MLB News and Rumors


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
Gerrit Cole Says the Cubs Aren’t the Best and Other Bullets

Gerrit Cole Says the Cubs Aren’t the Best and Other Bullets

*smiles, pats Gerrit Cole on the head*


Ryan Kalish Clears Waivers, Outrighted to AAA Iowa

Ryan Kalish Clears Waivers, Outrighted to AAA Iowa

The Cubs get to keep the 28-year-old outfielder in the organization.

The Pirates Seem Pretty Perturbed by the Cubs These Days and Other Bullets

The Pirates Seem Pretty Perturbed by the Cubs These Days and Other Bullets

Suggesting Arrieta hit Kang on purpose yesterday, for example. Also: the Cubs are leading the Central by a really wide margin at this point.

Baseball Polls: Fans Say No to the DH, Yes to the Bat Flip!

Baseball Polls: Fans Say No to the DH, Yes to the Bat Flip!

I had no idea how strongly opposed to the DH most baseball fans are.

by May 14, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Red Sox Investigation, Raul Mondesi’s Suspension, Cardinals Injuries, More

MLBits: Red Sox Investigation, Raul Mondesi’s Suspension, Cardinals Injuries, More

The Red Sox are being investigated, the Cardinals are getting healthier, the Nationals have deferred a lot of money and much more.

by May 11, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs to Pursue an Outfielder? Also Bits on Lincecum, Otani, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs to Pursue an Outfielder? Also Bits on Lincecum, Otani, More

Josh Reddick’s name keeps popping up, but will the Cubs actually be aggressive pursuers?


Kris Bryant, Javy Baez, and the Optimal Defensive Alignment and Other Bullets

Kris Bryant, Javy Baez, and the Optimal Defensive Alignment and Other Bullets

Baez and third and Bryant in left seems to be the defensive order of the day, when the day calls for defense.

Surprise: Nationals Reportedly Sign Ace Stephen Strasburg to Significant Extension

Surprise: Nationals Reportedly Sign Ace Stephen Strasburg to Significant Extension

I doubt many saw that one coming. I didn’t.

Joe Maddon, Bryce Harper, and Making Baseball Fun and Other Bullets

Joe Maddon, Bryce Harper, and Making Baseball Fun and Other Bullets

There’s definitely a place for it, but there’s a line.

MLBits: More Home Runs, Value of Shifts, Best Young Hitters in History, and Much More

MLBits: More Home Runs, Value of Shifts, Best Young Hitters in History, and Much More

There’s been more home runs than usual this year, and we want to know why! Also: historic youthful breakout, and much more.

by May 3, 2016 MLB News and Rumors

MLBits: Current and Former NL Central Round Up (Reds, Pirates, Cardinals, Astros)

MLBits: Current and Former NL Central Round Up (Reds, Pirates, Cardinals, Astros)

Check in for some news from around the current (Reds, Pirates, Cardinals) and former (Astros) NL Central teams.

by May 2, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
What’s Up With Adam Wainwright’s Struggles Since Returning From the Achilles Injury?

What’s Up With Adam Wainwright’s Struggles Since Returning From the Achilles Injury?

Adam Wainwright’s return was supposed to stabilize the Cardinals rotation, but hasn’t found his groove yet.