Thanks to another record year of revenue in Major League Baseball and a historic World Series victory, Chicago Cubs players are set to receive a hefty postseason bonus. As announced by MLB on Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs will split up a record $27,586,017.75 postseason pot among their players. Since the
If New York Mets manager Terry Collins gets his way, Tim Tebow will be suiting up and playing for his team during spring training. On Tuesday, Collins told the gathered media at the Winter Meetings that he’d like to see the former Heisman Trophy winner get a real opportunity to showcase his skills this
Not long after the Chicago Cubs World Series victory there were rumblings of a visit to the White House before outgoing president Barack Obama left office in January. According to the Chicago Tribune, those talks are more than just rumblings now. With seven weeks remaining in Obama’s presidency, members
Youcis, 26, was employed by the vending company Aramark, which supplies food vendors for Phillies home games. A statement from Aramark on Monday confirmed her dismissal. “A core Aramark value is treating everyone with integrity and respect always.
In a reunion that makes a ton of sense for both sides, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Monday that they’ve reached a three-year, $48 million agreement with veteran left-hander Rich Hill. The deal had been talked about for a few days and now that it’s official, it’s the very rich bow on top of a stunning
Cardinals’ outfielder Matt Holliday obliges the fans with a curtain call after hitting a pinch-hit home run during a 7-0 with against the Pirates. Before general manager Brian Cashman could make his grand entrance at the Winter Meetings, the New York Yankees have landed a key free agent. According
Former commissioner Bud Selig will be elected to the Hall of Fame on his 83rd birthday. The Winter Meetings kicked off with big news on Sunday as the newly formed Today’s Game Era Committee elected former commissioner Bud Selig and long-time executive John Schuerholz to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The
Brian Cashman is set to rappel down a 22-story building on the eve of the Winter Meetings. New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is continuing a tradition unlike any other in baseball. As he’s done each of the last six years, Cashman will spend the night before baseball’s Winter Meetings rappelling
In a span of two years, A.J. Preller’s Padres have gone from baseball’s most aggressive team to not employing a million-dollar player. Remember two years ago when the San Diego Padres were the most aggressive team in baseball under new general manager A.J. Preller? In fact, over the past 18 months,
COMING BACK: Though a deal is not yet complete, multiple reports on Saturday suggested that the Los Angeles Dodgers were on the verge of re-signing left-hander Rich Hill. MLB Network’s Peter Gammons was the first to report that at least one rival executive believed that Hill and the Dodgers were in
Orioles’ star Adam Jones presents David Ortiz with a dugout phone, which Ortiz smashed during a game in 2013. The David Ortiz farewell tour was filled with many memorable moments. Prior to his final game at Camden Yards, on Sept. 21, the Orioles rolled out the red carpet, showed highlights of Ortiz
The 26-year-old left-hander is past the point of being a prospect, but he’s talented enough to have pitched 34 1/3 innings for the Seattle Mariners over the last two seasons. The incredible offseason of David Rollins continues. While most of us were enjoying Thanksgiving dinner last week, Rollins was
Veteran Carlos Beltran is staying in Texas, but headed to Houston. The addition of Beltran comes on the heels of Houston acquiring catcher Brian McCann in a trade with the New York Yankees and signing Josh Reddick to a four-year contract.
The largest protest staged against Britain’s most notorious detention centre has taken place, as up to 2,000 demonstrators gathered outside Yarl’s Wood to denounce “immigrant bashing” in the wake of the Brexit vote. Campaigners from across the UK protested at the Bedfordshire immigration removal centre
Not tendering a contract means the player immediately becomes a free agent eligible to sign with any team. With that in mind, we’ll take a quick look at the four most interesting players who are now free agents and who are likely to draw some serious interest. Tyson Ross is an intriguing new free agent
WELCOME BACK: The Washington Nationals made a trade Friday, but it wasn’t the deal everyone was anticipating. While the Andrew McCutchen watch continues into Saturday, the Nationals did acquire veteran catcher Derek Norris from the Padres in exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Pedro Avila.
Albert Pujols may not be ready for opening day after second surgery on right foot. At this time last year, slugger Albert Pujols was recovering from early November surgery aimed at alleviating pain near the arch of his right foot. Now we’ve learned that Pujols required surgery on the same foot on Friday
On Wednesday, the owners and Major League Baseball Players Association agreed to a new five-year collective bargaining agreement with hours to spare before the old agreement ran out and possible chaos ensued. Have a tip?
The Washington Nationals are now believed to be in the mix after making a run for his services at the trade deadline. The Yankees ended up sending Chapman to the Chicago Cubs for several prospects, while Washington acquired Mark Melancon from Pittsburgh. Aroldis Chapman is trying a lot of interest
The Schwab family and the Kansas City Royals come together. Left to right: Mike Moustakas, Michelle Schwab, Danny Duffy, Alex and Nathan Schwab, Jarrod Dyson, Scott Schwab and Eric Hosmer. The Kansas City Royals recently proved that true again when they literally opened their clubhouse doors to a family
By now you’re probably familiar with the story of Shohei Otani. The 22-year-old superstar absolutely dominated Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball this past season. Otani dominated on both sides of the field, which led to him achieving a first in Japanese baseball history. Shohei Otani the first-ever
As the Chicago Tribune reported this week, the damages to the grounds at Grant Park, which held the Cubs rally on Nov. 4, cost roughly $388,000. The Tribune also reported that the Cubs intend to pay for those damages, perhaps because they’d like to be invited back next November. In the wake of the
Fidel Castro, the father of communist Cuba who led the country as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008, died on Friday. In fact, Castro was just in the sports headlines on Friday when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continued to defend Castro’s legacy
REUNION?: Would the San Francisco Giants really consider reuniting with Pablo Sandoval? According to Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald, they have at least discussed that option internally. It’s unknown if those discussions will morph into serious trade talks, or whether the Red Sox would even be receptive
Thanksgiving is here again, which means holiday season is underway. As much as we love Thanksgiving and all that it stands for, the day itself is not designed for baseball fans. All the good food and togetherness that’s celebrated does absolutely nothing to satisfy our cravings for actual baseball