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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 —...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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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...