Kaboom. That’s the big one.
Monday Afternoon Madness: Mariners on Báez and Bryant, Kikuchi’s Suitors, Schwarber, Story, West, More
More rumors to get into this afternoon on a busy, busy day around baseball.
Another arm off the board, though this one was never coming to the Cubs.
The free agent shortstop is expected to wind up back with the Dodgers or maybe the Rangers or the Tigers or (insert not Cubs).
We all know a lockout is highly likely this week, but what about progress in the meantime?
Looks like it’s happening. Max Scherzer will be joining the Mets.
I didn’t think Bryant would be a guy to sign early, but now I pretty much wonder about everyone.
A lefty with a little bit of funk to add to the Cubs’ reliever mix.
I love Castellanos’s bat as much as anyone, but that would be a surprising length of a deal.
Today Could Be “Bananas”, Cubs Among the Quiet Teams, Heyward’s Greatest Catch, and Other Cubs Bullets
Will the Cubs participate in the frenzy today?
If the Cubs have already decided they can’t extend Willson Contreras until after the CBA is settled, that’s a problem.
We could get word on Scherzer’s next team as soon as tonight, and it could be a record-breaker.
I can still be patient and all that, but this one is annoying.
Gausman reportedly gets five years and $110 million.
Today has been wild and it’s going to get wilder very soon. Like, before Wednesday, it turns out.
The Brewers decided not to issue a qaulifying offer.
They were always expected to be big spenders this offseason, but the Rangers are not messing around.
If you were hoping one of the best and brightest would be on the free agent market next year, no dice.
It seems as though Max Scherzer, the $40M+ man, is pacing the market.
Michael Lorenzen Wants to Become a True Two-Way Player, Cubs Among Reportedly Interested Teams (UPDATE: Angels)
Michael Lorenzen for Cubs rotation AND Cubs outfield?
It’s good to have a uniquely weird bat in the lineup, I suspect.
This would’ve seemed an intelligent risk for the Cubs.
One of the top arms on the market could sign very soon, and that’s going to shake even more loose.
Newly-acquired outfielder Harold Ramirez will be arbitration-eligible, but reliever Rowan Wick will not.
The Mets are turning to pitching, but not looking to retain Stroman? That and more of the latest.
Is San Diego clearing the deck?
Things are really getting hot, and you wonder when that’s going to spur the Cubs.
All right, well, they certainly had a plan.
The Mets wanted to be the team to jump the position player market, apparently.
The three “main” teams for Javy Báez, a couple moves going down, and more of the latest from the rumor mill.
Does this have anything to do with Javy Báez? What does it say about the position player market? And Mets trades?
The Detroit Tigers Have Reportedly Talked Contract with Javy Báez “Within the Last Several Days” (UPDATES)
Are the Tigers trying to get Báez signed before the CBA expires next week?
It’s the time of year when minor league roster re-shuffling kicks back off.
I like Jesus Luzardo as a flyer for the Cubs, but in a trade for Willson Contreras? No way.
Cubs Prospect Notes: Velazquez’s Swing Change, Kilian’s Tweaks, Prospects Climbing, Rule 5 Draft, More
I don’t just love how well the Cubs prospects did in the AFL – I love hearing about how they made substantial improvements to their game.
The lead up to December 1 could be among the busiest offseason stretches we’ve seen in a long time.
Is Gray following Steven Matz in signing quickly? Also, if you could get Gray on a similar deal …