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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...

Can Cuba Baseball Still Be Great When Many of Its Stars Have Left?

When they won the National Series last season, the Granma Stallions were rewarded with a week at an all-inclusive resort and rice cookers; as a free agent in November 2016, Yoenis Cespedes, who grew up playing in Granma Province,...

Phillies Sign David Robertson, Adding to Off-Season Spending

David Robertson made his first major league appearance on June 29, 2008, the earliest Yankees debut of anyone on last year’s team. He went on to pitch in 500 more regular-season games for the Yankees. Only two pitchers —...

A Baseball Trivia Quiz for the Holidays (and Rickey Henderson’s Birthday)

Like so many stories involving the greatest player ever born on Christmas, this story might be apocryphal. But as Rickey Henderson tales go, it sounds plausible to me.As I heard it — from my fellow Mets beat writers in...

Athletes Who Changed the Game in 2018

Easy, right? Wrong.The results were hilarious. Most of the people who attempted the treadmill experiment tumbled in spectacular fashion, often after just seconds of sprinting all out. And their post-wipeout reactions went something like this: Kipchoge did this for...

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 Taking a Chance on Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki

There was a time when the Yankees landing Troy Tulowitzki would have been trumpeted — an All-Star shortstop treading the same patch of Yankee Stadium dirt as his boyhood idol, Derek Jeter.Now, though, the union carries more pragmatism than...

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...

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...

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

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