NL East Notes: Marlins, Escobar, Phillies, Soto, Braves Extensions
Jean Segura is the Marlins’ greatest addition of the offseason, though Miami is thought to have appeared into several other choices earlier than inking Segura to a two-year, $17MM contract. A few of these different free agent and commerce targets are already off the board, and it seems as if signing Segura ends any likelihood of an edward escobar commerce, as Barry Jackson and Craig Mish of the Miami Herald report that the Marlins had some talks with the Mets a couple of attainable swap.
Timing is the whole lot in commerce negotiations, and it appears as if the Marlins checked in on Escobar after the Mets reached their 12-year, $315M settlement with Carlos Correa. Had the Correa deal been finalized pretty shortly, there would’ve been a higher likelihood of Escobar being moved, because the veteran infielder all of a sudden would’ve been out of a beginning job in New York’s infield. Nonetheless, the Mets’ points with Correa’s bodily have led to stalled negotiations in finalizing or even perhaps remodeling the deal, to the purpose that different groups have reportedly re-entered the image. As such, it isn’t shocking that the Mets have opted to hold onto Escobar, leaving the Marlins trying elsewhere for a extra fast lineup repair.
Extra from across the NL East…
- Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski spoke with reporters (together with Alex Coffey of the Philadelphia Inquirer) about his membership’s trade with the Tigers at this time. Shifting three gamers was “not straightforward for us,” Dombrowski mentioned, however the Phillies have been tempted by the prospect so as to add a top quality, controllable reliever like Gregory Soto. The Phillies first talked Soto with the Tigers throughout the Winter Conferences, however negotiations appeared to chill till this previous Thursday, when Dombrowski mentioned that Detroit PBO Scott Harris referred to as to revisit a Soto deal. Regarding the different gamers concerned, Kody Clemens figures to take over one of many bench spots left by Nick Maton or Matt Vierlingand Dombrowski mentioned the opposite spot might be crammed by a future smaller acquisition, or maybe by a participant already in Philadelphia’s system.
- Sean Murphy’s six-year, $73MM extension with the Braves made him the newest Atlanta participant to signal a long-term deal inside the final yr, giving the Braves one more key participant locked up for almost all of the last decade. It’s a technique that president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos has pursued “for the parameters that now we have, for the market now we have, for what now we have to work with,” and in addition due to the gamers’ personal buy-in. “These guys are selecting to remain right here, they usually don’t need to. I feel that’s essential, and it’s a credit score to Atlanta and the group throughout the board,” Anthopoulos instructed the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Justin Toscano and different reporters earlier this week. “There’s danger to this, little doubt about it, while you lock your self into this…However we do like the truth that guys can simply fear about going out and taking part in. They don’t have to fret about making a sure wage, getting sure statistics and so forth, they usually know they’re going to be right here.”
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