MLB News and Rumors


White Sox, Padres Talking James Shields Trade – And If the Padres Start Selling …

White Sox, Padres Talking James Shields Trade – And If the Padres Start Selling …

If the Padres start to sell off, is there another arm or two that might intrigue the Cubs?

MLBits: Shelby Miller Disaster, Wainwright Strike Zone, Samardzija, Urias Called Up, More

MLBits: Shelby Miller Disaster, Wainwright Strike Zone, Samardzija, Urias Called Up, More

Shelby Miller has struggled so badly this year that a demotion is possible. Top prospect Julio Urias is coming up, and much more.

by May 26, 2016 MLB News and Rumors

MLBits: Matusz Trade, Injuries All Over, Including Duda, Gordon, and Kiermaier, More

MLBits: Matusz Trade, Injuries All Over, Including Duda, Gordon, and Kiermaier, More

A huge number of notable players are suddenly injured. Which happens.

by May 24, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Harvey Struggles, Padres Flap, Pirates Prospects, Ortiz Dominance, More

MLBits: Harvey Struggles, Padres Flap, Pirates Prospects, Ortiz Dominance, More

What is going on with Matt Harvey? Also, Yu Darvish is coming back soon!

by May 23, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Report: Strike Zone Changes Could Be Coming and Could Affect Cubs

Report: Strike Zone Changes Could Be Coming and Could Affect Cubs

Cubs pitchers and hitters might need to learn a new strike zone in 2017 if new rules are passed.

Another Plausible A’s Trade Candidate Hits the DL: Sonny Gray

Another Plausible A’s Trade Candidate Hits the DL: Sonny Gray

A strained right trapezius is the diagnosis for Gray, who has really struggled this year.

MLBits: Kemp Available, Pace Problems, Bradley Hit Streak, Minority Managers, More

MLBits: Kemp Available, Pace Problems, Bradley Hit Streak, Minority Managers, More

The Padres are said to be making Matt Kemp available, but I’m not sure that moves the needle.

by May 19, 2016 MLB News and Rumors

Game Lengths Are Creeping Back Up Again This Year and the Commissioner is Displeased

Game Lengths Are Creeping Back Up Again This Year and the Commissioner is Displeased

Game lengths are back to where they were before the pace-of-play initiatives were implemented last year.

by May 18, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Is the Cardinals’ Voodoo Magic Reaching the End of Its Shelf Life?

Is the Cardinals’ Voodoo Magic Reaching the End of Its Shelf Life?

Annually one of the most fortunate teams in baseball, the Cardinals have been on the short end of the stick so far this year.

Pittsburgh Pirates Extend Catcher Francisco Cervelli, Three Years and $31 Million

Pittsburgh Pirates Extend Catcher Francisco Cervelli, Three Years and $31 Million

The Pirates get to hang onto another key cog.

by May 17, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
The First Managerial Boot of the Year: Braves Fire Fredi Gonzalez

The First Managerial Boot of the Year: Braves Fire Fredi Gonzalez

Modestly successful for a number of years, it was clear that the time had come to turn the corner.

by May 17, 2016 MLB News and Rumors

MLBits: Ugly Free Agent Class, Ugly Fight, Castro Success, Haren’s Decline, More

MLBits: Ugly Free Agent Class, Ugly Fight, Castro Success, Haren’s Decline, More

This just isn’t going to be the year to be involved in free agency. More on the Rangers/Blue Jays fight, Castro’s success in New York, and more.

Tim Lincecum Reportedly Near a Deal with the Anaheim Angels

Tim Lincecum Reportedly Near a Deal with the Anaheim Angels

The Cubs were among the many teams that had scouted Lincecum, but a fit was always doubtful.

by May 16, 2016 MLB News and Rumors