The 40-year-old had an excellent campaign for the A’s in 2013. The free-agent pitcher went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts. He struck out 117 and issued 29 walks.
The 36-year-old right-hander signed a one-day contract Monday to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career. He made the announcement at a news conference at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.
Is there a market for Robinson Cano beyond the New York Yankees? That is what we hope to learn at the Winter Meetings next week in Orlando.
David Wright is here to stay, and he has great expectations for a Mets team that has struggled for respectability in recent years.
Though it hasn’t been a home-run offseason, Mets fans have certainly had some cause to celebrate. And for now some more good new$.
The Yankees need someone to step in at third base for Alex Rodriguez. But it won’t be familiar face Eric Chavez. Jeff Keppinger? He’s off the table, too.
The Yankees picked up the final year of Curtis Granderson’s contract this offseason. But will the Grandy Man be picking up his paychecks in the Bronx?
R.A. Dickey wants to stay with the Mets. He’s made that crystal clear. But he — and everyone else — knows a trade is a real possibility as extension talks drag on.
Brian Cashman usually stresses patience in the offseason, and that seems to be the course he’s taking again this year, even as his team has more glaring needs than normal.
“Beggars can’t be choosers,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “…There’s not a lot of choices out there. It’s a very limited sandbox to play in.”
David Wright and the New York Mets finalized an eight-year, $138 million contract on Tuesday, the largest deal in the team’s history.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t about to deal knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for a bag of peanuts. After all, he is the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner.
Sources said that the Amazins’ have gotten “serious” about trading Dickey, potentially as early as this week at the Winter Meetings.
Former New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, longtime umpire Hank O’Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame for their excellence through the first half of the 20th century.
R.A. Dickey wandered through the sprawling Opryland Hotel on Sunday, dropping into baseball’s annual winter meetings for a quick visit.