June 25, 2021

2019 MLB Free Agency Prediction Thread (McCovey Chronicles)


I forgot that Grant had always done a free agency prediction post. Even he has forgotten before. Thanks to bdimugno for mentioning it in yesterday’s BP (if you’re new to the site: that’s our daily general comments thread for the community). So here we are, a few weeks into free agency, and at least five notable deals have been made:

Yasmani GrandalWhite Sox
Jake OdorizziTwins (accepted the qualifying offer)
Will Smith – Braves 🙁
Jose Abreu – White Sox (accepted the qualifying offer)
Chris MartinPhillies

These deals have registered as a bit of a surprise, given who slowly free agency has moved the past few offseasons. There has definitely been a change in the industry and it’s safe to say that baseball will never be the same again, which means it’ll be a lot more difficult to do these types of posts without feeling supremely dumb while doing them.

Last year, Kenny jinxed this entire process with this jinxer of a jinx:

Having the front office remain mostly the same for 20 years means it’s easy to predict how the Giants will reload.

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Unless Bobby Evans and Brian Sabean get fired or something, but that would require the Giants undergoing a dramatic…

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