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2018 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:42 pm

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Starlin Castro has requested a trade from the Marlins, he doesn’t want to be on a rebuilding team like the Marlins who are likely to continue to jettison what remaining veterans they have.

Castro will make $10.875 million in 2018, $11.857 million in 2019 and has a $16 million club option for 2020. He hit .300/.338/.454 with 16 home runs in 2017, missing some time due to a nagging hamstring injury.
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Postby chevyman58 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:21 am

Free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal with the New York Mets on Wednesday night. The 30-year-old Bruce has hit at least 20 home runs in nine of his 10 major league seasons and last year hit a career-best 36. The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.
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Postby chevyman58 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:35 pm

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported today that Miami acquaintances of JD Martinez say he is willing to "hold out," certainly into spring training, for what he believes should be his market value.
Heyman added that Martinez, who has reportedly received a five-year offer from the Boston Red Sox and, sources suggest, at least one other offer, was thought at the outset of the offseason to be seeking a contract in the $200-million range. Two months later, with spring training rapidly approaching, Martinez's asking price hasn't dipped much, as the one-time All-Star is reportedly still seeking a six-year deal worth at least $180 million.
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Postby chevyman58 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:39 am

Michael Kay is reporting the #Yankees offered Yu Darvish a contract around seven years and $160 million. But when Darvish didn't accept within 48 hours, they pulled the deal. 2:33 PM - Jan 11, 2018
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Postby chevyman58 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:30 pm

Josh Donaldson has netted a record deal for an arbitration-eligible player. The third baseman settled with the Blue Jays on a $23 million contract for 2018 today, avoiding arbitration, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.
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Postby R27 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:43 pm

chevyman58 wrote:Josh Donaldson has netted a record deal for an arbitration-eligible player. The third baseman settled with the Blue Jays on a $23 million contract for 2018 today, avoiding arbitration, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.

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Postby chevyman58 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:02 pm

Former Rookie of the Year and MVP Kris Bryant received a record settlement for a first-time arbitration-eligible player on Friday as he agreed to a one-year, $10.85 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, avoiding arbitration, according to a source familiar with the situation.

The previous record was set by Ryan Howard, who received $10 million from the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008.
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Postby chevyman58 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:08 pm

The Houston Astros have reached an agreement to acquire right-hander Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, infielder Colin Moran and minor-league outfielder Jason Martin, sources said Saturday.

Cole, 27, can be a free agent after the 2019 season. He will make $6.75 million in 2018. The one-time All-Star was 12-12 with a 4.26 ERA last season. In his career, he is 59-42 with a 3.50 ERA.
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Postby chevyman58 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:26 am

NL batting champion Charlie Blackmon and the Rockies avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $14 million, one-year contract on Friday.

The 31-year-old center fielder hit .331 with 37 homers and 104 RBIs last year and made $7.3 million. He can become a free agent after this season
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Postby cardinalfan4life » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:16 am

chevyman58 wrote:The Houston Astros have reached an agreement to acquire right-hander Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, infielder Colin Moran and minor-league outfielder Jason Martin, sources said Saturday.

Cole, 27, can be a free agent after the 2019 season. He will make $6.75 million in 2018. The one-time All-Star was 12-12 with a 4.26 ERA last season. In his career, he is 59-42 with a 3.50 ERA.



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Postby R27 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:51 am

Cole has been barely above average the past two seasons and outside of one season (2015) has pretty much been an average pitcher.

Don't get me wrong, it's still a nice pickup by Houston, but I think Cole's creds as an ace are highly overrated.
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Re: 2018 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:07 am

R27 wrote:Cole has been barely above average the past two seasons and outside of one season (2015) has pretty much been an average pitcher.

Don't get me wrong, it's still a nice pickup by Houston, but I think Cole's creds as an ace are highly overrated.


It's just to slag our own staff. Over the years cf4l's definition criteria for others' 'Ace' status dramatically lower than for us. Our last one was Gibby.
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Postby mhardy_03 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:19 am

chevyman58 wrote:
R27 wrote:Cole has been barely above average the past two seasons and outside of one season (2015) has pretty much been an average pitcher.

Don't get me wrong, it's still a nice pickup by Houston, but I think Cole's creds as an ace are highly overrated.


It's just to slag our own staff. Over the years cf4l's definition criteria for others' 'Ace' status dramatically lower than for us. Our last one was Gibby.

Right. I'm sure to him Cole is an ace, but Martinez (who has been significantly better than Cole each of the past 2 years) isn't.
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Re: 2018 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:05 pm

Sounds like Giants have acquired McCutcheon. Gonna be weird to see him in anything other than a Pirates jersey.

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