Yankees GM Brian Cashman mentioned he’s in contact with celebrity outfielder Aaron Judge’s agent, Page Odle, and reiterated Judge stays their prime precedence. Responding to a remark by one one who’d spoken not too long ago to the Yankees camp and advised they didn’t appear overly assured or in re-signing Judge, Cashman mentioned, “Whoever said that, I’d drug test him.”
Cashman added, nonetheless, that he has no feeling concerning their possibilities, and no information about who else is focusing on Judge. He additionally mentioned he hasn’t sought or been given the benefit of getting the ultimate shot at Judge.
The one crew identified to be in the Judge market is San Francisco, and to that finish Giants baseball president Farhan Zaidi advised they’ve the wherewithal to make huge strikes.
“From a financial standpoint, there’s nobody that would be out of our capability,” he mentioned.
The Giants have been disillusioned to go from an MLB-high 107 victories in 2021 to a .500 crew final season, and they’re in contact with a number of free brokers. Though they’ve Brandon Crawford, whom Zaidi known as “the best shortstop in franchise history,” he has been speaking to the highest shortstops on the market and has the concept a number of of them could be prepared to maneuver to second base.
Jacob deGrom has let the Rangers know he’s in them (in addition to presumably the Mets and maybe others), however Carlos Rodon could also be a greater match for Texas in the end.
The Rangers doubtless are nonetheless a year or two away from contending, and Rodon at 30 may fit higher than deGrom at 34. Rodon may have an even bigger market — since deGrom is predicted to hunt $40 million plus, which is able to restrict his discipline. Texas is predicted to pursue all the most effective starters, and can doubtless signal a number of starters even after buying Jake Odorizzi in commerce. Rangers baseball president Chris Young advised they’re contemplating all viable starters, together with the highest guys.
The Rangers confirmed they’re a critical participant by spending $500 million on a double-play mixture final winter.
The Angels should not buying and selling two-way celebrity Shohei Ohtani, however in addition they is not going to try and lock him up. That shall be left to the brand new proprietor. The Angels are believed to have little or no participant flexibility. They are in search of a shortstop, however not one of many prime 4 (or 4 tops when you choose). … Folks anticipate the Cubs to be critical gamers for a shortstop this winter. They are 4 nice ones on the market. They might transfer Nico Hoerner to 2B. The Phillies may even take a look at the highest of the shortstop market. They might transfer Bryson Stott to second.
The White Sox are planning to maneuver Andrew Vaughn to his pure position of first base. Though they’re leaving the door open to longtime star Jose Abreu, the chance appears to be that he’ll go to a brand new crew.
Teams are calling on Lucas Giolito, however the White Sox really feel no stress to maneuver him after his off 2022 season.