Los Angeles Angels traded for Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Dylan Bundy on Wednesday, as reported by The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.
The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to sign starting pitcher Zack Wheeler on a five-year, $118 million deal as reported by Marc Carig.
Kevin Pillar was non-tendered by the San Francisco Giants on Monday, becoming a free agent. The Cleveland Indians had the 18th-best outfield in MLB last season, and ranked 20th in production from centre field.
The New York Yankees will be sitting down with Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg in the coming days, per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.
New York Mets look set to lose starter Zach Wheeler, leaving a hole in their rotation. Free agent Dallas Keuchel should be a leading candidate to fill that berth.
Baltimore Orioles placed versatile infielder Jonathan Villar on waivers on Wednesday. Villar, who was worth four WAR in 2019, is expected to earn around $10 million in 2020 after arbitration.
Nicholas Castellanos completed an impressive turnaround to his 2019 campaign after he was traded from the Detroit Tigers to the Chicago Cubs. Now, after being said to have improved his defensive skill set, he could be a vital part of a not so deep free agent outfield group.
The San Diego Padres wasted no time getting an addition to an underwhelming pitching staff. But neither did the Brewers reinforcing their infield personnel. On Tuesday the 2019 NL Wild Card Game participant traded starting pitcher Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham to San Diego for Padres prospect Luis Urias and righty Eric Lauer.
Outfielder Marcell Ozuna is set to have an intriguing free agency.
Chicago Cubs have been linked with a trade for Whit Merrifield to join Javier Baez in the middle of their infield. Despite a reluctance to spend big, free agency and Jonathan Schoop might provide a better solution to their second base issue.
Many people might not see third base as a particular need or weakness for the Cardinals. The production that came from there, however, by Matt Carpenter could turn into a permanent hole, especially offensively, for a team that has lots of potential on the mound.
The Chicago White Sox spent last offseason chasing Manny Machado and Bryce Harper only to fall well short of both. This winter of 2019/20 has already proven to be more ruthless for the ChiSox with Yasmani Grandal and Jose Abreu signed long-term.
The Braves won their second straight NL East title, and offseason acquisition Josh Donaldson had his fair share of contributions on his way to hitting 37 home runs and leading the Braves into the postseason.
Atlanta Braves made the first big move of the MLB offseason, landing former San Francisco Giants closer Will Smith on a three-year, $39 million deal. There is a $13 million club option attached for the 2023 campaign.
Cincinnati Reds are still looking to end their sub-.500 streak. After much hope, and some curious offseason moves, the 2019 campaign was like many others. Their winning percentage started with a four, though it was their best record since 2014. They were a long way off the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and St Louis Cardinals.