MLB News and Rumors


The Cubs Could Be Looking at a Long-Term Rays Starter

The Cubs Could Be Looking at a Long-Term Rays Starter

The Rays have many cost-controlled, young starters who could appeal to the Cubs as soon as this week.

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Scouting Starters? Also, Bits on Davis, Hill, Cashner, Sale, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Scouting Starters? Also, Bits on Davis, Hill, Cashner, Sale, More

Jeremy Hellickson do anything for you? Also, the Dodgers might be willing to pay a steep price for Chris Sale.


Lukewarm Stove: Percolating Market, Reddick Back, Gray, Archer, More

Lukewarm Stove: Percolating Market, Reddick Back, Gray, Archer, More

There are other rumors out there besides the Cubs’ move for Aroldis Chapman …

Report: Yankees Telling Teams They’re Close to Trading Chapman, Keeping Miller

Report: Yankees Telling Teams They’re Close to Trading Chapman, Keeping Miller

Keeping Miller has always made some sense for the Yankees, even as it might frustrate Cubs fans.

White Sox Scratch Chris Sale Amid Trade Chatter … Except Not For Trade or Injury? (UPDATES)

White Sox Scratch Chris Sale Amid Trade Chatter … Except Not For Trade or Injury? (UPDATES)

There’s something really weird going on.

by July 23, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Sale, Reddick, Smith, Royals Maybe Selling, Chapman, More

Lukewarm Stove: Sale, Reddick, Smith, Royals Maybe Selling, Chapman, More

If the Royals do sell, Wade Davis certainly would be interesting. Also, another report connects the Cubs to Josh Reddick.

Lukewarm Stove: Reddick, Rays Starters, Buchholz, Schwarber Valuation, More

Lukewarm Stove: Reddick, Rays Starters, Buchholz, Schwarber Valuation, More

What with spurious Kyle Schwarber “rumors” flying, it’s worth commenting on his “value.”


Limiting Pitching Changes to Improve MLB Pace of Play? And Other Bullets

Limiting Pitching Changes to Improve MLB Pace of Play? And Other Bullets

Not the way I would do things. Also: a winnable stretch of games, a dominant pitch for a dominant reliever, and much more.

Lukewarm Stove: Archer Available? Lucroy Going? White Sox Selling? Cubs Want Starters?

Lukewarm Stove: Archer Available? Lucroy Going? White Sox Selling? Cubs Want Starters?

Plenty to get into from around the rumor mill this evening …

Official: Cubs Trade Vogelbach and Blackburn to Mariners for Montgomery and Pries

Official: Cubs Trade Vogelbach and Blackburn to Mariners for Montgomery and Pries

The Cubs have reportedly struck a deal for a left-handed reliever.

Cubs Reportedly Tried to Get Involved in Three-Team Drew Pomeranz Trade – With a Twist

Cubs Reportedly Tried to Get Involved in Three-Team Drew Pomeranz Trade – With a Twist

Would the Cubs really acquire the best starter on the trade market just to spin him to another team? We may never know.


MLB Will Now Investigate and Presumably Punish Cardinals for Hack

MLB Will Now Investigate and Presumably Punish Cardinals for Hack

Now that the federal process is over, the ball is in MLB’s court.

by July 19, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: NYY Still Want Schwarber, CLE Wants Reliever, Puig Availability, More

Lukewarm Stove: NYY Still Want Schwarber, CLE Wants Reliever, Puig Availability, More

The Cubs will have a lot of competition for very limited resources in this market.