MLB Hot Stove free agent rumors: Orioles interested in starter Alex Cobb
The O's need rotation help, and Cobb is available for hire
On that note ...
Alex Cobb is coming off a 2017 season in which he pitched to a 3.66 ERA (113 ERA+) and 2.91 K/BB ratio in a career-high 179 1/3 innings. For his career, Cobb owns an ERA+ of 111 across parts of six big-league seasons. He's going into his age-30 season. The Rays made Cobb a qualifying offer earlier this offseason, which means he'll have draft-pick compensation attached in the event that he signs a contract worth at least $50 million (highly likely).
As for the O's, they don't profile as contenders, but they'll do what the can to improve their chances going into Manny Machado's walk year. Adding a mid-rotation arm like Cobb figures to help. Of course, Cobb in signing with the Cubs, so Baltimore will surely have competition.
In the last two votes, Clemens has gained nearly 17 percent in Hall of Fame voting
The results of the BBWAA Hall of Fame vote are revealed Wednesday, Jan. 24
Does the Jackson signing mean the Giants are out on Lorenzo Cain?
Acuna edged out Shohei Ohtani and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
There's no reason to run over the cases for and against Bonds, so let's have fun instead
The coveted right-hander would certainly be a fit in Milwaukee