The Cubs are talking to Mark Buehrle

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Jon Paul Morosi tweeted last night that the Cubs have had multiple conversations with Mark Buehrle.

You figure that there will be umpteen teams who have at least some level of communication Buehrle so this isn’t monumental.  But at least there are a couple of cool things about this prospect of Buehrle playing in Wrigley.  For starters, Buehrle wouldn’t have to move. And man, selling a house still isn’t easy these days.

Added bonus: he could get added to this longer-than-I-thought-it-would-be list of guys who played for both the Cubs and the White Sox.

Yeah, I know. I miss the regular season too.

Kyle Seager is in The Best Shape of His Life

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Kyle Seager had the worst year of his big league career in 2018. He hit .221/.273/.400 (86 OPS+) and saw his home run total decline for the second straight year. In response, Seager has reported back to camp in Peoria . . . in the best shape of his life.

This story about it in the Seattle Times has it all: the poor production and nagging injuries that led to a change of habits in the offseason. A new diet, new exercise routines, a focus on flexibility, the epiphany that an injury was the result of conditioning and, as the payoff, the scene on the first day of workouts when his uniform was too baggy and he had to get a new one.

The proof, of course, will not come from the eating, but in the production.