The Rays reportedly have at least four or five “serious” offers for ace pitcher Tyler Glasnow, but his $25 million annual salary is probably too rich for the Rays.
The Rays are also in talks with the team about outfielders Randy Arozarena and Manuel Margot. As MLB Network’s John Morosi pointed out, the Mariners could be a good fit there.
People here believe Glasnow and White Sox star Dylan Cease will be traded this winter. The Orioles are aiming for a break, and they have a slew of talented prospects, so they should have a good chance. Infielder Jordan Westberg makes sense as a key piece of the package. …
The Brewers are in talks with teams about ace Corbin Burnes, who is one year out of free agency and probably out of reach for them, but is a strong candidate so if they get blown out. I’m only going to trade him.
The Brewers have reached a deal with veteran left-handed starter Wade Miley.
The Brewers acquired top prospect Jackson Choriot (19) with $82 million guaranteed, the most ever for a minor leaguer, and have not made any offers for the rich outfielder since with the aim of moving him to a big club. It’s out.
It has not been determined whether he will play center or right field, but he is expected to be in Milwaukee’s Opening Day lineup. This contract is 64 percent more than the previous record of $50 million for a player who has never played in the big leagues (Luis Robert). As such, this contract has not been subject to the kind of criticism that often occurs when extremely talented kids are signed very early.
The Brewers have a long lineup of talented young outfielders, including Sal Frelich, Garrett Mitchell, Joey Wiemer, Tyrone Taylor, and Blake Perkins. They like Frelich, Mitchell has good skills but is returning from an injury year, and Wimmer is a defensive standout. …
Six teams have expressed interest in CF Michael A. Taylor, including the Mets. …
The Orioles are looking for back-end bullpen help. Hader from Maryland may be too expensive for them, so they are considering Kimbrel, Aroldis Chapman, Jordan Hicks and Robert Stevenson.
Hicks has received interest from his hometown Astros, former Cardinals, and Rangers.