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December 9, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Rockies Dig the Long Ball

by Ashley Varela

The Rockies are itching for more power at Coors Field, the Nationals are getting less picky about their closers, and the Padres are weighing their shortstop options.

December 7, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Another Party at Napoli's?

by Emma Baccellieri

The closer market is heating up, Mike Napoli may stay in Cleveland, and Brett Gardner is not unlike a couch.

December 5, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Reach for the Stars

by Demetrius Bell

The Nationals are setting out to make this week's Winter Meetings memorable, the Braves pursue a pipe dream, and the Marlins, well, are doing Marlins things.

December 2, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Pittsburgh Shops McCutchen

by Demetrius Bell

Andrew McCutchen is on the verge of being trade, but Shohei Otani may be staying in Japan for a while.

November 30, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Cespedes Fallout

by Emma Baccellieri

Cespedes could force out another outfielder in New York, Seattle wants veteran pitching, and Cincinnati would listen on Hamilton.

November 28, 2016

Rumor Roundup: You’re The One That I Want

by Ashley Varela

Everyone wants Aroldis Chapman and, to a (much) lesser extent, Victor Martinez, plus the White Sox just want a hefty return for Chris Sale.

November 25, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Marcell Projections

by Demetrius Bell

Cespedes and the Yankees? Ozuna and the Cardinals? No lockout for the players and owners?

November 23, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Lockout Looming?

by Emma Baccellieri

Yoenis Cespedes has his eye on five years, Edwin Encarnacion may return to Toronto, and owners are threatening a lockout.

November 21, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Show Me the Money

by Ashley Varela

The Padres want a big return for Wil Myers, the Blue Jays are still in on Jose Bautista, and Mike Napoli is fielding offers from multiple teams.

November 18, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Oh Good, a Mike Trout Rumor

by Demetrius Bell

Mike Trout trade speculation, Boston going after Greg Holland, and Miami bidding on Kenley Jansen.

November 16, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Everyone Wants Someone

by Emma Baccellieri

Chris Sale and J.D. Martinez are two big names around whom trade rumors are swirling.

November 14, 2016

Rumor Roundup: A Pirate's Life for Me

by Ashley Varela

Derek Holland wants to be a Pirate (or a Ranger), the Mariners consider cutting ties with Franklin Gutierrez and Dae-ho Lee, and the Mets explore trade possibilities for Jay Bruce.

November 11, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Triple-Digit Chapman

by Demetrius Bell

Chapman has a big asking price, McCutchen may not be long for Pittsburgh, and Kendrick wants a new home.

November 9, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Sluggers Staying?

by Emma Baccellieri

Toronto tries to hang onto Encarnacion, Trumbo talks to Baltimore about staying, and a Korean slugger draws interest.

November 7, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Peace Out, Yo

by Ashley Varela

Cespedes elects free agency, teams prepare to scout Holland, and the Royals explore an extension for Duffy.

April 1, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Panda Endangered

by Nicolas Stellini

The Red Sox give Pablo Sandoval's job away, the Orioles are in a snit with Hyun-Soo Kim, and the Rangers and Indians might be the best bet for a last-second big-league swap.

March 31, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Tim Lincecum, Still Exists

by Demetrius Bell

Tim Lincecum's showcase remains somewhere down the road. Meanwhile, James Loney might be coming to a town near you and Trevor Story might be coming to a ROY race near you.

March 30, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Who Will Save The Phillies' 55ish Wins This Year?

by Emma Baccellieri

A closer battle in Philadelphia, urination in Queens, and another year of Ricky Nolasco clogging up your Probable Starters options.

March 29, 2016

Rumor Roundup: The Two Most Exciting Fifth Starters Named

by Daniel Rathman

Young & Exciting Vincent Velasquez and Aaron Sanchez win rotation spots, while Brian Duensing wins more time with his family.

March 28, 2016

Rumor Roundup: Battle for Fourth Place

by Ashley Varela

The Braves' outfield battle is down to three contenders, while the Orioles and Yankees try to round out their pitching staffs before Opening Day.

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