#Hot Corner

Understanding MLB free agency rumor phraseology

There are several buzz phrases you'll read this offseason regarding free agents, much of it confusing. Here's a helpful guide:

"[team] is looking at [player]."

All teams look at all players. The Pirates are probably looking at Josh Hamilton, perhaps in bewilderment.

"[team] is interested in [player]."

The team looked at the player and likes what they see. Don't we all.

"[player] is a good fit for [team]"

The sportswriter is moonlighting as a general manager. All baseball players fit on all teams. In fact, 100 percent of baseball rosters are comprised of baseball players.

"[team] has been in contact with [player]."

This is a notch or two above being interested, but still miles away from being signed.

"[player] "has agreed to terms..."

The contact with the player went well! He will most likely play for your team...

"...pending a physical"

...Assuming the player isn't dead.

"Edwin Jackson"

Your team is going to sign Edwin Jackson.

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