Another arm off the board, though this one was never coming to the Cubs.
Looks like it’s happening. Max Scherzer will be joining the Mets.
If the Cubs have already decided they can’t extend Willson Contreras until after the CBA is settled, that’s a problem.
The Brewers decided not to issue a qaulifying offer.
It seems as though Max Scherzer, the $40M+ man, is pacing the market.
The Mets are turning to pitching, but not looking to retain Stroman? That and more of the latest.
Is San Diego clearing the deck?
Report: Potential Cubs Free Agent Target Steven Matz Will Pick a Team by Wednesday (UPDATE: Cubs Involved)
The Cubs may need to step up quickly if this tier of the pitching market is exploding.
Conforto and Gray for the Cubs? That and more of the latest from the rumor mill.
Lukewarm Stove: Báez Over Taylor for Boston? Mets Opening the Checkbook (Again), Is Matz an Option for Cubs? More
Could left-hander Steven Matz be a Cubs free agent target this winter? If so, they will have competition.
Lukewarm Stove: Semien, Correa, and Seager Taking Meetings, Franco Extension in the Works, Contreras, FA Starter Prices, More
Some of the top shortstops have started making the rounds. Where are the Cubs and Contreras? Those, and so much more to get into from the rumor mill.
Lukewarm Stove: Correa and Seager Price, Cubs Want a Late-Inning Reliever, Cardinals on Taylor, Yankees and Red Sox Active, More
The latest from baseball’s busy, busy rumor mill, including a surprising area of interest for the Cubs.
I never thought about it quite like this.
That’s just classic all-out Dominican Baseball.
Lukewarm Stove: NYY Shortstop Search Impacts Rizzo, Blue Jays Want more SPs, QO Deadline, Buxton, Stroman,
If the Yankees sign a shortstop, what happens to Anthony Rizzo’s market?
There are five top shortstops on the free agent market right now, and the Cubs have a hole at the position. Just facts.
Lukewarm Stove: Other FA Starters Signing Soon? DET Getting Busy, SD Not Standing Pat, “A Lot of Teams” Interested in Schwarber, More
Schwarber could fit so well for the Cubs, but it feels like that chapter is over.
Lukewarm Stove: Will FA Pitchers Sign Soon? Deep Market for Báez, Tough Beat for Bryant, Marlins, Schwarber, More
How much will Kris Bryant actually get this winter?
There was so much to like about Rodon’s breakout in 2021, but also so much to fear.
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Letting the Market Come to Them? Bellinger on the Block? Other Big Spenders? More
Loads to get into from the MLB rumor mill at the GM Meetings.
Everyone would want Corey Seager on their team, but are the Cubs in a position to commit to that kind of deal?
MLBits: Sox Already Thinking Kimbrel Trade? Mets Go Out of Baseball for GM, Kershaw Calculus, Raiding the A’s, More
The White Sox may have already explored Kimbrel trades.
Lukewarm Stove: Hader on the Move? Expecting Early Action, Marlins Selling Starters, Olson, Chapman, Semien, Seager, More
Is this finally the offseason that Josh Hader gets traded? Probably. That, and more from the rumor mill.
The Mets are “expected to discuss” free agent and former Cubs Kris Bryant with his agent this week.
Lukewarm Stove: Conforto and Syndergaard Decisions, Castillo, Donaldson, and Buxton Available, Verlander, Heaney, More
The Reds are not done shedding payroll.
The Cubs may not be expected to sign the biggest contracts this offseason, but they’re attached to one of the top starters.
From a dirt cheap Kris Bryant projection, to a pretty healthily expensive one. And that’s just one example from the latest MLB free agent projections.
Good news. I love it.
Lukewarm Stove: Reds New Direction, Syndergaard Yo-Yo, New Free Agent SP on the Market, Correa, García, Ramirez, More
The latest from the rumor mill, including Qualifying Offer decisions, the Reds in salary dumping mode, a pitcher coming back from Japan, and more.
Maybe it’s okay to not know which path is right just yet, but as a fan, it’s unsettling.
Everyone knows Carlos Correa is at the top of the stack, but what about the more mid-range free agents? The ones the Cubs can really target?
Lukewarm Stove: Dreaming on Buxton, Predictions for Top Free Agents, Heyman Triples Down on Báez-Cubs, More
The Twins might finally move Byron Buxton this offseason, and any team should want him. Also, yet another Cubs-Javy Báez guess.
Cold as ice. But is he wrong?
The series is on the line tonight.
MLBits: Eliminating the Opener, Rojas Extension, Predictable Gold Glove Nominees, A’s Stadium Progress, More
I fancy myself a baseball progressive, but I’m still not convinced the “Opener” is all it’s cracked up to be.