Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Daily Gameday thread. Thanks for everyone who participated in the All Questions Answered session earlier today.
Some items for discussion:
***Chris Cotillo reports that the Baltimore Orioles have opened contract extension talks with right-hander Chris Tillman. Similar negotiations are reportedly underway between the Cleveland Indians and right-hander Corey Kluber according to Scott Gelman. How many years would you extend those two?
***In hot Rule 5 action, the San Diego Padres claimed right-hander Jandel Gustave from the Kansas City Royals on waiver. Gustave was originally in the Houston Astros system and was selected under Rule 5 by the Royals last December. He has a 100 MPH fastball but the 22-year-old Dominican has a career 5.73 ERA and comes by it honestly with 146 walks in 196 career innings, none above Low-A. He has 199 strikeouts too but 100 MPH is no good if you can't find the plate.
***John Buck has retired. Seems like a good candidate for a Prospect Retrospective. Heath Bell retired, too. Another candidate? Any interest in those?
***Scott Lindholm asks, "would you trade Kris Bryant for Matt Harvey?" For anyone?