MLB Trade Rumors is back!  It’s been a trying several days for our website, as our blogging platform was subject to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.  We tried in vain all day yesterday to get MLBTR back online.  Ultimately, we were able to simply move up a planned change in blogging platforms by one day.  So, MLBTR is now operational on WordPress, hosted by WP Engine.  We appreciate your patience.

DDoS attacks involve sending huge amounts of traffic to websites or groups of websites in hopes of crashing them.  It’s not an issue of hacking, as nothing was broken into, but our blogging platform was flooded and knocked offline.  It’s a serious attack though, and doesn’t have a quick fix.  In this case, the goal of crashing our former blogging platform, TypePad, was apparently to extort money from them.  This post from Sarah Perez of TechCrunch has further details.  TypePad has been working round-the-clock to restore their websites.

Launching on WordPress one day early means we still have a few minor issues on the site, mainly a gap in our archive from March 13th through April 20th.  We’ve filled in all of Monday, April 21st with new posts, however, and will be writing new ones today as usual.

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  1. bobbleheadguru 1 year ago

    Must have been a tough couple of days for your guys. Congrats on getting back up!

    • nepp 1 year ago

      Tough for them?!? We’re the ones that had to go without!!!!
      Seriously though, thank god the site is back up. Good work, all!

      • burnboll 1 year ago

        Yes agree!!!!!
        Now I can finally live a normal life again.

  2. Ivan 1 year ago

    Great! It’s not my computer (or Internet connection for that matter) after all!

  3. Vandals Took The Handles 1 year ago


    Have to check in at least half a dozen times a day. Was getting worried for a bit there.

  4. Great to have you back! Thanks to everyone that worked to get the site up and running again.

  5. Karkat 1 year ago

    Yay! Glad you’re back. DDoS attacks are the worst :c

  6. WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

    Welcome back!

  7. UK Tiger
    UK Tiger 1 year ago

    The only thing i have noticed is that the number of comments on the main page at the bottom of an article link doesnt show now, it just says “comments” instead of “25 comments” etc.

    Other than that…great to be back.

    • That was actually something we did by design. Not related to the DDOS attack, but just something we’re doing for now because it improves load time on the homepage.

      I think I prefer to see the comment count, so we’re going to work on a solution that allows for that without affecting load time. It may be a month or so off, however.

      • burnboll 1 year ago

        Man, you got something really good going with this site.

  8. Quikmix 1 year ago

    very glad to have you back!

  9. EskimoJS 1 year ago

    That was quite the tale.

  10. burnboll 1 year ago

    Nice to have you back gauys!
    Seems like nothing can hold back rumors on baseball from spreading across the internet huh!!!
    Hopefully, Tim Dirkes and the rest of you keep up the good stuff. You truly are one of the epi centers of baseball these days. I’d sure like to see an interview with Dierkes about how it all came about.
    Or an editorial.
    BTW, i think you should prohibit people from using players names in the commentary field unless they aren’t the real player.
    I once asked Alex Anthopolous about something in the commentary field. But his answer led me to believe he was a fake Anthopolous.

  11. Melvin McMurf 1 year ago

    The Mobile App worked all day

    • Strugz 1 year ago

      Yet I still attempted to use a computer to get their news.

  12. connfyoozed . 1 year ago

    Great work not only getting the site back up and running, but in communicating the issues to us followers as best as you could. I appreciate the effort to keep your readers in the loop, and I am sure others do as well.

  13. LazerTown 1 year ago

    I was having withdrawal!

  14. Encarnacion's Parrot 1 year ago

    There’s better ways to make money rather than DDoSing lol.

  15. Rangerbourne 1 year ago

    Good to know. I was afraid IT blocked it…

  16. George Vander Buist 1 year ago

    welcome back.. I hope karma comes back around to the son of a gun (not my first choice of curse words) who tried this…

  17. Richard Masterson 1 year ago

    Welcome back…couldn’t imagine how MLBTR could have gone belly up!

    Typepad…ug…I had to migrate a client from Typepad –> WordPress a few years ago. It seems Typepad makes it as difficult as they can for you to leave….hope you guys had an easier time at it.

  18. Melvin McMurf 1 year ago

    The move to WordPress is causing the mobile app to crash when you go into the comments

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