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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?

And, It’s Happening: Yu Darvish Scheduled for Tommy John Surgery

And, It’s Happening: Yu Darvish Scheduled for Tommy John Surgery

It’s a blow for the Rangers and for baseball fans. We’ll see how the Rangers proceed from here.

by March 13, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Albert Almora Made a Ridiculous Catch, Almost as Good as Yasiel Puig (VIDEO)

Albert Almora Made a Ridiculous Catch, Almost as Good as Yasiel Puig (VIDEO)

Whose catch was better? And were they both better than a long bomb of a homer?

Lukewarm Stove: Stroman, Hamels, Doubront, Castillo, Diamondbacks, More

Lukewarm Stove: Stroman, Hamels, Doubront, Castillo, Diamondbacks, More

Injuries are spreading throughout the game, as they do this time of year, and various trade avenues are opening up.

Get Ready for More National League Designated Hitter Talk

Get Ready for More National League Designated Hitter Talk

The CBA comes up after the 2016 season, so negotiations are coming soon. Adding the DH in the NL sure seems to address a lot of issues.

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Lee, Castillo, Olivera, Alvares, Price

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Lee, Castillo, Olivera, Alvares, Price

With injuries mounting around the game, are we going to see a new wave of pitching rumors?

Yu Darvish Has a Sprained UCL, May Need Tommy John Surgery

Yu Darvish Has a Sprained UCL, May Need Tommy John Surgery

You hate to see yet another big-time star going down. If Darvish is to miss the year, will the Rangers look to pick up another pitcher?

by March 7, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Hunter Pence Out 6 to 8 Weeks After Corey Black Pitch Breaks His Arm

Hunter Pence Out 6 to 8 Weeks After Corey Black Pitch Breaks His Arm

There shouldn’t be any retaliation concerns, right? Everyone knows this was completely inadvertent.

MLBits: Sale and Wainwright Injuries, Worldwide Draft, Building the Cardinals, More

MLBits: Sale and Wainwright Injuries, Worldwide Draft, Building the Cardinals, More

The White Sox and Cardinals could be without their respective aces on Opening Day. Also: don’t be a monstrously awful person on the Internet.

by March 3, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
IFA Update: Cubs Not Blowing it Out After All? Or is it Just Early?

IFA Update: Cubs Not Blowing it Out After All? Or is it Just Early?

A top international prospect to whom the Cubs had been very closely connected is now, instead, connected to the Dodgers.

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Hamels, Lee, McCutchen, Acquiring Pitchers, Cuban Prospects

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Hamels, Lee, McCutchen, Acquiring Pitchers, Cuban Prospects

There’s interest in Castillo out there, but now’s not the time that teams typically make deals.

MLB Network’s Top 100 Players List is … Not Cubs Friendly

MLB Network’s Top 100 Players List is … Not Cubs Friendly

I’m sure I’m being a little homer-y, but Anthony Rizzo 53rd? Seriously?

Cubs TV Deal: Regional Blackout Progress, Cable Bubble Concerns, Huge Deal Coming, More

Cubs TV Deal: Regional Blackout Progress, Cable Bubble Concerns, Huge Deal Coming, More

There *will* be over-the-air Cubs games downstate, and more deals are likely coming. Plus a big update on the Cubs’ long-term TV deal plans.

Adam Wainwright Might Not Face the Cubs on Opening Day

Adam Wainwright Might Not Face the Cubs on Opening Day

The Cardinals’ ace has an abdominal strain that will delay his Spring Training debut.

by February 27, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
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

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