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Cubs weigh options in centerfield after Fowler declines qualifying offer

Oct 7, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler (24) hits a solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning in the National League Wild Card playoff baseball game at PNC Park. The Cubs won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Charles LeClaireWhile the MLB saw three players accept a qualifying offer for the first...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts On Ian Desmond and Dexter Fowler

MLB Trade Rumors released their annual Top 50 Free Agents list, complete with projected deals and landing spots. The project that the Mets will sign shortstop Ian Desmond and outfielder Dexter Fowler. Here is their capsule for each followed by my commentary. Ian Desmond - Mets. Five years, $80MM. Perhaps the game’s best shortstop from 2012-14, Desmond slumped to a .233/.290...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler and Cook

As expected, the Cubs extended a $15.8m qualifying offer to Dexter Fowler, who will decline it. That means the Cubs will get an extra draft pick after the first round, in the event Fowler signs elsewhere. The Cubs also claimed Ryan Cook off of waivers from Boston, for some reason. Tags:  2015 Offseason
Via Cub Reporter
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs extend qualifying offer to Fowler; claim Cook from Red Sox

Dexter Fowler provides plenty of power from the leadoff spot. Lisa Blumenfeld Getty Images North AmericaCHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to center fielder Dexter Fowler.Acquired in a trade with Houston last winter, Fowler shook off a slow start to help Chicago win 97 games and reach the NL Championship Series. He hit .250 with 17 homers...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Cubs re-sign Dexter Fowler?

The Cubs 2015 season is over. It was a great season. In order for this team to contend, they needed to get significant production from some of what they are hoping will be future stars. They did. They not only contended, they won 97 games. They finished with the 3rd best record in all of baseball (no team in any other division won more), they beat Pittsburgh in the wild card game...
Via Obstructed View
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Two hitters who played into big contracts in 2015

At the beginning of each season, sports analysts and pundits discuss the "contract-year" players who are are going into the final year of their current contract. An emphasis is placed on these players because of a myth that has been advanced for years. The argument posits that players in the final year of their contracts will see an increase in production as they play harder...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Cubs sign Dexter Fowler to an extension?

Dexter Fowler has had arguably his best season in the big leagues in the year prior to becoming a free agent. The Cubs acquired Fowler from the Astros in January for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily. Valbuena was surprisingly productive as a Cub from 2012-2014, but hasn’t been quite as successful this season with the Astros in large part because UZR thinks he’s been a worse fielder...
Via Obstructed View
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dexter Fowler strikes back as Colorado Rockies front office continues looking incompetent

Dexter Fowler lashed back at Dan O'Dowd's criticism.The Colorado Rockies front office seems to pride itself in outside-the-box thinking. That thinking is clearly causing confusion not only outside of the organization, but within their own clubhouse.On Sunday in the Houston Chronicle, former Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler responded to comments that Rockies general manager Dan O...
Via Rockies Review
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros rumors: Shin-Soo Choo edition

The Houston Astros are in need of some help. Coming off a horrifying 51-111 campaign that ended with 15 straight losses, the Astros are ready for change. They have a bounty of young prospects and a few good pieces, but the Astros need a cog in their lineup that they can rely on for top-level production. Normally, the Astros would be nowhere near contention for such a player. They...
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies trade Dexter Fowler to Houston Astros for next to nothing

Dexter Fowler is no longer a member of the Colorado Rockies.When the Colorado Rockies went to the World Series in 2007, there was so much optimism in the hearts of Rockies fans everywhere.Not only had the Rockies youth movement hit their stride, but they also had a kid named Dexter Fowler in the minors named Dexter Fowler who was the crown jewel of a farm system that produced the...
Via Rockies Review
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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