You know, it’s possible Tony Clark is right about whatever it is everybody is mad about. It’s possible the boys on Park Avenue are running downhill a little too fast to keep their legs under them, and all Clark is trying to do is catch them before they fall, for everybody’s sake.
Alex Rodriguez says he’s had two teams inquire about his services, but he’s not interested. TAMPA, Fla. — When standing on a baseball field as something other than a player for the first time, there is the matter of what to do with one’s hands. Arms crossed says, “I’m thinking over here.
The Mets hope David Wright will be in the starting lineup on opening day. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Terry Collins stood Sunday morning with his arms crossed watching David Wright. Wright was fielding grounders shot from a fungo bat.
A 24-year-old catcher here sailed a few throws this week that were intended for the pitcher but were not close, and one of those errant throws was recorded and delivered to the masses, and by Saturday morning poor Blake Swihart was being shadowed by camera crews and others curious if The Thing had also
FORT MYERS, Fla. — On a distant field here where the older guys hit, an otherwise quiet campus on Friday morning brought the gift of a couple speakers and from them the luxury of music. Keeps the energy up, you know, when you’ve got a little something to bounce to. Life does require some rhythm, a subtle
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Surely some of this would not have happened had Pablo Sandoval given the appearance he gave the tiniest crap about his job. Like one of those bunny pellets’ worth. One of those hamster ones you can barely see. Seriously, pick a small pet and its midden.
Shawn Kelley is in the running for the open closer gig in Washington. Don’t get wrapped up in, ‘Well this is working today or that’s working or I saw this guy do this.’ Remember who you are as a pitcher and do what you do best.
Maybe Jose Fernandez was partial to most days. Long as the sun came up and there were good folks around to share them with, but on the day the bullpens lit up with let-‘em-out-a-little fastballs and the back fields turned Marlins neon?
To the outsider, Mike Ilitch and Detroit were the weary couple walking a lonely block at the end of the night, the air stale, the only sounds their shuffling feet and the juke joints closing up as they passed. Detroit was the moody old place just getting through the day, sometimes maybe surprised to
Brian Wilson intends to resume his pitching career as a knuckleballer. Yes that Brian Wilson, now 34 years old, beardless and having just gone a month eating nothing but guacamole, which probably isn’t quite as great as it sounds. On a muddy mound at USC on Wednesday morning, wearing high-top spikes
Journeyman Cody Decker isn’t ready to give up on his baseball dream just yet. LOS ANGELES — Cody Decker is a 30-year-old professional baseball player with 11 major league at-bats and, because minor leaguers are expected to be poor and grateful for it, a running tab with his parents.
On Monday, the commissioner went ahead and put a firm price tag on that: $2 million and two draft picks to the Houston Astros, that on top of the 46 months jail time and more than quarter-million dollars in personal restitution. Correa was the mid-30s, prime-of-his career guy who supplemented his over-healthy
A few years back, I sat on a white folding chair in a big, soggy field in upstate New York and listened to the retired baseball players talk. Soon, they’d be sitting in one of those folding chairs behind them, up on that stage, in the background of someone else’s day, a long weekend otherwise spent
Kenley Jansen has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal from the Dodgers. Free agent closer Kenley Jansen on Monday agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a five-year, $80-million contract with an opt-out after three seasons, sources tell Yahoo Sports. The last of the winter’s
Aroldis Chapman, the flame-throwing closer whose free-agent walk-year began on the domestic violence suspended list in New York and concluded on a celebratory dog-pile in Cleveland, agreed to terms with the Yankees on a five-year, $86-million contract on Wednesday night, the largest deal ever for a relief
Jorge Soler is the right fielder in Kansas City. Wade Davis will pitch the ninth inning in Chicago. The trade is what they call “straight up,” and also describes how folks in Kansas City will be taking their fluids if their Royals are perceived to have fouled this up.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Not sure how much golf you’ve played, but there’s a saying that goes like this: “They don’t ask how.” It’s a reminder that in the end it does not matter how ugly the swing(s), how atrocious the decision(s) or how violent the recoil(s) from your playing partners. No, in the end,
For that reason, the Chicago White Sox traded Chris Sale on Tuesday. Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski is a relentless general–managing beast, for one. The White Sox, for another, managed to maneuver themselves into a place where Chris Sale had to be sold off, and who knows what that means for
Bud Black is the seventh manager in Colorado Rockies history. Bud Black has seen the chaos. The venue was Mile High Stadium, Black pitching for the San Francisco Giants, the Rockies playing their 20th home game in franchise history, more than 50,000 in the place.
Were it not for the ninth inning – many ninth innings, actually – the Giants might very well have won the National League West in 2016, and therefore not burned Madison Bumgarner in a wild-card game against the New York Mets, and therefore pitched him more than once in the division series against the
Kris Bryant on Thursday evening was revealed to be the National League’s Most Valuable Player in an undemanding vote by which the league’s best player happened to wear the uniform of the league’s best team, satisfying nearly everyone, spilling no blood and prolonging the postseason parade in Chicago.