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Recent Free Agent news, rumors

  • • Free Agent Faceoff: Gausman v. Stroman
    The upcoming offseason’s free-agent pitching market is not flush with ace-caliber talent. There’s Trevor Bauer, who should sign the richest deal in free agency (at least on an annual basis), and then a slew of hurlers with their share of warts. For those who can’t afford Bauer or the many bidders who lose out on…...2020
  • • Torey Krug Wasn’t Necessarily Expecting To Sign With Blues As Free Agent
    Were you expecting Torey Krug to sign with the St. Louis Blues? He apparently didn’t. The Bruins confirmed Friday they’d parted ways with Krug after nine years in Boston. And the change definitely caught Krug by surprise. “To be honest, it was kind of not expected,” he told reporters via video conference, via CLNS Media’s […] The post Torey Krug Wasn’t Nec...2020
  • • Defenseman Krug grabs 7-year deal from Blues
    Defenseman Torey Krug, one of the top prizes in the free-agent market, has decided to leave the Boston Bruins for the St. Louis Blues....2020
  • • Ex-Flames defenseman Brodie signing with Leafs
    Former Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie will join the Maple Leafs on a free-agent contract worth $20 million over four years....2020
  • • Blues sign Torey Krug to seven-year, $45.5 million deal
    The St. Louis Blues signed free agent defenseman Torey Krug to a seven-year, $45.5 million deal on Friday night....2020
  • • Abraham Almonte Elects Free Agency
    Outfielder Abraham Almonte has elected to become a free agent rather than accept an outright assignment from the Padres.  Almonte was designated for assignment two days ago to create space for rookie southpaw Ryan Weathers to join San Diego’s NLDS roster. Signed to a minor league contract in the offseason, Almonte ended up appearing in…...2020
  • • Grades for every big free-agent signing
    We offer our take on the players' fits with their new teams, the terms of each deal and and overall grade for each new contract....2020
  • • NHL Rumors: Blues Might Make Run At Torey Krug If Alex Pietrangelo Doesn’t Re-Sign
    The St. Louis Blues appear hellbent on making a splash. Of course, the Blues are responsible for the most notable free agent on the market in Alex Pietrangelo. They appear to have made attempts to re-sign their longtime captain, and the push continues into the start of free agency. But in the event Pietrangelo leaves […] The post NHL Rumors: Blues Might Make Run At Torey Krug If Alex Pietran...2020
  • • 5 best free agent signings in Indiana Pacers history
    With the departure of Coach Nate McMillan and rumors swirling that All-Star Victor Oladipo wants a trade, the Indiana Pacers will need to make some important decisions as the NBA enters the offseason. Fortunately, the Pacers have done well in retooling their lineup in recent years, missing the playoffs just once in the past decade. […] The post 5 best free agent signings in Indiana Pacers hi...2020
  • • NHL free agency was never like this. A lot of good players will pay a price
    An unusually high number of buyouts sets the tone for Friday at noon, when the free-agent market will be overflowing with talent while clubs hit hard by the pandemic are motivated to wait for bargains....2020

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Free Agent injury and suspension

  • • Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas has 'no more pain' in hip after surgery, says he's ready to contribute again
    Thomas has been dealing with hip injuries for multiple years now, and has bounced around the league...2020
  • • IT ready to contribute again following hip surgery
    Free-agent guard Isaiah Thomas believes he can still be a contributor on an NBA roster after having surgery to resurface his long-ailing hip....2020
  • • Five under the radar targets for the Colorado Avalanche to consider this offseason
    Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images Should Sakic look to make a run at any of these five players? With the Stanley Cup Finals coming to a close, hockey fans will begin to shift their focus to the next phases of the NHL’s yearly cycle; the NHL Draft, and Free Agency. With both events getting ready to kick off next week, NHL general managers will get ready to help push their rosters in the d...2020
  • • 2019-20 Player Review: Big Josh Anderson is a big question mark
    Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images Will the power winger play for Columbus in 2021? The biggest question facing the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason is what to do with forward Josh Anderson. Anderson had a career year in 2018-19, scoring 27 goals and 20 assists in a full 82 game season. He then was a dominant force in the first round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He injured...2020
  • • Blue Jays closer Giles set for Tommy John surgery
    Toronto Blue Jays closer Ken Giles will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, likely causing him to miss all of 2021 and impacting the deal he will receive as a free agent this offseason....2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche showing interest in Coyotes defender Niklas Hjalmarsson
    Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Joe Sakic could be ready to make a splash in the trade market When Erik Johnson got injured in the playoffs, it became very obvious that the Colorado Avalanche needed another veteran defender who could excel in a shut down role. With an aging Ian Cole not getting the job done when asked to expand his role, Joe Sakic’s team had a very clear hole in their depth char...2020
  • • 2019-20 Player Review : Andrew Peeke is well on his way to becoming a peak defender
    Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Andrew Peeke made his professional hockey debut this season splitting time between the Cleveland Monsters and Columbus Blue Jackets. At the start of the season, the rookie defensemen slotted into the lineup alongside veteran Dillon Simpson on the Monsters second pairing. "He knows what it takes to be a good player here. He’s helped me st...2020
  • • Raiders waive Dallin Leavitt as Nevin Lawson returns from suspension
    With cornerback Nevin Lawson set to return from a one-game suspension, the Las Vegas Raiders waived safety Dallin Leavitt on Tuesday to free up a roster spot. Leavitt was an undrafted free agent signing of the Raiders in 2018 and has appeared in 17 games for the team over the previous two seasons. Last year, [more]...2020
  • • Jared Veldheer visiting Cowboys
    The Cowboys are dealing with injuries at tackle and they are taking a look at a veteran free agent who might be able to help them weather the storm. Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports that Jared Veldheer is set to visit with the team. Right tackle La'el Collins is on injured reserve [more]...2020
  • • Internal solutions aplenty for Colorado Avalanche roster holes
    Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images Joe Sakic has some low-cost high-upside options available to him this offseason Before NHL free agency officially kicks off on October 9th the Colorado Avalanche will undoubtedly put together a shopping list for which roster holes to address for the upcoming 2020-21 season. With the impending flat cap of $81.5M and looming extensions to Gabe Landeskog ...2020

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Free Agent trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Ex-Flames defenseman Brodie signing with Leafs
    Former Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie will join the Maple Leafs on a free-agent contract worth $20 million over four years....2020
  • • Blues sign Torey Krug to seven-year, $45.5 million deal
    The St. Louis Blues signed free agent defenseman Torey Krug to a seven-year, $45.5 million deal on Friday night....2020
  • • Abraham Almonte Elects Free Agency
    Outfielder Abraham Almonte has elected to become a free agent rather than accept an outright assignment from the Padres.  Almonte was designated for assignment two days ago to create space for rookie southpaw Ryan Weathers to join San Diego’s NLDS roster. Signed to a minor league contract in the offseason, Almonte ended up appearing in…...2020
  • • Grades for every big free-agent signing
    We offer our take on the players' fits with their new teams, the terms of each deal and and overall grade for each new contract....2020
  • • NHL Rumors: Blues Might Make Run At Torey Krug If Alex Pietrangelo Doesn’t Re-Sign
    The St. Louis Blues appear hellbent on making a splash. Of course, the Blues are responsible for the most notable free agent on the market in Alex Pietrangelo. They appear to have made attempts to re-sign their longtime captain, and the push continues into the start of free agency. But in the event Pietrangelo leaves […] The post NHL Rumors: Blues Might Make Run At Torey Krug If Alex Pietran...2020
  • • 5 best free agent signings in Indiana Pacers history
    With the departure of Coach Nate McMillan and rumors swirling that All-Star Victor Oladipo wants a trade, the Indiana Pacers will need to make some important decisions as the NBA enters the offseason. Fortunately, the Pacers have done well in retooling their lineup in recent years, missing the playoffs just once in the past decade. […] The post 5 best free agent signings in Indiana Pacers hi...2020
  • • Source: CB Amukamara has deal with Cardinals
    Star free agent cornerback Prince Amukamara has a deal with the Cardinals pending COVID-19 testing results, a source says...2020
  • • Jae Crowder speaks out on his future with Heat
    Miami Heat small forward Jae Crowder becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason, meaning Game 5 of the 2020 Finals could be his last game with the team if the Heat lose to the Los Angeles Lakers. However, if Crowder had it his way, Friday won’t be his final game with the Heat. In an […] The post Jae Crowder speaks out on his future with Heat appeared first on ClutchPoints....2020
  • • 5 best free agent signings in Phoenix Suns history
    Since the championship drought in Arizona has been evident over the past five decades, it’s been hard for the Phoenix Suns to attract the talent their team needs. They’ve had more than a handful of division titles and a couple of conference titles but for some reason, they just can’t seem to go over the […] The post 5 best free agent signings in Phoenix Suns history appeare...2020
  • • 5 best free agent signings in Washington Wizards history
    Historically speaking, whatever the Washington Wizards have been doing hasn’t been working, at least since 1979. The franchise—over its many iterations as the Chicago Packers (est. 1961), Zephyrs, Baltimore Bullets (est. 1963), Capital Bullets (1973), Washington Bullets (1974), and Wizards (1997)—hasn’t appeared in the NBA Finals since 1979, and has just one championship to its […] The post ...2020

Free Agent stats

  • • 2019-20 Player Review : Andrew Peeke is well on his way to becoming a peak defender
    Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Andrew Peeke made his professional hockey debut this season splitting time between the Cleveland Monsters and Columbus Blue Jackets. At the start of the season, the rookie defensemen slotted into the lineup alongside veteran Dillon Simpson on the Monsters second pairing. "He knows what it takes to be a good player here. He’s helped me st...2020
  • • The Untouchables: Who should the Blue Jackets NOT trade?
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images You have to give to get, but you also need to build around a core Since the season ended, much discussion here in the comment section and on Twitter is how the Columbus Blue Jackets can add another player or two to allow this roster to take the next step. Anyone picked in this year’s draft won’t contribute this season. There is no prospect waiting to b...2020

Free Agent kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Details Of Domestic Violence Allegations Surface Against Sam Dyson
    Troubling allegations of domestic abuse have emerged surrounding free agent reliever Sam Dyson. In a piece from Katie Strang and Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic (subscription required), Dyson’s ex-girlfriend Alexis Blackburn reveals the details of her relationship with Dyson, whom Major League Baseball began investigating last November. Blackburn’s path to seeking and finding help isR...2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Torey Krug reportedly on the move
    Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports The Avalanche are trying to land a veteran defender The NHL could be less than 12 hours away from seeing the Stanley Cup hoisted in Edmonton, as the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Dallas Stars get set to face off in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday evening. In less than two weeks, though, the league will be a flurry of activity for an entirely different reas...2020
  • • Alex Pietrangelo isn’t a realistic option for the Avalanche
    Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports It would be great to land a star like Alex Pietrangelo in free agency, unfortunately, the Avalanche won’t do what’s necessary to sign him As one of the best defensemen the NHL, Alex Pietrangelo is going to have a lot of interested suitors, should he makes it to the free agent market this offseason. Due to their abundance of salary cap space and a desire to go “all...2020
  • • Marcus Stroman Opts Out Of 2020 Season
    The Mets announced Monday that right-hander Marcus Stroman has opted out of the remainder of the 2020 season. The right-hander, who is a free agent at season’s end, called the move a family decision and cited the many “uncertainties” and “unknowns” of playing in the current health-and-safety atmosphere. More to come....2020
  • • C.J. Mosley opts out for 2020
    Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley, their premier defensive free-agent acquisition of 2019, has decided not to play in 2020. Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports that Mosley has opted out of the season. Mosley made his decision due to “family health concerns,” according to Cimini. Mosley signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Jets. He appeared in [more]...2020
  • • Lamar Jackson thinks Marquise Brown’s “going to show off” this year
    Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is still harboring hopes of playing with Antonio Brown this season, but he will have a member of Brown’s family on hand whether Baltimore signs the free agent or not. Marquise Brown is Antonio Brown’s cousin and the 2019 first-round pick spent time working out with the quarterback in Florida during [more]...2020

Top Free Agent news

  • • NFL suspends Antonio Brown eight games for violating personal conduct policy
    The free agent wide receiver has given mixed signals as to whether he intends to play in 2020...2020
  • • NFL gives Antonio Brown eight-game suspension
    The NFL has given free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown an eight-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy....2020
  • • Tom Brady reportedly considered signing with the Bears before deciding on Tampa Bay
    The Bears apparently had a shot at landing the NFL's biggest free agent...2020
  • • Saints, Sean Payton making a strong push to sign Jadeveon Clowney ahead of 2020 season, per report
    The NFL's top remaining free agent is reportedly also fielding more inquiries from Tennessee...2020
  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo free agency power rankings: Where will Bucks' reigning MVP sign in 2021?
    A look at the NBA teams with the best shot at landing Giannis when he becomes a free agent...2020
  • • Cubs To Sign Pedro Strop
    Free-agent reliever Pedro Strop is returning to the Cubs, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. The right-hander will go to their alternate training site. This will be the second stint on the North Side for the 35-year-old Strop, who was a valuable part of Chicago’s bullpen from 2013-19. He accumulated 373 innings of 2.90 ERA/3.19 FIP…...2020
  • • Source: Free agent Clowney switching agents
    Free-agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has fired agent Bus Cook and now plans to work with agent Kennard McGuire as he looks for an NFL destination days before the regular season begins, a source told ESPN's Dianna Russini....2020
  • • Cowboys release free-agent addition Clinton-Dix
    Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who signed with the Cowboys in free agency this offseason, has been released by the team....2020
  • • Isaiah Thomas insists he could’ve helped Clippers after watching another collapse vs. Nuggets
    The Los Angeles Clippers were once again very close to clinching their first berth in the conference finals in franchise history. However, for the second consecutive game, they failed to close out the series. Isaiah Thomas, who’s currently a free agent, believes he could’ve helped the Clippers if he was still on the team: I […] The post Isaiah Thomas insists he could’ve hel...2020
  • • Jimmy Butler speaks out on leading Heat to Eastern Conference Finals
    Jimmy Butler’s signing with the Miami Heat last offseason flew under the radar compared to the other big-name free-agent signings. With that, it’s safe to say not a lot pundits envisioned the South Beach franchise reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2020 campaign — let alone eliminating the title favorites, Milwaukee Bucks, in the […] The post Jimmy Butler speaks ...2020

Free Agent schedule, game

  • • 5 best free agent signings in Indiana Pacers history
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  • • Morning Flurries: Draft picks, RFAs and Qualifying Offers
    Photo by Kyle Harris/NHLI via Getty Images The Colorado Avalanche welcome a new group of youngsters to the organization After what felt like the longest second round in the history of professional sports drafting, the 2020 NHL Entry Draft is now in the books. For only the second time in the last six years, the Colorado Avalanche were didn’t have a pick in the top-10. Despite that, Joe Sakic and...2020
  • • 5 best free agent signings in Dallas Mavericks history
    As part of their competitive DNA, the Dallas Mavericks organization has always been known to make the bold, necessary move for the franchise. The Mavs have been known to draft cornerstone players throughout the course of their history to try and build a playoff-worthy squad. Though their trips to the NBA Finals have been few […] The post 5 best free agent signings in Dallas Mavericks history...2020
  • • Report: Damon Harrison set to visit Seahawks, Packers this week
    Free agent defensive tackle Damon Harrison is set to visit the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers in the coming days. According to Josina Anderson, the former Detroit Lions defender said he’s visiting Seattle on Tuesday with a scheduled trip to the Packers on Wednesday. Harrison is primarily a run stopping defensive tackle and [more]...2020
  • • Broncos sign Mike Purcell to extension through 2023
    Purcell had been scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2020 season....2020
  • • Abdelkader, Alzner and Hinostroza set to hit the open market
    Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Vinnie Hinostroza is a player who the Avalanche should look to bring in for their bottom-6 With the 2020 NHL Entry Draft only a few hours away, teams are starting to make roster moves to create flexibility. Veterans Justin Abdelkader and Karl Alzner have been placed on unconditional waivers by Detroit and Montreal respectively as both teams plan to buy out the pla...2020
  • • Nikita Zadorov to the Bruins?
    Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images With trade rumors swirling around Nikita Zadorov, Boston seems like a logical landing spot With the NHL offseason in full swing starting this week, the rumor mill has begun to work overtime. While the Colorado Avalanche have been connected to a number of big names as many pundits believe Joe Sakic is in “buy” mode, one player who is likely to find h...2020
  • • Browns sign Ryan Switzer to practice squad
    The Browns signed receiver Ryan Switzer to their practice squad, the team announced Thursday. Switzer is in his fourth NFL season out of North Carolina. He has remained a free agent since the Steelers cut him out of training camp. He entered the NFL as a fourth-round choice of the Cowboys in 2017. Dallas traded [more]...2020
  • • Francisco Lindor says Cleveland can afford to keep him: 'It's a billion-dollar team'
    Lindor is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2021 season...2020
  • • Five under the radar targets for the Colorado Avalanche to consider this offseason
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Free Agent rumors, scandals

  • • 5 best free agent signings in Orlando Magic history
    The topic of free agency will always be a little sour for the Orlando Magic. In 1996, Shaquille O’Neal shockingly left the team to join the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2000, it felt like the Magic landed a new franchise player in Grant Hill after signing him to a seven-year deal worth a whopping $92.8.million. […] The post 5 best free agent signings in Orlando Magic history appeared first on Clut...2020
  • • Nikita Zadorov to the Bruins?
    2020
  • • Conflicting Reports About Marc Gasol Signing Surface
    The Twittersphere is abuzz with speculation that Toronto Raptors free agent Marc Gasol may have played his last game in the NBA. A report out of Europe from FCB Barcelona podcast host Sergi Carmona states that the big man has signed a contract with FCB Barcelona but CNN’s Ernest Macia has refuted the claim. Raptors […] The post Conflicting Reports About Marc Gasol Signing Surface appea...2020
  • • Five under the radar targets for the Colorado Avalanche to consider this offseason
    2020
  • • Rumor: Mavs interested in making a run at Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell in free agency
    Montrezl Harrell and Luka Doncic exchanged multiple pleasantries during the first-round series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks. But is it possible the two could be teammates next year? Harrell will be a free agent this offseason, and Mike Fisher of Sports Illustrated reports “NBA gossip says the Mavs are interested.” The Mavs have […] The post Rumor: Mavs in...2020
  • • 2019-20 Player Review: Big Josh Anderson is a big question mark
    2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche showing interest in Coyotes defender Niklas Hjalmarsson
    2020
  • • Draymond Green warns Bucks of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s contract situation amid playoff struggles
    Golden State Warriors All-Star power forward Draymond Green said the Milwaukee Bucks need to win the NBA title this season or else the Giannis Antetokounmpo free agency speculation is going to ramp up even more. Antetokounmpo can become an unrestricted free agent in 2021 if he doesn’t sign the supermax extension with the Bucks this […] The post Draymond Green warns Bucks of Giannis Ant...2020
  • • Vladislav Kamenev confirms he’s leaving the Colorado Avalanche for the KHL
    Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NHLI via Getty Images Kamenev puts to rest the speculation over rumors that he’s leaving the Avalanche A few weeks ago, we reported that Colorado Avalanche forward Vladislav Kamenev was expected to sign with SKA St. Peterburg to play in the KHL next season. Despite the rumor Kamenev’s agent and other media outlets, the move has now been confirmed by the player himself. Ka...2020

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