Cubs might have to get creative without budget for a winter meetings splash

Cubs might have to get creative without budget for a winter meetings splash

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What happens when you don't have the money to fix something that's broken? That's seemingly what the Chicago Cubs' front office is facing this winter as it attempts to improve its club without spending gobs of money on free agents. Sometimes the answer is to find a creative solution.cheap nike nfl jerseys china As is, its payroll commitments for 2019 buck right up against the luxury-tax threshold, so the notion of spending on Bryce Harper -- a name Cubs fans have been salivating over since the day they realized he and third baseman Kris Bryant were friendly -- seems farfetched. It wouldn't be if the team was willing to blow past the tax thresholds and commit to having one of the top two or three payrolls in baseball, but that…
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Playoff hero Nathan Eovaldi signs four-year, $68M deal with Red Sox

Playoff hero Nathan Eovaldi signs four-year, $68M deal with Red Sox

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Nathan Eovaldi is returning to the Boston Red Sox, signing a four-year deal to stay with the team through 2022. "We're very happy to have Nathan back with us," Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said in announcing the deal Thursday. "He did a tremendous job for us last season, playing a significant role in helping us win the division and the World Series. His performance in the postseason was outstanding, both as a starting pitcher and as a reliever." The deal is worth $68 million, with the right-hander getting $17 million in each of the four seasons, according to multiple reports.nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal The Red Sox will introduce Eovaldi on Monday at the winter meetings in Las Vegas. Eovaldi, 28, emerged as a star in the postseason, dominating…
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Mariners acquire C Omar Narvaez from White Sox for P Alex Colome

Mariners acquire C Omar Narvaez from White Sox for P Alex Colome

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The Seattle Mariners continued their cost-cutting Friday, sending reliever Alex Colome to the Chicago White Sox for catcher Omar Narvaez.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china Colome has 96 saves in six seasons with Tampa Bay and Seattle, earned $5.3 million this year and is eligible for salary arbitration. The 29-year-old right-hander was an All-Star in 2016 and became the first Rays pitcher to lead the league in saves in 2017 with 47. He was dealt to the Mariners last May. Colome was used as a set-up man by the Mariners and had a 5-0 record and one save with a 2.53 ERA in 47 appearances. . Narvaez, 26, batted .275 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in 97 games for the White Sox and will make the league minimum in…
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Red Sox accept White House invite, and Alex Cora says he’ll go

Red Sox accept White House invite, and Alex Cora says he’ll go

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The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to go to the White House, and manager Alex Cora, who has been critical of President Donald Trump's comments on Puerto Rico, says he will attend. "I'm gonna use my platform the right way," Cora said. "I'm not gonna embarrass anybody. Actually, I'm gonna represent 4 million people from back home the right way when we go there."nike nfl jerseys cheap china Red Sox president Sam Kennedy announced the visit Monday at a screening of the team's World Series documentary. He said the White House had extended the invitation and the team had accepted. No date has yet been scheduled. In September, Cora -- the first Puerto Rican manager to win the World Series -- expressed frustration that the president questioned the…
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Catcher J.T. Realmuto wants to part ways with Marlins, agent says

Catcher J.T. Realmuto wants to part ways with Marlins, agent says

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All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto again has stated he has no desire to stay with the Miami Marlins and will "definitely be wearing a different uniform by the start of spring training," his agent said Tuesday.new nike nfl jerseys for sale cheap "J.T. has informed the Marlins' ownership, he's informed their front office, he's not going to sign an extension in Miami," agent Jeff Berry told MLB Network Radio. "It makes sense, when you have one of the more valuable trade assets in baseball, to move him. Period." Realmuto, who hit 21 home runs with 74 RBIs and had a .277 batting average in 2018 while making $2.9 million, is under team control for two more seasons -- though he is eligible for arbitration in both 2019 and 2020 -- before…
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Red Sox-Dodgers World Series averages 14.1 million viewers

Red Sox-Dodgers World Series averages 14.1 million viewers

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Boston's five-game World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers averaged 14,125,000 viewers on Fox, down 25 percent from last year and the fourth-lowest ever.nike jerseys nfl cheap The Series featuring a pair of large-market teams averaged an 8.3 rating and 17 share, Nielsen said Tuesday. That was down from a 10.7 rating, 20 share and 18,909,000 average viewers for the Houston Astros' seven-game win over the Dodgers last year. The Series viewership was down 40 percent from 23,386,000 average viewers for the Chicago Cubs' seven-game win over Cleveland two years ago -- Chicago's first title since 1908. The only World Series with fewer average viewers were Philadelphia's five-game win over Tampa Bay in 2008 (13,062,000), San Francisco's four-game sweep of Detroit in 2012 (12.7 million) and the Giants' seven-game…
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Red Sox not interested in swagger showdown with Dodgers

Red Sox not interested in swagger showdown with Dodgers

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Earlier in the postseason, Alex Cora told a story about a spring training meeting he held with Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts. His message: "You guys are good. You should play the part." In other words, it's OK to show a little emotion out there.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china "They're great kids. They're awesome. Very humble," Cora explained. "But I think people should know who they really are with the way they act on the field. Like Mookie and I talk about him smiling, and Jackie, who is very quiet, the other day he hit that double and he celebrated, finally. And that's what it's all about. This is October." This World Series is a matchup of two historic franchises from opposite coasts with big payrolls…
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Powered by Puig, Dodgers muscle their way back to the World Series

Powered by Puig, Dodgers muscle their way back to the World Series

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The Dodgers -- out of it in May, reeling in August, desperate throughout September -- are heading back to the World Series, where the American League champion Boston Red Sox will await. "This is a team that doesn't have 'easy' in the playbook," Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said late Saturday night, moments after a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. "We like to do things the hard way. But it's an extremely talented group, and one who's really, extremely focused on winning four more games and winning a World Series championship." Walker Buehler, only the fourth rookie in the past 30 years to start a Game 7, recorded the first 14 outs, giving up only a Christian Yelich…
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Alex Bregman says failing to repeat will give Astros ‘an edge’ next season

Alex Bregman says failing to repeat will give Astros ‘an edge’ next season

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"To be honest with you, this year's team is better than last year's team, I believe," said third baseman Alex Bregman, who reached base 10 times in the first three games of the series, but went 0-for-9 in Games 4 and 5. "The ball's got to bounce your way in the postseason. It's tough, and we'll learn from it. Everyone in here will have a little bit of an edge to play with next year, a little bit of a chip on their shoulder, knowing that we believe we should have been back-to-back champions." Houston was trying to become the first team since the 2000 New York Yankees to win back-to-back rings. It was a quest that started back in mid-February, when the Astros kicked off their title defense amid…
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In Milwaukee, Manny Machado is Public Enemy No. 1

In Milwaukee, Manny Machado is Public Enemy No. 1

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As they chewed on their free hamburgers at one of the George Webb restaurants in the Milwaukee area on Thursday afternoon, Brewers fans had two things on their mind: extending the National League Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 and making sure Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado gets the reception deserving of, as Brewers MVP candidate Christian Yelich called him, a "dirty player." "His antics in Los Angeles are going to lead to a lot of booing," said Brewers fan Gerald Mortensen, from Wausau, Wisconsin. "A lot of booing. He basically tried to injure one of our players."china nike nfl jerseys cheap George Webb restaurants were a hub of activity on Thursday afternoon, as this was the day the chain promised to serve free hamburgers as a result…
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