Late last night, reports began to ring out that the Cubs had a deal in place with the Braves for Shelby Miller that would have sent Javier Baez to Atlanta.
However, through the morning, those reports proved to be greatly exaggerated, and a deal had not been made.
Now things have also cooled for the Rays on the talks as they can seemingly agree on both Alex Cobb and Javier Baez in the deal, but can't agree upon which other players to include.
Also, some pure speculation:
Meanwhile on other fronts, Ben Zobrist may have an awesome offer on the table.
Ben Zobrist has a four-year, $80 million offer on the table. The #Mets still considered favorites to ultimately land him.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 8, 2015
Or he might not.
Asked someone who would know if Zobrist has four-year, $80M offer. Answer: "No way."— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 8, 2015
Source: Zobrist does not have a 4/$80M offer on the table.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 8, 2015
Also, Tyler Flowers will decide soon as he down to three teams.
Decisions looming on Shawn Kelley (SEA, WSH, ARZ) and Tyler Flowers (NYY, TB, ATL).— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 8, 2015
Update, Cubs have switched their interest to Odorizzi