9:09 am: The Yankees thought the pre-lockout athletics offer price was too high. Tweet SNY’s Andy Martino added that Yank revealed that he did not include the top shortstop outlook. Anthony Volpe With potential transactions.
7:45 am: The lockout is over and in the next few days the dam will be destroyed by a flood of historic transactions.Athletics first baseman Matt Olson Find deep-class trade goals and serve as the focus of future athletics fire sales. GM David Forst hinted at In November, when the team admitted that they needed to listen to trade offers for most of this winter’s roster. It’s already known that the Rangers and the Yankees are one of the teams interested in Olson, but their efforts to win him can now be resumed in earnest.
The Dallas Morning News Evangelt reports The Rangers planned to reach out to A shortly after the lockout was released and negotiations resumed. However, Texas, according to Grant, needs to be confident in its ability to sign an extension with Olson before signing a contract.Even after spending $ 500 million on signing, it’s wise Corey Seager When Marcus Semien, Rangers are still the way from fighting. If Olson is dominated for only two more seasons and the 2022 playoffs aren’t justified, the prospect of Olson fighting seriously for a year is probably not a very high outlook. Will make it.
For the Yankees, Newsday’s Eric Borland Tweet That Olson is their preferred option for a first base upgrade.Yank currently has Luke Voit (Trade candidate himself) And DJ LeMahieu As an internal option, Voit is in an injured season and doesn’t have much the same defense as Olson. LeMahieu is looking for a plate rebound on his own and is better deployed as a second or third baseman whose gloves have more value.As us Explore during lockoutThe Yankees, who are rumored to have varying degrees of interest in free agents, have many options. Freddie Freeman When Anthony Rizzo..
As for the Rangers, if they miss Olson, they should not be expected to be in Freeman or Rizzo.Grant characterizes Olson and left-handed Clayton Kershaw As one of the Rangers’ special targets, it suggests that Texas’s total spending this winter could be an additional $ 10 to $ 15 million if one or both players weren’t successfully acquired. doing.Without a contract with Olson, the Rangers would be first base Nathaniel RoweSpent a solid year on the plate in 2021 (.264 / .357 / .415, 18 Homer).
Texas and New York are just two of a wide range of teams interested in breaking Olson out of Auckland. The Braves are also known to have some interest, but they will only strike to buy Olson if they know for sure that Freeman is heading elsewhere. Freeman, the 2020 NLM VP, is linked to the Dodgers, the Yankees, the Blue Jays, and even the Rays. The person who offered him Before lockout. The market for Major General’s first baseman is so closely linked that Freeman is expected to act swiftly in post-lockout decision-making, so Olson’s market may soon become clear to some extent.
A listens to more than Olson — Matt Chapman, Frankie Montas, Sean Manaea, Chris Bassitt, Ramon Laureano When Lou Trivino It can also be put on the market — it is undeniable that Olson is the protagonist of their choice and arguably the protagonist of the entire trade market. The 2021 All-Star and Two Gold Glove Awards recorded his career’s best 39 home runs last year and the best all-round production in Major League Baseball. Olson reached .271 / .371 / .540, maintaining a huge walking rate of 13.1%, while reducing the once-problematic strikeout rate from 31.4% in 2020 to 16.8%.He Forecast by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz Earn $ 12 million this season.