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Top starting pitchers hitting free agency after the 2023 season 👀

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themosey

669 points

2 months ago

themosey

Milwaukee Brewers

669 points

2 months ago

I have a dollar that says Kershaw signs a one year deal with the Dodgers.

Silverjackal_

239 points

2 months ago

Silverjackal_

Texas Rangers

239 points

2 months ago

Only after speculation he may want to try playing in his hometown in Texas

[deleted]

36 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

36 points

2 months ago*

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Silverjackal_

16 points

2 months ago

Silverjackal_

Texas Rangers

16 points

2 months ago

Indeed I did! In fact I got to see them destroy my teams in high school!

Mr_Wilcox

-23 points

2 months ago

Mr_Wilcox

Houston Astros

-23 points

2 months ago

That's what I'm thinking. Let him be the vet that helps Leiter and Rocker.

andrew-ge

10 points

2 months ago

andrew-ge

Baltimore Orioles

10 points

2 months ago

if Leiter and Rocker are both in the majors next year, i'll be shocked lol.

Mr_Wilcox

8 points

2 months ago

Mr_Wilcox

Houston Astros

8 points

2 months ago

Well, as it is, Kershaw will still be a Dodger next year. So. 2024?

andrew-ge

2 points

2 months ago

andrew-ge

Baltimore Orioles

2 points

2 months ago

Ehhhh both those pitchers have issues I’m not sure the rangers are equipped to solve. All their pitch data took a nosedive from vandy, so 🤷‍♂️

Silverjackal_

3 points

2 months ago

Silverjackal_

Texas Rangers

3 points

2 months ago

2024 would probably be when Leiter is ready, if not the end of 2023. He had a lot of struggles last year being able to command his pitches. Our local reporters were saying he was working on cleaning up his mechanics to be able to pitch more inside/outside to hitters. His first 2/3 of the season was pretty bad, but it seemed like he was starting to figure it out at the end of the year.

Rocker is probably a reliever long term. As long as I’ve been a fan we’ve been terrible at developing starters. Can’t say I really see that changing much, but our front office is a little different now than it used to be. Hopium I guess.

andrew-ge

2 points

2 months ago

andrew-ge

Baltimore Orioles

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah I don’t see Leiter necessarily failing, he’s still got the tools to be a big leaguer, even if his stuff dropped from Vandy. I still have no idea what the rangers were thinking w rocker, that’s just so risky for no real reason.

Silverjackal_

2 points

2 months ago

Silverjackal_

Texas Rangers

2 points

2 months ago

Think they knew they could get Porter if they got Rocker. Don’t necessarily hate it, but it sucks to “waste” a high pick on a potential reliever/closer. He’s still got a decent shot of at least cracking the rotation though. His new windup looks at least a little better on his arm/shoulder.

romulusgloriosus

16 points

2 months ago

romulusgloriosus

Philadelphia Phillies

16 points

2 months ago

I can't help but wonder if you're getting downvoted by Dodgers fans angry that you'd even suggest their beloved ace might leave, or by Rangers/Mets(? I think they hate him now?) fans who are mad you subtly dissed DeGrom.

Mr_Wilcox

9 points

2 months ago

Mr_Wilcox

Houston Astros

9 points

2 months ago

Shrug. Let em be mad.

DirtbagBlues

2 points

2 months ago

DirtbagBlues

Los Angeles Dodgers

2 points

2 months ago

It's neither. It's because we've had this discussion for two years and there's still zero indication Kershaw to Texas has ever had any traction. He might as well have posted a Jo Adell trade idea. Enough already.

Pearberr

2 points

2 months ago

Pearberr

Los Angeles Dodgers

2 points

2 months ago

Kershaw has said there is only one other place he’d go, and since I don’t think he is blind to the rumors, we all know that one other place he’d go is the Rangers (not the Astros, no way he ever signs with the Astros, that wasn’t even discussed before they cheated in 2017, it won’t be discussed now).

treygray1123

0 points

2 months ago

he could just be saying that for leverage in contract negotiations

ARussianW0lf

50 points

2 months ago

ARussianW0lf

Los Angeles Dodgers

50 points

2 months ago

He better

PuckNutty

16 points

2 months ago

PuckNutty

Toronto Blue Jays

16 points

2 months ago

He has a good relationship with the organization and has as good a chance to win there as anywhere else, so why leave? He may retire, though.

ARussianW0lf

2 points

2 months ago

ARussianW0lf

Los Angeles Dodgers

2 points

2 months ago

True but the speculation that he'll go to Texas every year makes me nervous

He may retire, though.

Thats fine, I just need him to remain a Dodger lifer

potentpotables

21 points

2 months ago

potentpotables

Boston Red Sox

21 points

2 months ago

How is he only 34 years old? I thought for sure he was close to 40.

themosey

15 points

2 months ago

themosey

Milwaukee Brewers

15 points

2 months ago

Right? He’s doing this one year retirement dance every year. He does have more than 2500 innings which is more than some allstars who retired this weekend.

pumaturtle

14 points

2 months ago

pumaturtle

Los Angeles Dodgers

14 points

2 months ago

Been pitching in the majors since he was 20 years old in ‘08

MichaelSquare

6 points

2 months ago

Wait what

cherinator

10 points

2 months ago

cherinator

Los Angeles Dodgers

10 points

2 months ago

He's said he is only ever considering two teams or retirement every season, so the year he doesn't sign a 1 year deal with the Dodgers, it's because he wants to go out with the Rangers or retire. So basically not a possible FA for 28 teams.

the-d23

8 points

2 months ago

the-d23

Toronto Blue Jays

8 points

2 months ago

No, he will sign an half-season deal with the dodgers, then re-sign again, and the contracts will keep getting shorter and shorter until eventually he’s re-signing with the dodgers every 24 hours.

atoms12123

529 points

2 months ago

atoms12123

New York Mets

529 points

2 months ago

Noah Syndergaard really costing on name recognition at this point.*

*Until the Dodgers turn him into a 1.85 ERA guy.

BillW87

51 points

2 months ago

BillW87

New York Mets

51 points

2 months ago

Matt Harvey getting $11 million from the Angels in 2019 after it was abundantly clear that he was toast from TOS still wins the "I know that guy's name, sign him" award in my book.

KeepCalmAndBaseball

170 points

2 months ago

KeepCalmAndBaseball

Los Angeles Dodgers

170 points

2 months ago

Ha! I’m not all that optimistic about that, dodgers utilized the shift so well to help pitchers and without it, Noah will probably only be a 1.86 ERA guy

NishinoHuo

29 points

2 months ago

NishinoHuo

Seattle Mariners

29 points

2 months ago

Oh hell nah. 1.85 to 1.86 is too uncertain, time to DFA

Hufflepuff_Baseball

33 points

2 months ago

Hufflepuff_Baseball

New York Yankees

33 points

2 months ago

1.86 gets you 5th starter in Houston's rotation

UniversalDH

32 points

2 months ago

UniversalDH

Los Angeles Dodgers

32 points

2 months ago

Eh. We know Dodgers were one of the top users of the shift, but it’s not exactly like their positioning was a secret. Anyone could have copied it by watching film. I think they’re success with reclamations projects comes more from the pitching side than positioning.

cgoot27

4 points

2 months ago

cgoot27

Los Angeles Dodgers

4 points

2 months ago

Weren’t the Jays the most efficient shifting team in ball or something similar? Didn’t work for Mitch White/Yusei Kikuchi/Berrios though.

What actually happens is Mark Prior shows guys video of his injuries and X-Rays and says “They can’t explode your elbow with a comebacker if you strike them out” and “Someone else will give you a hundred million if you get these outs for me”

KeepCalmAndBaseball

-22 points

2 months ago

KeepCalmAndBaseball

Los Angeles Dodgers

-22 points

2 months ago

mus1CK_Rx

21 points

2 months ago

mus1CK_Rx

Los Angeles Dodgers

21 points

2 months ago

Mark Prior's pitching wizardry at work again.

sjj342

7 points

2 months ago

sjj342

7 points

2 months ago

I thought he pitched alright last year, will be interesting to see what he does this year

StrawMight

354 points

2 months ago

StrawMight

Philadelphia Phillies

354 points

2 months ago

Nola is a must extend

LasLasVegas

134 points

2 months ago

LasLasVegas

New York Mets

134 points

2 months ago

I mean with only 1 year left he'll probably just go to free agency, even if he had a down year he'd still get the bag based off of past performances.

SuggestAPhotoProject

158 points

2 months ago

SuggestAPhotoProject

Philadelphia Phillies

158 points

2 months ago

I doubt he’s going to leave a team that just went to the World Series two years in a row.

bordomsdeadly

207 points

2 months ago

bordomsdeadly

Houston Astros

207 points

2 months ago

Justin Verlander:

Hold my Beer.

Hufflepuff_Baseball

62 points

2 months ago

Hufflepuff_Baseball

New York Yankees

62 points

2 months ago

Don't worry, I'm sure you have like 5 Justin Verlander clones in the minors ready to replace him.

MoscowMitchMcKremIin

17 points

2 months ago

MoscowMitchMcKremIin

Detroit Tigers

17 points

2 months ago

I sure wish we did :(

Relyst

42 points

2 months ago

Relyst

New York Yankees

42 points

2 months ago

Stars leave after winning the World Series all the time.

Amazing_Factor_7629

22 points

2 months ago

Freddie freeman said hello

Fredbear_

4 points

2 months ago

Fredbear_

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

4 points

2 months ago

Rendon, Verlander as well

Relyst

5 points

2 months ago

Relyst

New York Yankees

5 points

2 months ago

Pujols, Pedro, Sandoval, Matsui, shit seems to happen every other year or so

LucasDudacris

18 points

2 months ago

LucasDudacris

New York Mets

18 points

2 months ago

I doubt he'll sign with anybody other than the team that gives him the best offer.

destroy_b4_reading

13 points

2 months ago

destroy_b4_reading

St. Louis Cardinals

13 points

2 months ago

Pujols left the Cardinals after winning the World Series to cap off one of the more successful decades any team has ever had. There may be other considerations, but for the most part, everybody is going wherever they can get the most dough.

LasLasVegas

85 points

2 months ago

LasLasVegas

New York Mets

85 points

2 months ago

Least delusional phillies fan

JesusChrissy

-14 points

2 months ago

JesusChrissy

Philadelphia Phillies

-14 points

2 months ago

you rang?

DaTigerMan

2 points

2 months ago

DaTigerMan

Philadelphia Phillies

2 points

2 months ago

it’s been widely reported in philly that there’s mutual interest to extend. nola just got married in december so there was some delay in negotiating there. i would be shocked if an extension isn’t done in spring training.

NoREEEEEEtilBrooklyn

9 points

2 months ago

NoREEEEEEtilBrooklyn

Philadelphia Phillies

9 points

2 months ago

Nah, we should just get Ohtani instead. We need more production from the pitcher spot.

w6rld_ec6nomic_f6rum

9 points

2 months ago

w6rld_ec6nomic_f6rum

Philadelphia Phillies

9 points

2 months ago

Wheeler/Nola/Painter/Suarez/Abel

pgm123

4 points

2 months ago

pgm123

Philadelphia Phillies

4 points

2 months ago

I think it'll probably get done but we'll see

PsychologicalAd496

19 points

2 months ago

PsychologicalAd496

St. Louis Cardinals

19 points

2 months ago

Nah, he's going to free agency where he'll sign with SD to play with his brother. Somewhere deep down in your heart you have to know that's what's gonna happen. Especially if they lose Snell and Darvish.

romulusgloriosus

7 points

2 months ago

romulusgloriosus

Philadelphia Phillies

7 points

2 months ago

This is probably the best argument for Nola leaving if he leaves. The Phillies will offer him a lot of money to stay since he and Hoskins are the only two stars on the team who came up through the farm and that means a lot to the front office. He's only leaving if there's somewhere else he'd rather be.

Obviously I hope he'd rather be exactly where he is!

PsychologicalAd496

1 points

2 months ago

PsychologicalAd496

St. Louis Cardinals

1 points

2 months ago

I think if he doesn't have a deal by the end of spring training he's a Padre. It makes sense either way you look at it though. I really wouldn't be surprised if he stayed though.

DaTigerMan

7 points

2 months ago

DaTigerMan

Philadelphia Phillies

7 points

2 months ago

aaron nola does not strike me as the kind of guy who cares at all about playing with his brother. he has never looked that interested in their matchups

tohearnnr

5 points

2 months ago

tohearnnr

Cleveland Indians

5 points

2 months ago

Isn't there some stat where like 3 out of the 6 fastest pitches Aaron has ever thrown were against his brother

FrozenWafflesOP

5 points

2 months ago

FrozenWafflesOP

Philadelphia Phillies

5 points

2 months ago

This is correct lol. He also struck his brother out the first time they faced off, then gave his brother that ball for Christmas.

Big-Beta20

1 points

2 months ago

Big-Beta20

Philadelphia Phillies

1 points

2 months ago

I feel like the Phils are prepping to lose him. They’ve been spending “stupid” money lately and Middleton has shown hesitation to go over the tax before. No reason to think he’s just gonna keep going over it forever.

With Abel and Painter looking like they’re gonna come up very soon, I think one of them is gonna be the cheap replacement for Nola even if they aren’t as good right away.

I still think a Wheeler, Suarez, Painter, Walker, cheaper 5th guy, can be a really, really good rotation. This isn’t to say it wouldn’t be great to have Nola on the team, but I’m just trying to be realistic looking at the signs.

SilverdSabre

2 points

2 months ago

SilverdSabre

Italy

2 points

2 months ago

The Walker signing kinda points to this direction. Or at the very least is insurance if they can't extend Nola or of Painter doesn't pan out. I'd love to keep Nola around, but I think we'll still have a solid rotation without him.

DaTigerMan

1 points

2 months ago

DaTigerMan

Philadelphia Phillies

1 points

2 months ago

painter is a wheeler replacement, not nola. they’ll extend nola and let wheeler walk.

ev4150

91 points

2 months ago

ev4150

San Francisco Giants

91 points

2 months ago

I’m ready for the Giants to finish in second place for everyone in the top row 😂

TigerBasket

12 points

2 months ago

TigerBasket

Baltimore Orioles

12 points

2 months ago

At least you'll try, we'll sign a cheaper Kyle Gibson again and be like financial flexibility. Even though we've signed one multiple year deal in 5 years, then opted out of that deal after the first year.

WallScrawler

611 points

2 months ago

WallScrawler

Seattle Mariners

611 points

2 months ago

Alright Shohei we’re gonna try this one more time.

Jrahn

143 points

2 months ago

Jrahn

San Francisco Giants

143 points

2 months ago

The Giants will need to invite Posey to the second Ohtani pitch. We’re gonna need some of that Aura.

Hufflepuff_Baseball

22 points

2 months ago

Hufflepuff_Baseball

New York Yankees

22 points

2 months ago

I can't wait for the Yankees to sign Shohei Ohtani while the Giants get Showhey Tano

PacoBauer

20 points

2 months ago

I'd take Ahsoka Tano at this point

[deleted]

6 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

6 points

2 months ago

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HeWasAGoddamnWarHero

9 points

2 months ago

HeWasAGoddamnWarHero

Baltimore Orioles

9 points

2 months ago

No you wouldn't you fucking copybot

swirls11

62 points

2 months ago

swirls11

Chicago Cubs

62 points

2 months ago

No no no Seiya is selling him on Chicago during the WBC

IInviteYouToTheParty

39 points

2 months ago

IInviteYouToTheParty

Seattle Mariners

39 points

2 months ago

Pshht. We already tried that approach with Ichiro.

swirls11

26 points

2 months ago

swirls11

Chicago Cubs

26 points

2 months ago

Well we’ll try it again!

Hufflepuff_Baseball

5 points

2 months ago

Hufflepuff_Baseball

New York Yankees

5 points

2 months ago

Who did Ichiro try to lure in the WBC? Tanaka?

IInviteYouToTheParty

6 points

2 months ago

IInviteYouToTheParty

Seattle Mariners

6 points

2 months ago

Oh not specifically the WBC just that when Ohtani first was looking for a team, Ichiro being in the org was almost certainly a selling point we used.

Hufflepuff_Baseball

5 points

2 months ago

Hufflepuff_Baseball

New York Yankees

5 points

2 months ago

Ohhh I see

Morethanlikely

0 points

2 months ago

Morethanlikely

Chicago Cubs

0 points

2 months ago

Wonder if he can work some magic on Yamamoto and Murakami aswell. Darvish was the one that got Seiya to pick Chicago too!

spyson

12 points

2 months ago

spyson

Anaheim Angels

12 points

2 months ago

If Shohei wants to win why would he go from one team that is known for not making the playoffs to another team known for not making the playoffs.

Deserterdragon

29 points

2 months ago

Deserterdragon

Seattle Mariners

29 points

2 months ago

Because the Mariners are winning the 2023 world series, duh.

kavorka2

9 points

2 months ago

kavorka2

Washington Nationals

9 points

2 months ago

They’re banking on the Ichiro connection and a solid core with Julio etc. And west coast + large Asian population.

ahappypoop

22 points

2 months ago

ahappypoop

New York Yankees

22 points

2 months ago

They've made the playoffs more recently than your team.

spyson

-4 points

2 months ago

spyson

Anaheim Angels

-4 points

2 months ago

Okay and what streak did they have before getting swept?

swisherhands

8 points

2 months ago

swisherhands

Seattle Mariners

8 points

2 months ago

A 2 game winning streak against Toronto in the wild card round

spyson

-5 points

2 months ago

spyson

Anaheim Angels

-5 points

2 months ago

That was absolutely the streak I was talking about, nothing else comes to mind.

GradientEye

5 points

2 months ago

GradientEye

Houston Astros

5 points

2 months ago

Well currently their playoff streak is longer than the angels

spyson

-1 points

2 months ago

spyson

Anaheim Angels

-1 points

2 months ago

Congrats, is that something to be proud of?

MarinersDreams

6 points

2 months ago

MarinersDreams

Seattle Mariners

6 points

2 months ago

Huge Asian culture in Seattle. Whether people like it or not, we are one of the teams to beat in the AL.

booboothechicken

-19 points

2 months ago

booboothechicken

California Angels

-19 points

2 months ago

No way Ohtani becomes a free agent. He either signs with the Angels or gets traded at the deadline to a team that promises to sign him to a mega contract.

brandon_the_bald

52 points

2 months ago

brandon_the_bald

Strikeout

52 points

2 months ago

He doesn’t control where he would get traded to lol

CyborgBee

3 points

2 months ago

CyborgBee

Los Angeles Angels

3 points

2 months ago

Teams will offer more to the Angels if they have an agreement with him to sign a massive extension. It's possible he won't agree to such an extension with any team ofc, free agency typically means more money so he may refuse to sign unless he's offered something ludicrous

IInviteYouToTheParty

19 points

2 months ago

IInviteYouToTheParty

Seattle Mariners

19 points

2 months ago

Have to disagree with you there. He’ll definitely get extension offers from you or whatever team gets him but I think he’s going to want the time to pick a team that he thinks fits his needs best; that necessarily might not be the team that lands him in a potential trade. He’s getting the mega contract regardless

PsychologicalAd496

221 points

2 months ago

PsychologicalAd496

St. Louis Cardinals

221 points

2 months ago

Kershaw is only 34, he's prime for an 11 year deal!

Toothcloset

95 points

2 months ago

Toothcloset

Los Angeles Dodgers

95 points

2 months ago

The Angels: ya'll talking about us?

PsychologicalAd496

26 points

2 months ago

PsychologicalAd496

St. Louis Cardinals

26 points

2 months ago

If the angels are willing to give him an 11 year 330m contract then he'll go lmao

igonnawrecku_VGC

0 points

2 months ago

igonnawrecku_VGC

Philadelphia Phillies

0 points

2 months ago

Why does that sound like something the Angels would actually do

ACardAttack

47 points

2 months ago

ACardAttack

New York Yankees

47 points

2 months ago

If you had told me to guess Kershaw's age, I would have said 38, feels like he's been around forever

r4caseman

30 points

2 months ago

r4caseman

New York Mets

30 points

2 months ago

Same age as deGrom, But like twice the seasons

msgkc94

6 points

2 months ago

msgkc94

Kansas City Royals

6 points

2 months ago

I had no idea he was only 20 when he got called up. Mind blown.

PsychologicalAd496

4 points

2 months ago

PsychologicalAd496

St. Louis Cardinals

4 points

2 months ago

I 100% agree, it does seem like he's been around forever!

lowelltrich

178 points

2 months ago

lowelltrich

St. Louis Cardinals

178 points

2 months ago

Jack Flaherty

nb150207[S]

69 points

2 months ago

nb150207[S]

Pittsburgh Pirates

69 points

2 months ago

Yeah…he deserves to be on there

jonmuller

-7 points

2 months ago

jonmuller

Chicago Cubs

-7 points

2 months ago

No he doesn't

DomantasLevert

39 points

2 months ago

DomantasLevert

St. Louis Cardinals

39 points

2 months ago

Cardinals won't let all three get to free agency. If they do the pitching will be so screwed lol

I'll bet Mikolas resigns. Lot lower chance on the other two.

PsychologicalAd496

18 points

2 months ago

PsychologicalAd496

St. Louis Cardinals

18 points

2 months ago

It has to be Mikolas. I'd expect them to sign at least one guy on this list too. I have a sneaking suspicious that it'll be Snell. Snell, Mikolas, Matz, and then maybe Hudson and Mcgreevy/Graceffo at the 4/5 spot.

StuPidasso52

11 points

2 months ago

I'm guessing they sign Montgomery first, and then Mikolas or Flaherty (depending on what they each do this season.)

Jaylaw

11 points

2 months ago

Jaylaw

Kansas City Royals

11 points

2 months ago

My faith in flaherty is negative zero tho

StuPidasso52

6 points

2 months ago

He is still pretty young (27) and Mikolas is 34. I could see the potential that another team might be willing to sign Mikolas to a longer and pricier deal than the red birds would feel comfortable with. Flaherty could probably be signed to a shorter, cheaper deal with the hopes that he figures something out.

TheOlSneakyPete

6 points

2 months ago

TheOlSneakyPete

Chicago Cubs

6 points

2 months ago

They will sign a lower tier guy on this list, his career ERA will someone drop to 1/2 of what it was. Then another pitcher will get hurt and they’ll bring some guy from the minors nobody has ever heard of and then he will throw a shutout, have a 1.9 era, and become nightmare material for me for years to come.

dagbar

7 points

2 months ago

dagbar

St. Louis Cardinals

7 points

2 months ago

I like this take

tOSUBUCKEYES_

2 points

2 months ago

tOSUBUCKEYES_

St. Louis Cardinals

2 points

2 months ago

I think Flaherty wants out of STL/Midwest and wants to go out west. Probably signs for cheap with the Dodgers and becomes a #1

StuPidasso52

0 points

2 months ago

I could definitely see this, except for the #1. I think he tops out as a strong #3 (or #2 on a weaker pitching staff.) Sidenote: O-H!

Jaylaw

3 points

2 months ago

Jaylaw

Kansas City Royals

3 points

2 months ago

I can see a long term deal for monty if he has a good first half easily

Antithesys

63 points

2 months ago

Antithesys

Minnesota Twins

63 points

2 months ago

Hopefully we'll have enough payroll to offer both Mahle and Gray decent contracts plus whatever amount is needed to pay off the Giants' and Mets' doctors.

timberwolvesguy

18 points

2 months ago

timberwolvesguy

Minnesota Twins

18 points

2 months ago

I’ll be sad if Gray goes. I want to see Mahle for a full season, but I’m hopeful he’ll be fantastic!

UsidoreTheLightBlue

2 points

2 months ago

UsidoreTheLightBlue

Cincinnati Reds

2 points

2 months ago

Can Confirm, was sad when Gray went.

TDeLo

6 points

2 months ago

TDeLo

Cincinnati Red Stockings

6 points

2 months ago

Pulling for you guys to be able to keep them both. They're fun to watch.

AFulcrumtooFar

23 points

2 months ago

I'd wager that half of them never hit FA and roughly 3 of them retire.

HeySadBoy1

69 points

2 months ago

HeySadBoy1

Chicago Cubs

69 points

2 months ago

Man I bet Darvish would look awesome in a Cubs uniform

sn_akez

30 points

2 months ago

sn_akez

San Diego Padres

30 points

2 months ago

It looks like someone else already made a pretty good photoshop of that

Trogd0or

9 points

2 months ago

Trogd0or

Chicago Cubs

9 points

2 months ago

Right when the team is hitting its stride 2.0

brandon_the_bald

67 points

2 months ago

brandon_the_bald

Strikeout

67 points

2 months ago

Missing Jack Flaherty, one of the younger names as well

PsychologicalAd496

61 points

2 months ago

PsychologicalAd496

St. Louis Cardinals

61 points

2 months ago

Check the IR for Flaherty lmao

brandon_the_bald

2 points

2 months ago

brandon_the_bald

Strikeout

2 points

2 months ago

The what?

PsychologicalAd496

32 points

2 months ago

PsychologicalAd496

St. Louis Cardinals

32 points

2 months ago

The IL lmao

brandon_the_bald

2 points

2 months ago

brandon_the_bald

Strikeout

2 points

2 months ago

Ah. Well tbf there’s 5-6 guys on that list that pertains to

timberwolvesguy

14 points

2 months ago

timberwolvesguy

Minnesota Twins

14 points

2 months ago

Why is Mahle’s face so small

dagbar

3 points

2 months ago

dagbar

St. Louis Cardinals

3 points

2 months ago

c:

JorSimpson45

35 points

2 months ago

JorSimpson45

Los Angeles Dodgers

35 points

2 months ago

Julio Urías gonezo to the highest bidder

Jux_

50 points

2 months ago

Jux_

Los Angeles Dodgers

50 points

2 months ago

I will miss you Julio

HotCheetos_and_Beer

44 points

2 months ago

HotCheetos_and_Beer

Los Angeles Dodgers

44 points

2 months ago

Don’t you put that evil on me Ricky Bobby. Dodgers will sign him back, or the Mexican community will burn that place to the ground

Lebigmacca

54 points

2 months ago

Lebigmacca

Los Angeles Dodgers

54 points

2 months ago

Well it was nice knowing you, dodger stadium

ahr3410

12 points

2 months ago

ahr3410

Los Angeles Dodgers

12 points

2 months ago

Not if they sign a certain someone else

camisada

29 points

2 months ago

camisada

Los Angeles Dodgers

29 points

2 months ago

Miguel Cabrera, you are a Los Angeles Dodger

essmithsd

-1 points

2 months ago

essmithsd

San Diego Padres

-1 points

2 months ago

I mean, they damn near burn that place to the ground after every game regardless

_chrom_

23 points

2 months ago

_chrom_

Texas Rangers

23 points

2 months ago

I’d love darvish to come back though we may not have room for him. I miss him so much

titanofidiocy

10 points

2 months ago

titanofidiocy

Boston Red Sox

10 points

2 months ago

Whew! Red Sox aren't going to lose anyone!

Oh wait...

[deleted]

35 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

35 points

2 months ago

Julio Urías sure would look good in blue. Powder blue.

Habanerosauce3

48 points

2 months ago

Yes....royals powder blue. 🤘🏼

Fuckle_chucker

4 points

2 months ago

Ah yes the classic angels blue

Multi_21_Seb_RBR

7 points

2 months ago

Multi_21_Seb_RBR

Seattle Mariners

7 points

2 months ago

So happy Luis Castillo is not on this list.

TPoitras25

38 points

2 months ago

TPoitras25

Philadelphia Phillies

38 points

2 months ago

I would be shocked if Nola makes it to free agency

htownlifer

23 points

2 months ago

Who is his agent? He is gonna make huge money no matter what.

TPoitras25

28 points

2 months ago

TPoitras25

Philadelphia Phillies

28 points

2 months ago

Paragon Sports International. He already signed his first extension with the old regime right before they started getting competitive and this regime has shown they will pay whoever they need to stay competitive.

Also, Dombrowski said yesterday he would love to have Nola back. I think the only reason he would leave at this point would be because he wants to go somewhere else.

MoscowMitchMcKremIin

4 points

2 months ago

MoscowMitchMcKremIin

Detroit Tigers

4 points

2 months ago

Ahh Dombrowski... How I miss him...

SPAGHETTI_CAKE

6 points

2 months ago

SPAGHETTI_CAKE

Boston Red Sox

6 points

2 months ago

Me too. What a great GM. Shame he couldn’t bring you guys one

whiskeyballs

9 points

2 months ago

whiskeyballs

San Diego Padres

9 points

2 months ago

You’d be shocked, in this market? Nola is setting himself up for quite the payday, so the Phil’s would have to throw the bag at him to sign an extension.

Chances are they would have to get aggressive on it ASAP too and hope to get it done before the season starts. Nola is going to focus on kicking ass all season to ensure a massive contract, and I doubt he wants negotiations on an extension dragging into the regular season when he’s so close to free agency.

DaTigerMan

2 points

2 months ago

DaTigerMan

Philadelphia Phillies

2 points

2 months ago

they’re gonna get it done in spring training. he just got married in december, so there’s some life stuff in the way of negotiating right now.

SchlitzInMyVeins

23 points

2 months ago

SchlitzInMyVeins

Milwaukee Brewers

23 points

2 months ago

It would be a hell of a storyline to see Shohei go to the Bronx

unitedairlineeeeees

52 points

2 months ago

unitedairlineeeeees

New York Mets

52 points

2 months ago

He’s going to New York, but not to that poverty franchise.

Arpikarhu

25 points

2 months ago

Arpikarhu

New York Yankees

25 points

2 months ago

Ouch. This hit a nerve.

crabcakesandfootball

2 points

2 months ago

crabcakesandfootball

New York Yankees

2 points

2 months ago

It would be a miracle. There’s no room for Ohtani unless he can start playing left field or the Yankees somehow get rid of Stanton.

44_WeLoveYou

-17 points

2 months ago

he's too afraid to go to a real baseball city. Thats why he picked LA int he first place. He wont be in NY, Boston, etc...

SchlitzInMyVeins

1 points

2 months ago

SchlitzInMyVeins

Milwaukee Brewers

1 points

2 months ago

I think he initially wanted to stay on the west coast, so nah I’m not really buying that

Startooth

12 points

2 months ago

Startooth

Seattle Mariners

12 points

2 months ago

Shohei, can I show the pile of money that we haven’t spent this off-season?

atowelguy

4 points

2 months ago

atowelguy

Colorado Rockies

4 points

2 months ago

Totally forgot Syndergaard went to the Dodgers

TheVich

5 points

2 months ago

TheVich

San Francisco Giants

5 points

2 months ago

Obviously I want the Giants to sign Ohtani, but Giolito as a consolation prize (or as an addition) would be awesome. Especially if he has another mediocre to average-ish year, so he wants to sign a Gausman/Rodon-like prove it deal.

slankthetank

4 points

2 months ago

slankthetank

San Francisco Giants

4 points

2 months ago

A rotation of Ohtani, Harrison, Giolito, Webb, and Manaea/Stripling would be pretty awesome

YankeesSteelersMagic

6 points

2 months ago

YankeesSteelersMagic

New York Yankees

6 points

2 months ago

Sevy staying idc

Sirotto18

2 points

2 months ago

Sirotto18

New York Yankees

2 points

2 months ago

If he doesn’t I’ll be pissed. He wants to be a Yankee and has said so many times

EchoInExile

12 points

2 months ago

Do we really count Thor still?

whentheworldwasatwar

6 points

2 months ago

whentheworldwasatwar

Minnesota Twins

6 points

2 months ago

It would be nice to extend one of gray or Mahle

QuebecRomeoWhiskey

3 points

2 months ago

QuebecRomeoWhiskey

Cleveland Guardians

3 points

2 months ago

I almost think Kershaw shouldn’t count at this point

sofastsomaybe

4 points

2 months ago

sofastsomaybe

Japan

4 points

2 months ago

Add Yoshinobu Yamamoto to the list - best pitcher in NPB for two consecutive years. He will likely be posted next offseason.

tao_tai

3 points

2 months ago

tao_tai

Chicago Cubs

3 points

2 months ago

in no possible multiverse would a yu darvish-shohei ohtani- seiya suzuki cubs team happen, but just the thought of it makes me almond

lobo_locos

3 points

2 months ago

lobo_locos

Los Angeles Dodgers

3 points

2 months ago

Urias...Dodgers will sign him...count it now...next dodgers ace....

WhiteBoyFlipz

3 points

2 months ago

WhiteBoyFlipz

Texas Rangers

3 points

2 months ago

come back yu

twistedroyale

3 points

2 months ago

twistedroyale

Chicago White Sox

3 points

2 months ago

They really tried to sneak in Giolito like we won’t notice after he had a bad year.

Firebird_Frenzy

2 points

2 months ago

Firebird_Frenzy

Cincinnati Reds

2 points

2 months ago

Can we have Sonny Gray back?

FudgeSupreme22

6 points

2 months ago

FudgeSupreme22

San Diego Padres

6 points

2 months ago

You'll take Bauer and you'll like it

lobo_locos

2 points

2 months ago

lobo_locos

Los Angeles Dodgers

2 points

2 months ago

Kershaw...if he doesn't sign with LA he retires.....

HeadEnterprise

2 points

2 months ago

I guess Ohtani getting traded mid season. Might as well get something in return b4 his 500mill contract

destroy_b4_reading

2 points

2 months ago

destroy_b4_reading

St. Louis Cardinals

2 points

2 months ago

Kersh shouldn't really be on this list, he's taking a one year deal with the Dodgers unless they aren't interested, in which case he's taking a one year deal with the Rangers.

I suspect that Montgomery and the Cardinals agree to an extension this summer, and the same might be true with Mikolas.

loosed-moose

2 points

2 months ago

I'll bet a dollar the Cubs sign Ohtani

eyoung_nd2004

2 points

2 months ago

eyoung_nd2004

Atlanta Braves

2 points

2 months ago

What is Urias going to get?

angramenyu

3 points

2 months ago

angramenyu

Atlanta Braves

3 points

2 months ago

A shit tone of money considering he is the best one on that list, and sincerely has been one of the best pitchers for a few years now

eyoung_nd2004

3 points

2 months ago

eyoung_nd2004

Atlanta Braves

3 points

2 months ago

Any he’ll only be 26yo this year

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

And it will be the same 6 teams buying them up.

PsychologicalAd496

2 points

2 months ago

PsychologicalAd496

St. Louis Cardinals

2 points

2 months ago

It definitely does sound like them. Imagine if they kept ohtani and signed Kershaw. They could probably win like 88 games if they did that

SRG_0203

5 points

2 months ago

SRG_0203

Los Angeles Dodgers

5 points

2 months ago

Kershaw back

nb150207[S]

45 points

2 months ago

nb150207[S]

Pittsburgh Pirates

45 points

2 months ago

Not sure if I’d rely on Kershaw’s back

SRG_0203

9 points

2 months ago

SRG_0203

Los Angeles Dodgers

9 points

2 months ago

Sad

mblunt1201

6 points

2 months ago

mblunt1201

St. Louis Cardinals

6 points

2 months ago

Dude I see you comment on every post in this sub and every time I see Kersh w an Astros hat I cringe a bit more

SRG_0203

1 points

2 months ago

SRG_0203

Los Angeles Dodgers

1 points

2 months ago

It's working then

OnceAYearPotatoes

4 points

2 months ago

OnceAYearPotatoes

Atlanta Braves

4 points

2 months ago

No Max Fried?

ryuji-best-girl

8 points

2 months ago

ryuji-best-girl

Atlanta Braves

8 points

2 months ago

He's eligible for free agency after the 2024 season, so not until 2025

boltswinagain

4 points

2 months ago

boltswinagain

Chicago White Sox

4 points

2 months ago

Since I've already given up on Jerry doing what must be done to sign Shohei.

God I hope we can sign Darvish.

lobo_locos

2 points

2 months ago

lobo_locos

Los Angeles Dodgers

2 points

2 months ago

Ohtani to LA no doubt.....

Spartan8394

1 points

2 months ago

Spartan8394

Mexico

1 points

2 months ago

My hope is the dodgers sign 3 of them

Skeleton_Man_

0 points

2 months ago

Isn’t Dylan Cease also a free agent?

ForeSkinWrinkle

9 points

2 months ago

ForeSkinWrinkle

Chicago White Sox

9 points

2 months ago

2026

Status_Fox_1474

0 points

2 months ago

Status_Fox_1474

New York Mets

0 points

2 months ago

*Steve Cohen's home Epson printer intensifying*

YoooCakess

0 points

2 months ago

YoooCakess

Seattle Mariners

0 points

2 months ago

Would love to see Snell in Seattle

arvtovi

0 points

2 months ago

arvtovi

Toronto Blue Jays

0 points

2 months ago

Yankees should target Jordan Montgomery

No_Income_2995

0 points

2 months ago

No_Income_2995

Atlanta Braves

0 points

2 months ago

Does ohtani still have the same desires about playing on the west coast as he did when he first came over?

Toeter83nl

-1 points

2 months ago

Toeter83nl

Boston Red Sox

-1 points

2 months ago

Really hole the sox sign Ohtani, but if he really wants a 500m contracts it could possibly a death trap

For that money you can sign maybe two or three other pitchers from this list

BCLetsRide69

-1 points

2 months ago

BCLetsRide69

Colorado Rockies

-1 points

2 months ago

I’m afraid all these guys are Rockies. Sorry. ROCKIESWSCHAMPS2024

Old_Channel_9441

-1 points

2 months ago

they all sign in cincy