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  • Yankees reach out to Mariners to check on the availability of lefty James Paxton

    Yankees reach out to Mariners to check on the availability of lefty James Paxton

    The Yankees quest to add starting pitching has reached Seattle, where GM Brian Cashman has checked in with the Mariners about the availability of 30-year-old left-hander James Paxton. The story, originally reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, was confirmed Friday by the Daily News via team...

  • Could the White Sox be Bryce Harper's 'submarine' team?

    Could the White Sox be Bryce Harper's 'submarine' team?

    During his well-attended press briefing at the general managers meetings, agent Scott Boras spoke about the teams that aren’t publicly committed to the Bryce Harper sweepstakes. Boras gave one of his favorite lines, saying it’s “not a regatta, it’s a submarine race.” In other words, teams that...

  • Dodgers' apparent payroll plan sends bad message to fans

    Dodgers' apparent payroll plan sends bad message to fans

    Stories about sports payrolls and contracts and taxes generally make my eyes hurt, but this latest one about the Dodgers is different. This one will make your heart hurt. The Times’ Bill Shaikin has obtained a document, prepared more than a year ago, that outlines a Dodger plan to keep their payroll...

  • Tim Tebow gets baseball promotion, and outrage ensues

    Tim Tebow gets baseball promotion, and outrage ensues

    Spring training is three months away, but it’s always Tebow season for baseball skeptics. They have come out firing after the New York Mets said Tim Tebow would likely start the year in Triple-A. That’s just one step away from the Major Leagues, which is about 1,000 steps closer than critics ever...

  • Matthews: Let the Bryce Harper games begin between agent Scott Boras and the Yankees

    Matthews: Let the Bryce Harper games begin between agent Scott Boras and the Yankees

    CARLSBAD, Ca. – Super agent Scott Boras says Bryce Harper is a “generational player,’’ a once-in-a-lifetime talent who over the course of what is expected to be a 10-year, $300 million-plus free agent contract will “pay for himself’’ both in wins and economic benefit to any team lucky enough to...

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