Matt Gelb is the Phillies beat writer for the Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com. A graduate of Central Bucks High School West and Syracuse University, he covered the Phillies from 2010 to 2014 with a one-year tour on the Metro desk between baseball assignments. BETHLEHEM, Pa. — There is less
The supply of free agents is certainly overwhelming, considering the demand. With less than a month to go before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, there are more than 150 free agents still looking for work. While the agonizingly slow offseason will eventually heat up, and the bulk of these players will find homes, […]
Baseball's offseason market has been slow, and while top free agents like Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta remain unsigned, another starter coming off a solid campaign is still unemployed – although he appears to have plenty of suitors. Lance Lynn has a "healthy market" and is being considered by at least four teams: the Minnesota […]
NEW YORK — Jay Bruce was surprised by the free-agent market. “The way the offseason kind of went and the slowness of it kind of maybe changed my outlook on it a little bit,” he said Wednesday at a Citi Field news conference. Bruce returned to the Mets for a $39 million, three-year contract, five […]
Spring training is five weeks away, and yet 15 of the top 20 free-agent position players are still unemployed. While it's been a slow offseason – and, indeed, a long winter if you're an unsigned Scott Boras client like J.D. Martinez or Eric Hosmer – to suggest front offices have been inactive would be putting […]
Patient isn’t the first word you would use to describe Cubs exec Theo Epstein, but he is doing his best to handle this winter’s market.
Phillies general manager Matt Klentak reiterated the organization’s desire to find a starting pitcher before Spring Training opens next month.
After decades of mediocrity, the Pirates averaged 93 wins from 2013 to 2015 and made the playoffs as a wild-card team all three season. They drafted well, and they developed their young players. They made beneficial trades and smart free-agent signings, both of the MLB and international variety. The
The Baltimore Orioles may be pumping the brakes on trading superstar infielder Manny Machado. The team is unimpressed by the offers it has received from interested teams and will remove him from the trading block in a couple of days if they don’t improve, sources told FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. A potential Machado deal won't […]
On the Mets’ list of offseason priorities, first base lags well behind second base and the bullpen. General manager Sandy Alderson has indicated in recent weeks the club could wait until January to add a first baseman. He has likewise reaffirmed confidence in Dominic Smith’s future at the position.
Free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has been linked to the Padres this week, but his agent, Scott Boras, would not comment directly on those rumors as he addressed reporters on a variety of topics at the Winter Meetings. Royals general manager Dayton Moore has said he is still holding out hope that Kansas City could […]
Trade talks are active, and the Marlins are in the process of juggling how to make moves to address their long-term objectives while also filling out their 2018 roster. On the trade front, the most buzz on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings was on if outfielders Marcell Ozuna and/or Christian Yelich will be dealt. The […]