Good morning everyone! The free agent pool deepened yesterday as the non-tender deadline came and went. We’ve got all of that and more in today’s links.
In Mariners news...
- On a non-tender deadline day filled with surprises, the Mariners quietly offered contracts to every player on their roster for the 2021 season.
Around the league...
- The Mets’ new owner is crowd sourcing for free agents.
Who was the most interesting player non- tendered and why?— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) December 3, 2020
- The Orioles made a small signing to address infield depth.
The Orioles have signed INF Yolmer Sanchez to a one-year, $1 million deal, per source.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 2, 2020
- The Brewers also shelled out a few bucks to bring back an infielder.
The Brewers are in agreement with Orlando Arcia on a one-year, $2 million deal, source said.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) December 2, 2020
- Mike Trout might currently have the largest contract in the history of North American sports, but Patrick Mahomes is right on his heels.
- The former Mariners shortstop may be finding a new home again this winter.
Sources: Blue Jays among teams talking to Phillies about Jean Segura. @JonHeyman mentioned Segura drawing interest.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) December 2, 2020
- The non-tender deadline passed yesterday. Here’s a look at the highest-profile players to hit free agency from this process this year.
Top 9 Non-Tenders:— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) December 3, 2020
1. Kyle Schwarzer LF/DH #Cubs
2. Eddie Rosario, LF #Twins
3. David Dahl, CF #Rockies
4. Nomar Mazara, RF #WhiteSox
5. Archie Bradley, RHP #Reds
6. Adam Duvall, OF #Braves
7. Albert Almora, CF #Cubs
8. Maikel Franco, 3B #Royals
9. Hanser Alberto, IF #O’s
- The Angels addressed their shortstop situation by acquiring José Iglesias from the Orioles.
- The Baseball Prospectus staff took a deep dive into a Rockies system that is in need of some improvements. ($)
- A former Mariner decided to take his talents overseas.
Source: Domingo Santana has agreed to a contract with the Yakult Swallows of NPB. He played 24 games for the #Indians this season and hit 21 home runs for the #Mariners as recently as 2019. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 3, 2020
- Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic wonders what a wild non-tender deadline means about the state of baseball’s finances. ($)