MLB News and Rumors


2015 MLB Draft Competitive Balance Lottery Results: Cardinals Get a High Pick, Because Obviously

2015 MLB Draft Competitive Balance Lottery Results: Cardinals Get a High Pick, Because Obviously

Other teams receiving selections include quite a few “buyers,” which could make things interesting in the next week.

New York Yankees Reportedly Acquire Chase Headley from San Diego Padres

New York Yankees Reportedly Acquire Chase Headley from San Diego Padres

That was fast. Headley isn’t quite what he was two years ago, but the Yankees are clearly in acquisition mode.

by July 22, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

No, Seriously, Winning it All with the Cubs Would Be Otherworldly and Other Bullets

No, Seriously, Winning it All with the Cubs Would Be Otherworldly and Other Bullets

David Price had it right, and we should probably underscore it. And highlight it. And staple it to the fridge. With a nail gun. And superglue.

Lukewarm Stove: Lake, Price, Castillo, A’s, Lee, Jackson, More

Lukewarm Stove: Lake, Price, Castillo, A’s, Lee, Jackson, More

The Mariners are connected to Junior Lake by a couple rumors. Anything there? Also, the latest from the rumor mill.

Angels and Padres Get Together on Huston Street Deal

Angels and Padres Get Together on Huston Street Deal

It’s a reasonably big trade, though the impact to the Cubs’ trade market efforts is probably limited.

by July 19, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cuban Outfielder Rusney Castillo Working Out Next Week, Will Sign Soon

Lukewarm Stove: Cuban Outfielder Rusney Castillo Working Out Next Week, Will Sign Soon

The 27-year-old outfielder could be an impact starter, or a mere role player. It’s hard to know.

by July 18, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Well, the Royals Picked Up a Reliever – Jason Frasor from the Rangers

Well, the Royals Picked Up a Reliever – Jason Frasor from the Rangers

It’s the first post-AS break deal, and it’s minor to be sure. Any impact to the Cubs or the broader market here?

by July 16, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

It’s Becoming Increasingly Possible that the Astros Don’t Sign Top Pick Brady Aiken

It’s Becoming Increasingly Possible that the Astros Don’t Sign Top Pick Brady Aiken

Not only is it a crazy and interesting story, but its also rife with implications for teams like the Cubs.

by July 15, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Masahiro Tanaka Reportedly Headed for an MRI on His Right Arm

Masahiro Tanaka Reportedly Headed for an MRI on His Right Arm

Yikes. The Cubs’ top offseason target – whom they didn’t get – is the Yankees’ most irreplaceable player.

by July 9, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Want a Young Shortstop, Cardinals Want Peavy, Red Sox Might Not Want to Sell

Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Want a Young Shortstop, Cardinals Want Peavy, Red Sox Might Not Want to Sell

Yes, yes, I understand where your head immediately goes now if you hear about any team wanting a shortstop.

Two IFA Bonus Pool Slot Deals Have Been Made – Where Do the Cubs Stand?

Two IFA Bonus Pool Slot Deals Have Been Made – Where Do the Cubs Stand?

Do recent IFA trades tell us much about what the Cubs could do, and how much value they could get?


End of the Road for Alfonso Soriano? And Other Bullets

End of the Road for Alfonso Soriano? And Other Bullets

The Yankees have designated Soriano for assignment, and the next step is unclear.

Initial 2014 MLB All-Star Game Rosters Revealed – Jeff Samardzija and Starlin Castro In, Anthony Rizzo Close

Initial 2014 MLB All-Star Game Rosters Revealed – Jeff Samardzija and Starlin Castro In, Anthony Rizzo Close

Samardzija is ineligible to pitch, and Rizzo is up for the final spot via fan vote.