Is expansion in Major League Baseball on the horizon? It doesn’t seem imminent, but MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred sure sounds intrigued by the possibility.
Keeping with the tradition of supermarket analogies, Alderson said, “Boras has been shopping near the meat section. That’s where he gets his bulls–t.”
The Yankees have $22 million extra to spend, which comes at the right time for the Bombers — as they’re targeting Masahiro Tanaka.
Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has agreed to a $130 million, seven-year contract with the Rangers.
Forget about the big-name free agents. Mets third baseman David Wright would rather see general manager Sandy Alderson spread the team’s money around.
Scott Boras would like to see the Mets shoot for the stars. The super agent, who represents some of the biggest free agents on the market this offseason, took a creative shot at the Amazin’s on Wednesday.
The Yankees could end up being the only team bidding to sign free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano, according to a report.
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.
But that doesn’t mean he’ll be taking the mound at any point in 2014. The Mets “are not prepared to let Harvey pitch next season,” the Daily News reported.
Scott Boras says Mets ace Matt Harvey will undergo Tommy John surgery in about a week.
Cano’s apparent apathy, as much as risk or age or injury, should be a major concern for the Yankees, who are making a serious statement whether they sign him or wave goodbye to the last prince their farm produced.
The words “A-Rod” and “underdog” have rarely, if ever, been used together.
Shawn Carter’s clientele should be the younger rungs of the key demo, the kid who has yet to become a man, ready to sign with The Man. Jay-Z is smart enough to see that a smaller splash leads to bigger ripples.
The club has “had several conversations with Roc Nation Sports about Robinson Cano’s future with the team,” Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner told reporters on Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.
Even mild forearm soreness and stiffness may be significant for a pitcher. Hopefully Strasburg’s is as mild as he claims and will be as transient as he anticipates.