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Lukewarm Stove: Giants on Cain Next, Rivero Extension, Granderson Signs, Ricketts on Collusion, More
More is coming in the wake of today’s McCutchen trade, and the Pirates didn’t stop there. Also: Ricketts doesn’t see the collusion angle.
Giants and Pirates Reportedly in “Serious Talks” About Andrew McCutchen Trade (UPDATE: It’s Happening)
The next piece moved out for the Pirates?
A very nice complementary piece for one of the best teams in the NL.
The Cubs’ left fielder was looking great this weekend, and it could help him in a number of ways.
The pace-of-play changes are coming, but can the players at least get a little something out of it?
This could be a huge year for the Cubs on the pitching side. Also: is Joe Maddon going to get an extension?
The latest from the rumor mill, including the Cardinals not so focused on the bullpen (or so they say).
Obsessive Yu Darvish Watch: Yankees Reportedly Think They Can Get Him for Five Years and $80-$90 Million
That cannot be possible. Right?
“Players from that era owe us a little bit of honesty.”
Willson Contreras shares a surprising story about the Jon Lester pick-off, and the jaws and mic dropped.
Three deals today around baseball, and more from the rumor mill.
That’ll take the Astros out of the market for the big free agent starters.
A smattering of updates from the Cubs’ business crew.
Quite the bargain for the Twins.
“Who wouldn’t want Bryce Harper on their team?”
Tracking Cubs Arbitration Figures and Deals: Wilson, Hendricks, La Stella, Bryant, and Russell Avoid Arb (UPDATES)
We’ll keep tracking the arbitration updates here throughout the day.
Top six certainly seems fair, even before the offseason is complete.
Anthony Rizzo does karaoke, too! Also, Kris Bryant is very good.
The Dodgers are hanging around, and the Yankees are affirmatively interested. But neither can make it work financially just yet.
Keeping the excellent front office talent in the building.
We’re Already to the Point Where Big Name Free Agents Are Willing to Wait Until Spring Training to Sign
The first “hold out until Spring” threat is on the table, as JD Martinez (and, notably, Scott Boras) seem content to wait.
Sounds Like a Lot of Teams – Including Cardinals and Brewers – Want to Get Jake Arrieta on the Cheap
If the Cubs want Arrieta for short-term, the’ve got competition from at least five other teams.
The Cubs’ bullpen looks incredibly different if Wilson is as good as he usually is.
You’re Going to Get Mad at Me: Yu Darvish Reportedly Narrows List of Teams … to Five (UPDATE: Darvish Says It’s Six)
The Cubs are still sitting relatively pretty, but if all five teams are hoping for a bargain, Darvish might prefer the Rangers.
I Didn’t Know Anyone Was Allowed to Sign Right Now: Jay Bruce Returning to Mets – 3 Years, $39 Million
That’s about the deal he was expected to get, which is notable.