Andrew Cashner. Mike Dunn. Fernando Rodney. Those are just some of the names who could be set to leave the club via free agency before Spring Training comes around, and Miami should entertain luring some of them back before it is too late.
A lot of Miami’s hopes in 2017 will be resting on Wei-Yin Chen recapturing his form from his days with Baltimore, as another season of posting an ERA of five won’t get this franchise to the playoffs.
Chicago and Cleveland have had their share of playoff woes over the past century, and some of that, as you probably know, is owed to the Marlins.
The results are in, and Adeiny Hechavarria was the worst hitter in baseball, again.
A collection of links regarding a letter from Jose Fernandez’s family and ESPN’s Ultimate Standings can be found here.
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Francisco Lindor of the Indians and Javier Baez of the Cubs have a connection beyond the upcoming World Series matchup, and the fact that they were consecutive picks in the 2011 draft.
The Indians are demons on the basepaths, and Cubs starter Jon Lester is not exactly a master of preventing stolen bases. Cleveland could very well run away with game one.
Kyle Schwarber is travelling to Cleveland and could play DH for the Cubs. He has not played since he suffered a knee injury in only the third game of the season.
Jonathan Lucroy could have been traded to the Indians before the deadline, but he blocked the move using his no-trade clause. He does not regret it.
Cleveland’s rotation is flux heading into the World Series, but they are hoping that both Trevor Bauer and Danny Salazar return from injury in time to make an impact on the biggest stage.
Computer simulations have predicted the winner of the World Series, and it appears as though the Chicago’s bandwagon has only gained momentum.