Go Twins? Keep that market wide open?
It pains me to say, this would be a good target for the Brewers.
This has gotten so very ugly.
It could be down to the Cubs, Reds, Diamondbacks, and Rays.
Friday night rumor mill action? Sure, why not. There’s still a lot to get to.
He’s coming back. Well, kinda. Morrow gets a no-risk, low-cost, minor league deal to try to show he’s healthy again.
Kinda of a curious, and specific exclusion.
Theo Epstein Suggests Cubs and Anthony Rizzo Couldn’t Find Common Ground on Extension Length for Now
Interesting that it was the length, specifically, that was the initial hurdle.
It’s not at all hard to see the makings of a quality big league reliever.
The latest from the rumor mill, which is still plenty smoky after the Winter Meetings.
Here’s a bit of weird intertwining of several players and storylines going on right now.
Is that legit interest, or are the Cardinals just looking to eff with the Cubs and the Reds?
Yes, the ball was juiced. No, the league doesn’t exactly know precisely how or why or how to fix it. Which is neat.
Whatever. It’s a free country. They ask about Darvish, I tell them to cram it.
A couple more weeks of heavy free agent activity before trade season?
Winter Meetings Thursday Evening: Price on the Move, Free Agent SP Market Humming, Marketing Bryant, More
Sure seems like the Red Sox are going to be able to trade David Price.
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Presumably, the Cubs would target Victor Robles in any deal, and it’s easy to see why the Nationals would refuse.
Winter Meetings Thursday Afternoon: Rangers Out On Donaldson, In On Bryant? Ryu, Romine, Tsutsugo, More
The Texas Rangers are bummed to miss Rendon, might prefer a trade over a return to free agency.
What else is new. (But seriously, couldn’t this just be negotiation?)
LIVE: The 2019 Rule 5 Draft is Here, and It Might Be the Most Exciting Part of the Day for Cubs Fans (UPDATES: CUBS DRAFT MEGILL, LOSE MACHIN AND RUCKER)
The Cubs are likely to make a selection (or trade up for one) today, which … hooray for extreme prospecting nerdery!
It’s the final day of the Winter Meetings. Any more action coming today?
Very glad to hear expanded netting is coming all across MLB.
Suddenly Teams See All Kinds of Flaws and Problems with Trading for Kris Bryant – Color Me Suspicious
Sure, sure. Now that the market is about to move, teams are concerned about salaries and defense and the Cubs’ asking price.
Angels Trying to Finalize Anthony Rendon Deal Tonight, Rangers Pivoting to Josh Donaldson (UPDATES: Rendon 7/$245M)
Third base market moving tonight.
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Speak: Still Nothing Doing Tonight, “Status Quo” an Option, Other Frosty Things
Tonight’s update from the front office ain’t gonna feed your fires, I’m afraid.
Seems pretty reasonable to take that chance on Shogo Akiyama, yes?
Treinen wound up getting a sizable $10 million commitment.
He was apparently a Cubs target, but if he ever really was … not anymore.
There are obvious roster-related impacts here.
Winter Meetings Wednesday Afternoon: LAD Out on Rendon, in on Lindor? WSH Out on Bryant? NYM, Marte, Nimmo, More
As you’d expect, the swirl of pricey third base rumors has gotten wild after a big money target went off the board in Gerrit Cole.
That doesn’t mean talks won’t pop up again later.
I suppose it always depends on the players in these situations, but I have a hard time seeing the Cubs dealing for merely “good” prospects.
A little preview action on tomorrow’s draft, in which the Cubs could be picking 13th.
It’s fun, but pointless.
Winter Meetings Wednesday Morning: Dodgers/Angels Next Move Will Impact Cubs, Discussing Returns for Bryant, Merrifield, Thames, More
What the Dodgers and Angels do next will impact the Cubs.