The Qualifying Offer (QO), one of the more interesting wrinkles in the player movement system that came about with the last CBA, will be valued at $17.2MM, per Ken Rosenthal.
The Boston Red Sox have lost their All-Star closer, Craig Kimbrel, to knee surgery but GM Dave Dombrowski quickly went to Plan B on Saturday. The Sox acquired Brad Ziegler from the Arizona Diamondbacks to bolster the back end of the bullpen for the second-place club.
Day One of the International Signing Period is in the books and the San Diego Padres have moved into the market in a big way. So far, the Padres have signed the following:
San Diego high school outfielder Mickey Moniak was taken first overall by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday as the 2016 First-Year Player Draft got started. The La Costa Canyon High School star became the first prep outfielder taken with the 1/1 pick since Delmon Young in 2003.
The First-Year Player Draft gets underway tonight with live coverage on MLB Network at 6PM ET. The first 77 picks will be broadcast tonight with rounds 3-10 airing live on Friday starting at 12:30PM ET. The Phillies have the top overall pick. Here’s the full first round, courtesy of BaseballAmerica.com: First Round 1 Phillies 2 […]
In the last couple of years the Arizona Diamondbacks have had a makeover done with their leadership and that makeover is filtering down to the field in a big way. With a team of Tony LaRussa (Chief Baseball Officer), Dave Stewart (Senior VP and GM) and DeJon Watson (Senior VP, Baseball Ops) coming together, the […]
Today is the last day for clubs to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible free agent, with the deadline being 12PM ET. If clubs choose not to tender a contract to an arb-eligible player who is unsigned for 2016, that player becomes a free agent.
November 20th was the deadline to place Rule 5 Draft eligible players on the 40-man roster or risk losing them. Rule 5 deals with players who have either four or five years with a club but haven’t been placed on the 40-man. At this point, clubs must protect them by placing them on the 40-man […]