December 2013

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Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Yoon, Crain, Tanaka, Maeda, Spending

Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Yoon, Crain, Tanaka, Maeda, Spending

Shouldn’t the Orioles be more frequently connected in Jeff Samardzija trade rumors?

Hey – Don’t Forget About Christian Villanueva

Hey – Don’t Forget About Christian Villanueva

The third base prospect we hear the least about is someone to keep in mind going into 2014.

Closing Down the Year and Other Bullets

Closing Down the Year and Other Bullets

2013 was a mixed bag – great for me, not so for the big league Cubs.

The Legend of Alfonso Soriano’s Horrible Contract

The Legend of Alfonso Soriano’s Horrible Contract

Are we still searching for lessons from Soriano’s megadeal? And are people even noting the right lessons?

The Yankees Reportedly Plan to Pull a Cubs in the 2014 IFA Market

The Yankees Reportedly Plan to Pull a Cubs in the 2014 IFA Market

Except, like, on steroids. The Yankees could reportedly spend as much as $25 million next year.

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Concern Over Kickbacks, Evaluating Talent, Red Sox Lurking?

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Concern Over Kickbacks, Evaluating Talent, Red Sox Lurking?

If Tanaka is planning to give some of his contract back to Rakuten, MLB isn’t happy about it.

The Cubs Lost in Agonizing Fashion to the Cardinals Yesterday and Other Bullets

The Cubs Lost in Agonizing Fashion to the Cardinals Yesterday and Other Bullets

Well, that’s the equivalent, anyway.

The Worst Deals of the Year and Other Bullets

The Worst Deals of the Year and Other Bullets

Re-signing Ian Stewart was a mistake, but did the Cubs have any other “worst” moves?