The Marlins and Red Sox talked trade over the weekend, but the Fish balked when asked to part with Luis Castillo in exchange for Clay Buccholz.
Lost in the shuffle of last Wednesday’s flurry of news and free agent activity, Baseball America released their top 10 Marlins prospect list for 2017. Last season’s top Marlins pick Braxton Garrett predictably headlines the group.
Ken Rosenthal named Christian Yelich his starting left fielder on his “all-25 and younger” team. Joe Frisaro has a screenshot of the entire team.
Giancarlo Stanton has reportedly signed up with the same team that handles Lebron James’ offseason workout program (must have SBJ account to read entire article).
Around the League:
The Tampa Rays have signed veteran catcher Wilson Ramos to a two year, $12.5 million dollar deal.
Confidence is growing in Los Angeles that the Dodgers will be able to re-sign Justin Turner after last year’s breakout performance.
In a strong reliever market, former All-Star Greg Holland is drawing plenty of interest, and may be the Dodger’s back-up plan should Kenley Jansen sign with the Marlins.
The aforementioned Rosenthal thinks that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are on the upswing. The Halos recently acquired Danny Espinosa from the Washington Nationals, mere hours after it was reported that Espinosa had skipped the club’s annual Winterfest due to unhappiness over the Adam Eaton trade.
Andrew McCutchen confessed to being bothered by a potential trade from the only team he’s ever known, the Pittsburgh Pirates.