Still a lot of disappointment from Padres officials, who had already missed out on José Abreu. As Matt reports, San Diego offered more money than the Phillies, though the exact terms remain unclear. twitter.com/MattGelb/statu…
Phillies got Turner to take the Bryce Harper path — a forever marriage over a longer term to lower the AAV and help the team add around them. twitter.com/feinsand/statu…
OFFICIAL: The Angels today acquired OF Hunter Renfroe from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for RHP Janson Junk, RHP Elvis Peguero and minor league LHP Adam Seminaris.
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The deal also contains option escalators that will be triggered if Martinez reaches certain innings totals, earns an All-Star Game selection or finishes in the top 10 in Cy Young Award voting.
Nick Martinez's contract includes incentives for both starting and relieving:
GS: $500K each at 10 GS, 15 GS, 20 GS, 25 GS
Relief appearances: $100K each at 10 RA, 20 RA; 200K each at 30 RA, 40 RA, 50 RA, 60 RA
GF: $200K each at 10 GF, 15 GF, 20 GF, 25 GF, 30 GF, 35 GF, 40 GF
Jackson Merrill. Jeferson Quero. Mason Miller and his 101-mph fastball.
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The Padres met with Kodai Senga in San Diego yesterday, sources said. SD is one of many teams with interest in Senga, who could fill a remaining hole in the rotation. The righty is close with Yu Darvish, and played with Nick Martinez and Robert Suarez in Japan.
Paul Goldschmidt wins NL MVP award in BBWAA voting.
1. Goldschmidt 380 points
2. Manny Machado 291 points
3. Nolan Arenado 232 points
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The Padres announced Robert Suarez’s five-year, $46 million deal. Suarez joins Edwin Diaz and Emmanuel Clase as relievers with active five-year contracts.
“I would have been surprised if I landed somewhere else.” Nick Martinez on re-signing with the Padres, his starting opportunity and former teammate Kodai Senga: theathletic.com/3900798/2022/1…
I am informed that Skip Schumacher was the Padres associate manager, so everyone stand down: the Rangers have not invented a new coaching position.
Related: I still await the invention of the “longstop” position as a loophole to the shift ban.
The Rangers are adding Will Venable to the coaching staff in a position I’ve never heard of before: “Associate Manager”
@dennistlin Nick Martinez becomes the second key member of the Padres’ 2022 pitching staff retained in the last week; earlier, Robert Suarez scored a five-year, $46 million deal.
Martinez will be given the opportunity to open 2023 as a starter.
.@JonHeyman was on it re: the two sides reaching an agreement.
Nick Martinez’s new agreement with the Padres is for three years, sources tell @TheAthletic. He became a free agent last week when he opted out of the three years remaining on his original contract. He’s expected to get a decent raise this time around.
Padres making progress on a new contract with free-agent right-hander Nick Martinez, sources tell me and @dennistlin. Martinez declined his $6.5M player option for 2023, effectively opting out of the final three years of his previous deal.
Robert Suárez’s five-year, $46M contract with Padres, per source:
*$10M each in 2023, ‘24, ‘25
*Player opt-out after year 3
*$8M each in 2026, ‘27
*Protection/upside if Suárez closes: $3M in games finished incentives each season, starting at 25 GF and maxing out at 55 GF.
Clayton Kershaw and Dodgers nearing one-year deal, source tells @TheAthletic
The Padres are paying quite the price to keep Robert Suarez. They felt they had to; the setup man/likely future closer might have been the free agent they most wanted to re-sign: theathletic.com/3815141/2022/1…
Robert Suarez and the Padres are in agreement on a five-year contract that includes an opt-out after Year 3, as @jonmorosi said. Deal is pending a physical.
Nick Martinez and the Padres are still negotiating, sources tell @TheAthletic. The opt-out was timing-related.
It’s still early, and a lot still has to play out. But here’s a thought the Padres have at least kicked around with Fernando Tatis Jr.: How about second base? theathletic.com/3795443/2022/1…
The Padres and Nick Martinez have discussed the possibility of restructuring Martinez's contract. It would be relatively surprising if he doesn't end up staying — whether before or after tomorrow's opt-out deadline — but his playoff performance did not hurt his potential market.
Manny Machado, for the second time in three seasons, is an NL MVP finalist, alongside Cardinals infielders Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado. The last time two teammates finished in the top three in NL MVP voting, Ryan Braun won the award.
Shohei Ohtani will NOT be traded this offseason, per Angels GM Perry Minasian.