Rays Re-Sign Mike Zunino

The Tampa Bay Rays, who are in desperate need of catching help, have agreed to terms with Mike Zunino on a one year deal for 3 million dollars. and a club option for 2022. Zunino is coming off one of the worst seasons of his eight year career in 2020, posting a .147/.238/.360 slash withContinue reading “Rays Re-Sign Mike Zunino”

Free Agent Profile & Prediction #20: Matt Wieters

Long gone are the seasons of 2011-2016, where Wieters saw four All-Star appearances, and averaged a .261/.317/.439 slash with a .756 OPS in those seasons. Wieters spent 2019-2020 as the backup catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Yadier Molina, and the switch hitter posted a .207/.284/.332 slash with a .616 OPS. The 35 yearContinue reading “Free Agent Profile & Prediction #20: Matt Wieters”

Free Agent Profile & Prediction #19: Kurt Suzuki

The 14 year veteran Kurt Suzuki enters free agency for the fourth time in his Major League career, after spending time with the Oakland A’s, Washington Nationals, Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves, and winning a World Series with the Nationals in 2019. The 37 year old, has long been a solid everyday catcher in theContinue reading “Free Agent Profile & Prediction #19: Kurt Suzuki”

Free Agent Profile & Prediction #18: Austin Romine

Austin Romine, not to be confused with his brother Andrew, is becoming a free agent this offseason after spending 2020 with the Detroit Tigers. In the 2020 season, Romine saw a large drop off in his production, after posting a .748 OPS in 2019, it dropped all the way down to .582 in 2020 andContinue reading “Free Agent Profile & Prediction #18: Austin Romine”

Free Agent Profile & Prediction #17: Rene Rivera

The 37 year old Rivera enters free agency for the TWELFTH time in his career, having played for the (you ready?): Mariners, Twins, Padres, Rays, Mets, Braves, Cubs, Angels, and a part of a spring training with the Giants. The career .221/.272/.353 hitter leaves a good deal to be desired with the bat, having aContinue reading “Free Agent Profile & Prediction #17: Rene Rivera”

Free Agent Profile & Prediction #16: J.T. Realmuto

One of the two largest free agents of the 2020-2021 MLB free agent class, Realmuto is the best catcher in baseball, and is due for a huge payday. The soon to be 30 year old catcher, is a career .278/.328/.455 hitter with a .783 OPS, but in the past three seasons, he has not seenContinue reading “Free Agent Profile & Prediction #16: J.T. Realmuto”

Free Agent Profile & Prediction #15: Wilson Ramos

Ramos, the two time all-star enters free agency as a 33 year old, and looking to bounce back from a subpar 2020 season, that saw him finish with a .684 OPS. Ramos has been an under the radar catcher in his time in the big leagues, being a career .274/.321/.434 hitter with the Nationals, Rays,Continue reading “Free Agent Profile & Prediction #15: Wilson Ramos”

Free Agent Profile & Prediction #11: Jeff Mathis

Next up, is Jeff Mathis, who is entering his age 38 season, and his 17th in the majors, which is astonishing to believe. Mathis made his debut for the Angels back in 2005, and has played for the Blue Jays, Marlins, Diamondbacks and Rangers since then. Mathis is widely regarded as one of the worstContinue reading “Free Agent Profile & Prediction #11: Jeff Mathis”

Free Agent Profile & Prediction #5: Robinson Chirinos

Next up on the list, is 36 year old catcher, Robinson Chirinos, who is coming off of a brutal 2020 season, that saw his playing time become limited, and was traded from the Texas Rangers to the New York Mets at the deadline for a PTBNL. One thing that increased significantly, was the rate inContinue reading “Free Agent Profile & Prediction #5: Robinson Chirinos”

Free Agent Profile & Prediction #2: Drew Butera

Continuing on, next on the list in alphabetical order, is 37 year old catcher Drew Butera Butera, who has never been a full time catcher at any point in his career, has stuck around in the game because of his god reputation with pitchers and his savvy pitch calling ability. He has played in partsContinue reading “Free Agent Profile & Prediction #2: Drew Butera”