If you list it, they will buy

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The filming site of the movie “Field of Dreams” — cornfield ballpark and all — is up for sale:

The movie site, located
northeast of Dyersville, has been officially listed, according to owners
Don and Becky Lansing. The listing encompasses the movie site, which
includes the baseball diamond, a two-bedroom, 1 1/2-bath house, six
outbuildings and a parcel of land totaling 193 acres.

I’m 36 years old, I love my family, I love baseball and I blog in my pajamas all day. But until I read this article, I’d never done a crazy
thing in my whole life.  Who wants to go in with me?

Reds acquire Tanner Roark from Nationals

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The Reds announced on Wednesday evening that the club acquired starter Tanner Roark from the Nationals in exchange for pitcher Tanner Rainey.

Roark, 32, is entering his third of three years of arbitration eligibility, so this is essentially a rental for the Reds. This past season, Roark posted a 4.34 ERA with 146 strikeouts and 50 walks over 180 1/3 innings. He had a career year in 2016, finishing with a 2.83 ERA, but hasn’t been able to replicate it in the two years since.

Rainey, 25, accrued just seven innings in the majors last season, yielding 19 runs (all earned) on 13 hits and 12 walks with seven strikeouts. He spent most of his year with Triple-A Louisville where his numbers were much better: he had a 2.65 ERA with 65 strikeouts and 35 walks in 51 innings of relief.

The Reds have been in the mix in a lot of rumors during the winter meetings, so it’s not a surprise to see them make a splash. The club is trying to improve on last year’s dismal 67-95 finish.