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Robinson Cano now gets the money Jay Z and the band promised him, gets $240 million from the Mariners, gets the third-biggest contract in baseball history, gets 10 years from the Mariners at the age of 31, and once again shows you that Jerry Reinsdorf o…
White Sox agree to deal with reliever BelisarioUpdated Dec 5 (3 days ago) Share TweetThe White Sox added to their bullpen on Thursday, agreeing to a one-year, $3 million deal with right-handed reliever Ronald Belisario, according to a baseball source. Completion of the deal is pending a physical.Share TweetThe Minnesota Twins have signed former Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes to a $24 million, three-year contract.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetFor a little while last season, the Kansas City Royals looked like they might be able to shake off all those years of losing and make the postseason. It didn't happen, of course, but the Royals got people in Kansas City excited again. They finished 86-7…
Dombrowski: Tigers likely out on big-ticket free agentsUpdated Dec 4 (4 days ago) Share TweetTigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski spent the last few weeks listing closer as his top priority and avoiding talk about other needs until the club filled the role. Now that the Tigers have their closer in Joe Nathan, Dombrowski did not soun…
Benoit not likely to return to Tigers as setup manUpdated Dec 4 (4 days ago) Share TweetJoaquin Benoit was a mainstay in the eighth inning for the Tigers for 2 1/2 years before stepping into the closer role with stellar results last summer. Now that the Tigers have signed Joe Nathan as their closer, don't expect Benoit to return as a setup…
Miggy moving back to first; Castellanos to man thirdUpdated Dec 4 (4 days ago) Share TweetWho's on first? Miguel Cabrera. Finally. It's official. The long-expected shift in the Tigers' infield was set on Wednesday. Cabrera, who moved to third base two years ago when Prince Fielder signed, will move back to first base next season. Nick Castel…Share TweetAs Dave Dombrowski talked about the benefit of payroll flexibility while introducing new closer Joe Nathan on Wednesday at Comerica Park, he alluded that the flexibility will go in part for their internal concerns.
The Walk-Off: Miguel Cabrera’s move to first is official, Brandon Phillips trade now unlikelyUpdated Dec 4 (4 days ago) Share TweetThe Walk-Off is your end-of-the-day collection of news and gossip from the world of baseball, plus the best of the blogosphere and other assorted goodness. IT'S OFFICIAL: As expected, the Detroit Tigers are moving Miguel Cabrera back to first base. Rook…Source: yahoo.com
White Sox must maximize bench versatilityUpdated Dec 4 (4 days ago) Share TweetThe White Sox are happy to welcome Paul Konerko back to the South Side for one more season, but they must now configure their bench with as much versatility as possible.
Santana open to adding third base to his repertoireUpdated Dec 4 (5 days ago) Share TweetThe Indians will have versatile catcher Carlos Santana play some third base in winter ball in the Dominican Republic this offseason, possibly adding another position to his repertoire.Share TweetThe contract that 37-year-old Paul Konerko signed with the Chicago White Sox looks like it was worked out by a state lottery authority, and Paulie is not getting the lump sum. The Sox sent a press release Wednesday morning saying Konerko will make $2.5 …Share TweetFrom Jacoby Ellsbury heading to the Yankees with a $153 million free-agent deal to the Astros' heist of Dexter Fowler in a trade with the Rockies to the Tigers luring top closer Joe Nathan, Tuesday's action around Major League Baseball brought the Hot S…
Twins finish four-year, $49M deal with NolascoUpdated Dec 3 (5 days ago) Share TweetMINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins, and general manager Terry Ryan, have always been hesitant to dive too deeply into the free agent pool in search of answers to the team's problems.Source: CNNSI.com
Jack Morris deserves spot in Hall of Fame that would end Dark AgesUpdated Dec 3 (5 days ago) Share TweetNo starting pitcher who debuted from 1971-83 has made the Hall of Fame, a record drought. The election of Jack Morris can change that.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetDoug Fister helped give the Tigers' rotation a strong top four last season, and now it appears he will do the same for the Nationals in 2014. The Nationals acquired the veteran right-hander from the Tigers on Monday night in exchange for left-handers Ia…
Are Mega-Deals Mega-Mistakes?Dec 4SC Centerpiece: Tim Kurkjian, Wallace Matthews and Colin Cowherd debate if long-term deals are a mistake.
Nolasco, Twins Agree To DealNov 28Buster Olney discusses Ricky Nolasco's four-year deal with the Minnesota Twins and how the right-hander will fit into the Twins' rotation.
SweetSpot TV: Rapid RecapNov 26Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield break down the latest trade news with another edition of rapid fire
Prince Fielder To RangersNov 20Jayson Stark discusses the Tigers agreeing on a trade sending 1B Prince Fielder to the Rangers for 2B Ian Kinsler.
Don Banks: Snow, wind, ice can't slow LeSean McCoy, EaglesDec 8PHILADELPHIA -- It speaks quite well of the Philadelphia Eagles and where they might be headed this season that they weathered this particular storm. The driving, game-altering snow that turned the game into a mini-Winter Olympics. The 14-point third-qu…
Don Banks: No shortage of drama on Survival Sunday; more Week 14 SnapsDec 8PHILADELPHIA -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from an impossibly snowy, memorable and frenetically-paced Sunday in the NFL, otherwise known as Week 14. ...
NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 14Dec 8Three playoff hopefuls got critical victories on a wild, show-filled Sunday, writes John Clayton.
NBA: The new Kobe Bryant against the old Kobe BryantDec 7For the first time in his career, we will be judging Kobe Bryant against himself.