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Cole Hamels Reportedly Won’t Consider Trade to Blue Jays, Limiting His Market

Cole Hamels Reportedly Won’t Consider Trade to Blue Jays, Limiting His Market

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.

Lukewarm Stove: Mets Connection, Castro, Tulowitzki, Soriano, Victorino, Much More

Lukewarm Stove: Mets Connection, Castro, Tulowitzki, Soriano, Victorino, Much More

A surprising volume of interest items from the rumor mill, including several players of possible interest to the Cubs.

MLBits: Canadian Baseball, Crazy Shifting, Ryu Surgery, Harper Ejection, More

MLBits: Canadian Baseball, Crazy Shifting, Ryu Surgery, Harper Ejection, More

Could baseball return to Montreal? Also, Hyun-Jin Ryu is getting shoulder surgery.

by May 21, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Jaime Garcia is Back, Starting Today for Cardinals

Jaime Garcia is Back, Starting Today for Cardinals

Remember when he was really good? Well, the Cardinals hope he’s back now, and fills the void left by Adam Wainwright.

by May 21, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Bryce Harper Has Been So Ridiculous, We Must Discuss and Watch (VIDEO)

Bryce Harper Has Been So Ridiculous, We Must Discuss and Watch (VIDEO)

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.

by May 20, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Baseball Remains Wildly Popular Local TV Programming, Good News for Cubs

Baseball Remains Wildly Popular Local TV Programming, Good News for Cubs

Even up against the NBA and NHL playoffs, baseball performs very well. With a TV deal looming for the Cubs, this is important stuff.

Marlins Gonna Marlin: Abruptly Fire Mike Redmond, GM is Taking Over as Manager

Marlins Gonna Marlin: Abruptly Fire Mike Redmond, GM is Taking Over as Manager

It’s an … odd move. But what else would you expect?

by May 18, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Eye on the Cardinals: Homer Happy, Pitching Not-So-Much

Eye on the Cardinals: Homer Happy, Pitching Not-So-Much

Since taking three of four from the Cubs, the Cardinals have dropped five of eight.

by May 17, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Tulowitzki, Mets Plans, CIN and MIL Selling, Kazmir, Cuban Free Agents, More

Lukewarm Stove: Tulowitzki, Mets Plans, CIN and MIL Selling, Kazmir, Cuban Free Agents, More

It’s early, but there are some rumor-y things to discuss this week.

MLBits: Tulowitzki Trade, Bonds Lawsuit, Cardinals Dominated, Julio Franco Still Playing, More

MLBits: Tulowitzki Trade, Bonds Lawsuit, Cardinals Dominated, Julio Franco Still Playing, More

Is Tulowitzki going to be the big name on the trade market this year? That, and more of the latest from around the game.

by May 14, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer Confirms that there Have Been Trade Talks with the Mets

Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer Confirms that there Have Been Trade Talks with the Mets

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.

MLBits: Venezuelan Academies Closing, Molina Framing Slipping, White Sox Scuffling, More

MLBits: Venezuelan Academies Closing, Molina Framing Slipping, White Sox Scuffling, More

There are now just four organizations operating an academy in Venezuela, one of which is the Cubs.

by May 8, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Zack Greinke Reportedly Expected to Opt Out of Contract After This Season

Zack Greinke Reportedly Expected to Opt Out of Contract After This Season

If so, he’d become yet another big-time free agent in a pool full of them. It could be a very exciting offseason.

Pace of Play: MLB Game Times Down About Eight Minutes in April

Pace of Play: MLB Game Times Down About Eight Minutes in April

It’s early, but baseball has seen a small (yet, historic) cut in game times.

by May 8, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Early Movement Around the League Still Seems Unlikely

Lukewarm Stove: Early Movement Around the League Still Seems Unlikely

Needs are popping up around the league, but it’s tough to put deals together this time of year.

Red Sox Lose Ryan Hanigan, Any Welington Castillo Connection There?

Red Sox Lose Ryan Hanigan, Any Welington Castillo Connection There?

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.

Cardinals Reliever Jordan Walden Heads to Disabled List Ahead of Cubs Series

Cardinals Reliever Jordan Walden Heads to Disabled List Ahead of Cubs Series

The righty had been a big part of the Cardinals’ early success, posting a 0.87 ERA over 10.1 – typically high-leverage – innings.

by May 4, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Beat the Cubs, Get Fired: Brewers Dump Manager Ron Roenicke

Beat the Cubs, Get Fired: Brewers Dump Manager Ron Roenicke

Roenicke had been in charge since 2011. Craig Counsell is apparently the favorite to take over.

by May 4, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Reds Righty Homer Bailey to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Reds Righty Homer Bailey to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

He’ll be out well into 2016, which is a tough blow for the Reds.

by May 1, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Big MLB Rules Change: Drafted Players Reportedly May Now Be Traded Much Sooner

Big MLB Rules Change: Drafted Players Reportedly May Now Be Traded Much Sooner

Rather than a full year, drafted players may now be traded after that year’s World Series concludes.

by May 1, 2015 MLB News and Rumors

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