The Pirates seem to be the beneficiary of the Rays’ deep desire to JUST DO SOMETHING.
Category: MLB News and Rumors
MLBits: Top Pitching Prospect Suspended, Rays 4-Man Rotation, Exonerated Man Gets Sox Job Back, More
The top pitching prospect in the game, Forrest Whitley, is gonna miss a lot of time. The White Sox did something good.
Lukewarm Stove: PHI Wants to Sign Arrieta (If), TB Selloff Finally Over?, BOS OF, Flurry of Signings, More
The Phillies still make plenty of sense for Arrieta, but the way they want to limit their offer is pretty strict.
The man in charge of MLB says that pace-of-play is a fan-driven issue. Also … All-Star Game for Wrigley Field in two years? Maybe!
The school is Anthony Rizzo’s alma mater.
Souza was quietly excellent last year, and now he’s a Diamondback.
MLB will be in visible support on Friday. Also: Joey Votto tells it like it is and doesn’t come off like a jerk.
Will Arrieta be the next big name off the board?
The hot stove rolls on, with more moves around baseball. Let’s also take a tour around the NL Central, among other things.
And they’ll spend a heck of a lot less, too.
Red Sox (FINALLY) Reportedly Getting Close to a Deal with JD Martinez (UPDATE: Five Years/$110M, Two Opt-Outs)
At long last, another major domino may be ready to fall.
Bryce Harper is focused on winning. Right now.
The changes are very mild for now.
A relatively busy weekend on the transaction front in baseball, which was long overdue. But there’s still much more to come.
Good on the Padres for doing something in this market … but it sure seems like a very large commitment for a guy with dubious projections.
At long last, another major free agent is off the board. To San Diego. For some reason.
In Confusing Transactions That Must Mean Something Else is Brewing: Rays Dump Dickerson for Cron (UPDATES: Odorizzi to Twins)
The Rays are maybe about to dump a bunch of salary? Or maybe they just want to be weird.
A whole bunch of signings arrived in the last 24 hours, but teams are keeping things modest.
The next tier of pitching strikes again. Also, why did you do that, Francisco!?!?!
The Cubs are up at 94.5, with the Cardinals way behind at just 85.5.
MLB’s Commissioner offered updates on a range of topics from the slow market to the quality of the baseballs to the looming pace-of-play changes.
With Yu Darvish off to the Cubs, it does seem like the next-next tier of pitching – below the top two tiers – is falling into place.
One of these days, a prediction about the free agent market exploding will actually be true. You could say the pace of the market is still slow … *sunglasses on*
It’s another depth arm for a Brewers rotation that is now extremely deep. But can it be good?
So much to get into. Also: Travis Wood wondering if chopping a finger off would help get him on the field sooner.