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Stephen Strasburg Returning To Nationals On Seven-Year, $245M Deal

Dec 9, 2019 4:04 PM

The Washington Nationals have reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million deal with Stephen Strasburg, according to sources.

The deal is now the highest ever for a pitcher.

Strasburg was named the World Series MVP in October.

The right-hander opted out of the final four years of his previous contract with the Nationals and entered free agency.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Report: Yankees Offer Gerrit Cole Seven-Year, $245M Deal

Dec 8, 2019 2:46 PM

The Yankees are reportedly acting on their goal for this offseason so far -- to sign right-hander Gerrit Cole, one of the game's elite starting pitchers and the top starter on this year's free-agent market.

According to the New York Times' Bob Klapisch, New York has put forth a seven-year, $245 million offer for Cole just ahead of the Winter Meetings, which get underway Monday in San Diego.

Tags: New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor

Red Sox Discussing Possible Reunion With Rick Porcello

Dec 9, 2019 8:35 AM

The Boston Red Sox are interested in re-signing Rick Porcello.

Porcello is coming off a disappointing season, but the Red Sox are looking to build a rotation while also monitoring their spending.

Jason Mastrodonato/Boston Herald

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Rangers Sign Jordan Lyles To Two-Year, $16M Deal

Dec 9, 2019 8:31 AM

The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with Jordan Lyles on a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles is expected to boost the Rangers' starting rotation.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Tags: Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Phillies Have Interest In Signing Anthony Rendon

Dec 9, 2019 8:28 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have already signed Zack Wheeler this offseason, but they may not be done in free agency.

They reportedly have interest in Anthony Rendon, who is the top position player on the market.

Signing Rendon would put the Phillies over the Competitive Balance Tax for the first time.

If they don't land Rendon, Philadelphia could turn to Josh Donaldson.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Exec Predicts Gerrit Cole Could Earn Up To $280M Over Eight-Years

Dec 8, 2019 11:32 PM

According to Jayson Stark of The Athletic, an exec whose team is in the market for starting pitching speculates that Gerrit Cole could earn up to $280 million over eight years, which would give him the pitcher record for total guaranteed money and average annual value.

Zack Greinke currently holds the AAV record at $34.4 million.

Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Reports: D-Backs, Junior Guerra Agree To One-Year Deal

Dec 8, 2019 2:48 PM

The D-backs have an agreement on a one-year deal for 2020 with a club option for '21 with free-agent pitcher Junior Guerra, according to multiple reports. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports the deal is for $2.55 million for 2020 with a $100,000 buyout on the option. The club has not confirmed the deal, which was first reported by Kyle Lesniewski of Brew Crew Ball.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor

Yankees Have Made Gerrit Cole Their Top Priority

Dec 6, 2019 8:39 AM

The New York Yankees have made signing Gerrit Cole their top priority this offseason.

Brian Cashman has approval from ownership to offer Cole a record contract, according to sources.

Cole met with the Yankees on Tuesday.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Owner: Nationals Can't Afford Both Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg

Dec 6, 2019 8:36 AM

The Washington Nationals are World Series champions, but figure to lose at least one of their superstars in free agency this winter.

Mark Lerner says the club can't afford to re-sign both Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg.

"We really can only afford to have one of those two guys," the owner said. "They're huge numbers. We already have a really large payroll to begin with."

NBC Sports Washington

Tags: Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor

Twins, Michael Pineda Agree Upon Two-Year, $20M Deal

Dec 6, 2019 8:31 AM

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms on a two-year, $20 million contract with Michael Pineda, according to sources.

Pineda will begin next season serving the remainder of a 60-game suspension that began in early September.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Cole Hamels, Braves Agree Upon One-Year, $18M Deal

Mark Bowman/MLB

Zack Wheeler Agrees To Five-Year, $118M Deal With Phillies

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Stephen Strasburg Drawing Interest From Dodgers, Yankees


Nationals Want Answer From Anthony Rendon Soon

Jayson Stark/The Athletic

Jake Diekman, Athletics Agree Upon Two-Year Deal


Tyler Anderson, Giants Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Associated Press

Phillies Viewed As Top Bidder For Zack Wheeler

Buster Olney/ESPN

Yankees Have Meetings Set With Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg

The Athletic

Rangers Met With Anthony Rendon On Sunday

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Mike Moustakas, Reds Agree Upon Four-Year, $64M Deal

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Cubs Non-Tender Addison Russell

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Blue Jays Expect To 'Add Significantly' To Starting Rotation

Gregor Chisolm/Toronto Star

Yankees Among Clubs Interested In Blake Treinen

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Report: Justin Bour To Play With Hanshin Tigers In Japan

Stephen Vogt Agrees To One-Year Deal With D-Backs

Rangers, Kyle Gibson Agree To Three-Year, $30M Deal

Marcus Semien Wants Long-Term Deal From Athletics

Jon Heyman/MLB Network

White Sox Place Gold Glove Winner Yolmer Sanchez

Scott Merkin/MLB

Rays Re-Sign Mike Zunino

Associated Press

No Progress In Talks Between Red Sox, Mookie Betts

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