Post-Winter Meetings fallout still continues, and Pete Rose met with baseball commissioner Rob Manfred yesterday. It did not go well. It was mostly a slow news day yesterday, unless you happen to be Johnny Cueto or a San Francisco Giants fan.
How much value do Cleveland Indians pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar have? | Cleveland
In a world where the Atlanta Braves just traded Shelby Miller for a king's ransom, how much trade value do the Indians pitchers have?
Inbox: Pitching the key to Indians' deal-making? | MLB
More on the Indians pitching, this time from Jordan Bastian's mailbag. He could also see the Indians going after Chicago Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler now that Chicago has signed Jason Heyward to a massive deal.
Around the league
Pete Rose without a doubt one of the saddest tales in the history of sports | ESPN
Pete Rose had one last shot to convince a commissioner to let him back into baseball, and it did not work out in his favor. Rose admitted that he still (legally) bets on baseball, which could not have helped his case.
Sources: Giants, Johnny Cueto agree to 6-year, $130M deal | ESPN
I honestly did not think he would be able to beat that $120 million offer from the Arizona Diamondbacks, but here we are. You h ave to wonder how hard he pushed the Giants to get over that number to save face.
How Badly Do the Cubs Need a Starting Pitcher? | FanGraphs
The Cubs are obviously set on pitching, but could they use another arm? An arm like Carlos Carrasco or Danny Salazar, perhaps?
Are the Yankees setting themselves up for another opt-out clause disaster? | Pinstripe Alley
An interesting piece from our friends at Pinstripe Alley on opt-out clauses and their effects on a team.
The $500 million man | NBC Sports
Bryce Harper is going to hit free agency after the 2018 season and he is going to make an absurd amount of money.