Will Arrieta be the next big name off the board?
Category: MLB News and Rumors
The hot stove rolls on, with more moves around baseball. Let’s also take a tour around the NL Central, among other things.
And they’ll spend a heck of a lot less, too.
Red Sox (FINALLY) Reportedly Getting Close to a Deal with JD Martinez (UPDATE: Five Years/$110M, Two Opt-Outs)
At long last, another major domino may be ready to fall.
Bryce Harper is focused on winning. Right now.
The changes are very mild for now.
A relatively busy weekend on the transaction front in baseball, which was long overdue. But there’s still much more to come.
Good on the Padres for doing something in this market … but it sure seems like a very large commitment for a guy with dubious projections.
At long last, another major free agent is off the board. To San Diego. For some reason.
In Confusing Transactions That Must Mean Something Else is Brewing: Rays Dump Dickerson for Cron (UPDATES: Odorizzi to Twins)
The Rays are maybe about to dump a bunch of salary? Or maybe they just want to be weird.
A whole bunch of signings arrived in the last 24 hours, but teams are keeping things modest.
The next tier of pitching strikes again. Also, why did you do that, Francisco!?!?!
The Cubs are up at 94.5, with the Cardinals way behind at just 85.5.
MLB’s Commissioner offered updates on a range of topics from the slow market to the quality of the baseballs to the looming pace-of-play changes.
With Yu Darvish off to the Cubs, it does seem like the next-next tier of pitching – below the top two tiers – is falling into place.
One of these days, a prediction about the free agent market exploding will actually be true. You could say the pace of the market is still slow … *sunglasses on*
It’s another depth arm for a Brewers rotation that is now extremely deep. But can it be good?
So much to get into. Also: Travis Wood wondering if chopping a finger off would help get him on the field sooner.
This Spring Training feels more “long awaited” than most.
MLBits: Restructuring the Draft, Ohtani and Trout Leading Baseball, NYM Pitchers, Jeter’s Throw, More
It sounds like the Angels won’t push Ohtani to be the face of the franchise, even if the media tries to make it so.
The Twins may have someone that could entire the Rays to finally part with Archer.
You know, I want to make the jokes, but Norris was actually pretty successful as he transitioned into the bullpen.
As a hedge in the Darvish negotiations, it sounds like the Cubs were protecting themselves against some risk.
The rumor mill had to flip back on aggressively in the wake of the Cubs’ Yu Darvish signing.
Lukewarm Stove: Super-Short-Term Arrieta? Holland Falling to STL? Martinez, Morrison, Predictions, More
The former Rockies closer might fall right into the Cardinals’ lap, and you wonder if Arrieta might have to seek a unique contract.
The Cubs want a starter like Arrieta, so why are they apparently staying clear of his market?