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With Stanton Aboard, the Yankees Unload Chase Headley

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:23 GMT

Chase Headley was a steadying force in the Yankees' clubhouse, but his departure could allow the team to retain Todd Frazier, who is a free agent.Headley was scheduled to make $13 million next season, so the trade, in exchange for a minor leaguer, lowers the Yankees’ payroll.


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On Baseball: Giancarlo Stanton ‘Excited to Get Better Together’ With Yankees

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:02:05 GMT

At a news conference on Monday, Giancarlo Stanton openly discussed the process that led to him being traded to the Yankees.After years of losing, Stanton was unwilling to sit through an extended rebuilding process, so instead he will team with fellow slugger Aaron Judge in the Bronx.


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Giancarlo Stanton Deal Will Test the Yankees’ Newfound Fiscal Discipline

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:45:53 GMT

Giancarlo Stanton, acquired by the Yankees in a trade with the Marlins, is three years into a 13-year, $325 million contract.The only team that has paid a luxury tax in each of the 18 seasons it has existed said 2018 would be different. Then Giancarlo Stanton became available.


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Dominic Smith May Still Have to Prove Himself, Alderson Says

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:12:47 GMT

Dominic Smith during an exhibition game with the Mets in March.Sandy Alderson, the Mets’ general manager, had criticized Smith last month but said the team was still “very high on Dominic.”


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Lukewarm Group of Free Agents Has Some Teams Focused on Trades

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:00:03 GMT

Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas led the Kansas City Royals to the World Series twice, and all three are free agents this off-season.Giancarlo Stanton is no longer available, but with the winter meetings set to begin, deals for other players could soon develop. Think Manny Machado or Josh Harrison.


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Alan Trammell and Jack Morris Elected to Hall of Fame

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:21:35 GMT

Alan Trammell of the Detroit Tigers, who was named World Series M.V.P. in 1984, was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame by the modern era committee.The former teammates with the Detroit Tigers were elected by the modern era committee and will be enshrined in Cooperstown together on July 29.


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Angels Unveil Shohei Ohtani, Who Exudes Promise and Prudence

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 05:43:05 GMT

Shohei Ohtani outside Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday. The Los Angeles Angels, who have not won a playoff game since 2009, held a news conference to welcome Ohtani, a talented pitcher and power hitter from Japan.Manager Mike Scioscia said the team definitely plans to use Ohtani as a pitcher and batter, but the details must be worked out for Ohtani’s first season outside Japan.


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On Baseball: The Yankees Will Always Be the Yankees, to the Delight of Only Some

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:26:16 GMT

Alex Rodriguez arrived in New York in 2004 to much fanfare, but the Yankees won only one World Series in his 12 seasons with the team, in 2009.The Yankees’ business model depends on must-see superstars. We have seen big acquisitions like Giancarlo Stanton’s before in the Bronx, but titles do not always follow.


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On Baseball: Tommy John Would Love a Plaque to Accompany All of His Fame

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:00:33 GMT

Tommy John, who turns 75 in May, is among 10 former players the Modern Baseball Era Committee will consider on Sunday for induction to the Hall of Fame.Best known for the elbow surgery that is named after him, John now awaits the results of a vote on Sunday that could get him in the door at Cooperstown.


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It’s Sluggers Inc., as Giancarlo Stanton Joins Aaron Judge on the Yankees

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:30:15 GMT

Giancarlo Stanton hit 59 home runs for the Marlins last season.The National League’s most valuable player adds another powerful bat to a lineup that already has Judge. But Stanton also brings a huge contract with him.


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Two Teams Are Out on Giancarlo Stanton; Could the Yankees Be In?

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:35:06 GMT

Giancarlo Stanton, 28, has 10 years and $295 million remaining on his contract. More important is the full no-trade clause he used to block deals to the Giants and the Cardinals.The Marlins slugger used his no-trade clause to block potential deals with the Giants and Cardinals but is said to be willing to play for the Dodgers, Cubs, Astros or Yankees.


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Shohei Ohtani Could Be an Angel in the Outfield, and on the Mound

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:30:06 GMT

Shohei Ohtani playing for Japan’s national team. Ohtani’s decision to sign with the Los Angeles Angels and will make him a source of great intrigue in the 2018 major league season.Seven major league teams made the final round in the bidding, and then the 23-year-old Ohtani made his decision. The losers included the Mariners, Dodgers and Cubs.


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On Baseball: Shohei Ohtani’s Arrival Is a Departure for the Angels and Mike Trout

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:50:45 GMT

For all of his individual accolades, Mike Trout has not played in a playoff game in his career with the Los Angeles Angels. The arrival of Shohei Ohtani could help change that.The signing of Japan’s best player could be a turning point for the Angels, a team still seeking the first playoff game of Trout’s career.


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Tracy Stallard, Who Gave Up Historic Maris Homer, Dies at 80

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:02:35 GMT

Roger Maris rounds the bases after hitting his record-breaking 61st home run off Tracy Stallard in 1961.On the last day of the 1961 season, Roger Maris hit a Stallard fastball into Yankee Stadium’s right-field seats, breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 60 home runs.


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Everything You Wanted to Know About Baseball’s Intriguing Two-Way Player

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:17:37 GMT

Shohei Ohtani, who was a star for Japan’s national team as well as the Nippon-Ham Fighters, came to be known as the Babe Ruth of Japan for his ability to succeed as a pitcher and a batter.And now the questions to go with his signing: Is it Otani or Ohtani? Is he really a pitcher and a hitter? Is there precedent for such a player?


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Mariners Acquire Dee Gordon, and Get a Better Shot at Ohtani

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 03:34:58 GMT

Dee Gordon led the National League in stolen bases in three of the last four seasons. After a trade to Seattle he will be expected to learn a new position.By agreeing to take Gordon’s salary off the books of the Miami Marlins, Seattle got an extra $1 million for their pursuit of Japan’s Shohei Ohtani.


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On Baseball: From Microphone to Manager: Aaron Boone Makes It Official

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 01:55:26 GMT

Aaron Boone outside Yankee Stadium on Wednesday after his introductory news conference.Like several other current managers, Boone has no previous major league managing experience. But his broadcasting tenure may prove just as helpful.


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Dwight Gooden Puts on a Santa Suit, but the Scene Is Hardly Festive

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:07:52 GMT

Dwight Gooden in 2016. He is now 53 years old and a grandfather.He is 53 now and wore a red suit, a wig and a beard as part of a publicity stunt at a Manhattan nightclub that provided him with some extra money for the holidays.


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