MLB News and Rumors

The Cubs May Have Single-Handedly Increased MLB’s Popularity

The Cubs May Have Single-Handedly Increased MLB’s Popularity

That sounds like a lot to say, but it’s arguably true!

Another Young Position Player Extended: Cardinals and Stephen Piscotty Agree to Deal

Another Young Position Player Extended: Cardinals and Stephen Piscotty Agree to Deal

Another pre-arbitration deal for a young positional talent, as the market continues to crystalize.

by April 3, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

I’m Not Sure the New and Improved “Fun Cardinals” is Going to Be a Thing

I’m Not Sure the New and Improved “Fun Cardinals” is Going to Be a Thing

Among other things, Dexter Fowler was brought into the Cardinals to share his infectious, positive way. Is it going to matter?

Report: Yadier Molina, Cardinals Close to a Three-Year Extension Worth $55 Million+

Report: Yadier Molina, Cardinals Close to a Three-Year Extension Worth $55 Million+

Yadier Molina and the Cardinals look to be on the verge of continuing their long-standing relationship.

by March 30, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Report: Cardinals Could Be “Sleeper Team” in Jose Quintana Trade

Report: Cardinals Could Be “Sleeper Team” in Jose Quintana Trade

That would be a double-edged sword.

by March 30, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Molina Ready to Test Free Agency, Pitcher Injuries, That Lindor Rumor, Soler Hurt, More

MLBits: Molina Ready to Test Free Agency, Pitcher Injuries, That Lindor Rumor, Soler Hurt, More

It would be pretty strange to see Yadier Molina suiting up for another team, wouldn’t it? Also: that Mets rotation, man, just can’t stay healthy.

by March 27, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

Cardinals Second Baseman Kolten Wong Said He’d Rather Be Traded Than Platooned

Cardinals Second Baseman Kolten Wong Said He’d Rather Be Traded Than Platooned

Wong later tried to walk those comments back, but his frustration was clear.

by March 27, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Two More Pre-Arb Extensions of Relevance to the Cubs: Rougned Odor, Jose Ramirez

Two More Pre-Arb Extensions of Relevance to the Cubs: Rougned Odor, Jose Ramirez

More deals to study as we think ahead to the Cubs’ extension future.

MLBits: Top Draft Prospects, Kang May Miss Significant Time, Molina Wants Apology, More

MLBits: Top Draft Prospects, Kang May Miss Significant Time, Molina Wants Apology, More

The top of the MLB Draft is once again very relevant to the Cubs! Hooray! That, and much more from around the league.

by March 24, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
The Fourth Cut is Depthiest: Cubs Cut a Number of AAA Depth Pieces from Big League Camp

The Fourth Cut is Depthiest: Cubs Cut a Number of AAA Depth Pieces from Big League Camp

That includes Jeimer Candelario, but not Ian Happ (for today).


Javy Baez Earns All-WBC Honors for His Stellar Play

Javy Baez Earns All-WBC Honors for His Stellar Play

Baez lands on the All-WBC Team with a bunch of other stars from the tournament.

USA! USA! Team USA Wins WBC Championship Over Team Puerto Rico

USA! USA! Team USA Wins WBC Championship Over Team Puerto Rico

It was an exciting, fun tournament, but it ends with a dominant, one-sided win.

by March 23, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Ian Kinsler Wants Kids to Appreciate US-Style Baseball, As Opposed to Puerto Rican or Dominican Style

Ian Kinsler Wants Kids to Appreciate US-Style Baseball, As Opposed to Puerto Rican or Dominican Style

“That just wasn’t the way we were raised.”

Trade Interest Still Strong on Jose Quintana, Who Could Be Dealt at Any Time

Trade Interest Still Strong on Jose Quintana, Who Could Be Dealt at Any Time

One of the interested teams is the Pirates, so you can see how this could have a significant impact on the Cubs.

by March 22, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
WBC Final Set Between USA and Puerto Rico, Let the Energy and Emotion Reign

WBC Final Set Between USA and Puerto Rico, Let the Energy and Emotion Reign

What a fantastic tournament this has been, and it’s a reminder of how great the sport can – and should – be.