• According to an ESPN.com report, Boras is seeking “something in the $200 million range” for the services of J.D Martinez. D’Backs Team President/CEO, Derrick Hall, did say they would be aggressive during the offseason, but that amount is probably too much for the D’Backs to spend at this stage.
• The Braves #1 prospect, Ronald Acuna, is on fire in the Fall League. He hit two jacks in the annual Military Appreciation Game and now leads the Fall League with seven homers through 19 games. An exciting prospect to watch going into the 2018 season.
• Former Rockies Manager, Walt Weiss, will replace Pendleton as the Braves’ bench coach this season. They’ve also changed their First Base Coach for next season in a bit of a coaching staff shake up.
• Alex Cobb has hinted that he wouldn’t mind reuniting with manager, Joe Maddon. Looks like he will be rejecting the Rays’ qualifying offer (as he should). The connection with Maddon makes the Cubs favorite to sign Cobb.
• The Reds will try their top prospect, Nick Senzel, in different positions in training camp this season. He was the 2nd overall draft pick in 2016 and had a great season in the minors this year.
• Based on GM, Dick Williams’, recent comments it doesn’t look like the Reds will splash to aggressively on pitching during the offseason. The feeling there is that they have enough talent and guys coming back off injuries. Feldman type signings might be the order of the day for the Reds.
• The Marlins promises to have a busy week at the GM meetings as they shop Stanton, Ozuna, Gordon, Yelich and Prado to potential suitors.
• The Yankees continue to interview candidates for the vacant manager role. Eric Wedge was interviewed on Saturday and its expected that they will interview Aaron Boone next.
• I’m sure many Mariners fans are hoping that the Mariners sign Ichiro, but that is unlikely for a team looking to get younger. So don’t get your hopes up. The Mariners seem content with trying to retain Dyson, and even if they don’t they feel that Haniger and/or Heredia will do fine in center field. This potentially puts a dampener on any Lorenzo Cain hopes for the Mariners.
• The Nats look to have some decent depth at the outfielder position, which will it hard for Jayson Werth to return next season. Most likely OF starters in Washington are, Harper, Taylor and Eaton with their top prospect, Robles, waiting in the wings.