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The Value of Low-Probability Upside and Other Bullets

The Value of Low-Probability Upside and Other Bullets

When the Royals acquired James Shields two years ago, the probability it would put them over the top was low. But then maybe it did.

by October 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Report: Royals Not Likely to Re-Sign James Shields

Report: Royals Not Likely to Re-Sign James Shields

If true, that would be one fewer suitor for a guy who is reportedly one of the Cubs’ top targets.

by October 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Playoff Miscellany: Peace Out, Cardinals – Giants Headed to the World Series

Playoff Miscellany: Peace Out, Cardinals – Giants Headed to the World Series

The Giants walked off against Michael Wacha in the 9th … his first appearance of the playoffs.

by October 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Martin, Scherzer, Markakis, Cruz, Rios, More

Lukewarm Stove: Martin, Scherzer, Markakis, Cruz, Rios, More

Qualifying offer rumors are trickling out, though the decisions thus far are fairly obvious. Also: can the Tigers keep Max Scherzer?

by October 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Playoff Miscellany: Unstoppable Royals Punch Their Ticket, Giants Punch Cardinals

Playoff Miscellany: Unstoppable Royals Punch Their Ticket, Giants Punch Cardinals

The Royals are rolling a few years after having one of the best farm systems in history.

by October 16, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Sure Enough, Big-Time Cuban Infielder Jose Fernandez is Defecting

Sure Enough, Big-Time Cuban Infielder Jose Fernandez is Defecting

The 26-year-old infielder is one of the better bats in Cuba, and one of the best players there overall.

by October 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Kenta Maeda Posting Shuffle, and Refresher on the Japanese Player Posting System

The Kenta Maeda Posting Shuffle, and Refresher on the Japanese Player Posting System

Is it possible that Maeda won’t be posted as everyone had expected? Also … what’s posting anyway, you say? Need a refresher?

by October 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Russell Martin Rumor Bits: Pirates “Stretching” to Keep Him? Cubs Still Interested?

Russell Martin Rumor Bits: Pirates “Stretching” to Keep Him? Cubs Still Interested?

Martin still makes sense for the Cubs, especially if the price tag doesn’t get nutty.

by October 15, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Playoff Miscellany: Royals Can’t Lose, Giants Get a Freebie

Playoff Miscellany: Royals Can’t Lose, Giants Get a Freebie

The Giants’ win over the Cardinals actually featured the extraordinarily rare acceptable sac bunt attempt!

by October 15, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Titanic Baseball Shift: Andrew Friedman Leaving Tampa Bay Rays for Los Angeles Dodgers

Titanic Baseball Shift: Andrew Friedman Leaving Tampa Bay Rays for Los Angeles Dodgers

Non-player news doesn’t really get any bigger, or more shocking, than this.

by October 14, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Is Yet Another Cuban Megastar – Jose Fernandez – Coming to the United States?

Is Yet Another Cuban Megastar – Jose Fernandez – Coming to the United States?

His whereabouts are currently unknown. The 26-year-old second baseman is one of the top players in Cuba.

by October 14, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Needs, Span, Zimmermann, Samardzija, More

Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Needs, Span, Zimmermann, Samardzija, More

It turns out there’s a lot for Cubs fans to follow in Washington right now. Maybe. Kinda. Rumors!

by October 13, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Strike Zone is Growing Downward in Rapid Fashion and Other Bullets

The Strike Zone is Growing Downward in Rapid Fashion and Other Bullets

How rapidly? How low? What can be done about it? Shouldn’t we have more umpires like Leslie Nielsen?

by October 13, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Playoff Miscellany: Cardinals Win After Coming Back and Hitting Walk-Off Homer? Of Course

Playoff Miscellany: Cardinals Win After Coming Back and Hitting Walk-Off Homer? Of Course

Actually, it’s more like they blew it, then came back, then blew it again, then walked it off.

by October 13, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

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