What an unbelievable day in the world of baseball. In the aftermath of the Houston Astros cheating punishments, AJ Hinch was fired by the Astros, Alex Cora has stepped down from the Boston Red Sox manager job and Carlos Beltran did the same with the New York Mets. That’s when the world of baseball collapsed.
Josh Donaldson has signed with the Minnesota Twins for four years at $92 million with a fifth-year option. The former MVP had a bounce-back season with the Atlanta Braves on a one-year prove-it deal worth $23 million. Let’s take a look at what his new squad is getting.
With the start of spring training only weeks away, the Boston Red Sox roster is still full of question marks. While many of their key players are expected to return, the right side of the infield has undergone significant change. Brock Holt and Mitch Moreland remain unsigned and are not expected to return, while Dustin Pedroia has only appeared in nine games over the past two years. Despite the uncertainty, the Red Sox do have a few young players that will be relied on heavily this coming season.
Third Baseman Todd Frazier has agreed to terms with the Texas Rangers for one year at $5 million. There is also a team option for 2021 at $5.75 million. Prior to striking a deal, the biggest news coming from Todd Frazier this offseason was his neighborhood wild turkey problem…which he’s complained to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy about. As for what he brings to his new team on the field and in the clubhouse, let’s take a closer look.
As members of the BBWAA deliberate individually over whose name they will put that check next to, debates abound on social media. Each year we attempt to look back to evaluate and decide who should join the greats in the hallowed halls in Cooperstown, NY. I don’t have a vote, but if I did, here are the players that would get my check.
Left-handed starter Hyun-Jin Ryu has signed a 4-year/$80 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. As a 32-year-old pitcher, Ryu had his best season in 2019 leading the league in ERA at 2.32. Let’s take a look at what the Korean star brings to his new team.
Dallas Keuchel has signed with the Chicago White Sox for a contract worth 3 years/$54-$56 million according to Ken Rosenthal. The 31-year-old lefty waited last season and wound up signing into the season with the Atlanta Braves. Let’s take a look at what he brings to the South Siders.