One of the best I’ve ever seen. Period.
MLBits: Cleveland Changing Name *Eventually*, Central Projections, A-Rod’s Weird Vision for NYM, Expansion on Hold? More
Cleveland is changing their team name, but they’ll still be the Indians in 2021. That, and more from around baseball.
Lukewarm Stove: Arenado’s Options, Lindor’s Tough Market, Realmuto’s Ask, Yankees/LeMahieu Far Apart, Catching Market, More
A loaded set of rumors from around baseball.
Lukewarm Stove: Lester and Maddon Reunion? McCann, Realmuto (plus the Angels and Mets), Yankees Plans, Non-Tender Matches, More
Could Jon Lester head out west to reunite with Joe Maddon’s Angels?
Adios and enjoy The Big Easy.
So that makes this the informal timeline update.
Lukewarm Stove: Rangers/Rays Trade, Pros and Cons of Moving Snell, Turner and Toronto? Finding Matches for Kim, More
Where will Justin Turner end up?
Lukewarm Stove: Mets Holding Up the Market, Lindor Looking to Extend *This* Offseason? Dodgers 3B Options, McCann, LeMahieu, More
Whomever lands Lindor will probably have a very good shot at extending him right away.
It’s not a particularly fun time for Cubs fans, but that doesn’t mean the only answer is to keep holding on.
Lukewarm Stove: DH Expectations? Mets Close to Landing Springer and McCann? Could Cubs Target Bradley Jr. or Kiermaier? More
Whew! Lots of rumors for day three of the Winter Meetings.
The latest from the rumor mill on day two of the winter-ish meetings-ish.
The Blue Jays are apparently moving quickly on Kim, whom we love as a Cubs target.
Lukewarm Stove: Rays Want Catcher(s), Snell and Kiermaier Available, a Hot SP Market, Trading Darvish, More
Seems pretty unlikely the Cubs would go after Blake Snell, though. Doesn’t mean the latest set of rumors might not touch on them, though.
Hooray for them.
It’s Winter Meetings week, which means … nothing this year? Something? There’s actually a lot that’s still unknown. The latest rumors …
Lukewarm Stove: A Two-Way Cuban Star is Coming, Nishikawa Posted, NYY’s Plan B, Nats Have Money for Realmuto? More
The Washington Nationals might be hot for Realmuto.
What in the world.
Archie Bradley sure looks like a nice new free agent reliever. That, and much more of the latest.
Another report pushes back against the idea that the Nationals are big on Kris Bryant.
Ian Happ Is Selling His Remaining “Through My Eyes” Artwork at a Huge Discount, with 100% of the Proceeds Going to Charity
Some Incredible art, an incredible deal, and an incredible cause … it’s a win-win-win.
The Cubs planning to tender Kris Bryant buys them some time. More from the rumor mill, including an interesting Red Sox trade target.
I don’t know that I can blame him at this point.
Lukewarm Stove: Spending What You Save, Cardinals and Molina, Rangers on Kim, Bad Nats Trade Idea, More
I miss fun offseasons, when the Cubs were the ones getting the good players.
Four legit prospects.
Lukewarm Stove: Reds Open to Moving Gray, the Cost and Suitors for Snell, Wainwright’s Next Move, Top Free Agent Predictions, More
Losing Bauer and Gray in one offseason? That would certainly shakeup the 2021 NL Central race.
The latest from the rumor mill, including Cubs specific items, and pitchers hitting the market.
The TOOTBLAN to End All TOOTBLANs
The story isn’t over yet.
I can’t imagine going through this next era of Cubs baseball without Anthony Rizzo. What could a doable extension look like?
Lukewarm Stove: Arenado “Remains a Fit” the Cardinals, Cruz and Ozuna, NYY Favored for LeMahieu, Starting Pitchers Market, More
Of course the Cardinals would target Arenado. That just sounds right.
Renfroe could soon be freely available, and he would be a solid fit for the Cubs.
No surprises there.
One-Handed Pitcher Jim Abbott Had Two Career Hits – Both Against the Chicago Cubs as a Brewer (VIDEO)
I’m glad the Cubs could be a part of his story.
Lukewarm Stove: Roster Deadline Activity, the Cano Impact (LeMahieu, Bryant, the Mets), Top FA Relievers, Cruz Waiting for DH, More
With a vacancy at 2B and an extra $20 million, the Mets can change the market.
Lukewarm Stove: Phillies “Aggressively” Targeting Theo, *Everyone* on the Cubs is Available, Wong, Angels Payroll, More
I don’t much care to hear about the Cubs unloading salary, but I also can’t ignore it when it comes up.
Something warm and kind and heroic to enjoy today.