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2017 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

By Tim Dierkes

Published: Mar 22, 2016, 2:32 pm EDT

The 2015-16 MLB free agent class is winding down, and it’s time to turn our attention to the 2016-17 group. These players project to become free agents after the 2016 season, unless they sign contract extensions first.  Extensions seem unlikely for the top names.  Players may be reluctant to sign now, as the 2016-17 class appears weak.…

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Blue Jays, Dodgers, Red Sox, Cubs In On Carlos Carrasco

By Tim Dierkes

Published: Jul 31, 2015, 9:47 am EDT

8:47am: The Blue Jays haven’t given up on Carrasco, tweets ESPN’s Jayson Stark.  He says they are among a slew of teams talking to the Indians about him, and the reporter links the Dodgers as well. 7:36am: The Cubs are … Continue reading →

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Out Of Options Players: AL East

By Tim Dierkes

Published: Mar 9, 2015, 1:28 pm EDT

The following 40-man roster players have less than five years service time and are out of minor league options.  That means they must clear waivers before being sent to the minors, so the team would be at risk of losing … Continue reading →

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Shawn Camp Announces Retirement

By Tim Dierkes

Published: Mar 9, 2015, 12:38 pm EDT

Shawn Camp, who pitched 11 seasons in the Majors, announced his retirement today.  Camp worked in the bullpens of the Royals, Rays, Blue Jays, Cubs, and Phillies, topping 70 innings in four different seasons.  Camp pitched 541 career games in … Continue reading →

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Blue Jays Notes: Martin, Kawasaki, Phillies

By Tim Dierkes

Published: Nov 11, 2014, 11:37 am EST

The Blue Jays are in on several top free agents as the offseason kicks off.  They’ll meet with Pablo Sandoval‘s agent Gustavo Vasquez today, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca.  Reps for Victor Martinez spoke to the Jays recently, and … Continue reading →

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Astros' Trade Discussion Notes Leaked

By Tim Dierkes

Published: Jun 30, 2014, 3:29 pm EDT

Extensive trade discussion notes, apparently logged by Astros executives about their talks with other teams, have been leaked onto the site AnonBin here and here, with Deadspin breaking the story and Yahoo’s Jeff Passan verifying the authenticity of the logs.  … Continue reading → ...

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Out Of Options Players: AL East

By Tim Dierkes

Published: Mar 10, 2014, 11:45 am EDT

The following 40-man roster players have less than five years service time and are out of minor league options. That means they must clear waivers before being sent to the minors, so the team would be at risk of losing them in attempting to do so. I've included players on multiyear deals....

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Another Bite At The Apple: Opt-Out Clauses In MLB

By Tim Dierkes

Published: Feb 20, 2014, 3:00 pm EST

An inside look at the ten MLB players who received opt-out clauses, with quotes from agents and a former GM. ...

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Discounted Josh Johnson Is Low Risk, High Reward For Padres

By Tim Dierkes

Published: Nov 20, 2013, 12:29 am EST

The Padres have long held a competitive advantage in that San Diego is a desirable place to play baseball, specifically with a large, pitcher-friendly ballpark. They can often sign free agent starting pitchers without making the highest bid, as was the case with their one-year, $8MM deal for righty Josh Johnson.

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Josh Johnson Not Getting Qualifying Offer

By Tim Dierkes

Published: Nov 4, 2013, 1:50 pm EST

The Blue Jays will not be making a qualifying offer to righty Josh Johnson, MLBTR has learned. Even after a lost season wrecked by injuries, there was a small chance that the Jays would overpay to get the 29-year-old under contract for 2014. Had the Blue Jays made the $14.1MM qualifying offer,...

Added: 913 days ago via mlbtraderumors.com

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