Angels’ Mike Trout finalizing record-breaking $430M US extension: report

March 19, 2019

Mike Trout is on the verge of signing a 12-year, $430-million US contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels, ESPN reported Tuesday. Trout, 27, is a two-time American League Most Valuable Player and was scheduled to become a free agent in 2020. The agreement, per ESPN, tacks on 10 years to the final two seasons […]

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Bryce Harper headed to Philadelphia on record $330M, 13-year deal

February 28, 2019

​It took a long time and a lot of money, but the Philadelphia Phillies finally landed Bryce Harper with a record contract. The young star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million US, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Harper’s agent, Scott Boras, said the deal was agreed to shortly […]

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Hall of Famer, pioneering manager Frank Robinson dead at 83

February 7, 2019

Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however, was cemented the day he simply stood in the dugout at old Cleveland Stadium as the first black manager in Major League Baseball. Robinson, the only player to earn the MVP award in both leagues, died […]

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No team logo for Roy Halladay’s plaque in Hall of Fame, widow says

January 23, 2019

Roy Halladay’s widow says his Hall of Fame plaque will not include a Toronto Blue Jays or a Philadelphia Phillies logo on the cap. “He was a Major League Baseball player and that’s how we want him to be remembered,” Brandy Halladay told Sportsnet on Wednesday, the day after the late pitcher was voted into the Hall of Fame, in […]

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Late Jays great Roy Halladay elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

January 22, 2019

Former Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay has been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Halladay, who died in a plane crash on Nov. 7, 2017 at age 40, will be inducted into the national baseball shrine in Cooperstown, N.Y., this July along with Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina. Halladay, a two-time Cy […]

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Toronto Blue Jays trade Russell Martin to L.A. Dodgers for prospects

January 11, 2019

An off-season of change continued for the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday as the team dealt catcher Russell Martin to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a pair of minor-league prospects. The move came a month after the Blue Jays gave another high-priced veteran — shortstop Troy Tulowitzki — his release. Like the Tulowitzki decision, Toronto […]

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Toronto Blue Jays trade Russell Martin to L.A. Dodgers

January 11, 2019

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded catcher Russell Martin to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Blue Jays confirmed Friday. Martin, from Chelsea, Que., spent the last four seasons with the Blue Jays, batting .225 with 66 home runs and 211 runs batted in over that span. OFFICIAL: We’ve acquired SS Ronny Brito and RHP Andrew Sopko […]

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MLB, union, Cuba reach deal for players to sign without having to defect

December 19, 2018

Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades. The agreement, which runs through Oct. 31, 2021, allows Cubans to sign under rules […]

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Red Sox put cap on juggernaut season with World Series title

October 29, 2018

The Boston Red Sox really are that great. David Price proved his post-season mettle, Steve Pearce homered twice and Boston beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Sunday to finish off a one-sided World Series in five games. A tormented franchise during decades of frustration and despair before ending an 86-year championship drought in 2004, […]

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Dodgers’ Muncy homers in the 18th to win longest World Series game in history

October 27, 2018

Exhausted yet exhilarated, the Dodgers headed home for a catnap. The Red Sox may well toss and turn thinking about one that got away. Max Muncy’s home run leading off the bottom of the 18th inning finally ended the longest World Series game in history early Saturday in Los Angeles and gave his team a 3-2 […]

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