Get Ready to See Fewer Players Getting Jacked Up at Second Base … Maybe

Get Ready to See Fewer Players Getting Jacked Up at Second Base … Maybe

A rules change regarding slides at second base on double-play break-ups is probably going to be in place by Opening Day.

by February 9, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Report: Lazarito Will Choose Team Tomorrow, Cubs Among Teams with “Strong” Interest

Report: Lazarito Will Choose Team Tomorrow, Cubs Among Teams with “Strong” Interest

That’s the first time we’ve heard a sourced connection between the Cubs and the Cuban prospect.

John Baker Speaks: Spring Training, Clubhouse Leadership, Cubs Fans, More

John Baker Speaks: Spring Training, Clubhouse Leadership, Cubs Fans, More

New Cubs front office-man John Baker offers up a series of thoughts.

by February 9, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
White Sox Reportedly Pull the Trigger on Signing Mat Latos

White Sox Reportedly Pull the Trigger on Signing Mat Latos

The 28-year-old righty once looked like a huge arm in a loaded free agent class. But then a whole lot of struggling happened.

by February 9, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Two-Year Deals that Will Be Cubs-Relevant in the Future: Donaldson, Martinez, Pollock

Two-Year Deals that Will Be Cubs-Relevant in the Future: Donaldson, Martinez, Pollock

Young, arbitration-level, position player stars getting multi-year deals – this will be relevant to the Cubs’ future negotiations.

David Ross Would Like to Be a Manager Some Day

David Ross Would Like to Be a Manager Some Day

Shortly after seven of his peers identified him as a potential future leader, Ross admits he’d love the chance to manage.

by February 9, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Reportedly Remain Involved in Trade Talks, Though Rays Unlikely to Move an Arm

Cubs Reportedly Remain Involved in Trade Talks, Though Rays Unlikely to Move an Arm

The rumors won’t go away, but I suppose that could simply be because the two sides keep in contact.

by February 9, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Picking the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central and Other Bullets

Picking the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central and Other Bullets

Everyone with any credibility will be doing so. Also: Eloy Jimenez is big, Kyle Schwarber looks good, and much more.

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Starting Pitcher Health, Baez, Coghlan, Schwarber, More

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Starting Pitcher Health, Baez, Coghlan, Schwarber, More

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer discusses the upcoming season, the rotation, finding playing time, and much more. And we discuss the same.

Diamondbacks Reportedly Sign Reliever Tyler Clippard to Two-Year Deal

Diamondbacks Reportedly Sign Reliever Tyler Clippard to Two-Year Deal

The Diamondbacks get just a little bit stronger in the tight NL West.

by February 8, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Project to Be One of the Most Improved Teams By Contact Rate

Cubs Project to Be One of the Most Improved Teams By Contact Rate

The Cubs struck out a ton in 2015, but they figure to be among the most improved teams for 2016.

by February 8, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Tommy Nance to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Tommy Nance to Minor League Deal

Tommy Nance is the most recent low-risk minor league signing for the Cubs.

Lukewarm Stove: Glut of Available Players, Fowler, Jackson, Lazarito, More

Lukewarm Stove: Glut of Available Players, Fowler, Jackson, Lazarito, More

Huge swaths of free agents remain unsigned with Spring Training just around the corner.