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Pittsburgh Pirates Extend Josh Harrison on Four-Year, $27.3 Million Deal

Pittsburgh Pirates Extend Josh Harrison on Four-Year, $27.3 Million Deal

Another arbitration-level extension for a positional player – and an important one on an NL Central competitor.

by April 8, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Nationals Park to Host 2018 All-Star Game, Likely to Be a While for Wrigley Field

Nationals Park to Host 2018 All-Star Game, Likely to Be a While for Wrigley Field

That’ll be four straight National League parks, so don’t expect 2019 to go to the Cubs.

by April 7, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Bah, Future Hamburgers: Red Sox Sign Rick Porcello to Four-Year Extension

Bah, Future Hamburgers: Red Sox Sign Rick Porcello to Four-Year Extension

The four-year deal kicks in after this season, and pays the young righty a healthy annual rate.

by April 6, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
The Padres Continue Their Competitive Ascent: Acquire Craig Kimbrel from the Braves

The Padres Continue Their Competitive Ascent: Acquire Craig Kimbrel from the Braves

Given where the Padres are in the contention picture, everything they add is a potential additional hurdle for teams like the Cubs.

by April 6, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Santana’s Suspension, Players on A-Rod’s Return, Baseball’s Stupidest Rule, MLBPA Issues, More

MLBits: Santana’s Suspension, Players on A-Rod’s Return, Baseball’s Stupidest Rule, MLBPA Issues, More

Important things happening around the league as Opening Day approaches.

by April 4, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Here’s My Winning Team for the Opening Day Contest

Here’s My Winning Team for the Opening Day Contest

Stanton, Harper, Posey make for a nice top three, eh? Check out my team, and rip me for also taking Casey McGehee and Jedd Gyorko.

Lukewarm Stove: Any Cubs Remaining Moves, Sweeney, Castillo, Mets, Phillies, More

Lukewarm Stove: Any Cubs Remaining Moves, Sweeney, Castillo, Mets, Phillies, More

Just a few rumor-y bits to discuss as rosters come closer to being set.

Adam Wainwright Ready to Start Against Cubs on Opening Night

Adam Wainwright Ready to Start Against Cubs on Opening Night

Although he was slowed by an abdominal strain early in Spring Training, Wainwright will be out there as expected.

MLB Responds to MLBPA’s Beef About Kris Bryant Not Making Cubs

MLB Responds to MLBPA’s Beef About Kris Bryant Not Making Cubs

“In accordance with long established practice under the Basic Agreement, a club has an unfettered right to determine which players are part of its opening-day roster.”

As Expected, the MLBPA is Angry About the Kris Bryant Decision

As Expected, the MLBPA is Angry About the Kris Bryant Decision

It felt like Bryant was going to be held up as the example for this issue, and sure enough, he is.

Jaime Garcia Dealing With a Shoulder Issue, Cardinals to Tap Into Depth

Jaime Garcia Dealing With a Shoulder Issue, Cardinals to Tap Into Depth

Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia has been bit by the injury bug again. We’ll see how much depth they have left.

by March 29, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Minor League Baseball Announces Pace-of-Game Rules, Including 20-Second Pitch Clock

Minor League Baseball Announces Pace-of-Game Rules, Including 20-Second Pitch Clock

MiLB, in partnership with MLB, will implement pace-of-game rules changes with penalties beginning May 1. The 20-second pitch clock is the big one.

Commissioner Manfred: Kris Bryant Decision Up to the Cubs, Not Scott Boras

Commissioner Manfred: Kris Bryant Decision Up to the Cubs, Not Scott Boras

The conversation reaches all the way to the top.

Lukewarm Stove: Price, Craig, Chacin, Cuban Prospects, More

Lukewarm Stove: Price, Craig, Chacin, Cuban Prospects, More

The Tigers are talking to David Price’s camp about an extension.

The Rich Get Richer – Er, Well, They Spend More: Dodgers Agree to Sign Hector Olivera

The Rich Get Richer – Er, Well, They Spend More: Dodgers Agree to Sign Hector Olivera

Olivera could be very good with the bat, but his arm remains a question. As does where the Dodgers will play him.

by March 24, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
MLB Working to Maximize End-of-Season Drama

MLB Working to Maximize End-of-Season Drama

Game 162 of this season for all teams will start at the same time from coast to coast. Remember how awesome the last day of 2011 was?

by March 22, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Christian Yelich and Adam Eaton Extensions Set Precedents for Early Positional Deals

Christian Yelich and Adam Eaton Extensions Set Precedents for Early Positional Deals

The Yelich and Eaton extensions are of particular interest given the Cubs’ crop of young minor leaguers.

Will the Padres Pursue Welington Castillo?

Will the Padres Pursue Welington Castillo?

The Padres have lost their backup catcher for a long time, and could be looking to make an addition. But does Castillo really make sense?

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