Yahoo! Sports | Garrett Stepien: The offseason begins with 147 gamers being granted free agent standing attributable to their contracts expiring, together with 4 Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, DJ LeMahieu, and Erik Kratz. Extra could be part of them on the open market within the upcoming weeks, relying on how Brett Gardner’s, J.A. Happ’s, and and Zack Britton’s choices are dealt with.
NBC Sports Philadelphia | Jim Salisbury: Talking of free agent information, All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto sits among the many prime of this yr’s class, and lots of count on the Yankees to have no less than have some passing curiosity. Nevertheless, sources near Realmuto consider that it could take “record-setting cash” for both the Yankees or the Mets, the latter of whom would appear to be extra motivated to get a deal collectively, to lure him to New York Metropolis. The Oklahoma native apparently would like to stay in Philly, and is “not eager” on taking part in for both New York ballclub.
NJ.com | Mike Rosenstein: In accordance with studies over the previous few weeks, Boston Red Sox proprietor John Henry is contemplating making his firm, the Fenway Sports activities Group, a public enterprise. Whereas primarily seen as a technique to enhance abroad funding in European soccer, such a deal would give the Boston Red Sox an inflow of money which will make them extra energetic gamers on the free agent market. Ought to that occur, it would spur Hal Steinbrenner to make an analogous transfer with Yankees World Enterprises, which can spark a series response amongst large market ballclubs.
I’m not an economist, so I’m not fairly positive how this may play out, nevertheless it’s undoubtedly one thing to control.