Well it finally happened. As much as baseball might not want it to, they had to make some news some day. Yesterday was that day as decisions were made about nontendering contracts to certain players, avoiding arbitration with others and deciding that still others were alright to stay in the organization. We saw some surprises, we saw some not surprises. At least the needle on the offseason move-o-meter was twitching!
On to the links.
- The Phillies were among those that made moves yesterday. They tendered contracts to everyone who needed one. Hooray?
- Some rumors are popping up about Jean Segura generating interest from other teams. Why on earth would the team trade him?
- Another day, another Aaron Nola trade made up. Stop it, folks. Just stop it.
- Here is your complete list of nontendered players. My quick take? Playing time is the biggest issue. Rosario would be great if he had somewhere to play. Dahl is a big maybe, almost a yes. Schwarber is overrated.
- The Dodgers traded for a reliever last night, getting Corey Knebel from the Brewers.
- Here’s another list of players that avoided arbitration last night.
- The Orioles traded Jose Iglesias to the Angels, getting two young arms in return.
- Trevor May officially got $15.5 million from the Mets.
- A possible return to the MLB isn’t in the cards for Dan Straily, as he re-upped in Korea. Good for him.