Last week was crazy busy, but the week ahead may be holiday chill.
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With a couple of top framers in the fold, yes, you can expect to hear about this a lot in 2015.
It’s probably not the Cubs, though they haven’t been ruled out just yet.
Not that you can take too much from it, but crushing is always better than scuffling.
The implication there being that the Giants will not come desperately begging for Luis Valbuena.
Ross, 37, is a great back-up, and converts Welington Castillo into a tradable asset.
Lavarnway, 27, has always had a quality bat, but has never broken through.
The Marlins improve by picking up a new third baseman, and the Yankees get a young arm.
If true, Peterson would seem to be a depth piece in the outfield, and reserve first baseman if that ever became necessary.
The two sides have reportedly been discussing Troy Tulowitzki for a while, though a deal still seems unlikely.
An earlier report had Ross agreeing to a deal with the Padres, but that may not yet be the case.
Motte comes with big upside, and the ability to stabilize a young bullpen. If he’s healthy.
There’s a back-up catcher going from the Padres to the Red Sox. Both teams were in on Ross, along with the Cubs.
We like to discuss projections around this time of year, but is there much usefulness in it? Surprise: the answer is yes and no.
The bring in a power righty for potential bullpen depth, and sign a couple young IFAs.
Gotta love a Friday morning mystery. (UPDATE: As unbelievable as it is, Upton is going to the Padres.)