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- The Royals seem to love players that can steal bases, but can’t actually get on base that much in order to do so. Kansas City came to terms with Billy Hamilton on a one year, $5.25 million deal.
- The Tigers seem to be trying to collect bounceback, buy low candidates that they could feasibly flip at the trade deadline as they snatched up Tyson Ross on a one year deal. It seems like we have been waiting for Ross to break out forever and now we are left wondering how long he can even hang around in the majors.
- The Red Sox were aided in their quest for a World Series championship thanks to the return to health of Nathan Eovaldi whose high octane fastball help the Red Sox cruise through the playoffs. Boston was so fond of him and his work that, despite some real injury risk with him, they locked him down with a four year, $68 million dollar deal.
- While the Indians may very well trade away one or both of Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluberbefore this offseason is done, Carlos Carrasco does not appear as though he is going to be headed out of town as Cleveland just gave him an extension through 2022. To say the contract is team friendly would be an accurate description.
- The Twins got a bit of a deal on a second baseman with some upside as they acquired Jonathan Schoop on a one year, $7 million deal. He was not good last year, but he showed enough glimpses during his time in Baltimore to make one hopeful.
- The recent moves that the Seattle Mariners have been making have generated a ton of discussion on the internets. Rather than try to browbeat you into an opinion, we decided to ask you, the people, who you think won the Mets/Mariners trade that sent Robinson Cano to New York.
- The Cardinals shook up the National League in a big way by acquiring Paul Goldschmidt, one of the game’s first basemen, from the Diamondbacks for catcher Carson Kelly, right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, infield prospect Andy Young, and a Competitive Balance Round B pick in next year’s draft.
- While the Goldschmidt news got most of the attention, another former Diamondbacks player was on the move Wednesday, as infield/outfielder Chris Owings signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Royals.
- Winter is here...and with it, hot stove season. Here’s a look at the biggest free agents this offseason and what we might see go down when baseball hits the Winter Meetings in Vegas.