Joe Girardi, Terry Collins and Dusty Baker are among at least nine MLB managers in the last guaranteed year of their contracts. The turnover this season could be significant.
Will the Yankees leverage their farm gems?
The New York Yankees are stocked with prospects, led by Double A pitchers Justus Sheffield, Chance Adams and Domingo German. The question is, if the Yankees are in contention, would the Bombers part with any of them to boost their chances in 2017?
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Nationals considered acquiring McCutchen
The Washington Nationals decided to acquire Adam Eaton in the offseason over Andrew McCutchen for financial reasons. Had the Nats acquired McCutchen, they would have had needed to move Gio Gonzalez in a separate deal in order to stay payroll neutral.
Beane pulls off winner of a deal with Davis
Billy Beane has been criticized for some of his trades in Oakland. However, he deserves credit for the deal that acquired Khris Davis. The A's gained four years of control over a right-handed slugger whose power plays in any park, in exchange for Jacob Nottingham — a catcher who is still only 22 but is progressing slowly — and pitcher Bubba Derby who, if he reaches the majors, will likely be only a swingman.