MLB Trade Rumors On Kindle

MLB Trade Rumors is now available on the Amazon Kindle.  Amazon has priced the subscription at $1.99 per month.  If you own a Kindle, check it out!


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4 years 7 months ago

Wierd.

astrostl
4 years 7 months ago

Amazon has priced?

4 years 7 months ago

Yes they decide the price.

4 years 7 months ago

what percentage goes to you guys?

astrostl
4 years 7 months ago

Wacky!

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

Very interesting. I just subscribed and will certainly evaluate this during the 14-day trial period. I enjoy the Fangraphs subscription as well, and yes, I know this information is all available free online, but not everywhere you go has wireless access – airplane, Dr. offices, etc. and it’s great to be able to have this stuff downloaded to the Kindle and available for offline reading anytime.

Very nice and unexpected surprise Tim.

4 years 7 months ago

MLBTR is seeming more and more like some kind of sports drug.

4 years 7 months ago

Still no Android love, Timmy? :<

4 years 7 months ago

The two are unrelated…to put a blog on Kindle takes about 5-10 minutes, Amazon controls the vast majority of it. To develop an Android app is a process, and we want ours to be awesome right out of the gate. It is in development now and will be out within a few months. I don’t like to put dates on stuff but if it’s not out by the trade deadline something went wrong. I am hoping for May but don’t hold me to it.

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

I will go out on a limb and request that MLBTR develop an app for the Windows Phones. Yes, I actually have one.

cubs223425
4 years 7 months ago

Exquisite. I have a Droid Incredible, but I wanted a Samsung Focus. My sister’s friend had it, and the screen almost caused an eyegasm.

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

I have the Focus…great phone.

4 years 7 months ago

You have just made my year.

Really I was just wanting to hear something about it, that it wasn’t going to be abandoned. Saying May, deadline at latest barring nuclear winter… sounds amazing to me.

Really though, it just caught me off-guard, trying to imagine the masses demanding “MLBTR ON KINDLE, NOW!.”

cubs223425
4 years 7 months ago

I will agree with vtadave and inquire as to whether or not WP7 will be receiving an app. If I ever manage to get ahold of one, it might be the only app in the world that I would consider purchasing.

DeadTechnology
4 years 7 months ago

Umm…ok….why???

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

…or alternatively, “why not”?

4 years 7 months ago

this is arguably the worst contract of this offseason

SRT
4 years 7 months ago

Good job, MLBTR.
Thanks.

4 years 7 months ago

Tim, I know this is way off topic, and I’m not even sure you have any sort of ties to other sports, but can you please create a trade rumors site for other sports. I love MLBTR. It really is the only good site for up to date rumors and is very well layed out. Sports such as basketball, football, and hockey have no good sites to keep up with trade rumors. I’ve searched around and there is nothing comparable. Great job with this site and I’m sure I’m not the only one that would like to see similar sites for the other major sports. Keep up the good work!!

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

Check out Hoops Hype for NBA rumors….

4 years 7 months ago

We’ve got some cool plans for 2011, but our focus is entirely on baseball. I think we could make a good basketball site one day, but it’s not on the radar right now.

Mochi
4 years 7 months ago

Just checked it out. Looks nice on the Kindle but it should really be free.

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

This is Amazon you’re talking about though. Same site that charges as much or close to as much for the Kindle version as they do for a hardback book. Yes, I know that the publishers also drive the Kindle prices, but I would think Amazon also has some control here.

cubs223425
4 years 7 months ago

They are also the place that sells $10-15 CDs for $3-5 on a frequent basis, so it’s not all bad.

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

Very true. I buy a ton of stuff on Amazon, but the Kindle prices are often ridiculous.

4 years 7 months ago

There’s only three sentence in the post, but let’s review the middle one: “Amazon has priced the subscription at $1.99 per month.”

Amazon has priced the subscription. Amazon has agreed to provide the format for it, why should they do it for free? What would they gain for that? Would you let some random person store a bunch of files on your home computer for free just taking up your space for their benefit. It’s a business, their purpose is to make money.

4 years 7 months ago

Realizing now that that first sentence sounds more jerkish than I intended. Sorry about that, I should really read before I post.

Gibbys_Limp
4 years 7 months ago

I’m not about to “let some random person store a bunch of files on home computer”, period.

cubs223425
4 years 7 months ago

Random? I guess that depends on what and why. If a classmate wanted to store a paper on my computer or something, I’d have no problem with that. If some stranger on the street walked up and asked if I’d put his porn on my PC? Probably not.

yg49
4 years 7 months ago

Amazon has no control over book prices at all. Google “Agency Agreement” and you will see that.
Blog subscriptions are another story.
I love my Kindle…to read books. The convenience make up for any price issue. If I would pay for the hardcover I would pay for the electronic version.
I don’t need blog subscriptions though because I can read them online or on my phone.

michaelseeley
4 years 7 months ago

I am in agreement with those asking for a Windows Phone app. I, too, have one, as does my wife. We both love MLBTR!!

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

the owner of the website……. you were joking right?

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

ghetto ipad

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

Seriously?

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

its hard to tell when someones bein sarcastic on the internet

4 years 7 months ago

Seriously? It’s for reading books using e-ink. Nothing like an iPad.

not_brooks
4 years 7 months ago

Are you being sarcastic?

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

no, are you?

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

obviously not if mlbtr will be on it. last i checked this isnt a book.

I don’t even know anymore.

4 years 7 months ago

No, are you?

4 years 7 months ago

I’m sorry, let me restate:

A device that uses e-ink, originally intended to be used as a mass-distribution of books very quickly and at a cheap price. Now the uses have expanded to things like blog updates.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

and vtadave stands for stuck up yankee fan, right?

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

your gettin way to worked up about me calling the kindle a ghetto ipad. relax (:

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

Nope, Dodgers fan here.

Guest
4 years 7 months ago

Im sorry, let me restate:

Does vtadave stand for stuck up dodgers fan? you always seem to have a problem with me. did i do something to you. it seems like you alone use the 99 problems joke about once a week.

4 years 7 months ago

I’m “worked up” because it’s a completely uninformed and untrue statement.

4 years 7 months ago

Watching you two bicker is the highlight of my MLBTR-week.

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

I honestly don’t remember the last time I “used the 99 problems joke”. You’re just an easy target is all.

Bonesaw McGraw
4 years 7 months ago

The Kindle is ugly, and everyone who owns a Kindle is ugly.

Fact.

cubs223425
4 years 7 months ago

IDK about that, but I will say that the iPad is stupid and that everyone that buys Apple is stupid.

Trolololol, I do hate Apple, though.

Bonesaw McGraw
4 years 7 months ago

I couldn’t agree with you more.

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