The Blue Jays were the only org to do it last year, and their players had their lives changed.
The guy might come cheap and could be a perfect fit. This is pretty obvious, and I like it.
The future of the two players is clearly related. Let’s use that as an opportunity to compliment Schwarber, though.
Let’s go, free agency.
Smith gets PAID, and Braves get an impact reliever.
The GM Meetings are winding down, and the rumors are kicking up.
Napoli was on the 2013 World Series team with David Ross.
The Cubs have needs. Big needs. Many needs.
Amaya is going to be protected. Obviously. Let’s talk about the Cubs top catching prospect.
Scott Boras Speaks: Bryant Open to Cubs Extension at Market Value, Trade Unlikely, Early Free Agent Meetings
Boras thinks a trade of Bryant is very unlikely, but an extension doesn’t seem super likely either.
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This is going to be ugly.
So even if you were enamored with Whit, the asking price is probably not reasonable at the moment.
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The Cubs might not have a shortage of possible trade partners.
A reunion with the Cubs seems even less likely.
The Cubs front office is undergoing massive changes.
We are still awaiting Lee Harvey Oswald’s report on whether he shot John F. Kennedy.
Giants Hire Kapler, Cubs Going to Vegas, Zobrist Still Working, Counsell Don’t Care, and Other Cubs Bullets
The Giants take the risk. Also, Jed Hoyer ain’t about the rumors either.
Morrow has been great when he can pitch, but he hasn’t been able to do that in over a year and a half.
Lukewarm Stove: Padres Looking to Trade NOW, Yanks in on Top FA Starters, Wheeler, Boyd, Ozuna, More
The latest from the rumor mill, including a possible perfect trade partner for the Cubs.
Let’s see if the Cubs can recapture some magic and unite with a pitcher they could have drafted six years ago.
Surprise! It’s actually not a surprise at all. But the Astros aren’t alone.
It worked out well for them in 2019.
Theo Epstein Speaks: Why Change is Coming, Protecting Players from Rumors, Ideal Versus Realistic, Much More
The Cubs’ big man on campus has a whole lot to get into from the GM Meetings, and a whole lot of framing of the offseason ahead.
You can expect the Cubs to try to land more guys like Rowan Wick, Brad Wieck, and Kyle Ryan.
Don’t expect to see the Cubs getting publicly into the discussion about specific trades.
Good to keep Venable around.
Two upside righties who flashed surprising immediate success in 2019.
The no-spend Marlins reportedly have interest in the big bat.
The Rays could kill three birds (catcher, right-handed power, cost-control) with one Cubs stone (Willson Contreras).
I love this guy.
There are reasons why Contreras’s is the name in the rumors this week.
That might make for exciting rumors, or it might mean we’re in for gridlock.
For some reason, Caratini’s bat was on my mind this morning …