MLB News and Rumors


Two More Pre-Arb Extensions of Relevance to the Cubs: Rougned Odor, Jose Ramirez

Two More Pre-Arb Extensions of Relevance to the Cubs: Rougned Odor, Jose Ramirez

More deals to study as we think ahead to the Cubs’ extension future.

MLBits: Top Draft Prospects, Kang May Miss Significant Time, Molina Wants Apology, More

MLBits: Top Draft Prospects, Kang May Miss Significant Time, Molina Wants Apology, More

The top of the MLB Draft is once again very relevant to the Cubs! Hooray! That, and much more from around the league.

by March 24, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

The Fourth Cut is Depthiest: Cubs Cut a Number of AAA Depth Pieces from Big League Camp

The Fourth Cut is Depthiest: Cubs Cut a Number of AAA Depth Pieces from Big League Camp

That includes Jeimer Candelario, but not Ian Happ (for today).

Javy Baez Earns All-WBC Honors for His Stellar Play

Javy Baez Earns All-WBC Honors for His Stellar Play

Baez lands on the All-WBC Team with a bunch of other stars from the tournament.

USA! USA! Team USA Wins WBC Championship Over Team Puerto Rico

USA! USA! Team USA Wins WBC Championship Over Team Puerto Rico

It was an exciting, fun tournament, but it ends with a dominant, one-sided win.

by March 23, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Ian Kinsler Wants Kids to Appreciate US-Style Baseball, As Opposed to Puerto Rican or Dominican Style

Ian Kinsler Wants Kids to Appreciate US-Style Baseball, As Opposed to Puerto Rican or Dominican Style

“That just wasn’t the way we were raised.”

Trade Interest Still Strong on Jose Quintana, Who Could Be Dealt at Any Time

Trade Interest Still Strong on Jose Quintana, Who Could Be Dealt at Any Time

One of the interested teams is the Pirates, so you can see how this could have a significant impact on the Cubs.

by March 22, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

WBC Final Set Between USA and Puerto Rico, Let the Energy and Emotion Reign

WBC Final Set Between USA and Puerto Rico, Let the Energy and Emotion Reign

What a fantastic tournament this has been, and it’s a reminder of how great the sport can – and should – be.

WBC Fun, Hendricks Innings, Schwarber Breakout, Bryant Cover, and Other Bullets

WBC Fun, Hendricks Innings, Schwarber Breakout, Bryant Cover, and Other Bullets

Can Kyle Hendricks top 200 innings this year? Will Kyle Schwarber be the big breakout guy?

Another Young Position Player Gets an Extension Worth Studying: White Sox and Tim Anderson

Another Young Position Player Gets an Extension Worth Studying: White Sox and Tim Anderson

Anderson did not yet even have a full year of service time. How does this move the market for young player extensions?

Javy Baez is Magic! He Just Busted Out the Ninja Slide at the WBC (VIDEO)

Javy Baez is Magic! He Just Busted Out the Ninja Slide at the WBC (VIDEO)

Javy. Baez. Is. The. Best.

The Minimum DL Stay is Now Just 10 Days … But MLB Is Going to Be Watching Closely

The Minimum DL Stay is Now Just 10 Days … But MLB Is Going to Be Watching Closely

It will be very attractive to teams to try to play around a bit, but it might actually now be more difficult to do so.

by March 20, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

So, Ryan Braun Is Pretty Open About His Hatred for the Length of Spring Training

So, Ryan Braun Is Pretty Open About His Hatred for the Length of Spring Training

“We don’t get paid by the hour.”

by March 17, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Benefits of Quick-Pitching, Harvey’s Velocity, Yankees’ Spending, Gonzalez Angry, More

MLBits: Benefits of Quick-Pitching, Harvey’s Velocity, Yankees’ Spending, Gonzalez Angry, More

Might improving pace of play be beneficial to pitchers?

by March 16, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Kris Bryant Early Favorite to Repeat as NL MVP

Kris Bryant Early Favorite to Repeat as NL MVP

Anthony Rizzo has the fourth best odds, behind Bryant, Bryce Harper, and Nolan Arenado. Also: Cy Young and homer favorites.