MLB News and Rumors


MLBits: MLB and MLBPA Still Duking it Out, Tommy John Alternatives, Bold Predictions, More

MLBits: MLB and MLBPA Still Duking it Out, Tommy John Alternatives, Bold Predictions, More

More public sparring on rules changes, the apparently incomplete CBA, and much more.

by February 22, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Humorous Anecdote: Apparently the Nationals Could Have Had Jake Arrieta Before the Cubs

Humorous Anecdote: Apparently the Nationals Could Have Had Jake Arrieta Before the Cubs

Squashed by the owners. Oops.

by February 22, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

MLB Discussing a “Fan-Friendly” Batting Practice Improvement

MLB Discussing a “Fan-Friendly” Batting Practice Improvement

The home team might start taking batting practice second – aka, closer to game time.

by February 22, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Report: Say Goodbye to Four Pitches on Intentional Walks

Report: Say Goodbye to Four Pitches on Intentional Walks

According to Howard Bryant, the four-pitch intentional walk is, in fact, going away this year. Batters will simply take the base.

by February 22, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Commissioner Manfred: No Substantive Rules Changes Due to “Lack of Cooperation” from Players

Commissioner Manfred: No Substantive Rules Changes Due to “Lack of Cooperation” from Players

This sounds ominous. But limits on rules changes will probably make many happy.

by February 21, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Fowler Won’t Back Down, Miller’s Comeback, Worst Transactions, Much More

MLBits: Fowler Won’t Back Down, Miller’s Comeback, Worst Transactions, Much More

Dexter Fowler offers more on his travel ban comments, and how he’ll proceed from here.

by February 21, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Two Finally’s in One: Nationals Reportedly Add a Notable Free Agent, Matt Wieters Signs

Two Finally’s in One: Nationals Reportedly Add a Notable Free Agent, Matt Wieters Signs

The Nationals improve slightly.

by February 21, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

Dexter Fowler Reacts to Travel Ban, Some Cardinals Fans React Badly, Fowler Responds

Dexter Fowler Reacts to Travel Ban, Some Cardinals Fans React Badly, Fowler Responds

Like it or not, this kind of thing is going to come up a lot in our baseball world.

by February 20, 2017 Meta, MLB News and Rumors
Sooo the Yankees and Dellin Betances Aren’t Exactly Best Buds Right Now

Sooo the Yankees and Dellin Betances Aren’t Exactly Best Buds Right Now

Betances lost his arbitration hearing today, and then the Yankees president decided to say some things.

by February 18, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Schwarber’s Catching Pose, Contreras and Lester, Harper’s Return, and Other Bullets

Schwarber’s Catching Pose, Contreras and Lester, Harper’s Return, and Other Bullets

It’s the first full-squad workout day for the Cubs in Arizona. Please don’t rain.

by February 18, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Commissioner Manfred Speaks: Rules Changes, Cardinals Hacking Punishment, More

Commissioner Manfred Speaks: Rules Changes, Cardinals Hacking Punishment, More

Manfred allays concerns that the terrible extra-innings-runner-starts-on-base rule will come to MLB soon, and defends his Cardinals hacking punishment.

by February 17, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

Among MLB’s Most Fascinating Storylines: How Much More Do the Cubs Need to Become a “Dynasty”?

Among MLB’s Most Fascinating Storylines: How Much More Do the Cubs Need to Become a “Dynasty”?

Just what makes a “dynasty” anyway? Also, the most fascinating members of the Cubs’ organization, and throughout baseball.

MLBits: Alex Reyes Fallout, No Extensions for Mets Pitchers, Darvish on His Way to FA, More

MLBits: Alex Reyes Fallout, No Extensions for Mets Pitchers, Darvish on His Way to FA, More

Are the Cardinals going to act now out of desperation? Can the Rangers extend Darvish before he reaches free agency this offseason?

by February 16, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Potential Marlins Sale Takes Another Crazy Twist, as Jeffrey Loria Might Become Ambassador to France

Potential Marlins Sale Takes Another Crazy Twist, as Jeffrey Loria Might Become Ambassador to France

What was already a bit of an odd story gets more odd.

by February 16, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Oof for the Cardinals: Alex Reyes to Have Tommy John Surgery

Oof for the Cardinals: Alex Reyes to Have Tommy John Surgery

Terrible news for the Reyes, the Cardinals, and baseball. As for the NL Central, this will move the needle.

by February 15, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors