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MASN Sports

A look at the Orioles' list of pending minor league free agents - Steve Melewski

A look at O's list of pending minor league free agents, Rosa's time on farm

CBS Chicago

Theo Epstein: Jake Arrieta’s Work Ethic, Dominance Vaulted Cubs Into Championship Phase

"He's just been fundamental to everything we've done here," Epstein says of Arrieta, a pending free agent.

CBS Chicago

Levine: In Perhaps His Cubs Swan Song, Jake Arrieta Shines

Soon to be a free agent, Arrieta improved to 3-0 in elimination games in his Cubs career.

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Orioles sign reigning independent-league MVP, bolstering organizational depth

This is the time in the offseason when clubs start supplementing their organizational depth by signing minor league free agents, and the Orioles began their stockpiling Tuesday by signing a reigning independent-league Most Valuable Player. The team signed first baseman-outfielder Joe Maloney to...

CBS Chicago

Levine: Jake Arrieta Could Be Making Final Start In Cubs Uniform

Arrieta will be a free agent in several weeks. For now, he's trying to keep the Cubs' season alive.

Carroll County Times

Adding left-handed upgrade to rotation will be a challenge for Orioles in offseason

As the Orioles focus on rebuilding their starting rotation this offseason, the club will place emphasis on adding at least one left-handed starter, a goal that could be a difficult one given the unremarkable free-agent market that exists in terms of available lefty arms. The Orioles own a club...

Washington Times

Bryce Harper entering final year of his contract

It's here, finally, the year talked about, well, for years. Bryce Harper is going into the final season of his contract. He, most likely, will be an unrestricted free agent at this time next year. The price for his services will be astronomical, talked about ad nauseam, and one of ...

Washington Times

Twins tell Perkins they'll decline $6.5M option for 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have told left-hander Glen Perkins they will decline their $6.5 million option on his contract for 2018 and pay him a $700,000 buyout. The Twins announced the decision Wednesday, moving Perkins closer to retirement. The 34-year-old three-time All-Star will become a free agent able ...

Belleville News Democrat

Dear St. Louis Cardinals, are you glad you saved the cash on Justin Turner now?

My one big wish for the St. Louis Cardinals over the off-season was that the club would have taken a serious run at then free agent slugging third baseman Justin …

Chicago Sun-Times

With a few more playoff ‘nuts,’ is Arrieta the next free agent Lester?

Scott Boras sees Arrieta bringing the kind of playoff pedigree and credibility to a rebuilding team that Lester did as a $155-million free agent.

MASN Sports

Questions regarding Beckham, Wright, Sisco and Castro - School of Roch

A team that loses 19 of its final 23 games to finish in last place, and has 10 potential free agents and a handful of stars entering the final year of their contracts, is bound to be faced with plenty...

All Things Rockies | Denver Post

Greg Holland declines option with Rockies, according to report, will become free agent

Rockies closer Greg Holland, who tied a franchise record with 41 saves this season, will not exercise the $15 million player option on his contract and will explore the free-agent market,  according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Seattle Times

Mariners CEO John Stanton understands anguish of fans as playoff drought continues

Will the Mariners spend big on a free agent? “I’d rather have a Mitch Haniger” than another payroll bust like Richie Sexson, Stanton suggests.

Washington Times

Rangers infielders Gosselin, Middlebrooks now free agents

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers infielders Phil Gosselin and Will Middlebrooks have become free agents after declining outright assignments to Triple-A Round Rock. The Rangers said Tuesday that Gosselin, Middlebrooks, right-hander Paul Espino and outfielder Jared Hoying cleared waivers and were assigned outright to the Triple-A team. Gosselin, acquired ...

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers manager search: Would Al Avila consider surprise candidate?

Royals catching coach Pedro Grifol and others like him have resumes totally unlike that of former manager Brad Ausmus, which is one reason not to discount them. DETROIT -- There aren't many big names on the managerial free-agent market right now, but if you're a baseball fan you've probably heard of most coaches on the Tigers' candidate list. But there are also a few wild cards, candidates largely unknown outside of baseball circles. MLB Network's Jon Morosi floated one such name this week when he reported that Kansas City Royals catching instructor Pedro...

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers' arbitration-eligible players estimated to cost $24 million in 2018

The biggest decision will involve Jose Iglesias, who is entering the final year of arbitration and will be a free agent after the 2018 season. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will have to spend $24.3 million if they want to keep all nine of their arbitration-eligible players, according an analysis by MLB Trade Rumors.  The website uses a model to project arbitration salaries and it's usually quite accurate.  Players with more than three but less than six years of Major League service time are eligible for arbitration. (A small number of Super 2 players with...

Red Reporter

On trusting Brandon Finnegan and Anthony DeSclafani

Can the Reds do just that? Devin Mesoraco will make over $13 million bucks during the 2018 season while also likely sitting on the bench for the majority of games. Adam Duvall, Jesse Winker, and Scott Schebler are three human beings who play corner outfield positions, of which there are only two in everyday lineups. Zack Cozart had a monster 5 WAR season, but is going to cost a pretty penny to keep around thanks to free agency. Oh, and mashing superprospect Nick Senzel is on the cusp of the big leagues with 2017 breakout performers Eugenio Suarez and Scooter Gennett now blocking him at his...

All Things Rockies | Denver Post

GM Jeff Bridich facing critical free-agent decisions as Rockies enter offseason

The mood in the visitor's clubhouse at Chase Field on Wednesday night was somber, but certainly not defeatist.

MASN Sports

Flaherty on free agency: "I have a lot of loyalty to this team" - School of Roch

If anyone needs further proof that time passes quickly, consider that Orioles utility infielder Ryan Flaherty is entering free agency. The same Ryan Flaherty who joined the Orioles as a Rule 5 pick at the 2011 Winter Meetings in Dallas....

Baltimore Sun

Analyzing the pending free agents in the playoffs that the Orioles could target

After three days of playoff baseball, it seems clear that every game won't include a mention of Orioles closer Zach Britton not pitching in last year's Wild Card game and it's safe for those in the Baltimore area to watch this fall. Aside from rooting against the team's rivals, there could be a...

Amazin Avenue

2017 Mets Minor League Review: GCL Mets

Reviewing the 2017 GCL Mets season Season Record: 19-37 (Gulf Coast League East Division, 5th place) Wins and losses certainly matter, especially to those guys suiting up on the field, but in the Gulf Coast League, player development is key. The GCL Mets might have only won 19 ballgames, but at times, they were the most exciting of all the Mets’ minor league affiliates thanks to their solid blend of both hitting and pitching prospects. Joining international free agents that had already made their stateside debuts in 2016, notable international free agent signings Daison Acosta, Gregory...

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers manager search: Playoff losses will start to free up candidates

The Colorado Rockies loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks means bench coach Mike Redmond is now free to interview. DETROIT -- The Colorado Rockies loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks means bench coach Mike Redmond is now free to interview. Redmond, 46, has ties to Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila from their time in the Miami Marlins organization. The Detroit News reported this week that Avila plans to interview him.  Redmond originally signed with the Marlins as an undrafted free agent from Gonzaga University in 1992. He played in the big leagues for the...

Larry Brown Sports

Justin Upton expected to opt out of contract

Justin Upton is expected to opt out of his current contract and become a free agent, according to a report. Upton has four years and $88 million left on his current deal, which he signed as a free agent two years ago. His original deal with Detroit was for six years at over $132 million,...Read More

MASN Sports

Clearing payroll for pitching and more on Bancells' retirement - School of Roch

The Orioles will head into the offseason with seven confirmed free agents, two players with 2018 team options in their contracts that likely will be turned into buyouts and a catcher who holds a player option. There's a significant amount...

Washington Times

Blue Jays decline mutual option on OF Jose Bautista

TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays will decline their mutual option on outfielder Jose Bautista, making the six-time All-Star a free agent. General manager Ross Atkins announced the decision Tuesday in a season-ending news conference. Atkins said Bautista was made aware of the team's plans "a couple of weeks ...

Belleville News Democrat

If not Lance Lynn, who will St. Louis Cardinals count on to take the ball in 2018?

The St. Louis Cardinals have been cool to the overtures of pending free agent pitcher Lance Lynn who insisted through the season that he’d like to sign an extension with …

San Francisco Chronicle

A’s brass address offseason concerns, will continue to focus on youth

Oakland’s feel-good September might be trickling into the way the A’s approach the winter, too. The team’s top honchos made it clear Monday that even after a third consecutive last-place finish there won’t be a lot of sweeping changes this offseason - the mainstays will be back, don’t expect any major free-agent starting pitchers to be added - and next year will be about continuing that late-season upward trajectory with primarily home-grown pieces. “We had a number of guys who came up and performed well and we have some more guys coming,” vice...

Morosi: Lawrie reunion only makes sense if Travis is unhealthy

MLB insider Jon Paul Morosi addresses the news that the Blue Jays may be interested in a reunion with now free agent, Brett Lawrie, wondering if he’s even a fit.

Bautista’s candid sit down interview with Hazel Mae

Jose Bautista sits down with Hazel Mae to talk about the free agency process, fan support and how age effects how he prepares going into a new season.

Should the New York Mets pursue Matt Wieters?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Gary Apple, John Harper, and Nelson Figueroa take a look at free-agent catcher Matt Wieters as a possible target for the New York Mets behind the plate.