It’s still unknown if and when the Cubs will do a little Spring cleaning. Also, the latest on the big Cuban names, and much more.
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Alex Rodriguez says he’s sorry in cursive. Great reads on whether to take a minor league deal and calculating pitcher WAR, and more.
When “not out” is as far as you can go, that’s probably not saying much. Such is the case here, where Moncada remains very likely to go to another team, and soon.
The latest and greatest from around baseball, including an 88-year-old fantasy camper charging the mound.
It’s very unlikely at this point that Hamels opens the season with any other team but the Phillies. Still, there’s a lot of interest.
I don’t think it’s an unreasonably low mark, but I think the Cubs are more likely to reach 82 wins this year than to finish .500 or worse.
This could cut a number of ways. Clearer path for the Cubs to deal a back-end guy? Or is the market really bad?
The problem of the expanding bottom of the strike zone has likely been a significant factor in falling offensive production.
It turns out there’s another wrinkle to James Shields’ deal with the Padres: an opt-out clause.
The Cubs had interest at one time, but things have changed since then. The Phillies would be best served making a deal soon, but will they actually do it?
It still sounds like a decision is coming much sooner than would put the Cubs in the race.
There are not words to properly describe the knowing absurdity of this video. I really want a Cubs version.
The money was actually extremely close, and Shields chose the better fit. I still don’t register too much disappointment.
Every win is going to count in the NL Central this year, so any impact to the Brewers here is notable.
One of the best stories of last year now has a decidedly unhappy ending. You just feel terrible for the kids.
Given where we are in the offseason, there’s a surprising amount to discuss.