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Lukewarm Stove: Price, Navarro, Soriano, Papelbon, International Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Price, Navarro, Soriano, Papelbon, International Rumors

The Cubs could be in on a top international youngster, and some early talk about the bullpen.

Bad Blood and More Beanball Sets Off Royals-White Sox Brawl (VIDEO)

Bad Blood and More Beanball Sets Off Royals-White Sox Brawl (VIDEO)

The Royals have got themselves a reputation at this point. Jeff Samardzija got in the middle of this one.

by April 24, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Lucroy Out, Strike Zone Shrinkage, Velocity and Arm Injuries, Stanton Power, More

MLBits: Lucroy Out, Strike Zone Shrinkage, Velocity and Arm Injuries, Stanton Power, More

The Brewers are already 2-13, and there’s bad news beyond that. Also much more of the latest from around the game.

by April 23, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Cincinnati Reds Manager Bryan Price Drops 77 F-Bombs in Media Rant

Cincinnati Reds Manager Bryan Price Drops 77 F-Bombs in Media Rant

Angered by too much information getting out there about his players’ availability, Price loses it.

by April 21, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Indians, Hamels, Cuban Outfielder, Pitching Depth, More

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Indians, Hamels, Cuban Outfielder, Pitching Depth, More

The Indians have lost catcher Yan Gomes for a month or two … are they going to make a move?

Do New Cardinals Quickly Become Dirty Birdies? and Other Bullets

Do New Cardinals Quickly Become Dirty Birdies? and Other Bullets

The Reds are already calling out Jason Heyward, claiming a dirty slide. Also: much more on yesterday’s win, and a smoothie update, since folks have asked.

Sources Say Padres Seeking a Shortstop, Starlin Castro’s Name Pops Up in Media Reports

Sources Say Padres Seeking a Shortstop, Starlin Castro’s Name Pops Up in Media Reports

An infielder trade may be something the Cubs eventually confront, but it still seems way too early.

Early Season Weirdness: Braves, Reds, and Rockies Undefeated

Early Season Weirdness: Braves, Reds, and Rockies Undefeated

Three teams expected to be bad, and they’re the only three teams in the NL without a loss. Small sample weirdness!

by April 9, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Pittsburgh Pirates Extend Josh Harrison on Four-Year, $27.3 Million Deal

Pittsburgh Pirates Extend Josh Harrison on Four-Year, $27.3 Million Deal

Another arbitration-level extension for a positional player – and an important one on an NL Central competitor.

by April 8, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Nationals Park to Host 2018 All-Star Game, Likely to Be a While for Wrigley Field

Nationals Park to Host 2018 All-Star Game, Likely to Be a While for Wrigley Field

That’ll be four straight National League parks, so don’t expect 2019 to go to the Cubs.

by April 7, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Bah, Future Hamburgers: Red Sox Sign Rick Porcello to Four-Year Extension

Bah, Future Hamburgers: Red Sox Sign Rick Porcello to Four-Year Extension

The four-year deal kicks in after this season, and pays the young righty a healthy annual rate.

by April 6, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
The Padres Continue Their Competitive Ascent: Acquire Craig Kimbrel from the Braves

The Padres Continue Their Competitive Ascent: Acquire Craig Kimbrel from the Braves

Given where the Padres are in the contention picture, everything they add is a potential additional hurdle for teams like the Cubs.

by April 6, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Santana’s Suspension, Players on A-Rod’s Return, Baseball’s Stupidest Rule, MLBPA Issues, More

MLBits: Santana’s Suspension, Players on A-Rod’s Return, Baseball’s Stupidest Rule, MLBPA Issues, More

Important things happening around the league as Opening Day approaches.

by April 4, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Here’s My Winning Team for the Opening Day Contest

Here’s My Winning Team for the Opening Day Contest

Stanton, Harper, Posey make for a nice top three, eh? Check out my team, and rip me for also taking Casey McGehee and Jedd Gyorko.

Lukewarm Stove: Any Cubs Remaining Moves, Sweeney, Castillo, Mets, Phillies, More

Lukewarm Stove: Any Cubs Remaining Moves, Sweeney, Castillo, Mets, Phillies, More

Just a few rumor-y bits to discuss as rosters come closer to being set.

Adam Wainwright Ready to Start Against Cubs on Opening Night

Adam Wainwright Ready to Start Against Cubs on Opening Night

Although he was slowed by an abdominal strain early in Spring Training, Wainwright will be out there as expected.

MLB Responds to MLBPA’s Beef About Kris Bryant Not Making Cubs

MLB Responds to MLBPA’s Beef About Kris Bryant Not Making Cubs

“In accordance with long established practice under the Basic Agreement, a club has an unfettered right to determine which players are part of its opening-day roster.”

As Expected, the MLBPA is Angry About the Kris Bryant Decision

As Expected, the MLBPA is Angry About the Kris Bryant Decision

It felt like Bryant was going to be held up as the example for this issue, and sure enough, he is.

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