Around the time the verdict came down, Kato Kaelin was angry on Twitter. You remember Kato, right? The Brewers — from Kaelin’s hometown of Milwaukee — lost a Thursday matinee 4-2 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The chances that this changes from the the time I write it to the time you read it are high, but here is a round-up of all the latest Detroit Tigers rumors: Alex Avila: The Chicago Cubs remain the front runners and Bob Nightengale believes that Avila will be the next move the Tigers make, calling it a “perfect fit.” It will be interesting to see what the return will be on a rental backup catcher. Justin Wilson: Interest remains high, with the Red Sox, Astros, Brewers, Dodgers and Nationals all involved. The Nationals have already said that they won’t move any top prospects, which is not shocking. Jose Iglesias: While Jon Heyman notes that Jose Iglesias could be had for the right price, there
This is slowly becoming more like Willson Contreras’ team, whether or not the Cubs add a veteran catcher like Alex Avila before the July 31 trade deadline. Yadier Molina took the in-game, All-Star photo of Nelson Cruz and Joe West, but Contreras is coming for moments like that, too. In a Cubs clubhouse filled with calm, serious young players who were fast-tracked to Wrigleyville, Contreras is the one who got left exposed in the Rule 5 draft at the 2014 winter meetings and spent parts of eight seasons in the minors before making his big-league debut. As much as the Cubs needed that ice-cold demeanor from guys like Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to end the 108-year hex, they will use Contreras’ fire to try to win the World Series again.