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Padres News: Kirby Yates signs one-year deal with the Blue Jays

It looks like the San Diego Padres will go with a closer-by-committee approach in 2021. The man who finished the year as the go-to guy in the ninth, Trevor Rosenthal, departed via free agency and his predecessor has now done the same. After two stellar seasons anchoring the back end of the Padres, Kirby Yates […] Padres News: Kirby Yates signs one-year deal with the Blue Jays - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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What are the Rays waiting for?

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via The Rays failed to land RHP Corey Kluber or RHP Joe Musgrove... What’s next? The Rays are in the hunt for at least one more top flight arm to add into the rotation now that Charlie Morton was granted free agency and Blake Snell was traded to the Padres. We have profiled some of the best options along the way, and over the weekend two have moved on. The first was two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber, who (as we put on the site) seemed destined to sign with the Yankees — and he did. Per reports the Rays were serious suitors...

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Could this be the time to sell high on Willy Adames?

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The future is coming, whether we like it or not The Rays have moved on from several faces of the franchise this offseason, despite winning the American League in 2020, but that should come to us as no surprise at this point, right? Charlie Morton was allowed to test free agency and signed with the Braves, Blake Snell was shipped out to the Padres. The previous season it was top hitter Tommy Pham and closer Emilio Pagan. The Rays sell high, and mostly when there’s a plan for another piece to step in to fill the void. That filling in may be...

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Toronto Blue Jays: Tomoyuki Sugano watch continues ahead of deadline

The Toronto Blue Jays are among the teams looking to sign Tomoyuki Sugano. To say the free agency market has moved slowly would be an understatement especially if you ask Toronto Blue Jays fans. There seems to be a few dominos that could get things going with the San Diego Padres making two blockbuster trades. But […] Toronto Blue Jays: Tomoyuki Sugano watch continues ahead of deadline - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts

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Mariners 2021 Free Agent Target: Marcell Ozuna

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The planets are aligning for the Mariners to take advantage of multiple competitive edges at the top of the market. Climbing out from a rebuild often requires a catalyzing event. The incremental growth of talent in an organization can slowly wax into contention, but the best way to build a good team quickly is acquiring more good players. For the Cubs, it was signing LHP Jon Lester coming off a 73-89 season that earned their fifth straight fifth place finish in the NL Central. The Padres threw their weight around in free agency back to back...

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

Veteran backstop Ellis enters free agency

A.J. Ellis enters free agency after spending 2018 with the Padres and hitting .272/.378/.344 with a homer and 15 RBIs over 151 at-bats About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United

Free agent 1B/3B Headley provides switch-hitting bat

Corner infielder Chase Headley is set to enter free agency after spending the 2018 season with the Padres About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 mem