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A Few Other Cuban Defectors to Keep an Eye On: Despaigne, Iglesias, Castillo, Diaz

A Few Other Cuban Defectors to Keep an Eye On: Despaigne, Iglesias, Castillo, Diaz

There is a wealth of available talent coming from Cuba right now.

The First League-Wide Projection Says the 2014 Cubs Are the Worst and Other Bullets

The First League-Wide Projection Says the 2014 Cubs Are the Worst and Other Bullets

As in, the Cubs are projected to be the worst team in baseball in 2014.


Zambrano Gonna Zambrano and Other Bullets

Zambrano Gonna Zambrano and Other Bullets

You can take the bull out of the States, but you can’t take the, um, bull out of the bull.

by January 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Linked to Another Cuban Defector: Catcher Yenier Bello

Cubs Linked to Another Cuban Defector: Catcher Yenier Bello

The 28-year-old righty hasn’t played professionally since 2011.

Surprise: Brewers Agree to Four-Year, $52 Million Deal with Matt Garza (UPDATE)

Surprise: Brewers Agree to Four-Year, $52 Million Deal with Matt Garza (UPDATE)

Doesn’t seem like a whole lot, given where we thought things stood just last year. (UPDATE: Not done.)

Rapidly Reacting to the Probably Rapid Masahiro Tanaka Fallout

Rapidly Reacting to the Probably Rapid Masahiro Tanaka Fallout

A lot could happen now in a very short time, with Tanaka to the Yankees as only the beginning.

BREAKING: Masahiro Tanaka Reportedly Agrees to Deal with Yankees

BREAKING: Masahiro Tanaka Reportedly Agrees to Deal with Yankees

The Yankees were the favorites on day one, and it looks like they paid handsomely to fulfill that expectation.


Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Diamondbacks Out

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Diamondbacks Out

They weren’t believed to have a serious shot in recent days, but this could be the start of teams dropping out.

Get Ready for Metal Detectors at Ballparks and Other Bullets

Get Ready for Metal Detectors at Ballparks and Other Bullets

By 2015, all teams must have enhanced security screen in place at ballparks.

by January 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Oh, Internets … (Also, Increasing Pessimism)

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Oh, Internets … (Also, Increasing Pessimism)

“It does is decided.” Er, actually, wait. It does is not.

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Money is the Yankee Thing to Do

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Money is the Yankee Thing to Do

If a team is going to outspend all others, it’s going to be the Yankees, right?


Sunday Morning at the Convention: Closing Things Down, Waiting on Tanaka

Sunday Morning at the Convention: Closing Things Down, Waiting on Tanaka

A few less positive reports, a list of probable bidders, and a discussion on the price tag.

Instant Replay Officially (Officially) Expanded for 2014: Challenges, More Plays, Etc.

Instant Replay Officially (Officially) Expanded for 2014: Challenges, More Plays, Etc.

Two challenges max. If you’re wrong on the first, you don’t get a second, though. Far more plays reviewable than before.

by January 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors