The winter meetings are underway and players are being non-tendered and free agents are being snapped up.
Mike Moustakas (3B) 4-year deal with Cincinnati
San Diego traded 2B Luis Arias to Milwaukee and have replaced him with A’s Jurickson Profar
Miami signed 1B Jesus Aguilar (ex-MIL and TB) and grabbed INF Jonathan Villar from Baltimore.
Boston traded C Sandy Leon to Cleveland.
Charlie Culberson and Rafael Ortega from ATL
Maikel Franco and Cesar Hernandez from PHI
Kevin Pillar from SF
Other notables (i.e. players I’m familiar with) non-tenderedc include
Addison Russell SS from CHC
C J Cron 1B from MIN
Travis Shaw INF from MIL
Edit…Dec 4…SF C Stephen Vogt signs with the D-Backs
WSH 1B/3B says he will stay in DC or retire should they not offer a contract
NYY ready to meant Stephen Strasburg and Gerrit Cole.
WSH 3B Anthony Rendon expected to the first of the big free agents to sign…with someone.
Would have loved to keep Vogt and Pillar. But our new regime tends to not have any emotional attachment. It’s all about THE DATA.
Hamels to the Braves on a one year deal worth $18m
RHP Zach Wheeler to the Phils for $100m over 5
RHP Dylan Bundy from the Orioles to the Angels for 4 minor league RHP’s
Billy Beane send his book over the Bay Bridge?
Hate to be “that guy” BUT for all the kudos Beane and Farhan have received for all the work with the A’s and the Dodgers they actually haven’t won a single ring.
Bochy spoilt us I guess.
CF Jake Marisnick from the Astros to the Mets
C Omar Narváez from the Mariners to the Brewers
SS Didi Gregorius to the Phils
INF Zack Cozart from LAA to SF
Gerrit Cole to the Yankees for $324m over 9 years
Good work if you can get it.
Got all excited when I read the notoriously stingy Wilpons were cashing in their chips but now it seems the deal is anything but nailed down. So typical for suffering Mets fans, raise expectations and then let the backroom boys stuff it up.
RHP Michael Wacha from the Cards to the Mets on a 1-year deal.
A’s closer Blake Treinen to the Dodgers.
RHP Tanner Roark to the Blue Jays on a 2-year deal. Made his name with the Nats, but more recently, the Reds and A’s.
SF sign RHP Kevin Gausman. Atlanta picked him up from the O’s in 2018 but dumped him in 2019.
OF Nomar Mazara from the Rangers to the ChiSox.
Rendon to the Angels on a 7 year deal worth US$245m
SP Rick Porcello to the Mets (not sure if this is confirmed)
Neither are these…but being reported as if they are on ESPN
NYY C Austin Romine to the Tigers
NYY OF Brett Gardner staying for 1-year deal for $12.5m
Ex-Reds INF Jose Peraza to BOS
BOS not expected to keep Brock Holt
Dodgers and MadBum have “mutual interest”
This is like letting James Hird go for free to Carlton.
This is like letting Jobe Watson leave for Collingwood.
Honestly, this city will lose its collective ■■■■ if this happens.
Maybe he can shame Kershaw into firing in the post-season.