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As Rangers and Marlins Look to Overcome Pitching Injuries, Jeff Samardzija Chatter Ticks Up

As Rangers and Marlins Look to Overcome Pitching Injuries, Jeff Samardzija Chatter Ticks Up

It’s one of the lamentable byproducts of (1) injuries and (2) following a team that is frequently selling.

by May 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Oh My: Is Star Cuban Outfielder Alfredo Despaigne Going to Defect?

Oh My: Is Star Cuban Outfielder Alfredo Despaigne Going to Defect?

Despaigne, 27, has been one of the top hitters in Cuba for years. The Cubs could probably use a guy like that.

by May 13, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Jose Fernandez to the Disabled List with an Elbow Injury – Baseball Holds Breath

Jose Fernandez to the Disabled List with an Elbow Injury – Baseball Holds Breath

No one wants to see a young star go down. If he does, will the Marlins act quickly to try and replace his production?

by May 12, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Around the League: A Trade, Harper Injury, Pitcher Protection, Cano Hilariousness

Around the League: A Trade, Harper Injury, Pitcher Protection, Cano Hilariousness

There’s a good deal of funny stuff going on around the game these days.

by April 29, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Around the League: Tigers Shortstop, Pitcher Elbows, a Little Fun, and More

Around the League: Tigers Shortstop, Pitcher Elbows, a Little Fun, and More

The Tigers have dropped Alex Gonzalez and would appear to still need some kind of shortstop solution. Plus much, much more.

by April 22, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Ryan Dempster Joins MLB Network

Ryan Dempster Joins MLB Network

He’ll be an analyst on a variety of programs, and will debut at the 100th Anniversary Game tomorrow.

by April 22, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Around the League: Smuggling Players, Scouting Players, Fixing Players, and More

Around the League: Smuggling Players, Scouting Players, Fixing Players, and More

The incredible tale of Yasiel Puig’s defection, and the increasing emphasis on scouting younger and younger players.

by April 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
MLB’s TV Blackouts Under Fire – Any Impact on the Cubs’ TV Deal Efforts?

MLB’s TV Blackouts Under Fire – Any Impact on the Cubs’ TV Deal Efforts?

If MLB is forced to do away with local TV blackouts, don’t local TV deals become much less valuable?

by April 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Is Jon Lester Going to Reach Free Agency, Too?

Lukewarm Stove: Is Jon Lester Going to Reach Free Agency, Too?

After reportedly rejecting a low offer from the Red Sox, there might not be any additional negotiations this season.

by April 14, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Around the League: Cheap Extensions, Pricey Extensions, Puig, Crazy Catching, More

Around the League: Cheap Extensions, Pricey Extensions, Puig, Crazy Catching, More

More and more national discussion about the too-team-friendliness of extensions for young players.

by April 9, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
TV Troubles Persist for Dodgers and Phillies After Inking Mega Deals

TV Troubles Persist for Dodgers and Phillies After Inking Mega Deals

Signing the huge contract might be the start of serious money, but it’s also the start of serious problems for some fans.

Around the League: Bad Break, Bad Braun, Bad Arms, and Bad Fans

Around the League: Bad Break, Bad Braun, Bad Arms, and Bad Fans

We’re one game into the big league season, and there are already more notable injuries with which to deal.

by April 1, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Extend All the MVPs: Angels Lock Up Mike Trout for Six Years and $144.5 Million

Extend All the MVPs: Angels Lock Up Mike Trout for Six Years and $144.5 Million

Trout got paid, but it’s a huge bargain for the Angels.

by March 29, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Baseball Beefs Up Its Drug Suspensions, and Makes Other Changes to the Joint Drug Agreement

Baseball Beefs Up Its Drug Suspensions, and Makes Other Changes to the Joint Drug Agreement

Longer suspensions, no playoffs, and the ability to prove that you didn’t mean to do it.

by March 28, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

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