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Springer Signing Loosens Baseball Free Agent Market as Teams Choose Roles

Major League Baseball’s free agent market is beginning to heat up as the now nearly certain report date of Feb. 16 for pitchers at spring training camps in Florida and Arizona is growing closer and closer. The Yankees have re-signed infielder D.J. LeMahieu and added right-hander Corey Kluber for a combined $101 million. LeMahieu’s deal […]

BNNY: Trevor Bauer eyeing Mets or Angels as his landing spot?

On BNNY, SNY MLB insider Andy Martino discusses a recent report saying that the Mets and Angels have the best chance of landing free agent pitcher Trevor Bauer. Martino says you definitely can't rule out Bauer landing with the Mets, but if the team wants to stay under the luxury tax, it's unlikely.

Mets passed on George Springer to maintain flexibility for Francisco Lindor, Michael Conforto extensions

On BNNY, the guys discuss why the Mets lost out to the Blue Jays on the George Springer sweepstakes. SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino breaks down why extending shortstop Francisco Lindor and Michael Conforto is at the top of the list which is why their pursuit of Springer slowed down. Dan Graca points out that pitchers Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard will be free agents next season and the Mets want some financial flexibility if they want to keep them or pursue another arm.

Trevor Bauer eyeing Mets or Angels as his landing spot?

On BNNY, SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino discusses a recent article saying that the Mets and Angels has the best chance of landing free agent pitcher Trevor Bauer. Martino says you definitely can't rule out Bauer landing with the Mets but if the team wants to stay under the luxury tax it's unlikely.

Should Mets look to extend Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard before 2021 season starts?

In regards to the Mets, much has been made this offseason about the chances of the team locking up Francisco Lindor and Michael Conforto to long-term deals, but on the latest edition of Beyond The Booth, Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez brought up two other players who could be primed for long-term deals: Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard.

Beyond the Booth Live: Gary, Keith and Ron are back!

On an all-new Beyond the Booth Live, Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling are back discussing all things Mets. The guys discuss acquiring star shortstop Francisco Lindor, what's the Mets' next move is now that George Springer signed with the Blue Jays, and the priority of extending Michael Conforto and Francisco Lindor. All that and more on this episode of Beyond the Booth Live!

How Yankees stack up in AL East after Blue jays sign George Springer

The good news for the Yankees is the Rays have lost significant pieces from their formidable starting rotation and the Red Sox are practically invisible this winter. The bad news is the Blue Jays are getting more dangerous by the day, adding George Springer to their young lineup and seemingly determined to keep spending in the free-agent market. How that all plays out should make for a fascinating season in the AL East.

Springer to Blue Jays | FastCast

George Springer signs a six-year deal with the Blue Jays, plus Michael Brantley returns to the Astros on this edition of FastCast

Wade Davis returns to Royals, gets minor league contract

Reliever Wade Davis is returning to the Kansas City Royals, the team he helped pitch to the 2015 World Series title. Davis and the Royals agreed Wednesday to a minor league contract, and the 35-year-old right-hander will go to spring training trying to earn a spot on the major league roster. If added to the 40-man roster, Davis would get a one-year contract paying at a rate of $1.25 million while in the major leagues and $200,000 while in the minors.

Blue Jays agree to deals with Kirby Yates, Tyler Chatwood

The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to contracts with free agent pitchers Kirby Yates and Tyler Chatwood, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. Chatwood agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with incentives that could take it to $5.5 million. Yates earned $2,615,741 prorated from a salary of $7,062,500 last year.

AP source: Brantley agrees to $32M, 2-year deal with Astros

Outfielder Michael Brantley has agreed to a $32 million, two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Brantley spent the last two seasons in Houston after playing for Cleveland for his first 10 MLB seasons. Brantley hit .300 with five homers and 22 RBIs in 46 games in last year's pandemic-shortened season.

What Joey Lucchesi's addition to Mets could mean for Steven Matz

The Mets’ rotational depth was bolstered even more with the acquisition of Joey Lucchesi on Monday. A young lefty with room to grow, the former San Diego Padres will head down to Port St. Lucie to battle for a spot in the back end of the rotation.

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