11 Mar 2021 23:41:21
Some late Spring Training moves before the season begins:

Free Agent Signings

C Tyler Flowers- Yankees, 1/2.5
3B Maikel Franco- Orioles, 1/3.5
RHP Shane Greene- Angels, 1/4
LHP Cole Hamels- Cardinals 1/7.5
RHP Rick Porcello- Cubs 1/3.75


Diamondbacks get: 1B/OF Joey Gallo Rangers get: OF Slade Cecchoni & 1B Seth Beer

Reds get: SS Niko Goodrum
Tigers get: OF Aristides Aquino, C Eric Yang

Braves get: 3B Joey Wendle
Rays get: RHP Viktor Vodnik, RHP Freddy Tarnok, 3B Johan Camargo

Out-of-Option moves

1B Dan Vogelbach (MIL)- traded to White Sox

RHP Taylor Williams (SD)- traded to Baltimore

1B/OF Jose Marmolejos (SEA)- traded to Cubs

RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (STL)- traded to Arizona

OF Brett Phillips (TB) traded to Oakland

1.) 16 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021 18:46:42
Not sure how Vogelbach makes sense for CHW. Collins, Mercedes and Vaughn (even if they manipulate service time for 2 weeks) would be redundant. Not to mention Eloy Jimenez's outlook.

Gallo making sense for Arizona?

Seems like a lot for Wendle (who I actually really like as a player), but I may be higher on Tarnok and Vodnik than you and/ or most.

Signings look good.

2.) 17 Mar 2021
17 Mar 2021 11:56:35
I think it's more of a backup plan in the event they don't like their options. They have plenty of options, but Vogelbach would give them a fairly risk-free play. You don't have to worry about service time, he's minimal cost, and you can cut him when you need another spot.

I like Wendle a lot as well. But the Rays have an embarrassment of riches, and getting some pretty solid value for him would be a good idea to both save money and play the younger studs.