NLDS Live Chat: Cardinals vs. Phillies Game 2

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It’s Chris Carpenter vs. Cliff Lee in Game 2.  Must-win for the Cardinals? I hate to be so dramatic, but yeah, if you fall down 0-2 in a five game series you’re kinda screwed. Especially considering that your Game 3 opponent will be Cole Hamels.  So, yes, I’d say that St. Louis had better figure it out tonight lest they want to watch the NLCS under the same conditions the rest of us will be.

So let’s chat this up, shall we?  First pitch at 8:37pm.

Tigers, Jose Iglesias agree to $6.275 million salary for 2018, avoiding arbitration

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The Tigers announced on Wednesday evening that the club and shortstop Jose Iglesias agreed on a contract for the 2018 season, avoiding arbitration. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that it’s a one-year deal worth $6.275 million.

Iglesias, 28, was eligible for arbitration for the third and final time, which means he can become a free agent after the upcoming season. This past season, he hit a light .255/.288/.369 in 489 plate appearances. However, both defensive metrics and scouts paint him as an above-average defender at shortstop.

The rebuilding Tigers are still reportedly trying to trade Iglesias. The club already traded veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler this offseason. During last season, the Tigers moved J.D. Martinez, Alex Avila, Justin Upton, and Justin Verlander.