If the Nats get Scherzer, they could then look to deal a starting pitcher like Jordan Zimmermann. Remember him?
Chicago Cubs Rumors
Much more on the Cubs’ outfield situation, including possible fits.
The Cardinals have extended Lance Lynn (kind of), and the Astros have had discussions about trading Dexter Fowler.
Given the construction of the team, that makes a lot of sense.
Does adding Gattis spur the Astros to trade a catcher? (Impact Castillo market?) Or do they move an outfielder? (Say, Dexter Fowler?)
The Cubs’ chances for a meaningful shot at the Cuban prospect just took another hit.
The Diamondbacks are all over the rumor mill right now, with their immediate future connected to many teams, including the Cubs.
It sounds like they are, though it’s not clear whether they want a starter or another complementary type. Let’s discuss.
Things get financial for arbitration-eligible players this week. Here’s the Cubs’ list, and what you can expect to happen.
Are the Tigers going to finally make a strong push to retain Max Scherzer? And what’s happening with James Shields?
The teams have been connected before. For now, the Diamondbacks aren’t interested in trading for a catcher at the prices they’ve heard.
Well, crud. Sounds like the A’s got the duo for a reasonable price.
It’s still a long shot that the Cubs will ever be in a position to make an offer with a realistic shot of being accepted.
You don’t want to sell out for 2015, but the Cubs really are in a good spot to be able to – and to want to – add a guy like Zobrist.
The D-backs have still got to fill the Miguel Montero-sized hole behind the plate. The O’s, on the other hand, just picked up a catcher.
It remains deeply implausible that the Cubs would break camp with three catchers on the 25-man roster, so something’s gotta give eventually.