Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hot Pitchers In The 2015 MLB Playoffs

Pitchers in the MLB Playoffs
We are down to four in the 2015 playoffs. The New York Mets, the Chicago Cubs, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Kansas City Royals. I don't have much to say at the moment about the playoffs so therefore I decided it was a good name to preview the 2015 free agent period. Most of this year's best free agents are pitchers, specifically four of them. So let's start there, shall we?

Zack Grienke- The Dodgers number two starter has already stated he is going to opt out of the remaining three years, and 71 million dollars he has left on his contract, which was expected. Greinke is 32 and is going to capitalize on a magnificent 2015 campaign by going for one last big contract. He will get it to. Possible destinations are all of the big markets- a return to the Dodgers, the Yankees, the Red Sox, the The Cubs, the Tigers, and the Angels.

Johnny Cueto- In June, this man's stock was through the roof, and he was looking at possibly 10 years and 200 million-plus on the open market. Following a trade to the Royals at the deadline, Cueto has struggled greatly in Kansas City, and his value has taken a dip. Still, he will be highly sought after- Destinations are the same as Grienke's.

Jeff Samardzija- Has there been a more talked about player in recent memory, not for what he has done, but what he still could be? A couple of years ago Samardzija was looking at 5 years, 100 million on the open market. He struggled recently, and has had an up-and-down 2015. Right now he is looking at four years, 50 million. Possible destinations are a return to the White Sox, and all of the big markets. That Is going to be a theme this offseason. Right now, the big markets are really short on starting pitching across the board.

David Price- Traded at the 2015 deadline for the second straight year, Price was big for the Blue Jays down the stretch in 2015. However, he has had a miserable postseason, and could have made his last start for the Blue Jays the other night in game two loss in the ACLS. The experts are all saying that there is no chance Price returns to the Blue Jays. He will have the same market as the other big name starting pitchers.

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