Lester’s contract, agreed to on the second day of baseball’s winter meetings, contains an option for 2021 that, if it becomes guaranteed, would make the deal worth $170 million over seven seasons.
Maddon was introduced Monday as Chicago’s fifth manager since the start of the 2010 season, replacing Rick Renteria.
Recently-departed Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon will be introduced Monday as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs.
Terry Collins will be the Mets’ manager in 2015. But he shouldn’t be. It’s just a shame that this franchise, supposedly on the rise, isn’t willing to take a risk.
The Rays announced Friday that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season.
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley says he “wasn’t thrilled” by Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon’s word choice.
Even the Bombers acknowledge they are running out of time. With just 20 games remaining, they have a 5½-game deficit to overcome for the AL’s second wild card.
Don’t look now, but the Yankees just may be putting themselves in a position to make a run at the playoffs.
There’s always been this intangible quality about Jeter. You can’t quite put your finger on it. It’s hard to quantify what gives Jeter the supernatural ability not to feel pressure and rise whenever the Yankees desperately need a spark.
Derek Jeter played a simulated game in Staten Island on Saturday and could start for the Yankees on Sunday.
Baseball is holding its annual Jackie Robinson Day on the 66th anniversary of his breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
“It probably wasn’t the best thing to say, but I didn’t mean anything by it,” Price said. “I wasn’t looking to offend the Yankees. It’s probably the best organization in all of sports. Not just baseball, but all of sports.”
Just because the Rays caught the Red Sox last season doesn’t mean that they will catch the Yankees this year, but Maddon has a way of getting his players to believe in themselves.
R.A. Dickey is enjoying a year like no knuckleballer before him and his mastery in controlling the pitch had led to an unbelievable strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Is it too early to panic Yankee fans? Steve Silverman believes the Yankees’ powerful lineup will carry them during the summer.