It is 2021, but we are still waiting for our first big free signature for an agent of officeSun. Only 12 of our top 60 agents have signed up, Including only five of the Top 25. There were some notable deals, however, including the biggest move in Offseason so far on Thursday. Here’s the latest sound of a hot stove
Mets Get the Lindor
The New York Mets sealed their biggest deal of the Steve Cohen era with a massive six-man trading deal with the Cleveland Thursday afternoon. The Mets acquired All-Star Shortstop Francisco Lindor And right-hand starters Carlos CarrascoAnd they sent out big gangs Amide Rosario And the Andres Jimenez To Cleveland.
Here are the full trade details:
With Cleveland seeking to cut payroll, Lindor’s trade has been looming for some time. Lindor, 27, is set to earn $ 20 million this winter in his final year of judging. To find out more about this popular trade, Here are three things you need to know With The winners and losers of the deal.
Mets is still Springer, with Jays
Even after adding Lindor and Carrasco, Mets cannot be counted in the lottery for a free All-Star Player player George SpringerAnd the John Heyman reports from MLB Network. However, they are not alone, Heyman also mentions Blue jays They are Springer’s pre-eminent suitor.
Springer, 31, hit .265 / .359 / .540 (140 OPS +) with 13 Homer in 222 board appearances last season Astros. Although injury was limited to 122 matches, 2019 was the best year of his career in many respects, scoring his career highs on average, OBP, slugging, OPS +, WAR, home run and RBI.
With Brandon Nemo It leads outside and in the middle, enclosing it Michael Comfort In the correct domain and Dominic Smith On the left, Mets doesn’t have to add a Springer, although it’s an obvious upgrade over Nimmo. In moving Rosario in the Lindor trade, Mets showed that they were not shy to move the pieces to make room for a better player.
The Blue Jays are in a similar location with the entire stadium and Randall Grechuk Being a midfielder will replace Springer. However, they do have a DH spot to play with.
Sugano will remain in Japan
Tomoyuki Sugano, a 31-year-old from Japan, faced a deadline on Thursday at 5 p.m. ET to either sign with MLB or make a decision to return to Japan. Sugano, Sent by Yomiuri Giants a month ago, A four-year deal with three people has already been offered to withdraw from the Yomiuri Giants. Reportedly, the shooter has also received offers from MLB bands, with even bigger price tags.
The deadline came and went Sugano decides to stay in NPB with Yomiuri. However, he qualifies as a free agent for Major League Baseball.
Sugano emerges from a dynamic season in the J-League, with 14-2 wins and losses, 1.97 IRA, 0.888 WHIP and 131 strikes to 25 walks in 137 1/3 rounds. He has been the most outstanding shooter in Nippon Professional baseball since then Masahiro Tanaka He left for MLB in 2014.
He is a two-time Sawamura Award winner (Cy Young’s Japanese equivalent) and a former MVP in the league, and has a post-season no harm to his credit.
Quirks of painkillers have already occurred Corey Nebel And Blake Treinen to boost their fortune for next season, but may not add up. Although interest in Liam Hendriks has “recently waned,” According to a report from LA TimesDodgers have a “big interest” in discharging the free agent Kirby Yates.
Yates’ 2020 season has been cut short due to fractures in his right elbow. He underwent surgery in late August and the schedule for returning is said to be six to eight weeks, so there is no reason to believe he will ever be hindered in the 2021 season.
In 2019, Yates’ last healthy season, he saved 41 matches in 44 chances for Padres with 1.19 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 101 strikes against 12 unintended walks in 60 2/3 rounds.
The report indicated that the Dodgers were planning to go into season with him Kinley Janssen As closer to them, however Blake Trains It’s a great backup option and adding Yates will make Bullpen even more awesome.
Yankees Pick up Allen in trade
The New York Yankees traded an offshore player Greg AllenThe club was announced Thursday. Allen, who turns 28 in March, was hired last week by San Diego Padres. New York sends a left-handed relief jug James Reeves In exchange for Allen.
Allen didn’t make much production on the board during the shortened 2020 season, finishing with a .154 / .281 / .308 slash in 32 appearances, but he’s got good speed, with 32 stolen bases in 221 career matches. Last year, Allen played only 16 games for Cleveland and San Diego, spending the majority of 60 games at alternate club locations. Allen is unlikely to be in the squad on a regular basis with the Yankees, so he will be a depth off the field for the ball club in 2021.
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