Are the Mets moving out salary now so they can do something else in short order?
“We all kind of see what’s going on. You kind of see where they’re headed.”
Trade talks reportedly took place at some point in the past, and could be revisited in February.
You can’t expect Rodon to be great in 2021. But if the Cubs are going to take a swing on upside, they could do a lot worse.
Nothing the Cubs have done so far this offseason would lead a reasonable person to believe they’ll actually make a serious offer on Kolten Wong.
Simmons goes to the Twins, Galvis goes to the Orioles. Everyone is signing today.
“I’ll defer to the veterans committee and men whose opinions actually matter and who are in a position to actually judge a player,” Schilling wrote.
Curt Schilling got very close, but no one else really even did.
At least it’s not the Brewers?
Have the Brewers been sandbagging this offseason?
The big question now is what happens elsewhere in the catching market. As in … does this open things up on Willson Contreras?
Does the Cubs’ “Big” Spending on Austin Romine Tell Us Anything About Their Actual Available Dollars?
If the Cubs can spend $1.5 million on a back-up catcher, the question would go, why can’t they spend a little more than that on starting pitchers?
The show must go on, or at least that’s the approach being taken by MLB and its players at the moment. That, and also some lighter fun stuff.
I suppose if the deal were short enough in length I could see it, but I’m still surprised.
It stinks that the presumption remains that Bryant will be traded at some point.
Would’ve loved to have seen what Strumpf could’ve done in 2020, but we’ll just have to look forward to 2021.
This is weird. But it’s a sign of the times.
This is just the start of the fight about the schedule and the money for baseball in 2021. You just watch.
On first blush, it seems crazy that Rodgers or the Packers would want to move on right at this moment. But … maybe?
Remembering a couple random Cubs heroes, and thinking on the Cubs’ need to find a breakout player.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Green Bay Packers today in the NFC Championship game.
It’s super unlikely that the Cubs would trade both Kyle Hendricks and Kris Bryant in the same deal. But apparently it’s been discussed.
If the Cubs had any money whatsoever, they could find a nice fit on the Pirates in Adam Frazier. Alas.
Holes. I am referencing the holes on the Cubs roster.
The Cubs have spent, by far, the most money in the NL Central this year. (I’m laughing.)
The Cubs are in the buy-low market, and Arrieta might be worth a low-risk flyer, all things considered.
The Cubs have likely found their back-up catcher to pair with Willson Contreras.
The long-time Home Run King and transformative ambassador for the game of baseball was 86.
The J.T. Realmuto rumors about the Braves were quickly dismissed as leverage, but this morning, there’s more chatter.
There is no better nickname in the game than El Mago. Fun with that, with one of the Cubs’ new top prospects, and much more.
Not too shabby for the Cubs’ farm system at this moment.
Schilling tweeted support for the riot at the Capitol earlier this month, and that seems to have been a final straw for some Hall of Fame voters.
It’s a lot harder to have fun playing the game of baseball when there’s so much noise.
The Cubs still need a back-up catcher, for the record.
Dermody was one of the Cubs’ many interesting reclamation relief options.
Even ignoring the anticipated quality of performance, the Cubs just flat don’t have enough starting pitching right now.
That’s a looooong-term deal right there.