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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:37:01 GMTRoyals 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.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:59:33 GMTIn 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.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:30:57 GMTDerek 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.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:38:26 GMTJose 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.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:56:30 GMTThe 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.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:16:18 GMTThe 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.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:54:06 GMTMelancon’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.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:49:06 GMTMatt 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.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:47:37 GMTBud 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.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:59:17 GMTGeorge Steinbrenner in 1984.Steinbrenner was often unsavory, but he deserves a spot in Cooperstown after collecting 11 American League pennants with the Yankees.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:49:03 GMTBud 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.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:21:47 GMTMichael 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.”
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:03:02 GMTGame 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.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:36:24 GMTJacob 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.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:29:07 GMTThe 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.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:55:31 GMTMookie 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.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:11:51 GMTYoenis 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.