One player who needs to step up for each NL Central squad in 2017

These five players need to improve upon their 2016 stats if their teams are going to be successful.

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Now that spring training is underway, teams are finally starting to get a sense of what their rosters will look like heading into the 2017 season.

As strengths and weaknesses start to appear and players suffer through the various aches and pains associated with playing baseball every day again, it’s important for teams to use this time to come up with backup plans in case of injury or ineffectiveness.

As teams in the NL Central chase the defending World Series-champion Chicago Cubs, they’ll need some players who struggled last year to step up in a big way.

On the flip side, the Cubs have areas where they need to get more production, too, if they want to have a chance to repeat. Continue reading “One player who needs to step up for each NL Central squad in 2017”

Creative solutions for trading Andrew McCutchen

If the Pittsburgh Pirates want to avoid an awkward situation, they need to get creative.

The Pittsburgh Pirates face an awkward situation heading into the 2017 season.

After trying hard to trade star CF Andrew McCutchen, it appears the trade market has dried up for the 2013 National League MVP. Continue reading “Creative solutions for trading Andrew McCutchen”