MLB News and Rumors

Weekend Catch-Up: Cubs Rumors, Cespedes Signs, Lackey, Edwards, Alcantara, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Cubs Rumors, Cespedes Signs, Lackey, Edwards, Alcantara, More

Action around the league, and plenty of analysis for those of you who checked out.

Inspired Confidence in Spite of the Cubs Losing Draft Picks and Other Bullets

Inspired Confidence in Spite of the Cubs Losing Draft Picks and Other Bullets

Even without a first rounder, I know this front office can land some quality prospects. Plus bits on an available Padres prospect, Ernie Banks, and more.

Smaller Moves Still Coming for the Cubs and Other Bullets

Smaller Moves Still Coming for the Cubs and Other Bullets

There’s still a little bit of work to do. Also: more on the NL DH and the extreme polarity in the NL.

Mets to Re-Sign Yoenis Cespedes to Three-Year Deal with Year One Opt-Out

Mets to Re-Sign Yoenis Cespedes to Three-Year Deal with Year One Opt-Out

It’s an interesting deal that brings Cespedes back to New York, and almost certainly brings him back to free agency next year.

by January 23, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes Deciding, Rays Get a Bat, Hoyer Confirms More Talks, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes Deciding, Rays Get a Bat, Hoyer Confirms More Talks, More

Yoenis Cespedes is deciding between the Mets and the Nationals, by all accounts. Also, Jed Hoyer says the Cubs and Rays do still talk.

The Popularity of Cubs Players is Good for Baseball and Other Bullets

The Popularity of Cubs Players is Good for Baseball and Other Bullets

Having compelling “stars” on a likable, big market team is good for the sport. The Cubs do!

by January 22, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
The 2016 ZiPS Projections for the St. Louis Cardinals Have Landed – Pretty Tepid

The 2016 ZiPS Projections for the St. Louis Cardinals Have Landed – Pretty Tepid

The Cardinals offense doesn’t carry lofty projections and their rotation is banged up. Will that show in 2016, or will they outperform their underlying statistics once again?

MLB Trade Deadline Moving to August This Year … Well, August 1st, Anyway

MLB Trade Deadline Moving to August This Year … Well, August 1st, Anyway

The Wife’s birthday can actually be The Wife’s birthday this year! Let me explain …

Aroldis Chapman Will Not Face Legal Charges for October Domestic Incident

Aroldis Chapman Will Not Face Legal Charges for October Domestic Incident

That doesn’t mean there won’t be ramifications from the league.

by January 21, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Commissioner Manfred Acknowledges NL DH “Momentum,” Possible CBA Discussion

Commissioner Manfred Acknowledges NL DH “Momentum,” Possible CBA Discussion

Suddenly, this seems to be a legitimate discussion for the upcoming CBA. That means it could come into play as soon as 2017.

by January 21, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Nationals Reportedly in on Yoenis Cespedes (UPDATES: Getting Serious)

Nationals Reportedly in on Yoenis Cespedes (UPDATES: Getting Serious)

After missing on Heyward and Upton, the Nationals could be the favorite to land Cespdes, which could, in turn, affect the market for Dexter Fowler.

MLBits: Lucroy Bummed, Rose Honored, Top Pitching Prospects, More

MLBits: Lucroy Bummed, Rose Honored, Top Pitching Prospects, More

The Brewers’ star catcher seems to think a trade would be best for everyone. Also, MLB won’t welcome Pete Rose back, but the Reds will.

by January 20, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Don’t Sleep on Addison Russell for 2016 and Other Bullets

Don’t Sleep on Addison Russell for 2016 and Other Bullets

You weren’t, were you? Nah. Some of the projections seem to be, though.