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On Baseball: Cubs Acquire Royals Closer Wade Davis for Jorge Soler

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:37:01 GMT

Royals pitcher Wade Davis during a game against the Twins in May. Davis was traded to the Chicago Cubs in a deal for outfielder Jorge Soler.The Cubs found their replacement for reliever Aroldis Chapman, who is expected to command over $15 million per year in free agency.


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On Baseball: Red Sox and White Sox Trade, Seeing Future in Each Other’s Roster

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:59:33 GMT

In Chris Sale, the Red Sox add a five-time All-Star to their starting rotation.The ace left-hander Chris Sale will go to Boston in return for a package including infielder Yoan Moncada, Baseball America’s minor league player of the year.


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Derek Jeter’s No. 2, Last of Yankees’ Single Digits, to Be Retired

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:30:57 GMT

Derek Jeter, the longtime Yankees shortstop and captain, will have his No. 2 number retired on Mother’s Day. Other retirees include Billy Martin (1); Babe Ruth (3); Lou Gehrig (4); Joe DiMaggio (5); Joe Torre (6); Mickey Mantle (7); Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey (8); Roger Maris (9); and Phil Rizzuto (10).The Yankees will retire their former shortstop’s jersey and honor him with a plaque in Monument Park on May 14.


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Jose Reyes and Zack Wheeler Among Mets Whose Roles May Change

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:38:26 GMT

Jose Reyes during practice before the National League wild-card game in October at Citi Field.Looking to increase their roster’s versatility, the Mets are considering giving the veteran infielder Reyes his first professional exposure to the outfield, and Wheeler might see time as a reliever.


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Yankees’ Pursuit of Moncada and Sale Reflects New Restraint

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:56:30 GMT

The Red Sox outbid the Yankees for Yoan Moncada, above, and used him to get the ace Chris Sale.The Yankees were outbid on Yoan Moncada by the Red Sox, who used him to acquire Chris Sale, a pitcher with an asking price that the Yankees found too high.


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On Baseball: Perseverance Pays Off for Dodgers Pitcher Rich Hill

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:16:18 GMT

The 36-year-old Dodgers starter Rich Hill, with Manager Dave Roberts, agreed Monday to a three-year, $48 million deal to remain with the team. He was 12-5 in 2016.Hill, a 36-year-old journeyman, bounced between the majors and the minors, and starting and relieving, before a breakout 12-5 season in 2016 that helped earn him a three-year $48 million deal.


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Giants Sign All-Star Closer Mark Melancon in Record Deal

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:54:06 GMT

Melancon’s contract is said to be for four years and $62 million, shattering the previous record for a closer, set by Jonathan Papelbon before the 2012 season.


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Yankees and Matt Holliday Said to Reach One-Year, $13 Million Deal

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:49:06 GMT

Matt Holliday in October with the Cardinals. With Holliday, the Yankees will gain a seasoned player who is accustomed to hitting in the middle of the order.Holliday, who will turn 37 next month and whose production declined amid injuries over his last two years with St. Louis, is expected to serve primarily as a designated hitter.


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Bud Selig, an Apostle for Equity, Reaches Hall of Fame

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:47:37 GMT

Bud Selig, left, and John Schuerholz at the baseball winter meetings in 2010.Selig instituted revenue-sharing policies and expanded playoffs that helped more small-market teams find on-field success.


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Sports of The Times: By Rejecting George Steinbrenner, the Hall of Fame Slights a Brash Transformer

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:59:17 GMT

George Steinbrenner in 1984.Steinbrenner was often unsavory, but he deserves a spot in Cooperstown after collecting 11 American League pennants with the Yankees.


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On Baseball: Bud Selig and George Steinbrenner Have a Chance at the Hall, via a Veterans Panel

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:49:03 GMT

Bud Selig, then the president of the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, right, at the winter meetings in 1981.Selig and Steinbrenner could be linked in Cooperstown as part of the 2017 Hall of Fame class when the veterans committee votes on 10 candidates.


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From Michael Lewis, a Portrait of the Men Who Shaped ‘Moneyball’

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:21:47 GMT

Michael Lewis, author of the best seller “Moneyball,” chronicles an unusual partnership of ideas in his forthcoming book, “The Undoing Project.”The best-selling author studied the work of two psychologists and chronicled their unusual partnership of ideas in the book “The Undoing Project.”


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Labor Peace Helps Bolster Baseball’s Bottom Line

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:03:02 GMT

Game 7 of the World Series lasted 4 hours 28 minutes but still attracted 40 million viewers.Television contracts and digital innovation — as well as old-fashioned fan interest — are generating a flood of revenue that is sustaining Major League Baseball.


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Mets’ Young Starters Come at Bargain Price in 2017

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:36:24 GMT

Jacob deGrom, 28, will get a pay raise in his first season of arbitration in 2017, and he is under team control through 2020. MLBTradeRumors.com projects he could make $4.5 million in 2017.Based on projections, the Mets’ likely starting rotation will cost a combined $11.7 million in 2017.


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On Baseball: Baseball Labor Deal Turns All-Star Game Back Into an Exhibition

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:29:07 GMT

The American League team after beating the National League in this year’s All-Star Game, which gave the A.L. home-field advantage in the World Series.The game had been linked to the World Series for the past 14 years, as the winning All-Star team secured home-field advantage for its league, but that fact never gave the game the desired ratings lift.


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All-Star Game Will No Longer Decide World Series Home-Field Advantage

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:55:31 GMT

Mookie Betts, left, and Salvador Perez celebrated at this year’s All-Star Game. The American League won and earned home-field advantage in the World Series.Home-field advantage instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record.


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Cespedes Wanted to Stay. Mets Wanted Him to Stay. Done Deal.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:11:51 GMT

Yoenis Cespedes with Mets G.M. Sandy Alderson and an interpreter at a news conference.This time, the Mets’ courtship of Yoenis Cespedes was different. It was mutual and featured a lot of communication.


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