Some major speculations and an abundance of small deals have crossed the baseball world today.
Yankees hoping another starter
Almost all the time has passed since Patrick Corbin met the Phillies and is already on the road, this time scheduled to talk to the Yankees. According to Joel Sherman of New York Post, the meeting will take place on Thursday, which could lead to a reinforced rotation of the Yankees, Corbin joining James Paxton.
Corbin, who will not be 30 before mid-season next year, was fifth in Cy Young voting this year after a good last year with the Diamondbacks. He posted a Report of 1.05 WHIP and 5.13 K / BB, while maintaining its effective rate of return below 3.50 for the first time since 2013.
If he plays for the Yankees next season, he will likely have the advantage over Paxton. This is not only due to his best ERA, but also to the fact that Corbin has already proven itself as a workaholic. He has launched 545 and ⅓ innings since 2016 while Paxton has launched 417 and innings.
Cubs add depth
The Cubs deepened their depth by swapping for the Yankee convenience store Ronald Torreyes. Jesse Rogers from ESPN says that Torreyes was acquired for reasons of money or for a player who will be named later.
In 2018, Torreyes competed in a field match, but split his time into second, third, and short distance, while hitting .280 and posting a WAR score of 100 at-bat. Katherine Acquavella of CBS Sports suggests that the Cubs pulled the trigger of this transaction as insurance if they do not move forward Addison Russell following his suspension.
This will be the second time Torreyes will play with the Cubs after spending time with their AA team in 2013.
Ken Rosenthal L & # 39; athletics reported that in addition to Cubs negotiating for Torreyes, they also signed Kyle Ryan to a major league agreement. He has not participated in a match since the first month of the 2017 season and has spent all of 2018 in the Cubs system.
In 2017, he launched only 5 and 2/3 innings for the Tigers, while allowing five points. With the Iowa Cubs in 2018, he scored an average of 2.86 in 66 innings with a WHIP equal to 1.0 and a ratio of 2.5 BB / 9. retain in the major leagues to get out of the arena, it will be a solid addition to the newcomer's side.
With only five innings in major tournaments since the start of the 2017 season, there is no guarantee that Ryan will be able to have a regular season, but the Cubs seem ready to rely on him to start the new season.
DFA Dodgers Pat Venditte
The Dodgers have acquired Adam McCreery des Braves for financial reasons and in the process have appointed Pat Venditte for the assignment, according to Bill Shaikin's Los Angeles Times. The 33-year-old switch thrower has appeared in only 15 games with the Dodgers in 2018 after missing the entire 2017 season, but has had his biggest season. He had an ARR of 2.57, a ratio of 1.9 BB / 9, a WHIP of 1.0 and an ERA Plus of 155.
Entering the 2018 season, his career ERA was 4.97 and a ratio of 4.1 BB / 9. Most of his successes came after his promotion on August 24, closing the season without giving up a single pass in 9 and 2/3. All this was possible thanks to Venditte who changed the game for the miners and scored a 1.75 try average in 45 games with the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
Astros looking at Eovaldi
The Houston Astros show interest in adding a right handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi according to Jon Morosi's MLB Network. The Astros could eventually lose two runners free, Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton.
Eovaldi, 28, finished the 2018 season with an average of 1.61 in 221 laps in the playoffs, helping to win the Red Sox in the World Series. In the 2018 regular season, he went 6-7 with a 3.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 3.60 FIP and 5.05 K / 9 in 111 innings between the Red Sox and the Rays.