MLB News and Rumors

Padres Reportedly Nearing Deal with Fernando Rodney

Padres Reportedly Nearing Deal with Fernando Rodney

The former Cub had been rumored as a possible return, but it doesn’t look like it will happen.

by January 15, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Dee Gordon Lands $50 Million Extension, Providing Another Data Point

Dee Gordon Lands $50 Million Extension, Providing Another Data Point

File it away in your brain for future potential Cubs extension talks.

MLB’s Blackouts Challenged in Court – Fundamental Changes, Cubs Implications, More

MLB’s Blackouts Challenged in Court – Fundamental Changes, Cubs Implications, More

An extremely important fight is about to play out, and the impact to the Cubs and the sport could be revolutionary.

Lukewarm Stove: Cardinals Bats, Outfield Rumors, Royals Spending, Padres Shortstop, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cardinals Bats, Outfield Rumors, Royals Spending, Padres Shortstop, More

The latest from the rumor mill, including the evolving outfield market and the quiet Cardinals.

Dexter Fowler’s Continuing Tough Market, and His Connection to the Cubs

Dexter Fowler’s Continuing Tough Market, and His Connection to the Cubs

It’s still hard to figure the market for Fowler, whose future is tied to the Cubs one way or another.

Multiple Reports Indicate Rays Trade Talks Picking Up – Are the Cubs Still Involved?

Multiple Reports Indicate Rays Trade Talks Picking Up – Are the Cubs Still Involved?

We know there have been talks before, and we know there’s mutual interest.

Outfield Market Not Totally Quiet: Gerardo Parra Signs With Rockies

Outfield Market Not Totally Quiet: Gerardo Parra Signs With Rockies

That gives the Rockies four-ish starting outfielders, and it makes you wonder if a trade is coming eventually.

by January 12, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Miami Marlins Reportedly Will Sign Free Agent Wei-Yin Chen for 5 Years and $80 Million

Miami Marlins Reportedly Will Sign Free Agent Wei-Yin Chen for 5 Years and $80 Million

The Marlins are trying, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

by January 12, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Dodgers Reportedly Closing in on Cuban Righty Yaisel Sierra

Dodgers Reportedly Closing in on Cuban Righty Yaisel Sierra

It’s a healthy sum for an interesting arm, and of course it’s the Dodgers.

by January 12, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs and Rays, Upton, Fowler, Rodney, Chen, Lazarito, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs and Rays, Upton, Fowler, Rodney, Chen, Lazarito, More

The Rays president has confirmed talks between the Cubs and Rays, and he says the teams line up well for a trade.

Report: Cuban Prospect Lazarito Cleared to Sign by MLB

Report: Cuban Prospect Lazarito Cleared to Sign by MLB

Whether the Cubs go after him or not, this is very good news.

What Kind of Punishment Should the Cardinals Receive, Anyway? And Other Bullets

What Kind of Punishment Should the Cardinals Receive, Anyway? And Other Bullets

It’s easy to get all riled up about what occurred, but what’s a fair – strong enough – punishment? Also, bits on Bard, McNutt, Caravan, more.

Weekend Catch-Up: Cubs Hit It Hard, Trade, Suspension, Cardinals Hacking, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Cubs Hit It Hard, Trade, Suspension, Cardinals Hacking, More

A decidedly Cardinals-heavy weekend, though not in bad ways. Prospect stuff, Sosa stuff, transaction stuff, more.

by January 11, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors