MLB Rumors: Cubs eye sleeper, Red Sox seek bargain ace, Jung-Hoo Lee fits
Hot Picks in International Free Agency: Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Korean centerfielder Jung-Hoo Lee are making waves in international free agency.
Lee's Impending Decision: Lee is expected to be posted in early December, offering a 30-day window for teams to sign him.
Teams Eyeing Lee: The New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and San Diego Padres are among the teams interested in Lee, though there's a chance he might wait until next season to make the MLB leap.
Concerns and Considerations: Despite his defensive prowess, concerns linger about Lee's power hitting and past ankle injuries.
Red Sox's Free-Agent Strategy: The Boston Red Sox, in a Black Friday scenario, secured pitcher Jordan Montgomery, a reliable option after a strong postseason with the Texas Rangers.
Montgomery's Journey: Montgomery faced challenges in the 2023 season, starting with the St. Louis Cardinals, leading to questions about his suitability as a top-line starter.
Boston's Rotation Revamp: Looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2023, Boston eyes Montgomery for a rotation facelift, acknowledging the need for experience.
Cubs' Free Agency Plans: The Chicago Cubs plan significant spending in free agency, with Shohei Ohtani as a dream target.