The Sun Times’ Joe Cowley says we should all hold our horses on the rumored Edwin Jackson to the White Sox deal:
Hold off on the Jackson trade folks, KW has something big cooking and if he gets it done Jackson trade is off.
Maybe it’s a play for Dunn directly? Prince Fielder? You’d think that if he really knew anything that he’d just say it, but it’s also possible that Williams just called him and told him the above in so many words. I could totally picture Williams doing that.
Either way, the suspense it terrible! I hope it lasts!
The Dodgers have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with free agent right-hander Tom Koehler, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. The team has yet to officially announce the signing, which is currently pending a physical.
Following a mostly-productive five-year run with the Marlins, the 31-year-old flamed out in 12 starts for Miami in 2017, eventually coming over to the Blue Jays in a midseason trade for minor leaguer Osman Gutierrez. He made a successful transition to the bullpen and finished the season on a high note, pitching to a 2.65 ERA, 3.2 BB/9 and 9.5 SO/9 in 17 innings.
Koehler was non-tendered by the Blue Jays earlier this month and had attracted a fair amount of interest around the league prior to his signing. He’s expected to reprise his role as a middle reliever in Los Angeles, though Cotillo speculates that he could also bring some depth and balance to the Dodgers’ lefty-heavy rotation.