As we count down the days until the CBA expires, there is still some action on the MLB rumor mill. We’ll get to that in a second.
First, there was a big signing that happened on Monday morning. Left-handed starter Eduardo Rodríguez signed 5-year, $77 million contract deal with Many tigers when the club managed to turn the corner and put the rebuild in the rearview mirror.
As for the gossip of the day, let’s dig into it.
Yankees show interest in Freeman
The most obvious conclusion for Freddie Freemanhis free agency is he re-signed with brave, possibly for the rest of his career. However, with him gaining free agency before signing an extension, the Braves are definitely risking another team rushing in and grabbing Freeman. We heard about Dodgers was a possibility, and now the Yankees have been thrown into the mix. Jon Heyman’s MLB The network reported that the Yankees met with Freeman’s representatives recently.
Still, it’s at least interesting to see teams outside of Atlanta eyeing Freeman. His forehand at Yankee Stadium will also be a huge plus in that squad.
Correa and Tigers continue to be like a match
The Tigers landing Rodríguez with this relatively expensive contract at the start of the season showing how serious they are about spending money to replenish young talent in their home. They need a shortcut and the current manager AJ Hinch is who Astros‘manage for the first five years of Carlos Correacareer of. Tiger General Manager Alex Avila has publicly said that, yes, shortstop is also a need.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that the Tigers are contenders for Correa or anything, but they absolutely sound like a great fit. Guaranteed enough, Robert Murray’s report Fansided that the Tigers met with this Correa representative at the general manager meetings last week.
Correa recently turned down the Astros’ qualifying offer. Talk about, here is our updated QO tracker.
Carp hope to post Suzuki soon
According to New York Post’s Joel Sherman, Japan NPB’s Hiroshima Toyo Carp expected to be announced this week they will send midfielder Seiya Suzuki to the posting system. Suzuki is expected to attract a lot of interest from MLB . Teams, within CBS Sports ranked him the 15th best free agent this winter:
Seiya Suzuki is expected to be sent through the posting system by the Hiroshima Carp after the Japan Series ends at the end of November. He is a five-time All-Star in Nippon Professional Baseball with a slash of .315/ .415/.571 in his career, who boasted an all-round match. In addition to posting above-average exit velocity, he walks more than he has achieved in two of the past three years. (In 2020, with an exception, he finished with one less walk than attack.) Suzuki also has a superior arm that allows him to make an impact on defence. One downside to his game is that he’s not a particularly skilled basetealer. Teams will gladly ignore that.
Once Suzuki is officially posted – possibly after the Japan Series ends at the end of November – teams will have 30 days to reach an agreement with him. From there, the Carp will receive a financial payment based on its contract sum.
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