Thread: MLB News

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Some more minor league signings so teams can be updated on the site:

Jose Lobaton -- Mets

Cody Asche -- Royals

Christian Adames -- Marlins

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 15 '17

Boring Rule V draft since there were only 3 position players and all went to AL teams (via draft or trade).  So boring for an NL-only roto guy since pitchers generally seem to risky to take if they are rule V-ed.  Suarez to the Diamondbacks might be an exception depending on how he is deployed by Arizona.

List and links per MLBTR.

1. Tigers – Victor Reyes, OF, Diamondbacks

2. Giants – Julian Fernandez, RHP, Rockies

3. Phillies – Nick Burdi, RHP, Twins (traded to Pirates for international bonus space)

4. White Sox – Carlos Tocci, OF, Phillies (traded to Rangers for cash)

5. Reds – Brad Keller, RHP, Diamondbacks (traded to Royals for cash/PTBNL)

6. Mets – Burch Smith, RHP, Rays (traded to Royals for cash/PTBNL)

8. Braves – Anyelo Gomez, RHP, Yankees

10. Orioles – Nestor Cortes, LHP, Yankees

11. Pirates – Jordan Milbrath, RHP, Indians

13. Marlins – Elieser Hernandez, RHP, Astros

14. Mariners – Mike Ford, 1B, Yankees

17. Angels – Luke Bard, RHP, Twins

20. Twins – Tyler Kinley, RHP, Marlins

25. Diamondbacks – Albert Suarez, RHP, Giants

28. Astros – Anthony Gose, LHP, Rangers

Second & Third Round

Orioles select Pedro Araujo, RHP, Cubs

Marlins select Brett Graves, RHP, Athletics

Orioles select Jose Mesa, RHP, Yankees

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 14 '17

The players going back to the Marlins in the Ozuna deal.

Magneuris Sierra (probably needs a page since he was up with the Cards and the Marlins are going to be desperate for OF at-bats). M.S. Baseball Refernce Page

Sandy Alcantara Baseball Reference Page

And two others who we probably don't need to worry about too much yet.

Zac Gallen 

Daniel Castano

Although Gallen did end up in AAA at the end of the season.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 13 '17

Minor league deals of players who are already tracked here at P&Co (for team updates):

Richard Agustin Rodriguez (Pirates, also a pitcher not a hitter)
Todd Cunningham (Pirates) 
Brock Stassi (Twins)
Leonardo Reginatto (Twins)
GREGORIO Petit (Twins) (Not to be confused with the good Petit)

Anthony Gose (Rangers)
Asher Wojciechowski (Orioles) 

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 8 '17

Tigers sign 4 to minor league details with STI.

Meanwhile, catcher Derek Norris, right-hander Enrique Burgos and outfielder Jim Adduci have signed minor league deals that contain invites to Spring Training,
per the team. The Tigers also confirmed their previously reported minor
league deal with first baseman Edwin Espinal.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 5 '17

The full list of 26 players who were non-tendered and became free agents.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 3 '17

Two articles from Minor League Ball about potential Rule V targets.

Part 1

Part 2

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 2 '17

Six notable players who were not tendered and are now free agents.

Article here on mlb about these six

The names:

Matt Adams, Drew Smyly , Jared Hughes , Hector Rondon , Mike Fiers ,Tom Koehler   

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 2 '17

Today is the deadline for teams to offer arbitration or make arbitration eligible players into free agents by "non-tendering" them an arbitration offer.

You will likely see trades (like Boxberger) where the original team feels that the player won't be worth what they get in arbitration, but the trading team does feel the player is worth the likely number.

You will also see signing (like Vogt/Brewers) where the team and player reach an agreement that keeps the player on the team he likes but with a lower 2018 salary.  Sometimes this might includes a multi-year guarantee. Sometimes, it's just the player having to choose if he wants to stay somewhere for less money.

By midnight ET, you'll start seeing names of newly declared free agents trickle out.

One theme this year seems to be players who closed or were top setup men at some point in time in the past, but don't close any more.  Their previous salary got a big bump from closing and their next arbitration salary will be a bump from that. (e.g. Hector Ronden, Cubs; Jared Hughes, Brewers).

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 1 '17

The runner-up in the Ohtani sweeps likely lands Maitan?

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Nov 30 '17