Cubs Out Of Prince Fielder Chase?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

As recently as a few weeks ago many thought Milwaukee Brewers free agent first baseman Prince Fielder would be headed just a bit south to play for the Chicago Cubs. In fact, once Albert Pujols signed his monster deal with the Los Angeles Angels, it looked like the Cubs were ...

Mets Trade Francisco Rodriguez And Cash To Brewers

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Well the dismantling of the New York Mets has officially begun. The Mets have reportedly traded Francisco Rodriguez and cash to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for two players to be named later. K-Rod going to the Brewers is just the first in what should be many moves the Mets will ...

Prince Fielder To The Washington Nationals?

Monday, June 20th, 2011

One of the most underrated elements of free agency in baseball is the involvement of a player's agent. Obviously agents negotiate the deals, but they also use their influence to steer players towards certain teams. If an agent has a solid prior relationship with a team, the likelihood that he ...

Quade, Quade We Likes to Poddy

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

So, the Cubs hired Mike Quade to be their manager for the next two seasons and the immediate reaction amongst Cub fans has not been to shoot off fireworks and start playing the 1812 Overture. (Which is the perfect song of celebration since 1812 is closer to the last Cubs ...

Trevor Hoffman Notches Save No. 600

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

This one is really personal for a few of us here at Rumors and Rants. Trevor Hoffman, the best closer in baseball history (shut up Yankees fans) got career save No. 600 tonight in Milwaukee. For Hoffman, it's an amazing mark. He became the first closer to reach that number in ...

Trevor Hoffman Is Likely Headed For Retirement

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The Milwaukee Brewers have sent Trevor Hoffman through waivers and are currently looking for a buyer for the future Hall of Fame closer. Currently, there are no takers for the all-time saves leader and it doesn't look like a destination will emerge for Hoffy. What does that mean for the 42-year-old ...

Link Dump!

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Know why Trindon Holliday has "a long way to go in the NFL"? BECAUSE LSU NEVER USED HIM LIKE ONE!! EVER!! - Friends of the Program Charles Oakley has some strong thoughts on Dwight Howard. To say the least - No Guts, No Glory Good metaphor for the destruction of the Cleveland ...

Trevor Hoffman: We Love You But It Might Be Time To Hang Em Up

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

If you've followed this blog at all over the years you know that McD and myself are gigantic Padres fans. We both grew up in San Diego and have an affinity for the little franchise that could in America's Finest City. It absolutely broke our hearts when the Padres let ...