Nov 5, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT
We have a bad habit when it comes to players who make a lot of money. We should probably back off on that a bit.
Nov 4, 2014, 9:23 PM EDT
As first reported by Hector Gomez of the Dominican Republic’s Listin Diario, Alfonso Soriano is retiring from baseball after a 16-year major league career.
Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.
Sep 13, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT
Anthony Rizzo has made progress from his lower back injury and is on track to rejoin the Cubs’ lineup on Monday.
Sep 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Multiple industry sources say the Cubs are targeting Lester and will make a run at him this winter, trying to set a foundation piece in the rebuild at Clark and Addison.
Aug 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT
Here at the end of his tenure, baseball is closer to Selig’s nirvana than perhaps ever before.
Jul 6, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT
Alfonso Soriano, now 38 years old, may consider retirement after being designated for assignment by the Yankees on Sunday.
Jul 6, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT
Alfonso Soriano’s second stint with the New York Yankees will end not with a bang but a whimper. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the veteran outfielder was designated for assignment on Sunday morning.
Jul 5, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT
Darwin Barney is feeling a little lonely in the Cubs’ clubhouse these days.
Jul 3, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Yangervis Solarte was one of the Yankees’ biggest bright spots early on this season, coming out of nowhere to make the team as a 26-year-old career minor leaguer, grabbing hold of the starting job at third base, and hitting .300 with six homers and an .834 OPS in 49 games through April and May.
Jun 25, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT
Carlos Beltran has played 17 games for the Yankees since returning from the disabled list for bone spurs in his elbow that may require surgery eventually, but they’ve all been at designated hitter and that’s not going to change anytime soon.
Jun 6, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT
Alfonso Soriano began the season as the Yankees’ everyday designated hitter and Ichiro Suzuki began the season on the Yankees’ bench, but now they’re being platooned in right field … at a combined salary of $25 million.
Jun 5, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT
And Alfonso Soriano finally got a hit.
May 29, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT
Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud is back on the active roster after spending two weeks on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
May 27, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT
Travis d’Arnaud is expected to return to the Mets on Wednesday after missing a little over two weeks because of a concussion.
May 22, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT
Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud is symptom-free after his recent concussion.
May 21, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT
They don’t boo nobodies.
May 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
The urban legend had Theo Epstein destroying a hotel room after he found out Jose Contreras decided on the New York Yankees.
May 16, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT
YOU get a walkoff! And YOU get a walkoff! And YOU get a walkoff!
May 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT
Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after being struck on the head by Alfonso Soriano’s backswing Tuesday night.
May 14, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT
Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud received the bunt of Alfonso Soriano’s backswing and may need some time on the seven-day concussion DL to recuperate.
May 12, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT
Alfonso Soriano notched his 1,000th hit in the American League this evening against the Mets.
Apr 21, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT
You probably know this, but the Kansas City Royals single season home run record is 36, and Steve Balboni set it almost 30 years ago.
Mar 27, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Yankees The Big Question: Does $471 million in offseason commitments put the Yankees back in the playoffs? The…
Mar 16, 2014, 12:14 AM EDT
It may be spring training, but no-hitters are always fun. Marlins pitchers Brad Hand, Steve Cishek, A.J. Ramos, and Arquimedes Camineros combined for nine innings of no-hit baseball against the Yankees. The game was played at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama as part of the “Legend Series”. Brad Hand started the game and went five…
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