NL East Notes: Kingston, Phillies, Marlins, Kintzler, deGrom
By Mark Polishuk | November 21, 2020 at 2:20pm CDTThe Phillies are contemplating Dodgers assistant GM Jeff Kingston for his or her common supervisor place, MLB Community’s Jon Morosi stories (Twitter hyperlink). Kingston joins a reasonably brief listing of names linked to the Phils’ entrance workplace search up to now, as former Marlins GM Michael Hill can also be anticipated to interview for the president of baseball operations place and the Phillies can even make one thing of a longer-shot attraction to gauge Theo Epstein’s curiosity within the PoBO function.
Kingston has been the Dodgers’ AGM for the final two seasons and labored in the identical function with the Mariners from 2016-18, additionally briefly serving as Seattle’s interim common supervisor earlier than Jerry Dipoto was employed. Most lately, Kingston was a finalist for the Angels’ GM opening earlier than Perry Minasian was employed. It will be considerably uncommon if the Phillies employed Kingston or anybody else as common supervisor earlier than hiring a president of baseball ops, although it stays to be seen if Philadelphia is essentially embarking on a full-fledged search, because it stays doable that present PoBO Andy MacPhail and interim GM Ned Rice might stay of their present roles by means of the 2021 season.
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As of Wednesday, the Marlins hadn’t made Brandon Kintzler a brand new contract supply, The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson stories. The Marlins declined their 2021 membership choice on Kintzler (price $4MM) final month and had expressed curiosity in bringing him again, although no progress has but been made on that entrance. Kintzler posted a 2.22 ERA over 24 1/three innings in his first season in Miami, with the caveat that superior metrics and ERA predictors have been a lot much less impressed with the groundball specialist’s work.
Jackson additionally supplies an replace on negotiations between the Marlins and Sinclair Broadcast Group a few new TV contract, because the group’s outdated deal expired on the finish of the season. The Marlins want to greater than triple the $18MM-$20MM they obtained yearly below the phrases of their outdated contract, although “one drawback is that there’s no legit TV competitor to problem Sinclair for Marlins rights.” The membership might discover such various broadcast choices as Amazon or YouTube (which Jackson describes as “an extended shot”), although barring such a improvement, talks with Sinclair would possibly stretch into January or February.
Lower than two years after signing Jacob deGrom to a contract extension, ought to the Mets discover one other cope with their ace? The New York Submit’s Joel Sherman makes the case, noting that deGrom can choose out of his present contract following the 2022 season, if he selected to maneuver on from the $30.5MM owed to him for 2023 and a possible $32.5MM for 2024 through a membership choice. DeGrom would getting into the 2022-23 free agent market as a 34-year-old, although if he saved pitching near his present type, he would absolutely land a couple of assured yr on the open market. If deGrom has one other Cy Younger-caliber season in 2021, it would give him extra leverage in extension talks, which is why it might behoove the Mets to debate an extension now. Then again, with deGrom’s resolution nonetheless two years away, the Mets might resolve to face pat reasonably than commit extra huge cash to a pitcher approaching his mid-30’s.
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