Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon defended the team’s offseason spending, saying more moves are likely before opening day and during the season. ”Being top five in payroll, I don’t think that won us a World Series,” he said Tuesday during a media gathering. New York started last season at $157 million for its 40-man roster and cut it to $149 million as the team faded from contention following a series of injuries.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 10:44 pm
Alex Rodriguez is taking over for Aaron Boone again, this time moving into the ESPN booth for Sunday Night Baseball. ESPN announced Tuesday that A-Rod was joining its crew as an analyst. The former star slugger will become a rare, two-network announcer – he will continue as a studio analyst for Fox Sports in the postseason.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 8:59 pm
Yu Darvish might have more suitors than just the Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers. Hours after it was reported that the Brewers made a contract offer to Darvish, one of the top free-agent starting pitchers on the market, a report from the Associated Press indicated that the Cubs are in “active talks” with the Japanese hurler. The North Siders have been connected to Darvish – and most other available starting pitchers – throughout the offseason as they seek to plug the holes created by the free-agent departures of Jake Arrieta and John Lackey.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 2:55 pm
The Chicago Cubs are having active talks with free agent Yu Darvish, hoping to add the right-hander to their rotation as they try for a second championship in three seasons. The 31-year-old Darvish is one of the top players available in a slow-moving market this winter. A person with direct knowledge of the discussions confirmed the talks to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because there was no agreement in place.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 4:48 am
Yu Darvish received a contract offer from the Milwaukee Brewers, according to multiple reports. The 31-year-old Darvish, who helped the Los Angeles Dodgers reach the World Series last season, is still unsigned with spring training about a month away. The four-time All-Star also has received interest from the Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros this offseason.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 1:44 am
Reports from Yahoo Japan came out on Sunday night indicating that the Milwaukee Brewers had made a formal contract offer to free agent right-hander Yu Darvish. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic later confirmed those reports. It looks like that club could be the Brewers.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:04 am
Yahoo Japan reported on Sunday (Monday there) that the Brewers have made a formal contract offer to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has confirmed Yahoo Japan’s report. Darvish recently said on his personal Twitter account that the Rangers, Yankees, Cubs, Astros, Twins, and “one more team” have been in the running for his services.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 3:19 am