MLB News and Rumors


SchadenfReds: Brandon Phillips Says Silly Things

SchadenfReds: Brandon Phillips Says Silly Things

The Reds’ second baseman has become quite a treasure for outside observers.

by March 7, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Around the League: Reds Ticket Sales, Kinsler Comments, Dodgers Network, Mets Payroll

Around the League: Reds Ticket Sales, Kinsler Comments, Dodgers Network, Mets Payroll

The Reds didn’t sell as many season tickets as they would have liked … because of negative media coverage?

by March 5, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Hopefully Incorrect Report on Justin Masterson’s Weak Extension Demands

Lukewarm Stove: Hopefully Incorrect Report on Justin Masterson’s Weak Extension Demands

Masterson is reportedly seeking only three or four years, and $40 to $60 million in an extension.

by March 5, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Nerd Alert: An Entirely New Stream of Game Data Will Soon Be Available

Nerd Alert: An Entirely New Stream of Game Data Will Soon Be Available

Almost everything that happens on the field will be quantified.

by March 3, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Braves Sign Cuban Catcher Yenier Bello, Cubs Were One of the Interested Teams

Braves Sign Cuban Catcher Yenier Bello, Cubs Were One of the Interested Teams

The 29-year-old backstop hasn’t played in a couple years as he defected from Cuba.

by March 2, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
SCardenfreude: Twitter Mishaps, Injuries, TOOTBLANs, and Voodoo Magic

SCardenfreude: Twitter Mishaps, Injuries, TOOTBLANs, and Voodoo Magic

The things you favorite on Twitter? Yeah, they can be seen. By everyone.

by February 28, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
MLB and Fox Ease Saturday Blackouts, Cubs Have Three National Fox Games

MLB and Fox Ease Saturday Blackouts, Cubs Have Three National Fox Games

You’ll now be able to watch whatever games you want on Saturday if you’ve got MLB.tv or Extra Innings.

by February 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Around the League: Rotational Effectiveness, Extreme Shifting, Ridiculous Catches

Around the League: Rotational Effectiveness, Extreme Shifting, Ridiculous Catches

Also: dog hot dog racing, Trout extending, and a floating stadium.

by February 27, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Wondering What’s Going to Happen With the Diamondbacks and Randall Delgado

Wondering What’s Going to Happen With the Diamondbacks and Randall Delgado

With a full rotation and a full bullpen, what will the D-Backs do with the talented young righty who is out of options?

Hey, Even ZiPS Says the Cubs Can Make the Playoffs – 2.4% Chance

Hey, Even ZiPS Says the Cubs Can Make the Playoffs – 2.4% Chance

Keep the dream alive! … or something. It’s just a projection, right?

by February 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
MLB Officially Adopts No Collisions Rule for Home Plate

MLB Officially Adopts No Collisions Rule for Home Plate

Don’t jack the catcher unless you have to, and don’t block the plate without the ball. That’s the gist.

by February 24, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

Three Compensation Free Agents Remain Unsigned, Dramatic Steps to Follow?

Three Compensation Free Agents Remain Unsigned, Dramatic Steps to Follow?

Might they sit out until June? Might the system change soon? How would the Cubs’ plans be impacted?

by February 24, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Just For the Lulz: Scott Boras on Blue Jays Ownership

Just For the Lulz: Scott Boras on Blue Jays Ownership

The Blue Jays didn’t spend much this offseason … think Boras approves?