MLB News and Rumors


Dodgers Keeps Loading Up on Depth: Re-Sign Utley, Sign Gutierrez

Dodgers Keeps Loading Up on Depth: Re-Sign Utley, Sign Gutierrez

The Cubs’ top competition at the head of the NL made a couple additions.

by February 11, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Evolving Stance on Gambling, Who Is Hurt By Smaller Zone, Brian Wilson’s Knuckleball Comeback, More

MLBits: Evolving Stance on Gambling, Who Is Hurt By Smaller Zone, Brian Wilson’s Knuckleball Comeback, More

From extra-innings to gambling, MLB has proposed a lot of changes lately.

by February 9, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

Whoa: Marlins Owner Reportedly Has Deal to Sell Team for $1.6 Billion (UPDATE: Buyer Reportedly Jared Kushner’s Father, But MLB Suggests Not)

Whoa: Marlins Owner Reportedly Has Deal to Sell Team for $1.6 Billion (UPDATE: Buyer Reportedly Jared Kushner’s Father, But MLB Suggests Not)

That would be a game-changer in Miami, and would represent further explosion in the pro sports team market.

by February 9, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
REPORT: MLB Considering Terrible New Extra-Innings Rule, Runner Starts on Second Base

REPORT: MLB Considering Terrible New Extra-Innings Rule, Runner Starts on Second Base

Just what ever fan wants to see: guaranteed sac bunts in extra innings.

Cubs Players and Prospects Make Final WBC Rosters: Baez, Rondon, Andreoli, Moreno

Cubs Players and Prospects Make Final WBC Rosters: Baez, Rondon, Andreoli, Moreno

Baez and Rondon will be ones to watch, of course.

by February 8, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Bailey Surgery, Cardinals Need Fowler, Phillies to Surprise, Royals Trade Target, More

MLBits: Bailey Surgery, Cardinals Need Fowler, Phillies to Surprise, Royals Trade Target, More

Fowler’s base running skills are especially needed in St. Louis. Another surgery for Homer Bailey, and an interesting pitching target just came on the market.

by February 8, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Cutting Down to Seven-Inning Games is Way Too Radical for Me and Other Bullets

Cutting Down to Seven-Inning Games is Way Too Radical for Me and Other Bullets

I’m all about progress in the game, but that’s too far even for me. Also: Albert Almora as a possible surprise player this year.


Lukewarm Stove: Castro’s Availability, Travis Wood Interest, Rays Potential to Surprise, More

Lukewarm Stove: Castro’s Availability, Travis Wood Interest, Rays Potential to Surprise, More

There may not be a ton of time left before the beginning of Spring Training, but the stove is still hot. Well, lukewarm at least.

MLBits: No Pitch Clock Coming, Pirates OF Shifting, Super Rotations in NY and Arizona(?), More

MLBits: No Pitch Clock Coming, Pirates OF Shifting, Super Rotations in NY and Arizona(?), More

If you were worried about an imminent pitch clock, don’t. Will the Diamondbacks could-have-been super rotation actually live up to its potential in 2017?

by February 7, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Recent Signings, February Trades, Quintana Rumors, Cubs Scouting Maness, More

Lukewarm Stove: Recent Signings, February Trades, Quintana Rumors, Cubs Scouting Maness, More

Might a prospect-rich team like the Astros, Brewers, or Phillies make a move for Quintana? Also: reliever signings around the league, and much more.

REPORT: MLB Has Proposed Changing Strike Zone, and Eliminating Pitches on Intentional Walks

REPORT: MLB Has Proposed Changing Strike Zone, and Eliminating Pitches on Intentional Walks

The strike zone change would be the big one.

by February 6, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Jason Hammel and the Royals Care Not for Your Super Footbowl Match, Agree to Two-Year Deal (UPDATE)

Jason Hammel and the Royals Care Not for Your Super Footbowl Match, Agree to Two-Year Deal (UPDATE)

Hammel finally gets his deal.

by February 5, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

Commissioner Manfred Speaks: Pace of Play, World Baseball Classic, Travel Restrictions, More

Commissioner Manfred Speaks: Pace of Play, World Baseball Classic, Travel Restrictions, More

Pace of play remains a priority for Rob Manfred, who also weighs in on the WBC, game streaming, no worries about a travel ban and more.

by February 4, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
The Lack of Activity This Offseason May Have Been About More Than a Weak Free Agent Class

The Lack of Activity This Offseason May Have Been About More Than a Weak Free Agent Class

The new CBA appears to be causing problems for marginal free agents especially.

MLBits: Cardinals Overcoming Hack, Indians Add Logan, Coghlan Signs, Otani WBC Update, More

MLBits: Cardinals Overcoming Hack, Indians Add Logan, Coghlan Signs, Otani WBC Update, More

A look around baseball as the Cardinals try to overcome their hack penalty, the Indians adding talent, life on the waiver wire and more.

by February 3, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors