The free agent pool grows beefier still, and the Reds are in full Tank Mode.
Hello all! Let’s kick off the weekend with the latest from around baseball.
In Mariners news…
- The Mariners are losing a lot of minor league staff this fall, a good sign that the organization’s player development system is well-respected.
— MLBcoaches (@MLBcoaches) November 5, 2021
Around the league…
- A once-weak outfield class for free agency now looks quite strong. And with Kyle Schwarber declining his option in Boston, another good one was added to the ranks.
- This is a potential guy to keep an eye on for M’s infield depth.
The White Sox won’t be picking up the $6 million option on second baseman Cesar Hernandez next season. He’s a free agent.
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) November 5, 2021
- Mike Petriello at MLB previewed the offseason for each team.
- As expected, star Japanese outfielder Seiya Suzuki will be posted by the Hiroshima Carp.
- This former Mariner will be roaming the free agent waters this winter.
#MNTwins have declined their mutual option with reliever Alex Colomé and will buy out his 2022 contract for $1.25m. Had both sides picked up the option, Colomé would have earned $5.5m next season. He’s now a free agent.
— danhayesmlb (@DanHayesMLB) November 5, 2021
- The Reds appear to be serious about cutting payroll given that Wade Miley was worth 6.0 bWAR this last year.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 5, 2021
- If there was any doubt, Dusty will officially be back in Houston.
Astros manager Dusty Baker’s new contract: a one-year deal for 2022.
— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) November 5, 2021
- The MLBPA has officially sent out their second CBA proposal to the league, according to Evan Drellich and Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic. ($)