The pace of negotiations for Gerrit Cole is TBD. It could move very fast. It may well hit a snag. A lot depends on the initial offers. But know this: Teams recognize that there is a very strong market and that showing the depth of interest with a strong first offer is favorable.
The Gerrit Cole sweepstakes is moving to the point where teams will be making initial offers in the coming days, sources tell ESPN. The three favorites remain the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Right-hander Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers are in agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal, sources tell ESPN. @Ken_Rosenthal had Lyles to Texas first.
Howie Kendrick is returning to Washington for a year at $6.25M with a second-year mutual option, as @dougherty_jesse, @Ken_Rosenthal and @BNightengale said. Nats keep getting the band back together with Kendrick and Yan Gomes. Rendon, Strasburg, Zim, Hudson still free agents.
What about free agent signings tho https://t.co/H6jeazDeKl