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These teams are talking trades later than usual this offseason

Early February usually is a quiet time in baseball, reserved for non-roster invitations to spring training, maybe a stray free-agent signing or two.Not this year.Spring training camps open next week, and nearly 60 players remain free agents. Numerous teams also are engaged in trade talks, which one GM described as “pretty active still.”Here is a glimpse at the trade market, according...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Free Agents Desmond, Fowler Can Be Buy-Low Assets To Contenders

We're into February now, less than a week until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, and shortstop Ian Desmond and center fielder Dexter Fowler remain on the free agent market. Desmond, who turned down the Nationals' qualifying offer, previously passed on a seven-year, $107 million contract extension with the Nats prior to the 2014 season. Fowler, on the other hand...
Via The Sports Quotient
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Baltimore Orioles: In Support of Gallardo and Fowler

As the pages of the calendar continue to turn and spring training approaches, the Baltimore Orioles do not appear to be done with their offseason spending. They are deep in talks with free-agent starter Yovani Gallardo, and a deal with outfielder Dexter Fowler could follow. Despite having spent over $200 million to retain internal free agents Chris Davis, Darren O’Day, and Matt...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Just how risky would it be for the O's to sign Yovani Gallardo and Dexter Fowler?

Say this for the Orioles -- no one can accuse them of tanking.They’re close to forfeiting the No. 14 pick in the draft and accompanying pool money for free-agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo, according to major-league sources. They might follow that by sacrificing the No. 29 pick (currently) for free-agent outfielder Dexter Fowler.The two moves in combination would mark the second...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLBPA leader Tony Clark talks rosters, schedules, strike zone, CBA and more

NEW YORK -- With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, union leader Tony Clark concluded baseball's current system needs change.Among those still on the free-agent market are pitcher Yovani Gallardo, shortstop Ian Desmond and outfielder Dexter Fowler, who all turned down one-year, $15.8 million guaranteed contracts from their teams last November.'...
Via AP on Fox
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AP Interview: Union head Tony Clark pitches for more jobs

NEW YORK (AP) With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, union leader Tony Clark concluded baseball's current system needs change. Among those still on the free-agent market are pitcher Yovani Gallardo, shortstop Ian Desmond and outfielder Dexter Fowler, who all turned down $15.8 million, one-year guaranteed contracts from their teams last November...
Via AP on Fox
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Time To Put Up or Shut Up for Orioles, White Sox

Usually by the second week of February, the MLB offseason is more or less complete.This year seems to be quite a bit different. With only days until Valentine’s Day, there are a few decent free agents still available that could be good matches for one or two lucky teams. While quite a few teams would benefit from making further additions, two teams in particular stand out: the...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Making the case for the Orioles to sign Dexter Fowler

The Orioles have interest in outfielder Dexter Fowler. Here's the case for bringing him to Baltimore.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
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Notes on Yovani Gallardo, Dexter Fowler, O's payroll and more - Steve Melewski

Are the Orioles going all in on the 2016 season? First came reports yesterday of their pursuit of free agent pitcher Yovani Gallardo. His signing would cost them one draft pick. Then reports surfaced that if the O's signed Gallardo, they could then also sign free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler ... Read More
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lull Before the Action Picks Up

There isn’t much news to write about Cubs-wise these days, given that the team has pretty much set itself up weeks in advance of spring training.  I guess all we have to wait for is whether another team signs Dexter Fowler, or if it still makes sense to bring him back.  There are rumblings that the Baltimore Orioles might be interested, so stay tuned. In the meantime, we wait...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles also considering Dexter Fowler - School of Roch

The Orioles no longer are committed to keeping their first pick in this year's amateur draft, showing a willingness to part with the 14th overall selection to sign pitcher Yovani Gallardo. But what about their next selection? I've been told that the Orioles also are discussing outfielder Dexter Fowler, who ... Read More
Via MASN
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore’s Dexter Fowler Opportunity

While nothing is officially done yet, it seems reasonable to assume the Orioles are going to sign Yovani Gallardo, with reports that a deal just needs some tweaks before it is finalized. The Orioles are reportedly giving Gallardo a three year deal, but more significantly, they’re sacrificing their first round pick (#14 overall) since he rejected the Rangers qualifying offer at...
Via Fangraphs
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Chicago White Sox: 2016 Offseason Report Card

As I’m sitting here putting together the offseason report card for the Chicago White Sox, I have MLB Network on the television just waiting for a “Breaking News” scroll across the bottom. Even though it will make me scrap what I have written thus far, it still feels like the correct grade for any report card is “incomplete” at this time. (Note – the Mat Latos signing...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians in the Outfield: Is the Tribe good enough?

Hello and welcome to another exciting season of Cleveland Indians baseball where anything short of October playoff baseball will be seen as a massive disappointment. Offseason activities are wrapping up as team trucks are expected to arrive in Goodyear Arizona on Wednesday. The pitchers and catchers are set to report on February 17 though many have been in and out of Arizona all...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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How to Fix the Qualifying Offer

There is no hiding it: This winter’s free agent class was greatly affected by the qualifying offer. This winter, there were a record 20 eligible players who received a QO and a record three players who accepted it and one who resigned before agreeing to, or declining, their offer. The other 16 players had to venture into the off season hoping that the QO would not effect their...
Via Hot Stove MLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Chicago White Sox should sign Dexter Fowler

While most Americans were settling into their leather recliners with a plate full of buffalo wings and a high-definition television tuned to Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton was watching a different sport. Eaton was watching the Phoenix Open, an early season golf event featuring (what can be assumed is) one...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Building a Roster with the Remaining Free Agents

USA TODAY Sports It is February, which means that Spring Training is quickly approaching. Yet, there are still numerous remaining free agents out there that can contribute to big-league teams. In fact, there are still enough viable players out there to build an entire roster. The roster might not exactly compete for a playoff spot, but they could be better than a team like the Philadelphia...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Improving the Cleveland Indians Outfield

We are already a week into February. Today is Super Bowl Sunday. Time is really flying by. While the Super Bowl marks the end of the NFL season, it also marks the start of the transition from winter to spring and, more importantly, the transition from football season to baseball season. With pitchers and catchers reporting in a mere weeks, and most of the biggest moves of the offseason...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Other Big Change in MLB’s Post-PED Era

As we head towards the expiration of the CBA this winter, there seem to be three pretty common discussion points or narratives making the rounds in MLB right now. 1. The problems with the qualifying offer system, highlighted by Howie Kendrick‘s contract with the Dodgers and the lingering free agency of Dexter Fowler, Ian Desmond, and Yovani Gallardo. 2. The unhappiness of some...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: 3 Bold Predictions for 2016 Season

With most free agents off the board and Chicago White Sox pitchers and catchers preparing to report to Arizona, a fresh slate in 2016 is nearly upon us. Except for rumors that the South Siders may make a run at unsigned outfielder Dexter Fowler or try to make a trade for Andre Ethier, the White Sox’s roster is mostly set. With that in mind, let’s take a look at three bold White...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB's qualifying-offer system is stacked against low-revenue clubs

The qualifying-offer system doesn't only screw certain free agents. It also screws certain teams.The Rays should sign shortstop Ian Desmond. The Indians should sign outfielder Dexter Fowler. But neither move likely will occur, in part because neither low-revenue team is comfortable sacrificing its first-round draft pick and accompanying bonus-pool money.The Rays, choosing 13th, and...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Targets: Dexter Fowler

The Indians off-season may not be over just yet. Rumors have persisted for the past few weeks that the Tribe may be in the market to make one or possibly even two more moves before the offseason ends. The signing of Juan Uribe has been the most consistent of all the rumors that have persisted over the last few months. Uribe is deemed to be an excellent choice to fill the gaping hole...
Via Burning River Baseball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Does Dexter Fowler Fit?

As MLB’s offseason rolls along and the free agent market continues to dry up, baseball writers everywhere seek out something, anything to write about. Why do you think there’s been so many articles about this alleged tanking problem? We’re out of ideas; we’re tapping out. Thankfully, there’s Dexter Fowler. One of multiple victims of the qualifying offer, Fowler remains...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Anything that could help the Cubs is OK with me

By now, many of you have probably read from multiple outlets that at least some owners aren’t too fond of the tanking that many teams seem to be embracing to position themselves better as they rebuild.  It does help that the Chicago Cubs happen to be in one division where two teams (the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds) are overtly working a rebuild plan, so maybe this...
Via World Series Dreaming
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How qualifying-offer system could be key to sustaining MLB labor peace

Very soon, representatives from Major League Baseball and the players’ union will begin formal negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The cordiality of their initial meetings could be helped by massive contracts in the interim for Ian Desmond, Dexter Fowler, and Yovani Gallardo. That prospect, though, is growing dimmer by the day. Thus, the union’s dissatisfaction...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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