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World Series Miscellany: So I Guess the Royals Can Lose

World Series Miscellany: So I Guess the Royals Can Lose

After 8 straight to start the postseason, the Royals lost badly to the Giants last night.

by October 22, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Cardinals Could Regularly Sport $130+ Million Payroll in Coming Years

Cardinals Could Regularly Sport $130+ Million Payroll in Coming Years

Does that set the minimum for the Cubs going forward, then?


James Shields is Kind of a Badass, Chicago Cubs Still a Possibility

James Shields is Kind of a Badass, Chicago Cubs Still a Possibility

Dealing with, and passing, a kidney stone during the ALCS? Yowsa. Also: another source indicating the Cubs will be in on Shields.

I’m Still Going to Use Stats and Sabermetrics to Evaluate Players and Other Bullets

I’m Still Going to Use Stats and Sabermetrics to Evaluate Players and Other Bullets

Thoughts from Tim Hudson to the contrary, and then a perfectly-timed sabermetric article. Also, Arismendy Alcantara may play winter ball.

by October 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes, Brown, Fernandez, Tomas, Hicks, Santana, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes, Brown, Fernandez, Tomas, Hicks, Santana, More

The Red Sox might deal Yoenis Cespedes. Any interest there?

by October 20, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
The History of Pitchers Hitting Strongly Supports the DH in the NL and Other Bullets

The History of Pitchers Hitting Strongly Supports the DH in the NL and Other Bullets

Pitchers specializing as just pitchers, it turns out, is not an even remotely new phenomenon.

by October 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
The Value of Low-Probability Upside and Other Bullets

The Value of Low-Probability Upside and Other Bullets

When the Royals acquired James Shields two years ago, the probability it would put them over the top was low. But then maybe it did.

by October 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Report: Royals Not Likely to Re-Sign James Shields

Report: Royals Not Likely to Re-Sign James Shields

If true, that would be one fewer suitor for a guy who is reportedly one of the Cubs’ top targets.

Playoff Miscellany: Peace Out, Cardinals – Giants Headed to the World Series

Playoff Miscellany: Peace Out, Cardinals – Giants Headed to the World Series

The Giants walked off against Michael Wacha in the 9th … his first appearance of the playoffs.

by October 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Martin, Scherzer, Markakis, Cruz, Rios, More

Lukewarm Stove: Martin, Scherzer, Markakis, Cruz, Rios, More

Qualifying offer rumors are trickling out, though the decisions thus far are fairly obvious. Also: can the Tigers keep Max Scherzer?

Playoff Miscellany: Unstoppable Royals Punch Their Ticket, Giants Punch Cardinals

Playoff Miscellany: Unstoppable Royals Punch Their Ticket, Giants Punch Cardinals

The Royals are rolling a few years after having one of the best farm systems in history.

by October 16, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Sure Enough, Big-Time Cuban Infielder Jose Fernandez is Defecting

Sure Enough, Big-Time Cuban Infielder Jose Fernandez is Defecting

The 26-year-old infielder is one of the better bats in Cuba, and one of the best players there overall.


The Kenta Maeda Posting Shuffle, and Refresher on the Japanese Player Posting System

The Kenta Maeda Posting Shuffle, and Refresher on the Japanese Player Posting System

Is it possible that Maeda won’t be posted as everyone had expected? Also … what’s posting anyway, you say? Need a refresher?

Russell Martin Rumor Bits: Pirates “Stretching” to Keep Him? Cubs Still Interested?

Russell Martin Rumor Bits: Pirates “Stretching” to Keep Him? Cubs Still Interested?

Martin still makes sense for the Cubs, especially if the price tag doesn’t get nutty.

by October 15, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Playoff Miscellany: Royals Can’t Lose, Giants Get a Freebie

Playoff Miscellany: Royals Can’t Lose, Giants Get a Freebie

The Giants’ win over the Cardinals actually featured the extraordinarily rare acceptable sac bunt attempt!

by October 15, 2014 MLB News and Rumors