The St. Louis Cardinals’ offseason search went from calculus-problem difficult to second-grade math the minute a trade that had nothing to do with them happened about a thousand miles away.
Limited Youth Sam Acho Jersey It wasn¡¯t so much that the Cardinals had fixated on Adam Eaton as the only solution to the problem they had set out to solve: How to patch their leaky defense and squeeze a little action into their listless baserunning. What changed their thinking was what it took the Washington Nationals to land Eaton — three bona fide pitching prospects, a haul of talent the Cardinals didn¡¯t have and, if they did, couldn¡¯t afford to move.
During spring training, a bemused-looking Chapman answered questions every day at his locker. The Yankees media — with 11 outlets covering the team full-time — is very different from Cincinnati’s. But with the use of a translator, Chapman did not seem to have much trouble.
After repeatedly stating he would not compromise on his suspension, and proclaiming his innocence, the lure of not losing out on free agency after the 2016 season helped Chapman agree to a 30-day ban to begin the season.
Jared Veldheer Youth Jersey By May 9, Chapman was finally in pinstripes, wowing the fans with his 105 mph fastball. He joined a team that was 11-18. By the time he was traded to the Cubs, they were 49-48. His 20 saves and 2.01 ERA surely helped. And he also helped the Cubs, saving 16 games (plus four more in the playoffs) and posting a 1.01 ERA en route to the biggest party in Wrigleyville in more than a century. Along the way, his Cubs downed the Dodgers — remember them? — in the NLCS. And the Reds? They finished last in the NL Central, matching the Padres with a league-worst 94 losses.
For Cincinnati in 2016, Renda batted .182 in 32 big-league games. Cotham¡¯s ERA was 7.40 in 24 1/3 innings for the Reds. Davis had a 3.82 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A. Jagielo hit .205 at Double-A.