Report: Cole, Strasburg to meet with Yankees in coming days
The New York Yankees are scheduled to have meetings with Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg in the next two days, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. General manager Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone, and pitching coach Matt Blake are going to meet with Cole in California on Tuesday, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman adds the Yankees are also expected to meet with Strasburg on Wednesday. The pair of Scott Boras clients represent the top two pitchers on the free-agent market this winter and are expected to eclipse the nine-figure mark. Both right-handers are attached to draft-pick compensation after rejecting their one-year, $17.
Thealready possess one of baseball's best bullpens and appear interested in making it even stronger.
New York is actively pursuingcloser , reports .
The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets are two other clubs that have inquired about Hader, Rosenthal adds.
Milwaukee wants a lot in return for the two-time All-Star, who has won the Trevor Hoffman award in back-to-back seasons as the top reliever in the National League, so a deal with any team remains unlikely.
Although the Yankees are fresh off spending $324 million to acquire starting pitcherand reportedly re-signed outfielder on Thursday, they possess the prospect capital to add Hader.
Alberta loses beer battle in Appeal Court, but won't have to repay brewers
EDMONTON — Alberta's top court has dismissed the province's appeal of a ruling that disallowed a program meant to promote local craft beers. But the Court of Appeal tossed out part of an earlier judgment that granted two out-of-province brewers more than $2 million in damages. In a unanimous decision, the court found that a 2015 policy by the previous NDP government to charge retailers a higher markup for beer brewed outside British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan was a barrier to interprovincial trade, which violates the Constitution.
Yankees prospects Deivi Garcia, Jasson Dominguez, and Estevan Florial are all among MLB Pipeline's top 100.
In three seasons of big-league ball, Hader owns a 2.42 ERA and 0.85 WHIP with 49 saves and a 15.3 K/9 rate. He was the third-most valuable reliever in baseball last season by.
He'd make a great addition to a Yankees bullpen that already has, , , , and .
New York's 'pen ranked second in WAR last season, according to FanGraphs, but were ninth in MLB in ERA (4.08) and FIP (4.15).
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Bill Hader and Rachel Bilson Spark Dating Rumors After Their Coffee Date in His Hometown .
Bill Hader and Rachel Bilson Spark Dating Rumors After Coffee DateIn a photo obtained by TMZ, the Barry star, 41, can be seen with the former The O.C. actress, 38, who was close behind him. Hader wore a black sweatshirt, blue jean jacket, gray jeans, and a black hoodie as he clutched coffee in his hand while Bilson opted for a gray shirt, jacket, and blue jeans while also holding a cup of coffee.