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The Rundown: Cubs Active in Talks, Stanton and Arrieta Rumors Continue

There were no surprises in the Rookie of the Year selections yesterday, as Aaron Judge of the Yankees and Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers got the nods in the American and National League, respectively.

Judge was on autopilot as he cruised to the award for most heralded rookie, batting .284/.352/.627 with 52 home runs, leaving Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox and Orioles 1B/OF Trey Mancini in his wake. Likewise, Bellinger seemed to be the favorite since the early part of the season, hitting .267/.352/.581 with 39 round trippers and 10 stolen bases after starting the season in the minors. He outpaced Josh Bell of the Pirates and Paul DeJong of the Cardinals in the voting conducted by the BBWAA.

Cubs News & Notes

Cubs Insider EIC Evan Altman was among the first to indicate yesterday that the Cubs did not exceed the luxury tax threshold in 2017, as an erroneous report by Bob Nightingale of USA Today had stated. Had it been true, the implications would have likely hampered the team’s efforts this offseason. It’s a great read, and Evan really breaks it down well, crunching the numbers and exposing the miscalculations in a way that …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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