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MLB free agency: How Scott Boras is screwing Max Scherzer

As we settle down for some turkey dinners and reflect on everything we are thankful for in life, it is also a good time to reflect on all of the activity we have seen so early in free agency.  There have already been several MLB free agents who have signed huge multi-year contracts with even bigger dollar amounts very early in the MLB free agency process. Most of the early signings...
Via Cardinals Farm
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Giants Plan To Be Aggressive Post Panda

The World Series champion San Francisco Giants lost their beloved Panda to the Boston Red Sox this week. Perhaps they were a bit shocked that he left, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to be aggressive this offseason.After losing out on the Sandoval sweepstakes, the Giants have a lot of money to spend, and General Manager Brian Sabean is checking in on big names on both...
Via On-Base Talk
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the landing spot for remaining big-name free agents

The Hot Stove season of 2015 is one of the more exciting ones in recent memory, as this years class is headlined by a couple of big name free agents. Let’s start with the names already off the books: Hanley Ramirez, SS. Former team: Los Angeles Dodgers. New Team: Boston Red Sox. Contract: Four years, $88 million dollars ($22 million fifth-year vesting option) Projection: Hanley...
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Could Max Scherzer end up in Washington?

James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals could make a play for Max Scherzer. The Nationals have let it known that they could move pitchers Jordan Zimmerman and Doug Fister, both of whom still have one more year on their contracts. That could then allow the Nationals to make a play at Scherzer, who is a free agent. #457637650 / gettyimages.com Scherzer has...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants talking about adding Max Scherzer, Chase Headley

Fresh off of losing a cornerstone player, the San Francisco Giants aren’t hanging their heads. In fact, general manager Brian Sabean is out looking for a replacement and trying to improve an already stellar pitching staff. Late reports on Tuesday suggest the 2014 World Series champions have already moved on to other options. With Pablo Sandoval now officially a member of the...
Via Rumors and Rants
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What do the Chicago Cubs do if they strike out in free agency?

At the time of this writing, we’re not too deep into the 2014-15 Major League Baseball offseason quite yet. The Winter Meetings have yet to transpire. There are still multiple marquee free agents available out on the market, and still major trade chips that have yet to move. However, for the Chicago Cubs, it would appear that the clock is ticking on their opportunity to make something...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What do the Chicago Cubs do if they strike out in free agency?

At the time of this writing, we’re not too deep into the 2014-15 Major League Baseball offseason quite yet. The Winter Meetings have yet to transpire. There are still multiple marquee free agents available out on the market, and still major trade chips that have yet to move. However, for the Chicago Cubs, it would appear that the clock is ticking on their opportunity to make something...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014: The 5th Inning (13-5)

The boys are back in town. And the name of the place is “I Like It Like That.” So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Sanchez SP Porcello SP Smyly RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Hardy RP Smith RP McCoy C Avila C Holaday 1B-DH Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS-2B Romine SS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF-OF Kelly RF Hunter CF Jackson LF-CF Davis LF-RF J....
Via Tigers Weblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three potential teams for James Shields

Credit: AP/Michael Dwyer James Shields is commanding interest from numerous MLB teams. He won’t receive Max Scherzer or Jon Lester money, but he will land a larger deal than middle tier starters below his talent level. He’s in that odd middle ground of somewhat affordable, yet solidly expensive. A contract in the range of five-years, $80-90 million sounds reasonable for a pitcher...
Via Reading Between The Seams
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals shopping Fister and Zimmermann, could target Scherzer

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Washington Nationals are informing teams that both starting pitcher’s Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister are “available if the deal makes sense.” It will surley require a strong return to draw both the solid starters away from their home in Washington D.C. The #Nats are informing teams that ace Jordan Zimmermann is available,but...
Via On-Base Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Targeting Scherzer?

How will the Nationals maintain an elite rotation if they trade Doug Fister and/or Jordan Zimmermann as rumors persist? Detroit ace Max Scherzer cold be in Washington’s plans to fill a potential void. That word from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale in what is a very hot stove across Major League Baseball. The Yankees have also been rumored to have interest in the right hander, who...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting a Max Scherzer Contract

I figure it makes sense to perform the same calculations I did for Jon Lester for Max Scherzer. I think the chance he signs with the Cubs is a lot lower than Jon Lester, but it’s theoretically possible. Basically, we only need to calculate a starting WAR, and I’ll be using a depreciation schedule of Year(N+1) = Year(N) * .85. Scherzer is projected by Steamer to reach 3.7 WAR...
Via Obstructed View
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching Backward: The Guy Who Makes Scherzer (Slightly More) Expendable by Jeff Long

Even if Max Scherzer leaves this offseason, the Tigers will have a dominant top four. A big part of that is Rick Porcello`s emergence. Here`s how it happened.
Via Baseball Prospectus
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The enemy of my enemy is my drinking buddy: It's time to root, root, root for the Cubs and Giants; or Boston will be back in the driver's seat

It's a critical week for the Evil Empire - Hail Hydra! - as the Redsocks try to reload.The Fratboy Nation has made muy gigundo offers to Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester, their top free agent pinups. Last summer, they ditched the deadwood for just this moment. Moreover, they have a bubbling geyser of young prospects, as opposed to the Yankees' farm system, baseball's version...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Yankees might go after Scherzer

The New York Yankees quiet off-season could quickly change. According to CBS' Jon Heyman, the Bronx Bombers could be looking at Max Scherzer as a potential target. #489157123 / gettyimages.com No matter what their stated plans have been in the past, including recent plans, of trying to stay under the MLB luxury tax.  Expecting a winter without a major signing by the New York...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Angels are going to have luxury tax problems in 2016 too

One of the running themes of this offseason is that the Angels are severely limited by their commitment to not breach the luxury tax threshold in 2015. For this reason, the rumors the Angels are involved in aren’t the sexy kind. There is no pursuit of Jon Lester or Max Scherzer. They aren’t even looking at Yasmany Tomas or Kenta Maeda. Instead, we’re getting the mildly...
Via Monkey with a Halo
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Revisiting Max Scherzer; why not Jon Lester?

According to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman, the New York Yankees may be revisiting their plan to stay away from the top free-agent starters on the market, namely former Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer.Heyman notes a slow to develop market on Scherzer and intimates that the Yankees have gradually begun to reshape their strategy on making a splash this offseason.The Yankees have...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees reportedly considering talks with Max Scherzer

After showing little interest in any high-priced player this offseason, the Yankees sound like they may be reconsidering their reported plan to avoid spending a lot of money and go after one of baseball's top free-agents — namely right-hander Max Scherzer.The Tigers' workhorse is arguably the top starter on the market this year, on a list which also includes Jon Lester...
Via The Other Paper
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer an option for the Yankees?

The New York Yankees were expected to be quiet this winter, but there’s at least one big-name free agent they could be eyeing. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Monday night that the Yankees have made “brief contact” with agent Scott Boras about free-agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer. According to the report, the Yankees might “revisit” their earlier plans to lay low...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lester Tops MLB Free Agent 'Confidence' List

In a poll of MLB.com writers, Jon Lester is ranked number one in the first annual Free Agent Confidence Rankings. Lester's age (30), left-handedness, durability and playoff credentials put him ahead of fellow 30-year old Max Scherzer. Another former Carmine Hoser, Andrew Miller, finished third in the confidence rankings, with ex-Sox farmhand Hanley Ramirez is the #20 spot. This...
Via FenwayNation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Four logical spots for Max Scherzer

Credit: AP/Paul Sancya Max Scherzer is arguably the top free agent on the market. After turning down a six-year, $144 million deal in 2013’s offseason, he’s looking to majorly cash in this winter. Scott Boras is Scherzer’s agent, meaning that a prolonged waiting game might ensue before he finally lands with an organization. In the meantime, here’s a look at what four teams...
Via Reading Between The Seams
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 free agent primer: starting pitchers

The starting pitching market this year is enough to make a team with a lot of money salivate. Three big names head the class, and the middle ground is loaded with intriguing options. If you’re a team that has no issues spending money, you can put together a damn good rotation of free agents this winter. 1. Max Scherzer. Three years ago, could you imagine that Max Scherzer would...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 free agent primer: starting pitchers

The starting pitching market this year is enough to make a team with a lot of money salivate. Three big names head the class, and the middle ground is loaded with intriguing options. If you’re a team that has no issues spending money, you can put together a damn good rotation of free agents this winter. 1. Max Scherzer. Three years ago, could you imagine that Max Scherzer would...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case Of Max Scherzer

The free agent market is beginning to percolate, and though all has been somewhat quiet on his front to date, it stands to reason that Max Scherzer will be one of its chief beneficiaries. It’s a strong starting pitching group at the top, with Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields the lead dogs. Most would […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 573: Free Agents, Front-Office Surveys, and Other Incisive Emails by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Jerry Crasnick`s executive survey, then answer listener emails about Max Scherzer, international spending, and more.
Via Baseball Prospectus
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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