Arbitration Breakdown: George Springer

Arbitration Breakdown: George Springer Over the coming days, I am discussing some of the higher profile upcoming arbitration cases. So far, we’ve previewed Josh Bell, Cody Bellinger, Francisco Lindor, Trevor Bauer, Mike Clevinger and Jonathan Villar. For these pieces, I rely partly on my arbitration model developed exclusively for MLB Trade Rumors, but will also break out some interesting comparables and determine…

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Mets Release Sam Haggerty

Mets Release Sam Haggerty The Mets announced Wednesday that they’ve released infielder Sam Haggerty, who’d been designated for assignment last month to open roster space for right-hander Dellin Betances. Clubs typically must resolve a player’s DFA status within seven days, but as was the case with the Tigers and Brandon Dixon earlier today, it seems…

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Nationals Sign Eric Thames

Nationals Sign Eric Thames Jan. 8: The Nationals have announced the signing. Jan. 6: In a continuation of a recent signing bonanza, the Nationals have struck a deal with first baseman Eric Thames, according to Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic (via Twitter). It’s a one-year, $4MM pact — that includes a $1MM buyout on mutual…

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Nationals Re-Sign Asdrubal Cabrera

Nationals Re-Sign Asdrubal Cabrera The Nationals announced Wednesday that they’ve re-signed infielder Asdrúbal Cabrera to a one-year contract. The Octagon client will reportedly be guaranteed $2.5MM and can earn an additional $500K via incentives. Cabrera, 34, latched on with the Nats in August. He was fantastic for the eventual World Series champs down the stretch, putting up…

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