Hey that’s some good news.
Top 5? Top 10? Top 15? Nope, nope, nope.
MLBits: Renegotiating Contract Incentives, 11 Umpires Opting Out, Puig Your Brave, Catchers “Masks,” More
Not everyone had their contract incentives updated.
The Cubs rotation isn’t their biggest strength in 2020, but I think we already knew that.
Visual baseball is back!
Chris Taylor … what are you thinking?!
Anthony Rizzo is the best, folks.
MLBits: Don’t Touch Your Friends, That’s About Enough of Joe West, Mets Bids Submitted, Brewers Adding Prospects, More
I know you want to high-five your friends, but you can’t!
Javy Baez Is “Not in a Rush” To Restart Extension Negotiations, Which Makes About All the Sense in the World
The Cubs must work to keep Javy Baez in Chicago, but maybe now is not the time.
MLBits: Trade Deadline Predictions, Rays Still Trying for Montreal Split, Connecting to Baseball, More
There could still be plenty of trade activity this year, but it might just look very different. That, and more from around baseball.
If that’s not an endorsement of the rooftops, I don’t know what is!
I LOVE talking about real baseball stuff again. Well, I mean, not real, because it’s projections. But, well, you know. Baseball.
Jed Hoyer Speaks: Relying on Track Records, Importance of Mental Health, Adjusting to New Rules, More
The Cubs GM stresses the importance of mental health.
Joe West won’t sit out this year, which is fine. But his comments on why are definitely not fine.
Even With His Contract Opt-Outs and Universal DH, You Probably Shouldn’t Get Any Nick Castellanos Hopes Up
Sorry, folks. If you were hopeful before, this is the reminder that things have changed so dramatically.
Cubs Prospect Notes: Pitching Prospects Rising, Roederer Will Turn Heads, Franklin’s Changeup, Elite Spin Rates, More
The Chicago Cubs finally have pitching prospects that external sources are celebrating. And there’s much more to enjoy from there.
That would be awesome for so many reasons.
MLBits: Tanaka OK, Absurd Testing Problems, Will Braun Ever Leave Us Alone? Suarez Haunts the Cubs, More
Tanaka took a 112 mph Stanton liner to the head. Meanwhile, testing problems are already plaguing MLB.
MLBits: Trout Not Certain He’ll Play All Year, Union Financially Prepared for Stoppage, How Many Wins Does it Take in 2020? More
Mike Trout has a baby on the way, so he’s carefully considering his options.
They’re fun, okay?!
That’s a bummer.
A converted outfielder with 6.0 innings of relief to his name? Okay, Cubs. I see you.
The Cubs newest prospect (to be) has been given some impressive comps.
MLBits: Yankees Planning for Fans, Manfred Clarifies Comments, Hicks Not Ready Yet, Rampant COVID Speculation, More
Another location wants fans in the stadium. Manfred didn’t quite mean what it sounded like he said. Much more from around baseball here.
“I would live there if I could.”
Here’s to you, Marlins. At least you make us laugh.
That is just NOT A GOOD EXCUSE.
In May, alone, Happ’s partnered donations helped serve 2,300 meals to those in need.
I Wish the Bulls Were Good Enough to Have a Rival, Payne Signs in Phoenix, No Love for Dunn, and Other Bulls Bullets
The Bulls need a villain, but right now the job is wide open.
Heyward is supporting childcare, eldercare, transportation, and temporary housing for healthcare workers, as well as contact tracing in Chicago.
Hoyer and Ross Speak: Opt-out Decisions, Five-Man Rotation, DH Plans, Trade Deadline Expectations, Adding Prospects, Much More
The GM and the manager had a LOT to say.
If we get a season underway, the opener could be incredible.
In ‘Rookie of the Year,’ Rowengartner cranks it up to 103 mph at one point. But that was back in 1993, and velocities have climbed dramatically since then …
Well a picture of your face, you psycho.