[975TheFanatic] They have been involved with him since they met with Scott Boras at the winter meetings. They would be willing to do a 3 year deal, maybe 4 years if push comes to shove. If he comes to the Phillies and says we are ready, I think he will be a Phillie." - @JSalisburyNBCS on Arrieta
[Heyman] eric hosmer: 5M signing bonus, 20M/yr 2018-22, 13M/yr 2023-2025. may void deal after 2022. may purchase 4 best available premium seats each year. full no-trade 2018-20. limited no-trade 2021-2025 (tho he will have 10/5 veto rights starting in 2023 anyway) #padres
Jeff Sullivan on unusual amount of Fangraphs turnover this year, "I know that from the audience perspective, turnover is hard to get used to. But if it makes any difference, *I'm* not going to go anywhere"
[Jeff Fletcher] #Angels C Martin Maldonado, on the new limit of 6 mound visits per game: "If the game is on the line, I’m going to go out there. If we’re at 6, and it’s going to be the 7th, I’m going to go out there, even if I have to pay a fine. I'm there for the pitchers."
[Rich Eisen Show] One MLB executive told Rich Eisen about an idea to improve excitement in the game by allowing managers to put anyone up to bat in the 9th inning if trailing. Good idea or crazy?
#Padres co-owner Ron Fowler thinks Wil Myers will benefit from Eric Hosmer’s arrival with the #Padres. “Myers has a lot of great qualities, but he frankly does not want to be the leader in the clubhouse,” Fowler says. “That’s just not in his DNA.”
[Marakovits]: Yankees' Tyler Wade and Albert Pujols worked out at the same gym in California. Wade introduced himself to Pujols who told him to let him know if he ever wanted to hit in the cage. Wade of course took him up on it “he’s a Hall of Famer” #yankees #mlb
[TMZ] Giants legend Orlando Cepeda "suffered a severe blow to the skull" after falling in the parking lot of his gym on Monday. Cepeda "is in a delicate state" and is currently under examination at a hospital in San Francisco.
Texas A&M freshman, Zach DeLoach, hits for the cycle + 2 walks in only his fourth college game. (@AggieBaseball: "Here's a look at all four hits, as @zach_deloach7 went for the cycle in Tuesday's win!")
[Plunkett] #Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi would not discuss possibility of Clayton Kershaw opting out at end of season. But did say “We’ve had conversations with him ... We have a very open dialogue. He’s our franchise player”
[Heyman] Phillies and Jake Arrieta are having dialogue. Phils people (MacPhail, Klentak, Jordan, etc.) love him from their days in Baltimore together. Phils would prefer shorter term tho, so there’s a gap.
[Topkin] Though #Rays have in last 4 days dumped 3 of their higher-salaried players in Odorizzi, Dickerson and Souza, my sense is that they still are not likely to move Archer or Kiermaier
[Mueller] The mark of being a good teammate? A willingness to do whatever it takes - like when @FlashGJr asked Zunino to wear his pants to get them stretched out. Mike complied. Dee looks great.