5:05 PM EDT, Sat May 25, 2019
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...

Pinstripe Alley

NYY news: Visiting the exotic locales of Dallas and Madison

Evaluating the pitching options that are Dallas Keuchel and Madison Bumgarner; Checking in on Paxton and Didi’s injury recoveries. New York Post: In case you missed it, Friday night’s game was rained out, and will be made up as part of a doubleheader today. CBS Sports | Mike Axisa: With the Yankee rotation going through all the injuries it has so far, it’s not shocking that people consider them a landing spot for some of the marquee pitchers who are or could be available. One of those is Dallas Keuchel, who is still available in the free agent market. Keuchel may not be the type of...

Tampa Bay Times

Ryan Yarbrough sure looked like an answer in pitching Rays past Indians, 7-2

CLEVELAND - Don't worry about making another call, at least for now, to free-agent Dallas Keuchel, or ringing up old buddy James Shields.Hold off on making any trade offers for Madison Bumgarner, Marcus Stroman, Noah Syndergaard or any of the other veteran starters sure

Bears Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports

Former White Sox pitcher Ervin Santana agrees to a minor-league contract with the Mets

Ervin Santana has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Mets pending a successful physical and will report to the team's spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Santana became a free agent on April 29, three days after he was designated for release by the Chicago White Sox, who...

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...

Over the Monster

Yeah, it’s a Craig Kimbrel post

We haven’t done this in a while, to be fair It’s been a little while since we talked about Craig Kimbrel. In fact, as far as I can tell we haven’t really mentioned the closer in a post more than in passing since before the regular season got underway. If you only pay attention to the Red Sox and not the league as a whole, it’s understandable if you’re not up on your Kimbrel knowledge. You probably assume he found a new team and is doing Kimbrel things somewhere. Instead, he is still a free agent because very little in baseball’s economic system makes sense anymore. Bullpens, as...

The Denver Post

Rockies should consider signing Dallas Keuchel after the MLB draft

Dallas Keuchel is still a free agent and a number of teams around Major League Baseball could use the help of the former Cy Young Award winner.

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

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees call up David Hale, option Nestor Cortes Jr.

The Yankees keep the pitching staff fresh by adding Hale. The Yankees announced a roster move prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Orioles. The team added right-handed pitcher David Hale to the roster, and as a corresponding move, optioned Nestor Cortes Jr. to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. To clear space on the 40-man roster, the club shifted Miguel Andujar to the 60-day injured list. Hale, 31, signed with the Yankees as a minor league free agent in late January. As a starter for the Triple-A RailRiders, the right-hander owns a 4.11 ERA (3.89 FIP) with an 8.51 K/9 rate. You may...

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies: Journeyman Phil Gosselin living the dream with his hometown team

Journeyman Phil Gosselin has paved his way to the critical position of utility infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies this year. Coming into this season, the talk surrounding the Phillies in the time leading up to Opening Day consisted mainly of the many big-name free agent acquisitions they made this off-season, Bryce Harper. Hiding in the […] Phillies: Journeyman Phil Gosselin living the dream with his hometown team - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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

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....

Lookout Landing

MLB Draft 2019

Getting you ready for the newest infusion of prospects to the system The 2019 MLB draft takes place from June 3-5. The first two rounds will be broadcast on MLB Network, and the whole thing is viewable (“viewable”—there isn’t video for the late rounds, only audio) for free on MLB.com. The Mariners have the following picks in the draft: 20 (1st round) 59 (2nd round) 76 (Competitive Balance Round B, received in trade from Cleveland) 97 (3rd round) 126 (4th round) And then the 19th pick in every round from 5-40, starting with pick number 156. With neither Dallas Keuchel nor Craig...

Lone Star Ball

Josh Hamilton, Richard Greene to be inducted in Rangers Hall of Fame

The Rangers have announced that Josh Hamilton and Richard Greene are being inducted into the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame The Texas Rangers announced today that outfielder Josh Hamilton and former Arlington Mayor Richard Greene will be inducted into the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame prior to the team’s game on Saturday, August 17. Josh Hamilton, of course, was a key member of the Rangers’ top A.L. Championship teams, and played for the Rangers from 2008-12. After the 2012 season, he left as a free agent to join the Angels on a 5 year, $125 million deal that did not go...

The Mercury News

Giants haunted by free agent they could have signed in blowout loss to D’backs

The Giants pursued a wide array of outfielders this offseason, but one they didn't check in on helped lead the D'backs to a series-opening win on Friday.

Gregerson designated for assignment, Leone demoted as Cards activate Martinez, recall Helsley

The Cardinals signed free agent Luke Gregerson to a two-year, $11 million contract before the 2018 season but haven't received much for their money. Injuries limited Gregerson, now 35, to 11 games in 2018 and six games this season. His…

Bleed Cubbie Blue

On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Nationals series preview

The last time the Cubs were in D.C., it rained. A lot. The Nationals signed Patrick Corbin and Brian Dozier as free agents and hoped to move on and continue to contend without Bryce Harper. That hasn’t happened. Here’s Patrick Reddington of our SB Nation Nats site Federal Baseball to explain some of the reasons why. It’s been a frustrating start to the 2019 campaign for Nationals fans and players alike. They’ve had a number of injuries strike early and have been forced to go without the likes of Trea Turner (broken finger), Anthony Rendon (bruised elbow), Juan Soto (back spasms),...

Lookout Landing

FanPost Friday: Your favorite Nelson Cruz moment

The Boomstick is back in town Nelson Cruz is back in Seattle this weekend for the first time since signing with the Minnesota Twins as a free agent. I have a huge soft spot in my heart for Cruz as a player and as a stand-up human being who uses his status and financial means for good in his home country of the Dominican Republic. Cruz outperformed every expectation I had for him as a Seattle Mariner and memorably put the team on his back and did everything he could to will the team into the playoffs down the stretch in 2016. As Mariners fans, we haven’t seen very many right-handed power...

AZ Snake Pit

2019 MLB Draft Basics

Just what does the upcoming draft situation look like for the Arizona Diamondbacks and what does it all mean? The 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft is set to take place on Monday June 3rd. Through a combination of fortunes, both good and bad, trades, and free agent departures, the Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed seven of the top-75 selections and eight of the first 93 in this years draft. This upcoming draft is, without a doubt, the most significant moment in Mike Hazen’s tenure as General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. When Hazen was brought aboard as GM in September of 2015, he...

Redbird Rants

St. Louis Cardinals: Anthony Shew’s journey has been about growth

Before getting hit by a liner on May 12, Anthony Shew was making his emergence and stating his case to get his shot on the St. Louis Cardinals. His journey from undrafted free agent to potential MLB promotion has been one of growth. As an undrafted free agent signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in […] St. Louis Cardinals: Anthony Shew’s journey has been about growth - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tampa Bay Times

Why Avisail Garcia and the Rays have been such a good fit

MIAMI - The Rays checked out a few other hitters during the off-season, getting into talks with Nelson Cruz and DJ LeMahieu among other free agents, exploring some trade options big and small.When none of those deals happened for various reasons, they ended up signing Avisail

Lookout Landing

The state of the trade market for Edwin Encarnación

Contenders have settled for cheaper, inferior options thus far. What, if anything, can the M’s get for their veteran slugger? Yesterday the Yankees made a move to weaken their roster. They sent the Oakland Athletics cash in exchange for veteran DH/”1B” Kendrys Morales. Oakland themselves acquired Morales a month and a half ago from the Toronto Blue Jays for a low-minors infielder named Jesus Lopez and a small chunk of international free agent cap space. Both the Yankees and A’s came into 2019 with reasonable playoff aspirations and were facing injuries to their 1B and DH depth. The...

The Denver Post

Analysis: Bryce Harper’s numbers are trending down and there’s real reason for concern

Philadelphia Phillies fans, unhappy with the performance of Bryce Harper, the high-priced free agent signed by the team for a then-record $330 million this offseason, serenaded him with boos Monday night after his third strikeout of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Call to the Pen

MLB: Why Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel Should Be Signed

All-Star Pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel should be signed but remain free agents, and they won’t be signed until after the MLB draft. Here’s why… There is no doubt that about every single MLB franchise wants Dallas Keuchel and/or Craig Kimbrel on their team, but the reason they aren’t is because of a thing […] MLB: Why Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel Should Be Signed - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies rumors: Dallas Keuchel, Craig Kimbrel could come after draft

A Dallas Keuchel or Craig Kimbrel signing would more likely come after the MLB Draft as the Phillies and others wouldn’t lose any picks or pool money. The season is almost two months in, yet some of the biggest free agents from the last offseason remain available: Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel. The Phillies were […] Phillies rumors: Dallas Keuchel, Craig Kimbrel could come after draft - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

Miguel Andujar wasn’t a star entering the season, and he isn’t a lost cause now

The Yankees’ young third baseman has long been polarizing, but in truth, he’s always fallen somewhere between the extremes. Through no fault of his own, Miguel Andujar ended up as one of the Yankees’ most polarizing players this past offseason. Thanks to a confluence of his impressive but flawed skillset, the top-heavy free agent market, and the long-held presumption by some that the Yankees would act as major players in the winter of 2019, Andujar got caught in a crossfire of sorts. Plenty of fans praised Andujar’s abundant abilities at the plate, and the contrast his...

Federal Baseball

Toronto Blue Jays claim Jimmy Cordero off waivers from Washington Nationals...

Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies for a PTBNL in 2016, Jimmy Cordero debuted in the majors out of the Nationals’ bullpen last season. Now he’s headed to Toronto... In order to make room on the 40-Man roster for the addition of free agent Gerardo Parra, the Washington Nationals designated reliever Jimmy Cordero for assignment last week. Earlier this afternoon, the Nationals confirmed reports which said that the Toronto Blue Jays claimed the right-hander on waivers and assigned 27-year-old to their Triple-A affiliate. Cordero was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies for a Player...

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

Adam Pellerin and Nick Cafardo break down Red Sox Spring Training

NESN's Adam Pellerin and Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo analyze Matt Barnes as a closer, Craig Kimbrel's future and what moves the Red Sox could make with different free agents around the MLB.