November 16, 2021 at 9:06 am #176824
There isn’t really a lesson on youthful internal extensions. Besides Cmart, there isn’t one that has been a bad deal for us. Dejong is the next worst of the recent bunch and even it probably saved us some money over arbitration contracts.
It’s the 30+ extensions that have been more mixed to bad.
I agree that it may not make sense ultimately, but I’d think it will be explored.November 16, 2021 at 9:14 am #176827
This is a big pillow!
BREAKING: Right-hander Noah Syndergaard and the Los Angeles Angels are in agreement on a one-year, $21 million deal, pending physical, sources tell ESPN.
The Angels bolster their staff with the highest-upside arm on the market — and pay a heavy price, plus a second-rounder.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 16, 2021November 16, 2021 at 9:16 am #176828
Wow, that’s quite a deal for Noah. He has been great when healthy. He’s just never healthy. The Angels have been snakebit by this type of pitcher, so maybe they’re due for some luck.November 16, 2021 at 10:08 am #176832November 17, 2021 at 4:49 pm #176911
The following 14 players have reached decisions on their Club’s Qualifying Offer:
Brandon Belt (San Francisco Giants)
Nick Castellanos (Cincinnati Reds)
Michael Conforto (New York Mets)
Carlos Correa (Houston Astros)
Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves)
Raisel Iglesias (Los Angeles Angels)
Robbie Ray (Toronto Blue Jays)
Eduardo Rodríguez (Boston Red Sox)
Corey Seager (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Marcus Semien (Toronto Blue Jays)
Trevor Story (Colorado Rockies)
Noah Syndergaard (New York Mets)
Chris Taylor (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Justin Verlander (Houston Astros) – who just re-signed with HoustonNovember 17, 2021 at 5:34 pm #176914PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Iglesias whiffed 103 and walked just 12 in 70 innings, with a WHIP south of 1. Let’s get him.November 17, 2021 at 6:54 pm #176918
Arte’s Angels have all the money Pugs.November 17, 2021 at 6:57 pm #176920
Based on the money and years guys are signing for, I think Mo will be looking for very low hanging fruit. Low as in on the ground, moldy and gnawed by rats.November 17, 2021 at 7:02 pm #176924RatsbuddyParticipantFree
Based on the money and years guys are signing for, I think Mo will be looking for very low hanging fruit. Low as in on the ground, moldy and gnawed by RATS.
I ain’t gonna gnaw on anything!!!
r/Esteemed RatNovember 18, 2021 at 7:58 am #176967
Based on the money and years guys are signing for, I think Mo will be looking for very low hanging fruit. Low as in on the ground, moldy and gnawed by rats.
This is why the Cardinals prefer trades over free agents.November 18, 2021 at 5:57 pm #177001shakenbake McBrideParticipantFree
In panic mode due to the pending loss of Robby Ray, the Jays just threw $131 million for 7 years at Jose Barrios. Considering what they gave up to acquire him it seems they felt obligated to sign him.November 18, 2021 at 6:49 pm #1770051982 willieParticipantPaid - Annual
It won’t be low hanging by what they have done so far, the fruit is on the ground.November 19, 2021 at 9:20 am #177040November 21, 2021 at 9:21 am #177164
MLB has notified clubs that OF Seiya Suzuki will be posted as of tomorrow morning. Signing deadline is 5:00 pm ET on Monday, Dec. 22.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 21, 2021
If there is a lockout, MLB teams would not be permitted to sign an international free agent player such as Suzuki to either a major or minor league contract.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 21, 2021November 21, 2021 at 10:55 am #177174
Suzuki could be a good one, probably a starting caliber OFer. Of course, we all had some angst after the Ha Seong Kim non signing last year and he had a pretty bad 2021.November 22, 2021 at 6:15 pm #177236
Desclafani was a guy some thought the Cards may have some interest in. MLBTR predicted him to sign for 3 years and $42M so a little higher than his actual deal.
Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani and the San Francisco Giants are in agreement on a three-year, $36 million contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. DeSclafani, 31, returns to the place he thrived last season, and the Giants' rotation rebuild is off to a good start.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 22, 2021November 23, 2021 at 9:40 am #177276
Alex Wood also going back to the Giants. He was another potential Cardinal target.
Left-hander Alex Wood and the San Francisco Giants are finalizing a two-year contract worth north of $10 million a season, sources familiar with the agreement tell ESPN. First on the scene with the talks was @ByRobertMurray.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 22, 2021November 23, 2021 at 12:21 pm #177290
Shortstop Wander Franco and the Tampa Bay Rays are in agreement on a 12-year contract that guarantees him around $185 million, sources tell ESPN. The deal is worth a maximum of $223 million. It is done, pending small details. The 20-year-old is going to be a Ray for a long time.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 23, 2021November 23, 2021 at 2:21 pm #177294mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
Yikes! A 12 year contract. Nice to see that the Rays have such confidence in our future and the future of MLB.November 23, 2021 at 2:40 pm #177295PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
I wander what Franco’s family is thinking? 185MM clams (minimum) is an insane amount of dough for a 20 year old. You have to figure his brother(s) and sister (s) will be getting a couple of hundred grand, immediately off the top. And it should go without saying that a new house and a couple of cars for dear ole’ mom and dad is in their crystal ball. Then you’d think 10k each to good friends and a few relatives. Real estate is generally a good solid investment, so in Wander’s case, a nice crib in the neighborhood of 5MM should suffice. All of this even before he’s old enough to drink. Pretty sweet deal.November 23, 2021 at 3:08 pm #177296
The Rays might be the smartest, most conservative team in all of baseball or even sports (the As are close). If they are willing to offer this type of deal, they must be pretty darned high on him. I am so, fwiw. He played at a very high level this year and could be an MVP candidate for half his contract. He’s that good.November 28, 2021 at 4:20 pm #177524
A big run of signings lately. Marte got 4 years, $76M. Scherzer and Gausman are expected to sign soon. Still, if this contract is a sign of the market, we better expect to pay for any other additions.
Source confirms: Semien deal with Rangers is 7 years, $175M. First with terms: @JeffPassan.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 28, 2021November 28, 2021 at 7:43 pm #177529
Mets getting even more desperate??
Sources: Mets have offered Scherzer more than $40 million per year. Length unknown. Doesn’t mean he’ll sign there; that’s still unclear.
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) November 29, 2021November 28, 2021 at 8:35 pm #177532
Gerrit Cole at $38MM is the all-time MLB record for annual salary. On his last deal, Max made $30 MM per season.November 29, 2021 at 12:55 am #177538
Lots of movement going on before the lockout, for sure. Doesn’t seem like the Cards are involved in much of note but it’s interesting to see who ends up where.
Seager is likely to sigh today, maybe Texas or LA
Scherzer looks like maybe the Mets?
Gausman to Toronto
Story is the backup plan for Texas if no Seager
Jon Gray to the Rangers
Avasail Garcia to Miami, who also inked an extension with Alcantara
Michael Lorenzen to Anaheim; I know he was someone that some here wanted to sign
Kole Calhoun to Texas; he was a favorite lefty bat target for me
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