Well, crud. Sounds like the A’s got the duo for a reasonable price.
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It’s still a long shot that the Cubs will ever be in a position to make an offer with a realistic shot of being accepted.
Adding a big-time arm to a rotation with some quality (and questions) would make the Cardinals all the more frustratingly good.
The Cubs were briefly connected to the in-need-of-a-bounce-back infielder, but he’s getting $5 million from a better fit.
The rumor mill doesn’t stop for Hall of Fame debates. It doesn’t even slow down.
Those were the four that were expected, but the voting results are always interesting to peruse.
The Cubs will be wrapping up their Spring schedule just a day earlier, and we still don’t know about those bleachers.
There may not be anything doing here, but I think it’s still worth following for now.
He gets $4 million on a one-year deal. Bonifacio is a good fit for the White Sox, and he was a real nice piece for the Cubs last year.
It’s not looking like there will be too many surprises, though various tides are shifting slowly.
Did the Giants just back out? If so, it’s becoming harder and harder to predict where one of the best remaining arms will wind up.
Moncada is still not cleared to sign with an MLB team, which is significant. Also: the young man is a beast.
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.