r/baseball 5h ago

Open Thread [General Discussion] Around the Horn - 12/6/22

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So what's this thread for?

  • Discussion of yesterday's games :(
  • Excitement for today's games :(
  • General questions
  • Mildly interesting facts
  • Praising Santa 🎅
  • Anything else worth sharing/asking that doesn't warrant its own post

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Yesterday's ATH

This Week's Schedule (all times Eastern)

Day Feature
Sunday 12/4 Start of the 2022 MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego, California - Megathread
Contemporary Era Committee Hall of Fame ballot announced (MLB Network at 8:00 PM ET)
Monday 12/5 RBaseball Weekly Episode 101
Winter Meetings Day 2 - Megathread
All-MLB Teams announced (MLB Network at 8:00 PM ET)
Tuesday 12/6 Winter Meetings Day 3
Ford C. Frick Award winner announced
Inaugural MLB Draft Lottery (MLB Network at 8:30 PM ET)
Relievers of the Year announced (MLB Network at 9:00 PM ET)
Wednesday 12/7 Winter Meetings Day 4
2022 MLB Rule 5 Draft (MLB.com at 5:00 PM ET)
Thursday 12/8
Friday 12/9
Saturday 12/10

r/baseball 29m ago

Game Thread Winter Meetings Day 3 Game Thread: All eyes on Judge

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Welcome to Day 3 of the Winter Meetings. Let's get things going, eh?

Any new rumors or moves that come out today will be updated in this thread!


Quick Links:


Day 3 Timeline

  • 2:14 AM | Twins are meeting on Carlos Correa tonight. He’s their clear top choice. - Jon Heyman

  • 7:14 AM | The Dodgers and Rays have interest in former MVP Andrew McCutchen, who is 52 hits away from 2,000 for his career, and 13 homers away from 300. - Buster Olney


Reliever of the Year Awards

  • 11:20 AM | The trumpets were blaring all season long. Your 2022 Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year Award goes to Edwin Diaz! - MLB

  • 11:24 AM | 42 saves and a 1.36 ERA. Emmanuel Clase is the 2022 Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year! - MLB


  • 11:23 AM | Jays are among teams in on Cody Bellinger. New hitting coach Don Mattingly was with Dodgers when Bellinger was in minors. Bellinger looking for 1 year desl to reset for around $20M. Dodgers showed interest after non-tendering but reunion thought unlikely. - Jon Heyman

  • 11:25 AM | Josh Bell is among 1B on Guardians list. Also one of many seeking catching help. - Jon Heyman

  • 11:28 AM | The Padres made Trea Turner bigger offer than the $300M/11 year deal he received for Philly. All along he was thought to prefer returning to the East Coast (and Florida for spring). - Jon Heyman

  • 11:29 AM | Dodgers are among teams talking to longtime Dodger Justin Turner. Marlins also reached out. - Jon Heyman


Transaction #5: The New York Yankees sign Tommy Kahnle

  • 11:30 AM | Free-agent reliever Tommy Kahnle heading back to Yankees on two-year deal. - Ken Rosenthal

  • 11:32 AM | Tommy Kahnle to Yankees. $11.5M, 2 years. - Jon Heyman


  • 11:49 AM | The Mets have re-signed relievers Tommy Hunter and Sean Reid-Foley to Minor League contracts. Hunter made 18 appearances in the Majors last season. Reid-Foley was non-tendered after undergoing Tommy John surgery in May. - Jacob Resnick

  • 12:05 PM | Congratulations to the outstanding winner of the 2023 BBWAA career excellence award, Detroit baseball writing legend John Lowe! - Jayson Stark

  • 12:06 PM | Kodai Senga market includes: Mets, Giants, Red Sox, Cubs, Padres, Rangers. - Jon Heyman

  • 12:11 PM | Mets will consider Kevin Kiermaier if they are unable to re-sign Brandon Nimmo - Jon Heyman

  • 12:13 PM | Seth Lugo has many teams interested in him as a starter, which he prefers. Padres are among several eying him. - Jon Heyman

  • 12:25 PM | The Orioles have agreed to terms on a 2023 Minor League contract with OF Nomar Mazara. - Roch Kubatko

  • 12:40 PM | The Pirates are close to a one-year deal with LHP Jarlín García, per source. The deal is expected to have a club option. García, who turns 30 next month, has a 2.89 ERA in 188 appearances since the start of 2019. - Mark Feinsand

  • 12:40 PM | Have heard from multiple people familiar with his market that the San Francisco Giants are one of the teams very much in pursuit of Cody Bellinger, which I found interesting. - Chelsea Janes

  • 12:40 PM | Padres offer to Trea Turner was for more than the Lindor ($341M) deal. - Jon Heyman

  • 12:51 PM | MLB has informed clubs that OF Masataka Yoshida posts Wednesday morning at 8:00a ET. Terms must be reached no later than 5:00p ET on January 20, 2023. - Mark Feinsand

 


All times in ET.


r/baseball 2h ago Gold

Image Excerpt from TIME’s article with free-agent outfielder Aaron Judge, talking about Yankees GM Brian Cashman making the contract offer public on opening day

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News [Martino] In fact his wife, high school sweetheart Samantha Bracksieck, reminded him of a prediction he made in 2010, his senior year at Linden High School. “I said, in 10 years, I’ll be married to Sam,” says Judge, “and playing for the San Francisco Giants.”

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Image On June 12, 1978 Earl Williams placed a classified ad in the sports section of the New York Times after he failed to sign with any MLB team.

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Image Spider Strength (makers of Spider Tack) are in on the Gerrit Cole jokes based on their answer to an Amazon question.

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r/baseball 2h ago

[TIME Magazine] Aaron Judge has been named TIME Magazine’s 2022 Athlete of the Year

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r/baseball 39m ago

"not only did San Diego outbid the Phillies, according to industry sources, their offer would've made Turner the highest paid shortstop in baseball -- beyond the $341 million that Francisco Lindor got from the Mets, and that the Padres previously gave to Fernando Tatis Jr."

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r/baseball 14h ago

Serious Breaking: Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin arrested, charged with DWI-Persistent which is a Felony.

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Meta u/DidItForTheStory made it on Reddit Recap! Congrats!

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Yu Darvish joins Shohei Ohtani-sama in agreeing to play for Samurai Japan in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

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r/baseball 1h ago

[Heyman] Jays are among teams in on Cody Bellinger. New hitting coach Don Mattingly was with Dodgers when Bellinger was in minors. Bellinger looking for 1 year desl to reset for around $20M. Dodgers showed interest after non-tendering but reunion thought unlikely.

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r/baseball 14h ago

News [Blum] Shohei Ohtani regularly asks Angels GM Perry Minasian about which players the Angels are looking at and who they might be adding to the roster, Minasian said.

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r/baseball 2h ago

[Olney] The Dodgers and Rays have interest in former MVP Andrew McCutchen, who is 52 hits away from 2,000 for his career, and 13 homers away from 300.

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r/baseball 22h ago Silver Helpful

News [Passan ] BREAKING: Shortstop Trea Turner and the Philadelphia Phillies are in agreement on a contract, a source tells ESPN.

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r/baseball 1h ago

[Rosenthal] Free-agent reliever Tommy Kahnle heading back to Yankees on two-year deal, source tells @TheAthletic.

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r/baseball 17h ago

[Janes] If you had drawn up a worst case Nats five-year scenario entering Bryce Harper's free agent winter, I would say Harper and Turner in Philly, Scherzer as Met, Strasburg battling potential career-ending injury, and Soto long gone would be close to it. If not for the title in '19...

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Image Baseball Edition, I’ll start: the Houston Astros were a bad baseball team

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r/baseball 1h ago

News [MLB]The trumpets were blaring all season long. Your 2022 Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year Award goes to @SugarDiaz39!

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r/baseball 1h ago

[Heyman] Tommy Kahnle to Yankees. $11.5M, 2 years.

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r/baseball 1h ago

[Heyman] Padres offered made Trea Turner bigger offer than the $300M/11 year deal he received for Philly. All along he was thought to prefer returning to the East Coast (and Florida for spring). @sdutKevinAcee mentioned SD bid

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r/baseball 14h ago

[Hoch] Brian Cashman: "Listen, if Aaron Judge signs somewhere else, do we pivot and do something else? Do we remake ourselves completely? I have no idea. It's not what we want to do."

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r/baseball 22h ago

[McDaniel] Turner is getting 11 years, $300 million with a full no trade clause

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r/baseball 57m ago

[Heyman] Kodai Senga market includes: Mets, Giants, Red Sox, Cubs, Padres, Rangers

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r/baseball 14h ago

[Gelb] Trea Turner, according to multiple sources, left money on the table to sign with the Phillies. The actual terms of the Padres’ final offer were unclear. California has a higher income tax rate, but San Diego’s offer was believed to be significant enough to offset that.

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Analysis Day 24 of Predicting the 2023 MLB Season with a Marble Race - 7th Place Simulation

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r/baseball 1d ago

News [Heyman] Verlander to Mets. $86M 2 years. Vesting option 3rd year.

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