New Site Design!

MLB Trade Rumors has a fresh new look!  As you can see, we've revamped the logo, sidebar, and background on the main site and changed the Twitter page to match.  I hope you find it as appealing as I do.  This redesign is just one of many improvements we have planned for 2010.  Already we've improved the commenting section and added team-specific Twitter and RSS feeds.

If you have any problems loading the site, please contact us or let us know in the comments of this post.  Be sure to take a screen shot, note whether you're using a PC or Mac, and tell us what browser you're using.  Thanks for reading MLBTR!

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  1. Love the new design, Tim!

  2. joeye 5 years ago


  3. Guest 5 years ago

    Looks great! What font is the banner?

  4. plguzman 5 years ago

    Also like good design. Cleaner and nice. Good job.

  5. Kolukonu 5 years ago

    Loving it, Tim! Nice job!

  6. zonisx 5 years ago

    nice and sharp

  7. Ry_the_Stunner 5 years ago


  8. Ry_the_Stunner 5 years ago


  9. raulllp 5 years ago

    great job Tim

  10. deanosaur 5 years ago

    One last thing you guys need to do is update the favicon to this logo:

    link to

    • The new favicon should be implemented pretty soon.

      • adropofvenom 5 years ago

        Homepage looks pretty good. But w/ the Twitter page I get a solid light blue on the right side of the screen. I assume because my desktop resolution is wider then your background image. I’d suggest either tiling the image, or changing the background color to black.

  11. brentmc 5 years ago

    Looks good. Nice job.

  12. Scott_T 5 years ago

    Big improvement, same layout and everything, but a lot sharper!

  13. You don’t need a new look. What you need is a time machine so you can go back and prevent Twitter from being invented. With Twitter, now everybody who cares gets the news at the same time you do – 5 minutes before it’s posted here.

    • But they don’t get our insight, then! Seriously, if you ever see an actual five minute lag between the tweet and our post on an important breaking story, contact us, because that means I screwed up and was 4.5 minutes too slow.

      • craig6767 5 years ago

        Three things: First, I admit I exaggerated when I said five minutes. It’s a nice round number that I threw out there in an attempt to make a point. That point being, anybody who uses Twitter now gets the same information you get before it’s posted here.

        Second, I guess it’s it up to each individual person to determine how valuable the “insight” that’s added here really is. Based on your comment, you seem to have quite a high opinion of it, but I’m not sure everybody would agree.

        More often than not the only thing that’s posted is copy and paste or perhaps a slight rephrasing of what was written, and the latter has led to misinformation in the past.

        Overall, the “insight” added here is speculation based entirely on what was written by somebody else.

        Finally, you can’t honestly sit there and tell me you have thought about the effect Twitter would have/has had on this site. There is simply no way that’s possible.

        In the past, a person would have had to be at the computer 24/7, searcing every news source going to keep up, and there is still no guarantee you wouldn’t get to the information and have it posted here first.

        Now? Anybody who takes 10 minutes to sign up for a free Twitter account and follows the writers in question (especially if you enable text updates to your mobile phone) has the information before it’s posted here.

        • joshuap 5 years ago

          Four things: First, where did Tim ever (honestly or otherwise) sit there and tell you that he hasn’t thought about the effect Twitter would have on his site? Are you making up arguments in your head?

          Second, I guess if cheerful guys like yourself are still here reading the site and even commenting on a re-design of the page then MLBTR’s got SOMETHING to offer that Twitter hasn’t marginalized.

          Thirdly, I work in a place where Twitter’s not accessible. So even if I didn’t find Tim and his crew’s insight to be worth the time (not the case), it’s still nice to have a site that aggregates all the “tweets”, links and other sources and then presents them in a filter-friendly site that I can actually get to.

          Finally, lighten up and get over yourself. If you don’t dig what Tim’s doing here, then why hang around?

        • fiftytwo80 5 years ago

          Not everybody follows Twitter, and for those who choose to, they may not follow every single source of MLB news. This is an excellent website that does a great job of bringing together multiple sources.

          • Bottom line: Twitter has diminished the overall impact of this site. That’s a fact. It’s not even up for debate.

          • Bottom Line: No need to be an a hole. If you don’t want to continue reading this site, then stop. But there is definitely no need for this garbage in the comments section.

  14. Looks really great. I’d suggest adding a drop-down menu on the top linkbar for Rumors by team. That linkbar doesn’t offer much to the typical reader. Love the theme though.

  15. myost88 5 years ago

    Couldnt disagree more Craig. A lot of people like me don’t have time to monitor half a million twitter feeds so coming here to get everything I want in one place is awesome.

    Keep doin what your doin Tim.

  16. danks50 5 years ago

    I usually hate when sites change their layouts but this is a plus, nice job!

  17. HeyNickyJ 5 years ago

    Fantastic new design, really love it.
    Great Job.

  18. RiverKKiller999 5 years ago

    Wow man that is sick..I love it.

  19. A+++++!!!!!

    (in all seriousness – love the redesign and new banner)

  20. wallybackman 5 years ago

    hey tim, new design looks sharp but banner at the top is visually distracting and detracting from the new header… Also the AP sports playlist looks out of place and the big grey box beneath the selected clips draws negative attention. would rather see “rumors by team” moved to the top. as a mets fan, I gladly click “mets rumors” to quickly read all news pertinent to me…

  21. DarthVader87 5 years ago

    Well this entirely confused me for a second.

  22. Yankeefan4life 5 years ago

    Nice job Tim. Liked the old one too, but this is great!

  23. dixoncayne 5 years ago

    Its been gone before this revamp, but I miss the Roto Authority link.

  24. InTheKZone 5 years ago

    The layout it much cleaner Tim. Although I liked the old layout, this is even better. Keep up the great work.

  25. Wow, the new site is amazing! I was thinking previously at how old the site design looked for such a big site.

    Great work!

  26. ReverendBlack 5 years ago


  27. DWRedsox 5 years ago

    Love the new layout, but as an Intellectual Property attorney, PLEASE stick a TM after your logo, so you can at least claim common law trademark rights.

  28. i would continue to keep it basic. I don’t come to this website everyday because of the new design. Just keep the updates as often as you do! (Also dropdown menus for teams, glossery)

    • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

      Frylock: Uh uh Meatwad, this chocolate milk is spoiled.
      Meatwad: I likes it that way. It’s spreadable, and it’s edible.

  29. craigo3 5 years ago

    Looks ALOT better!!I like it alot!!!GO BRAVES!!!!!!!!

  30. ilikebaseball 5 years ago

    I love it. Great job, guys!

  31. Get rid of the cheesy Photoshop lens flares in the top left, and it’ll be excellent. Other than that, I love it.

  32. metrofoe 5 years ago

    Nice to see you and the rest of the MLBTR crew continuing to work hard to improve the site. Great job!

  33. kj076 5 years ago

    SEXY. It was time for an upgrade and you guys came through. Nice work.

  34. Rootdown 5 years ago

    I like it a lot and i’m sure this isn’t a problem for most but the site is about a half inch too wide. I hate when sites have the bottom scroll bar for left/right.

    It’s probably because my computer at work has a old square screen that people used to have back in the day but you gotta look out for the dinosaurs.

    • $1529282 5 years ago

      What do you have your resolution set at?

      • Rootdown 5 years ago

        It’s locked at 1024×768

        • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

          Have no monitor kicking around that can go up to 1280×1024?

          I’m guessing the website may be set for widescreen since it fits perfectly on my 1360×768 resolution.

  35. davidmp2 5 years ago

    Excellent design!

  36. davidmp2 5 years ago

    Excellent design!

  37. R_y_a_n 5 years ago

    Have a Mac, using Firefox…

    This is awesome.

  38. penpaper 5 years ago

    Love the design in the banner. Not too overboard but just the right touch.

  39. Who is that pitching?

  40. TheHotCorner 5 years ago

    The design is nice but finding that it loads slower for me.

  41. bjsguess 5 years ago

    Great job Tim. The continued improvements are much appreciated.

  42. jdub220 5 years ago

    This is great. It takes a little bit longer to load, but it looks amazing.

    • susasskuash 5 years ago

      I noticed it took longer to load too. Glad I’m not the only one. It does look great though- very clean and sharp!

      • It’s not particularly speedy in IE. Not sure if there is a lot we can do there. If it’s all the same to you for whatever else you are doing, I recommend Firefox.

  43. mattinglyfan 5 years ago

    I’m glad you guys didn’t change the layout, nice new design.

  44. Yankees10 5 years ago

    Great Job! Usually I hate when websites change designs and stuff but this one is great.

  45. Sportznutt23 5 years ago

    Freakin’ SWEET!!!

    Just need to keep working on that iPhone App!!!

  46. That’s exactly what I didn’t like about the whole thing. The only explanation for the presence of that flare I assume is to cover the pitcher’s face for whatever reason. I’d use a shadow coming from the ball or maybe a light trail (from the movement of the ball) or something. Apart all that it looks excellent. Great Job!!

  47. mojowo11 5 years ago

    The white background of the text area seems a little out of place…I wonder if a very light tan background would blend the body with the header better?

    In any case, the header looks great.

  48. briantebay 5 years ago

    I love it!!!

  49. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    I love the design and I think it’s a great idea. My one problem with it is I find the logo banner a bit too big (font and graphics) hence, a little too “in your face.” Other than that, great job!

  50. coolstorybro222 5 years ago

    Ha. Looks great, Tim. Great job.

  51. kdawg_31 5 years ago

    Looks great, but I still miss the old white on black. :'(

  52. East Coast Bias 5 years ago

    Looks good, but now I can’t pretend I’m on a site doing research at work anymore.

  53. bobbybaseball 5 years ago

    Outstanding Tim! That baseball looks like it’s coming right in my kitchen!

  54. FuriousStyles 5 years ago

    Nice redesign!
    Although the previous was almost “retro” on web 2.0 :)
    Keep up the good work.

  55. Looks nice man..youve come a long way..

  56. janbergs 5 years ago

    Like all the changes except the dark background. While it is less likely someone will read it over my shoulder, it is also more work to read.

  57. matuszek 5 years ago

    Does not work on my Sidekick (a smartphone with a dwindling but loyal usership). I suspect the culprit is this element:

    Please fix this? Also, would you consider making an that would have a far simpler layout for mobile phones?

  58. Mind Shock 5 years ago

    Great visual improvement! However, for those of us sentenced to dial-up, the new load-time takes foreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvver.

  59. giantsrainman 5 years ago

    Dito with Firefox. This Sucks!

  60. lug 5 years ago

    I see what you are saying but actually it looks quite nice, I would call it an improvement….for one of my favorite sites iit’s good to see the improvements. Bravo mlbtraderumors

  61. giantsrainman 5 years ago

    Thanks for fixing!

  62. SRT 5 years ago

    I’m using Firefox and don’t have the problem you’re reporting.

  63. This is a problem we have seen a handful of times and are trying to eliminate. I am guessing it went away with one refresh. If you could take screenshots and also tell us all the different ads that were on the site at the time of the dark on dark, that would be helpful. We think a messed-up ad is causing this dark on dark error.

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