Seattle Mariners 

Towers’ deals suggest wait-and-see approach

Kevin Towers has done it again. In the past calendar year, several of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ GM’s antic-like decisions have baffled many baseball observers. Whether it’s his perplexing fascination with gritty players, his obsessive insistence upon having his pitching staff hit more batters, or his unusual habit of talking down his own players before trading them, he simply has been confusing. But one thing is for certain: Towers isn’t afraid to buck the industry consensus on player value. The return on some of the deals he’s made, particularly since he took…

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Seattle Mariners 

McCann a great match for Yankees

The New York Yankees are working on retaining the services of second baseman Robinson Cano, but they’ve already made an impact on the free agent market. In the early weeks of free agency, catchers have been flying off the shelves at a crazy rate. In fact as of Tuesday, six backstops have already received major league deals. Of the approximate $230 million that clubs have shelled out to position players since the market opened, $120.5 million, or 52 percent, has gone towards catchers. The majority of that money went to…

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