theScore's MLB offseason team needs series breaks down every club's roster and key departures, along with how holes could be filled in free agency ahead of the Dec. 4-7 winter meetings. Division previews will roll out daily through Nov. 30.AL EAST I NL EAST I AL WEST I AL CENTRAL I NL CENTRAL *Bolded names are players traded this offseasonArizona Diamondbacks Norm Hall / Getty Images Sport / Getty2023 record: 84-78 (2nd in NL West)Projected 40-man payroll: $114MKey departures: Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Evan Longoria, Tommy PhamNeeds: Corner outfield, DH, rotation depth, bullpen depthWhere the lineup stands ORDER PLAYER POSITION fWAR 1 Corbin Carroll (L) LF 6.0 2 Ketel Marte (S) 2B 4.2 3 Eugenio Su rez 3B 3.2 4 Christian Walker 1B 3.8 5 Alek Thomas (L) CF 0.5 6 Gabriel Moreno C 1.7 7 Dominic Fletcher (L) DH 0.6 8 Geraldo Perdomo (S) SS 2.7 9 Jake McCarthy (L) RF 0.1 The D-Backs crossed off one need just before Thanksgiving by acquiring Su rez from Seattle. Not only is he a significant upgrade over Longoria at third base, but he'll inject some much-needed power into the middle of the lineup. There's still more work to be done, though. McCarthy's regression this past season, combined with Gurriel's possible departure, makes adding another corner outfielder imperative. A platoon partner for Fletcher at DH would also be helpful given his struggles against left-handed pitching in Triple-A and the majors.How the rotation looks Daniel Shirey / Major League Baseball / Getty ROLE PITCHER THROWS fWAR 1 Zac Gallen R 5.2 2 Merrill Kelly R 3.2 3 Brandon Pfaadt R 0.3 4 Ryne Nelson R 0.7 5 Tommy Henry L 0.7 Pfaadt's emergence during the playoffs gives the D-Backs a third dependable starter behind Gallen and Kelly, but upgrades are still needed. Ideally, Pfaadt would pitch behind a No. 3 starter imported via either trade or free agency. One more starter would push either Nelson or Henry to the bullpen, increasing Arizona's overall pitching depth. The back of the bullpen is in a good spot with Sewald, Franco, and Castro. However, the club would welcome additional depth.Colorado Rockies Dustin Bradford / Getty Images Sport / Getty2023 record: 59-103 (5th)Projected 40-man payroll: $142MKey departures: Chase Anderson, Ty Blach, Tommy Doyle, Chris Flexen, Matt Koch, Brent SuterNeeds: Right field, pitching, bullpenWhere the lineup stands ORDER PLAYER POSITION fWAR 1 Charlie Blackmon (L) DH 0.8 2 Ezequiel Tovar SS 1.6 3 Nolan Jones (L) LF 3.7 4 Kris Bryant 1B -1.2 5 Brendan Rodgers 2B 0.0 6 Ryan McMahon (L) 3B 1.2 7 Elias D az C 0.0 8 Hunter Goodman RF -0.4 9 Brenton Doyle CF 0.9 This lineup needs work and has to add experience. Goodman started last season at Double-A and finished 2023 in Colorado thanks to his solid bat. While he's earned the right to compete for the Rockies' Opening Day right-field job in 2024, the team should still consider looking for someone else to man the position, at least in the short term. A natural catcher and first baseman, Goodman only started playing the outfield in 2023. He might benefit from more defensive seasoning at the position in Triple-A. It would also be a good idea for Colorado to add some insurance for the oft-injured Kris Bryant.How the rotation looks Jason O. Watson / Getty Images Sport / Getty ROLE PITCHER THROWS fWAR 1 Kyle Freeland L 1.2 2 Cal Quantrill R 0.7 3 Austin Gomber L 0.9 4 Ryan Feltner R 0.9 5 Peter Lambert R 0.2 Pitching, as usual, remains a major need for Colorado. Adding Quantrill as a potential bounce-back candidate was a nice pickup for this otherwise underwhelming rotation. It wouldn't be surprising if the Rockies signed a few veteran relievers to short-term deals with eyes on flipping them at the trade deadline, as they did this past summer with Brad Hand and Pierce Johnson.Los Angeles Dodgers Denis Poroy / Getty Images Sport / Getty2023 record: 100-62 (1st)Projected 40-man payroll: $151MKey departures: Ryan Brasier, Enrique Hern ndez, Joe Kelly, Clayton Kershaw, Lance Lynn, J.D. Martinez, Shelby Miller, David Peralta, Amed Rosario, Julio Ur as, Kolten WongNeeds: Starting pitching, relief pitching, DHWhere the lineup stands ORDER PLAYER POSITION fWAR 1 Mookie Betts 2B 8.3 2 Freddie Freeman (L) 1B 7.9 3 Will Smith C 4.4 4 Max Muncy (L) 3B 2.9 5 James Outman (L) CF 4.4 6 Jason Heyward (L) RF 2.2 7 Chris Taylor LF 1.9 8 Gavin Lux (L) SS DNP 9 Michael Busch (L) DH -0.5 Everyone knows the Dodgers will be in on Shohei Ohtani, but the offense needs more fine-tuning regardless of whether they sign him. Nevertheless, this is an excellent lineup, but without Martinez, there's an imbalance of left-handed bats. Whether at DH if Ohtani goes elsewhere or a primary left fielder who allows Taylor to move around the diamond, signing one more righty power bat should be on the Dodgers' to-do list. Heyward's return as a corner outfielder is welcomed, allowing Betts to continue in his utility role by playing second base against right-handers. However, he needs a platoon partner.How the rotation looks Ronald Martinez / Getty Images Sport / Getty ROLE PITCHER THROWS fWAR 1 Walker Buehler R N/A 2 Bobby Miller R 2.8 3 Ryan Pepiot R 0.4 4 Ryan Yarbrough L 0.2 5 Emmet Sheehan R 0.5 One way or another, the Dodgers' rotation will look different in 2024. The club will welcome Buehler's return from elbow surgery, and its youngsters provided hope for the future after being pressed into action last year due to a myriad of injuries. Yarbrough brings nice left-handed depth, but L.A. can, and should, easily find an upgrade for the No. 5 spot. More rotation depth is essential for the Dodgers to avoid repeating what happened last summer when multiple starters went down.San Diego Padres Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images Sport / Getty2023 record: 82-80 (3rd)Projected 40-man payroll: $189MKey departures: Scott Barlow, Garrett Cooper, Luis Garc a, Josh Hader, Rich Hill, Tim Hill, Seth Lugo, Nick Martinez, Austin Nola, Gary S nchez, Blake Snell, Michael WachaNeeds: Starting pitching, reliever, catcher, first baseWhere the lineup stands ORDER PLAYER POSITION fWAR 1 Xander Bogaerts SS 4.4 2 Fernando Tatis Jr. RF 4.4 3 Juan Soto (L) LF 5.5 4 Manny Machado 3B 3.5 5 Ha-Seong Kim 2B 4.4 6 Jake Cronenworth (L) 1B 1.0 7 Luis Campusano C 1.1 8 Matt Carpenter (L) DH -0.3 9 Trent Grisham (L) CF 1.7 The most important holes for the Padres to fill right now are at DH and first base. Carpenter turned back into a pumpkin last season, and he should be used, at best, in a platoon DH situation. However, a bench role might suit him best. San Diego could also potentially find an upgrade over Cronenworth, who could return to his roots as a utility player and bounce around the infield. Of course, all of this is assuming that Soto remains with the team. If he's traded, it not only opens up left field as an area of need, but it probably signals a rebuild or that a retool is in the offing. The Padres' offseason strategy would change entirely in that case.How the rotation looks Icon Sportswire / Icon Sportswire / Getty ROLE PITCHER THROWS fWAR 1 Joe Musgrove R 2.1 2 Yu Darvish R 2.4 3 Matt Waldron R 0.1 4 Pedro Avila R 0.6 5 Jay Groome L N/A This entire staff will take a hit with Snell and Hader likely departing in free agency. Musgrove and Darvish still give the Padres a solid duo atop the rotation, but they need help. Any team with Groome penciled in as its No. 5 should consider finding multiple viable back-end starters essential. Groome posted an 8.55 ERA and 2.10 WHIP in 30 starts at Triple-A in 2023 and has never pitched in the majors.San Francisco Giants Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images2023 record: 79-83 (4th)Projected 40-man payroll: $148MKey departures: Scott Alexander, Brandon Crawford, Jakob Junis, Sean Manaea, Joc Pederson, Alex WoodNeeds: Starting pitching, bullpen depth, center field, first baseWhere the lineup stands ORDER PLAYER POSITION fWAR 1 LaMonte Wade Jr. (L) 1B 2.1 2 Thairo Estrada 2B 3.9 3 Mike Yastrzemski (L) RF 1.8 4 Wilmer Flores DH 2.5 5 Michael Conforto (L) LF 1.1 6 J.D. Davis 3B 2.2 7 Luis Matos CF -0.4 8 Patrick Bailey (S) C 2.8 9 Marco Luciano SS 0.2 Matos had a difficult rookie season on both sides of the ball, so finding an upgrade at center field is essential if the Giants hope to get back into contention in 2024. Although they're less urgent, first base and DH would also be spots where president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi could get help. The next generation is ready to step in, as top prospect Marco Luciano will take over shortstop full time from Crawford next season.How the rotation looks Lachlan Cunningham / Getty Images Sport / Getty ROLE PITCHER THROWS fWAR 1 Logan Webb R 4.9 2 Anthony DeSclafani R 1.0 3 Ross Stripling R -0.3 4 Kyle Harrison L -0.1 5 Keaton Winn R 0.2 Webb is a luxury for the Giants and gives them certainty every five days. Behind him, it's a bit of a mess. Stripling had a difficult first season in San Francisco. While youngsters Winn and Harrison showed flashes of potential during late-season cameos, they're still largely unproven. Alex Cobb is also back but will start 2024 on the injured list after hip surgery. The bullpen, anchored by Camilo Doval and the Rogers twins, is a strength for this club.Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. 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Yastrzemski avoided arbitration with the Giants on Friday with a one-year, $7.9 million contract, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater have agreed to one-year contracts with the Giants for the 2024 MLB season.
Yastrzemski avoided arbitration with the Giants on Friday with a one-year, $7.9 million contract, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
MLB teams have until 8 p.m. ET on Friday to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players. Players who were tendered remain under team control, while those who went non-tendered are now free agents.Tendered players will negotiate with their clubs to determine a salary for the 2024 season, with an arbitrator deciding on a figure later this winter if the two sides fail to reach an agreement.Here's the list of every team's arbitration-eligible players. Salaries listed under "Contract" indicate agreed-upon deals. This post will be updated throughout the day. (Salary projections source: MLB Trade Rumors)Arizona Diamondbacks Player Projected Contract Zac Gallen $10.9M Kevin Ginkel $1.4M Kyle Lewis $1.16M Joe Mantiply $1.0M Paul Sewald $7.3M Ryan Thompson $1.3M Christian Walker $12.7M Atlanta Braves Player Projected Contract Kolby Allard $1.0M Yonny Chirinos $2.0M Max Fried $14.4M A.J. Minter $6.5M Michael Tonkin $1.0M Kyle Wright $1.4M Huascar Ynoa $1.0M Baltimore Orioles Player Projected Contract Keegan Akin $800K Danny Coulombe $2.2M Austin Hays $6.1M Sam Hilliard $1.1M Cole Irvin $1.8M Jorge Mateo $2.9M Ryan McKenna $740K John Means $5.93M Ryan Mountcastle $4.2M Cedric Mullins $6.4M Ryan O'Hearn $3.0M Cionel P rez $1.3M Anthony Santander $12.7M Dillon Tate $1.5M Ram n Ur as $2.0M Jacob Webb $1.2M Tyler Wells $2.3M Boston Red Sox Player Projected Contract Reese McGuire $1.7M Nick Pivetta $6.9M John Schreiber $1.3M Luis Ur as $4.7M Alex Verdugo $9.2M Chicago Cubs Player Projected Contract Adbert Alzolay $2.5M Codi Heuer $785K Mark Leiter Jr. $1.6M Nick Madrigal $1.9M Julien Merryweather $1.3M Justin Steele $4.1M Mike Tauchman $2.0M Patrick Wisdom $2.6M Chicago White Sox Player Projected Contract Dylan Cease $8.8M Garrett Crochet $900K Matt Foster $740K Michael Kopech $3.6M Nicky Lopez $3.9M Mike Soroka $3.0M Touki Toussaint $1.7M Andrew Vaughn $3.7M Cincinnati Reds Player Projected Contract Tejay Antone $900K Justin Dunn $900K Jake Fraley $2.2M Jonathan India $3.7M Derek Law $1.4M Nick Senzel $3.0M Lucas Sims $2.8M Tyler Stephenson $2.9M Alex Young $1.7M Cleveland Guardians Player Projected Contract Christian Bethancourt $2.3M Shane Bieber $12.2M Enyel De Los Santos $1.2M Sam Hentges $1.1M James Karinchak $1.9M Ram n Laureano $4.7M Triston McKenzie $1.8M Josh Naylor $7.2M Nick Sandlin $1.1M Colorado Rockies Player Projected Contract Jalen Beeks $1.8M Lucas Gilbreath $800K Austin Gomber $3.3M Peter Lambert $1.2M Cal Quantrill $6.6M Brendan Rodgers $3.3M Detroit Tigers Player Projected Contract Akil Baddoo $1.7M Casey Mize $1.2M Austin Meadows $4.3M Jake Rogers $2.0M Tarik Skubal $2.6M Spencer Turnbull $2.4M Houston Astros Player Projected Contract Bryan Abreu $2.0M Mauricio Dub n $3.1M Luis Garcia $2.1M Chas McCormick $3.1M Kyle Tucker $12.6M Jos Urquidy $3.5M Framber Valdez $12.1M Kansas City Royals Player Projected Contract Nick Anderson $1.6M Kris Bubic $2.4M Taylor Clarke $2.2M 1-year/$1.25M Carlos Hern ndez $1.3M Edward Olivares $1.8M Brady Singer $5.1M Josh Staumont $1.2M Josh Taylor $1.3M Los Angeles Angels Player Projected Contract Griffin Canning $2.5M Jos Quijada $1.0M Luis Rengifo $4.2M Patrick Sandoval $5.0M Jos Suarez $1.1M Taylor Ward $4.5M Los Angeles Dodgers Player Projected Contract Yency Almonte $1.9M Walker Buehler $8.03M Caleb Ferguson $2.3M J.P. Feyereisen $1.0M Gavin Lux $1.1M Victor Gonz lez $1.0M Brusdar Graterol $2.5M Dustin May $2.4M Evan Phillips $3.4M Will Smith $9.3M Alex Vesia $1.2M Ryan Yarbrough $3.8M Miami Marlins Player Projected Contract Luis Arraez $10.8M Anthony Bender $900K JT Chargois $1.2M Jazz Chisholm Jr. $2.8M Garrett Hampson $1.3M Jes s Luzardo $5.9M Steve Okert $1.2M A.J. Puk $1.8M Trevor Rogers $1.5M Jes s S nchez $2.0M Tanner Scott $5.8M Jacob Stallings $3.6M Milwaukee Brewers Player Projected Contract Willy Adames $12.4M Jake Bauers $1.7M Corbin Burnes $15.1M Adrian Houser $5.6M Hoby Milner $1.7M Joel Payamps $1.7M Tyrone Taylor $1.7M Rowdy Tellez $5.9M Devin Williams $6.5M Bryse Wilson $1.3M Brandon Woodruff $11.6M Minnesota Twins Player Projected Contract Jorge Alcala $1.0M Willi Castro $3.2M Kyle Farmer $6.6M Nick Gordon $1.0M Ryan Jeffers $2.3M Alex Kirilloff $1.7M Caleb Thielbar $3.0M New York Mets Player Projected Contract Pete Alonso $22.0M Jeff Brigham $1.1M Sam Coonrod $900K Trevor Gott $2.0M Luis Guillorme $1.7M Joey Lucchesi $2.0M David Peterson $2.0M Drew Smith $2.3M DJ Stewart $1.5M Daniel Vogelbach $2.6M New York Yankees Player Projected Contract Nestor Cortes $3.9M Kyle Higashioka $2.3M Clay Holmes $6.0M Michael King $2.6M Jonathan Lo isiga $2.5M Gleyber Torres $15.3M Jose Trevino $2.7M Lou Trivino $4.1M Oakland Athletics Player Projected Contract Miguel Andujar $2.2M Paul Blackburn $3.2M Seth Brown $2.4M Abraham Toro $1.3M Philadelphia Phillies Player Projected Contract Alec Bohm $4.3M Jake Cave $1.4M Dylan Covey $1.0M Josh Fleming $1.0M Jeff Hoffman $2.1M Edmundo Sosa $1.7M Gregory Soto $4.9M Garrett Stubbs $900K Ranger Su rez $4.7M Pittsburgh Pirates Player Projected Contract David Bednar $4.7M Ryan Borucki $1.3M JT Brubaker $2.3M Mitch Keller $6.0M Connor Joe $2.0M San Diego Padres Player Projected Contract Scott Barlow $7.1M Trent Grisham $4.9M Tim Hill $2.4M Adrian Morejon $900K Austin Nola $2.3M Juan Soto $33.0M San Francisco Giants Player Projected Contract J.D. Davis $6.8M Thairo Estrada $4.8M Tyler Rogers $3.2M Austin Slater $3.6M LaMonte Wade Jr. $3.3M Mike Yastrzemski $7.3M Seattle Mariners Player Projected Contract Ty France $7.2M Logan Gilbert $4.9M Sam Haggerty $800K Josh Rojas $3.5M Trent Thornton $1.4M Justin Topa $1.5M Luis Torrens $1.3M St. Louis Cardinals Player Projected Contract Dylan Carslon $1.8M Tommy Edman $6.5M Ryan Helsley $3.0M Dakota Hudson $3.7M Andrew Knizner $2.0M Tyler O'Neill $5.5M JoJo Romero $900K Jake Woodford $1.1M Tampa Bay Rays Player Projected Contract Jason Adam $3.0M Tyler Alexander $2.4M 1-year/TBD Shawn Armstrong $1.8M Randy Arozarena $9.0M Aaron Civale $4.6M Andrew Kittredge $2.3M Zack Littell $1.7M Shane McClanahan $3.6M Isaac Paredes $3.2M Colin Poche $2.1M Harold Ramirez $4.4M Drew Rasmussen $2.2M Texas Rangers Player Projected Contract Brock Burke $1.1M Matt Bush $2.1M Dane Dunning $3.4M Adolis Garc a $6.6M Jonah Heim $3.6M Jonathan Hern ndez $1.3M Nathaniel Lowe $8.8M Brett Martin $1.3M Josh Sborz $900K Leody Taveras $2.4M Toronto Blue Jays Player Projected Contract Cavan Biggio $3.7M G nesis Cabrera $1.4M Adam Cimber $3.2M Santiago Espinal $2.5M Vladimir Guerrero Jr. $20.4M Alejandro Kirk $2.6M Danny Jansen $5.2M Tim Mayza $3.3M Nate Pearson $800K Trevor Richards $2.4M Jordan Romano $7.7M Erik Swanson $2.7M Daulton Varsho $5.5M Washington Nationals Player Projected Contract Kyle Finnegan $5.1M Luis Garcia $2.4M Hunter Harvey $2.2M Tanner Rainey $1.5M 1-year/$1.5M Victor Robles $2.7M 1-year/$2.65M Lane Thomas $7.0M Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. 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