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Rising Apple

NY Mets non-tender candidates: 5 players most likely to be released

The thing to understand about baseball offseason is that sometimes we are treated to a much more intriguing class of free agents than originally believed. By non-tendering a player, teams can forego the possibility of paying an arbitration-eligible player and release him outright. This is how Wilmer Flores’ time with the New York Mets unceremoniously […] NY Mets non-tender candidates: 5 players most likely to be released - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Purple Row

Sunday Rockpile: Finding a replacement Rockies closer

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Sunday, October 17, 2021 Last week, I spent some time looking at replacement options in the event that Trevor Story chooses to leave Colorado. It’s one of the decisions the Rockies will be addressing this offseason in an attempt to right the ship and get the team back in contention. Another aspect of that the team that needs to be addressed is the bullpen, and more specifically the role of the closer. Once again, we’ll look at some of the in-house and free-agent options for the Rockies to deploy...

Redbird Rants

Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis to decline Carlos Martinez’s option

The Cardinals will decline Carlos Martinez’s club option, marking the end of a frustrating career in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals firing manager Mike Shildt came as a stunner. Few, if any, saw it coming. But in news that everyone saw coming, the Cardinals will decline Carlos Martinez’s $17 million club option, according to […] Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis to decline Carlos Martinez’s option - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs 40-man roster coin-flips: Tommy Nance

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ First in a series about guys on the bubble for the 40-man this offseason. For the next few months, I’ll have a dual focus in my Cubs writing. (And neither is fake trades.) I’m aiming to have daily prospect articles once the postseason ends, and I want to shake out the 40-man roster the same way Dick Butkus used to account for ball-carriers. Any of the players that don’t seem obvious as far as roster keeps will get at least a brief look. My first in a series on 40-man roster coin flips is Tommy Nance. An undrafted free agent signed by the...

Pinstripe Alley

NYY news: Trading places?

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Could other teams eye up Aaron Boone for a manager job?; five questions the Yankees need to answer this offseason; Pedro Martínez revisits 2003 Don Zimmer incident; how far could Giancarlo Stanton’s Wild Card single have gone without the Green Monster?; Ryan LaMarre opts for free agency. SNY | Andy Martino: While we know that the Yankees are making some coaching changes this offseason, the fate of manager Aaron Boone still hasn’t been decided or announced. While it seems like that the Yankees will end up trying to keep him, it seems as...

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Potential fallout of re-signing Javier Baez

At this point, nobody knows what the New York Mets will do this off-season. Owner Steve Cohen wants to win, and the talent already on the roster is playoff-caliber. Except, with numerous key contributors awaiting free agency, there are going to be plenty of decisions to make. As the Mets go into an off-season of […] NY Mets: Potential fallout of re-signing Javier Baez - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Redbird Rants

Evaluating the 4 strongest St. Louis Cardinals managerial candidates

Who will be the next St. Louis Cardinals manager? As we all know by now, the St. Louis Cardinals made a stunning-jaw-dropping-fall-out-of-your-chair move on Thursday by firing manager Mike Shildt. No one, absolutely no one, saw this coming. Even the most committed Shildt critics were taken aback. Immediately names from inside and outside the Cardinals […] Evaluating the 4 strongest St. Louis Cardinals managerial candidates - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Redbird Rants

A new dawn has arrived for St. Louis Cardinals baseball

When the St. Louis Cardinals fired manager Mike Shildt in a surprise move, it made something clear. Things are about to change in the organization. It was a stunning development when news broke that the St. Louis Cardinals had fired Mike Shidt as manager. The reason given was “philosophical differences,” which is as interesting as […] A new dawn has arrived for St. Louis Cardinals baseball - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs: Carlos Correa interested in the idea of coming to Chicago

During the past week, when the Houston Astros rolled into town to play the White Sox, reporters couldn’t help but ask some very interesting questions to All-Star shortstop, Carlos Correa. Correa, who is an impending free agent, was asked many questions about the city of Chicago and even the Chicago Cubs. In an article written […] Chicago Cubs: Carlos Correa interested in the idea of coming to Chicago - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Redbird Rants

5 candidates to be the St. Louis Cardinals manager

The St. Louis Cardinals have a vacancy in their manager role. Here are five people who could fit the job. The St. Louis Cardinals shocked the baseball world on Thursday as they announced the dismissal of Mike Shildt as manager. John Mozeliak cited “philosophical differences” as the team’s reason for the firing. Fans have begun […] 5 candidates to be the St. Louis Cardinals manager - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Pinstripe Alley

NYY news: Nevn, Thames out; Boone’s fate unclear

Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports Cleaning house in the dugout; Aaron Boone still a managerial option; Pereza and Volpe chomping at the bit; Koerner a free agent New York Post | Dan Martin: By now, most fans know the major moves the Yankees made yesterday, informing hitting coach Marcus Thames, deputy P.J. Pilittere, and third-base coach Phil Nevin that they will not be returning for the 2022 season. While this wasn’t necessarily an unexpected development, it does potentially indicate a significant change in the on-field management of the club. Thames, especially,...

Pinstripe Alley

NYY news: Nevin, Thames out; Boone’s fate unclear

Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports Cleaning house in the dugout; Aaron Boone still a managerial option; Peraza and Volpe chomping at the bit; Koerner a free agent New York Post | Dan Martin: By now, most fans know the major moves the Yankees made yesterday, informing hitting coach Marcus Thames, deputy P.J. Pilittere, and third-base coach Phil Nevin that they will not be returning for the 2022 season. While this wasn’t necessarily an unexpected development, it does potentially indicate a significant change in the on-field management of the club. Thames, especially,...

Redbird Rants

This former Cardinals player could be St. Louis’ next manager

Former St. Louis Cardinals player Skip Schumaker appears to be a candidate for the managerial opening. The St. Louis Cardinals’ move to fire manager Mike Shildt stunned the industry. No one, and I mean absolutely no one, saw it coming. Yet within minutes of the news to announce the move, candidates to replace Shildt at […] This former Cardinals player could be St. Louis’ next manager - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Detroit Jock City

Detroit Tigers: Shortstop Corey Seager is worth a look this offseason

The Detroit Tigers are projected to sign a big-name free agent this offseason. There is plenty to consider bringing in and plenty the organization should avoid. One of the names that has the Tigers as one of the frontrunners is Carlos Correa. However, bypassing the Astros, long-time shortstop might not be the worst idea. Some […] Detroit Tigers: Shortstop Corey Seager is worth a look this offseason - Detroit Jock City - Detroit Jock City - A Detroit Sports blog

Redbird Rants

Could St. Louis Cardinals hire Yadier Molina as manager?

Fans have wondered if Yadier Molina could be the club’s first modern-day player-manager. With the unexpected firing of Mike Shildt on Thursday, could it happen? The St. Louis Cardinals’ firing of manager Mike Shildt on Thursday left fans and the baseball world shocked. John Mozeliak, Cardinals president of baseball operations, said it was a matter […] Could St. Louis Cardinals hire Yadier Molina as manager? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Redbird Rants

5 free agents the St. Louis Cardinals shouldn’t bring back

With several free agents hitting the market this offseason, there are some the St Louis Cardinals should not bring back. The St. Louis Cardinals used the argument that they could not make certain moves for free agents or trade due to budgetary restrictions. During this offseason, the Cardinals are assured to shred a lot of […] 5 free agents the St. Louis Cardinals shouldn’t bring back - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Kings of Kauffman

KC Royals: Why Qualifying Offer issues will be easy

Baseball’s Hot Stove, the game’s winter-long rumor, conjecture, trade and free agent signing frenzy, heats up soon. Free agents officially become free agents the morning after the Word Series ends, triggering the five days their immediately former clubs have to make Qualifying Offers, which this year must be $18.4 million. So the KC Royals, who […] KC Royals: Why Qualifying Offer issues will be easy - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Erik González Elects Free Agency

After spending the past three season with the Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Erik González has elected free agent ending his tenure in Pittsburgh In November of 2018 the Pittsburgh Pirates and then general manager Neal Huntington swung a five-player trade with the Cleveland Indians. While the Pirates gave up infielder Max Moroff and outfielder Jordan Luplow, […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Erik González Elects Free Agency - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Redbird Rants

Should the St. Louis Cardinals trade for Craig Kimbrel?

Why the St. Louis Cardinals shouldn’t trade for Craig Kimbrel despite him being available. Entering the offseason, the St. Louis Cardinals have a number of needs. Shortstop. Starting pitcher. A fourth outfielder. But could they look to upgrade in the ninth inning over Alex Reyes and Giovanny Gallegos? If they choose to do so, one […] Should the St. Louis Cardinals trade for Craig Kimbrel? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Red Reporter

Searching for silver linings with the Cincinnati Reds in free agency

Photo by Justin Berl/ It’s going to take a microscope on a telescope, but we’re looking If the search engine in our CMS was slightly more functional, you’d be able to course through the annals of Red Reporter history for the phrase The Reds have no money and are talking to no one with quite the fervor. It’s been perhaps the single most uttered phrase around these parts since the inception of this place some 15 or so years ago, sadly ringing true at almost every turn of chance. The Reds are currently wading into the flotsam of the one time it truly hasn’t rung...

Lone Star Ball

Hyeon-jong Yang returning to KBO, per report

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ Lefthanded pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang is reportedly looking at a return to the KBO for 2022 MLB Rumors: Hyeon-jong Yang, former pitcher of the Kia Tigers of the KBO who was with the Texas Rangers in 2021, is in talks to return to the KBO in 2022, according to a report out of South Korea. Per the report, the Tigers said that they are in talks with Yang, who will be a free agent five days after the conclusion of the World Series. Yang, 33, had spent his entire professional career with the Kia Tigers of the KBO, making his debut as a 19 year old in...

Redbird Rants

Cardinals News: St. Louis fires manager Mike Shildt

The St. Louis Cardinals have fired manager Mike Shildt in a move that no one saw coming. In the stunner of all stunners, the St. Louis Cardinals have fired manager Mike Shildt, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. All indications were that Shildt’s job was safe. The players had publicly backed him, he seemingly had […] Cardinals News: St. Louis fires manager Mike Shildt - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for October 13, 2021

Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets face a big decision in impending free agent Javy Báez. Deesha Thosar looks at how the $18.4 million qualifying offer will impact the Mets’ free agents such as Michael Conforto and Noah Syndergaard. After Jacob deGrom got off to a historic start to the season, it was reliever Aaron Loup who ended up having a historic 2021 campaign. Josh Byrnes, a senior VP for the Dodgers, is one of the names the Mets have discussed for their...

Jays Journal

Blue Jays: Position prospects who could crack the Opening Day roster

The Toronto Blue Jays head into the offseason with two key pieces from the 2021 campaign heading to free agency in infielder Marcus Semien and left-hander Robbie Ray. While the jury is still out on whether either player will return, this year’s free-agent class is one of the most stacked in recent memory, especially up […] Blue Jays: Position prospects who could crack the Opening Day roster - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

Fish Stripes

The Offishial Show Episode 137: Marlins Offseason Shopping—Aisle 1

Original photo by Top Miami Marlins targets coming off seasons of 1.0 rWAR or less. New series on The Offishial Show! To prep you for the MLB hot stove, Ely Sussman and Louis Addeo-Weiss embark on “Marlins Offseason Shopping,” a five-part breakdown of potential free agents and trade candidates who best suit the Fish. We’re grouping them into separate “aisles” based on 2021 performance. Here in Aisle 1, you’ll find players who produced 1.0 Wins Above Replacement or less on Baseball-Reference, including Tucker Barnhart, Brad Miller, Corey Knebel and Joc...

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Potential Outfield Free Agent Targets

The Pittsburgh Pirates have little depth in the outfield for the 2022 season. If the Pirates want to make some progress after a 101-loss season, they need to sign some Major League talent to help out Bryan Reynolds. Here are three outfielders I believe the Pirates could sign for the upcoming year. Outfielder/Utility- Leury Garcia Leury […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Potential Outfield Free Agent Targets - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community

New York Post

Mets face big Javier Baez decision: ‘I hope he stays’

Javier Baez the rental was palatable to the Mets, so why not buy? Among the big decisions facing the organization this offseason is how to proceed with the 28-year-old infielder, an impending free agent who proved his mettle over the final two months of the regular season, bringing a dynamic presence to the lineup and...

Lone Star Ball

Wednesday Morning Links

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Links! Jeff Wilson speculates that the Rangers will be in the market for two starting pitchers through free agency, and with Taylor Hearn and Dane Dunning likely earning spots that will leave one opening for a youngster to step up in spring training. Kevin Sherrington looks at the market for premium shortstops and wonders if there could be one of those in the Rangers’ stocking this winter. And that’s about all I’ve got this morning.

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.