Quite a busy couple days already, and this is a rumor round-up if anything slipped between your cracks. That … sounds bad.
MLB News and Rumors
Should the Cubs try to grab a bat on the cheap? Is it actually worth pursuing?
The Cubs have reportedly met with reps for Lester and Hammel. Interest in Torii Hunter remaining? Another bullpen option? Tons to get into here.
He could be the rare free agent who returns to the team who traded him. The Red Sox may be willing to bid big.
We’ll see if Robertson remains a rumored target for the Cubs, and if Liriano becomes one.
That would be quite a surprise, given the known interest.
What this does to the rest of the Mets’ offseason is a very interesting question.
If that demand holds, it’s very hard to see the Phillies moving Hamels this offseason.
Even if the Cubs aren’t involved, there’s a potential impact to the pitching market here.
Two important steps in the offseason, which is chugging along.
There is a large set worth checking out, including Lester, Scherzer, Shields, Martin, Robertson and more.
Jed Hoyer suggests the Cubs may not be inclined to trade for a pitcher when there are free agents out there.
The All-Star Series starts next week and features a number of MLB’s biggest stars, at least on the positional side.
Maddon leaves behind an organization, a fan base, and a community with which he was very connected.
Although it tentatively seems like Kim might not be a big name, Yang may very well be someone to watch.
The Yankees seem to be telling anyone who will listen that they really aren’t going after Jon Lester or Max Scherzer.