How a Goldy deal affects Rendon, Donaldson, J.D.
Recent contract extensions reshaping next offseason's market
Another day, another extension. Two of them, actually.
Blake Snell, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, agreed to a five-year, $50 million contract with the Rays on Thursday, a deal that will cover all three of his salary-arbitration years and one of his free-agent seasons.
Later in the
Eppler: Trout at 'home' with Angels
GM says signing star to long-term extension was No. 1 priority
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The top priority for the Angels this spring was to sign Mike Trout to an extension, and general manager Billy Eppler got the job done when the club officially announced Wednesday night that Trout was signed to a record 12-year deal that runs through the 2030 season.
Harper hits two home runs, feels comfortable
Williams plays center field; Cozens, Anderson optioned
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Bryce Harper is tuning up quite nicely with Opening Day approaching.
He crushed two home runs in Thursday afternoon’s 13-6 victory over the Blue Jays at Spectrum Field. He ripped a line-drive, two-run home run to right field in the first inning, and a towering solo homer
Big leaguer for a day, young Buc hits 2 HRs
Rookie outfielder makes big splash in first Major League at-bats
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Jonah Davis figured he was just going to watch a big league Spring Training game on Thursday afternoon at LECOM Park. The 21-year-old center fielder rode the van over from Pirate City, put on a No. 85 Pirates jersey with no name on the back and made
MLB's most memorable final at-bats
As Ichiro's career ends, a look back at all-time greats with impressive sendoffs
Ichiro Suzuki’s dazzling Major League career came to an end Thursday morning, but his farewell wasn’t without intrigue. Taking the field at age 45, Suzuki went 0-for-4 but missed out on his 3,090th big league hit by one step as he was thrown out on an infield grounder.
Ohtani still considers Ichiro his idol
Angels star gets emotional discussing retirement of Japanese legend
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani grew up idolizing Ichiro Suzuki, so he said it was emotional to see him officially retire after the Mariners’ win over the A’s in Japan early Thursday.
C. Kelly fills free time by filling his brain
D-backs catcher fulfills promise to parents by earning college degree
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Baseball is an everyday game, but there is still a lot of downtime.
Long bus rides in the Minor Leagues, or flights in the big leagues. Dead time between early work and batting practice, between batting practice and the game.
Here's why Trout is worth the investment
Mays, Mantle help project All-Star's next 12 seasons
When analyzing any long-term contract, such as the extension Mike Trout and the Angels finalized on Wednesday, it’s common to project that player’s production over the life of the deal, using similar players from the past as a tool.
Trout makes this a difficult exercise, however. That’s because he almost
Mussina eager for Cooperstown weekend
Hall of Fame visit a reminder of his consistent excellence
Mike Mussina had few near misses during his illustrious playing career, but he can now check Hall of Famer off that list.
The longtime stalwart starting pitcher, who split his career between the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees, made his first trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Could Tigers, Castellanos agree on extension?
Slugger's Plan A is to stay in Detroit, while GM Avila says contract status 'in our minds'
LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Tigers have had Nicholas Castellanos on the trade market for more than a year in an effort to acquire more prospects. General manager Al Avila talked last season about letting Castellanos leave as a free agent next offseason and getting a Draft pick as compensation.
Pirates begin 2019 with eye on postseason
Club counting on pitching staff that took shape in second half
BRADENTON, Fla. -- On the final day of last season, manager Clint Hurdle summarized in three words how he felt about the Pirates’ 82-79 campaign. The 2018 season saw Pittsburgh start off strong, slump for an extended stretch, buy big in the July leading up to the non-waiver Trade Deadline,
Healthy Samardzija caps impressive spring
Shark lined up to start 5th game after posting 2.84 Cactus ERA
MESA, Ariz. -- Jeff Samardzija is preparing to enter his 12th year in the Majors, but he’s approaching this season with a newfound sense of appreciation after being forced to sit out most of the 2018 campaign due to a persistent shoulder injury.
“It just reassures you not to take