Here’s to an exciting week of rumors, signings, and trades!
Matt Holliday agrees to one-year-deal with Yankees | MLB.com
One of the Indians potential free agent targets is off the market. From Bryan Hoch:
The Yankees made a quick strike to land a bat on the eve of baseball's Winter Meetings, agreeing to terms with outfielder/designated hitter Matt Hollidayon a one-year, $13 million contract.
Holliday, who turns 37 in January, batted .246 with a .322 on-base percentage and .461 slugging percentage in 110 games for the Cardinals this past season, producing 20 doubles, one triple, 20 home runs and 62 RBIs.
It seems the Indians also made a run at Carlos Beltran, who recently signed with the Astros.
Sources: #Indians were on Beltran, could not get to $16M way #Astros did. Looking at most corner bats. Paid Napoli total of $10M in ’16.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 5, 2016
Voting on the best Cleveland sports moments of 2016 | Cleveland.com
It was a heck of a year for my hometown.
Around the League
- Bud Selig and John Schuerholz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
- The White Sox asking price for Chris Sale is still high (as it should be, he’s amazing).
- Under Armour to become MLB’s official uniform provider in 2020. I guess the kids will think this is cool.
- Padres enter Winter Meetings with no million-dollar player on roster. I’m sure there is some easy “Dolanz r Cheap” joke in there.
- How the new CBA benefits the Yankees and what spending might look like in New York.