“I‘ve reflected a ton,” Grifol said said. “There’s things that I feel I could have done better, and I will be better. We will be better.”
Piniella was one of eight managers, executives and umpires on the Contemporary Baseball Era ballot Sunday. Jim Leyland was the only one voted in to the Hall of Fame
So it goes when there are massive improvements to be made. Designated hitter Eloy Jimenez doesn’t have the trade value Dylan Cease would bring, but he could go as Getz covets a faster, more athletic team.
So far this winter, speculation about the top free agents, including Shohei Ohtani, has time and again included the Cubs as contenders. That’s a good start. But free agent and trade action should pick up at winter meetings next week.
If the results tell us anything, it’s that voters were, on the whole, unable to distinguish between one brand of awful and the other.
Both broadcasters worked for the same owner and were in similar situations. Yet Benetti’s relationship with the Sox differed from Amin’s with the Bulls.
Manager Craig Counsell still has holes to fill in his 2024 coaching staff.
“I want to feel it, I want to see the pitcher and let my natural ability shine with that,” DeJong said.
The hall, not the players, decide which team emblem goes on the Cooperstown plaques.
Steele finished fifth in NL Cy Young voting.
White Sox improve infield defense with Naperville Central graduate’s arrival on South Side.
The former All-Star is eager to continue on the comeback path with his new organization.
Todd Helton, who fell 11 votes short this year in ballots cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, and Billy Wagner, who was 27 shy, are among 14 holdovers.
The deal includes a club option for 2025 with a $1 million buyout.
For the first time, the Cubs are also offering 20-game season-ticket packages.
López, 29, was 3-7 with a 3.27 ERA for the White Sox, Angels and Guardians in 2023.
The Angels hired Washington as hitting coach, and sources confirmed Green is set to join the Mets’ front office.
As expected, Bellinger rejected a qualifying offer from the Cubs this week.