MLB News and Rumors


Baseball’s Best Prospects, According to the Execs

Baseball’s Best Prospects, According to the Execs

There are no Cubs on the lists, but a couple big names do touch on the Cubs.

Dreaming on the Legal Loophole That Could Make Mike Trout a Free Agent Today

Dreaming on the Legal Loophole That Could Make Mike Trout a Free Agent Today

It’s a real law, and it really could apply in this way. It almost certainly won’t, but it’s not insane to think about.


Lukewarm Stove: Tananka’s Opt-Out, De La Rosa Signs, Bautista’s Market, More

Lukewarm Stove: Tananka’s Opt-Out, De La Rosa Signs, Bautista’s Market, More

If Tanaka opts out after 2017, the Cubs could come calling, but how much will he cost?

MLBits: Questions For NL Central Foes, Top Remaining Free Agents, Odd Baseball Plays, More

MLBits: Questions For NL Central Foes, Top Remaining Free Agents, Odd Baseball Plays, More

The Cardinals, Brewers and Pirates all have looming questions. Toronto has an identity crisis. And a look at MLB’s oddest plays.

by January 4, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
An Interesting Take on the Other Side of “Bad Contracts” – The Player Side

An Interesting Take on the Other Side of “Bad Contracts” – The Player Side

A player on a very team-friendly deal is also, by definition, a player on a very under-market deal.

Cubs Reportedly Close to Re-Signing Munenori Kawasaki

Cubs Reportedly Close to Re-Signing Munenori Kawasaki

Muni! Come back!

Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Dozier, Darvish, Ross, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Dozier, Darvish, Ross, More

Are teams unwilling to go beyond one year for Jason Hammel?


Deserving Hall of Famers, Top Stories, Sad Stories, and Other Bullets

Deserving Hall of Famers, Top Stories, Sad Stories, and Other Bullets

Looking back on the year, and visualizing some Hall of Fame debates. Enjoy your night!

by December 31, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Dozier, McCutchen, Hammel, Arrieta Extension Considerations, More

Lukewarm Stove: Dozier, McCutchen, Hammel, Arrieta Extension Considerations, More

The latest from baseball’s rumor mill, including some in-house Cubs considerations.

Current Hall of Fame Voting: Bonds and Clemens Trending Way Up

Current Hall of Fame Voting: Bonds and Clemens Trending Way Up

In the public polling, Bonds and Clemens are both over 70%, which is a huge spike from last year.

by December 29, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
The Commissioner Speaks: Pace-of-Play, Pitch Clock, Roster Size, Robot Umpires, More

The Commissioner Speaks: Pace-of-Play, Pitch Clock, Roster Size, Robot Umpires, More

Pace of play in the game remains a primary focus for the future.

by December 28, 2016 MLB News and Rumors

This Year’s Free Agent Crop Was Ugly, but It Picks Back Up Next Year at Just the Right Time

This Year’s Free Agent Crop Was Ugly, but It Picks Back Up Next Year at Just the Right Time

The Cubs could have huge needs in the rotation after this coming season. Good news on that front.

Lukewarm Stove: Three-Team Deals, Conflicting Reports, Quintana, Robertson, Dozier, More

Lukewarm Stove: Three-Team Deals, Conflicting Reports, Quintana, Robertson, Dozier, More

The rumor mill is still churning, complete with conflicting reports.

by December 27, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Starting Pitcher Prices, Ross, Ruiz, Encarnacion, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Starting Pitcher Prices, Ross, Ruiz, Encarnacion, More

There are still some interesting names left in free agency, even if the Cubs aren’t trolling.

REPORT: Cardinals “Very Much In” Trade Talks with Twins About Brian Dozier

REPORT: Cardinals “Very Much In” Trade Talks with Twins About Brian Dozier

Wow. Well. That would certainly shake things up.

by December 26, 2016 MLB News and Rumors