Liam Hendriks RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chicago White Sox Sign Closer Liam Hendriks To A Four-Year, $54 Million Deal

    Chicago Tribune "The 2020 Chicago White Sox season ended when Oakland Athletics closer Liam Hendriks struck out Nomar Mazara for the final out of Game 3 of the AL wild-card series. Hendriks will try to aid the Sox in their bid for a lengthy postseason run in 2021 and beyond after reportedly signing..." January 12

  • Pursuit of Liam Hendriks highlights Blue Jays' under-the-radar bullpen need

    Sportsnet "When Liam Hendriks visited the Toronto Blue Jays complex on Monday, it seemed to come out of the blue considering the club’s pursuit of position player stars George Springer and DJ LeMahieu -- as well as the holes in their rotation. No one would dispute that..." January 08

  • Astros enter Liam Hendriks sweepstakes

    The Score "The Houston Astros are focused on signing free-agent closer Liam Hendriks, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Houston reportedly wanted to add Hendriks and reliever Blake Treinen, who re-signedwith the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. " January 06

  • Liam Hendriks posted historic FIP in 2020

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland A’s will almost certainly lose Liam Hendriks this winter. Their All-Star closer, and the reigning AL Reliever of the Year, is a free agent who figures to land well beyond their modest price range, so as usual another big name will leave town. But for now the..." January 04

  • Star closer Liam Hendriks seen visiting Blue Jays' complex in Dunedin

    Sportsnet "Closer Liam Hendriks, the top reliever available in free agency, was seen Monday visiting the Toronto Blue Jays’ new complex in Dunedin, Fla., according to a source. The recruitment visit for the 31-year-old suggests he’s among the priority targets for his former..." January 04

  • Mets Among Five Teams Showing Interest in Liam Hendriks

    Mets Merized Online "According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Mets are among five teams currently showing interest in right-handed reliever Liam Hendriks. Passan notes that the Dodgers, Astros, Blue Jays, and White Sox are the other four teams. Hendriks is easily the top reliever on the free..." December 14

  • White Sox Interested In Liam Hendriks, Michael Brantley

    MLB Trade Rumors "It’s been a busy couple of days for the White Sox, who acquired Lance Lynn in a trade with the Rangers and then signed Adam Eaton to a one-year, $7MM deal.  However, the Pale Hose aren’t done yet, as The Athletic’s Jayson Stark (Twitter link) reports..." December 08

  • Giants, Phillies in on Liam Hendriks "Liam Hendriks has transformed himself into one of the very best relievers in baseball the past two years, featuring a 1.79 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, a 13.1 K/9 rate and 39 saves in 99 appearances across 2019-20. Combine that with a six-season run of being relatively durable -- outside of a groin..." December 04

  • Projecting Contracts for Top 2020 MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Predicting where free agents will sign and how much they will be paid is an annual tradition for MLB fans and analysts alike, and this year is no exception. However, the basis for those contract predictions is not always clear. Are they based on recent market trends? A..." November 30

  • Do Phillies need Liam Hendriks more than J.T. Realmuto? "The Phillies’ bullpen was a mess in 2020, posting the highest ERA (7.06) in MLB and contributing to the team’s 28-32 record. Philadelphia ended up missing the postseason by a single game and is now in danger of losing star catcher J.T. Realmuto to free agency. Re-signing..." November 23

  • Ex-MLB GM Believes Red Sox Among ‘Best Fits’ For These Top Free Agents

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox have money to spend this offseason after resetting their luxury tax in 2020. This pliability is enviable, especially if prices on the open market drop due to the inherent uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. But it hardly guarantees the Red..." November 03

  • Liam Hendriks, Devin Williams named Relievers of Year "Athletics right-hander Liam Hendriks won the 2020 Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award presented by The Hartford, and Brewers rookie Devin Williams won the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award, it was announced on..." October 24

  • Five Free Agent Relievers Boston Could Target

    NESN "Regardless of the time of year, Major League Baseball teams always are looking for bullpen help. Even the ones that seemingly have a great cast of relievers constantly are looking for ways to shore up their pitching staff. However, there might be no team in greater need of bullpen..." October 13

  • Liam Hendriks: A's Will Prove They're Best Team in AL West During Astros Series

    Bleacher Report "The Oakland Athletics won the American League West during the 60-game, COVID-19 pandemic-shortened regular season, but that division crown will mean much less if they are unable to defeat the Houston Astros in the second round of the playoffs.   "I..." October 02