Sandy Alderson stepped into the hotel lobby at the general managers’ meetings and was ready with a quick quip: “I was upstairs stacking our money. Don’t get excited. They were all fives.”
Jose Fernandez stood out in a deep National League class, and the pitcher received 26 of 30 first-place votes from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel in results revealed Monday.
The Kansas City Royals are a contender to sign Phil Hughes according to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman.
MTV and MLB said Monday they are collaborating on a weekly 30-episode series that melds pop culture and baseball with David Ortiz and Andrew McCutchen serving as producers
Jose Offerman hit two Bluefish players, John Nathans and pitcher Matt Beech, with a bat. Nathans suffered a head injury that ended his career, and Beech broke the middle finger on his non-throwing hand. As a federal lawsuit over the attack heads to trial, Offerman is nowhere to be found.
The Mets are reportedly interested in outfielder Curtis Granderson, who is likely to turn down the Yankees’ qualifying offer of $14.1 million.
Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo and Brian McCann are among the players seeking to cash in from a free-agent class lacking any ace starting pitchers.
According to a report, Noah Syndergaard could be on an accelerated path to make his Mets debut in June 2014.
No secret here: the Yankees need an upgrade at catcher. Seven-time All-Star Brian McCann would fit the bill — and it seems he’s interested.
Alex Rodriguez resumed his criticism of MLB on Thursday. Chief operating officer Rob Manfred returned fire, calling this the “latest, sad chapter” in A-Rod’s “tarnished career.”
“It is sad that Commissioner Selig once again is turning a blind eye, knowing that crimes are being committed under his regime,” Rodriguez said. “I have 100 percent faith in my legal team.”
Ortiz is beloved in Boston. Alex Rodriguez is hated … well, just about everywhere it would seem. Is there a double standard? If you look closely, it’s easy to see the differences.
The Red Sox have now won three World Series in the past decade — but not since the days of Babe Ruth had Boston won a fall classic in its beloved Fenway Park.
If A-Rod, Bonds, Sosa, etc., are banned from baseball’s Hall of Fame, then Papi, no matter how Big, should share their cell — says Jason Keidel.
Red Sox manager John Farrell says he tries to live out what his team has lived out this year and that’s not to look back. He’s one step away from a World Series title.