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  1. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  2. Andruw Jones finalizes one-year deal with Japanese team

    Dec 16, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

    andruw jones getty

    From the Associated Press, via NBCSports.com, comes word that free agent outfielder Andruw Jones has finalized a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League. The deal was agreed to over a week ago but is just now being officially announced by the Japanese team. Jones batted .197/.294/.408 with 14 home runs…

  3. Report: Andruw Jones signs with Japanese team

    Dec 7, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT

    Andruw Jones

    Nikkansports.com is reporting that the Rakuten Golden Eagles and Andruw Jones have come to terms on a one-year deal worth 300 million yen, or approximately $3.6 million. If so, Jones becomes one of the biggest MLB stars ever to make the jump to Japan. The 35-year-old hit .197/.294/.408 with 14 homers and 34 RBI in…

  4. Joe Mauer, David Wright commit to Team USA for WBC

    Dec 3, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer

    We’ll hear plenty about players opting out of the World Baseball Classic over the next couple of months. How about a couple of guys that are in: Minnesota’s Joe Mauer and the Mets’ David Wright. The Mauer commitment makes it less of a big deal now if Buster Posey decides not to play for Team…

  5. The Tigers might be in the market for another outfielder

    Nov 17, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT

    Torii Hunter AP

    The Tigers finalized a two-year, $26 million contract with Torii Hunter yesterday, but they might not be done shopping for outfielders. While Hunter is expected to be the regular right fielder next season, left field isn’t nearly as settled. The most likely approach is a platoon, but Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told Jason Beck…

  6. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    joakim soria getty

    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  7. Players choose Cabrera over Trout as TSN’s 2012 Player of the Year

    Oct 26, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera is The Sporting News’ 2012 Player of the Year after being picked by 108 of the 203 players to vote. Mike Trout was second with 71 votes. No one else got more than five votes, and surprisingly enough, the player with five was Adrian Beltre. Likely NL MVP Buster Posey received just two…

  8. Heyman: Yankees have no interest in retaining Nick Swisher

    Oct 19, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT

    Nick Swisher

    According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Yankees will make free-agent-to-be Nick Swisher a qualifying offer this winter, but they have “no interest” in re-signing him to a multiyear deal. The qualifying offer, which would be worth about $13.5 million for 2013, would secure the Yankees a draft pick if Swisher leaves as a free…

  9. Nationals put a hurting on Adam Wainwright, lead 6-0 through three innings

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper Reuters

    The Nationals are pouring it on against the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS. Bryce Harper led off the top of the bottom of the third inning with a solo home run. After entering tonight’s action 1-for-19 in the series, the 19-year-old phenom has a triple and a homer in his first two at-bats…

  10. Manny Machado puts Orioles on top of Yankees in Game 3 of ALDS with solo home run

    Oct 10, 2012, 9:21 PM EDT

    machado getty

    In the top of the third inning, the Orioles’ eighth hitter drove a ball deep into the right field seats at Yankee Stadium for a 1-0 lead. The Yankees rallied back to tie things up in the bottom of the third. But now Baltimore’s ninth hitter has made some noise. Manny Machado, a 20-year-old infield…

  11. Glen Perkins takes Joe Posnanski pitch-by-pitch through a save against the Yankees

    Sep 27, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

    Glen Perkins was already a HardballTalk favorite because he’s a really good pitcher who’s also sabermetrically inclined, funny on Twitter, and the closer for my beloved Twins. And now there’s another reason to root for him, as Perkins shared some really interesting thoughts with Joe Posnanski while breaking down his recent save against the Yankees…

  12. Great news for the rest of the NL: Dodgers keep Ned Colletti around

    Sep 15, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Ned Colletti

    Sure, these new Dodgers may have as much buying power as any three other National League teams combined, but at least fans of other clubs can take heart that Ned Colletti will remain the one doing the spending after inking a mulityear contract extension on Saturday. Colletti’s Dodgers have the NL’s third-best record since he…

  13. Phil Hughes pitches Yankees past Red Sox

    Sep 13, 2012, 10:52 PM EDT

    Phil Hughes

    The Yankees held serve with the Orioles by beating the Red Sox 2-0 in a breezy 3 hours, 11 minutes on Thursday night. The win kept the Yankees in a tie for first place in the AL East. It was the lowest scoring game between the two teams in 59 games dating back to Aug.…

  14. Yankees earn split in Baltimore to remain atop AL East

    Sep 9, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT

    Orioles Britton rubs his face as he leaves the field in their MLB American League baseball game against the Yankees in Baltimore

    There was nothing settled in Baltimore this weekend: the Yankees crushed the Orioles 13-3 on Sunday to earn a split of the four-game series and maintain a one-game lead in the AL East. Curtis Granderson and Derek Jeter homered in the rout. The Yankees took a 5-0 lead in a four-run fourth inning that included…

  15. The Dodgers are talking to GM Ned Colletti about a contract extension

    Sep 6, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    Ned Colletti AP

    After playing a central part in the Dodgers’ spending spree over the past couple of months, general manager Ned Colletti is about to be rewarded by the team’s new ownership group. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have opened talks with Colletti on a long-term contract extension. Team chairman Mark…

  16. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Ben Sheets

    It’s getting to be that time of year, so here is the first of two stabs at a Top 111 free agents list. The other will come shortly after the World Series concludes. Players are ranked based on how I believe teams perceive them, not how I view them myself. Essentially, I rank the players…

  17. Yunel Escobar has career game in leading Jays past Yanks

    Aug 29, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

    Yunel Escobar

    Yunel Escobar had a homer, three doubles and five RBI Wednesday in the Blue Jays’ 8-5 defeat of the Yankees. The final double, which scored two runs in the ninth, came on a ball that Andruw Jones should have caught. He had it in his glove as he attempted the sliding catch, but he lost…

  18. Robinson Cano returns, Mark Teixeira sits with sore wrist

    Aug 17, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    The Yankees have Robinson Cano back from a sore neck Friday in the opener of a three-game series against the Red Sox, but Mark Teixeira is absent from the lineup due to an inflamed wrist, the LoHud Yankees Blog reports. Teixeira initially injured the wrist on July 29 and missed a couple of games. “It’s…

  19. The Yankees have some interest in Rick Ankiel

    Jul 21, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

    Rick Ankiel Getty

    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post hears that the Yankees “have shown some interest” in picking up Rick Ankiel. Ankiel was designated for assignment by the Nationals this week after batting just .228/.282/.411 with five home runs and a .694 OPS through 171 plate appearances. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com wrote at the time that the…

  20. Brett Gardner to have elbow surgery next week, likely done for season

    Jul 19, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT

    Brett Gardner Getty

    Brett Gardner has been trying to come back from a right elbow injury for three months. And now he’ll likely have to wait until 2013 to play another major league game. According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees announced this evening that Gardner will undergo surgery next week to remove…

  21. Brett Gardner had another setback, may miss rest of season

    Jul 17, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Brett Gardner Getty

    Brett Gardner has suffered yet another setback in his recovery from an elbow injury that was initially deemed minor and the Yankees left fielder is now in danger of missing the remainder of the season. Brendan Prunty of the Newark Star Ledger reports that Gardner had to be shut down due to soreness in his…

  22. Brett Gardner won’t rejoin Yankees before July 27

    Jul 10, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

    gardner getty

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman gave an update on Brett Gardner‘s health status, telling Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York that “the earliest you will see him is the 27th of July.” Gardner has been out since mid-April with a sprained elbow, suffering multiple setbacks along the way after initially being given a two-week recovery…

  23. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 9, 2012, 6:09 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates

    We have reached the All-Star break. Which means that this is the last And That Happened for a week. Unless there’s a temporal anomaly or something, which has been known to happen … Pirates 13, Giants 2: Andrew McCutchen was added to the Home Run Derby the other day. He got some early practice yesterday, smacking…

  24. Rejuvenated Andruw Jones leads the way as Yankees down Red Sox

    Jul 9, 2012, 12:10 AM EDT

    Andruw Jones

    Figuring his right-handed stroke would serve him well at Fenway Park, the Red Sox pursued Andruw Jones for a part-time role over the winter. Andruw, though, had fun in his first year in the Bronx and opted to stick around, perhaps passing up some money in the process. For a measly $2 million — one…

  25. MLB yelled at the Red Sox for replaying a close play on the Fenway scoreboard

    Jul 8, 2012, 2:52 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    In the bottom of the sixth of the first game of yesterday’s Sox-Yankees doubleheader, David Ortiz was doubled off first base when Adrian Gonzalez flied out to Andruw Jones. It was a close play and, on first glance, it looked like Mark Teixeira was pulled off the bag when leaping for the relay throw. So,…

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