MLB Trade Rumors has been an independent website for over 17 years, and I intend to keep it that way. That means no one can force us to put a bunch of gambling stuff on the site or run clickbait articles, among other things.
As you know, MLBTR’s primary revenue source is the banner ads you see. The pay rates of those ads fluctuate in a way that is beyond my control. I created our Trade Rumors Front Office subscription service three years ago to start reducing our reliance on banner ads a little bit, and provide something extra for interested die-hard readers.
So if you have the means, please consider supporting us with a $29.89 annual subscription, or try it out for $2.99 per month. In either case, there’s a 100% money-back guarantee.
It’s important to me that Trade Rumors Front Office stands on its own as something that provides more than $30 per year of value to our members. Based on feedback from our existing members, I believe we have accomplished that, and I continue to strive to add more benefits to the subscription. This is what you get currently:
- Exclusive weekly MLB analysis from Steve Adams and Anthony Franco, sent straight to your inbox. Our writers have impressive analytical chops, being immersed in MLB hot stove news as a full-time job in a way very few people are. Anthony is sending out an article later today with his take on Bryan Reynolds’ reported request for an opt-out in his negotiations with the Pirates.
- Exclusive weekly fantasy baseball articles from expert Brad Johnson. Brad is one of the best in the business and his fantasy advice is always illuminating. Brad also holds a fantasy baseball live chat for Front Office subscribers every other week. Please note that if you don’t play fantasy baseball, you can opt out of those emails.
- Exclusive weekly live chats with Anthony. We run plenty of live chats here on the free site, where the chances of having a question answered range from 5-15%. Since Front Office chats have fewer participants, the answer rate is in the range of 85-90%.
- Early access to our live chats with current and former MLB players and executives. If we’ve got a slate of these chats on the books, I’ll often email our subscribers with a heads-up on the timing and a link to submit questions early.
- First look at new MLBTR features and initiatives.
Check out Trade Rumors Front Office today!
Comes to just $2.49 a month if you go with the annual plan. Well worth that for me.
I’ve been happy to support the terrific efforts by the MLNBTR team since Front Office first was offered. A great set of offerings for a reasonable price.
Or just enjoy the free stuff knowing that all you’re getting for your money is someones guesses. If you’re going to pay for any sports site the athletic is the way to go
Or sub to both. There is value in someone’s guesses when it had been researched. I don’t walk into a McDonald’s telling Big Mac customers that a Burger King Whopper is better bc I like it more.
You should really avoid both places. Want a good burger make it yourself much more delicious and cheaper
Heck, raise and slaughter your own calf.
Too much effort I’ll let slaughterhouses do the hard work and I’ll take the 10 minutes to cook it up
Nah buddy stick with that delicious ground beef. Stuff some cheese in there. I just found this guy on Facebook recently who just posts all his cooking videos. I’ve learned some really good recipes
@Latino Heat Mine is Pat Lafrieda beef blend, Montreal steak seasoning, and cast iron skillet for that crispy outer crust and melted cheese and medium inside. I even have my own “Shake Shack” sauce recipe if I’m feeling extra spicy.
I love spicy sauces but I hate mayo which seems to be a main ingredient people use. If you’re on Facebook check out Miguel is cooking with fire or something close to that. I only recently got into cooking after I finally grew tired of fast food and this guy has been a godsend. So many good recipes but it’s mainly all red meat
Of course anything these guys say is a guess. So is anywhere else. I find MLBTR has the most reliable, least biased guesses, so they are who I choose to give my money too.
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Awesome commentary Latino Heat, not yet another moronic take at all.
For $2.50 per month if paid annually you get to know that you are helping one of the last true sources of independent sports writing. I think it’s worth it for the ads being hidden alone, but I also appreciate the hard work and dedication that Tim and his staff show. If my meager subscription helps that, all the better.
@sid I get the passion, but “one of the last true sources of independent sports writing”???
Sports writing is the easiest aspect of news to make independent.
The worst part about Latino heat is he mentions Facebook and how he “found someone” like he did something instead of just being told that this is what he likes.
Tim.. might be good to keep posting these reminders to subscribe every so often. I wanted to do this awhile ago but get busy or just forget. Finally had time to sit down and saw your post and reminded me to sign up. Been a terrific site for years.. My go to site, glad to be able to support you. The ad free will be nice to stop being jammed up and for $30 just great value overall. Thanks for the years of this site. Your efforts are much appreciated
Don’t ask me-I’m raising eight cats on a meagre allowance!
Hi Tim. Great site. Thank you.
A free tip from a marketing pro that specialises in your type of proposition. It’s much better to refer to your business using ‘we’ rather than ‘I’.
It’s friendlier and moves you away from the owner working from his basement type scenario.
No offense, but I disagree with your “free tip” marketing-pro advice.
This site is Tim’s baby and his being direct and honest with us about that actually makes me feel more connected to (and “friendlier” toward) this enterprise than I’d feel if he was trying to phony it up with contrived market-speak.
Marketing theory is just that – and it’s as changeable a landscape as markets themselves are – especially in this new age of internet entrepreneurship.
I’ve grown rather fond of the Ukrainian mail-order bride ad’s…