The Red Sox reportedly have their eye on Yasiel Puig, who’s plotting a comeback after missing the 2020 season.
Posted: November 25, 2020, 2:03 pm
Terry Francona’s feeling more fit and a little feisty. That’s welcome news for the Cleveland Indians.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 5:37 am
Start spreading the news. The Jersey Boy could be coming home to run the New York Mets. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports “Mike Chernoff will formally interview for Mets president of baseball operations job.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 5:31 pm
Corey Seidman wrote the other day about how the team really just can’t trade for Lindor for the simple reason: they don’t have enough. If you’re unlikely to extend Lindor beyond 2021, there is no valid reason to trade for him unless you think you can win a World Series in 2021, as the Dodgers did prior to this season with Mookie Betts. They eventually reached an extension with Betts and also won that World Series.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 2:00 pm
So you’re saying there’s a chance? MLB.com examined the trade market for Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and came up with a list of four potential destinations for the four-time All-Star. Introducing Yankees Insider: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text message directly with beat writers Yes, one of the four teams is the New York Yankees.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 11:48 am
The Jersey Boy could be heading to Queens. MLB.com’s Jon Morosi reports “Indians general manager Mike Chernoff has emerged as a leading candidate to become the Mets’ new president of baseball operations. In recent days, the Mets formally requested permission to speak with Chernoff about the job, and there were strong indications on Wednesday morning that the Indians will grant Chernoff the ability to interview for the position.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 5:19 pm
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Posted: November 18, 2020, 4:25 pm
We want to look at something that might have started in years prior to 2020, continued in the same direction even amidst the weirdness of the season, and could potentially go into 2021 and beyond. We’ll start with the obvious. Shane Bieber missing bats Shane Bieber’s strikeouts per nine has trended positively at every level since he whiffed 8.12/9 in Double-A to his MLB-leading 14.20/9 in his Cy Young campaign this year.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 3:34 pm
Here’s what the network suggested: YANKEES GET: SS Lindor INDIANS GET: OF Clint Frazier, 3B/OF Miguel Andujar, RHP Luis Gil, RHP Albert Abreu At first glance, this feels like an extreme overpay for the Yankees. While they might not have a spot for Andujar now, he was the 2018 American League Rookie of the year runner-up. Frazier should go into next season as the Yankees’ starting left fielder.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 2:01 pm
Fact: The New York Yankees are less-than-enamored with the defensive play of shortstop Gleyber Torres. Fact: The Cleveland Indians are looking to trade shortstop Francisco Lindor, a two-time Gold Glove winner, two-time Silver Slugger Award recipient and four-time All-Star. Question is, does one and one add up to two for the Yankees?
Posted: November 18, 2020, 10:45 am
The idea is to go through some of the top free agents, use the contract FanGraphs suggests they will get, and have a poll asking if we would like to sign him for that amount. Brad Hand wasn’t on Keith Law’s list because he put his together before the guys with options hadn’t had them declined yet. FanGraphs has him the 23rd best free agent.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 10:28 pm
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer Close Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Follow on Twitter The offseason is off to a slow start around baseball, to the surprise of pretty much no one. Uncertainty reigns atop the leaderboard of market forces at play in baseball at the moment.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 12:00 pm
The Hall of Fame ballots are out. Omar Vizquel has added to his Hall of Fame vote count every year so far. Is there enough support for him to get in this year?
Posted: November 17, 2020, 11:51 am
Hawkins on Hall of Fame ballot: LaTroy Hawkins is on the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, marking the Gary natives first appearance. Hawkins ended his 21-year career in 2015 as a right-handed reliever. Player must wait five years from the end of their career before their name can appear on the Hall of Fame ballot.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 4:00 am
Things that make you go hmm. The Cleveland Indians are looking to trade shortstop Francisco Lindor before the 2021 season. The New York Yankees don’t love the defense (or lack thereof) that they get from Gleyber Torres.
Posted: November 16, 2020, 8:01 pm
One year of team control Trading for Lindor means trading for one year of the player. As we’re seeing now with the Phillies and J.T. Realmuto, simply having the player in your organization doesn’t mean anything when it comes to keeping them off the market. Lindor is very good, but past precedent has to matter.
Posted: November 16, 2020, 3:22 pm
Moderate trade value—The Marlins would not have to “mortgage their future” for Lindor. He’s a pending free agent who is due an arbitration raise after making a pro-rated $17.5 million salary last season. The recent history of traded superstars combined with this uniquely awful economic climate depress his value.
Posted: November 14, 2020, 8:15 pm
Indians executives Chris Antonetti and Mike Chernoff have never faced an offseason like this. No one in baseball has. MLB teams were limited to 60 games by the pandemic with no fans in the stands.
Posted: November 14, 2020, 7:37 pm
Let’s go Arbitration-eligible: – Austin Hedges – $3.0M – Tender – Nick Wittgren – $1.7M – Tender – Delino DeShields – $2.1M – Non-tender – Francisco Lindor – $19.0M – Tender – Phil Maton – $800k – Tender – Tyler Naquin – $1.8M – Non-tender – Adam Cimber – $800k – Non-tender Contract options: – Carlos Santana: $500k buyout – Brad Hand: $1MM buyout – Domingo Santana: $250k buyout Free agents: – Mike Freeman – 1yr / 700k – Cesar Hernandez – 1yr / $6.5M (with a club option with 7M) By my calculation…
Posted: November 14, 2020, 6:48 pm