The Cubs could be in on a top international youngster, and some early talk about the bullpen.
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The Royals have got themselves a reputation at this point. Jeff Samardzija got in the middle of this one.
The Brewers are already 2-13, and there’s bad news beyond that. Also much more of the latest from around the game.
Angered by too much information getting out there about his players’ availability, Price loses it.
The Indians have lost catcher Yan Gomes for a month or two … are they going to make a move?
The Reds are already calling out Jason Heyward, claiming a dirty slide. Also: much more on yesterday’s win, and a smoothie update, since folks have asked.
An infielder trade may be something the Cubs eventually confront, but it still seems way too early.
Three teams expected to be bad, and they’re the only three teams in the NL without a loss. Small sample weirdness!
Another arbitration-level extension for a positional player – and an important one on an NL Central competitor.
That’ll be four straight National League parks, so don’t expect 2019 to go to the Cubs.
The four-year deal kicks in after this season, and pays the young righty a healthy annual rate.
Given where the Padres are in the contention picture, everything they add is a potential additional hurdle for teams like the Cubs.
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Important things happening around the league as Opening Day approaches.
Just a few rumor-y bits to discuss as rosters come closer to being set.
Although he was slowed by an abdominal strain early in Spring Training, Wainwright will be out there as expected.
“In accordance with long established practice under the Basic Agreement, a club has an unfettered right to determine which players are part of its opening-day roster.”
It felt like Bryant was going to be held up as the example for this issue, and sure enough, he is.