#Free Agency

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Yankees' Brian Cashman on Free Agency: 'Bottom Line, SS Is an Area of Need'

The New York Yankees are hoping to improve their roster after a disappointing finish to their season, and general manager Brian Cashman already has a specific position on the roster he wants to address. "Bottom line, shortstop is an area of need," Cashman said Tuesday. The Yankees moved Gleyber Torres...
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Martino: Mets and Báez Could Reach Deal Early in Free Agency

According to SNY’s Andy Martino, there is a “real chance“ the Mets and Javier Báez could agree on a contract extension early in the offseason. While this does not mean that an extension is a sure thing, it appears that both sides have an interest in coming to terms early in free agency.
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NHL 22: Does Be a Pro have Free Agency?

Be a Pro’s handling of Free Agency has been a long-standing complaint from the NHL community for years. Once the series revamped Be a Pro and leaned heavier into RPG elements with dialogue choices to help with immersion, the distaste some players felt has become more pronounced, as Free Agency has ironically given you little agency over contract offers. Does Free Agency return in NHL 22, and does it function the same way?
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Toronto Maple Leafs: Realistic Expectations For The New Guys

The Toronto Maple Leafs begin the new season with several new players on their roster. With the departures of fan favorite Zach Hyman, as well as some supporting cast players, the Toronto Maple Leafs had multiple holes in their lineup. Luckily, they seem to have addressed these concerns with acquisitions...

Kevin Durant on Kyrie Irving’s vaccination stance “What is being mad going to do?”

The relationship between Brooklyn Nets superstars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant is well-documented. The said bond between the two is why Durant decided to join Kyrie in Brooklyn in Free Agency of 2019. Now, as concerns around Irving’s vaccination status led the Nets to bar him from participating in team activities, KD seems to be all but ready to move on. Cassidy Hubbarth reports that when Durant was asked regarding his feelings towards Irving’s decision, the two-time NBA Finals MVP had this to say.

CSGO AWPer smooya joins Fnatic on trial

British AWPer Owen ‘smooya’ Butterfield has joined Fnatic’s CS:GO lineup on a three-month trial after being released from his contract with Movistar Riders. The 22-year-old impressed during his time standing in for Fnatic, helping the team to book a spot in the closed qualifier for IEM Winter with an average 1.35 HLTV rating in their final three matches.

He’s Back… For Now

The saga has ended, Ben Simmons has reported to the Sixers in typical Simmons fashion; unannounced. Surely it was his intention to not forewarn anyone of his arrival. Only to further rub the front office and his teammates the wrong way. A divorce is still imminent and could happen when we least expect it.
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Rebuilding the Yankees in one offseason

I hate to be blunt, but in this case, I don’t know any other way to say it- the New York Yankees simply aren’t as good as people think they are. The Bronx Bombers entered 2021 as the favorites to win the American League East crown only to fight their way into the second AL wild card spot. There, they didn’t put up a real fight and squandered any hopes for a deep postseason run after a loss to the Red Sox.
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Kyle Lowry’s game is ready to fuel the Miami Heat

In 2019 Kyle Lowry was on top of the world. What seemed like millions of Canadians surrounded the Raptors OVO Championship parade bus as it drove through Toronto, screaming for the team that finally dethroned the juggernaut Warriors. Lowry clutched the Larry O’Brien trophy and smiled as he looked over the sea of fans. When asked about the future, Lowry said to Sports Illustrated:

RUMOR: Mets’ Marcus Stroman to command at least $25 million a year

Marcus Stroman is coming off a career-best year for the New York Mets and it appears he’s looking to get paid handsomely because of it. The right-hander took a chance on himself and accepted an $18.9 million qualifying offer from the Mets and turned in a fantastic season. As he heads into Free Agency, Stroman reportedly wants a five to six-year deal worth $25 million per year, per a source close to Inside The Mets.

Could Cubs Pursue Justin Verlander in Free Agency After Whiffing on 2017 Trade?

The Cubs had a chance to land Justin Verlander back in 2017 at the 11th hour of the waiver-trade deadline — remember that? — and were actually the righty’s preferred destination, but they “never got deep into” talks with the Tigers. A lot of people felt at the time that the former Cy Young and MVP winner was too far past his prime to make it worth taking on a big contract, something we now know was coloring the Cubs’ thoughts.
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What can you get for 90 million dollars?

I’ve seen an assumption floating around BCB, that the Cubs have about 90 million to spend in free agency this offseason. It sounds like a ton of money. Heck, per sportrac, that’d be more than the total salary of 14 ballclubs! The problem is that Free Agency is the most expensive way to acquire talent. Good players don’t always reach the open market, and when they do, they are either looking for a big pay day, or they’re not very good.

Kent peer-run agency uses experience to help those with addiction, mental health

Sundaywill mark 17 years of uninterrupted sobriety for Darnell Howard. Using his personal experience, he is making that same goal attainable for others. Howard is the executive director of Free Agents 4 Recovery. Headquartered on Franklin Avenue just off of Route 261 in Kent, Free Agents is a state certified peer-run organization. That means, Howard said, it was created by peers and is run by peers.

LeBron James Fires Back At Critics Of Lakers' Free Agency

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The curse of the small-market defending champions

With teams like Philadelphia and Brooklyn considered the favorites, not many people expected Milwaukee to make the Finals last year. The Bucks proved them wrong and won the whole thing. Fast forward to October 2020, and the Bucks are about to kick off their campaign as the defending champions, and while this should mean that teams will come after you to measure themselves, it seems that their projected chances to win are not all too great. Our friends at had a wonderful take on the defending champions flying under the radar next season, which you should definitely check out.

Free Agent Targets: The Mariners Should Pursue Michael Conforto

Upon the looming departure of veteran third baseman Kyle Seager this offseason, the Seattle Mariners will have a massive hole in the middle of their batting order for a proven left-handed hitter. The Mariners will likely look to the 2022 Free Agency class to fill this void, and one name that could come up is outfielder Michael Conforto, a 29-year-old with solid career numbers and World Series experience.
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Marcus Stroman Rumors: Padres Expected to Pursue Mets SP in Free Agency

Coming off one of the best seasons of his career, Marcus Stroman figures to be one of the most sought-after starting pitchers in free agency. Per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Stroman is expected to be one of the pitchers targeted by the San Diego Padres this offseason.