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Morning Mound Visit: There’s a wave of non-tenders coming

Teams prepare to cut costs; What Kim Ng has to work with; Michael Cuddyer’s street magic

National League Wild Card Game 2: Miami Marlins v. Chicago Cubs Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Eric Longenhagen | FanGraphs: With as many club options that were declined, we’re likely to see a higher number of players non-tendered this offseason. Eric Longenhagen looked at which types of players are most likely to be cut loose and what the glut of new free agents means for the league going forward.

Matthew Trueblood | Baseball Prospectus $: Kim Ng finally got hired to be the general manager of a major league ballclub, but since this is 2020 and every bit of good news is followed by a monkey’s paw putting down a finger, that ballclub is the Marlins. Cheap jokes aside, it’s worth taking a closer look at what exactly Ng has to work with.

TJ Gorsegner | Twinkie Town: The 2021 Hall of Fame ballot was officially sent out on Monday, and the first-time names look rather light. However, one of those names—Michael Cuddyer—is a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame of a very real and not-at-all fictional guild of magicians.