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Yankees season gets off to injury-riddled start

Yankees season gets off to injury-riddled start

The New York Yankees looked like the team to beat in the American League East this year. The club added depth to a bullpen that was already one of the league’s best. And with a powerful core of young players entering their prime,... 
Acuna and Bogaerts the latest to sign extensions

Acuna and Bogaerts the latest to sign extensions

Outfielder Ronald Acuna, Jr. of the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts are the latest young stars to sign contract extensions with their respective teams. Acuna, who was the National League Rookie of the... 
Do Alonso and Tatis Jr. represent a paradigm shift?

Do Alonso and Tatis Jr. represent a paradigm shift?

Just days before the 2019 Major League Baseball Opening Day, the New York Mets and San Diego Padres announced that two of the league’s brightest prospects will be on their respective Major League rosters to start the season. Third... 
Ichiro Says Goodbye in Storybook Fashion

Ichiro Says Goodbye in Storybook Fashion

He knew it was coming. During a spring when he was hitting just .064 with 10 strikeouts, Ichiro Suzuki knew that these two games against the Oakland A’s would most likely be his last two games as a professional baseball player.  The... 
Mike Trout signs record-breaking extension with Angels

Mike Trout signs record-breaking extension with Angels

Just over two weeks since Bryce Harper signed a record-breaking 13-year, $330 million with the Philadelphia Phillies, Mike Trout established a new record by signing a 12-year contract worth $430 million. The contract adds 10 years... 
Seager to have Surgery, miss April

Seager to have Surgery, miss April

Kyle Seager, the Seattle Seahawks iron man third baseman will have surgery to repair a tendon in his left hand and will miss the first month of the season and possibly more.  The 31-year old Seager suffered the injury... 
Nationals Have Five Good Reasons to Move on From Harper

Nationals Have Five Good Reasons to Move on From Harper

The Washington Nationals couldn’t have been seriously expecting Bryce Harper to sign a new contract with their team. However, it still had to be a sobering moment to realize that the 2019 season would be arriving with Harper... 
Mendoza Hiring Receives “Conflicting” Reviews

Mendoza Hiring Receives “Conflicting” Reviews

On March 5, the New York Mets announced the hiring of Jessica Mendoza as a baseball operations adviser to General Manager, Brodie Van Wagenen. Mendoza, who is known most recently for her work as an analyst on ESPN’s Sunday... 
Harper Inks Record Contract with Phillies

Harper Inks Record Contract with Phillies

The months long speculation over where free agent outfielder Bryce Harper will be playing in 2019 and beyond came to an end when Harper agreed to a 13-year, $330 million.  Harper’s contract was unusual for many reasons.... 
Arenado Signs Surprise Long-Term Deal with Rockies

Arenado Signs Surprise Long-Term Deal with Rockies

It was almost a given that Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado would be playing somewhere else when his contract expired after the 2019 season. It’s just what happens with players in markets like Colorado. In fact,... 
The Future Starts Now for Machado-led Padres

The Future Starts Now for Machado-led Padres

The San Diego Padres surprised the baseball world on Tuesday, February 19 on news that free agent infielder Manny Machado was set to sign a 10-year, $300 million contract with the team. The contract, which includes a player option... 
Does Signing Realmuto Give The Phillies a Leg Up in the N.L. East?

Does Signing Realmuto Give The Phillies a Leg Up in the N.L. East?

The Philadelphia Phillies acquired J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins in exchange for three players. The players heading to Miami are catcher Jorge Alfaro who was one of the Phillies big league catchers in 2018, left-handed... 
Giants the Latest Team to Enter the Bryce Harper Sweepstakes

Giants the Latest Team to Enter the Bryce Harper Sweepstakes

The San Francisco Giants are becoming the latest “mystery” team to enter the chase for free agent outfielder Bryce Harper.  MLB Insider Jon Heyman reports that key Giants personnel, including President and CEO Larry... 
Astros Sign Wade Miley, Leaving Nothing to Chance

Astros Sign Wade Miley, Leaving Nothing to Chance

The Houston Astros added another quality arm to their rotation by signing Wade Miley, formerly of the Milwaukee Brewers. Miley signed a 1-year, $4.5 million contract with no option. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic,... 
Why Craig Kimbrel may return to the Red Sox

Why Craig Kimbrel may return to the Red Sox

As the relief pitcher market begins to shrink, Craig Kimbrel finds himself in a good news, bad news situation. First, the good news. Kimbrel remains the top relief pitcher on the market. And right now it’s not close. The bad...