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2015 MLB All-Star Game: Broadcast Info, Lineups, Open Thread

2015 MLB All-Star Game: Broadcast Info, Lineups, Open Thread

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo are the Cubs’ All-Stars, and we’ll see if the NL can lock up home-field advantage in the World Series. Meaningfulness!

Lukewarm Stove: Papelbon, Bullpen, Price, and Are the Reds Readying for a Sell-Off?

Lukewarm Stove: Papelbon, Bullpen, Price, and Are the Reds Readying for a Sell-Off?

The Reds figure to be sellers heading into the deadline, but how big? Also: is there a way to make Jonathan Papelbon still make sense for the Cubs?

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Philadelphia Phillies

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Philadelphia Phillies

The Cubs figure to be on the buyer side of the ledger this year, so it’s worth exploring the teams with whom they might match up.

Commissioner Manfred is Open to MLB Expansion

Commissioner Manfred is Open to MLB Expansion

Would you want to see 32 teams? 16 in each league? Where, and what would the post-season look like?

by July 14, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
The 2015 Home Run Derby – Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo Power on Display

The 2015 Home Run Derby – Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo Power on Display

Here’s hoping the weather cooperates, and then Bryant and Rizzo meet in the final.

Lukewarm Stove: Padres, High-End Arms, Zobrist, Pirates, Papelbon, More

Lukewarm Stove: Padres, High-End Arms, Zobrist, Pirates, Papelbon, More

The latest from the rumor mill with a few weeks to go before the Deadline.

Considering Cubs, Padres Trade Possibilities, Including James Shields

Considering Cubs, Padres Trade Possibilities, Including James Shields

The Padres may very well become active sellers, but does Shields – and his contract – make sense for the Cubs? What about the rest of the Padres?

Scott Kazmir Leaves Start with Triceps Issue – Trade Value Compromised? (UPDATE)

Scott Kazmir Leaves Start with Triceps Issue – Trade Value Compromised? (UPDATE)

Kazmir has been connected to the Cubs as a possible target this month – is that now affected?

Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant are the Cubs’ 2015 NL All-Stars (UPDATES)

Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant are the Cubs’ 2015 NL All-Stars (UPDATES)

Both are very deserving in years that were particularly strong at their positions.

Cardinals Hack: Fed Charges, St. Louis “Brain-Drain”, Former Rising Star, Raised Embarrassment

Cardinals Hack: Fed Charges, St. Louis “Brain-Drain”, Former Rising Star, Raised Embarrassment

The latest in the hacking scandal reveals new levels of embarrassment as an organizational rising star burns out.

by July 6, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Pirates Infielder Josh Harrison to Miss Six Weeks with Thumb Injury

Pirates Infielder Josh Harrison to Miss Six Weeks with Thumb Injury

That won’t help the Pirates as they try to climb in the Central – and to hold onto the top Wild Card spot.

by July 6, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
2015 MLB All-Star Game Starters Announced

2015 MLB All-Star Game Starters Announced

No Cubs, as expected. And only four Royals. Boo. So much for watching the world burn.

by July 5, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Reportedly Among Four Teams Scouting Scott Kazmir’s Start Last Night

Cubs Reportedly Among Four Teams Scouting Scott Kazmir’s Start Last Night

Teams scout other teams all the time, but the Cubs have been connected to Kazmir before.

Whoa: Cardinals Fire Scouting Director, Reportedly for Connection to Hacking Astros

Whoa: Cardinals Fire Scouting Director, Reportedly for Connection to Hacking Astros

That’s not exactly a low-level intern.

by July 2, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Top Cuban Positional Prospect Eddy Julio Martinez Reportedly Will Not Sign Today

Top Cuban Positional Prospect Eddy Julio Martinez Reportedly Will Not Sign Today

Does that mean the Cubs still have a chance for the top positional prospect in the class?

MLBits: Angels Drama, Bundy Hurt Again, Rays Starter Strategy, Insane Kung Fu Contact, More

MLBits: Angels Drama, Bundy Hurt Again, Rays Starter Strategy, Insane Kung Fu Contact, More

There’s some crazy stuff going down in Anaheim today. Also, perennial top young Orioles arm Dylan Bundy is hurt again. This time, it’s tricky.

by July 1, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Significant Changes to Home Run Derby, Including Timers and Distance Factors

Significant Changes to Home Run Derby, Including Timers and Distance Factors

Timed rounds and single elimination. It’ll be very different this year, if nothing else.

Lukewarm Stove: Not Selling, Niese, Samardzija, Giants, Astros, Shields, Much More

Lukewarm Stove: Not Selling, Niese, Samardzija, Giants, Astros, Shields, Much More

The Cubs reportedly aren’t interested in Jon Niese anymore. Any other pitcher trades make sense? A familiar face, perhaps? Plus so much more from the rumor mill.

Cubs Will Miss Giancarlo Stanton in Marlins Series, But So Will Baseball

Cubs Will Miss Giancarlo Stanton in Marlins Series, But So Will Baseball

The Miami slugger has a broken hand, which mostly a bummer.

Lukewarm Stove: Waiting on Sellers, Nationals Salary, Mets Need Bats, More

Lukewarm Stove: Waiting on Sellers, Nationals Salary, Mets Need Bats, More

It’s almost July, but the true sellers still haven’t emerged from the pack.

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