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.
The Mets have been in touch with a pair of free-agent batters, the Padres are mulling extension talks with Tyson Ross and more Tuesday MLB buzz.
From Carlos Gomez and Bryce Harper, to Chris Iannetta and Paul Maholm, major leaguers are stunned and saddened by the loss of Hanson, who died Monday night after he reportedly fell into a coma and sustained catastrophic organ failure.
More thoughts and news about the NL champion New York Mets, plus more about the Cubs and more updates from around Major League Baseball.
The Mets lead the Cubs three games to none in the best-of-seven NLCS. Here are the Game 4 lineups.
Some in the Cubs clubhouse following their Game 3 loss to the Mets said the team is 'pressing,' but there is still belief that they can overcome the 3-0 deficit. No one would know better than team president Theo Epstein. That, plus more news from around Major League Baseball.
Lucas Duda and Michael Conforto are both back in the lineup against Jake Arrieta in Game 2 of the NLCS.
The Mets beat the Cubs 4-2 in Game 1 of the NLCS Saturday night. The turning point was Jon Lester's mistake pitch to Curtis Granderson in an 0-2 count in the fifth.
The Cubs and Mets are set to do battle in Game 1 of the NLCS. Here are the lineups.
Both the Mets and Cubs have announced their rosters for the NLCS. Addison Russell is out for the Cubs with a hamstring injury.

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