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A strong top of the rotation headed by left-handers Chris Sale, Jose Quintana and Carlos Rodon is in need of right-handed starting fortification.
Arrieta’s settlement could be the most ever for a second-year arbitration pitcher.
“It is up to us to protect them a little more than we have,” Crane Kenney says.
If the Dodgers eat some of the money owed to him, Ethier could fit in as a platoon player for the White Sox.
After striking out 274 batters in 2015, Sale says, “Trying to get quick, easy outs is the name of the game, too.”
Regardless of the results, manager Robin Ventura will go down fighting as the leader on the field.
Rick Hahn emphasized the team’s short-term expectations after adding numerous players to the mix.
Expanding his versatility, Baez continues to work in center field.
The Cubs and White Sox are monitoring Fowler daily, and he’d bolster either offense.
The Cubs will continue to discuss potential deals with the Rays, general manager Jed Hoyer said.
Needing to add one more quality bat, the White Sox could continue discussions with the Rockies.
The changing dynamics of the game make an MLB-wide DH rule the likely move in coming years.
The Cubs’ security measures should be accepted by all, writes Levine.
The White Sox’s previous three-year offer wasn’t enough of long-term commitment for Cespedes.
Bryant had a big rookie campaign and now has his sights set higher.
Epstein’s deal runs through the end of the 2016 season.
The Cubs drew 3.3 million fans in 2015, and the demand for tickets has only increased.
Arrieta and the Cubs are negotiating as arbitration hearings approach in February.
The Rockies’ signing of Gerardo Parra is a tell-tale sign that Carlos Gonzalez or Charlie Blackmon will be dealt.
Ricketts made it clear Saturday he wants to keep his front office in place.