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MLB Roundup 11/27: Tomoyuki Sugano to be posted

Photo by Harry How/ And a minor trade from Wednesday. Tomoyuki Sugano to be posted One of the best pitchers in Japan is going to be coming to the US this summer. On Wednesday, it was reported that the Yomiuri Giants will be posting Tomoyuki Sugano for major-league clubs at some point this winter. The exact timetable still isn’t exactly clear, but presumably teams will be able to start negotiating with the righty soon. Once Sugano is posted, all major-league teams will have 30 days to negotiate with him. He can take the best deal, with the posting fee being a rate...

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Cubs Rumors: San Francisco Giants have interest in Jon Lester

Former Cubs lefty Jon Lester is drawing interest from the San Francisco Giants. While there was stated interest in a reunion between the Chicago Cubs and Jon Lester, that hardly precludes the three-time World Series champion from shopping around in free agency. According to Jon Morosi, the San Francisco Giants – who had intense interest […] Cubs Rumors: San Francisco Giants have interest in Jon Lester - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

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Former Cubs reliever Lindy McDaniel has passed away

lindymcdaniel.com The righthander pitched 21 big-league seasons. Lindy McDaniel, a righthanded reliever who pitched for the Cubs from 1963-65, has passed away at age 84, per the Associated Press. McDaniel pitched for the Cardinals, Cubs, Giants, Yankees and Royals in a 21-year career from 1955-75, and had his best years in St. Louis and New York. He did have three fine years for the Cubs and led the National League in saves in 1963 with 22. He was also involved in two significant Cubs trades, both arriving and departing. The Cubs acquired McDaniel from the Cardinals,...

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MLB free agency: Mets’ Marcus Stroman and Giants’ Kevin Gausman accept $18.9 million qualifying offers, while Trevor Bauer and George Springer are among those to decline

New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman and San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman accepted $18.9 million qualifying offers, receiving one-year deals to stay with their teams rather than test what they could get in free agency.

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Kevin Gausman accepts qualifying offer

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman has reportedly accepted the qualifying offer San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman has accepted the qualifying offer tendered to him by the Giants, per multiple reports. That means that Gausman will forego free agency, and instead return to the Giants on a one year, $18.9 million deal. There were six players who received the qualifying offer tender this year, and the deadline to accept or reject was today. George Springer, Trevor Bauer and J.T. Realmuto all rejected the qualifying offer, as did D.J. LeMahieu,...

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Colorado Rockies reportedly ink Dereck Rodriguez to deal

The Colorado Rockies have reportedly added to their pitching depth by signing former San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez to a deal. Announced on Twitter by his agent, Rodriguez has reportedly signed a deal with the Colorado Rockies that includes an invitation to spring training. Financial terms and the length of the contract, as well […] Colorado Rockies reportedly ink Dereck Rodriguez to deal - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Snake Bytes: 11/02 - Option Declined

Ray Chavez/Digital First Media/Bay Area News Group via With players getting “dumped” onto the free agency market the final few days, Merrill Kelly was amongst the few lucky ones to see his club option being picked up. Around the MLB [MLB Trade Rumours] Giants surprisingly give Kevin Gausman $18.9M qualifying offer With players getting dumped all around the league and the few players that could opt in doing so faster than at the speed of light, it was a big surprise that the San Francisco Giants actually saw Kevin Gausman fit for a qualifying offer where players like Marcus Semien,...

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OTM Open Thread 11/2: It is Monday

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Happy Monday everyone. Today is the first full day of official free agency, though I wouldn’t expect much movement, if any, right off the bat. In the non-baseball world, there is some Monday Night Football action tonight with the Giants and Bucs playing at 8:20 PM ET on ESPN. My kingdom for a stop to NFC East teams in primetime! Use this space to discuss whatever you’d like. As always, just be nice to each other.

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Six free agents receive qualifying offers

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports A half-dozen free agents were tendered qualifying offers by their teams in advance of today’s deadline Six players from this year’s free agent class were tendered qualifying offers by their teams prior to today’s deadline for making a qualifying offer: George Springer of the Houston Astros, Trevor Bauer of the Cincinnati Reds, J.T. Realmuto of the Philadelphia Phillies, Marcus Stroman of the New York Mets, D.J. LeMahieu of the New York Yankees, and Kevin Gausman of the San Francisco Giants. Springer, Bauer and Realmuto are generally seen as the top...

Dontrelle Willis on whether the Giants should trade Bumgarner and NL Wild Card race | MLB WHIPAROUND

Dontrelle Willis and Eric Karros join Chris Myers to discuss whether the Giants should trade Madison Bumgarner at the deadline and make their picks for the NL Wild Card race. #FOXSports #MLB #MadisonBumgarner #DontrelleWillis #EricKarros

Madison Bumgarner could be trade candidate this offseason

The Giants could use their ace Madison Bumgarner as a key trade piece in the offseason. Take a look at his highlights from 2018. About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States

MLB.com FastCast: Zaidi to lead Giants - 11/7/18

The Giants officially introduced Farhan Zaidi as their president of baseball operations, plus the Mariners and Rays get close to a trade About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the Unite