Those home runs would look pretty good at Wrigley.
While the Cubs scored a lot of runs in 2017 — 822 — and hit 223 home runs, second (by one) in the National League, it’s always nice to improve your offense.
The Marlins privately have come up with a preferred path to meet their $90 million payroll target, but whether it’s entirely realistic is debatable.
According to two sources, the Marlins will look to trade outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who’s due $25 million next season, and also will try to trade second baseman Dee Gordon and third baseman Martin Prado.
About the other two: The Cubs don’t need Prado, not with Kris Bryant at third base, and they don’t really need Gordon either, with Javier Baez looking like he’ll be the more-or-less regular second baseman in 2018.
Stanton… well now, there’s an idea. There’s a big “However” to this, though. Stanton is owed at least $270 million over the next 11 seasons, as follows:
18:$25M, 19:$26M, 20:$26M,21:$29M, 22:$29M, 23:$32M, 24:$32M, 25:$32M, 26:$29M,27:$25M, 28:$25M club …Read the Rest
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