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Todd Frazier, Jose Abreu, Jose Quintana and David Robertson are all available on the trade market.
“We are open and eager for what happened today in this trade to happen again,” GM Rick Hahn says.
The White Sox have embarked on a rebuild with a focus on the long term, not the short term.
Moncada, a second baseman, is Baseball America’s top-rated prospect.
The Royals are interested in Jorge Soler, and the Cubs want to gradually develop youngster C.J. Edwards into the closer’s role.
“It’s been an interesting few weeks leading up to this,” GM Rick Hahn says.
“We feel he proved he can hit major league pitching again,” general manager Jed Hoyer joked.
The Cubs would have a hard time convincing themselves to move Baez, but they’re also dead set on acquiring young controllable pitching.
Selig proved to be a visionary that the sport badly needed, directing the game out of the dark ages.
The auction of White Sox left-hander Chris Sale began in earnest last July. It may end in a blockbuster deal this week.
Now a free agent, Ross could fit what the Cubs seek.
The Cubs have their eyes on adding bullpen help and contract-controlled young pitching to the rotation.
Jay understands how the Cubs use their 25-man roster and what leadership means to them.
The Jay signing makes Jorge Soler more expendable.
It’s the annual point at which we declare the Wildcats could finally earn an NCAA Tournament berth.
To this point, teams have been unwilling to give up huge packages of prospects for Sale. That could change soon.
“I just want to go out there and put smiles on people’s faces, win a lot of games along the way,” Bryant says.
Bryant is the 10th player in Cubs history to win MVP and the first since Sammy Sosa in 1998.
National right-hander Max Scherzer won the award.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts won the award.