Two for now, but several more by midseason? That’s certainly the hope.
Lukewarm Stove: Are Teams Still Hoarding Prospects? Correa, Bryant, and Rizzo, Suzuki’s Market, Freeman’s Sticking Point, More
When does hoarding prospects go too far, and create opportunities for more aggressive teams? That, and more on the latest rumors.
This is good news for the Bulls, who are hopefully *actually* as optimistic as their updated timeline suggests.
Tip-off at the United Center is scheduled for 6:30 CT tomorrow night.
The Cubs still need to diversify their rotation, but this group does have plenty to offer up top.
A lot to get into from the rumor mill, including what’s still on the table for the Cubs.
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Could Sign “A Whole Bunch” of Short-Term Guys, What it Would Take to Get Castellanos Back, More
What are the Cubs chances at re-signing Nick Castellanos?
It’s a mixed bag on whether the Cubs can land Correa on “their” terms, or whether they’ll pursue him on his.
Ronald Acuña Jr. and many other MLB players have played in this league.
Lukewarm Stove: McNeil on the Block, Conforto Back to NYM? Schwarber vs. Castellanos, Freeman, Rizzo, More
The Mets might have a position player shuffle on the to-do list.
If the Cubs don’t land the tip-top shortstop on the market, why wouldn’t they consider Trevor Story?
That’s still on the shorter end of what Carlos Correa is going to be looking for, I’d bet, but it’s still quite long for the current Cubs.
Lukewarm Stove: Buying a Royals Prospect, Over/Under A’s Trades, Conservative Cardinals, Conforto, Verlander, More
More prospect-buying rumors to consider, the A’s may be ready to roll, Conforto as an option, and more from the rumor mill.
Hendricks’ career in the postseason has been truly special so far, and that 2016 NLCS Game 6 performance stands out above the rest.
Cubs reliever Codi Heuer offers a useful example of how important spin efficiency can be, rather than just raw spin rate.
Showalter was considered the front-runner for a few weeks now.
That was fast. But does it mean what we think it means?
MLBits: COVID and the 2022 Season, Mets Managerial Candidates, Astros Hire Female Dir. of Player Personnel, Vegas Baseball, More
MLB has some very important lead time before the start of the 2022 regular season.
Lukewarm Stove: Yankees and Dodgers in on FA Shortstops? Bryant’s Market, Cubs and Correa, Rizzo, Suzuki, Red Sox, More
The latest from the rumor mill, including the shortstop market, the former Cub market, and much more.
It’s the type of deal we know the Cubs are open to, and the Rays may be as well.
Lukewarm Stove: Rizzo’s Market, Bryant’s Mismatch, Cubs Done with Rotation? Short-Term Correa? Rodon, Story, More
Rizzo was getting interest before the lockout, Bryant is a Cubs mismatch, the Yankees could drive the market, and more on the Cubs rotation.
A draft lottery, alone, might not be enough to really impact the way some teams avoid really competing each year.
Lukewarm Stove: Shortstop Market, Correa’s Back Health, Plans in the NL West, Phillies-Cubs Overlapping Interests, More
Is Carlos Correa’s back an issue that has yet to be fully fleshed out on the market? That and much more from the rumor mill.
The players are locked out at the moment, but there are still a number of rumors to get into.
The Cubs not only have a lot of payroll room left this offseason, but when you start looking ahead, the books get awfully barren.
So head over to Connect Roasters, buy some coffee, do some good, and get your Christmas shopping done, you lazy procrastinator.
Multiple industry voices are pushing the Cubs to more seriously consider pursuing Carlos Correa.
It was a wild ride, but I’m very happy to have Hermosillo back in the Cubs picture for at least the open of 2022.
Having a plan is great, but sometimes the world forces you to adjust. Kudos to the Cubs for doing so.
Brewers make a last minute trade.
Michael Hermosillo is back … rather fast.
Keep the good times rollin’.
The market is still moving.
Unless the Cubs see something for next winter that we don’t, “waiting for next year” doesn’t look like an explanation for chilling this year.