Category: Baseball

Joe Smith, Baseball’s One True Joe Smith, To Sign With Astros

Much is made of the fact that baseball’s history makes the sport so rich in numbers—a statistic to back up every story and an analysis to run for every situation,…

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On Baseball: Derek Jeter Was Once the Captain. But Now He’s the Apprentice.

Stanton had hoped the Marlins would add to their pitching staff, which has never recovered from Jose Fernandez’s fatal boating accident in September 2016. Instead, Jeter and the Marlins’ new…

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Michael Pineda, a Yankees Enigma, Signs a Two-Year Deal With the Twins

Photo Michael Pineda during the Yankees’ home opener last season, in which he threw a perfect game until the seventh inning. Credit Ben Solomon for The New York Times Michael…

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Report: Marlins Continue Setting Themselves On Fire, Trade Marcell Ozuna To Cardinals

The Miami Marlins, an alleged major league club in the NL East, are carrying on with their plan to strip the franchise bare and trade off all their players worth…

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Marvel’s Death Just Claimed Responsibility for the Cubs Winning the 2016 World Series

Even though Thanos has been trying his damnedest to get her attention for eons, Marvel’s abstract concept of Death’s been spending the bulk of her time lately hanging out with…

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Report: Aw, Man, Shohei Ohtani Has Mild Ligament Damage In His Elbow

The words “elbow” and “damage” can easily be terrifying when used together in any headline about a pitcher, much less one who could potentially be among the greatest players of…

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On Baseball: Who Says the Mets Don’t Have a Plan? It’s Called Mickey Callaway

Not that it unsettles Callaway. He spent the last five seasons as the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians, who have won big with modest payrolls. “I was involved in…

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Oakland A’s: Please Stop Talking To Us About Jose Canseco

You will no doubt be shocked to learn that former baseball player Jose Canseco, who was charged with domestic violence twice in the 1990s and pleaded no contest once (to…

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Yankees Trade Chase Headley to Padres, Lowering Payroll

Photo Chase Headley was a steadying force in the Yankees’ clubhouse, but his departure could allow the team to retain Todd Frazier, who is a free agent. Credit Michael Dwyer/Associated…

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Report: Manny Machado Is For Sale

Is the hot stove hot? Let’s see here, yes, it looks like the stove is simmering a bit. Read more...

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