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MLB's top 10 first basemen for 2018

As always, there is an abundance of riches at first base. The franchise player count at the position ranks high, with five to six of this year’s top 10 counting as the centerpiece performers on their respective clubs. In the last two years, Paul Goldschmidt, Joey Votto and Anthony Rizzo have all finished in the top three in NL MVP voting at least once, with Votto coming up just a...
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AL Notes: Machado's offseason, Tribe's pitching, Cashner almost re-signed with Texas before O's

Orioles infielder Manny Machado “wants to be a Yankee and the feeling is mutual,” Bob Nightengale of USA Today writes. The Yankees were among the teams that tried to trade for Machado over the winter, so it’s no surprise that they’re continuing to eye him a year before he hits free agency. Regarding offseason trade rumors, Machado said, “Thank God nothing went down and I was able...
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February 17, 2018  |  Discuss

Agent speaks out on stagnant MLB free-agent market

In perhaps the greatest show of player unrest of the entire offseason, Brodie Van Wagenen — the co-head of CAA Baseball and one of the game’s most prominent agents — issued a statement today stating that ownership behavior in the 2017-18 offseason “feels coordinated” and referencing a level of player unity against ownership that hasn’t been seen since the most recent MLB labor stoppage...
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February 02, 2018  |  Discuss

NL East notes: More on Marlins discontent

It was no secret that Christian Yelich wasn’t happy with the Marlins’ latest fire sale, and the team felt that Yelich could’ve become a clubhouse distraction had he remained on the roster, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.  This is why trading Yelich was more of a priority than dealing catcher J.T. Realmuto, as “the Marlins believe Realmuto will be a good soldier if he isn...
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January 31, 2018  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Phillies made a mistake in signing Carlos Santana

The Philadelphia Phillies were not planning to make a huge splash at the winter meetings this year but they defied the pundits and prognosticators and signed Carlos Santana to a three year deal worth 60 million dollars. This signing was a complete shock to all of the baseball community as this move was unorthodox and does not fit the rebuilding process that the Phillies organization...
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December 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana reportedly signs three-year deal with Phillies

One of the top sluggers on the free agent market has officially come off the board, and you may be surprised to see where he landed.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Friday that Carlos Santana has signed a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Santana spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Cleveland Indians. The 31-year-old is just a career .247 hitter...
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December 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana gets offer from Indians, draws interest from other teams

Morning news and notes for Monday, December 11, 2017 Here’s to a great week! Tribe News Indians make offer to Carlos Santana, but they have a lot of competition | cleveland.com The market is starting to shape up now that the Giancarlo Stanton affair is wrapped up and Carlos has options. From Paul Hoynes: The Indians have been assured that if Santana does receive an offer...
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December 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Angels reportedly remain interested in Carlos Santana

The Los Angeles Angels are among the teams interested in free agent Carlos Santana.Santana is one of the big bats on the market. He rejected the Cleveland Indians’ qualifying offer and is available to sign with teams as a free agent. And MLB Network’s Jon Morosi says the Angels remain interested in him. The Angels have CJ Cron and Albert Pujols for the first base and DH positions...
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December 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners interested in signing Carlos Santana

The Seattle Mariners could be adding another big bat this offseason.Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported on Monday that the Mariners have interest in Cleveland Indians free agent slugger Carlos Santana. Morosi does add however that the two sides have yet to engage in any substantial talks. Santana, 31, clubbed 23 home runs and 79 RBIs on a .259/.363/.455 slash line last season while...
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November 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Carlos Santana expected to become free agent

The Cleveland Indians entered the season with hopes of signing Carlos Santana to a contract extension, but things may be changing on that front.Jon Heyman reported in a column for Fan Rag Sports that the Indians haven’t talked about an extension with Santana and that the belief is he will become a free agent.Santana, 31, has been one of the more consistent power hitters in the game...
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May 26, 2017  |  Discuss

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