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Around the League...non Padres

Boston selects/protects #16 prospect Jeisson Rosario & #20 Hudson Potts.  Indians of course selected #6 Gabe Arias.

Along with Tucu Marcano, Arias & Rosario bring to EIGHT the # of guys from the 2016 Massive International spending spree who have now made 40-man rosters.

Oakland did not protect #23 Buddy Reed.  Philadelphia did not protect (formerly in MLB with them) #9  Enyel DeLos Santos


Dodgers won’t give up near that much unless they lock him up long term.

The issue with Arenado is he has an opt out after next season.

So with that in place it’s like you’re only getting him for one season.


Former Padre Starting Pitcher Chris Young a candidate for the Mets General Manager position.


Hunter Renfroe (OF) - Nov. 25

Renfroe cleared waivers and became an unrestricted free agent Wednesday, John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The 28-year-old was designated for assignment by the Rays last week, and he's now been fully cut loose by the team after going unclaimed on waivers. Renfroe was acquired by Tampa Bay from San Diego last offseason and struggled during the shortened campaign with a .156/.252/.393 slash line, eight homers and 22 RBI in 42 games.

Robert Stock (P) BOS - Nov. 25

The Red Sox designated Stock for assignment Wednesday.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Boston cast Stock off the 40-man roster to create an opening for reliever Joel Payamps, who was claimed off waivers from Arizona. A hard-throwing right-hander, Stock has struggled to find the strike zone over parts of three seasons in the big leagues, walking 10.9 percent of the batters he's faced during his career.

Adam Cimber (P) CLE - Nov. 25

Cimber was designated for assignment by Cleveland on Wednesday.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Cimber made 14 relief appearances for Cleveland in 2020, posting a 3.97 ERA and 5:2 K:BB over 11.1 innings. He spent most of September at the team's alternate training site, and he'll now be cast off the 40-man roster to make room for right-hander Jordan Humphreys, who was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move.

Maybe Rays trying to contact Renfroe now?

Quote from WindsorUK on November 27, 2020, 7:57 am

Maybe Rays trying to contact Renfroe now?

Assuming they "liked" his work in TB. Given their off-season approach ... if they contact him is will be at a low dollar contract (maybe a minor league deal and make good incentive deal). TB is focused on really dropping payroll which is why Snell's name is on the table for a trade and the declined options on Morton and Zunino.

I am guessing money shuffled around and that got Arozarena the charges dropped. MLB still can punish him under their current domestic abuse policy without a case but ???? Most likely TB will whitewash the incident because he is a good player (and low cost).

PHIL just bought out / layoff 80 front office personnel (business and baseball) ... 20% of the staff per one report. (Not so classy since it was via e-mail just before Thanksgiving).

PHIL is not a small market club and this may be another indication of the retrenchment of owners financially ... with a likely ripple effect to payers. Next indication may be the non-tenders followed by the non signing of FA ... at least in the near term and for major money.

The other aspect may be a growing gulf between the few teams that feel that they can still spend vs. the growing number of teams that are ... for now ... contracting.

Will be (should be) hard for PHIL to justify a mega FA signing after these staff reductions ... might also be a detriment to a quality FA to sign if he has another offer. The FA dynamics across MLB looks to be different than we would normally see.

Outside chance owners collectively may use this real financial situation to justify really pulling back on contracts and put more pressure on the players / union to grant some expanded concessions for 2021 and the future.

Apparently the Phils can not afford to sign JT Realmuto.

Ownership  saying they lost $2 “billion” last season.

2 billion?

Surely that’s not correct?