Top 5 remaining MLB free agents
1. Josh Donaldson, 3BThe National League’s Comeback Player of the Year, Josh Donaldson figures to land a deal in the four-year, $100 million range. After he missed most of 2018 because of injury, Donaldson hit 37 home runs, drove in 94 RBIs and posted a .521 slugging percentage in 2019 while playing on a one-year, $23 million contract. His old club, the Atlanta Braves, is reportedly involved in the bidding, along with the Twins and Nationals.
2. Nicholas Castellanos, OFMLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi has reported that the Texas Rangers are frontrunners to land Nicholas Castellanos, after they swung and missed on Anthony Rendon. Outfielders Delino Deshields and Nomar Mazara were dealt by Texas in separate transactions this offseason, one of which helped land former Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. Castellanos put up a 1.002 OPS in 51 games as a Cub down the stretch, after he was shipped out of Detroit.
3. Marcell Ozuna, OFOzuna could have had a better contract year, as he slashed just .241/.328/.472 in 2019, but the St. Louis Cardinals have shown interest in retaining him, and the Reds and Rangers are reportedly involved in the bidding, despite the presence of a qualifying offer.
The market for Marcell Ozuna may be gaining some clarity. According to a source, the Reds, Cardinals and Rangers are among the teams still making a push for the slugger. Other teams could still be in play, but these three appear to be the frontrunners.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 2, 2020