The St Louis Cardinals are close to completing a trade for Nolan Arenado. An Arenado trade has been speculated of for some time - those rumors are set to come to fruition this weekend.
It’s probably not how the New York Mets or Trevor Bauer would have envisioned it playing out, but here we are in late January with the 2020 National League Cy Young award winner still looking for a team.
Maybe some other teams fancy joining in with the MLB offseason.
It was reported the New York Mets are closing in on an agreement with free agent reliever Brad Hand.
With this deal in the books, it’s time to take a look at what else the White Sox need to do this offseason. Here are some targets they should consider to bolster themselves as a legitimate force out of the AL Central.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly pursuing DJ LeMahieu in free agency.
This trade surprised many in the MLB world, as Snell still has three years left on his contract, and without a notably high price on those years too. He was due $10.5 million in 2021 and the following two years would cost $12.5m and $16m respectively, before he would become a free agent going into his age-31 season of 2024.
Heading into the offseason, DJ LeMahieu’s free agency appeared destined to end back where it started: Yankee Stadium.
Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi is one of the top free agents this offseason. Moving at a glacial pace, there has been little news about Odorizzi this offseason despite fellow starts, including Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly, landing contracts.
The Boston Red Sox picked up outfielder Hunter Renfroe on a bargain deal.
The Chicago White Sox have agreed a trade with the Texas Rangers to acquire Lance Lynn. Lynn joins a rotation already including Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel and Michael Kopech.
Kyle Schwarber is now a free agent. MLB's non-tender day had one big surprise. The Chicago Cubs cut the big outfielder in a move that surprised many.
Six-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger award winner Nelson Cruz is hitting the free agency market once again.
2010-2020 saw the New York Yankees go a decade without winning the World Series. 2020 was the fourth year in a row where the Yanks have suffered postseason heartbreak.
All-Star outfielder George Springer is one of the biggest names in MLB free agency. Springer is going to have a raft of potential suitors, potentially including the San Francisco Giants.