After a recent rash of signings, the free agent catching market is bare. Teams with catching depth now have some nice trade chips on their hands.
Several teams are expected to be big spenders, and others won't be too far behind that, as the winter spending season is just getting under way now.
News on the lack of minority candidates being hired and what MLB plans to do about it, plus more news and notes from around Major League baseball.
Arrieta only needed 113 pitched to shut out the Pirates in the NL wild-card game, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he could have thrown any number more of them if he needed to.
The Pirates were eliminated from the postseason in the NL wild-card game Wednesday night. They won 98 games in the regular season but are still looking to get over the hump in the postseason.
The Cubs beat the Pirates 4-0 in the NL Wild Card Game Tuesday night. They're advancing to the NLDS to play the Cardinals. Here are six things to know about the Wild Card game.
Things got testy between the Cubs and Pirates in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's NL wild card game.
The Cubs will start Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber in the corner outfield spots in Wednesday's NL Wild Card game.
Here are the rosters for the NL wild card game. No other players can appear in the game, but the roster can change for the winning team before next round.
The visiting Cubs send Jake Arrieta to the hill against the home Pirates and Gerrit Cole. Let's break it down.

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