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Jaime Garcia Dealing With a Shoulder Issue, Cardinals to Tap Into Depth

Jaime Garcia Dealing With a Shoulder Issue, Cardinals to Tap Into Depth

Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia has been bit by the injury bug again. We’ll see how much depth they have left.

by March 29, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Minor League Baseball Announces Pace-of-Game Rules, Including 20-Second Pitch Clock

Minor League Baseball Announces Pace-of-Game Rules, Including 20-Second Pitch Clock

MiLB, in partnership with MLB, will implement pace-of-game rules changes with penalties beginning May 1. The 20-second pitch clock is the big one.

Commissioner Manfred: Kris Bryant Decision Up to the Cubs, Not Scott Boras

Commissioner Manfred: Kris Bryant Decision Up to the Cubs, Not Scott Boras

The conversation reaches all the way to the top.

Lukewarm Stove: Price, Craig, Chacin, Cuban Prospects, More

Lukewarm Stove: Price, Craig, Chacin, Cuban Prospects, More

The Tigers are talking to David Price’s camp about an extension.

The Rich Get Richer – Er, Well, They Spend More: Dodgers Agree to Sign Hector Olivera

The Rich Get Richer – Er, Well, They Spend More: Dodgers Agree to Sign Hector Olivera

Olivera could be very good with the bat, but his arm remains a question. As does where the Dodgers will play him.

by March 24, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
MLB Working to Maximize End-of-Season Drama

MLB Working to Maximize End-of-Season Drama

Game 162 of this season for all teams will start at the same time from coast to coast. Remember how awesome the last day of 2011 was?

by March 22, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Christian Yelich and Adam Eaton Extensions Set Precedents for Early Positional Deals

Christian Yelich and Adam Eaton Extensions Set Precedents for Early Positional Deals

The Yelich and Eaton extensions are of particular interest given the Cubs’ crop of young minor leaguers.

Will the Padres Pursue Welington Castillo?

Will the Padres Pursue Welington Castillo?

The Padres have lost their backup catcher for a long time, and could be looking to make an addition. But does Castillo really make sense?

And, It’s Happening: Yu Darvish Scheduled for Tommy John Surgery

And, It’s Happening: Yu Darvish Scheduled for Tommy John Surgery

It’s a blow for the Rangers and for baseball fans. We’ll see how the Rangers proceed from here.

by March 13, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Albert Almora Made a Ridiculous Catch, Almost as Good as Yasiel Puig (VIDEO)

Albert Almora Made a Ridiculous Catch, Almost as Good as Yasiel Puig (VIDEO)

Whose catch was better? And were they both better than a long bomb of a homer?

Lukewarm Stove: Stroman, Hamels, Doubront, Castillo, Diamondbacks, More

Lukewarm Stove: Stroman, Hamels, Doubront, Castillo, Diamondbacks, More

Injuries are spreading throughout the game, as they do this time of year, and various trade avenues are opening up.

Get Ready for More National League Designated Hitter Talk

Get Ready for More National League Designated Hitter Talk

The CBA comes up after the 2016 season, so negotiations are coming soon. Adding the DH in the NL sure seems to address a lot of issues.

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Lee, Castillo, Olivera, Alvares, Price

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Lee, Castillo, Olivera, Alvares, Price

With injuries mounting around the game, are we going to see a new wave of pitching rumors?

Yu Darvish Has a Sprained UCL, May Need Tommy John Surgery

Yu Darvish Has a Sprained UCL, May Need Tommy John Surgery

You hate to see yet another big-time star going down. If Darvish is to miss the year, will the Rangers look to pick up another pitcher?

by March 7, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Hunter Pence Out 6 to 8 Weeks After Corey Black Pitch Breaks His Arm

Hunter Pence Out 6 to 8 Weeks After Corey Black Pitch Breaks His Arm

There shouldn’t be any retaliation concerns, right? Everyone knows this was completely inadvertent.

MLBits: Sale and Wainwright Injuries, Worldwide Draft, Building the Cardinals, More

MLBits: Sale and Wainwright Injuries, Worldwide Draft, Building the Cardinals, More

The White Sox and Cardinals could be without their respective aces on Opening Day. Also: don’t be a monstrously awful person on the Internet.

by March 3, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
IFA Update: Cubs Not Blowing it Out After All? Or is it Just Early?

IFA Update: Cubs Not Blowing it Out After All? Or is it Just Early?

A top international prospect to whom the Cubs had been very closely connected is now, instead, connected to the Dodgers.

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Hamels, Lee, McCutchen, Acquiring Pitchers, Cuban Prospects

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Hamels, Lee, McCutchen, Acquiring Pitchers, Cuban Prospects

There’s interest in Castillo out there, but now’s not the time that teams typically make deals.

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