He’ll be arguably the best cover corner available, which means a big payday, even if he has never made a Pro Bowl. — Seifert
The Tigers aren’t in position to start trading the prospects they’ve already gathered for their burgeoning rebuild. Even a season of soft contention would likely see Detroit remain in sell mode, though it might make it that much harder to swing a big deal involving Fulmer.
Given his age, production and position, catcher J.T. Realmuto should bring back another welcome jolt for the Marlins’ rebuild if (or when) he is finally traded.
I list Anderson as the prospect, but in reality, it’s exceedingly unlikely that Miami would move a cost-controlled player for a veteran contract. But if Miami is close to the wild card and one pitcher seems like he could make the difference, you never know.
The agreement is worth about $5 million, according to ESPN and multiple reports, and is pending a physical.
The agreement with Walker at that price will raise the Yankees’ projected luxury tax payroll to approximately $182 million, about $15 million below the luxury tax threshold.
The move could signal that highly touted prospect Gleyber Torres, who has been competing for the Yankees’ starting second-base job, will start the season in the minors.
Torres, who recently was rated as baseball’s No. 5 overall prospect by ESPN’s Keith Law, is hitting 3-for-23 this spring. He has been competing with Tyler Wade and Ronald Torreyes for the open spot at second base.
He is among the victims of a historically slow free-agent market and will take a huge cut from the $17.2 million he earned in 2017, when he accepted a qualifying offer from the Mets.
Harden is expected to play tonight though, and he will likely return to his usual lead role. Since Paul needs to also remain fresh for the playoffs, it seems natural to me that he may be rested a bit more than usual in this game, especially with Harden back at the reigns.