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MLB Owners Sign Off on Instant Replay

MLB Owners Sign Off on Instant Replay

Managers will reportedly get a maximum of two challenges per game. Or just one, if they get the first one wrong.

by November 14, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
A Couple Executives See the Cubs Getting Cano and Tanaka … But They Are in the Extreme Minority

A Couple Executives See the Cubs Getting Cano and Tanaka … But They Are in the Extreme Minority

Jerry Crasnick polled execs anonymously on a handful of questions. The Cubs did not feature prominently.

by November 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Report: MLB and NPB Players Association Agree on New Posting System (UPDATE: Er, Um, Not?)

Report: MLB and NPB Players Association Agree on New Posting System (UPDATE: Er, Um, Not?)

The top bidder still wins the rights, but pays only the average of the top two bids. (UPDATE: Might not be done.)

by November 14, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Now the Pirates and Blue Jays Are Rumored Suitors for Jeff Samardzija

Now the Pirates and Blue Jays Are Rumored Suitors for Jeff Samardzija

And many in the industry apparently expect that a trade is going to happen.

by November 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Scott Boras Rips the Ricketts Family and Other Bullets

Scott Boras Rips the Ricketts Family and Other Bullets

I know. It’s shocking to hear an agent pleading for an organization to spend more money. Also: cats not totally on board with dogs.

by November 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
A Cubs Jacoby Ellsbury Rumor That I Buy – And Here’s Why

A Cubs Jacoby Ellsbury Rumor That I Buy – And Here’s Why

One report connects the Cubs explicitly to Ellsbury. And I believe it. But maybe not for the reasons you think.

by November 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
GM Meetings Rumor Bonanza: Schierholtz, Granderson, Samardzija, Tanaka, So Much More

GM Meetings Rumor Bonanza: Schierholtz, Granderson, Samardzija, Tanaka, So Much More

It’s as packed as a Lukewarm Stove entry can get.

by November 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Prospects Progress: Kris Bryant

Prospects Progress: Kris Bryant

Can the video game numbers continue? And where will he play?

by November 13, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Rumor: Kurt Suzuki Possible Back-Up Catcher Target for the Cubs

Rumor: Kurt Suzuki Possible Back-Up Catcher Target for the Cubs

It wouldn’t be a glamorous move, but the Cubs do need a solid back-up.

by November 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
BN Podcast Episode 44: Yes, the Podcast is Still a Thing (Also Renteria, Tanaka, AFL)

BN Podcast Episode 44: Yes, the Podcast is Still a Thing (Also Renteria, Tanaka, AFL)

We’re back with a look at the impending offseason and the just-finished managerial search.

by November 13, 2013 Podcasts
From Out of Left Field: Could Cubs and Marlins Discuss a Prospect Swap Involving One of The Big Four?

From Out of Left Field: Could Cubs and Marlins Discuss a Prospect Swap Involving One of The Big Four?

The idea would be to pull in a top pitching prospect in exchange for a top bat.

Possible Coaching Staff Candidates: Duncan, Jones, Fields, Castro

Possible Coaching Staff Candidates: Duncan, Jones, Fields, Castro

A handful of possible names, about whom we could be hearing more in the coming days.

by November 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Mark DeRosa Retires and Other Bullets

Mark DeRosa Retires and Other Bullets

In theory, he’s now a plausible option for the Cubs’ radio booth.

by November 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Rumored to Show Early Interest in Curtis Granderson

Chicago Cubs Rumored to Show Early Interest in Curtis Granderson

Together with the Mets, White Sox, and Astros. How seriously should we regard the rumor, though?

by November 12, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Bill Mueller Reportedly a Candidate to Be Cubs Hitting Coach

Bill Mueller Reportedly a Candidate to Be Cubs Hitting Coach

Mueller was certainly the right kind of hitter in his playing days.

by November 12, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rumor: Diamondbacks Interested in Nate Schierholtz?

Rumor: Diamondbacks Interested in Nate Schierholtz?

If so, you start to wonder what a Jeff Samardzija/Nate Schierholtz package could bring.

by November 12, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Kris Bryant is a Hitter, and It’s Awesome

Kris Bryant is a Hitter, and It’s Awesome

He’s crushed at every level this year, and he offers thoughts on his approach at the plate.

by November 12, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Jed Hoyer Says It Again: No, Seriously, the Cubs Will Be In On Masahiro Tanaka

Jed Hoyer Says It Again: No, Seriously, the Cubs Will Be In On Masahiro Tanaka

If so, how realistic are their chances? And what will the posting system look like?

by November 12, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Details on the Wrigley Field 100-Year Anniversary Celebration Next Season

Details on the Wrigley Field 100-Year Anniversary Celebration Next Season

Events throughout the season. Should be a fun diversion.

by November 12, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Many Cubs on the List of Candidates to Join Radio Booth and Other Bullets

Many Cubs on the List of Candidates to Join Radio Booth and Other Bullets

That includes Ryan Theriot, who loved his time with the Cardinals. Tons of Bullets today …

by November 12, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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