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Friday, January 11, 2019

MLB free agency is broken, and desperately needs to be fixed

Another glacial Major League Baseball offseason was briefly interrupted by a glimmer of hope Wednesday. One of the premier free agents had signed. Perhaps this would be the thing that finally opened the floodgates.

That joy faded the instant the contract terms were announced. One of the most coveted players on the free-agent market — a 30-year-old standout at a scarce position — took a one-year deal. It was yet another sign that baseball’s economy is broken, and desperately needs to be fixed.

Yasmani Grandal had plenty of reasons to be optimistic about hitting the free-agent market. Productive catchers rarely reach free agency. They are such rare assets that teams spring on any opportunity to lock them up to long-term extensions before they ever have a chance to leave. While he struggled in the postseason, Grandal did enough during his four seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers to prove he was easily a top-5 catcher in baseball. Given the dearth at the catching position across the league, teams should have been lining up to sign him.

A discussion of the subject of free agency- really curious to see what your collective take on this is.

QLE Posted: January 11, 2019 at 06:09 AM | 87 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Brewers bolster lineup, agree to terms with former-Dodger Yasmani Grandal

While the Cubs continue to sit on the sideline, the NL Central arms race keeps on moving along.

Wednesday night, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported that the Brewers and free agent catcher Yasmani Grandal have agreed to a one-year contract. The deal is pending a physical.

Fans might remember Grandal for his nightmare performance in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Brewers. That one game aside, the catcher is a solid addition that will bolster an already dangerous Brewers lineup.

Apparently, he chose this instead of a $60,000,000 or so offer by the Mets- it sounds like the punchline to a joke, but I’m not sure on who.

QLE Posted: January 10, 2019 at 08:37 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Brewers have deal with catcher Yasmani Grandal | MLB.com

If the Mets rumored offer was real his agent should be fired.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 09, 2019 at 11:23 PM | 23 comment(s)
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