Marcus Semien RUMORS & NEWS

  • What going back to Oakland means for new Blue Jay Marcus Semien

    Sportsnet "For the 10th time in the plate appearance, Marcus Semien was squinting out towards the mound, waiting for his pitch. It was only the seventh game of the 2021 season for Semien and the Toronto Blue Jays, but they’d already found themselves in a rather tense spot — bottom of the 10th,..." May 03

  • Blue Jays' Marcus Semien becoming 'steward of the game' as role with MLBPA grows

    Sportsnet "Over the winter, after the most demanding year he’d faced since first being elected as the player union-representative for the Oakland Athletics in 2017, Marcus Semien decided to pursue a bigger role with the players association. Five seats were open on the executive..." March 20

  • Exploring how Blue Jays' Marcus Semien can rediscover elite offensive form

    Sportsnet "When the Toronto Blue Jays added Marcus Semien to their infield on a one-year, $18 million contract, it was clear they were getting an impact player. His defence, in particular, should be a boon to a Blue Jays team that hasn’t fielded the ball well in recent..." February 05

  • Hesitant market led Marcus Semien to ‘really special’ opportunity with Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "Marcus Semien waded into this hesitant free-agent market uncertain of what to expect. As an established, MVP-calibre shortstop admired for his strength of character and influence on others as well as his on-field performance, interest would presumably be robust. A down year amid the..." February 02

  • Athletics reeling over losing Marcus Semien to Blue Jays: 'He was our leader'

    Sportsnet "In an ideal world for the Toronto Blue Jays, new addition Marcus Semien rediscovers the form that earned him a third-place finish in American League MVP voting in 2019. But even if Semien doesn't return to being an offensive juggernaut, the young Blue Jays will..." January 31

  • Marcus Semien addition helps Blue Jays' defence, raises team's offensive ceiling

    Sportsnet "A week and a half ago, the Toronto Blue Jays had almost nothing to show for their off-season. Now that they’ve added Tyler Chatwood, Kirby Yates, George Springer and Marcus Semien this roster suddenly looks much different -- and much better -- than..." January 27

  • Blue Jays land Marcus Semien on 1-year, $18M deal

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays and free-agent shortstop Marcus Semien agreed to a one-year, $18-million contract, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. Semien has spent most of his career at shortstop, though it's possible that he could move off the position due..." January 26

  • Twins, Brewers Have Talked With Marcus Semien "Two new teams can be added to the list of potential Marcus Semien suitors, as SKOR North’s Darren Wolfson reports (Twitter link) that the Twins and Brewers have each spoken with representatives for the free-agent shortstop. While Semien might not necessarily join one of those..." January 26

  • Dodgers eyeing Marcus Semien in case Justin Turner doesn't return

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers missed out on DJ LeMahieu in free agency, and Marcus Semien is on their list of infield alternatives in case they can't reunite with Justin Turner, sources told The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. The club could deploy..." January 18

  • Phillies, Red Sox join Reds, A's in pursuit of Marcus Semien

    Mass Live "The Boston Red Sox are among the teams who “have been involved to some extent in negotiations” free agent Marcus Semien, The Athletic’s Jim Bowden reported Wednesday. The Phillies, Reds and Athletics also have been involved, Bowden noted. The 30-year-old..." January 13

  • Marcus Semien Getting Interest At Other Infield Positions "Marcus Semien’s market has extended beyond just shortstop-needy teams, as FanSided’s Robert Murray reports that “a few” clubs have inquired about Semien as a second baseman or third baseman. Semien has played exclusively at shortstop over the last six seasons,..." December 07

  • Marcus Semien Getting Interest At Other Infield Positions

    MLB Trade Rumors "Marcus Semien’s market has extended beyond just shortstop-needy teams, as FanSided’s Robert Murray reports that “a few” clubs have inquired about Semien as a second baseman or third baseman.  Semien has played exclusively at shortstop over the last six..." December 06

  • Marcus Semien drawing interest from teams looking to move him from SS

    The Score "Marcus Semien's list of free-agent suitors is growing, but some of the clubs involved in discussions want him to switch positions. The former Oakland Athletics shortstop is drawing interest from several teams, with a few asking him about his ability to play second or third base,..." 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

  • Pros and cons for the big 3 FA shortstops "In any other year, this would be a boon time for teams looking to sign a shortstop. The headlining shortstops of this winter’s free-agent class in Didi Gregorius, Marcus Semien and Andrelton Simmons might represent three of the 10 best..." November 23