After 8 straight to start the postseason, the Royals lost badly to the Giants last night.
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Does that set the minimum for the Cubs going forward, then?
Dealing with, and passing, a kidney stone during the ALCS? Yowsa. Also: another source indicating the Cubs will be in on Shields.
Thoughts from Tim Hudson to the contrary, and then a perfectly-timed sabermetric article. Also, Arismendy Alcantara may play winter ball.
The Red Sox might deal Yoenis Cespedes. Any interest there?
Pitchers specializing as just pitchers, it turns out, is not an even remotely new phenomenon.
When the Royals acquired James Shields two years ago, the probability it would put them over the top was low. But then maybe it did.
If true, that would be one fewer suitor for a guy who is reportedly one of the Cubs’ top targets.
The Giants walked off against Michael Wacha in the 9th … his first appearance of the playoffs.
Qualifying offer rumors are trickling out, though the decisions thus far are fairly obvious. Also: can the Tigers keep Max Scherzer?
The Royals are rolling a few years after having one of the best farm systems in history.
The 26-year-old infielder is one of the better bats in Cuba, and one of the best players there overall.
Is it possible that Maeda won’t be posted as everyone had expected? Also … what’s posting anyway, you say? Need a refresher?
Martin still makes sense for the Cubs, especially if the price tag doesn’t get nutty.
The Giants’ win over the Cardinals actually featured the extraordinarily rare acceptable sac bunt attempt!