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Lukewarm Stove: Rasmus, Castillo, Shields, Hamels, Moncada, More

Lukewarm Stove: Rasmus, Castillo, Shields, Hamels, Moncada, More

Colby Rasmus has found a home, which leads to an interesting question. Also: where is James Shields going to wind up? Will Cole Hamels ever be traded?

MLB Seeking to Shorten Time Between Innings

MLB Seeking to Shorten Time Between Innings

This could be one of the first pace-of-play initiatives installed in 2015.

by January 21, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
The Draft Could Be Moving Back from June to July (UPDATE)

The Draft Could Be Moving Back from June to July (UPDATE)

The signing deadline, however, would remain July 15. This would make for a ridiculous crunch.

by January 21, 2015 Meta, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Still Showing “Strong” Interest in Yoan Moncada, Who is Conducting Private Workouts

Cubs Still Showing “Strong” Interest in Yoan Moncada, Who is Conducting Private Workouts

It’s no surprise the Cubs remain interested. The question remains the timing. But the Rangers, interestingly, provide a glimmer of hope.

Brewers Trade Yovani Gallardo to Rangers for Prospects

Brewers Trade Yovani Gallardo to Rangers for Prospects

It won’t necessarily make the Brewers any worse in 2015, depending on what they do next.

by January 19, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Sounds Like Max Scherzer is Indeed Headed to the Nationals

Sounds Like Max Scherzer is Indeed Headed to the Nationals

Assuming it happens, things are about to get very interesting.

Max Scherzer Reportedly Close to Signing with Nationals or Mystery Team (UPDATE)

Max Scherzer Reportedly Close to Signing with Nationals or Mystery Team (UPDATE)

If the Nats get Scherzer, they could then look to deal a starting pitcher like Jordan Zimmermann. Remember him?

Lukewarm Stove: Rasmus, Aoki, Revere, Red Sox, Castillo, Hamels, More

Lukewarm Stove: Rasmus, Aoki, Revere, Red Sox, Castillo, Hamels, More

Much more on the Cubs’ outfield situation, including possible fits.

Lukewarm Stove: Cardinals, Lynn, Fowler, Rasmus, Hamels, Scherzer

Lukewarm Stove: Cardinals, Lynn, Fowler, Rasmus, Hamels, Scherzer

The Cardinals have extended Lance Lynn (kind of), and the Astros have had discussions about trading Dexter Fowler.

The Pitch Clock May Become a Reality … in AA and AAA

The Pitch Clock May Become a Reality … in AA and AAA

Other pace of play changes could be in effect at the big league level for 2015.

by January 15, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Miguel Montero Talks About Edwin Jackson and Other Bullets

Miguel Montero Talks About Edwin Jackson and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ new catcher reunites with the well-traveled righty, and might be able to get something out of him.

by January 15, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
A’s Don’t Stop Dealing: Send Yunel Escobar to Nationals for Tyler Clippard

A’s Don’t Stop Dealing: Send Yunel Escobar to Nationals for Tyler Clippard

A deal that could push a couple other moves around the league.

by January 15, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Braves Sending Evan Gattis to Astros, Now I Wonder About Dexter Fowler

Braves Sending Evan Gattis to Astros, Now I Wonder About Dexter Fowler

Does adding Gattis spur the Astros to trade a catcher? (Impact Castillo market?) Or do they move an outfielder? (Say, Dexter Fowler?)

You Can Count on the Dodgers to Be Big Bidders on Yoan Moncada, Too

You Can Count on the Dodgers to Be Big Bidders on Yoan Moncada, Too

The Cubs’ chances for a meaningful shot at the Cuban prospect just took another hit.

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Diamondbacks, Shields, Hamels, More

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Diamondbacks, Shields, Hamels, More

The Diamondbacks are all over the rumor mill right now, with their immediate future connected to many teams, including the Cubs.

Lukewarm Stove: Scherzer, Shields, Diamondbacks, Olivera, More

Lukewarm Stove: Scherzer, Shields, Diamondbacks, Olivera, More

Are the Tigers going to finally make a strong push to retain Max Scherzer? And what’s happening with James Shields?

D-Backs Not Digging Price on Catchers, Which May or May Not Mean Welington Castillo

D-Backs Not Digging Price on Catchers, Which May or May Not Mean Welington Castillo

The teams have been connected before. For now, the Diamondbacks aren’t interested in trading for a catcher at the prices they’ve heard.

Rays Trade Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to the A’s (UPDATE)

Rays Trade Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to the A’s (UPDATE)

Well, crud. Sounds like the A’s got the duo for a reasonable price.

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