A thrilling game between the other two NL Central contenders. Also: I would totally watch Bryce Harper and Ichiro in the HR Derby.
Category: MLB News and Rumors
It’s easy to say the Cubs are buyers based on where they sit in the standings, but it’s much harder to see where the buying takes place.
MLBits: More Strickland Ridiculousness, Plunking Battle, Wacha Leaves Start, Harper’s Dwindling Deal?, More
Giants closer Hunter Strickland got so mad that he not only threw at a guy, he also broke his own hand. And then even more drama followed.
Lukewarm Stove: Machado Open to Extension with Cubs, Specifically? Mets Open for Business? Britton, Herrera, More
The Cubs are reportedly the one team Machado might consider extending with before reaching free agency.
The Cubs didn’t play last night, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t fun baseball.
That’s REALLY early for a big trade like this to be going down.
The Cubs are struggling to take over the top spot at any position.
MLBits: Banning the Shift, Longoria’s Broken Finger, Sano Demoted, Pirates Selling, Soto, Bader, More
The league is apparently considering banning or limiting defensive shifts.
Well, well, well. NL DH coming in a few years?
A lot to get to, including rules/league changes, another rumble at the plate, Nolan Ryan’s INSANE outing, and much more.
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo Was *Really* Angry About Those Bryce Harper “Selfish, Losing Player” Comments
“It’s total [BS] and it’s something that should be exposed for what it is.”
MLBits: MLB Meets Over Rule Changes, MIL In One-Run Games, Ohtani Optimism, Archer, Britton, Rondon, More
The Brewers only like winning one-run games.
Yup. You read that correct. Sounds insane, but it happened.
The Mets could demand a haul for their arms if they were so inclined. And if they start talking to the Brewers, they better demand it.
Tell me what you really think. Actually … pull it back a bit, baby.
Our first look at how the All-Star Game voting is going.
It’s not a significant move, but it’s probably a nice roster upgrade for the Brewers.
Ugh. Doesn’t affect the Cubs directly, but it’s really crummy news for the sport. (Also, that elbow might be why they didn’t get him in the first place.)
That would certain be a needle-mover on the pitching trade market.
I remain sad about how things are going for Fowler in St. Louis.
SCardenfreude: Carlos Martinez Threw Soft to Prevent Re-Injury, Mike Matheny Had No Idea That Was Coming
And Matheny did not look very happy to have to answer questions about it.
A huge blow to the Cardinals’ expected rotation.
MLBits: MLB Buying the Baseball Business, Prop Bet Problems, Delaware Governor Bets Against the Cubs, More
It sounds like MLB is about to get much more involved in the manufacture of its baseballs.
It’s here: the 2018 MLB Draft. Rounds one and two go tonight, and the Cubs will pick four times. Giggity. Let’s go.
Yadi Molina and Carlos Martinez are coming back, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are fulfilling their walk-year hype, and much more.
Arrieta criticized the defense behind him, the overall play in their series this weekend, and hopes the Phillies turn things around before they face the Cubs.