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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.

by December 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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.

by December 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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.

by December 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
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.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Projection Systems Are Fun, But Are They Accurate? And Other Bullets

Projection Systems Are Fun, But Are They Accurate? And Other Bullets

We like to discuss projections around this time of year, but is there much usefulness in it? Surprise: the answer is yes and no.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Signings: RHP Anthony Carter, OF Yovanny Cuevas, OF Samir Lara

Cubs Minor League Signings: RHP Anthony Carter, OF Yovanny Cuevas, OF Samir Lara

The bring in a power righty for potential bullpen depth, and sign a couple young IFAs.

Braves Reportedly Trade Justin Upton to the Padres, Who Want All the Outfielders

Braves Reportedly Trade Justin Upton to the Padres, Who Want All the Outfielders

Gotta love a Friday morning mystery. (UPDATE: As unbelievable as it is, Upton is going to the Padres.)

by December 19, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

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