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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.
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.
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.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 03:50:13 GMTRob Manfred is going through his first labor negotiation as the commissioner of Major League Baseball.A new collective bargaining agreement, including revised free-agency rules, is expected to assure labor peace for Major League Baseball through 2021.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:21:17 GMTYoenis Cespedes, who helped the Mets reach the wild-card game in 2016, agreed to a four-year, $110 million deal.Considering how desperately the Mets needed their most productive hitter back, the four-year, $110 million deal looks reasonable.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:44:19 GMTYoenis Cespedes at a news conference last winter, after he and the team completed a three-year, $75 million deal. The outfielder opted out of the contract this year.Cespedes’s $27.5 million average annual salary would be the highest in Mets history, and the second-highest for any position player in baseball.