This is too fun not to discuss, even if the chances it goes anywhere are extraordinarily remote. Have at it.
Chicago Cubs Rumors
Another competitor for one of the top arms, it seems. Also, any update on the expected price?
At least one local Boston writer feels like everyone already knows that the Red Sox won’t be re-signing Jon Lester.
The Cubs have two hitting coach spots to fill, but Manny Ramirez may not be the guy this time around.
Each could check the “veteran” box while providing platoon-ish offense. But how does the rest of the outfield shake out?
The next big name from Japan could be Kenta Maeda. But no one thought he was going to get so much money.
Max Scherzer is now a free agent. Will the Tigers go nuts to keep him? Did he make a mistake by rejecting their first offer?
That comes from Sahadev Sharma. Where Tomas lands and how much he gets remains very important, though.
The Phillies reportedly scouted the Cubs in the final week of the season, and are looking to get younger.
Hoyer laid it out pretty plainly today on the radio with Kap & Haugh.
Although he’ll turn 33 before next season, Shields has been one of the most consistent and durable starters in baseball.
Drilling down into the most important items, including what’s coming this offseason and next year.
Lester is focused on the playoffs, but is excited to get excited about free agency. How good was he this year, and how much will he get?
If he tries to duplicate Brian McCann’s five-year, $85 million deal, he might not get it. But I doubt he’s too far off.