Eric Hosmer

Washington Nationals: Replacing Adam Lind a tall task

<i>After the Washington Nationals turned down Adam Lind’s second year option, who might they sign this offseason to fill his vacated role?</i><p>The Washington …

Carlos Santana

5 Underrated Free Agents On The Market This Offseason

While the world waits on the Shohei Otani situation, the rest of free agency goes on in Major League Baseball. General managers just finished meeting …

Pat Neshek

Cardinals have reportedly expressed interest in Eric Hosmer

Could Eric Hosmer go from one rival to another?<p>According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Cardinals have registered an …

MLB: One free agent each AL team should pursue

1 Boston Red Sox: JD Martinez<p>Despite winning the AL East and making it to the ALDS, the Red Sox need to find solutions to several questions this …

Andrew Cashner

Minnesota Twins receive compensation pick, how it affects free agency

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 9: Carlos Santana<p>The announcement of the compensatory picks on Thursday could not have been a more positive outcome for the …

Carlos Santana

NL West Notes: JDM, Chacin, Stammen, Hosmer, Diamondbacks

Scarcely a day goes by in which the Giants are not linked to <b>Giancarlo Stanton</b> on multiple occasions, but John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle …

An Estimate of Every Team’s Payroll Room

Scott Boras’s life is currently populated by buses to Playoffville, a mythical creature named J.D. Kong, and squirrels in trees with nuts. It’s time, …

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Royals Rumblings - News for November 17, 2017

<b>Royals Rumblings - News for November 17, 2017</b><p>The Royals are interested in Mike Minor as either a starter or reliever.<p>"We would," Moore said. "He's at …

Shohei Otani

ACKERMAN: Hello, It's The Cardinals Calling...

<b>ST. LOUIS (KMOX)</b> – At this point, the Cardinals should call about Mike Trout.<p>Bryce Harper.<p>Giancarlo Stanton.<p>Wait, they’ve already done that.<p>The thing …

Tommy Pham

Five San Francisco Giants offseason needs

The Giants’ once-dominant outfield has been reduced to a injured and aged shell of its former glory. Denard Span was brought in before the 2016 …

Baseball

Kansas City Royals should get back to small ball concept

Kansas City Royals. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)<p>With the Kansas City Royals set to lose many of their top free agents, the …

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Astros second baseman Jose Altuve wins the MVP award, a rare honor at his position

Jose Altuve of the Astros is the fifth American League second baseman to win the MVP, which has been awarded only 11 times to a second baseman.<p>Other …

Baseball

Goold: Will Marlins' pain be Cardinals' gain?

Described by a rival executive as 'ready and positioned as well as anyone' to make a deal for Giancarlo Stanton or another Miami outfielder, the …

St. Louis

Kansas City Royals: How letting Eric Hosmer leave would benefit team

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 01: Eric Hosmer<p>It might be hard to see it now, but the Kansas City Royals would benefit from letting Eric Hosmer leave this …

Mike Moustakas

Advisors pushing Stanton to accept a trade to the Boston Red Sox

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 11: Giancarlo Stanton<p>According to multiple sources, Giancarlo Stanton’s advisors are pushing him to accept a trade to the Boston Red …

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J.D. Martinez's agent, Scott Boras, keeps making hilarious metaphors

The agent for D-backs slugger J.D. Martinez, Scott Boras, is well-known. He’s perhaps the most recognizable player agent in baseball, but now he’s …

Arizona Diamondbacks

All 9 recipients reject $17.4M qualifying offer

Each of the nine players who received the $17.4-million qualifying offer from their respective clubs has opted to decline it to pursue free …

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Game on as Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis and Alex Cobb turn down qualifying offers

During the middle of Jake Arrieta’s 2015 Cy Young Award campaign, super-agent Scott Boras compared the emerging Cubs pitcher to another client – Max …

Baseball

Jennings: It’s a slow-to-develop Hot Stove season for Red Sox

ORLANDO. Fla. — By this time two years ago, Dave Dombrowski already had shown his quick-strike ability with a blockbuster trade for Craig Kimbrel, …

Shohei Otani

MLB trade rumors and news for November 16th, 2017

<i>The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD that rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have</i> …

Carlos Santana

Thor’sLinks: Deep Cy

To what should be the absolute surprise of nobody beyond the unfriendly confines of Massachusetts, Corey Kluber (AL) and Max Scherzer (NL) won the Cy …

Ian Kinsler

Hypothetical landing spots for Abreu, Garcia

I’m just going to get this out of the way right from the start: I’m not advocating the White Sox trade Jose Abreu or Avisail Garcia.<p>There are logical …

Yonder Alonso

Report: Red Sox interested in FA Santana

The Boston Red Sox have showed interest in Cleveland Indians free agent first baseman Carlos Santana according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.<p>Red Sox …

Carlos Santana

BenFred's 5: Examining CarGo as a potential Cardinals free-agent option

<i>Five topics from columnist Ben Frederickson that St. Louis sports fans will be discussing:</i><p>1. A closer look at CarGo<p>Among the moves the Cardinals …

St. Louis

The Eric Hosmer Dilemma

In light both of the ask and the inconsistent performance, the prospect of signing Eric Hosmer should foster trepidation among major-league clubs — a …

Baseball

Free-Agent Eric Hosmer, Potential Cardinal: Perception vs. Reality

Let’s take a break from Giancarlo Stanton mania to inspect alternative BIG BAT candidates for your St. Louis Cardinals.<p>During the GM meetings in …

Baseball

Moustakas prefers Anaheim, Cain draws interest, Boras talks up Hosmer

The General Manager Meetings in Orlando, Florida were held this week, which typically isn’t a time lots of transactions are done, but it can lay the …

Mike Moustakas

2018 Competitive Balance Draft Pick Order

Major League Baseball has set the order for Competitive Balance Rounds A and B of next year’s draft, reports Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. Those rounds, …

Baseball

2017 MLB Offseason Preview: Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox (93-69), 1st in the AL East<p><b>Free Agents</b>: 1B Mitch Moreland, RP Addison Reed, OF Chris Young, OF Rajai Davis, RHP Doug Fister<p>Yes, the …

Baseball

Every player that received a qualifying offer rejected it in favor of free agency

Not surprising. At all.<p>Nine players were offered qualifying offers out of a total of twelve that were eligible this year, which they had to accept or reject by 5pm EST today. Of those nine, all nine of them rejected the offer and will test the free agency market.<p>This is my surprised face.<p>If you …

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