MLB News and Rumors


Former Cubs Trade Places on the South Side: Austin Jackson in, Mike Olt Out

Former Cubs Trade Places on the South Side: Austin Jackson in, Mike Olt Out

The White Sox just got Jackson on a killer deal, but it cost Olt his 40-man spot.

Jeff Samardzija’s Offseason Conversations with the Cubs, and Projections with the Giants

Jeff Samardzija’s Offseason Conversations with the Cubs, and Projections with the Giants

How close were the sides actually to getting back together? And how do things look for Samardzija now?


Dodgers’ Extreme Pitching Depth Looks Less Extreme: Anderson Back Surgery, Ryu Slowed

Dodgers’ Extreme Pitching Depth Looks Less Extreme: Anderson Back Surgery, Ryu Slowed

Anderson is going to miss three to five months, and the Dodgers’ pitching now has some questions.

by March 4, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Could MLB Expansion Come Within the Next Five or Six Years? If So, Where?

Could MLB Expansion Come Within the Next Five or Six Years? If So, Where?

Could Montreal finally get a big league team back?

by March 3, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Spring Training Miscellany: Games Coming, Another Mild Injury, Bryzzo, Castro

Spring Training Miscellany: Games Coming, Another Mild Injury, Bryzzo, Castro

Matt Szczur has an oblique strain, but it might not be too serious. Also, lots of Bryzzo bein’ Bryzzo.

Cardinals Sign Second Baseman Kolten Wong to Five-Year Extension, Plus Team Option (UPDATE)

Cardinals Sign Second Baseman Kolten Wong to Five-Year Extension, Plus Team Option (UPDATE)

The first notable pre-arbitration extension we’ve seen in a while.

by March 2, 2016 MLB News and Rumors

MLBits: Perez Deal, Capps Injury, Coors Field Changes, Molina Recovery, Cuba Game, More

MLBits: Perez Deal, Capps Injury, Coors Field Changes, Molina Recovery, Cuba Game, More

Notable injuries around the game are starting to accrue as baseball gets underway. Also, a new extension for Sal Perez, a game in Cuba, and much more.

by March 2, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
MLB Suspends Aroldis Chapman Under Domestic Violence Policy for 30 Games

MLB Suspends Aroldis Chapman Under Domestic Violence Policy for 30 Games

Chapman will not appeal his punishment, which sets a precedent going forward.

by March 1, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Linked to Top Cuban Pitching Prospects, Norge Ruiz and Vladimir Gutierrez

Cubs Linked to Top Cuban Pitching Prospects, Norge Ruiz and Vladimir Gutierrez

Two of the best pitching prospects currently available are reportedly of interest to the Cubs. Which makes lots of sense.


MLBits: Castro Playing Third, Soriano, Jackson, No More Pie in the Face, More

MLBits: Castro Playing Third, Soriano, Jackson, No More Pie in the Face, More

Starlin Castro is now being asked to learn third base with the Yankees after just moving to second base. That, and much more.

by February 29, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Former Cardinals Exec to Be Sentenced April 18 for Hacking, MLB Punishment to Follow

Former Cardinals Exec to Be Sentenced April 18 for Hacking, MLB Punishment to Follow

The latest on the hacking scandal that need not fall off your radar entirely just yet.

by February 29, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Gerrit Cole and the Pirates Are Feuding Over Salary and Other Bullets

Gerrit Cole and the Pirates Are Feuding Over Salary and Other Bullets

A bit of ugly news out of Pirates camp here on Leap Day.

by February 29, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Texas Rangers Reportedly Signing Ian Desmond to One-Year Deal (UPDATE: $8 Million. Ouch.)

Texas Rangers Reportedly Signing Ian Desmond to One-Year Deal (UPDATE: $8 Million. Ouch.)

Desmond was the last remaining qualified free agent out there, and it was a rough offseason for him.

by February 28, 2016 MLB News and Rumors