Central Links: Axford, Tigers, Hosmer

Three years ago today, the Reds traded Jeff Keppinger to the Astros for a player to be named later. That player ended up being Drew Sutton. Here's the latest from baseball's two Central divisions…

  • "I don't care if it does," said John Axford to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy when asked if he minds if extensions talks with the Brewers carry over into the regular season. "I'm open to still talking [during the season], for sure, and it doesn't affect me if we don't talk."
  • "What I'm telling you is that we don't definitely have any trades in place," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland to MLB.com's Jason Beck. Detroit appears to be taking as much time as possible before announcing their final roster moves.
  • With Alex Gordon now signed to an extension, the Royals will try to convince Eric Hosmer to sign a long-term deal according to ESPN's Buster Olney (Insider req'd). I looked at Hosmer as an extension candidate in January, but the first baseman recently said he's not in a rush to sign a new deal.

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5 Comments on "Central Links: Axford, Tigers, Hosmer"

3 years 4 months ago

Dont see why any really young player would rather go year to year than have security through their arbitration years. As long as the deal is reasonable for both sides. (Lol Evan Longoria)

3 years 4 months ago

If Hosmer performs as expected, even the arbitration years should be very lucrative for him.

3 years 4 months ago

boras’ face after the royals call him to work out an extension on hosmer

3 years 4 months ago

Sounds kind of like the Tigers do have a trade in place.

Giraffe Monsoon
3 years 4 months ago

Yes, it turned out to be Drew Sutton as the ptbnl for Keppinger, and not Frank Sutton as we all had speculated. “Pyle!!”