Once the owners give their seal of approval, once the financing is clear, the lifelong Yankee will be the face of the Miami Marlins. It may sound weird and for a short while feel odd, but it doesn’t take any squinting to know it looks just right.
Pitcher Matt Barnes retaliating at Manny Machado, the $300 million-plus man from the bonanza Free Agent Class of 2018-19, is actually a gift to MLB, because it offers a star around whom to mold new legislation.
What can this two-time MVP, who is by all accounts unfailingly polite, who is astoundingly accommodating, who is a people pleaser nonpareil, not do?
Since nobody wants to speak up, the best alternative is to proffer the myths that continue to be perpetuated and douse them with the truth.
The number almost assuredly will rise as the summer months dawn and the baseball flies, and days of the 1.2-homer-per-game threshold – a number never before reached in the history of the game, not even during the height of the steroid era – are entirely conceivable.
There is a growing consensus, a half-dozen league, front office and player sources told Yahoo Sports, that the most effective fix would be a 20-second pitch clock.
Marisol Hernandez, mother of Yordano Ventura, didn’t need to show up for the Kansas City Royals’ home opener, but she had to. If Yordano Ventura was going to die at 25 years old in a one-car crash on a Dominican road, it was going to be God’s will, because anything else would’ve broken her. As the
Multiple sources deemed it “toxic,” “a dumpster fire” and “worse than the Dodgers’ and Rangers’ when they went into bankruptcy.”
Nothing in baseball this spring resonated quite like a 27-year-old career minor league first baseman attempting to speak without being interrupted by his inability to do so.
About an hour before the first game of the rest of the Chicago Cubs’ lives, Tom Ricketts stood on the field at Busch Stadium and couldn’t help but dream big. It’s easy, in the afterglow of the Cubs winning their first World Series in 108 years, to get ensnared in fantasies of what may be. Lest this
Before an oblique injury, Matt Carpenter’s OPS was nearly double the .507 he put up in Florida. 1. Bryce Harper finds himself on the right side of the ledger after his disappointing 2016 season. Bryce Harper hit .243 with 24 home runs last season.
A delightful afternoon sun crested over Salt River Field in mid-February, and Mike Hazen, Jared Porter and Amiel Sawdaye sat on the veranda overlooking their new lives. For all the foibles of the Arizona Diamondbacks in recent years, the dunderheaded maneuvers and the long trail of lulz, there somehow
Mets closer Jeurys Familia was suspended 15 games by MLB. Mets closer Jeurys Familia was suspended for 15 games Wednesday for a domestic incident with his wife in which charges were later dropped. The 27-year-old Familia was arrested Oct. 31 in his New Jersey home after Bianca Rivas claimed to police
Jose Ramirez is coming off his best major league season. Versatile infielder Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians are finalizing a four-year contract extension that will guarantee him upward of $30 million, sources familiar with the deal told Yahoo Sports. The deal, which includes two club options
Richie Shaffer bounced around MLB all offseason but has found a home in Cleveland. Inside of it was $600, maybe $700 worth of Seattle Mariners gear Danielle Shaffer ordered a few weeks earlier. “Thirty minutes later, I got the call,” Shaffer said.
The 20-year-old with the blue eyes and the long, blonde hair and the six-pack and the reality-star girlfriend said “I’m a big believer in the law of attraction,” and in that moment, absent of proper context, Michael Kopech sounded like just another vapid, vanity-obsessed baseball player. It was his
The World Baseball Classic has its flaws, but it is still exciting and dramatic. MIAMI – For some reason, the World Baseball Classic perpetually finds itself fighting against what it isn’t. The World Baseball Classic is exciting.
On the first road trip of his career, when the 20-year-old Manny Machado was learning about life as a major league baseball player, an unexpected treat awaited him in the visitors’ clubhouse: La Bandera Dominicana. Translated, it means the Dominican flag. It’s actually the name of the Dominican Republic
Around the time Nolan Arenado’s face bounced off the first-base bag at Marlins Park, the entirety of the Colorado Rockies’ organization sucked down a deep, horrified breath. Here was general manager Jeff Bridich’s franchise player, the star that new manager Bud Black gets to pencil in to his lineup’
His 40th birthday on the horizon, his last professional pitch more than three years ago, Ryan Dempster beamed at the news: He was going to start the World Baseball Classic opener for Team Canada against the Dominican Republic. What the D.R. expects to proffer on a nightly basis over the next two weeks
Cody Decker hits a single in the top of the seventh inning against Taiwan during the World Baseball Classic. It’s the only baseball team in the world that can do that,” says Cody Decker, one of the 28 players representing the early darlings of the World Baseball Classic: Team Israel, a cobbled-together
Jose Bautista signed what is essentially a one-year, $18.5 million contract to return to the Blue Jays. It is what made Jose Bautista stare at one contract offer this winter worth tens of millions of dollars more than another and choose the one with the smaller number. It’s just spring training, he