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Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuña Jr. Are Rookies of the Year

On the day he learned he would need reconstructive elbow surgery, temporarily halting his dynamic pitching career, the Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani turned to his other extraordinary talent. That night in early September, against the Texas Rangers, Ohtani...

Minnesota Twins’ Joe Mauer to Retire After 15 Seasons

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer is retiring after 15 major league seasons, six All-Star Games, three Gold Glove awards, three batting titles and 2,123 career hits, all with his hometown Minnesota Twins.“Thank you, Minnesota Twins, and thank you, fans, for...

Brodie Van Wagenen’s Tricky Transition From Agent to G.M.

“He’s doing his job well if he’s selling me a bad player and I paid a lot of money,” Rizzo said. “The only way I would be upset with him is if he lied to me about something, and...

On Baseball: Bill James, No Stranger to Controversy, Believes His Current One Is ‘Unfortunate’

The writer and researcher made comments on Twitter about the ease with which players could be replaced. The players, and the team he advises, did not take it well. Source link

Yankees’ Gary Sanchez to Have Shoulder Surgery

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez will have surgery next week to remove tissue from his left shoulder but is expected to be ready for opening day, General Manager Brian Cashman said on Wednesday.Sanchez, who is right-handed, has...

Overlooked No More: Jackie Mitchell, Who Fanned Two of Baseball’s Greats

Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. With Overlooked, we’re adding the stories of remarkable people whose deaths went unreported in The Times.Women have cleared many barriers in sports, but few exploits...

Brodie Van Wagenen Arrives at G.M. Meetings With Reversed Role

CARLSBAD, Calif. — If there was a clue as to how this year’s general managers’ meeting might be different for Brodie Van Wagenen, the newly christened general manager of the Mets, it was in the manila folder he carried...

Willie McCovey, 80, Dies; Was Hall of Fame Slugger With the Giants

McCovey hit a pair of homers in the 1971 N.L. Championship Series, in which the Giants were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates, but by then age and injuries were beginning to take their toll. He was traded to the...

Mets Introduce Brodie Van Wagenen, Their New G.M. (and a Recovering Agent)

“I want them to be involved,” Van Wagenen said. “The truth of the matter is, if they’re not, that’s bad ownership.”Wilpon first broached the idea of Van Wagenen as a possible general manager soon after Alderson left. Based on...

Sports of The Times: Baseball’s Minority Management Problem

Commissioner Rob Manfred talks about baseball requiring a certain analytical expertise to explain the lack of minority managers. He should stop. Source link

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