Shortly after the meeting, Krisite Ackert reported that "Industry sources " expect Zobrist to make a decision by the end of the December Winter meetings, which he will be present at. If the Mets can sign their top target Zobrist, whom they like for his switch hitting, his approach at the plate, his defensive versatility and his personality, then they can placate an understandably skeptical fan base and spend the rest of their winter working on lesser issues: Strengthening the bullpen ...
He's so young, so talented, and so cheap that the Marlins are telling teams that, in order to deal their ace, they would need a return that makes them better not just in the future but also today. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald , Miami President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill said Fernandez was not available. However, for a pitcher as skilled as Fernandez, all names should be on the table.
CARDINALS 27, RAMS 3 (at St. Louis) - The Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald made his 1,000th reception and topped 1,000 yards for the seventh time. Against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Patriots receivers were absolutely terrible with many dropped passes, a lot coming from Brandon LaFell.
Plenty more can be expected from baseball's Winter Meetings! Details of Soria's agreement were provided by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because it had not yet been announced. Chris Young figures to provide key rotation depth as a guy that wears down over the long term in the rotation, but can dominate for short spurts.
That 4.10 ERA was exactly league average for a starter before you even account for Miley's home park, and that performance, combined with his low pay, is precisely why the Sox cannot just give him away. The latter includes a $500,000 club buyout. Regardless of whether he gets the pay bump (not likely), that doesn't necessarily mesh with Dipoto's vision to build around the Mariners current core rather than make a pricy acquisition.
Former USC head coach Steve Sarkisian is claiming that his former employer kicked him "to the curb" as he was fighting his addiction issues when he was head coach earlier this season.