MLB News and Rumors


Pirates Reportedly Ink Outfielder Gregory Polanco to Long-Term Extension

Pirates Reportedly Ink Outfielder Gregory Polanco to Long-Term Extension

Another young Pirates player locked up, and another reminder about extending young Cubs players.

Fake Baseball on Opening Day – Hooray?

Fake Baseball on Opening Day – Hooray?

Is today Opening Day or what?


Taylor Teagarden Suspended 80 Games for PEDs and Other Bullets

Taylor Teagarden Suspended 80 Games for PEDs and Other Bullets

Teagarden appeared in that documentary a few months back, and that’s probably what did him in. Also: many more injury updates.

Baseball Sunday #1: Bang the Drum Slowly, Bad News Bears, The Natural, Eight Men Out, Bull Durham

Baseball Sunday #1: Bang the Drum Slowly, Bad News Bears, The Natural, Eight Men Out, Bull Durham

Michael’s been watching a bounty of baseball movies in advance of the season. Are you familiar with these classics?

by March 30, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Injury Notes: Harvey, Molina, Smith, Dodgers, Dodgers, Dodgers, Dodgers

Injury Notes: Harvey, Molina, Smith, Dodgers, Dodgers, Dodgers, Dodgers

Injuries are all over baseball’s news right now, and the Dodgers are getting clobbered.

by March 29, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Jeff Samardzija Says “The Plan” Was Risky, But It Worked and Other Bullets

Jeff Samardzija Says “The Plan” Was Risky, But It Worked and Other Bullets

I still like Jeff Samardzija. Always did. Even when I don’t agree with him, I think he is who he is.

Yadier Molina Expected Back for Cardinals Opening Day

Yadier Molina Expected Back for Cardinals Opening Day

His offseason-long thumb injury looks to be finally in the clear.

by March 26, 2016 MLB News and Rumors

Good Thing the Cubs Spent – Early Look at the Next Free Agent Class is Uninspiring

Good Thing the Cubs Spent – Early Look at the Next Free Agent Class is Uninspiring

Next offseason doesn’t look like the year to build in free agency.

MLBits: Dodgers TV Deal, Garagiola, ARod’s Retirement, Rosenthal as a Starter, More

MLBits: Dodgers TV Deal, Garagiola, ARod’s Retirement, Rosenthal as a Starter, More

The Dodgers might finally be able to get carriage for their network in LA, which could have huge TV deal ramifications.

by March 24, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Indians Reportedly Still Looking to Trade for Outfielder – Anything Doing There for Cubs?

Indians Reportedly Still Looking to Trade for Outfielder – Anything Doing There for Cubs?

If they’re insistent on holding onto guys like Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar, right now, there’s probably nothing there.

MLBits: Sale Not Being Traded, Byrd Signed, Boxberger Hurt, Fernandez, Arroyo, More

MLBits: Sale Not Being Traded, Byrd Signed, Boxberger Hurt, Fernandez, Arroyo, More

More details on Adam LaRoche’s abrupt retirement come out, but don’t expect a Chris Sale trade just yet.

by March 21, 2016 MLB News and Rumors

Kyle Schwarber May Be Jason Hammel’s Personal Catcher and Other Bullets

Kyle Schwarber May Be Jason Hammel’s Personal Catcher and Other Bullets

There’s a sensible fit there, and reasons to like it. Also: much more on the crazy White Sox clubhouse story.

Cardinals Reportedly Set to Sign Shortstop Ruben Tejada (UPDATE)

Cardinals Reportedly Set to Sign Shortstop Ruben Tejada (UPDATE)

A fill in for Jhonny Peralta has been found.

by March 19, 2016 MLB News and Rumors