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AL Notes: Glasnow, Jansen, A’s

The Rays determine to spend a lot of their offseason grappling with easy methods to enhance their roster regardless of a $126MM projected payroll (per RosterResource) that will be a franchise file. Given the appreciable anticipated enhance in Tampa’s payroll, loads of hypothesis has swirled surrounding the way forward for ace right-hander Tyler Glasnow, who’s within the closing 12 months of his contract with the Rays and is due $25MM in 2024. Shifting Glasnow would trim appreciable payroll for the Rays whereas additionally permitting them to safe cheaper expertise within the return bundle, a way the membership has often utilized lately when parting methods with gamers like Blake Snell, Chris Archer and, Evan Longoria.

Whereas it’s definitely possible the Rays might resolve to take that route with Glasnow, MLB Community’s Jon Morosi signifies that such a deal is unlikely to return collectively any time quickly, noting that the membership’s talks relating to a Glasnow deal are seen as “preliminary.” Morosi goes on to recommend {that a} Glasnow commerce is extra prone to happen after the highest tier of free agent starters, which incorporates Snell, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Aaron Nola and Jordan Montgomery, have discovered new houses. Ready till the free agent market performs itself out extra is a good selection for the Rays; in spite of everything, loads of golf equipment are rumored to be searching for front-of-the-rotation impression this offseason, and groups that miss out on the aforementioned group of pitchers could also be extra motivated to get a deal for Glasnow executed later within the offseason as soon as the massive names of the free agent market are off the desk.

Extra from across the American League…

  • Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen is poised to hit free company following the 2024 season, however it seems that the 28-year-old and the group aren’t planning on getting collectively on an extension any time quickly. In an interview with Scott Mitchell of SportsCentre, Jansen stated that although the perimeters did speak about a possible extension, “each events agreed to hold on and see what occurs all through this 12 months.” Toronto, after all, has fellow backstop Alejandro Kirk underneath group management by means of the top of the 2026 season. On condition that actuality, the truth that an extension for Jansen seems to not be a prime precedence for the Blue Jays is hardly a shock. That’s very true contemplating the membership’s reported curiosity in prime free agent bats equivalent to Shohei Ohtani and Cody Bellinger.
  • The Athletics have now acquired unanimous approval from MLB homeowners for his or her plan to relocate to Las Vegas. Within the wake of the relocation vote, group president Dave Kaval interviewed with The Athletic’s Evan Drellich. Kaval expressed the group’s pleasure for the approaching transfer. Although he famous that Las Vegas leaves the membership with “uncertainty” relating to income from native media because the smallest TV market in MLB, Kaval famous that the membership expects their new market to “punch a bit of above its weight” in different areas to make up for that. Kaval additionally instructed that the membership has little interest in leaving the “Athletics” identify behind because it strikes to the desert. That’s a very related piece of knowledge given Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao has beforehand indicated that leaving the identify in Oakland might be among the many metropolis’s calls for ought to the A’s want to keep in Oakland after their lease expires following the 2024 marketing campaign however previous to the membership’s Las Vegas ballpark’s opening, which is predicted to happen in time for the beginning of the 2028 season. Kaval went on to make clear that the membership’s present TV deal solely applies whereas the membership is enjoying within the Bay Space, which might present the membership with an extra incentive to get a deal executed both with town of Oakland or to share Oracle Park with the Giants for the 2025-27 seasons.



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