MLB Free Agency
Toucher, Rich and Wallach discuss.
Stephen Drew is still a free agent, but CBS Sports’ Baseball insider Jon Heyman says the shortstop has a few suitors on the market.
Death, taxes and David Ortiz demanding a contract extension – only this time, Michael Felger thinks Big Papi deserves it.
Mazz doesn’t see how Jacoby Ellsbury is a better option than Cano, so he took a New York Yankees fan perspective and explains why the team messed this whole thing up.
Felger read off a list of every MLB free agent in history to sign a deal worth over $20 million in average annual value, and the results say that they never work out.
Tony Massarotti and Marc Bertrand had differing opinions on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, and it made for interesting debate on the Felger and Mazz program.
By not signing Ellsbury and letting catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia walk in free agency, it shows that the Red Sox have learned from the mistakes of their past. And for that they deserve kudos.
MLB insider Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was a brief guest on Tuesday’s Gresh & Zolak show, but plenty of Red Sox hot stove talk was covered in a short amount of time.
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe said on Toucher & Rich this morning that Pierzynski’s rep has largely been overblown, but Gresh is legitimately worried about the veteran catcher’s prickly personality.
With Brian McCann signing with the New York Yankees over the weekend, the list of suitors for free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia just got a little bigger.