Mark Melancon

LEADING OFF: What to watch at the baseball winter meetings

A look at what's happening today at the baseball winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland:

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The World Series champion Cubs are hoping to finish off a deal for closer Wade Davis in a trade that would send outfielder Jorge Soler to Kansas City. Davis has been dominant for the last three years and would inherit the role left open when Aroldis Chapman became a free agent.

Davis has especially excelled in postseason play, and helped the Royals win the 2015 crown. In those 27 1/3 innings as a reliever, he has a 0.33 ERA — one earned run in 27 1/3 innings, with 39 strikeouts.

He spent time on the disabled with a forearm injury last season and...

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