MLB News and Rumors


MLBits: Questions For NL Central Foes, Top Remaining Free Agents, Odd Baseball Plays, More

MLBits: Questions For NL Central Foes, Top Remaining Free Agents, Odd Baseball Plays, More

The Cardinals, Brewers and Pirates all have looming questions. Toronto has an identity crisis. And a look at MLB’s oddest plays.

by January 4, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
An Interesting Take on the Other Side of “Bad Contracts” – The Player Side

An Interesting Take on the Other Side of “Bad Contracts” – The Player Side

A player on a very team-friendly deal is also, by definition, a player on a very under-market deal.


Cubs Reportedly Close to Re-Signing Munenori Kawasaki

Cubs Reportedly Close to Re-Signing Munenori Kawasaki

Muni! Come back!

Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Dozier, Darvish, Ross, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Dozier, Darvish, Ross, More

Are teams unwilling to go beyond one year for Jason Hammel?

Deserving Hall of Famers, Top Stories, Sad Stories, and Other Bullets

Deserving Hall of Famers, Top Stories, Sad Stories, and Other Bullets

Looking back on the year, and visualizing some Hall of Fame debates. Enjoy your night!

by December 31, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Dozier, McCutchen, Hammel, Arrieta Extension Considerations, More

Lukewarm Stove: Dozier, McCutchen, Hammel, Arrieta Extension Considerations, More

The latest from baseball’s rumor mill, including some in-house Cubs considerations.

Current Hall of Fame Voting: Bonds and Clemens Trending Way Up

Current Hall of Fame Voting: Bonds and Clemens Trending Way Up

In the public polling, Bonds and Clemens are both over 70%, which is a huge spike from last year.

by December 29, 2016 MLB News and Rumors

The Commissioner Speaks: Pace-of-Play, Pitch Clock, Roster Size, Robot Umpires, More

The Commissioner Speaks: Pace-of-Play, Pitch Clock, Roster Size, Robot Umpires, More

Pace of play in the game remains a primary focus for the future.

by December 28, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
This Year’s Free Agent Crop Was Ugly, but It Picks Back Up Next Year at Just the Right Time

This Year’s Free Agent Crop Was Ugly, but It Picks Back Up Next Year at Just the Right Time

The Cubs could have huge needs in the rotation after this coming season. Good news on that front.

Lukewarm Stove: Three-Team Deals, Conflicting Reports, Quintana, Robertson, Dozier, More

Lukewarm Stove: Three-Team Deals, Conflicting Reports, Quintana, Robertson, Dozier, More

The rumor mill is still churning, complete with conflicting reports.

by December 27, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Starting Pitcher Prices, Ross, Ruiz, Encarnacion, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Starting Pitcher Prices, Ross, Ruiz, Encarnacion, More

There are still some interesting names left in free agency, even if the Cubs aren’t trolling.


REPORT: Cardinals “Very Much In” Trade Talks with Twins About Brian Dozier

REPORT: Cardinals “Very Much In” Trade Talks with Twins About Brian Dozier

Wow. Well. That would certainly shake things up.

by December 26, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
The Cubs as a Superteam, Bautista’s Contract, Farewell Villanueva, and Other Bullets

The Cubs as a Superteam, Bautista’s Contract, Farewell Villanueva, and Other Bullets

The Cubs were expected to be excellent in 2016, and they exceeded even that. Could they do it again in 2017?

by December 24, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Another Notable Extension: Braves Ink Ender Inciarte to Five-Year Deal, Plus Option

Another Notable Extension: Braves Ink Ender Inciarte to Five-Year Deal, Plus Option

Another very interesting young player extension comparison, as we think about the Cubs’ core.

Indians to Sign Edwin Encarnacion, Cubs First Round Pick Moves Up a Spot

Indians to Sign Edwin Encarnacion, Cubs First Round Pick Moves Up a Spot

And good on the Indians for going hard after a need in order to stay at the top.

by December 22, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors