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Twins Reportedly Signing Torii Hunter to One-Year, $10.5 Million Deal

Twins Reportedly Signing Torii Hunter to One-Year, $10.5 Million Deal

It’s a high annual price, but it’s just a one-year commitment, and this is what bats are costing these days.

by December 2, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Cardinals Sign Reliever Matt Belisle to One-Year, $3.5 Million Deal, Plus Incentives

Cardinals Sign Reliever Matt Belisle to One-Year, $3.5 Million Deal, Plus Incentives

The Cardinals very clearly needed help in the bullpen, and Belisle is a perfectly fine addition. Maybe a touch pricey.

by December 2, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Marlins, Blanks, Upton, Markakis, Scherzer, Peavy, Liriano, Santana, More

Lukewarm Stove: Marlins, Blanks, Upton, Markakis, Scherzer, Peavy, Liriano, Santana, More

The Marlins want to go on an extension binge. Updates on a number of second tier starting pitchers. And more stuff, plus things.

by December 2, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Are the Phillies Tightening the Belt Financially? Any Cole Hamels Impact?

Are the Phillies Tightening the Belt Financially? Any Cole Hamels Impact?

A report on the Phillies’ pursuit of Yasmany Tomas has me wondering about the money situation in Philadelphia.

by December 2, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
MLB Umpire Dale Scott Comes Out

MLB Umpire Dale Scott Comes Out

Scott has been an umpire for nearly 30 years, and has had a partner for most of that time. He’s comfortable if the rest of the baseball world knows that. Good for him.

by December 2, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: More Meetings on the Way? Deliberately-Paced Decision?

Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: More Meetings on the Way? Deliberately-Paced Decision?

Lester reportedly could meet with two more teams this week. Where do things stand?

by December 2, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Today is the Tender Deadline: Cubs Arbitration Eligibles and Possible Moves on the Way

Today is the Tender Deadline: Cubs Arbitration Eligibles and Possible Moves on the Way

The Cubs have 10 players eligible for arbitration who must be tendered a contract today, or they become free agents. Will today be a busy day?

by December 2, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Cubs Reportedly at $138M, Red Sox Willing to Go to $130M

Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Cubs Reportedly at $138M, Red Sox Willing to Go to $130M

That reported offer squares with what we’ve heard before, but it sounds like it’s not blowing the Red Sox out of the water.

by December 1, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Miller, Mets Pitchers, Zimmermann, Masterson, Hunter, More

Lukewarm Stove: Miller, Mets Pitchers, Zimmermann, Masterson, Hunter, More

The Mets are looking to trade a starter, but not the guys you’d want to talk about. And I’m tired of Mets/Cubs pitcher rumors anyway.

by December 1, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Meeting with Giants, Braves Out, One Guess for Cubs

Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Meeting with Giants, Braves Out, One Guess for Cubs

It’s a big, big week for Lester, the Cubs, and the other involved teams. How do we see this thing shaking out?

by December 1, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Mariners Reportedly Splurge on Nelson Cruz, Four Years and $57 Million

Mariners Reportedly Splurge on Nelson Cruz, Four Years and $57 Million

If true, it just seems to be the way offensive prices are trending, even for aging guys with red flags.

by December 1, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Pirates Acquire Sean Rodriguez from Rays, DFA Gaby Sanchez

Pirates Acquire Sean Rodriguez from Rays, DFA Gaby Sanchez

All in all, it looks like a nice set of moves for the Pirates, who look to compete at the top of the NL Central again next year. That’s why this stuff matters.

by December 1, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Is the Entire Baseball World Waiting on Lester?

Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Is the Entire Baseball World Waiting on Lester?

If the expectation is that Lester will be the next big name to make a decision, we might not see much movement until that happens.

by November 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Jeff Samardzija, White Sox Trade Rumors, His Future Free Agency, and Other Bullets

Jeff Samardzija, White Sox Trade Rumors, His Future Free Agency, and Other Bullets

There are a bunch of Samardzija-White Sox trade rumors swirling. What do we think of that, and his impending free agency?

Lukewarm Stove: TOR-OAK Trade Follow-up Bits, Including Next Moves and Kyle Blanks

Lukewarm Stove: TOR-OAK Trade Follow-up Bits, Including Next Moves and Kyle Blanks

There’s a bunch of fallout from yesterday’s big trade, and there’s probably much more to come.

by November 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
A’s Reportedly Sending Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie and Prospects (UPDATES)

A’s Reportedly Sending Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie and Prospects (UPDATES)

This is a pretty significant trade, indeed.

by November 28, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

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