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SIGN ALL THE PLAYERS: Dodgers “Won’t Be Outbid” for Masahiro Tanaka

SIGN ALL THE PLAYERS: Dodgers “Won’t Be Outbid” for Masahiro Tanaka

Adding Tanaka to an already-robust rotation and roster would be a thoroughly new Dodgers move.

Still Wondering How Much That Phillies TV Deal is Worth

Still Wondering How Much That Phillies TV Deal is Worth

It sounds like the range is $100 million to $200 million annually. Somewhere in the middle would be a nice deal.


Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Dodgers Interest? Contract Particulars? Posting Fee?

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Dodgers Interest? Contract Particulars? Posting Fee?

Just how interested are those wealthy Dodgers? And is Tanaka’s contract going to have an opt-out?

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Come One, Come All, Make Your Pitch

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Come One, Come All, Make Your Pitch

Teams, including the Cubs, reportedly meeting with Tanaka now in Los Angeles.

Is A.J. Burnett Retiring? Pirates and Orioles Affected? How About the Cubs?

Is A.J. Burnett Retiring? Pirates and Orioles Affected? How About the Cubs?

If the Pirates and Orioles lose a preferred free agent pitching option, might they return to the trade market?

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas Elected to Hall of Fame, Craig Biggio Just Misses

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas Elected to Hall of Fame, Craig Biggio Just Misses

Biggio gets 74.8%. He missed by one vote. Maddux wasn’t named on 16 ballots.

by January 8, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: The Cubs Are Likely to Be But One of Many Stops

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: The Cubs Are Likely to Be But One of Many Stops

If the sides meet this week, there could be several other suitors doing the same. Any changes in who’s involved?

The Menacing Strength of the Cardinals and Pirates

The Menacing Strength of the Cardinals and Pirates

They’re not just good now – they’re built well for the future, too.

Brace for a Moment of Outrage: Writer Votes Jack Morris, but not Greg Maddux, for Hall of Fame

Brace for a Moment of Outrage: Writer Votes Jack Morris, but not Greg Maddux, for Hall of Fame

There are no words. Well, there are some words. But I can’t print most of them.

by January 7, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Forget the Mariners, It’s All About the Yankees (Again)

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Forget the Mariners, It’s All About the Yankees (Again)

Is it now the Yankees who won’t be outbid? If so, does any other team really have a shot?

Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Tanaka, Pitching Market, Luxury Tax Cap

Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Tanaka, Pitching Market, Luxury Tax Cap

Trade talks still happening on the Samardzija front? Tanaka suitors ramping up?

Lukewarm Stove: Cruz, Trading Starters, Struggling Free Agents, Exploiting an Inefficiency

Lukewarm Stove: Cruz, Trading Starters, Struggling Free Agents, Exploiting an Inefficiency

Are the Cubs in a unique position to exploit the struggles of yet unsigned free agents? Technically yes.

Another Team Gets Its Enormous TV Contract: The Phillies

Another Team Gets Its Enormous TV Contract: The Phillies

And a reminder of just how under market the Chicago Cubs’ current TV deal is.