MLB News and Rumors


Cardinals Sign Carlos Martinez to Five-Year, $51M Extension – A Couple Layers of Cubs Impact

Cardinals Sign Carlos Martinez to Five-Year, $51M Extension – A Couple Layers of Cubs Impact

An extremely reasonable deal for the Cardinals, who also get two team options at the end of the five years.

Why is Jason Hammel Still a Free Agent? And Other Bullets

Why is Jason Hammel Still a Free Agent? And Other Bullets

In this market, should a guy like Hammel still be scrambling in February to find a job? What’s going on?

by February 2, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

MLBits: Correa Says Astros Did It Too, Minor League Lawsuit, Baseball is the Luckiest Sport, More

MLBits: Correa Says Astros Did It Too, Minor League Lawsuit, Baseball is the Luckiest Sport, More

Former Cardinals exec Chris Correa disagrees with the Commissioner’s handling of the hacking scandal. Also, an important lawsuit, the next breakout teams, and much more.

MLBits: Thomas Calls Out PED Hall of Famers, D-Backs Regrets, Holding Back Urias, More

MLBits: Thomas Calls Out PED Hall of Famers, D-Backs Regrets, Holding Back Urias, More

Frank Thomas didn’t name names, but it sure sounds like he’s calling out Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez.

by January 31, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Replacing Ventura on the Field, Impending Trade of Gray, Quintana, Hammel, More

Lukewarm Stove: Replacing Ventura on the Field, Impending Trade of Gray, Quintana, Hammel, More

Transactions are still trickling in, as the offseason moves toward a close.

MLB Drops a (Mild) Hammer on Cardinals: 2nd Round, & Comp Pick Sent to Astros, Plus $2 Million

MLB Drops a (Mild) Hammer on Cardinals: 2nd Round, & Comp Pick Sent to Astros, Plus $2 Million

That punishment sure feels light. Frustratingly light.

by January 30, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Judge Unseals Details About Cardinals Hack, Once Again Worse Than We Knew

Judge Unseals Details About Cardinals Hack, Once Again Worse Than We Knew

The volume of incursions and the proximity to organization decision-making moments tells me the Cardinals benefitted.

by January 29, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

Ken Rosenthal’s Early Guess: This Year’s Trade Deadline Will Be Nuts

Ken Rosenthal’s Early Guess: This Year’s Trade Deadline Will Be Nuts

There are reasons to wonder what the impact of the new CBA will be this summer. It could mean even more trade activity.

Proposed 2017 MLB Draft Slots Revealed, Cubs Will Reportedly Have $7.1 Million Bonus Pool

Proposed 2017 MLB Draft Slots Revealed, Cubs Will Reportedly Have $7.1 Million Bonus Pool

The Cubs have more than three times as much to spend this year as they did last year.

Indians Reportedly Getting All-Star Game in 2019, Which Could Set Up Cubs in 2020

Indians Reportedly Getting All-Star Game in 2019, Which Could Set Up Cubs in 2020

The Cubs are hoping to host the All-Star Game once Wrigley Field is fully renovated.

by January 26, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Anderson, Depth, Murray, Santo, Impatience, Plaza, and Other Bullets

Anderson, Depth, Murray, Santo, Impatience, Plaza, and Other Bullets

Will the Cubs add more starting depth from here? That Bill Murray-Jon Hamm story is true, and more.

by January 26, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Holland Signs, All Free Agent Teams, Epic Bat-Flips, Valbuena vs. Trumbo, More

MLBits: Holland Signs, All Free Agent Teams, Epic Bat-Flips, Valbuena vs. Trumbo, More

Greg Holland signed with the Rockies, Scott Feldman signed with the Reds, and much more from around baseball.

by January 26, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

“Unusual” Free Agency Makes Cuban Pitching Prospect Available to IFA-Restricted Teams (Like the Cubs)

“Unusual” Free Agency Makes Cuban Pitching Prospect Available to IFA-Restricted Teams (Like the Cubs)

The surprise decision to count Mendoza’s time in Japan means that a top pitching prospect just unexpectedly became available to the Cubs.

Time Zone Jumping, Body Clock Adjusting, and the Odd Impact of Jet Lag

Time Zone Jumping, Body Clock Adjusting, and the Odd Impact of Jet Lag

Going across two time zones can impact player performance in at least a couple notable ways.

by January 24, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Disappearing Middle Class, Castro Caught in Another Youth Movement, Ortiz’s Return, More

MLBits: Disappearing Middle Class, Castro Caught in Another Youth Movement, Ortiz’s Return, More

Is Starlin Castro about to be squeezed out by another uprising of young infielders?

by January 24, 2017 MLB News and Rumors