Major League Baseball

Tigers’ Victor Martinez ended his career on a positive note

Baseball is a business, and players can and should aim to maximize their contracts whenever they can. So, it does not really make sense to criticize players who do not live up to the value of their contract, as the team who signed them is more at fault for making the...

Tigers in winter ball: Harold Castro, Willi Castro on hot streaks

Detroit Tigers infielder Harold Castro, who got a surprise call-up to the big leagues in September while he was preparing for the offseason in Venezuela, has kept the good vibes going in winter ball. He already has 26 hits for the Leones in his hometown of...

SDNick Offseaon Plan

Arbitration-eligible players Shane Greene: $4.8 million - tendered James McCann: $3.5 million - tendered Michael Fulmer: $3.0 million - tendered Matthew Boyd: $3.0 million - tendered Alex Wilson: $2.8 million - tendered Daniel Norris: $1.4 million - tendered Blaine...

Miguel Cabrera failed to launch in 2018

Two years ago, Miguel Cabrera was coming off a fantastic 2016 campaign in which he played in 158 games and cracked 38 home runs. All manner of lofty terrain in the record books again seemed within reach. There was reason to think that Cabrera's late-30's might look...

Detroit Tigers News: The World Series field is set

Welcome to the waning days of the 2018 season. The MLB playoffs began with much anticipation of exciting matchups that had the potential to entertain and delight many a fan of the sport. As we await Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, the harsh reality of the 2018...

J.T. Realmuto won’t sign extension with the Marlins

J.T. Realmuto won’t sign extension with the Marlins

One of the biggest storylines of the MLB's offseason will have to do with Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto and where he will be playing next season. The Marlins expressed hope that they would be able to reach an agreement on an extension with Realmuto but his agent...

Mets Morning News: Ricciardi departs; Mets hunting for catchers

Mets Morning News: Ricciardi departs; Mets hunting for catchers

J.P. Ricciardi has ended his eight year tenure with the Mets, departing by mutual decision. The Mets are in the hunt for catching help. Just which catcher they truly want isn't entirely clear yet. The Mets aren't expected to be contenders to sign Manny Machado....

The Mets Need To Go All Out To Sign Bryce Harper

The Mets Need To Go All Out To Sign Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper and the New York Mets is the perfect marriage. The team knows it, he knows it, and the fans know it. The press probably knows it too, even though most of its members don't take the idea seriously. Yes, Harper will probably command something like 10 years...

Why Manny Machado to the Mets shouldn’t be dismissed

Why Manny Machado to the Mets shouldn’t be dismissed

Brodie Van Wagenen vowed to “be in on every free agent, and if they fit our roster we're going to go after him.” It was the kind of bold and promising statement expected at an introductory press conference to elicit enthusiasm and support from a fanbase....

NY Mets free agency: They need a premium reliever and another hitter

NY Mets free agency: They need a premium reliever and another hitter

The NY Mets named Brodie Van Wagenen their new general manager at Citi Field, Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Brodie Van Wagenen hasn't even been on the job one full week, and it's already time for him to start signing free agents. "I intend to be talking to every free...

Mets throw a changeup, hire agent Brodie Van Wagenen as GM

Mets throw a changeup, hire agent Brodie Van Wagenen as GM

NEW YORK — When the New York Mets went looking for a general manager, they found one in a peculiar place. On the other side of the bargaining table. Longtime baseball agent Brodie Van Wagenen is switching roles to become GM of the Mets, the team announced Monday...