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(.293 average and 23 steals in Single-A and High-A) might be enough to tempt San Francisco and transform

in Themen von D-E-F 22.11.2018 04:57
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Left-hander Mike Montgomery has been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Chicago Cubs Craig Stammen Jersey , and Tyler Chatwood will return to the rotation and start Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Montgomery has left shoulder inflammation and the DL move was made Friday night, retroactive to Aug. 12.Chatwood has a major league-worst 90 walks in 99 2/3 innings after being signed to a $38-million, three-year contract in the offseason. He was 4-5 with a 4.98 ERA in 19 starts before moving to the bullpen at the beginning of August and has a 6.34 ERA in three relief appearances.Montgomery has made 13 starts and 19 relief appearances, going 4-4 with a 3.62 ERA.“We want to take our time and make sure it’s right,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said about Montgomery’s shoulder before Friday night’s game against the Pirates.Left-handed reliever Randy Rosario was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take Montgomery’s roster spot. Rosario is 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 28 games with the Cubs this season. The Milwaukee Brewers got to the doorstep of the Fall Classic in October, pushing the Los Angeles Dodgers to Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.Their starting pitchers http://www.padresfanproshop.com/authentic-trevor-hoffman-jersey , however, ranked seventh in the Senior Circuit and 11th overall with a 3.92 ERA and lack a bona fide ace. Bumgarner would fill that role and could help push Milwaukee even deeper into October.To land him, the Brew Crew would need to surrender toolsy outfielder Corey Ray (27 home runs and 37 steals at Double-A) and probably second baseman Keston Hiura (.293 average, 13 home runs and 15 steals in High-A and Double-A).Considering how close they got to the promised land in '18, it might be worth gutting the top tier of the farm system for a hurler of Bumgarner's skill and reputation.Houston Astros3 of 5Rob Carr/Getty ImagesThe Houston Astros failed to repeat as world champions in 2018. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel will test free agency and could sign elsewhere. The stage is set for the 'Stros to add a southpaw.Sure, they've got right-handers Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole under contract and don't need to acquire another top arm. A catcher and bullpen depth might be higher priorities.But picture Bumgarner plying his trade in Houston. How much scarier would the Astros be with one of the best postseason gunslingers of his generation taking the ball every fifth day?The Giants would surely inquire about outfielder Kyle Tucker and right-hander Forrest Whitley. The 'Stros shouldn't give up either elite prospect for a one-year rental and could counter with a package built around powerful Cuban Yordan Alvarez Evan Longoria Jersey , who hit 20 homers with a .904 OPS in 88 games in Double-A and Triple-A, plus an ancillary piece such as hard-throwing lefty Cionel Perez.Atlanta Braves4 of 5Julio Cortez/Associated PressThe Atlanta Braves blossomed ahead of schedule and won the National League East in 2018. They're young, they're hungry, and they're on the rise.A native of Hickory, North Carolina, Bumgarner could return to his southern roots with Atlanta and would bring invaluable experience to a youthful roster.The Braves aren't going to listen to requests for any of their top MLB-level stars such as Ozzie Albies or Ronald Acuna Jr.But right-hander Ian Anderson (2.49 ERA and 142 strikeouts in 119.1 innings in High-A and Double-A) and high-upside 19-year-old outfielder Drew Waters (.293 average and 23 steals in Single-A and High-A) might be enough to tempt San Francisco and transform Atlanta from intriguing upstart to genuine title contender.New York Yankees5 of 5Julio Cortez/Associated PressThe New York Yankees need starting pitching. In their American League Division Series loss to the Boston Red Sox Andrew McCutchen Jersey , no Yankees starter threw more than five innings, and other than Masahiro Tanaka, no starter recorded more than nine outs.Despite setting a single-season record for team home runs (267), the Yanks were sitting at home when the Red Sox won the pennant and then bathed in World Series champagne.That simply won't do in the Bronx.New York could spend on the free-agent market and sign an ace such as Corbin. Or it could pick up the phone and call San Francisco.If the Giants are listening, the Yankees could put together a package built on left-hander Justus Sheffield and right-hander Domingo Acevedo. It would be a steep price to pay. Sheffield was largely dominant in Double-A and Triple-A in 2018 and made his big league debut. Acevedo needs more polish, but his fastball touches triple digits.Bumgarner http://www.giantsfanproshop.com/authentic-tony-watson-jersey , however, is the postseason horse the Yankees lacked last season. Tether him to that offense, and look out. All statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs.


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