Matt Olson signs an extension with the the Braves:
Not only does Atlanta have a new 1B in Matt Olson, it’s going to have him for a long, long time. Olson and the Braves have agreed on an eight-year, $168 million contract extension, sources tell ESPN. Atlanta locks up the hometown kid two years before he was due to hit the market.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 15, 2022
Yankees re-sign RIzzo:
Source confirms: Anthony Rizzo in agreement with Yankees on two-year, $32M contract. First with agreement: @JesseRogersESPN
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 16, 2022
The Jays are likely to add another position player:
Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins says "it’s unlikely that we don’t add another position player."
Doesn't necessarily mean it will be an every day player but the "most obvious way to (improve roster) is in our infield."
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) March 15, 2022
Red Sox have joined the Freddie Freeman sweepstakes as things get more interesting. Teams known to be in now: the Dodgers plus 4 from AL East: Yankees, Rays and Jays, too
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 15, 2022
Sources: Freddie Freeman negotiations expected to reach a conclusion in next 24 hours and possibly by the end of tonight. #Dodgers have made a strong offer, and it is unclear if the #Braves will match it. @MLBNetwork @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 12, 2022
Jays are in a position to sign Kyle Schwarber
Blue Jays currently view their chances on Schwarber as better than their chances on Freeman, sources tell @TheAthletic. The competition for Schwarber, though, remains intense, with Phillies and others in the mix.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 15, 2022
The Jays are looking at Eddie Rosario:
Carlos Baerga saying the Blue Jays are finalist for Eddie Rosario is interesting as that’s a name I haven’t heard mentioned much around here.
He would add a left handed bat to the lineup with defensive versatility though.
Have to imagine counter moves would need to be made
— BLUEJAYS HOTSTOVE (@bluejayhotstove) March 15, 2022
Carlos Baerga just said on his IG Live that Toronto today asked Vlad Jr if he’s okay with experimenting at catcher and some left field in anticipation of landing Freeman. Doable with all his lost weight.
— 🛰 (@IDespiseHockey) March 15, 2022