It’s a high annual price, but it’s just a one-year commitment, and this is what bats are costing these days.
MLB News and Rumors
The Cardinals very clearly needed help in the bullpen, and Belisle is a perfectly fine addition. Maybe a touch pricey.
The Marlins want to go on an extension binge. Updates on a number of second tier starting pitchers. And more stuff, plus things.
A report on the Phillies’ pursuit of Yasmany Tomas has me wondering about the money situation in Philadelphia.
Scott has been an umpire for nearly 30 years, and has had a partner for most of that time. He’s comfortable if the rest of the baseball world knows that. Good for him.
Lester reportedly could meet with two more teams this week. Where do things stand?
The Cubs have 10 players eligible for arbitration who must be tendered a contract today, or they become free agents. Will today be a busy day?
That reported offer squares with what we’ve heard before, but it sounds like it’s not blowing the Red Sox out of the water.
The Mets are looking to trade a starter, but not the guys you’d want to talk about. And I’m tired of Mets/Cubs pitcher rumors anyway.
It’s a big, big week for Lester, the Cubs, and the other involved teams. How do we see this thing shaking out?
If true, it just seems to be the way offensive prices are trending, even for aging guys with red flags.
All in all, it looks like a nice set of moves for the Pirates, who look to compete at the top of the NL Central again next year. That’s why this stuff matters.
If the expectation is that Lester will be the next big name to make a decision, we might not see much movement until that happens.
There are a bunch of Samardzija-White Sox trade rumors swirling. What do we think of that, and his impending free agency?
There’s a bunch of fallout from yesterday’s big trade, and there’s probably much more to come.
This is a pretty significant trade, indeed.