Ever since Anthony Rendon signed a seven-year, $245 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels at the Winter Meetings, the biggest storyline surrounding the Nationals has been who will be replacing him at third base. While some combination of Asdrúbal Cabrera, Starlin Castro, Howie Kendrick and Carter Kieboom will do well to ensure third base doesn’t become a hole in the lineup, Rendon’s offense won’t be replicated by one single player. Trea Turner is a logical choice given that he’ll be playing with all 10 fingers instead of nine.
Posted: January 16, 2020, 11:06 pm
The Giants have yet to make a splash this offseason, however, that doesn’t mean they have been quiet. General manager Scott Harris is making it clear San Francisco still is looking to upgrade its roster. “Farhan [Zaidi] and I are just trying to acquire talent via any acquisition method possible,” Harris recently said on MLB Network Radio.
Posted: January 16, 2020, 6:29 pm
Less than two years after he hung up his spikes, the longtime big league reliever is preparing for his first season as pitching coach for the Giants, who still have Longoria as a key piece of the lineup. Bailey is just 35 and comes to the Giants after two seasons on the Angels’ staff, where he already was building a strong reputation as an instructor. The Giants believe they hired a rising star for Gabe Kapler’s new-look staff.
Posted: January 15, 2020, 10:48 pm
The 35-year-old Chirinos gets a $5.5 million salary this season, and his deal includes a $6.5 million club option for 2021 that includes a $1 million buyout. Frazier will make $3.5 million, and the Rangers have a $5.75 million option on the two-time All-Star for 2021 with a $1.5 million buyout. After Chirinos played 442 games with the Rangers from 2013-18, the team declined a $4.5 million option and he became a free agent.
Posted: January 15, 2020, 10:45 pm