Chipper Jones retired in 2012 and the Braves still haven’t found a good replacement for him at third base.
Despite an abundance of arms advancing towards the majors, MLB.com’s Mark Bowman writes that there is still reason to believe that the Braves will pursue a top-of-the-rotation arm before the start of the 2019 season.
The Colorado Rockies continue to strengthen their bullpen with the addition of former Cubs closer Wade Davis. The deal is reportedly three years and $52 million. That gives Davis the highest average annual value for a reliever ever at $17.33 million. The deal also includes a $15 million vesting option for 2020.
FanRag’s Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins have begun “laying the groundwork” for possible trades involving outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto. While they are listening to offers, the asking price remains extremely high as Joe Frisaro puts it, the Marlins are looking for a “huge overpay.”
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