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Twins reportedly make formal contract offer to Yu Darvish

The Minnesota Twins are serious about their interest in Yu Darvish. They’re so serious that they made a formal contract offer to the pitcher, according to a report.Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 in the Twin Cities reported in a podcast published on Wednesday that the Twins made a formal, multi-year contract offer to Darvish. He believes the offers was in the four-to-five year range...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals GM Dayton Moore on Hosmer, Moustakas

Of the four longtime Royals regulars that hit the open market this winter, Alcides Escobar has re-upped with the team on a one-year deal while Lorenzo Cain has gone back to the organization that drafted him (the Brewers) on a five-year pact — the largest of the offseason to date. The other two, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, remain available for anyone to sign, and Kansas City GM...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

East Notes: Loria won't share profits from Marlins sale; Mets looking for infield options

A 2008 agreement between Miami-Dade county and Jeffrey Loria (and his partners) saw the county fund most of the $515 million government-owned Marlins stadium in Little Havana. In exchange, the county was promised the right to 5 percent of any profits Loria & co. earned if they sold the team within 10 years. Yet Loria’s lawyers have released documents telling the county not to...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brewers in contact with Jake Arrieta, Alex Cobb

The Milwaukee Brewers’ big offseason may be far from complete.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Thursday that the Brewers have been in contact with top free agent right-handers Jake Arrieta and Alex Cobb.It has already been a winter to remember for Milwaukee, as they acquired a pair of star outfielders in Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich last month. Their rotation is still...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NL East Notes: Slow free agency could help Mets; teams asking about Braves' Acuna

Some items from around the NL East… The slowed free agent market could benefit a team with seemingly limited payroll space like the Mets, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News writes. If price tags fall due to the lack of movement, players like Jonathan Lucroy, Lance Lynn, or Alex Cobb could emerge on the Mets’ radar, especially if the team is willing to get “creative” with offers...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agent profile: Alex Cobb

Alex Cobb looked every bit the part of a rising star in the Rays’ rotation before Tommy John surgery wiped him out for nearly two full seasons. His first year back was successful enough that he rejected a one-year, $17.4MM qualifying offer from Tampa Bay in order to test the waters of free agency. Pros / StrengthsCobb has a career 3.50 ERA, and fielding-independent metrics like FIP...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 16, 2018  |  Discuss

Top impact MLB free agents still looking for work

More than two months removed from the end of the World Series, the usually frenetic hot stove season has been rather cold. As a result, many of the top MLB free agents remain unsigned.After having a historic season for the Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks, J.D. Martinez heads the class of remaining free agents. But he’s far from the only valuable player out there to be had...
Via Sportsnaut
January 12, 2018  |  Discuss

Brewers reportedly showing interest in pitcher Alex Cobb

The Chicago Cubs have been viewed as a favorite to sign Alex Cobb, but they may have some competition from a team within their division.MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported on Sunday that the Milwaukee Brewers have been in touch with Cobb’s representatives. Cobb, 30, went 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA for the Tampa Bay Rays last season. He turned down a qualifying offer, meaning he is likely...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish reportedly meets with Astros

The Yu Darvish sweepstakes are in full effect.Darvish met with representative from the Chicago Cubs on Monday. On Tuesday, he reportedly was meeting with the Houston Astros, according to Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman.Darvish is one of the top pitchers on the free agent market, along with Jake Arrieta and Alex Cobb, among others. In addition to those two teams, the Minnesota Twins have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Let’s Not Forget About Alex Cobb

With just under two weeks to play in the regular season, much of the focus in media has turned to those teams participating in the postseason chase. We speculate on who’s going to get in, who’s best situated to advance in the postseason, etc., etc. By late September, though, the vast majority of actual major-league teams and players are already planning for next season. And while...
Via Fangraphs
September 19, 2017  |  Discuss

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