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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:12:20 PSTTony Gwynn's death from oral cancer was a turning point in baseball's culture that long tolerated smokeless tobacco. The Hall of Famer's death at age 54 two years ago shook up many in the industry. ''What happened to Tony Gwynn, you don't want that to happen again,'' Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. said Monday at the winter meetings.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:24:13 PSTGiven his dining choices in the minor leagues a decade ago, Freddie Freeman is thrilled with big league chow. While daily meal money on the road for major league baseball players is being cut from $100.50 to $30 under the sport's new collective bargaining agreement, teams are assuming the cost of providing clubhouse food spreads for home games and road trips. In the minor leagues, you find a Waffle House and go get that,'' the Atlanta Braves star first baseman said Monday.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:53:35 PSTThree decades after collusion, Andre Dawson put past feelings aside and voted to induct Bud Selig into the Hall of Fame. ''I vote based on the big picture,'' Dawson said. Dawson, inducted into the Hall in 2010, was among the victims when owners conspired against free agents following the 1985, 1986 and 1987 seasons, which led to a $280 million settlement between Major League Baseball and the players' association.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:59:10 PSTJohn Schuerholz was perfectly happy at his job, teaching world geography and English to eighth graders in suburban Baltimore. A note the one-time Towson University second baseman wrote to the owner of the hometown Orioles, saying he really wanted to work in baseball, that he might be able to do some good. A half-century after he dropped that note with the post office, the game delivered its biggest prize: Schuerholz was elected to the Hall of Fame.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:54:00 PSTNate Grimm discusses Matt Holliday's deal, the Marlins' wish list and the Nats making a run at two stars in Monday's Offseason Dose.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:43:37 PST(Reuters) - Former Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and long-time MLB executive John Schuerholz were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. The selections were made by the veterans committee at Oxon Hill, Md., ahead of baseball's winter meetings. Selig and Schuerholz will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 30.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:33:43 PSTFormer Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and long-time MLB executive John Schuerholz were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. The selections were made by the veterans committee at Oxon Hill, Md., ahead of baseball's winter meetings. Selig and Schuerholz will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 30.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:51:20 PSTBud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil - wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a World Series and the Steroids Era. For much of his reign, though, there was one constant: those first-place Atlanta Braves, built by John Schuerholz. The former commissioner and the longtime general manager met up again Sunday, both elected by an overwhelming margin to the Hall of Fame.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:32:24 PSTAndrew McCutchen, Chris Sale, Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander could be available for the right price. As baseball teams gathered for the start of the winter meetings Monday, star players were dangled along with the usual crop of free agents. ''When clubs take a dramatic change in direction or even a subtle one, that type of player can become available - although often it's just talk,'' New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:37:29 PSTATLANTA (AP) -- Left-hander Jacob Lindgren, making a comeback from Tommy John surgery, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves worth $1,025,000.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:43:04 PSTBug Selig and George Steinbrenner are among the 10 names on the Today’s Game Hall of Fame ballot. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Most years, the Veterans Committee voting for the Hall of Fame is an exercise that involves digging deep into the past. Not so this year, as the committee will vote Sunday on the Hall of Fame cases of some rather familiar names, including Bud Selig, Mark McGwire, Albert Belle and George Steinbrenner.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:47:31 PSTNEW YORK (AP) -- Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams declined to offer them 2017 contracts on Friday.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:38:27 PSTATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves and reserve catcher Anthony Recker have agreed to an $800,000, one-year contract.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:43:42 PSTWelcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:19:17 PSTThe Atlanta Braves made another move in the dramatic offseason retooling of their rotation on Thursday by acquiring left-hander Jaime Garcia from the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals got a trio of prospects, including second baseman Luke Dykstra, the son of former All-Star Lenny Dykstra. The Cardinals also landed right-handers John Gant and Chris Ellis.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:28:49 PSTATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have finalized an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:55:03 PSTThe Seattle Mariners acquired right-handers Rob Whalen and Max Povse from the Atlanta Braves on Monday night for outfield prospect Alex Jackson and a player to be named. ''We value upside, and we believe Alex has a lot of it,'' Braves general manager John Coppolella told The Associated Press. Jackson was a catcher at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:13:04 PSTREEL HIM IN: The Miami Marlins have signed pitcher Edinson Volquez on a two-year deal. The 33-year-old Volquez is coming off a season in which he posted a 5.37 ERA over 189 1/3 innings with the Kansas City Royals. The deal is said to be for two years and $22 million, according to Chris Cotillo.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:44:49 PSTATLANTA (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:42:35 PSTREUNION?: Would the San Francisco Giants really consider reuniting with Pablo Sandoval? According to Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald, they have at least discussed that option internally. It’s unknown if those discussions will morph into serious trade talks, or whether the Red Sox would even be receptive, but it’s one of the more interesting rumors out there.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:13:56 PSTThe holiday season is here. For some, that means consuming good food while being surrounded by old friends and loving family members. Your turkey is juicy, your conversations are rich and your weird uncle decided not to show up this year.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:00:29 PSTWelcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:51:22 PSTThe Baltimore Orioles named Roger McDowell as their pitching coach and Alan Mills as their bullpen coach, the team announced Tuesday. McDowell, 55, spent the past 11 seasons as the Atlanta Braves' pitching coach. In that span (2006-16), the Braves pitching staff went 905-876 and ranked fourth in the majors with a 3.88 ERA.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:06:57 PSTBALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles have hired Roger McDowell to be their pitching coach.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:18:46 PSTYou cannot deny Atlanta Braves pitcher Bartolo Colon is already having a fantastic offseason. Most 43-year-old free agents might find themselves struggling for work, but Colon found a job almost immediately. He quickly secured a one-year, $12.5 million deal with the Braves. With the hard part of his offseason out of the way, Colon can now dedicate the next few weeks to rest and relaxation. If this excellent picture from a Bartolo Colon Facebook page is to be believed, he’s doing just that.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:22:40 PSTNew team names have been popular this offseason, and the latest comes from the collegiate Northwoods League. The new team is the Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders, and it beat out four other options: Barn Owls, Lake Flies, Pipsqueaks and Shantymen. Four minor league baseball teams have changed their names since the offseason began.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:01:18 PSTIf Andrew McCutchen is available, he won’t come cheap. ASK AWAY: The Seattle Mariners reportedly asked the Pittsburgh Pirates about the availability of outfielder Andrew McCutchen earlier in the offseason. With that said, you would think Pittsburgh still wants a huge package for a superstar-caliber player.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:15:00 PSTNate Grimm runs down the rumors surrounding the top-flight relievers and talks Chris Sale's perceived availability in Monday's Dose.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:34:18 PSTWelcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:36:16 PSTA mere 42, Dickey will be ceding that honor to 43-year-old Bartolo Colon. ''I gave myself the nickname Little Ugly,'' Dickey quipped Friday after formally introduced by the Braves in an office tower overlooking SunTrust Park. All kidding aside the Braves insist their unorthodox moves show how serious they are about contending again for a postseason spot.