Baseball

Case study: Mike Mussina's Hall credentials

The Baseball Writers Association of America on Jan. 24 announce the 2018 Hall of Fame class, which is shaping up to be one of the largest ever according to Twitter user Ryan Thibodaux’s unofficial tracker. This daily countdown will take a look at the case of the top-10 candidates for Cooperstown...

  • Baseball players reject pitch clock, mound limits

    Baseball players reject pitch clock, mound limits

    The players' association rejected Major League Baseball's proposal to institute 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that dares management to unilaterally impose the changes designed to speed pace of games. Union head Tony Clark and deputy general counsel Matt Nussbaum informed...

  • Catcher wants to visit the mound? He might want to think twice.

    Catcher wants to visit the mound? He might want to think twice.

    For all the dramatics of the Dodgers’ World Series run, there was a metronomic ritual that tended to drive fans a bit batty: Yasmani Grandal, the catcher, called time out and visited his pitcher. Again. And again. And again. What Grandal did was within the rules last year, but it might not be this...

  • Mets finalize 1-year, $545K deal with Adrian Gonzalez

    Free agent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and the New York Mets have finalized a one-year contract for the $545,000 major league minimum. The 35-year-old batted .242 for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, when he was limited to 71 games because of a herniated disk in his back. A five-time All-Star,...

  • Christian Yelich's relationship with Marlins is reportedly 'irretrievably broken'

    Christian Yelich's relationship with Marlins is reportedly 'irretrievably broken'

    Christian Yelich doesn’t want to be a Miami Marlin anymore. His agent, Joe Longo, told ESPN on Tuesday that the outfielder’s relationship with the Marlins is “irretrievably broken” and that the team would be best off trying to trade Yelich in advance of spring training next month. The Marlins,...

  • Giants acquire former MVP Andrew McCutchen in trade with Pirates

    Giants acquire former MVP Andrew McCutchen in trade with Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates used the three-day weekend to unload two big names, as the team continues to rebuild. After trading ace pitcher Gerrit Cole to the Astros on Saturday, Pittsburgh sent outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants on Monday.According to the Athletic's Andrew Baggarly,...

  • MLB: Howie Kendrick and Nationals agree to $7 million, two-year contract

    MLB: Howie Kendrick and Nationals agree to $7 million, two-year contract

    The Nationals have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with outfielder Howie Kendrick, a deal subject to a successful physical. Agent Pat Murphy confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Monday. USA Today was first to report the deal. Kendrick, 34, hit .293 with seven home runs and RBIs...

  • Blue Jays announce plans for extended protective netting

    Blue Jays announce plans for extended protective netting

    The Blue Jays will extend the protective netting at Rogers Centre to the outfield end of each dugout this season and increase the height of netting behind home plate by approximately 10 feet to 28 feet. The changes announced Monday are being made after several fans at stadiums at big league ballparks...

  • Trevor's time? Hoffman Hall bid trending up

    Trevor's time? Hoffman Hall bid trending up

    The 2018 Hall of Fame class is shaping up to be one of the biggest ever. It might even have room for a closer, as troublesome as save artists have been to the modern voter. Nine days before the unveiling of this year’s crop, Trevor Hoffman has appeared on 78.3 percent of the ballots collected by...

  • Case study: Larry Walker’s Hall of Fame credentials

    Case study: Larry Walker’s Hall of Fame credentials

    The Baseball Writers Association of America on Jan. 24 announce the 2018 Hall of Fame class, which is shaping up to be one of the largest ever according to Twitter user Ryan Thibodaux’s unofficial tracker. This daily countdown will take a look at the case of the top-10 candidates for Cooperstown...

  • Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey dies at 87

    Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey dies at 87

    Doug Harvey was so sure of his calls on the diamond, he ended every game the same way. Following the last out, the umpire took his wad of chewing tobacco and flung it on home plate. "I never did have any doubt in my mind," he once said. "The only thing in my mind was, 'Bring it on, suckers!'" One...

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