MLB News and Rumors


Hall of Fame Results: Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez Get the Call

Hall of Fame Results: Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez Get the Call

Lee Smith and Sammy Sosa did not come close.

by January 18, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Cardinals Continue Caution, Baez and the Dodgers, Extreme Park Factors, More

MLBits: Cardinals Continue Caution, Baez and the Dodgers, Extreme Park Factors, More

Have the Cardinals been right not to go crazy this offseason? Would the Dodgers want Javy Baez (of course they would)? And much more.


After All That, Jose Bautista is Re-Signing with the Blue Jays (No Draft Pick Bump for Cubs)

After All That, Jose Bautista is Re-Signing with the Blue Jays (No Draft Pick Bump for Cubs)

I like to whine about draft pick spots.

Royals Sign Lefty Danny Duffy to Five-Year, $65M Extension, One Year Away from Free Agency

Royals Sign Lefty Danny Duffy to Five-Year, $65M Extension, One Year Away from Free Agency

A reasonable team extension for a nice starting pitcher a year away from free agency? Sound like something the Cubs should note?

REPORT: Commissioner’s Office Closing in on Cardinals Hacking Decision

REPORT: Commissioner’s Office Closing in on Cardinals Hacking Decision

We will not let this fall of peoples’ radars.

by January 16, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Bautista Close to Signing, Cubs Move on from Ross, Quintana, Price, More

Lukewarm Stove: Bautista Close to Signing, Cubs Move on from Ross, Quintana, Price, More

The latest from the rumor mill, including the end to a long free agent quest.

by January 16, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Tyson Ross Reportedly to Sign with Rangers

Tyson Ross Reportedly to Sign with Rangers

The Cubs may have gotten one Ross but lost another.


Lukewarm Stove: Cahill, Ross, Trumbo, Tanaka, Dozier, File and Trial, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cahill, Ross, Trumbo, Tanaka, Dozier, File and Trial, More

An old friend looks to be heading to the Padres’ rotation, which may have a minor impact on the Tyson Ross pursuit.

#CubsCon Begins, Rizzo Wants a Repeat, the Dodgers Look Good, and Other Bullets

#CubsCon Begins, Rizzo Wants a Repeat, the Dodgers Look Good, and Other Bullets

The Cubs are doing good all over town, the Dodgers are projected to be monsters, and much more.

by January 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Trump Meets Manfred, Dodgers as MLB’s Best, Tommy John Alternative, Hall of Fame Trout, More

MLBits: Trump Meets Manfred, Dodgers as MLB’s Best, Tommy John Alternative, Hall of Fame Trout, More

Are the Dodgers better than the Cubs? President-elect Trump meets with MLB’s commissioner. A new surgery for pitching elbows could help. And more.

by January 11, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Mariners and Braves Make Trade that Precipitates Drew Smyly Trade from Rays

Mariners and Braves Make Trade that Precipitates Drew Smyly Trade from Rays

A flurry of Mariners trade activity, and now the Rays are probably done shopping starters.


BIF: MLB Announces the Official Spring Training Schedule, I Get Giddy

BIF: MLB Announces the Official Spring Training Schedule, I Get Giddy

From Baseball is Fun: There are exactly 40 days sandwiched between today and the first Spring Training game. HURRY.

by January 11, 2017 Baseball is Fun, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Dozier, Ross, Rasmus, Quintana, Cuban Players, More

Lukewarm Stove: Dozier, Ross, Rasmus, Quintana, Cuban Players, More

Is Brian Dozier finally going to be traded? That, and more from baseball’s rumor mill.

The Cubs Won’t Show Up in Center Field Rankings, But That Might Be OK and Other Bullets

The Cubs Won’t Show Up in Center Field Rankings, But That Might Be OK and Other Bullets

The Cubs will be creatively covering center field this year, which doesn’t make for rankings material. Also: Brewers ZiPS are out, Wrigley reno visuals, more.

Cubs Still Reportedly One of Two Favorites for Tyson Ross, but Also Considering Travis Wood

Cubs Still Reportedly One of Two Favorites for Tyson Ross, but Also Considering Travis Wood

That’s the second report in a week that indicates the Cubs are right there with Ross, but may turn back to Wood if necessary.