MLB News and Rumors


Another Top Cuban to Follow: 23-Year-Old Outfielder Daniel Carbonell is Fielding Offers

Another Top Cuban to Follow: 23-Year-Old Outfielder Daniel Carbonell is Fielding Offers

The switch hitter seems like a legitimate talent, and he’s very likely to sign before July 2.

Around the League: The Serious and Silly of Baseball

Around the League: The Serious and Silly of Baseball

Fantastic writing, fantastic game, fantastic injury talk, and fantastic walk-up music.

by May 19, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

The Latest on Cuban Outfield Stud Alfredo Despaigne: Headed for MLB?

The Latest on Cuban Outfield Stud Alfredo Despaigne: Headed for MLB?

A deciding factor could come as soon as today, in the form of a Mexican League decision.

by May 19, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Whoa: Diamondbacks Bring in Tony La Russa to Be Kevin Towers’ Boss

Whoa: Diamondbacks Bring in Tony La Russa to Be Kevin Towers’ Boss

A terrible start to the year apparently required a drastic move.

by May 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
As Rangers and Marlins Look to Overcome Pitching Injuries, Jeff Samardzija Chatter Ticks Up

As Rangers and Marlins Look to Overcome Pitching Injuries, Jeff Samardzija Chatter Ticks Up

It’s one of the lamentable byproducts of (1) injuries and (2) following a team that is frequently selling.

Oh My: Is Star Cuban Outfielder Alfredo Despaigne Going to Defect?

Oh My: Is Star Cuban Outfielder Alfredo Despaigne Going to Defect?

Despaigne, 27, has been one of the top hitters in Cuba for years. The Cubs could probably use a guy like that.

by May 13, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Jose Fernandez to the Disabled List with an Elbow Injury – Baseball Holds Breath

Jose Fernandez to the Disabled List with an Elbow Injury – Baseball Holds Breath

No one wants to see a young star go down. If he does, will the Marlins act quickly to try and replace his production?


Around the League: A Trade, Harper Injury, Pitcher Protection, Cano Hilariousness

Around the League: A Trade, Harper Injury, Pitcher Protection, Cano Hilariousness

There’s a good deal of funny stuff going on around the game these days.

by April 29, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Around the League: Tigers Shortstop, Pitcher Elbows, a Little Fun, and More

Around the League: Tigers Shortstop, Pitcher Elbows, a Little Fun, and More

The Tigers have dropped Alex Gonzalez and would appear to still need some kind of shortstop solution. Plus much, much more.

by April 22, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Ryan Dempster Joins MLB Network

Ryan Dempster Joins MLB Network

He’ll be an analyst on a variety of programs, and will debut at the 100th Anniversary Game tomorrow.

by April 22, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Around the League: Smuggling Players, Scouting Players, Fixing Players, and More

Around the League: Smuggling Players, Scouting Players, Fixing Players, and More

The incredible tale of Yasiel Puig’s defection, and the increasing emphasis on scouting younger and younger players.

by April 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

MLB’s TV Blackouts Under Fire – Any Impact on the Cubs’ TV Deal Efforts?

MLB’s TV Blackouts Under Fire – Any Impact on the Cubs’ TV Deal Efforts?

If MLB is forced to do away with local TV blackouts, don’t local TV deals become much less valuable?

Lukewarm Stove: Is Jon Lester Going to Reach Free Agency, Too?

Lukewarm Stove: Is Jon Lester Going to Reach Free Agency, Too?

After reportedly rejecting a low offer from the Red Sox, there might not be any additional negotiations this season.

by April 14, 2014 MLB News and Rumors