The AL West looks like the weakest division in baseball. Oakland traded away all their good players, Seattle thought Nelson Cruz was worth giving $57...
Manfred Says Pace of Game Rules Crucial to Luring Young Fans
PHOENIX—Commissioner Rob Manfred said new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball. Manfred, speaking publicly... Read more
Alex Rodriguez Reports to Yankees Following Drug Suspension
TAMPA, Fla.—Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees following a season-long suspension, arriving three days ahead of schedule. Wearing a green University of Miami... Read more
AL East Preview: Does Toronto Have the Goods?
When last we saw baseball, Madison Bumgarner had just completed one of the greatest World Series performances of all-time to rob my Royals of an... Read more
What Else Could A-Rod Apologize For?
So, A-Rod has apologized to the Yankees for his actions over the past few years. Given his history, I’m guessing that was a pretty long... Read more
James Shields and San Diego Padres Agree to 4-Year Contract
SAN DIEGO—Right-hander James Shields, who helped Kansas City reach the World Series last season, has agreed to a four-year contract with the San Diego Padres... Read more
Detroit’s Victor Martinez Needs Knee Surgery Again
DETROIT— When Victor Martinez hurt his left knee during offseason workouts three years ago, the Detroit Tigers responded by signing Prince Fielder. Now, a huge... Read more
James Shields: Why Hasn’t He Signed Yet?
James Shields, the staff ace of the defending AL champs and one of the most consistent pitchers in baseball, has yet to sign with anyone... Read more
Beloved Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks Dies at 83
CHICAGO—Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams,... Read more
Details of Nationals Right-Hander Max Scherzer’s Contract
WASHINGTON— Because of deferred money, pitcher Max Scherzer’s $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals has a present-day value of $191.4 million by Major... Read more
Boras Finds a Sucker in Washington
No one is going to argue that Max Scherzer won’t be worth the $15 million that Washington will pay him in 2015. Or 2016 and... Read more
Reports Say Max Scherzer, Nationals Agree to 7-year Contract
WASHINGTON— Various reports say 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has agreed to a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals. Neither the Nationals... Read more
Lynn Gets $22M Deal From Cards as 21 in Arbitration Settle
NEW YORK— St. Louis pitcher Lance Lynn was among 21 players who avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to contracts Thursday, reaching a $22 million, three-year... Read more
Selig Gets Emotional in Final Owners Meeting as Commissioner
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.—Bud Selig concluded his final baseball owners meeting as commissioner after two days of basking in praise for the job he’s done during more than... Read more
MLB Owners Honor Selig at His Last Meeting as Commissioner
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.— Major League Baseball owners gathered Wednesday for their annual January meeting in the desert with one big item on the agenda —... Read more
A’s Get Zobrist, Escobar From Rays for Jaso, Minor Leaguers
OAKLAND, Calif.— The busy Oakland Athletics have acquired infielders Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso and two... Read more
Hall Inductees Share Memories of Long Careers
NEW YORK— From the moment John Smoltz stood on a chair to place a cap atop 6-foot-10 Randy Johnson’s head, it was clear this gathering... Read more