Another arbitration-level extension for a positional player – and an important one on an NL Central competitor.
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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.
Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia has been bit by the injury bug again. We’ll see how much depth they have left.
MiLB, in partnership with MLB, will implement pace-of-game rules changes with penalties beginning May 1. The 20-second pitch clock is the big one.
The conversation reaches all the way to the top.
The Tigers are talking to David Price’s camp about an extension.
Olivera could be very good with the bat, but his arm remains a question. As does where the Dodgers will play him.
Game 162 of this season for all teams will start at the same time from coast to coast. Remember how awesome the last day of 2011 was?
The Yelich and Eaton extensions are of particular interest given the Cubs’ crop of young minor leaguers.
The Padres have lost their backup catcher for a long time, and could be looking to make an addition. But does Castillo really make sense?