The Washington Nationals shouldn’t poke the bear when it comes to Bryce Harper. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – About seven miles north of this creepy little enclave of naked capitalism where the Winter Meetings have descended, Bryce Harper plays baseball. The Nationals are known for Harper, Stephen Strasburg
Left-hander Rich Hill agreed to a three-year, $48 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, reuniting the best starting pitcher on the free agent market with the team he starred for down the stretch last season. The 36-year-old Hill, who barely a year ago was whiling away in the independent Atlantic
Here is the Ultimate Free-Agent Tracker for the class of 2016-17, ranked from Nos. 1 to 204. The rankings are based on a number of variables, including each player’s history, opening-day age and potential, and are as much about predicted performance as market value, providing a general outline as free
Players, agents, officials at Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association – all were appreciative of those who sequestered themselves inside a Dallas conference room for the marathon negotiating sessions that produced a collective-bargaining agreement Wednesday. The qualifying offer – which
The clock is ticking toward a midnight deadline for a new collective-bargaining agreement between the parties, and the threat of a lockout from the owners hangs in the air like a fetid smell, and all anybody outside the walls in which negotiations are taking place can think is: Surely they know better
Prosecutors on Tuesday accused baseball agent Bart Hernandez of masterminding the human-trafficking scheme that brought Jose Abreu and other top Cuban talent to the United States, saying Hernandez had signed a working agreement with a since-murdered smuggler to transport high-value baseball players.
Four Texas Rangers prospects accused of sexually assaulting teammates must undergo psychological counseling. A judge in the Dominican Republic ordered four Texas Rangers prospects accused of sexually assaulting teammates to undergo psychological counseling and revoked their passports Tuesday, the first
Eight Texas Rangers prospects were questioned by police following an alleged sexual assault in the Dominican Republic. Eight Texas Rangers prospects were questioned by police in the Dominican Republic after a video showed a group of players sexually assaulting an underage teammate in a hazing incident
Brett Cecil is coming off his worst season since switching to the bullpen full-time in 2013. Left-handed reliever Brett Cecil agreed to a four-year, $30.5 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, a team source familiar with the deal told Yahoo Sports, cranking up the market for mid-level relievers
Jose Abreu could find himself testifying in the United States of America vs. Bart Hernandez case in 2017. On Monday morning, the government filed its witness list in the case of the United States of America vs. Bart Hernandez. Among the 77 men and women it hopes will testify in federal court are some
The Houston Astros have agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal with free agent outfielder Josh Reddick, pending a physical, sources tell Yahoo Sports.
The Chicago Cubs won the World Series on Wednesday night. Game 7 – and the 112th World Series – will go down among the best ever. The Cubs beat the Indians, 8-7, in the 10th inning of a gave-you-everything Game 7.
Twenty hours before the biggest game of his life – the biggest game of all the Chicago Cubs’ and Cleveland Indians’ lives – Kyle Hendricks stared at a television. The final table of the World Series of Poker’s no-limit hold ’em tournament was down to two players and live on the flat screen above Hendricks
Game 7 of the World Series is coming Wednesday. This seemed almost preordained, even after the Cleveland Indians found themselves in control of the Chicago Cubs. Game 6 of the World Series came and went Tuesday.
The Cleveland Indians’ scouting report said he could run Sunday night. It said Jon Lester, the pitcher, the man who refuses to throw to first because when he does it inexplicably ends up in right field, was ripe for abuse from those on the basepaths, especially one as fast as Lindor, who has well-above-average
For a World Series like the 112th edition to end in five measly games, to withhold the tension and intrigue that befits a matchup between two teams that have suffered a collective 176 years of pain, would not have been right. Cleveland understands great things do not come easy. Chicago, and particularly
In one month, Terry Francona has reminded the baseball world that modern managers can be brains more than button pushers. This isn’t simply a matter of Francona following the axiom of using his best players at the biggest times, which, yes, he does quite well, as his Cleveland Indians are one victory
Excitement, emotion – all of that is well and good, but when it comes to the Chicago Cubs, or any team for that matter, it is not enough. The Cubs were losing hard, too, in this pivotal Game 4 of the World Series. This team with a fused-together pitching staff anchored by one starter (Corey Kluber)
Down the steps of the visitors’ dugout at Wrigley Field, a drain cover littered with used gum and sunflower-seed shells and tobacco spit and the other various detritus that finds its way into baseball players’ orbits greets those who walk by it. Coco Crisp hits an RBI single, scoring pinch-runner Michael
About a half-hour before something 71 years in the making, dozens of lonely souls stood outside Wrigley Field with an index finger extended in the air, like they were tsk-tsking the sky. In the vicinity of a baseball stadium, that translates to only one thing: someone needs a single ticket.
Three times a week, Roberto Perez retreats to a back room at Progressive Field, eases himself off his feet and gets needles jabbed into his face. Perez is here at the World Series because of these acupuncture points. Every October offers a surprise or two, and Roberto Perez – 33rd-round pick in 2008
Surrounded by hard-boiled scouts and cross-checkers, analytics wonks and the Chicago Cubs’ crack executive brain trust, Kyle Schwarber ping-ponged about the team’s draft room, rendering opinions on hitters’ swings and giving reports on players he knew from his college days. Whatever superlatives people