Baker was a lot of fun in 2014, and now he’s off to the Mariners on a minor league deal.
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It could be a very slight ding to the Pirates’ overall roster in 2015. They’re no worse with respect to their starters, but they lose a little depth.
There are some crazy things going on behind the scenes, and they could lead to Moncada finally being available soon. That’s probably not great news.
The complicated relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, and the impending changes thereto, could have Moncada caught in the middle.
With each day that goes by without a big-time extension, the post-2015 pitching class becomes potentially more ridiculous.
And here’s why that’s a good thing. No, not the banning shifts part, but the “open” part.
A few signings to go over, the latest on James Shields and Cole Hamels, a Cubs arbitration case, and more.
They’ve typically been mentioned as among the primary suitors, but you wonder whether they’ll be in at the expected price tag.
The Brewers could certainly use help in their bullpen, but I’m not sure this makes too much of a difference.
Which will immediately make you wonder about the Welington Castillo trade market. And then you wonder whether carrying three catchers is suddenly plausible.
Colby Rasmus has found a home, which leads to an interesting question. Also: where is James Shields going to wind up? Will Cole Hamels ever be traded?
This could be one of the first pace-of-play initiatives installed in 2015.
It’s no surprise the Cubs remain interested. The question remains the timing. But the Rangers, interestingly, provide a glimmer of hope.
It won’t necessarily make the Brewers any worse in 2015, depending on what they do next.
Assuming it happens, things are about to get very interesting.