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What Mariano Rivera Shared With Roy Halladay, Besides Hall of Fame Credentials

In Santana’s seven-year run, he had 110 wins and a 2.87 E.R.A., with a WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched) of 1.063. In his first seven years of stardom, Halladay had 113 wins and a 3.19 E.R.A., with...

Yankees Sign Adam Ottavino, Further Bolstering Their Bullpen

With starting pitchers working fewer and fewer innings these days, relievers are more important than ever. That is how the Yankees see it, at least, and they showed it again on Thursday by giving another three-year contract to an...

Can We All Agree Mariano Rivera Belongs in the Hall? History Says No

Unanimity is a rare thing. There is always that one person who believes the Earth is flat, who prefers “The Godfather Part III” to “The Godfather,” who supports Pee-wee Herman for president.Or who thinks Mariano Rivera doesn’t belong in...

Mel Stottlemyre, Yankees’ Ace During Lean Years, Dies at 77

“When Mel answered the phone, he sounded ecstatic,” Zimmer remembered. “Later on that night, I found out that Mel’s brother had died earlier in the day of a brain tumor. He never said a word about it on the...

On Baseball: In Bid for Manny Machado, White Sox Wonder if Camaraderie Can Trump...

The White Sox have added two of Machado’s closest friends this off-season, but can personal relationships trump the prospect of more wins, and more cash? Source link

Mets Sign Infielder Jed Lowrie to Bolster Their Versatility

Part of the reason the Mets stumbled the last two seasons was a startling lack of depth. The teams that succeeded them as National League champions since 2015 — the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers — had...

David Wright Joins Mets’ Front Office

The Mets have sat out the protracted, high-profile negotiations for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the 26-year-old superstars whose free agency has dominated baseball’s winter headlines. But they have stayed busy adding depth to their roster in the last...

Yankees and Zach Britton Agree on a 3-Year Deal

The Yankees retained one of their best relievers, reaching an agreement Saturday night on a contract with the left-hander Zach Britton. The deal guarantees Britton three years and $39 million.The agreement was confirmed by a person with direct knowledge...

How the Troy Tulowitzki Signing Affects the Yankees’ Pursuit of Manny Machado

If anyone thought the Yankees’ acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki, which was completed on Friday, was going to provide some clarity about the rest of their winter plans — particularly the pursuit of the infielder Manny Machado — well, good...

Deep in Winter, Let’s Discuss the Stifling of Starting Pitchers

Can we talk starting pitchers or, more to the point, their ritual sacrifice on the altar of Major League Baseball analytics?I put this question to Leo Mazzone, the former pitching coach for the Atlanta Braves and the custodian of...

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The big pictureThe result of the Test series may be as disappointing for Mickey Arthur as it was gratifying for Otis Gibson, but in...