A Tip o’ the Nightcap: News and Rumors on Aroldis Chapman, Wade Davis, Jorge Soler, War Bear

Not much analysis, just a quick-hitter to close the day that was in Cubbie occurrences.

  • Aroldis Chapman is reportedly asking for a six-year deal
    • Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    • Deep breath
    • Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha *snorts, coughs*
    • Chapman denies $100M demand, but $18M AAV would put him over that mark
    • It should go without saying that Cubs are out; they rode him hard and put him up wet and now someone else can pay him
  • Cubs are very interested in Wade Davis
    • Davis went on DL in July with “forearm tightness”
    • Under contract for one year at $10M
      • Great price for closer, although you have to add in trade cost
      • Would command big money as 2018 FA, Cubs could QO and recoup pick
    • NYY, LAD, WAS, MIA also said to be interested
    • Robust market means Royals have hella leverage
    • Jorge Soler said to be “name to watch
  • More Soler rumors
  • Kyle Schwarber not playing winter ball
    • Focused on LF, not sure about catching
    • Winter ball was to get swing right
    • Kinda already proved he can hit MLB pitching

Come back in the AM for Nate’s Rundown for more on these and other news and notes from around the league.

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