September 17, 2021

Roster Roundup: Early Offseason Edition (FanGraphs)

If there is one month when even the most diehard baseball fans tend to check out and focus their attention elsewhere, it’s probably November. It’s not that things don’t happen — eight managerial vacancies have been filled, a few of the top free agents have signed, and 118 minor leaguers have been added to their parent club’s 40-man rosters — but the offseason rarely picks up much steam until the Winter Meetings begin. So it’s understandable if you might need to get caught up on all of the recent comings and goings around the league.

I have compiled that list for you here, along with links to the applicable RosterResource depth charts and payroll pages, and analysis from FanGraphs writers for each of the more notable moves.

National League

Arizona Diamondbacks | Depth Chart | Payroll
Free Agent Signings

Lost Off Waivers

Added to 40-Man Roster

Atlanta Braves | Depth Chart | Payroll
Free Agent Signings

Added to 40-Man Roster

Chicago Cubs | Depth Chart | Payroll
Trade Acquisitions/Waiver Claims

  • P Jharel Cotton acquired from Oakland Athletics for cash considerations.
    • The Cubs are taking a flyer on a pitcher who will be more than two years removed from Tommy John…

Click here to read the whole article at FanGraphs