The Seattle Mariners have decided to part ways with veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.
The 34-year-old was a longshot to make the club out of Spring Training, but will now have a chance to sign with another organization.
The Mariners decided to release Carlos Gonzalez despite having a lack of quality depth in the outfield. The three-time All-Star might have been able to add a veteran presence to this young rebuilding organization, but the Mariners want to go in another direction.
What is Next for Carlos Gonzalez?
The 2019 season was a struggle for Carlos Gonzalez as he heavily regressed after multiple successful seasons....
Prior to this year's abbreviated Spring Training outing, the Philadelphia Phillies weren't getting a lot of love as far as 2020 expectations go.
By the end of January, DraftKings had the Phils' over/under for 2020 win total at 84.5. FanDuel had them at 85.5. Worse yet, the 2020 PECOTA MLB Standings predict a 77-win season for Philadelphia.
While an 84-win year would be a marginal improvement from last year's, they're still predicted to finish second-to-last in the NL East.
Perhaps the lack of hype surrounding the 2020 Phillies is justified. The Gabe Kapler-era squad ended with two positively miserable back-to-back September performances....
30-year-old infielder Scooter Gennett says he is fine with sitting out the 2020 MLB season if he does not get the offer he deserves.
Gennett says that he know his worth and he won't accept anything else even if that means missing next season.
The seven-year veteran has reportedly been low-balled all offseason and remains a free agent. Gennett said his best offer was $1.5 million in base salary and another $500,000 in potential incentives. He decided to decline that offer and wait until a better opportunity comes along.
Is Gennett Making The Right Decision?
Gennett has spent seven seasons in the...
Former reliever Francisco Rodriguez is eyeing a return to Major League Baseball.
Rodriguez mentioned in an interview that his goal is to return to the majors and he is completely sure that he can accomplish that.
The 38-year-old reliever has not pitched in the majors since the 2017 season. He posted a 7.82 ERA over 25.1 innings with the Detroit Tigers during his last season in the big leagues. Rodriguez signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018, but was cut during spring training. After leaving the majors, Rodriguez pitched in the independent Atlantic League and in...
The legend of 46-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon does not appear to be over just yet.
Despite not pitching during the 2019 season, Colon still has the desire to play one more season in the MLB.
Colon has been pitching in Major League Baseball for 21 seasons, which includes 11 different organizations. He would like to finish out his career with the New York Mets, but is open to joining other teams.
Colon is Not Ready to Retire
The four-time All-Star has put together some memorable moments, but his best years were likely with the Mets. He spent from 2014-2016 in New York, helping...
The hope that baseball returns this year has everyone on the edge of their seats. However, the New York Yankees are expected to be without one of their biggest stars, Aaron Judge, assuming baseball does return this summer.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman disclosed that despite growing optimism, outfielder Aaron Judge is not likely going to return until around the summertime.
What Happened to Judge?
Judge was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right rib from early March. It is believed that Judge suffered the injury while diving for a ball in September last season. He admitted during Spring Training...
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has made it clear that he wants to re-sign outfielder George Springer.
Crane has reportedly reached out to Springer's representatives about the possibility of signing an extension with the organization.
The Astros selected Springer in the first round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft. He has spent each of the last six seasons in the big leagues with Houston. The three-time All-Star is well deserving of an extension after what he's done on the field over the last three or four seasons.
Should Houston Bring Springer Back?
The 30-year-old outfielder is set to become a free...
Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez has decided to put his contract negotiations with the organization on hold, according to ESPN.
The 27-year-old infielder wants to stay with the team long-term, but is stopping contract talk with the league currently shutdown.
Baez has reportedly had "really good" conversations with the team about a potential deal, but the two sides haven't discussed any further since camp was stopped. The good news is, Baez is under contract through 2021, so it's not urgent issue. However, the Cubs would love to lock up the two-time All-Star as early as possible. Baez appears to be...
The Oakland A’s finished the 2019 MLB season with a 97-65 record, good for 2nd place in the American League West. This finish led them to the AL Wild Card Game, where they lost 1-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The A’s have a roster filled with young talent, and a farm system that GM Billy Beane ensures is continually stocked. The question moving forward is, who will the A’s keep, and who will they ship off to keep that farm system stocked?
The main questions for this revolve around three players. Third baseman Matt Chapman, Shortstop Marcus Semien, and First...