Steve Adams of MLBtraderumors.com breaks down Friday’s timeline of how the Jason Heyward saga is playing out.
11:54pm: Jon Heyman tweets that the Nationals are believed to have offered about or exactly $200MM to Heyward.
11:52am: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that the Cardinals are “out” on Heyward.
11:50am: Jason Heyward has made a decision on which team he’ll sign with, a source tells Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Goold writes that while the Cardinals were aggressive, it doesn’t sound like Heyward chose them. Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that the Nationals aren’t optimistic about a deal, either. The Cubs are “very much in play,” says Goold, though no report has indicated that Chicago has agreed to terms with Heyward just yet.
Towards the end of the winter meetings, the word on the street was that it was between the Cubs and Cardinals. It appeared the Nationals made a late push. The Angels and Giants were also rumored to be early suitors.