The pre-Thanksgiving free sale has arrived. Aaron Loup signed with Angel and Anthony DeSclafani return Giant in Monday. Alex Wood could soon follow DeSclafani back to San Francisco and plenty of signings are inevitable before Thursday. Now here are the rumors about Tuesday’s hot stove.
Eight teams on Matz
Freelance left-hander Steven Matz is expected to make a decision before Thanksgiving, report New York PostJoel Sherman’s. Jon Heyman of MLB Network says eight teams in the south game: Angels, Blue jay, Quantity, Block, Giant, Mets, Red Sox and Many tigers. The Mets were one of the teams that made an offer for Matz, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo report.
Matz, 30, started his career with the Mets and has had a great 2021 season with the Blue Jays, throwing 150 2/3 innings with a 3.82 ERA. He has averaged 30 starts with the league’s average ERA over the last three 162-game seasons. A three-year contract in the $30 million to $40 million range, Our RJ Anderson ranked Matz as the #30 free agent available this holiday season., can be in tags.
O’s dangling vehicle
NS Orioles dangling to the left John Nghia in trade negotiations, ESPN’s Buster Olney report. It should be noted that every team assesses the market for all of their players at this time of year, and listening on Means doesn’t necessarily mean Baltimore intends to move him. He’s under the team’s control through 2024 and is expected to earn around $3 million through arbitration in 2022.
Means, 28, has been Team O’s best player for the past three seasons and it hasn’t been great either. He missed more than a month with a shoulder injury this past season, though he finished with a 3.62 ERA in 146 2/3 innings in a division that featured four 90-win teams. The vehicle has considerable commercial value as an above-average starter with three years of control. That said, he’s the rare Orioles player that could be part of their next preseason team. Keeping him would be justifiable.
https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-rumors-eight-teams-after-steven-matz-including-mets-orioles-dangling-john-means-in-trade-talks/ MLB Rumors: Eight teams behind Steven Matz, including the Mets; British yellow bird dangling John Means in trade negotiations