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The MLB free agent frenzy is over for the most part, with many teams already having done the majority of their offseason work. There are still players who are available that could make an impact for playoff contenders, though, and there are obviously teams still looking to shore up some final spots on their roster. One such area of need is the left-handed reliever market, and it sounds like the New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, and Houston Astros are all looking to address this key need.
The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with 5 players on minor league contracts with invites to Spring Training, per the Rangers’ PR Twitter account. Notably, Texas agreed to terms with former New York Yankees’ top prospect Clint Frazier and former Kansas City Royals’ star pitcher Danny Duffy. Additionally, the Rangers brought in OF Travis Jankowski, […] The post Rangers land former Yankees’ top OF prospect, Royals’ star pitcher appeared first on ClutchPoints.
MLB teams typically come into Spring Training with high expectations for the 2023 season. But for Kris Bryant and the Colorado Rockies, that may prove to be difficult following Rockies’ owner Dick Monfort’s recent admission about the team, per Patrick Lyons. “I think we can play .500 ball,”...
The New York Yankees have had an explosive offseason of work to say the least, as they have managed to re-sign star outfielder Aaron Judge while also landing one of the top starting pitchers on the market in Carlos Rodon. But that’s not to say all the holes on their team are filled, and it […] The post RUMOR: Yankees have ‘talked’ to ex-Diamondbacks, Rays free agent appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Philadelphia Phillies are fresh off nearly winning the World Series in 2022 after an extremely unexpected run, and it’s safe to say that they will continue to contend for titles after making some big moves this offseason. Some of the greatest players in the MLB currently find themselves on the Phillies, but who are the best Phillies players in their franchise history? That is the question we have set out to answer in this article, so let’s go back in time and take a trip down memory lane to take a look at the ten best Phillies of all time and see why they made this list.
The Minnesota Twins have enjoyed a successful offseason for the most part. Bringing back Carlos Correa was undoubtedly the highlight of their free agency moves. They recently made a trade to acquire Pablo Lopez and two prospects from the Miami Marlins for Luis Arraez as well. But is this Twins team good enough to compete in the American League this season?
Most of the big moves of the MLB offseason have already been made, especially when it comes to free agency, but there’s still some activity that could happen on the trade market. There are still a couple of big names who could get moved, but none are bigger than Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds, who […] The post 1 perfect MLB trade Rangers must offer Pirates for Bryan Reynolds appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Atlanta Braves have one hell of a pitching rotation. Max Fried, who is coming off of a Cy Young-worthy season, leads the list. Behind him are a crew of excellent arms: Kyle Wright, Spencer Strider, and the reliable Charlie Morton. However, that final slot is up for grabs after Jake Odorizzi’s departure. Two names […] The post Braves ace Mike Soroka drops truth bomb on ‘best friend’ Ian Anderson before Spring Training battle appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Ronald Acuna Jr. is one of the MLB’s most electrifying stars in the game with the Atlanta Braves. During the offseason, he returns to his native Venezuela to play winter league baseball to keep himself in shape and get him ready for the upcoming MLB season. This offseason, that’s precisely what Acuna has been doing. […] The post Ronald Acuna Jr. retires from Venezuelan baseball after family was attacked in stands appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Even with the start of Spring Training being less than a month away, there are still a few unsigned free agents that could very well become impact additions for an aspiring contender. In particular, there are a few left-handed relievers capable of strengthening even the best of bullpens left on the market, such as Matt […] The post RUMOR: Phillies ‘destroyed’ relief pitcher market with this deal, says rival executive appeared first on ClutchPoints.
For the most part, many of the big moves that were to be made this offseason in the MLB have already been made. Save for some potential trades and the top remaining free agents finding new homes, it looks like most teams are beginning to gear up for the 2023 campaign. And as the last free agents begin to make their final decisions, it’s clear that Jurickson Profar is the top remaining free agent available.
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired starting pitcher Cole Irvin and right-hander Kyle Virbitsky in exchange for infielder Darell Hernaiz in a trade with the Oakland Athletics, sources told Jeff Passan of ESPN. Hernaiz, the Orioles’ 16th-ranked prospect in 2022, heads to the Athletics, while Irvin, who was worth 2.1 Wins Above Replacement last year, and […] The post Cole Irvin traded to Orioles from Athletics appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Bryan Reynolds made headlines in December when he requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh responded by releasing a statement noting that Reynolds’ trade request “will have zero impact on our decision-making this offseason or in the future,” and the team is looking “forward to him having a great season for the Pirates.” The […] The post Pirates manager Derek Shelton keeps it real on Bryan Reynolds’ trade request appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Los Angeles Dodgers top prospect and MLB No. 14 overall prospect catcher Diego Cartaya has a bright future ahead of him. Although his path to the big leagues is a bit uncertain heading into 2023, Cartaya is prepared to continue working hard. The 21-year old catcher posted an inspirational video along with a fiery caption on […] The post Dodgers’ top prospect Diego Cartaya’s message will fire up fans appeared first on ClutchPoints.
New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu missed a lot of the second half last season with a lingering foot injury and continues to recover in hopes of being healthy in 2023. And according to Bronx Bombers hitting coach Dillon Lawson, LeMahieu has looked great down in Florida at the Yanks’ Spring Training facility and has been able to do everything needed to get back on the field in live situations.
The Chicago Cubs have been hard at work when it comes to spending in free agency this offseason, and they could end up making some noise in the National League Central after a couple of down years. Dansby Swanson was obviously their biggest signing, but the Cubs have made several solid moves this offseason to […] The post Cubs bolster bullpen with ex-Twins reliever appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Scott Rolen was recently elected to the MLB Hall of Fame. He revealed the ‘incredible’ advice he received from fellow Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr early in his career which helped to shape his outlook on the game, per MLB.com’s David Adler. “I was young, and...
Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitching prospect Gavin Stone has a bright future. Stone and fellow top Dodgers’ pitching prospect Bobby Miller were ranked within the MLB top 10 pitching prospects heading into 2023. Gavin Stone was ultimately listed as MLB’s No. 56 overall prospect. Stone, who may be in line to see MLB action this season, […] The post Highly-touted Dodgers’ prospect gets brutally honest on pitching at Dodger Stadium appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy and shortstop Corey Seager were once rivals in the National League West. Bochy led the San Francisco Giants in a multitude of battles against the Los Angeles Dodgers during his managerial run with the team. On the other hand, Seager took part in one of baseball’s most heated rivalries for […] The post Rangers’ Corey Seager gets honest on previous Bruce Bochy rivalry during their Dodgers-Giants days appeared first on ClutchPoints.
If you ask any New York Yankees fan which players they wouldn’t want to see penciled into the 2023 Opening Day lineup, the answers would very likely be Aaron Hicks and Josh Donaldson, veterans who are currently the source of plenty of Yankees trade rumors. Hicks and Donaldson enjoyed solid years defensively but were abysmal […] The post Why Yankees won’t trade Aaron Hicks, Josh Donaldson appeared first on ClutchPoints.