How Theo Epstein’s job security has given him enough time to build a contender.
Why we are comfortable having the Kris Bryant service time conversation but not the Mike Trout service time conversation, and why we should be uncomfortable having either.
The attention paid to Kris Bryant’s service time foreshadows the major issues facing owners and players in the next CBA negotiations.
The Orioles catcher is back behind the dish, Kris Bryant will be back at third soon, and Alex Rodriguez might stay at third.
What the Cubs are working on with the unrefined slugger.
Understanding the relationship between plate discipline in the minors and future big-league success.
The changes that led to the changes for the Cubs’ star first baseman.
How Houston benefitted from the top waiver spot.
If the Cubs are going to be this year’s Royals, can they match last year’s Royals bullpen?
The Cubs are kicking tires, but might not have room for the last marquee free agent; meanwhile, Matt Albers is chasing a record again.
A fanfest puts Joe Maddon to his first big test: Fans.
Dexter Fowler gives Chicago OBP at the top of the lineup and gives Maddon the flexibility to mix and match in myriad ways.
Why David Ross and, more interestingly, why not Welington Castillo?
It can be difficult for two teams to balance the value of a pitcher with his impending free agency.
The Royals add another aging bat, the Marlins hope a move to first keeps Morse healthy, the Rockies add bench depth, the Yankees keep some rotation depth, the Cubs and Orioles build pen depth, and a low-risk, but possibly not-so-high-reward arm, lands in San Diego.
The league might be catching up to the inefficiency in non-player compensation.