Nobody has more pitching to trade than the Rays, and no team seems as persistent in working to find a fit for that pitching than the Cubs. Here are five deals of varying impact that would make sense for both clubs.
Jordan Schafer the outfielder will also be Jordan Schafer the pitcher when he tries to make the Dodgers as a non-roster invitee this spring. The club has not confirmed the signing.
A ballpark filled with nachos, perhaps?
Out on the baseball field, they're the directors, the producers, the actors and the screenwriters.
Yes, it's a long season in baseball. But for players who can't wait to get back on the field, it's a long offseason, too.
Even by the Miami Marlins' thrifty standards, reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon deserved a long-term deal. Gordon avoided salary arbitration and agreed to a $50 million, five-year contract with Miami, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. Gordon made the All-Star team for the second time, was chosen the Marlins' MVP and led all NL second basemen in fielding percentage.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Luis Arroyo, a two-time All-Star pitcher who helped the New York Yankees win the 1961 World Series, died Wednesday. He was 88.
Mitch Geller is a marketing executive in Los Angeles who knows less about poker than he does about baseball. But there he was at the MGM Grand Hotel on the Vegas strip on Wednesday night, winning the jerseys off the backs of real life Major League Baseball players.
Luis Arroyo, a left-handed pitcher who helped the Yankees win the 1961 World Series, died Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. He was 88.
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto, Marlins president Michael Hill and A's president Billy Beane have flown under the radar.
On Tuesday, the Commissioner's Office and the Players Association sent a memo to clubs stating that the parties had agreed to jointly subsidize a Spanish-language translator program, an initiative that was championed by big league veteran Carlos Beltran.
When discussing the Pirates' rotation, general manager Neal Huntington has often praised Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano as a dynamic one-two punch few clubs can match. Beyond that, he has said the Bucs are banking on improvements from Jon Niese and Ryan Vogelsong -- and a more consistent year from Jeff Locke.
The Miami Marlins added pitching depth Wednesday, signing right-hander Edwin Jackson to a one-year deal for the major league minimum $507,500. The Cubs are responsible for paying Jackson $13 million in 2016 after releasing him last year. Jackson made 47 relief appearances for the Cubs and Braves last season.
The Padres have a hole to fill at shortstop and could satisfy that need in the next week, with veterans Ian Desmond and Alexei Ramirez said to be the frontrunners, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.
Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon has cashed in after posting one of the best seasons in club history. The two-time All-Star on Wednesday night reached agreement on a five-year, $50 million contract.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Catcher Wilson Ramos and the Washington Nationals have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to terms on a $5.35 million, one-year contract.
After a 12-year hiatus, Major League Baseball will return to Mexico City in March for two spring training games between the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres, the city's mayor, Miguel Angel Mancera, announced Wednesday. MLB has not played games in Mexico's capital since March 2004, when the Astros faced the Marlins in a two-game exhibition series. ''I'm thrilled that the Astros will have the opportunity to play games in Mexico.
Robby Hammock was in the visiting manager's office in Jackson, Miss., preparing for a game on July 26, 2015, when his phone started buzzing on the desk. Just moments before that, former D-backs left-hander Randy Johnson had mentioned Hammock's name during his Hall of Fame induction speech in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Homemade meatballs and pierogies were on the menu Wednesday night as part of Cubs manager Joe Maddon's "Thanksmas" dinner, organized through the Chicago Help Initiative and served to about 135 homeless people.