Tag: Baseball

The Hall of Fame Case for Tommy John

On Sunday, December 8, the Modern Baseball Era committee of the Baseball Hall of Fame, which includes candidates whose primary contributions to baseball came between 1970-87, will vote on candidates for the 2020 induction class. Between now and then we will take a look at the ten candidates, one-by-one, to assess their Hall worthiness. Next up: […]

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Steve Cohen in Talks to Buy Majority of the Mets from the Wilpons

Steven A. Cohen, a minority investor in the Mets, is negotiating with the Wilpon family to purchase a controlling stake in the team, according to two people close to the negotiations. A completed deal was not imminent and was still subject to approval by Major League Baseball owners, according to the people, who spoke on […]

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Baseball Free Agency: Power Starts Shifting Back to Players

Baseball free agency will never unfold as it does in the N.B.A., where the players largely fit into predetermined salary slots. In baseball, the players’ union has fought to preserve a market that develops organically, with real competition for free agents and no hard caps on salaries. In recent winters, though, the players have learned […]

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Steve Cohen Moving to Acquire Bigger Stake in Mets

Steven A. Cohen, a minority investor with the Mets, is negotiating with the Wilpon family to purchase a controlling stake in the team, according to two people close to the negotiations. A completed deal was not imminent and still subject to approval by Major League Baseball owners, according to the people, who spoke on condition […]

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Cubs free agent focus: Didi Gregorius

With Hot Stove season underway, NBC Sports Chicago is taking a look at some of MLB’s top free agents and how they’d fit with the Cubs. Is the answer to the Cubs’ search for more second base production signing a quality shortstop in Didi Gregorius? Gregorius had a down 2019 with the Yankees in which […]

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The Hall of Fame Case for Steve Garvey

On Sunday, December 8, the Modern Baseball Era committee of the Baseball Hall of Fame, which includes candidates whose primary contributions to baseball came between 1970-87, will vote on candidates for the 2020 induction class. Between now and then we will take a look at the ten candidates, one-by-one, to assess their Hall worthiness. Next up: […]

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Seymour Siwoff, Master of Sports Statistics, Is Dead at 99

Seymour Siwoff, who brought statistical analysis to the sports world, chronicling feats from the epic to the arcane through seven decades as the head of the Elias Sports Bureau, died on Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 99. His death was confirmed by his grandson Joe Gilston, whose Joseph Gilston Trust took over […]

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Cubs free agent focus: Howie Kendrick

With Hot Stove season underway, NBC Sports Chicago is taking a look at some of MLB’s top free agents and how they’d fit with the Cubs. Is Howie Kendrick the answer to the Cubs’ search for improved second base production in 2020? The Cubs struggled to replace Ben Zobrist last season during his four-month stint […]

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Orioles place Jonathan Villar on waivers

MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles have placed 2B/SS Jonathan Villar on waivers. The club had been trying to trade Villar but came up unsuccessful. Now interested teams can claim him. Villar, 28, is entering his third and final year of arbitration eligibility after earning $4.825 million in 2019. He is coming off of […]

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Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello found dead in New Zealand

Ryan Costello, a prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization, was found dead in New Zealand at age 23. Ryan Costello of the Fort Myers Miracle at bat during a Florida State League game against the Charlotte Stone Crabs on April 6 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida. Fort Myers defeated Charlotte 7-4. Costello, […]

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