Mike Moustakas

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

5 Crazy Trade Ideas For The MLB Offseason

It’s finally starting to sink in that it’s the MLB offseason. The awards have been slowly doled out, the GM meetings are ongoing, and the real winter …

Andrew McCutchen

WeekEnd HaloLinks: Altuve/Stanton close Awards

Mike Trout ended up finishing 4th (Jose Ramirez was 3rd), but he actually still picked up six 3rd place votes. This, of course, is the worst …

Rob Manfred

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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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 …

Eric Hosmer

Mike Moustakas reportedly wants to sign with Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have been tied to free agent Mike Moustakas once again.<p>ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported on Wednesday that Moustakas has the …

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MLB Free Agency 2017: 5 potential teams for Mike Moustakas

Two-time All-Star Mike Moustakas leads a small class of free-agent third basemen this winter, and there should be plenty of interest in his …

Maikel Franco

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 …

Eric Hosmer

LA Angels and Moustakas Marriage Seeming Likely

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 14: American League All-Star Mike Trout<p>The LA Angels have been linked to former Kansas City Royals’ third baseman Mike …

Mariners make trade, raise available money for Japan’s Shohei Otani

The Mariners have gained more flexibility if they want to try to sign Japanese pitcher/outfielder Shohei Otani.<p>They acquired an additional $500,000 for their international signing bonus pool from the White Sox in a trade for Brazilian right-hander Thyago Vieira.<p>Otani, a 23-year-old right-hander, …

Shohei Otani

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 …

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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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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

If I were Billy Eppler - JDL Version

My plan to win the 2018 season<i>Note: This is a series that each of the HH writers will be contributing to with their own unique plans. In the end, you</i> …

Andrew Cashner

Altuve runaway choice for AL MVP

Jose Altuve was voted first on 27 of 30 ballots to win AL MVP honors on Thursday.<p>It seemed like this race was set up to be a lot closer between …

Fantasy Sports

What's holding up the MLB off-season activity?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The GM Meetings concluded without so much as a minor trade or middle reliever signing Wednesday, prompting questions about …

Eric Hosmer

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 …

Eric Hosmer

Rumor Central: Angels preferred destination for Mike Moustakas?

As Mike Moustakas tests free agency for the first time in his career, he could have a homecoming in mind.<p>Moustakas, an L.A. native, has the Los …

Zack Cozart

Let the bidding begin

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Free agent Carlos Santana made it official on Thursday. He walked away from the $17.4 million qualifying offer the Indians made him …

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How San Francisco Giants Can Compete Under the Luxury Tax Cap

For 2018, the San Francisco Giants currently owe just under $167 million to players already under contract, when accounting for Matt Cain‘s $7.5 …

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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, …

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HumpLinks: BBWAA Manages a clear thought

I have written this before, but what if at the start of last season you said to a manager the following:<p>You will be gifted the very best defender in …

Carlos Santana

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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Fantasy Baseball 2018: Mike Moustakas offseason outlook

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 21: Mike Moustakas<p>Free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas will be highly sought after this offseason. What should we expect …

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New York Mets: 5 potential free agent targets who could come to Queens

1 Mike Moustakas<p>The sad reality is David Wright will probably never play professional baseball again. Frankly, he <i>shouldn't.</i> His body has been telling …

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Kansas City Royals Rumors: All three players will reject qualifying offers

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 01: Eric Hosmer<p>All three Kansas City Royals players who received qualifying offers will reportedly reject them and enter …

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Blue Jays notebook: Would Cain’s speed make him a fit in Toronto?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Toronto Blue Jays were arguably baseball’s slowest team in 2017.Kendrys Morales, Jose Bautista and Justin Smoak are …

Shohei Otani

Report: J.D. Martinez asking for 7-year, $210M deal

Agent Scott Boras has set an asking price of $210 million over a seven-year deal for outfielder J.D. Martinez, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today …

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