Winter Meetings Trading Guide 2018

The Winter Meetings are nearly upon us! These meetings have long been a beacon of hope in an otherwise long and arduous offseason. In advance of this year’s summit in Phoenix, I have surveyed 90% of our general managers to identify which players are on the trade block and what teams might be a good fit for them based on their […]

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Cubs hire Tommy Tanous as Scouting Director

The Chicago Cubs have signed Tommy Tanous to a five-year contract to be their Scouting Director, replacing Inejiro Taketo who held that position since 2015. “Mr. Taketo has been a tremendous asset in building the Cubs roster you see on the field today,” GM Justin Jabs said. “Many of the star players on the pitching staff and in the National […]

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Painting the Corners: The Next Chapter for Mark Baker

Diamondbacks center fielder Mark Baker arrived on the scene with little fanfare. MLB Pro was still in its infancy, and most General Managers were still in the beginning stages of enacting their plan to build up their organization. Quietly, then-GM Birk of the Arizona Diamondbacks was scouting the Pueblo Parrots of the Mexican League. Birk was an eccentric GM and one of MLB […]

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Cubs Keep the Band Together This Deadline

The Trade Deadline has come and gone, and while the Cubs boast an aging roster sitting 10 games back of St. Louis, they decided not to part with any major pieces on August 1st. Instead, they dealt the only player who was certain not to factor into their 2017 plans in SP Chris Volstad. They sent the 29 year old free […]

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The Blue Jays Are Back In Business

The Toronto Blue Jays have been a sleeping giant for months. Their offseason transaction log looks something like this: — Manager Eric Wedge’s contract is not renewed after an 86 win season. He eventually signs a minor league coaching job out West. — 2B Dustin Pedroia, set to be one of the bright spots in an otherwise poor free agent class, signs […]

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Cubs cut Brandon Phillips after altercation with GM

The Chicago Cubs have released second baseman Brandon Phillips, sources learned Sunday night. The move came following an altercation between Phillips and GM Justin Jabs just before Sunday night’s game against Phillips’ old team, the Cincinnati Reds. No corresponding move has been made and the Cubs will play with just 24 ballplayers during the series finale. “This move has been a long […]

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Cubs Announce 2015 Bobblehead Promotions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Chicago Cubs are pleased to announce this year’s bobblehead giveaways. Cubs fans will have the opportunity to collect 8 different nodders over the course of the 2015 season. These special giveaways will be dispersed on select Sunday home games. New as of this year, every fan who attends these select dates will receive a bobblehead, unlike the […]

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Coach Salaries Increasing – Data from Bruce Curson

This week’s episode of MLB Pro Hot Stove discussed, in part, the rising salaries of coaches thanks to some research by Mets GM Bruce Curson. As promised, here is the data collected by Bruce for easier viewing, as well as his conclusions. Thanks for the information, Bruce, and enjoy. My observations are: Opportunisic GM’s teams grabbed up the coaching talent […]

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Winter Meetings Trade Show Buyer/Seller Guide

Thank you everyone for being on the ball and contributing to this year’s Winter Meetings. Almost 2/3rds of the league looked at their organization and updated their trade block; what you see below is a Buyer/Seller guide to help you navigate the next few days. The players are listed in no particular order, but players who have been on the […]

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