The back-up catching option I suggested just a few days ago. I like this move.
Month: November 2013
It’s a densely packed ballot, and picking the right guys could be tricky.
Sahadev Sharma writes about extending or trading Samardzija, and whether a trade necessarily signals a longer rebuild.
Not just praise, but insight. Interesting thoughts all around.
The Cubs’ park is Cubs Park. Fitting, I guess, but also fairly sterile. I suspect a sponsor will come at some point.
It’s not often you see a prospect with a .358 slugging also put up a .358 wOBA. It takes a whole lot of walking.
The top ballpark in baseball? Is that even a serious question?
The Dodgers grab another starting pitcher, but it might not have a huge impact on the landscape.
Some more background on the guys you might not know as well.
If the Cubs are going to part with Samardzija now, it’ll be expensive. As it should be.
Each is about as good as a minor league free agent pitcher signing gets. Which is to say, not super sexy, but interesting.
There isn’t a timeline to “go for it,” and there is no frustration about a lack of money.
Cardinals making moves, Samardzija rumors, posting system hopes, a minor signing, and more.
They’re reportedly heading to the States to try and hammer out a deal. Masahiro Tanaka’s future hangs in the balance.
It’s a lot of money to commit to a recently-suspended player, but it’s a clear upgrade for the already-solid Cardinals.
Does Jed Hoyer think the Cubs messed up their All-Star shortstop? Nah. Come on, you didn’t really think he’d say that.
They may be trying to put together a package for Samardzija.
Not an unreasonable contract for a guy who was destined for the American League. So what does it mean for the Yankees’ spending plans?
The 29-year-old right-handed-hitter had a brutal 2013 season, but could be a platoon option.