The Major League Baseball season is here, and with it comes exciting gossip, news and notes every day. Below, you can find all of those known to appear on Friday.

The Dodgers Contemplative judge

The Los Angeles Dodgers made a somewhat surprising decision on Friday for non-tendered outfielder and former NL MVP Cody Bellinger. While Bellinger could still return to LA, the non-tendered Dodgers have increased speculation that they are looking to add another star to their roster this offseason. That star could be Aaron Judge:

Last season with the Yankees, Judge hit an American League single-season record with 62 home runs, and his other jaw-dropping numbers made him the 2022 AL MVP. The Yankees are expected to compete vigorously to keep him in the fold. , but the Dodgers have comparable resources and a stronger recent commitment. The idea of ​​adding Judge to a lineup that already includes Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts and Will Smith, among others, is tantalizing to Dodgers fans.

The Mets Meeting with Senga

Kodai Senga, one There are some amazing free agent starters available this offseasonWe recently met with the New York Mets. According to The Athletic.

Senga, a true free agent (meaning he won’t be subject to the post system the way most NPB players are), is ranked the 23rd best free agent by CBS Sports. Here’s what we wrote at the time.:

Senga, 29, is expected to pursue a big league contract this summer after spending his first 11 seasons with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball League. He is a prolific right-hander who has posted a 1.89 ERA and 3.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 148 innings this season. Antler’s best pitches are the mid-90s fastball and the devastating “ghost” forkball, a true pitch in the majors and anywhere else. He can level up with that combo, turning up the heat before burying the hatchet. (If he lands in Chicago, maybe his nickname should be The Bear?) He also throws a good curveball.

Senga’s agent, Joel Wolfe, has previously said he would like to compete for a competitor in a larger market. The Mets obviously fulfill those predilections.

Yankees On the trading ban

Yankees infielders Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Gleyber Torres are both likely to be traded. According to John Heyman of the New York Post.

Keener-Falefa, acquired in the same trade that brought in Josh Donaldson earlier this year, is having his first season with the Yankees. He struggled offensively and defensive measures in front of the crowd paid off with gloves on his performance. Keener-Falefa has one year left before he is eligible for free agency.

Torres, meanwhile, failed to build on the success of his earlier career, making back-to-back All-Star teams in his first two seasons. He’s been doing his best during his breakout season (114 OPS+), but the Yankees are clearly open-minded to moving him. They are two seasons away from free agency.

It’s worth noting that the Yankees have one of the top infield prospects in the minors in Anthony Volpe. CBS Sports recently ranked him 13th overall..



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