The odds are that the Dodgers, with their seemingly limitless coffers, will reel in one of the top two free-agent pitchers. That, plus more notes from the GM meetings in this installment of Inside Baseball.
At 9 am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents, including stars like David Price and Jason Heyward.
The Phillies are the first team to be officially been eliminated from postseason contention in 2015. They continued their rebuilding effort this summer and there are more changes on the way.
Looking at the Cubs present and future as well as news and notes from around Major League Baseball this week.
Quick pitches are against the rules and possibly dangerous, and the Phillies bench let Robles and the Mets know.
"I think you earn your stripes." Experienced players, unlike rookies or other newcomers, "shouldn't have that borderline pitch called on them. It's that respect factor."
Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto is currently the best pitcher on the trade market and has plenty of suitors. Read more on Cueto, the Mets' targets, the Brewers selling and plenty of other MLB trade buzz.
Frenchy came up big on Sunday with the Phillies down one in the bottom of the ninth.
The Dodgers and Rangers are both in Hamels' nine-team pre-approved list, so a trade veto won't be an issue.
Was being disrespected by his players part of the reason Ryne Sandberg resigned as Phillies manager? Sounds like it might have played a role.

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