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MLBits: Angels Drama, Bundy Hurt Again, Rays Starter Strategy, Insane Kung Fu Contact, More

MLBits: Angels Drama, Bundy Hurt Again, Rays Starter Strategy, Insane Kung Fu Contact, More

There’s some crazy stuff going down in Anaheim today. Also, perennial top young Orioles arm Dylan Bundy is hurt again. This time, it’s tricky.

by July 1, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Significant Changes to Home Run Derby, Including Timers and Distance Factors

Significant Changes to Home Run Derby, Including Timers and Distance Factors

Timed rounds and single elimination. It’ll be very different this year, if nothing else.

Lukewarm Stove: Not Selling, Niese, Samardzija, Giants, Astros, Shields, Much More

Lukewarm Stove: Not Selling, Niese, Samardzija, Giants, Astros, Shields, Much More

The Cubs reportedly aren’t interested in Jon Niese anymore. Any other pitcher trades make sense? A familiar face, perhaps? Plus so much more from the rumor mill.

Cubs Will Miss Giancarlo Stanton in Marlins Series, But So Will Baseball

Cubs Will Miss Giancarlo Stanton in Marlins Series, But So Will Baseball

The Miami slugger has a broken hand, which mostly a bummer.

Lukewarm Stove: Waiting on Sellers, Nationals Salary, Mets Need Bats, More

Lukewarm Stove: Waiting on Sellers, Nationals Salary, Mets Need Bats, More

It’s almost July, but the true sellers still haven’t emerged from the pack.

Ryne Sandberg Resigns as Phillies Manager

Ryne Sandberg Resigns as Phillies Manager

The former Cubs legend was never in a great situation in Philadelphia, and big changes are coming.

by June 26, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Pitcher Needs, Hamels, Phillies, Reds, Cueto, Sale, Rodriguez, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Pitcher Needs, Hamels, Phillies, Reds, Cueto, Sale, Rodriguez, More

Are the Cubs going to pick up a pitcher sooner rather than later? Are the recent Hamels/Rangers rumors going anywhere? Are the Reds selling?

Cardinals Hack: Perpetrator Tried to Cover Tracks, Investigation Ongoing

Cardinals Hack: Perpetrator Tried to Cover Tracks, Investigation Ongoing

The cover didn’t quite work, though.

by June 24, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Rumor: Rangers and Phillies Discussing Cole Hamels

Rumor: Rangers and Phillies Discussing Cole Hamels

We’ll see if this heats up, but, for now, it emphasizes how fluid the trade market is.

MLBits: Scherzer’s Near Perfection, Royals Shenanigans, Gay Ballplayers, Unbelievable Slider, More

MLBits: Scherzer’s Near Perfection, Royals Shenanigans, Gay Ballplayers, Unbelievable Slider, More

Did Jose Tabata intentionally take a HBP to break up Scherzer’s perfecto? Also: you really do have to see this slider to believe it. Except you won’t believe it.

by June 22, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
That’s Probably That: Pete Rose Reportedly Bet on the Reds While Playing for the Reds

That’s Probably That: Pete Rose Reportedly Bet on the Reds While Playing for the Reds

Reinstatement may have been close for Rose, baseball’s all-time hits leader, but it’s now virtually impossible to see.

by June 22, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
A Female Shortstop is Registered for the Next International Free Agent Signing Period

A Female Shortstop is Registered for the Next International Free Agent Signing Period

That’s a first, and puts Melissa Mayeux on the radar as one of the better young players in France.

by June 22, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Big Atlanta, Arizona Trade is Mostly Just Braves Buying Top Pitching Prospect from D-Backs

Big Atlanta, Arizona Trade is Mostly Just Braves Buying Top Pitching Prospect from D-Backs

A strange trade for the two teams ultimately has a plain explanation.

by June 21, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
The Cardinals Hack Reportedly Goes Back Further Than First Thought

The Cardinals Hack Reportedly Goes Back Further Than First Thought

There may have been three separate incursions, starting back in 2012.

by June 19, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs in Contention, Hamels Scratched, Papelbon, Kazmir, Castro, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs in Contention, Hamels Scratched, Papelbon, Kazmir, Castro, More

The Cubs are “clearly in contention,” so they’ll continue to look for upgrades – including on the starting pitching side.

The Pirates Are Pretty Much on Fire, Further Clouding the NL Central and Wild Card

The Pirates Are Pretty Much on Fire, Further Clouding the NL Central and Wild Card

Winners of seven in a row, the Pirates are separating from the pack. What does that mean for the Cubs?

Cardinals Execs Distance Selves from Hack, Astros Exec Responds

Cardinals Execs Distance Selves from Hack, Astros Exec Responds

GM John Mozeliak emphasizes that he was absolutely not involved.

by June 18, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Padres Get Manager, Lose Outfielder, Voting Shenanigans, Harvey Angry, More

MLBits: Padres Get Manager, Lose Outfielder, Voting Shenanigans, Harvey Angry, More

It didn’t take long for the Padres to fill their managerial vacancy. Also, a look at how an NBA team is handling injuries, and how it could work in MLB.

by June 18, 2015 MLB News and Rumors

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