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2015 Draft and IFA Bonus Pools Released by Baseball America

2015 Draft and IFA Bonus Pools Released by Baseball America

The Cubs could look to pick up a great deal of amateur talent in the coming months.

MLBits: Wainwright’s Injury, Hamilton’s Troubles, Surprises About Playing Time, More

MLBits: Wainwright’s Injury, Hamilton’s Troubles, Surprises About Playing Time, More

Adam Wainwright’s abdominal injury is not serious. I know. You’re uncomfortably bummed about that.

by February 26, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Brewers Shore Up the Ugly Bullpen, Reportedly Re-Sign Francisco Rodriguez (UPDATE)

Brewers Shore Up the Ugly Bullpen, Reportedly Re-Sign Francisco Rodriguez (UPDATE)

The move probably makes the Brewers slightly better in 2015, though Rodriguez is coming off of a mixed season.

by February 26, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Shortening the MLB Season? Latos Rips the Reds, Wainwright Ailing, More

MLBits: Shortening the MLB Season? Latos Rips the Reds, Wainwright Ailing, More

Would you support shrinking the MLB regular season to 154 games?

by February 24, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Navarro, Price, Moncada, Hamels, Yankees’ Non-Spending

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Navarro, Price, Moncada, Hamels, Yankees’ Non-Spending

Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro really wants to be traded, which can’t be helping the Cubs with respect to his former teammate, Welington Castillo.

by February 23, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Yoan Moncada Reportedly to Sign with Boston Red Sox for Around $30 Million

Yoan Moncada Reportedly to Sign with Boston Red Sox for Around $30 Million

You didn’t really think he’d wait until July for the Cubs, did you? (Winky face.) (Slightly bummed face.)

by February 23, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Hello Melvin, Pace Grousing, Groundball Problems, Wainwright’s Health, Votto, More

MLBits: Hello Melvin, Pace Grousing, Groundball Problems, Wainwright’s Health, Votto, More

Are we missing out on a problem with groundball pitchers? Will Adam Wainwright break down? Plus so much else.

by February 22, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Moncada, Greinke, Beachy, Zimmermann, Shields

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Moncada, Greinke, Beachy, Zimmermann, Shields

Moncada and Hamels remain popular names. Zimmermann might cut off extension talks, Beachy signs with the Dodgers, more.

by February 21, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
MLB Announces New Pace of Play Rules: Stay in Batter’s Box, Quick Inning Changes, More

MLB Announces New Pace of Play Rules: Stay in Batter’s Box, Quick Inning Changes, More

Although these are some of the least controversial changes MLB could have gone for, it’s a start, and could have a solid impact.

by February 20, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Diamondbacks’ Big New TV Deal, Profar Out, Odor Odor, Absurd Facial Hair, More

MLBits: Diamondbacks’ Big New TV Deal, Profar Out, Odor Odor, Absurd Facial Hair, More

The Diamondbacks just inked a long-term TV that significantly increases their revenue, which is of obvious interest to the Cubs.

by February 19, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Moncada, Olivera, Dodgers Bullpen, Future Free Agents, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Moncada, Olivera, Dodgers Bullpen, Future Free Agents, More

It’s still unknown if and when the Cubs will do a little Spring cleaning. Also, the latest on the big Cuban names, and much more.

by February 18, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Around MLB: ARod’s Apology Note, Deciding on a Minor League Deal, Panda, More

Around MLB: ARod’s Apology Note, Deciding on a Minor League Deal, Panda, More

Alex Rodriguez says he’s sorry in cursive. Great reads on whether to take a minor league deal and calculating pitcher WAR, and more.

by February 17, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Reportedly “Not Out” on Yoan Moncada, But Other Teams Are Clear Favorites

Cubs Reportedly “Not Out” on Yoan Moncada, But Other Teams Are Clear Favorites

When “not out” is as far as you can go, that’s probably not saying much. Such is the case here, where Moncada remains very likely to go to another team, and soon.

by February 17, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
MLB Notes: Pace Changes Coming, Best Transactions, Votto’s Value, Charging the Mound

MLB Notes: Pace Changes Coming, Best Transactions, Votto’s Value, Charging the Mound

The latest and greatest from around baseball, including an 88-year-old fantasy camper charging the mound.

by February 16, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Cole Hamels Rumors: Cubs May Have Discussed, No Real Momentum; Red Sox Make Offer

Cole Hamels Rumors: Cubs May Have Discussed, No Real Momentum; Red Sox Make Offer

It’s very unlikely at this point that Hamels opens the season with any other team but the Phillies. Still, there’s a lot of interest.

by February 16, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
At 81.5 Wins, You’re Taking the Over for the Cubs, Right? And Other Bullets

At 81.5 Wins, You’re Taking the Over for the Cubs, Right? And Other Bullets

I don’t think it’s an unreasonably low mark, but I think the Cubs are more likely to reach 82 wins this year than to finish .500 or worse.

by February 15, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Mets Reportedly No Longer Looking to Deal a Pitcher- Possible Cubs Implications

Mets Reportedly No Longer Looking to Deal a Pitcher- Possible Cubs Implications

This could cut a number of ways. Clearer path for the Cubs to deal a back-end guy? Or is the market really bad?

by February 14, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
MLB Reportedly Considering Shrinking the Strike Zone

MLB Reportedly Considering Shrinking the Strike Zone

The problem of the expanding bottom of the strike zone has likely been a significant factor in falling offensive production.

by February 13, 2015 MLB News and Rumors

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