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A thoughtful meeting in the Bay Area with the San Francisco brass and Mark Melancon didn’t need much convincing. Not to mention he is already looking forward to talking nutrition and sport science with Hunter Pence, his former Houston teammate and yoga pal. ”I think we get a kick out of one another,” Melancon said Tuesday, a day after reaching a $62 million, four-year contract with the Giants, the richest contract so far for a closer.
Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 3:02 am
No surprise that Chris Sale got traded, it was time to go. ”The ability to get a Chris Sale doesn’t come along very often,” Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said. Sale joins an already talented rotation with the AL East champions, now pitching alongside 2016 AL Young Award winner Rick Porcello, former winner David Price and knuckleballer Steven Wright.
Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 2:34 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos and the Tampa Bay Rays were closing in Tuesday night on a two-year contract.
Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 2:29 am
Even before landing Chris Sale, the Boston Red Sox got the man they wanted – a setup man, in fact. The AL East champions locked down their eighth-inning spot Tuesday, acquiring right-hander Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers in a package that included infielder Travis Shaw. Relief pitchers have been a main focus across the majors this offseason, and Thornburg was the centerpiece in the first trade at baseball’s winter meetings.
Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 1:21 am
Don’t be surprised if the New York Mets sneak Tim Tebow into some spring training action. Manager Terry Collins said he’d like Tebow to play in spring training games even though the former NFL quarterback has a long ways to go in his transition to baseball. Tebow may be a mainstay in Mets minor league camp, but Collins knows people – especially close to where Tebow won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Florida – want to see him play.
Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 11:08 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Catcher Jeff Mathis and the Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized a $4 million, two-year contract.
Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 8:43 pm
Claire Smith is the first woman to win the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing and will be honored during the Hall of Fame’s induction weekend next July in Cooperstown, New York. The 62-year-old Smith covered the New York Yankees for the Hartford Courant for five years starting in 1983 and was a columnist for The New York Times from 1991-98 and The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1998-2007. Smith was given a standing ovation when her election was announced Tuesday at a Baseball Writers’ Association of America meeting, and she asked the other half dozen women in the room to stand alongside her as she spoke.
Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:44 pm