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Orioles sign Alex Cobb to a 4-year deal

The last major free agent domino has fallen. Alex Cobb is going to the… Baltimore Orioles? Believe it, baseball fans. But that’s not all. Remember how players like Lance Lynn and Mike Moustakas would ultimately settle for one-year deals? Well as it turns out, Cobb is getting a four-year deal. That’s probably not the deal the Orioles were looking for, but Cobb certainly bolsters their...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve has been insanely valuable to the Houston Astros

Whenever we talk about which player is currently under the most team-friendly contract, it’s impossible to look past Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.The reigning World Series champ, American League MVP, and three-time batting champ is in the midst of a five-year, $18.5 million deal, which also includes a $6.5 million team option for the 2019 season. He agreed to this deal...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Market notes: Alex Cobb, Mike Moustakas, Jon Jay

Several reporters have turned their gazes back on the more confounding free-agent market in recent memory, chronicling some of the more incongruous results and providing additional reporting on how it all unfolded. We’ll run through some of the key points here: It’s always worth remembering that free agency is a game that features plenty of variability and would never (theoretically...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ned Yost not worried about Mike Moustakas getting into playing shape

Ned Yost does not seem to be the least bit concerned about Mike Moustakas getting into playing shape.Moustakas on Thursday agreed to a contract to return to the Kansas City Royals. He is showing up late for spring training, which could lead to some concerns about whether he will be ready when the regular season begins on the 29th. But Kansas City’s manager does not seem to be worried...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Notes: Pham, Cards, Tigers, Royals, Moose, Reds, Senzel

The emergence of Tommy Pham was one of the best developments of 2017 for the Cardinals, who saw the former reserve deliver a stunningly great age-29 campaign (6.4 rWAR, 5.9 fWAR). Pham may not have been in position to break out as a Cardinal if not for their then-farm director, John Vuch, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch details. Even though Pham suffered through injury...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals’ Jorge Bonifacio gets 80-game suspension

Major League Baseball has announced an 80-game suspension without pay for Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio, Joel Sherman of the New York Post was among those to report (Twitter link). Bonifacio tested positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance. His ban will open up roster space for third baseman Mike Moustakas, whom the Royals just re-signed.More to come.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas turned down $45 million offer from Angels

Before settling for a one-year pact with the Kansas City Royals, third baseman Mike Moustakas reportedly turned down a good amount of money somewhere else.According to Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, Moustakas rejected a three-year, $45 million offer early in the offseason from the Los Angeles Angels, who turned around and signed Zack Cozart to a similar contract instead.Moustakas...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas royally screwed up his free agency

Few players screwed up their free agency situation more than Mike Moustakas.The third baseman on Thursday agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Kansas City Royals, according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan, who says there is a mutual option for a second year. Passan reports that the deal guarantees Moustakas $6.5 million and can max out at $22.7 million if the sides agree to the $15...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals re-sign Mike Moustakas

In what has to be considered a surprising move around the baseball world, the Kansas City Royals have reportedly re-signed All-Star third baseman Mike Moustakas to a one-year deal with a mutual option for a second season.This report comes to us via Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, who has details regarding the contract numbers. A total of $6.5 million guaranteed for one season is absolutely...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas close to deal to return to Royals

Mike Moustakas could be headed back to Kansas City.Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported on Thursday that Moustakas and the Royals are working on a deal for the third baseman to return to the team that drafted him.MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the deal would likely be a one-year contract and pending a physical. Returning to the Royals on a one-year deal would be the culmination...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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