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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.

Yoan Moncada Still Waiting on Clearance, But Yankees and Red Sox Reportedly Lead

Yoan Moncada Still Waiting on Clearance, But Yankees and Red Sox Reportedly Lead

It’s still a long shot that the Cubs will ever be in a position to make an offer with a realistic shot of being accepted.

The Cardinals May Be Considering Picking Up Max Scherzer, David Price, or Cole Hamels

The Cardinals May Be Considering Picking Up Max Scherzer, David Price, or Cole Hamels

Adding a big-time arm to a rotation with some quality (and questions) would make the Cardinals all the more frustratingly good.

Yankees Reportedly Will Sign Stephen Drew

Yankees Reportedly Will Sign Stephen Drew

The Cubs were briefly connected to the in-need-of-a-bounce-back infielder, but he’s getting $5 million from a better fit.

Lukewarm Stove: Zobrist, Gorzelanny, Span, Crisp, Rasmus, Drew, More

Lukewarm Stove: Zobrist, Gorzelanny, Span, Crisp, Rasmus, Drew, More

The rumor mill doesn’t stop for Hall of Fame debates. It doesn’t even slow down.

2015 Hall of Fame Class: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio

2015 Hall of Fame Class: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio

Those were the four that were expected, but the voting results are always interesting to peruse.

by January 6, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Tricky Scheduling Quirks for the Cubs, Cardinals Opener and Other Bullets

Tricky Scheduling Quirks for the Cubs, Cardinals Opener and Other Bullets

The Cubs will be wrapping up their Spring schedule just a day earlier, and we still don’t know about those bleachers.

by January 6, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
The Latest on Colby Rasmus, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Chicago Cubs

The Latest on Colby Rasmus, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Chicago Cubs

There may not be anything doing here, but I think it’s still worth following for now.

Emilio Bonifacio Reportedly Signing with the White Sox

Emilio Bonifacio Reportedly Signing with the White Sox

He gets $4 million on a one-year deal. Bonifacio is a good fit for the White Sox, and he was a real nice piece for the Cubs last year.

by January 5, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Hall of Fame Votes Are Coming This Week and Other Bullets

Hall of Fame Votes Are Coming This Week and Other Bullets

It’s not looking like there will be too many surprises, though various tides are shifting slowly.

by January 4, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
So, Who’s Going to Sign James Shields Anyway?

So, Who’s Going to Sign James Shields Anyway?

Did the Giants just back out? If so, it’s becoming harder and harder to predict where one of the best remaining arms will wind up.

No Yoan Moncada Update is Kind of an Update (Plus Video)

No Yoan Moncada Update is Kind of an Update (Plus Video)

Moncada is still not cleared to sign with an MLB team, which is significant. Also: the young man is a beast.

Yankees, Braves Swap Interesting Arms, Including Former Top Prospect Manny Banuelos

Yankees, Braves Swap Interesting Arms, Including Former Top Prospect Manny Banuelos

It serves as a reminder about the fleeting nature of prospect asset value.

by January 2, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Reds Reportedly Acquiring Marlon Byrd for Some Reason

Reds Reportedly Acquiring Marlon Byrd for Some Reason

I see the merit in some team picking up Byrd, but the Reds? Giving up a quality pitching prospect to get him?

by December 31, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Smith, Rasmus, Orioles, Zobrist, Outfield

Lukewarm Stove: Smith, Rasmus, Orioles, Zobrist, Outfield

A final Lukewarm Stove to close out the year, mostly looking at the outfield.

by December 31, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Enjoying the Strange of Baseball and Other Bullets

Enjoying the Strange of Baseball and Other Bullets

Some of the strange moments from 2014, and a couple highlights, too.

by December 31, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Mariners and Padres Reportedly Nearing a Trade for Seth Smith

Mariners and Padres Reportedly Nearing a Trade for Seth Smith

Smith’s lefty bat would fit very nicely into the Mariners’ outfield. Well, he’d fit into many outfields …

by December 30, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Still Show Up as Possible Landing Spot for Max Scherzer, Remains Very Unlikely

Cubs Still Show Up as Possible Landing Spot for Max Scherzer, Remains Very Unlikely

The Scherzer market is likely to heat up soon. You may even see the Cubs mentioned, as they already have been. But I don’t see it.

by December 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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