That was big enough news regarding Ohtani, but some additional details being reported could have a big impact on the Cubs' pursuit.
The Yankees had been considered the favorite to sign Ohtani for weeks now because they have as much global bonus money available as any team ($3.5M), also because they have a great young roster loaded with talent.
The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework of a trade involving star Giancarlo Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Boston President Dave Dombrowski both said their teams were informed by Ohtani's representatives that he would not be meeting with them. The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers were also considered potential suitors for Ohtani. The Minnesota Twins, the only other team with at least $3 million in bonus money, also did not make the final cut.
Ohtani was to be put up for bid later Friday by the Pacific League's Nippon Ham Fighters for the maximum $20 million posting fee, starting a 21-day window for the 23-year-old to reach agreement on a contract with an MLB team.
Ohtani must be signed by midnight on December 22, so we would expect this process to be finished fairly quickly. The Rangers are estimated to have $3.53 million to offer, if interested. Cashman called Ohtani's decision "disappointing". Ohtani posted a 42-15 record with a 2.52 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in five years as a pitcher.
He was limited to just 65 games as a hitter last season, but hit.332 with eight home runs and 31 RBIs.
The Bills Jerry Hughes was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, so, somehow, the Bills were the ones losing yards on the play. The Patriots had no problem running over the Bills to move to 10-2 on the season, but there plenty of heated moments.
On November 28, a root bug was revealed allowing anyone to access a mac running the latest High Sierra operating system. Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete.
The rocket was originally supposed to take flight back in 2013 or 2014 , but its maiden flight is now pegged for January 2018. Musk first tweeted out the idea on Friday evening, but has since separately confirmed his plans with The Verge .
He added that the U.S. "has the experience and expertise to help ensure that this process leads to a successful outcome". Since he took office in January, he has also moved to ban US entry by people from select Muslim countries.
A former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a campus fraternity party is appealing. Turner's appeal reportedly says that he was denied a fair trial because character witnesses were excluded by the court.
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Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore returned to Buffalo for the first time since leaving the team in free agency during the offseason. The Patriots got off to a slow start in the first half when the Bills held them to just three field goals.
Holders Germany will face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea as they try to retain the title for the first time since Brazil in 1962. Japan's veteran coach Vahid Halilhodzic vowed to avenge his side's humiliating 4-1 thrashing by Colombia at the 2014 World Cup.
Devin Singletary ran for 164 yards and three touchdowns and Florida Atlantic beat North Texas in coach Lane Kiffin's first season. Ohio State missed out on the College Football Playoff on Sunday, with Alabama claiming the No. 4 spot instead of the Buckeyes.
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle The Royal Shake-up
Alison shouted "congratulations" as Prince Harry walked past, as host Ruth Langsford encouraged her to get his attention. Just four days ago they announced they're engaged to be married and already Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are at work.
Matt Lauer Will Not Receive a Payout From NBC
However, the New York Post indicated that it extended through the first half of 2019, leading to the $30 million figure. However, NBC is pushing back, saying that the contract is void because Lauer was sacked "with cause", a.k.a.
Germany withdraws diplomat from North Korea
That suggests progress by Pyongyang in developing a weapon of mass destruction that could strike the United States mainland. During the conversation, Trump urged his Chinese counterpart to stop delivering oil to North Korea.
The X Factor 2017 victor FINALLY revealed
Following his elimination, Kevin told Dermot: "Thank you the United Kingdom for believing in me to put me on that stage". Fans raced to Twitter confessing they were unable to use the X Factor app to vote for one of two reasons.
Iran opens first phase of 'strategic' Chabahar port
With this, a new strategic transit route to Afghanistan and Central Asia have opened for India through Iran , bypassing Pakistan. The port was inaugurated in the presence of representatives from India, Afghanistan and several other countries of the region.
Partly cloudy skies, temps above normal this weekend
Out ahead of our front, some rain will develop and could be steady for a while, especially later Tuesday into early Wednesday . Expect dry, sunny conditions Saturday , Sunday and into Monday with temperatures slightly above normal, forecasters say.