For the time being, with the looming lockout and uncertainty surrounding Boyd’s arm, it’s likely he’ll remain a free agent until the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement and instead field offers from other clubs once the forthcoming transaction freeze is lifted.
Baez was considered one of the best players on the free-agent market. He’s coming off a 31-homer season and batted .299 in 47 games with the New York Mets after coming over from the Chicago Cubs last season.
Javy Báez is both fun and frustrating, but he would provide a big upgrade for the Tigers at the shortstop position. Late on the wire, and early Tuesday morning, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported that the Detroit Tigers were now close to signing free agent infielder Javier Báez.
The hot stove is raging with the likely lockout squeezing the timeline. Well, well, well, on Sunday afternoon, a somewhat tentative offseason for free agents suddenly cranked the hot stove to 11 as a host of players agreed to contracts.
The process must play out, but cost should not be an obstacle Major League Baseball’s free agent season is underway and with a lockout and accompanying transaction freeze looming, the Carlos Correa coaster is speeding right along.
The Detroit Tigers made a big splash on Monday by signing starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez to a five-year deal worth major money. Detroit is clearly very serious about returning to contention in 2022, and the Rodriguez signing should help the team a great deal in its quest for a playoff bid next season.
Wily Peralta has been in MLB for nearly a decade. He has spent time with three clubs, but the 2021 season was his first year with the Detroit Tigers. The righty inked a one-year deal with Detroit in February.
The Detroit Tigers are in the midst of a major rebuild. The team hasn’t made the playoff since 2014 and hasn’t had a winning season since 2016. But in the 2021 regular season, the organization showed signs of growth.