Replacing J.T. Realmuto

Replacing J.T. Realmuto The Phillies have discussed an extension with soon-to-be free-agent catcher J.T. Realmuto, but the two sides paused those talks last month as a result of the coronavirus. The team still seems to have the inside track on locking up Realmuto, for whom it paid a pretty penny in a February 2019 trade…

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AL East Notes: Red Sox, Judge, Cobb

AL East Notes: Red Sox, Judge, Cobb Here’s the latest chatter from the AL East … So, that whole Red Sox sign-stealing saga is over with now … right? Not entirely, as Evan Drellich and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic write (subscription link). The determinations of commissioner Rob Manfred create quite a few questions — not least of…

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A Costly Draft Decision

A Costly Draft Decision It’s draft season in the National Football League, whose three-day festivities got underway Thursday. That got me to thinking about recent No. 1 draft picks in Major League Baseball. If we turn back the clock seven years to 2013, we find one of the biggest disappointments the event has seen in…

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2020-21 MLB Free Agent Class: Right-Handed Relievers

2020-21 MLB Free Agent Class: Right-Handed Relievers In recent days, we’ve run through the most notable catchers, second basemen, shortstops, first basemen, third basemen, center fielders, corner outfielders, and lefty relievers who are slated to reach the free-agent market once the offseason rolls around in several months. Now we’re on to the right-handed relievers (players’ ages for the 2021 campaign are listed…

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