MLB News and Rumors

Lots of Option Decisions: Wada, Span, Anderson, Gallardo, Lackey, More

Lots of Option Decisions: Wada, Span, Anderson, Gallardo, Lackey, More

What will the Cubs do about Wada? How are relevant options decisions around the league shaking out?

How Much Will Various Free Agents Get This Year? The Wisdom of the Crowd

How Much Will Various Free Agents Get This Year? The Wisdom of the Crowd

How does Jon Lester sound at six years and $132 million? James Shields at five years and $90 million?


Two More Cuban Second Basemen Could Be Available This Year

Two More Cuban Second Basemen Could Be Available This Year

The international infield market is looking fairly loaded, especially on the prospect side of things.

Another Team Close to a Big TV Deal and Other Bullets

Another Team Close to a Big TV Deal and Other Bullets

The Arizona Diamondbacks will soon join the ranks of the paaaaaid. Any impact on the Cubs’ TV deal efforts?

by October 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Recalibrating Offensive Expectations and Other Bullets

Recalibrating Offensive Expectations and Other Bullets

What was a “good” OPS this year? What was average? It’s probably quite a bit different than you think.

by October 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
World Series Miscellany: We’re Going to Get a Game 7 in the World Series

World Series Miscellany: We’re Going to Get a Game 7 in the World Series

Only the second Game 7 in 12 years. This is pretty exciting, thanks to the Royals’ win last night.

by October 29, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Shields, Lester, Scherzer, Martin, Hochevar, Cespedes

Lukewarm Stove: Shields, Lester, Scherzer, Martin, Hochevar, Cespedes

Is James Shields losing money this postseason? Is he still viewed as a top tier fall-back for the Cubs?

New Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman Got PAID

New Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman Got PAID

Five years and $35 million? That’s as much of a game-changer as the hiring, itself.

26-Year-Old Korean Lefty Kwang-Hyun Kim to Be Posted

26-Year-Old Korean Lefty Kwang-Hyun Kim to Be Posted

He’s coming off of a great year in Korea, but I’m not sure there’s a lot of upside here.

by October 27, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Reflecting on Reflection and Other Bullets

Reflecting on Reflection and Other Bullets

It’s still hard to deal with yesterday’s news, especially if you’re trying to do it the “right” way.


Busy Weekend Catch-Up: So Much Maddon, and then So Much Sadness

Busy Weekend Catch-Up: So Much Maddon, and then So Much Sadness

If you stepped away for the weekend on Friday, you missed incredibly surprising things.

World Series Miscellany: Giants Win, But It Was Hard to Be Interested

World Series Miscellany: Giants Win, But It Was Hard to Be Interested

San Francisco takes a 3-2 lead into Game 6 on Tuesday.

by October 27, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Cardinals Outfielder Oscar Taveras Has Died at 22

Cardinals Outfielder Oscar Taveras Has Died at 22

Taveras was killed in a car accident, together with his girlfriend, in the Dominican Republic.

by October 26, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
No Pretense: This Post is About Joe Maddon Rumors and Cubs Stuff

No Pretense: This Post is About Joe Maddon Rumors and Cubs Stuff

No clever headline necessary at this point. You want Joe Maddon stuff? Here is the latest.

World Series Miscellany: All Tied Up

World Series Miscellany: All Tied Up

With one more game to play in San Francisco, the Giants knotted the series up at two last night.

by October 26, 2014 MLB News and Rumors