crunch 18 minutes 5 seconds ago (view)
SD fans are just trying to concentrate on yuki matsui right now. the rest was terrible all-around.
matsui K'd 3 with 12 pitches, 1 of them gavin lux.
Cubster 1 hour 2 minutes ago (view)
Pads gave up 14 runs using 11 pitchers. 3 pitchers gave up all 14 runs during their ***checks notes*** 0.1 IP. Yep, spring training.
Only thing missing was a position player pitching.
crunch 2 hours 2 minutes ago (view)
boras is holding onto 4 "top level" FAs and ST games have officially begun. montgomery, snell, chapman, and bellinger.
there seems to be a bunch of teams not willing to blink, but there also seems to be a slew of teams willing to snap up any of these dudes if the price is right.
at some point it may pivot to front-loaded deals with very early (and probably multiple) opt-outs.
it's still "cubs advantage" on bellinger because there's a QO hanging over him and none of the teams with money are in heavy need of a CF or 1st.
crunch 2 hours 55 minutes ago (view)
ahhh...spring baseball. put that shit right in my veins.
the dodgers are up 8-0 after 2 innings. joe musgrove pitched to 4 batters and didn't retire any of them...all 4 scored.
cubs tomorrow afternoon.
videographer 3 hours 7 minutes ago (view)
Here is an interesting thought about Boras's negotiation strategy: Going into the off-season, Boras knew MLB GMs were not convinced of Bellinger's success enough to offer a long-term and large AVV contract. His strategy was to convince the one team that experienced Bellinger's success that a market was there to take away a beloved player and make the Cubs bid against themselves. So far, that has not worked and Boras has to scramble to not be embarrassed by a contract much lower than promised.
The question is: What is a scenario in which Boras and Bellinger look good signing a bad contract? Until that plays out, I suspect Bellinger could go into the season without being signed.
crunch 5 hours 25 minutes ago (view)
it's pretty damn stupid. don't they realize how much stadium-adjacent real estate they could buy for 77m?
no one cares about baseball talent on the field, it's all about the baseball experience around the field!
YOU HAVE TO 'C' IT (tm)
Dolorous Jon Lester 7 hours 13 minutes ago (view)
Could be Boras smoke. Could be a team trying to actually improve and win.
Childersb3 7 hours 57 minutes ago (view)
Chicago radio reports that the Yankees are "going after" Snell and Belli.
They've already made an offer for Snell.
They want Bellinger for CF if Judge's foot isn't right and at 1B if Rizzo starts to fall off.
Verdugo/Stanton in LF
Bellinger/Judge in CF
Soto/Stanton in RF
Rizzo/Bellinger at 1B
Any of them at DH
That means one of those five guys isn't in the lineup every game.
If everyone were healthy, I'd imagine Rizzo would be traded eventually.
Boras' dream scenario right there !!!
Dolorous Jon Lester 8 hours 29 minutes ago (view)
Pirates extend Mitch Keller for 5 years 77 mil. Wow extending your best pitchers for 5 years? What are they, stupid or something?!
crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
cubs post a "funny meme" about nico + dansby calling themselves "nickle and dimes"
the replies, as expected by everyone but the cubs social media team, heavily lean toward ricketts + jed being upset their nicknames got stolen.
they need to start reading the room before posting.