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The Strike Zone Continues to Get Larger and Lower

The Strike Zone Continues to Get Larger and Lower

Even after becoming a major talking point last year, nothing has changed.

Cubs Reportedly Still Following Top Cuban Prospect Eddy Julio Martinez

Cubs Reportedly Still Following Top Cuban Prospect Eddy Julio Martinez

Martinez is the top international free agent on the market, and an impact prospect.

Scoreboard Watching: Cardinals and Pirates Kick Off Huge Series

Scoreboard Watching: Cardinals and Pirates Kick Off Huge Series

Which team to root for?

by August 12, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Reportedly Scouting Chase Utley as the Waiver Process Proceeds (UPDATE: Clears Waivers)

Cubs Reportedly Scouting Chase Utley as the Waiver Process Proceeds (UPDATE: Clears Waivers)

Teams scout players/other teams all the time, though the timing here is interesting, as well as the need to see him back from injury.

James Shields Reportedly Clears Waivers, Now Freely Tradable

James Shields Reportedly Clears Waivers, Now Freely Tradable

In the end, the contract was just too ugly for any other team to want as is. Will the Padres deal Shields now?

Chase Utley Reportedly on Waivers, Could Be Claimed or Clear By Tomorrow

Chase Utley Reportedly on Waivers, Could Be Claimed or Clear By Tomorrow

Are the Cubs still interested? Will a team ahead of them make a claim?

Scoreboard Watching: Everyone Loses Except the Pirates – Thanks, Dodgers

Scoreboard Watching: Everyone Loses Except the Pirates – Thanks, Dodgers

It was mostly a good day yesterday for the Cubs vis a vis their various theoretical playoff competitors.

by August 10, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Active on Waiver Wire, But Nothing Doing Yet – Other Teams Making Deals

Cubs Active on Waiver Wire, But Nothing Doing Yet – Other Teams Making Deals

Making deals is August is tricky, but the Cubs have been trying.

Scoreboard Watching: Cardinals and Nationals Win, Others Take the Day Off

Scoreboard Watching: Cardinals and Nationals Win, Others Take the Day Off

The Cubs took a half-game lead yesterday for the second Wild Card spot, but how did everyone else of relevance in the playoff race fare?

by August 7, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Yeah, I’m Pretty Much Mesmerized Watching This Steven Wright Knuckleball (GIF)

Yeah, I’m Pretty Much Mesmerized Watching This Steven Wright Knuckleball (GIF)

This would be fun to watch every five days. Well, if it was effective.

by August 6, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Mets Make Another Addition, Trade for Lefty Eric O’Flaherty

Mets Make Another Addition, Trade for Lefty Eric O’Flaherty

Not a huge move, but one that will help the Mets.

by August 5, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Scoreboard Watching: Central Teams Fall, Mets, Nats, Giants All Win

Scoreboard Watching: Central Teams Fall, Mets, Nats, Giants All Win

The Cubs still hold a lead for the second Wild Card spot, but they didn’t get much help last night.

by August 5, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Is a 154-Game Schedule a Big CBA Bargaining Point?

Is a 154-Game Schedule a Big CBA Bargaining Point?

Reverting to a 154-game schedule could open MLB up to a slew of important questions deserving of good answers.

OK, I’ll Admit: A.J. Pierzynski Did Something Awesome by Framing a Bouncing Pitch (VIDEO)

OK, I’ll Admit: A.J. Pierzynski Did Something Awesome by Framing a Bouncing Pitch (VIDEO)

Framing a pitch that bounced five feet in front of the plate? Yes, that’s fun to watch no matter what.

by August 4, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Teams Can Still Make Trades in August – The Waiver System, Types of Targets, Etc.

Teams Can Still Make Trades in August – The Waiver System, Types of Targets, Etc.

July marked the end of the period where players can freely be traded – but that’s not necessarily the end of all trading.

Other Notable Deadline Transactions: Cespedes, Mets, Pirates, Padres, More

Other Notable Deadline Transactions: Cespedes, Mets, Pirates, Padres, More

Lots of activity there at the deadline besides the Cubs’ two moves.

Speculated Three-Team Blockbuster – Cubs, Padres, Red Sox (UPDATES: Never Existed?)

Speculated Three-Team Blockbuster – Cubs, Padres, Red Sox (UPDATES: Never Existed?)

It would be fun, but it’s gotta be so complicated to actually try and pull off.

Cardinals Acquire Jonathan Broxton from Brewers

Cardinals Acquire Jonathan Broxton from Brewers

The Brewers just keep shipping players out of town. That’s fine.

by July 31, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Brewers Reportedly Just About to Ship Gerardo Parra to the Orioles (UPDATE)

Brewers Reportedly Just About to Ship Gerardo Parra to the Orioles (UPDATE)

Yes. Do it. Get him out of the Brewers’ lineup.

by July 31, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Flurry of Pitching Rumors: Teheran, Carrasco, Ross, Kimbrel, Shields, Karns

Flurry of Pitching Rumors: Teheran, Carrasco, Ross, Kimbrel, Shields, Karns

The Red Sox might be in on both Carlos Carrasco and Tyson Ross, too. Plus much more.

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