Two teams are reportedly in a bidding war for this coveted free agent outfielder.
Both the Cincinnati Reds and the Texas Rangers are bidding for former Chicago Cubs' outfielder Nicholas Castellanos. The longtime Detroit Tiger remains one of the best players left on the market and at only 27 years of age his addition would greatly benefit both these clubs.
Castellanos had a fantastic season for the Cubs and Detroit Tigers last year, with a batting average of .289 to go with 27 home runs in 151 plate appearances. He would make an instant impact to both the Reds and Rangers, as both teams hope to make a 2020 playoff push despite the odds against them.
Cincinnati, for one, could make a serious push for the NL Central crown in 2020 as well as put a dagger in the hearts of Cubs' fans by signing Castellanos.
It feels odd that a player of Castellanos' age and quality remains unsigned this late into free agency. The Cubs remain open to his return, but seem unwilling to make a legitimate offer, instead waiting on Castellanos' price to come down.
With spring training just around the corner, the Cubs are running out of time, and risk losing one of their better hitters to a division rival.