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.


MLBits: Various Injuries, Kang’s Chances for Opening Day, Fielding Stats, Greinke’s Velo, More

MLBits: Various Injuries, Kang’s Chances for Opening Day, Fielding Stats, Greinke’s Velo, More

This time of year, you just hope your team isn’t the one dealing with injury or roster issues.

by March 15, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Another Young Position Player Extension: Rays and Kevin Kiermaier Agree to Six-Year Deal

Another Young Position Player Extension: Rays and Kevin Kiermaier Agree to Six-Year Deal

Any Cubs-relevant comps here?

Cubs Project to Have One of the Easier Paths to the Playoffs

Cubs Project to Have One of the Easier Paths to the Playoffs

Compared to the average team, it’s like the Cubs get an extra two wins for free. NEAT!

Remember Bryant-Baez-Soler Shots, Keeping Montero, Yankees Hair, and Other Bullets

Remember Bryant-Baez-Soler Shots, Keeping Montero, Yankees Hair, and Other Bullets

Remember when Bryant, Soler, and Baez went back-to-back-to-back? That was two years ago today.

Cubs Outfield Prospect John Andreoli Plays WBC Hero in Team Italy’s Stunning Comeback

Cubs Outfield Prospect John Andreoli Plays WBC Hero in Team Italy’s Stunning Comeback

Nice game, young man. He could be a contributor to the Cubs any day now.


MLBits: The Cardinals Are Trying to Lighten Up, Greinke’s Velocity Problem, Tebowned, More

MLBits: The Cardinals Are Trying to Lighten Up, Greinke’s Velocity Problem, Tebowned, More

More of the Cardinals’ efforts to … well … kinda be more like the Cubs.

by March 9, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Thor Believes in Bat Flips, Starting A Reliever, Tebow v. The AL Cy Young, More

MLBits: Thor Believes in Bat Flips, Starting A Reliever, Tebow v. The AL Cy Young, More

When you’re caught up in the moment, the excitement takes over. It’s not disrespectful, it’s having fun!

by March 7, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Fowler’s Impact on His New City, Marlins Still Selling, Dumping the 5-Man Rotation, More

MLBits: Fowler’s Impact on His New City, Marlins Still Selling, Dumping the 5-Man Rotation, More

Dexter Fowler will first and foremost be a baseball player, but he can mean much more than that to the community.

by March 6, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Commissioner Manfred Says Shortening Commercial Breaks Could Be a Consideration

Commissioner Manfred Says Shortening Commercial Breaks Could Be a Consideration

That would certainly be a way to improve pace and length, but is it realistic financially?

by March 6, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Baseball Nerds Unite: New Analytical Tools Coming in 2017 – Hit Probability, Catch Probability

Baseball Nerds Unite: New Analytical Tools Coming in 2017 – Hit Probability, Catch Probability

Statcast data is going to provide even more insight this season, and I’m pretty excited.


Bryce Harper’s Coming Free Agent Odyssey, Black TJS, Price’s Elbow, and Other Bullets

Bryce Harper’s Coming Free Agent Odyssey, Black TJS, Price’s Elbow, and Other Bullets

Will the Cubs be among Harper’s pursuers? Also: a Cubs pitching prospect goes under the knife, but David Price won’t have to.

A Number of Big Leaguers Aren’t Thrilled with Possible Rules Changes

A Number of Big Leaguers Aren’t Thrilled with Possible Rules Changes

“Every year they keep trying to think of some stupid new rule.”

by March 3, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
How to Think About Rules Changes, Cubs Injury Updates, and Other Bullets

How to Think About Rules Changes, Cubs Injury Updates, and Other Bullets

If the new rule had always been the rule, would you today propose changing it?