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MLB free agency 2022: Updates, predictions for Jacob deGrom, Trea Turner and more

MLB Free Agency 2022: Updates, Predictions for Jacob deGrom, Trea Turner & More

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    Jim McIsaac/Getty Images The 2022 edition of MLB free agency began on November 10th and continues to unfold at a relatively slow pace. Other sports, especially the NFL, will be Sign up quickly and furiously. Negotiations in baseball tend to take longer, which is why many of the sport’s top stars are still available nearly two weeks later. Reigning home run king Aaron Judge is the proverbial biggest fish in the pond and even he isn’t signed . According to New York Post . Where will Judge end up? Now that’s anyone’s guess, and we’re not going to try it here. Instead, let’s look at some baseball’s other
    Top free agents and an in-depth look at the latest rumors and predictions.

    Jacob deGrom

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      Jacob deGrom

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      An interesting aspect of the judges sweepstakes is that it leaves New York uncertain about its offseason direction. With a projected market value of $37.9 million per year, according to Spotrac, Judge could eat up a ton of salary if the Yankees can bring him back. However, that doesn’t mean New York doesn’t have options to explore. According to SNY’s Andy Martino, the Yankees are eyeing free agent pitcher Jacob deGrom. Jacob deGrom has been slow, and only the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves are considered contenders for the Mets,” Martino wrote. “Now we can add another team, at least As a tire kicker: The Yankees recently requested medical information on deGrom, according to league sources. “ DeGrom’s move across town from the Mets to the Yankees will certainly give the offseason a boost. Adding some spice. However, the Yankees are in a stalemate with Judge and may not be able to make an enticing offer for deGrom until this situation is resolved. Between the Rangers, Braves and Mets, a lot could come down to money for deGrom, 34 — and Dirk The absence of a state income tax in Saskatchewan could be a factor. Another potential advantage for the Rangers is the recent hire of New manager Bruce Borch. As San Francisco’s three-time World Series champion head coach, Borch could be a huge draw for a free agent like deGrom.
      The prediction here is that the choice comes down to the Rangers and the Mets, with deGrom ultimately opting for a new chapter and a change of scenery.

      Prediction: deGrom signs with Texas

      Terry Turner

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      Jacob deGrom

      Rob Leiter/MLB Photo via Getty Images Shortstop Trea Turner may not be as famous as Judge, but His situation this offseason is equally intriguing. The Los Angeles Dodgers made Turner a qualifying offer, which he turned down. special Na is free to sign with different teams, but said teams will have to hand over draft compensation based on MLB eligibility offer guidelines. That, along with a projected market value of $33.6 million per year, makes Turner an expensive free-agent target. Defending champion Philadelphia Phillies believed by some to be Turner’s, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi Top pick. However, Philadelphia could have some serious competition with the Seattle Mariners. Kolton Wong, Gleyber Torres and all the other free agent center infielders,” CBS Sports’ Jim Bowden tweeted Sunday. “President Jerry Dipoto made it clear that their ownership would be to sign a Large free-agent midfielders provide resources. “ If Seattle was willing to spend big money, it could conceivably lure Turner north.

      However, Philly has several advantages. This is a proven contender and Turner may have joined the Phillies .

      “There are some interesting rumors that he wants to come here,” NBC Sports Philly’s John Clarke said on Liberty Tell 97.5 The Fanatic when the player market starts.

      according to Jon Heyman post in New York, The East Coast is Turner’s “assumed geographic preference”.

      Seattle will be a team to watch, but the prediction here is that Turner will end up in Philly.

      Prediction: Turner signs with Phillies

      Mickey Hanger

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      Jacob deGrom

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      While most of the attention in baseball has been on the Judge lottery and tempting shortstop hands on the market—including Turner, Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts and Dansby Swanson — Outfielder Mitch Haniger was a little low key. However, the 31-year-old former All-Star may prove to be the best deal of the offseason one. Haniger has missed a lot of time this past season with ankle injuries, back issues and dealing with COVID-19. The projected market value of is just $15 million per year. Still, when he’s healthy in 2021, he’s batting . 253 with 39 home runs and 100 RBIs. According to Morosi, the Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels and Rangers are Hanger’s ” active pursuer”. Returning to the Mariners may also be an option for him. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Giants are also eyeing Haniger. Rosenthal discusses Rangers’ interest: “Pitching isn’t the only focus for the Rangers. Ball. The team has also expressed interest in free agent outfielder Mitch Haniger, who has also attracted the attention of the Giants and other clubs,” Maybe San Francisco sees Haniger as the budget plan B behind Judge. That sentiment is logical if the Giants believe he can return to his 2021 form. However, the prediction here is that Haniger does a little self-reflection and hopes that after an injury-plagued season Win instead of signing with a perennial contender. Haniger knows there’s no guarantee of a long-term career, and Los Angeles could give him an immediate title chase. Prediction: Haniger signs with Dodgers Trea Turner

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