Archive for 2014


Recapping the Weekend: Crazy Friday Activity, Rumors Follow

Recapping the Weekend: Crazy Friday Activity, Rumors Follow

Saturday and Sunday weren’t nearly as crazy as Friday was. Did you miss any of it?

San Diego Padres Next Target: Cole Hamels?

San Diego Padres Next Target: Cole Hamels?

Is that how the Padres are going to clear up their seeming outfield logjam?

by December 21, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Kang, Breslow, Hart, Castillo, Utley, Giants Spending, More

Lukewarm Stove: Kang, Breslow, Hart, Castillo, Utley, Giants Spending, More

Last week was crazy busy, but the week ahead may be holiday chill.

Pitch Framing Analysis Really Isn’t That Complicated and Other Bullets

Pitch Framing Analysis Really Isn’t That Complicated and Other Bullets

With a couple of top framers in the fold, yes, you can expect to hear about this a lot in 2015.

by December 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Winning Bid for Jung-Ho Kang Reportedly Just Over $5 Million, But Who Was It? (UPDATES)

Winning Bid for Jung-Ho Kang Reportedly Just Over $5 Million, But Who Was It? (UPDATES)

It’s probably not the Cubs, though they haven’t been ruled out just yet.

Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara Are Crushing Postseason Ball and Other Bullets

Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara Are Crushing Postseason Ball and Other Bullets

Not that you can take too much from it, but crushing is always better than scuffling.

Giants Get Their Pablo Sandoval Replacement: Trade for Casey McGehee

Giants Get Their Pablo Sandoval Replacement: Trade for Casey McGehee

The implication there being that the Giants will not come desperately begging for Luis Valbuena.


David Ross Reportedly Signs with Cubs, Two Years and $5 Million

David Ross Reportedly Signs with Cubs, Two Years and $5 Million

Ross, 37, is a great back-up, and converts Welington Castillo into a tradable asset.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Claim Shane Peterson and Ryan Lavarnway, DFA Logan Watkins and Donn Roach

Cubs Claim Shane Peterson and Ryan Lavarnway, DFA Logan Watkins and Donn Roach

Lavarnway, 27, has always had a quality bat, but has never broken through.

Marlins and Yankees Get Together on Prado, Eovaldi, Jones, Phelps Deal

Marlins and Yankees Get Together on Prado, Eovaldi, Jones, Phelps Deal

The Marlins improve by picking up a new third baseman, and the Yankees get a young arm.

by December 19, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Reportedly Claim 1B/OF Shane Peterson Off of Waivers from A’s

Cubs Reportedly Claim 1B/OF Shane Peterson Off of Waivers from A’s

If true, Peterson would seem to be a depth piece in the outfield, and reserve first baseman if that ever became necessary.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Will Mets and Rockies Get Together on the Next Blockbuster?

Will Mets and Rockies Get Together on the Next Blockbuster?

The two sides have reportedly been discussing Troy Tulowitzki for a while, though a deal still seems unlikely.

by December 19, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

David Ross Reportedly Down to Padres and Cubs (UPDATES)

David Ross Reportedly Down to Padres and Cubs (UPDATES)

An earlier report had Ross agreeing to a deal with the Padres, but that may not yet be the case.

The Jason Motte Signing is Now Officially Official

The Jason Motte Signing is Now Officially Official

Motte comes with big upside, and the ability to stabilize a young bullpen. If he’s healthy.

Padres Reportedly Near Deal with Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks – David Ross Implication

Padres Reportedly Near Deal with Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks – David Ross Implication

There’s a back-up catcher going from the Padres to the Red Sox. Both teams were in on Ross, along with the Cubs.