Baseball

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objectives of the offensive team are to hit the ball into the field of play, and to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs".
  • 2018 Dodgers Review: Zac Rosscup
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    2018 Dodgers Review: Zac Rosscup

    The Dodgers claimed Zac Rosscup on waivers from the Rockies back on July 11 and added him to the bullpen three days later. The team brought him on as a LOOGY and he appeared in 17 games. What went right Rosscup didn't allow a run in 14 of the 17 games he pitched in over the course of the season after joining Los Angeles. The lefty only pitched to one batter in eight of those 17 appearances, getting his guy in six of those games. The 30-year-old struck out three in one inning four different times, striking out 20 of the 47 batters he faced on the year. Lefties were 3-for-31 (.143) against him and he didn't allow a walk to a right-handed batter while striking out 10 in 22 plate appearances. What

  • As Winter Meetings end, Cincinnati Reds want to add starting pitching, center fielder
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    As Winter Meetings end, Cincinnati Reds want to add starting pitching, center fielder

    At the start of the Winter Meetings, Reds president of baseball operations Dick Williams described their offseason as putting together a puzzle. Their checklist included multiple starting pitchers and a center fielder. After a frenzied week filled with daily trade talks with other teams and chats with agents, members of the Reds' front office returned to Cincinnati with Tanner Roark in the rotation. One move down with more to go before the start of the 2019 season. How quickly will the Reds make their next moves? “I don't know. It's going to depend on all the other factors,” Reds General Manager Nick Krall said. “It's hard to gauge that and say it's going to be this exact time frame. Look, I

  • Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto made a three-team trade from his hospital bed
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    Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto made a three-team trade from his hospital bed

    Not even an overnight stay at a hospital could stop Jerry Dipoto from making a trade.

  • Bryce Harper had White Sox fans freaking out over an Instagram comment
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    Bryce Harper had White Sox fans freaking out over an Instagram comment

    Baseball fans are searching for Bryce Harper clues in every possible place. Instagram included.

  • Sources: Jeurys Familia agrees to 3-year deal with New York Mets
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    Sources: Jeurys Familia agrees to 3-year deal with New York Mets

    Familia has agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with the New York Mets, sources familiar with the deal told Yahoo Sports.

  • Blue Jays make puzzling Rule 5 selection, lose two pitchers
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    Blue Jays make puzzling Rule 5 selection, lose two pitchers

    The Toronto Blue Jays raised some eyebrows at the Rule V draft on Thursday.

  • Champion Red Sox not looking to cut top payroll in majors
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    Champion Red Sox not looking to cut top payroll in majors

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The champion Boston Red Sox aren't looking to cut the biggest payroll in the big leagues. After exceeding all three luxury tax thresholds paid off in a World Series title, the Red Sox anticipate going over the levels again next year even though they're increasing. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski dismissed reports he is trying to trade some high-priced players, such as pitcher Rick Porcello. "I've heard those tweets," he said Tuesday at the winter meetings. "We're not looking to move anybody. We're not driven to move anybody." Boston had the highest payroll for the first time in the free agent era. The Red Sox luxury tax payroll as of Aug. 31 was nearly

  • Ian Kinsler signs a two-year deal with the Padres
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    Ian Kinsler signs a two-year deal with the Padres

    Kinsler won a Gold Glove at the keystone in 2018

  • AP source: McCann agrees to 1-year contract with White Sox
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    AP source: McCann agrees to 1-year contract with White Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox answered one of their offseason questions on Friday, agreeing to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with catcher James McCann.

  • Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Jed Lowrie
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    Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Jed Lowrie

    An old saying goes, “If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.” Well, the Yankees can't seem to beat Jed Lowrie. The soon-to-be 35-year-old infielder has authored a career .295/.377/.440 batting line against the Yankees over an 11 year span with the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics. After spending his entire career with team rivals, could Lowrie be a fit for the 2019 Yankees? The short answer is yes, but the specifics get a little complicated. The Yankees need a starting infielder in the wake of Didi Gregorius' injury, and Lowrie is still a pretty good ballplayer. The former utilityman has settled into a nice role as a full-time second baseman, but he can still play third base and,

  • Report: Six teams are in on Troy Tulowitzki
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    Report: Six teams are in on Troy Tulowitzki

    Tulowitzki is seeking his first full-time gig in the majors after missing the entirety of the 2018 season with bone spurs in his heels.

  • The Cubs should give prospects annual bonuses
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    The Cubs should give prospects annual bonuses

    One of the standard comments of minor league baseball observers is that minor league players don't get paid enough. That isn't a socio-economic rant, and the players involved knew the stakes walking in the door. Owners would, in general, prefer to do other things with their money than gratis it to players who might never graduate past the Midwest League. My case is that the Chicago Cubs, and their owners, would be financially benefited from giving an annual bonus to most of their minor league players. One of the reasons wealthy people get that way is by being relatively frugal with their money. Whether you or I consider that a positive for society is a bit beside the point. This article isn't

  • MLB: Tyson Ross and Tigers agree to one-year contract
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    MLB: Tyson Ross and Tigers agree to one-year contract

    A person familiar with the negotiations says the Royals and Hamilton have agreed to a $5.25-million contract for next season that includes up to $1 million in incentives. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical.

  • AP source: White Sox acquire 1B Alonso in trade with Indians
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    AP source: White Sox acquire 1B Alonso in trade with Indians

    CHICAGO (AP) — First baseman Yonder Alonso was traded to the Chicago White Sox by the Cleveland Indians on Friday in a deal between AL Central rivals that could have broad implications for both teams the rest of the offseason.

  • Mariner Moose Tracks, 12/15/18: Kaleb Cowart, Brad Ausmus, and InSight
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    Mariner Moose Tracks, 12/15/18: Kaleb Cowart, Brad Ausmus, and InSight

    Hooray, it's Saturday! If you work a traditional work week, then congratulations! You made it to the weekend. If you don't work a traditional work week, then I hope these soothing, aloe-infused links will help you relax into your Saturday grind. The Mariners have announced that they're partnering with United Way and the King Country Bar Association to help keep struggling tenants from being evicted. As part of the partnership, they're going to be contributing $3 million. Corey Brock looks at J.P. Crawford, and when he can reasonably be expected to start making a contribution. ($) Newly acquired Mariner Kaleb Cowart had a spot on MLB Network Radio, and was asked what he'd do if he were to face