The first rule of tampering is never talk about another team’s player coming to yours: A lesson Aaron Judge of the Yankees now understands after MLB admonished him for “encouraging” Manny Machado to leave the Orioles.
The Atlanta Braves have been undergoing a successful, by most accounts, rebuilding of their organization. It’s just a matter of their deep pool of prospects getting an opportunity and running with it. The good news: That’s usually what talented prospects do.
Alex Cobb still doesn’t have any takers, Jake Arrieta takes things slow with the Phillies, and the Yankees add infield depth with Neil Walker.
Finally, a big free-agent breakthrough: Jake Arrieta signs with the Phillies.
Free agents Mike Moustakas and Carlos Gonzalez find homes at home, and Jose Bautista keeps on looking.
Mike Moustakas still hasn’t found a team, and Brian Dozier is making plans to hit the market after the 2018 season.
Tim Lincecum missed the 2017 season and performed poorly for three seasons before that. What are the odds he can find success as a reliever with the Rangers at age 34?
Cleveland reliever Andrew Miller talks beards, Lebowski, Thunder, Tebow, and saying “Corey Kluber” ten times fast.
The Yankees probably don’t want to buy another free agent, but they do want to improve their pitching staff.