Rounding up the latest original content from the MLBTR staff…
- Given what we now know about the free agent market, Mark Polishuk took this opportunity to see how the Charlie Blackmon extension looks in hindsight in this Transaction Retrospective.
- Jeff Todd gave us all a break from the Manny Machado and Bryce Harper hoopla because there are, in fact, other free agents still available. Take a look at his list of 1o Forgotten Free Agents, featuring nostalgic stars like Denard Span and “Big Game” James Shields. GMs around the league must be reading, because four of these unsung heroes have since signed new contracts.
- Jeff also took a moment to see gauge public opinion about Manny Machado’s new deal with the Padres. Only 2.7% of you thought the $300MM deal was a bargain.
- 2019 is a contract season for Chris Sale, so we attempted a valuation of a potential extension, should Boston explore it with their lefty hurler.
- And of course, ICYMI, be sure to read the transcripts from this week’s chats with Steve, Tim, Jeff and Mark who are typically on hand to chat with MLBTR readers every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.