Hamels would also reportedly require the Red Sox to pick up his 2019 option to approve a deal. He could be squeezing the Phillies’ leverage a bit.
MLB News and Rumors
A surprising volume of interest items from the rumor mill, including several players of possible interest to the Cubs.
Could baseball return to Montreal? Also, Hyun-Jin Ryu is getting shoulder surgery.
Remember when he was really good? Well, the Cardinals hope he’s back now, and fills the void left by Adam Wainwright.
Can you imagine following this guy’s free agency? Sure, it’s three and a half years away, but I’m already dreaming about the insanity.
Even up against the NBA and NHL playoffs, baseball performs very well. With a TV deal looming for the Cubs, this is important stuff.
It’s an … odd move. But what else would you expect?
Since taking three of four from the Cubs, the Cardinals have dropped five of eight.
It’s early, but there are some rumor-y things to discuss this week.
Is Tulowitzki going to be the big name on the trade market this year? That, and more of the latest from around the game.
You don’t want to go too far with this information – a fit was always obvious – but it’s nice to know there’s some substance.
There are now just four organizations operating an academy in Venezuela, one of which is the Cubs.
If so, he’d become yet another big-time free agent in a pool full of them. It could be a very exciting offseason.
It’s early, but baseball has seen a small (yet, historic) cut in game times.
Needs are popping up around the league, but it’s tough to put deals together this time of year.
As soon as Hanigan went down, speculative rumbles popped up. I’m not sure how much is there just yet, but it’s something to follow.
The righty had been a big part of the Cardinals’ early success, posting a 0.87 ERA over 10.1 – typically high-leverage – innings.
Roenicke had been in charge since 2011. Craig Counsell is apparently the favorite to take over.
He’ll be out well into 2016, which is a tough blow for the Reds.
Rather than a full year, drafted players may now be traded after that year’s World Series concludes.