It begins. 38 hours of madness. And fun.
Tons still to get through on a very busy night. After this rumor round-up, I’m off to bed to prepare for the #BNBlogathon.
That’s the rumor, though no one seems to know for whom.
That would give the Dodgers at least one starter they’ve been seeking, and would remove one possible Cubs rental from the market.
Are the Cubs going to be involved on either big name? Any lesser parts?
Jon Lester was on fire today.
The Padres are believed to want a young shortstop, and the Cubs are believed to like controllable Padres pitching.
The Cubs have Jon Lester going today, and face a very beatable pitcher. Where have I heard that before?
A new reliever for the Cubs: submariner Ben Rowen.
Rarely does a lineup give you so much to discuss.
Neil Ramirez might not be OK right now. The bullpen, as a whole, has some issues.
Although rumor season makes you jumpy, it truly may have just been a simple baseball decision.
And he did it with a nice, controlled swing.
It doesn’t always mean anything, but, if it’s not an injury, you naturally start wondering about a promotion or a trade.
Ugly from the start.
A smattering of rumors from around the league …
It’s going to be hard to top the dramatic back and forth of last night’s game.
Papelbon won’t go unless he’s sure he’ll be the closer, though. (UPDATES: Sounds like it’s going to happen eventually.)
Beeler gets the start tonight against the Rockies. Here’s hoping he keeps the ball down.
The former Cubs catcher talks about an infrequently-discussed, but often-argued unwritten rule.