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The Dodgers have not only transcended the Yankees in the sheer size of their player payroll, they may have altered their competitive landscape in a way that no other club has in recent baseball history.
Share TweetFree agent right-hander Kevin Correia has reached agreement on a two-year, $10 million contract with the Minnesota Twins, a baseball source said Monday night.Share TweetThe Dodgers wasted no time putting new pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to work, scheduling an appearance for the left-hander in Koreatown on Tuesday.
Suzuki and Yankees Expect to Get a Deal DoneUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetNegotiations between the 39-year-old outfielder and the team on a one-year contract have picked up.Source: nytimes.com
Young: No relationship with Rangers front officeUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetMichael Young spent most of his news conference on Monday thanking fans, coaches and teammates for his 12 years in Texas.
A-Rod centaur mystery persists as he issues ‘minotaur’ painting denialUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetIf he were alive today, Robert Stack and his "Unsolved Mysteries" television program would get to the bottom of the Alex Rodriguez/centaur story. Does he really have two paintings of himself as a mythological horsie creature hanging above his …Share TweetThe Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed free agent reliever Jason Grilli to a two-year contract worth $6.75 million.
'Viva Los Dodgers' staple Rivera dies in plane crashUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe Los Angeles Dodgers lost a member of their extended family over the weekend when it was confirmed that singer Jenni Rivera, one of the stars of "Viva Los Dodgers Day," was among those killed in a plane crash in Mexico.Share TweetMichael Young hasn't played third base regularly since '10, but he's ready for the challenge of his full-time job.Share TweetIchiro Suzuki and the New York Yankees are expected to finalize a one-year contract this week, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the talks.Share TweetR. A. Dickey is expected to be part of the team's holiday party on Tuesday, but beyond that his future in Flushing remains uncertain.
Young appreciative of dozen years in TexasUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetMichael Young, having been traded from the Rangers to Philadelphia, said thank you and goodbye at a Dallas hotel on Monday.
Bay seeks consistency in comfort of Seattle homeUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetJason Bay and the Mariners are hoping a change of scenery rejuvenates the power-hitting outfielder.
White Sox weigh in on effect of Royals-Rays tradeUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe debate raged on Monday as to whether the Royals paid too steep of a price in acquiring James Shields in a trade with the Rays. As for the White Sox, a prime American League Central rival of the Royals, the deal doesn't really seem to affect them in …Share TweetNew Royals ace James Shields liked what he heard from general manager Dayton Moore when he welcomed the pitcher to his new home on Monday.
White Sox announce 3-year deal for KeppingerUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe Chicago White Sox announced Monday they had agreed to terms on a three-year, $12 million contract with free agent infielder Jeff Keppinger.
Reds officially ink Ludwick to 2-year, $15M dealUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetRyan Ludwick left the Reds to see if there was a better deal available on the free agent market. He found at least one, but turned it down to stay with Cincinnati.
Pat Hentgen rejoins Blue Jays as bullpen coachUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe Toronto Blue Jays have hired Pat Hentgen as their bullpen coach, bringing the Cy Young winner back into the team's coaching ranks.
‘Baseball Card Vandals’ turn worthless commons into hilarious pieces of artUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe Internet: Where a website, a magic marker and a box of late '80s baseball cards can be turned into one of the day's best bookmarks. Visit the Baseball Card Vandals for more. Are you ready for hot stove season? Follow @bigleaguestew, @KevinKaduk and …
Tigers agree to deal with Pena to back up AvilaUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year contract with catcher Brayan Pena.
Will Angels' strategy lead to improvement in 2013?Updated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetAngels general manager Jerry Dipoto charted a different course this offseason by focusing on the back end of the bullpen and relying on a couple mid-level starters to fill the rotation.Share TweetKevin Youkilis considers the New York Yankees' one-year, $12 million contract offer "very legitimate," his agent told ESPNNewYork.com, and the player's uncle is rooting for him to take it.
Reds introduce ‘Los Rojos’ alternate jerseysUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe Cincinnati Reds held their annual "Redsfest" over the weekend and the biggest happening - other than Bronson Arroyo's Goo Goo Dolls cover or Mat Latos' Justin Bieber impression - was the introduction of the team's new alternate jersey. That's it t
Jay Jafef: Myers-for-Shields trade not enough for Royals or RaysUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetAfter weeks of speculation, the Royals and Rays finally completed their Wil Myers-for-James Shields trade but it isn't likely to give either team what it wants, writes Jay Jaffe.Source: CNNSI.com
MLB, StubHub renew secondary market dealUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetMajor League Baseball Advanced Media and StubHub.com announced a new five-year deal Monday that continues the website's role as the official secondary ticket market for the sport while eliminating the cheap listings that had become an eyesore for some c…
Upton blockbuster potential fades for D-backsUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThere was plenty of talk last week about a blockbuster trade that would have involved D-backs outfielder Justin Upton, but with James Shields off the board, it appears that Texas and Arizona are lacking additional partners to get involved in a blockbust…
Redmond wants Marlins to force issue on offenseUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetAttention to detail will play a major factor in the Marlins' approach at the plate when Spring Training gets under way in February.
Schoop has tools to make impact on O'sUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetHe isn't ready for Major League baseball yet, but once his development is complete, Jonathan Schoop could become a high-average, power-hitting fixture in the Orioles' lineup.
The Week Ahead: Free-agent dominoes set to fallUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe first order of business, now that Zack Greinke is off the table, could be to see where Josh Hamilton lands. The free-agent slugger, most recently of the Texas Rangers, could have been waiting to see if the Rangers landed Greinke, whose deal with the…
Foundation for winter full of moves laid in NashvilleUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetWhile the Winter Meetings are the biggest offseason show, talks aren't finished just because Major League Baseball has left Nashville, Tenn.
Dodgers Sign Zack GreinkeDec 10Buster Olney breaks down the Dodgers agreeing to six-year deal with pitcher Zack Greinke.
Mint Condition: Babe Ruth Signature ProofDec 10Memory Lane president JP Cohen joins Michele Steele to discuss a Babe Ruth autographed baseball for sale that is accompanied by video of Ruth signing it.
Yankees Close To Deal With IchiroDec 10Buster Olney has the latest on the Yankees and Ichiro Suzuki, who are expected to finalize a one-year contract this week.
Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the …Dec 10Adrian Peterson is not chasing 2,000 yards. He is chasing 2,105. The record.