The Red Sox’s offer to Lester was a mere opening, so upward movement is expected. Meanwhile, some execs still predict Lester winds up with the Cubs.
Archive for 2014
When we look at the caliber of opponents that guys like Hamels, Lester, Scherzer, and Shields have actually faced, how do they stack up?
Tim Wilken might be contacted by the Diamondbacks for an interview. Also: are the Cardinals going to get aggressive?
Eligible minor leaguers must be rostered today to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. That means things will happen around the league and on the Cubs.
The offer may have come last week, and is longer than four years (no surprise). On the Cubs’ side, Ryan Dempster says Lester’s interest is genuine.
Those writing about Moncada seem to think he’s not going to wait until July to sign.
It’s fun to discuss, isn’t it? And it’s not like it’s an unrealistic discussion, at that.
So much to discuss this morning. I don’t even know where to start. So I’ll just start.
Let the negotiations begin. How high might things go? Also: many words of caution about the Red Sox, and about the Cubs’ pitching future.
Even in a bad contract swap, I’m not sure Swisher is the right guy for the Cubs.
Lester reportedly came to Chicago today, and will head to Atlanta later in the week. Also: Cardinals, because of course.
It’s amazing what a difference the 2014 season made. Masterson remains an interesting target.
After one great year, the 31-year-old lefty cashed in. Maybe this won’t be a good year to buy a reliever.
The 23-year-old lefty had a huge 2014 season, and capped it off with a great run in the AFL.
Martin’s deal with the Blue Jays is heavily backloaded, which comes with plusses and minuses. More importantly, what’s next?