tuesday is important off season calendar, It’s the deadline for 14 eligible free agents to accept or decline the $19.65 million qualifying offer, Once the deadline passes, the free agent market should start to heat up. Until then, here are Tuesday’s hot stove rumors.
Won’t let the Yankee judge go?
The biggest name in a sea of big names this offseason is free agent Aaron Judge. There is speculation that other teams (the Giants?) will join the bidding, but it looks like the Yankees won’t let him walk. Sure enough, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner spoke to reporters at the owners’ meetings on Tuesday and, According to newsday“said harshly how much he wanted the judge back and it seemed [the] The Yankees won’t bid higher.”
Given the Yankees’ deep pockets and desire to keep Judge, it would likely take a hefty offer from elsewhere to lure the outfielder out of the Bronx.
In related matters, the Yankees agreed to re-sign Anthony Rizzo. Tuesday to a two-year deal with an option for a third year,
mets Senga considering Verlander
Mets considering search for Japanese right Kodai Senga and future Hall of Famer justin verlander, SNY report, Clubs debating whether to sign Verlander to high-salary short-term contract similar to AA Max Scherzer better sign again jacob degrom, Senga, a true free agent who is not required to post, will likely need a longer commitment.
Our RJ Anderson ranked Verlander and Senga as No. 6 and No. 23 free agents available this offseason, respectively. the mets can lose chris bassito And Taijuan Walker The addition of deGrom to free up agency, so they need to start over somehow. Currently, Scherzer and Carlos Carrasco There are only holdovers who are locked into New York’s 2023 rotation.
Dodgers for Verlander?
Of course, don’t forget about the Dodgers when discussing Verlander. Walker Buehler is likely to miss the rest of 2023 after undergoing Tommy John surgery and Clayton Kershaw is playing on another one-year deal. Tyler Anderson Reaches Settlement With Angels On three year deal, too, so cross that off the list. The Dodgers have the financial clout to negotiate a short and expensive free agent deal for Verlander. Both John Morosi and Ken Rosenthal This much has been mentioned in the reports.
mariners discussion on winker
Chris Flexen and Marco Gonzales among the startersMariners also discussing outfielder Jesse Winker in business negotiations, according to MLB.com, Vinker is our No. 3 trade candidate this season And not just because he had a disappointing first season in Seattle. are allegedly anything clubhouse issues Due to which he is out of the organization.
Winker, 29, is owed $8.25 million in 2023 and has been an above-average hitter for most of his career. His defense is so bad that he is essentially a DH. The Mariners don’t anticipate getting much in return at this point, though Winker’s track record is strong enough that DH-needy clubs try to inquire and buy low on a talented hitter.
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