The Rundown: Early NL Central Outlook, Hot Stove Rumors Galore

20 degrees outside with a “feels like” temperature of 7. Man, do I need me some hot stove. What I really need is spring training and a trip to Arizona and/or Florida. And before I go any further, I want to thank those who have commented on my articles and those who have followed me on Twitter since I started doing the Rundown again. It truly warms my heart.

ESPN has a look at the NL Central as it pertains to this offseason and I’d like to add perspective. These types of articles become a bit passé by November because the chatter starts at the trade deadline in July for most teams. And as far as the Cubs are concerned, we’ve known they would need to acquire starting pitching this offseason since 2016. Nevertheless…

  • The Cubs need two starters.
  • The Brewers need to get to the next level.
  • The Cardinals need a bat.
  • The Pirates are on the fence regarding a rebuild.
  • The Reds need…a lot.

Which team is most likely to start spring training having filled all of their needs? Corey Freedman has the details of Jed Hoyer’s plans for this winter, and this offseason could be the team’s …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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