correa - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Over the Monster

Eduardo Rodriguez should not be an extension priority

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ The position players should be the focus for extensions this spring. The 2021 season is an important one for the Red Sox organization to assess what they have in the players who are already here. Based on how said players perform during this upcoming season as well as their relative health, the front office will then make determinations about to whom they will extend contracts in 2022 and who they will target in free agency. One of the Red Sox players who will be under the most scrutiny during this season on that front is Eduardo...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Seattle CEO's words stoke fire, frustration for players, PA

As far as Anthony Rizzo is concerned, Kevin Mather simply said the quiet part out loud. Mather, the CEO and president of the Seattle Mariners, resigned Monday after video surfaced of a speech he gave to a Rotary Club this month in which he made insensitive comments about several current and former players. He also spoke bluntly on a point of contention between teams and players when he said Seattle would likely keep top prospects Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert in the minors at the start of the season to delay their right to file for free agency. The players' association has long complained...

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs: Way too early list of defensive linemen to target in 2021

The KC Chiefs could use help along the defensive line. Who are some names to watch prior to free agency?  The defensive line is very important for teams if they want to generate pressure on the quarterback and be able to stop the run effectively. For the most part, the Kansas City Chiefs have done […] KC Chiefs: Way too early list of defensive linemen to target in 2021 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Amazin Avenue

Mets season preview: Tommy Hunter

Photo by Hunter Martin/ The 34-year-old has carved out a solid major league career as a reliever. Last week, the Mets signed Tommy Hunter to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training. Now 34 years old, Hunter has been mentioned on this site several times in the past as an option for the Mets in free agency, and the team was reportedly interested in him following the 2017 season. Drafted by the Rangers in the first round back in 2007 out of the University of Alabama, Hunter made his first professional appearances in relief that year at the...

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Dodgers News: Walker Buehler Had ‘Conversations’ With Trevor Bauer During Free Agency

The Los Angeles Dodgers made arguably the biggest splash of the offseason just before the start of Spring...

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: