Moncada is still not cleared to sign with an MLB team, which is significant. Also: the young man is a beast.
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It serves as a reminder about the fleeting nature of prospect asset value.
I see the merit in some team picking up Byrd, but the Reds? Giving up a quality pitching prospect to get him?
A final Lukewarm Stove to close out the year, mostly looking at the outfield.
Some of the strange moments from 2014, and a couple highlights, too.
Smith’s lefty bat would fit very nicely into the Mariners’ outfield. Well, he’d fit into many outfields …
The Scherzer market is likely to heat up soon. You may even see the Cubs mentioned, as they already have been. But I don’t see it.
Does this mean a Ben Zobrist trade is on the way? Or a Yunel Escobar deal? Are the Rays rebuilding or retooling?
Unsexy and unlikely names, and the outfield trade activity that could be on the way.
It’s fun to discuss Zobrist because of his unique value. But if he’s traded, it seems like there will be stronger suitors than the Cubs.
Not that you should hope on Hendricks to be the next Webb, but the latter’s story makes for an interesting reminder.
Some rumor-y bits to float you through the very lukewarm holiday period.
What exactly did the Pirates – who don’t really need an infielder – get for themselves? Should we be bummed or nervous?
There is your surprise mystery team.
A number of important international free agency bits to discuss with respect to the Cubs.