It won’t necessarily make the Brewers any worse in 2015, depending on what they do next.
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Assuming it happens, things are about to get very interesting.
If the Nats get Scherzer, they could then look to deal a starting pitcher like Jordan Zimmermann. Remember him?
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.
Other pace of play changes could be in effect at the big league level for 2015.
The Cubs’ new catcher reunites with the well-traveled righty, and might be able to get something out of him.
A deal that could push a couple other moves around the league.
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.
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.
Adding a big-time arm to a rotation with some quality (and questions) would make the Cardinals all the more frustratingly good.