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Rosenthal: The pursuit of Juan Soto and Frankie Montas forced the Cardinals into an uncomfortable position

In Seattle, a city famous for its rainy winters, the acquisition of Luis Castillo required a perfect storm. The stacked farm system, strong drive and a very aggressive general manager were all essential for Mariners to bid on Dodgers, Yankees and other clubs for the most valuable first bowler in this year’s commercial market. Perhaps …

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Lifetime of MLB GM on Trade Deadline: What it takes to close the deal

I was general manager for 16 years with the Reds and Nationals and had my share of ‘buying’, ‘selling’ and even ‘standing well’. Every day GM is at work, they prepare for trades — whether those deals eventually happen today, tomorrow, next month, next year, or even in the next decade. You can never do …

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Sources: Cardinals Gorman dangles as Soto’s trade chip

Washington Nationals right-hander Juan Soto (22) in the first half during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Rick Scottie AP Toronto With the major league baseball trading deadline looming, and the baseball world focusing its attention on Washington Nationals player Juan Soto, the St. Louis …

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Rosenthal: How will the qualified present agents without influence? In addition to the Mets, the brave battle for the playoff

On February 10, in the middle of the owners’ shutdown, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the league had agreed to eliminate draft selection compensation for free agents who declined a qualifying offer. However, the apparent franchise came with a caveat: The end of the qualifying bid scheme would have to be negotiated with the players’ …

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Juan Soto retweeted, then deleted, Derek Jeter’s “loyalty” quote

As trade rumors continue to spiral into Juan Soto, the Nationals star is once again expressing his feelings on the matter — momentarily, that is. Soto shared on Twitter on Friday morning Tweet from former Yankees player Derek Jeter, only to delete it moments later. “Loyalty is folly,” the letter reads, a quote from Jeter …

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What the Yankees and Mets Reject in Juan Soto’s Trade Lottery

The early word is that the Nationals may be willing to accept a high-probability deal, especially if the acquiring team is willing to take a “bad” contract, for 23-year-old Juan Soto. The apparent interest in the prospects for current contributors to the pennant leads people to believe Soto has a good chance to deal with …

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