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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...

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

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...

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 —...

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...

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...

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...

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 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,...

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South Africa look to overturn recent record against Pakistan

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