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Tigers spring training roster projections: Outfield

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via The Tigers are looking for someone to take a step forward in the outfield this year. See kids? It pays to procrastinate. When we first started our roster preview series, the Detroit Tigers had not yet signed a free agent outfielder to a major league deal. We had wondered aloud for most of 2020 whether they should go after Yasiel Puig or another free agent to help shore up what was (surprise!) one of the worst outfields in baseball last year. At the time, we were looking at an outfield where no single player was projected for 1.0 fWAR. Former Rule...

Reviewing the Brew

Brewers News: Free Agent Brock Holt Signs With Crew

The Milwaukee Brewers were not quite done with their offseason additions, despite the full squad reporting to spring training already. If you look at Brock Holt‘s career and his statistics, he seems like a perfect fit for the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s extremely versatile, hits left handed, and puts up strong offensive numbers. According to reports, […] Brewers News: Free Agent Brock Holt Signs With Crew - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Red Reporter

The Red Report 2020 - Luis Castillo

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports 2020 is the time for Luis Castillo to put it all together. Fast Facts Born December 12, 1992 in Bani, Dominican Republic Originally signed in 2011 by the San Francisco Giants Right handed pitcher Finished 8th in the RoY vote in 2017 Organizational History Signed by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent on December 23, 2011.Debut June 23, 2017.Rookie Status: Exceeded Rookie status during 2017 season.2020 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible.Arb Eligible: 2021Free Agent: 2024 Career Stats Standard Pitching ...

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Yoelkis Cespedes: A player on the rise

  Yoelkis Cespedes is a player to watch during the next international free agent signing period. Yoelkis Cespedes is the younger half brother of the Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and mirrors his brother in his ability to play the game. The younger Céspedes has all the tools to be a dominant force in the league. […] Yoelkis Cespedes: A player on the rise - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs: Phillip Dorsett could be nice receiver option for 2020

The wide receiver position is going to need some fine tuning for the KC Chiefs this offseason. Could Phillip Dorsett be someone the Chiefs look at on the free agent market? The Kansas City Chiefs very well could lose their WR2 and WR3 this offseason, as Sammy Watkins‘ future as a Chief is up in […] KC Chiefs: Phillip Dorsett could be nice receiver option for 2020 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

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MLB Free Agents: 5 pitchers ready to test the market in 2021

Here are five starting pitchers that have the potential to sign huge deals as MLB free agents following the 2020 season. This offseason, major contracts were awarded to players who came off impressive campaigns. Starting pitchers, especially, got paid very well. Very, very well. The New York Yankees signed Gerrit Cole to a record-setting contract […] MLB Free Agents: 5 pitchers ready to test the market in 2021 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Chiefs: Six players to let walk in free agency in 2020

As the Super Bowl celebrations conclude, the Kansas City Chiefs are transitioning into offseason mode; Part of that is deciding which free agents to let walk and which to keep. Here are six that shouldn’t be brought back for 2020. It’s officially the offseason for the Kansas City Chiefs and there are going to be […] Kansas City Chiefs: Six players to let walk in free agency in 2020 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Cincinnati.com

'Put up or shut up': Cincinnati Reds embracing higher expectations after busy offseason

The Reds know expectations are up after spending more than $166 million on free agents. "I think it's time to put up or shut up," Curt Casali said.        

Rising Apple

Mets of the Future: Meet Alexander Ramirez, the potential future CF in Flushing

Alexander Ramirez is one of the top international free agents in baseball and a possible future center fielder for the New York Mets Baseball is an international sport and the New York Mets have bolstered their minor league system with some additions in this market. In the coming years, they’ll reap those rewards. Back in […] Mets of the Future: Meet Alexander Ramirez, the potential future CF in Flushing - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bless You Boys

Poll: Was the Tigers’ offseason a success?

Feb. 12, 2020; Lakeland, Florida, USA — General Manager Al Avila watches the pitchers throw during their bullpen session. | Adam Dubbin / Bless You Boys The Tigers filled a number of holes with low-cost free agents, but are you satisfied? Barring a low-level signing or waiver wire pick-up, the Detroit Tigers appear to be done with their offseason shopping. They added Cameron Maybin to a busy outfield picture earlier this week, and signed a trio of free agents during the Winter Meetings to fill a few major holes on their roster. Ivan Nova, signed in January, adds some depth to their...

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Chiefs: Potential three-team trade involving Chris Jones

Free agency and draft time lead to crazy trade rumors and ideas. How about a three team trade involving a team needing a quarterback and the Kansas City Chiefs netting a return for Chris Jones? The most difficult part in trying to determine any trade partner is that, as a single person, you are basically […] Kansas City Chiefs: Potential three-team trade involving Chris Jones - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Chiefs would be perfect fit for Chris Harris in free agency

The Kansas City Chiefs are more than likely going to lose two of their best cornerbacks this offseason, but help could be on the way in the form of Chris Harris. Kansas City Chiefs fans who also root for the Kansas Jayhawks are all too familiar with Chris Harris, as the cornerback played his college […] Kansas City Chiefs would be perfect fit for Chris Harris in free agency - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Rising Apple

Why the Mets need to prioritize extending Noah Syndergaard over Michael Conforto

With both players set to be free agents following the 2021 season, the New York Mets need to prioritized signing Noah Syndergaard to an extension over Michael Conforto. The 2015 MLB season now feels like a lifetime ago, and looking back on it, many fans see that season as a turning point in the New […] Why the Mets need to prioritize extending Noah Syndergaard over Michael Conforto - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Golden Gate Sports

Do the San Francisco Giants have a legitimate shot at Mookie Betts in 2021?

Newly-acquired Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts will be a free agent after this year. Do the San Francisco Giants have a shot at landing him in 2021? The beginning of the 2020 MLB season leaves fans of the San Francisco Giants in an unfamiliar place. After winning the World Series three times in the […] Do the San Francisco Giants have a legitimate shot at Mookie Betts in 2021? - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs: Demarcus Robinson will command more than Chiefs can afford

KC Chiefs free agent receiver Demarcus Robinson will likely command a salary that exceeds what the Chiefs can/should pay. Let’s look at what a potential contract could look like for Robinson. Continuing in a line of Kansas City Chiefs free agents and what they may command on the open market, we take a look at […] KC Chiefs: Demarcus Robinson will command more than Chiefs can afford - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers mailbag: Keep an eye on this player in 2021 free agency

Detroit Tigers mailbag, answering questions on the first big move to signify team is now building, international prospects and more        

Call to the Pen

Chicago Cubs: Former utility man Ben Zobrist is all but retired

Former Chicago Cubs World Series MVP Ben Zobrist is a free agent and is all but retired as we are a week away from Spring Training and he remains unsigned. The writing has been on the wall for some time, but former Chicago Cubs utility man Ben Zobrist is all but retired.  The reason he […] Chicago Cubs: Former utility man Ben Zobrist is all but retired - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Daily News

Colin Kaepernick, who still wants to play in the NFL, writing a memoir

Colin Kaepernick is turning his experiences into a memoir. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and current free agent sat down with Jarrett Bell of USA Today to discuss his upcoming memoir. "I learned early on that in fighting against systematic oppression, dehumanization and colonization,...

New York Post

Zack Wheeler heard ‘crickets’ from Mets before Phillies signing

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Zack Wheeler gave the Mets a chance. Their answer — or lack thereof — will play out in NL East battles for years to come. The new Phillies right-hander said he talked to the Mets early on in his free agency and both sides agreed to circle back at the end before...

Call to the Pen

New York Mets: Seth Lugo could challenge for save opportunities

Expect Edwin Diaz to have a short leash as the New York Mets closer this year, with Seth Lugo waiting in the wings to capitalize on those save chances. The New York Mets signed four key free agents this offseason, all pitchers. Among them were essential bullpen arms Dellin Betances and Brad Brach. The Mets […] New York Mets: Seth Lugo could challenge for save opportunities - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

KC Kingdom

Kansas City Chiefs: Breeland Speaks’ 2020 role unclear

The headliner of a disappointing 2018 draft class, defensive lineman Breeland Speaks could play an important role for the Kansas City Chiefs as they work to retool their roster Uncertainty rules the land as fans far and wide wonder what exactly is going on with the Kansas City Chiefs free agents, many of whom played […] Kansas City Chiefs: Breeland Speaks’ 2020 role unclear - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

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Chicago Cubs: For the Cubbies, it’s “who’s on second?”

The signing of Jason Kipnis gives the Chicago Cubs one more option to fill their vacancy at second base. Who gets the job? Tuesday’s signing of free agent Jason Kipnis to a minor league contract gives the Chicago Cubs one additional option to fill the hole at second base created by the departure of Addison […] Chicago Cubs: For the Cubbies, it’s “who’s on second?” - 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 part ways with Demarcus Robinson

The Kansas City Chiefs have some difficult decisions to make this offseason, but one of the easier ones should be letting Demarcus Robinson walk in free agency. Somehow it’s already been four years since the Kansas City Chiefs drafted Demarcus Robinson. Time flies, doesn’t it? With four years passing by, that means Robinson is now […] Kansas City Chiefs should part ways with Demarcus Robinson - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs: Kicking tires on Dez Bryant for 2020 season not a bad idea

Dez Bryant worked out with KC Chiefs receiver Mecole Hardman. With several wide receivers hitting free agency this spring, bringing in Bryant for the 2020 season wouldn’t be crazy in the least bit. The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will be busy this offseason when it comes to free agency and one name that […] KC Chiefs: Kicking tires on Dez Bryant for 2020 season not a bad idea - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Cincinnati.com

2020 Cincinnati Reds questions: What's the biggest concern facing the Reds?

The Reds certainly had a busy offseason, signing five free agents, but there are some concerns about the roster heading into the 2020 season.        

KC Kingdom

KC Chiefs should consider using transition tag on Bashaud Breeland

With Bashaud Breeland potentially being the best cornerback on the free agent market, the KC Chiefs should consider using the transition tag to some maintain contract leverage. The Kansas City Chiefs will have some tough decisions to make this offseason and one that isn’t being talked about enough is what they should regarding Bashaud Breeland, […] KC Chiefs should consider using transition tag on Bashaud Breeland - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Ben Zobrist won’t play in 2020

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The versatile Cub is likely retired. Ben Zobrist missed much of the 2019 season attending to personal matters, and then became a free agent at the end of the year. Now, it appears he’s played his last major-league game: Ben Zobrist hasn’t announced anything but is at home and has no plans to play. Very nice career: started versatility trend and was rewarded for it, won 2 rings— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 12, 2020 Ben turns 39 in May, and if he has “no plans to play” in 2020, his career is likely over. He played nine years under Joe Maddon in...

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.