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Good morning baseball fans and happy friday! With the new CBA in place, the Winter Meetings are still on. Which means trades. Which means baseball intensifies. Stick around for all the news and rumors leading up to and during the meeting of the minds in Baltimore next week.
Here’s a roundup of what’s going down in the National League East.
Dexter Fowler is very sought after this offseason.
“According to a report from Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler is expecting to get $18 million per year on a multi-year deal. Heyman adds that the Giants, Blue Jays and Cardinals are emerging as potential fits for the outfielder.
After an odd offseason, Fowler signed a 1-year, $13 million contract with the Chicago Cubs in February. He then preceded to have one of his best seasons as a pro, putting up career highs in OBP, .393, and OPS+, 126, which boosted his value and made him one of the best free agent outfielders in a lackluster free agent class.”
The Braves acquire Jamie Garcia.
“The Braves have acquired left-hander Jaime Garcia from the Cardinals for right-handers Chris Ellis and John Gant and infielder Luke Dykstra, a source confirmed to SB Nation. ESPN’s Mark Saxon first reported the deal.
Atlanta was known to be aiming high in trade talks for starters, and have pursued top options like Chris Sale (White Sox), Chris Archer (Rays) and Sonny Gray (Athletics) as they look to fill out their rotation. They instead struck a move for Garcia, who was made available after the Cardinals exercised his $12 million option at the beginning of the season.”
The Pirates and Nationals could be prepping for a deal that sends Andrew McCutchen to D.C.
Okay, awesome, the new CBA has been created. But who got the shaft when it came to the amendments and what side of the table got what they wanted? Don’t worry, we have a running list for you to keep up with.
“The 15-day disabled list has been shortened to a 10-day disabled list. Therefore, there will now be 10-day and 60-day disabled lists as well as the 7-day concussion disabled list.”
The deeper we get into the postseason, the more managers will lose their jobs. Keep up with that game of chess in one place . Send us a thank you card later.
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Today in baseball: On December 2nd, 1963, the major league rules committee bans the use of oversized catcher gloves. Ouch?