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Dodgers’ Closer Kenley Jansen Hints at Possible Strike

Despite the huge trade during the offseason that sent Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees, the free agent market has plodded along at a snail’s pace. February is approaching and nearly every free agent of note is still unsigned, which is highly unusual for baseball. The reason for this happening is simple, teams are not inclined at the moment to pay out large sums of money to free agents who might be beginning to decline. Other reasons are the luxury tax threshold and a few teams are in different stages of the rebuilding process. Teams thus... 
 

Milwaukee Brewers Acquire Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain

Michael Hill the general manager of the Miami Marlins put together another trade for the team on Thursday as it sent Christian Yelich its center fielder to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for four prospects. Yelich is the fourth Marlins starter traded this offseason to lower payroll and rebuild the weak farm system it has under its new CEO Derek Jeter. Earlier this offseason the Marlins traded Giancarlo Stanton the home run champion of the major leagues, Dee Gordon the leader in stolen bases, and All-Star Marcell Ozuna a left fielder. In exchange... 
 

Heat Throwing Walker Buehler Could Be Dodgers Pick to Replace Darvish

The Los Angeles Dodgers need to fill a hole in the shape of Yu Darvish in their starting rotation. Of course, if the free agent and team could come to an agreement, the Dodgers could fill that hole with Darvish himself. However, they might opt to go young and take a player from their farm system. Many Dodgers fans do not want Darvish back, which is not entirely fair since he was with them for such a short period, has been an All-Star four times, and finished twice in the top 10 in voting for the American League Cy Young. He has also averaged over... 
 

Rumor: Milwaukee Brewers Offer Yu Darvish Contract

The Milwaukee Brewers were a surprise contender in 2017 for the National League Central division title, and indications are the club will be better in 2018. The Brewers might be even better than most believe if they can sign Yu Darvish. The latest rumor is they have offered the talented right-hander a contract. Darvish is the league’s best free agent starting pitcher still on the market. In 2017, Darvish at age 30 and playing in his first season since have Tommy John surgery, ended with an ERA of 3.86 while striking out 209 over 186 2/3 innings... 
 

Report: 20-Second Clock and Limit on Mound Visits Rejected by MLBPA

The Major League Baseball players’ association has rejected the league’s most recent pace-of-play proposal. On Thursday, the rejection increased the likelihood that baseball would implement unilaterally a 20-second pitch clock and place a limit on the number of visits to the mound prior to the start of the 2018 regular season, said a pair of sources close to situation. Tony Clark the executive director of the union and Matt Nussbaum the general counsel informed the league of the union’s decision during a telephone conversation to Dan Halem... 
 

Christian Yelich’s Agent Says Relationship with Marlins is Broken

The agent for outfielder Christian Yelich says that the relationship between the player and the Miami Marlins is broken and in the best interest of both a trade is best before the beginning of spring training. Yelich, who is 26, is the most prominent player left on the Marlins team after the club traded Dee Gordon, Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna in its attempt at cutting payroll under new ownership led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter. Yelich’s agent Joe Longo says that the ownership has a plan, he respects the plan, but the plan should not... 
 

Houston Astros Add Starter to Rotation

During the offseason, teams have been trying to add to their rosters in an attempt to catch the World Series Champion Houston Astros this year. On Saturday, the Astros tried to put more distance between them and the rest of the league by adding to their already talented lineup when they acquired Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 5-player deal. Pittsburgh received right-handers Michael Feliz and Joe Musgrove, outfielder Jason Martin and third baseman Colin Moran. Neal Huntington the general manager for the Pirates said trading Gerrit was... 
 

Sources: Mets Bringing Back Jay Bruce with Three-Year Deal

Jay Bruce, the free-agent outfielder, will return to play for the New York Mets with a 3-year $39 million contract, said sources close to the Major League Baseball team. Between 2016 and 2017 Bruce spent 153 games in a Mets uniform, after the New York club acquired him from the Cincinnati Reds and prior to him being dealt last August to the Cleveland Indians. In 103 games with the Mets and 43 with the Indians last season, Bruce, who is 30, hit .254 with 36 home runs, 101 RBIs, and 29 doubles. He finished 10th in voting for the National League MVP... 
 

Justin Morneau Former Star With Twins and AL MVP Retires

Following a career that spanned 14 seasons in which he was named the 2006 American League MVP, Justin Morneau has retired. The first baseman has reportedly accepted a position with the front office of the Twins, where he spent the majority of this playing career, as a special assistant. The announcement brings to an end the playing days for Morneau who is 36. Morneau, who is Canadian, was drafted by Minnesota while at British Columbia High School during the 1999 draft. He debuted with Minnesota in 2003 but did not become the regular first baseman... 
 

MLB Rumor: Pirates Discussing Andrew McCutchen with Mets

Late last week, rumors swirled around the speculation of a possible trade between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates for veteran Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Now the New York Mets have been added to the list of Major League Baseball teams that are interested in acquiring McCutchen. Following their very disappointing 2017 season, the New York Mets want to return to contention in the National League East under their new manager Mickey Callaway. If the Mets are to accomplish that feat, they will need to address several needs on... 
 

Trade Rumor: Manny Machado Could Land With Yankees

Although it might seem like a longshot, the possibility remains that Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado could become a New York Yankee before the end of the offseason. The Yankees have added Giancarlo Stanton to their lineup late in 2017, and want to add another star. New York has been in contact with the Orioles about Machado, according to media reports released this past week. That does not mean a deal is even close, as no team looking to acquire Machado has come close to the asking price of Baltimore, but it suggests that the Yankees... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Scott Alexander as Part of Three Team Deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Scott Alexander, who is known for his ability to induce groundballs off the bat of hitters, as part of a trade involving three teams with the other two being the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox. In the trade, the Dodgers are sending Trevor Oaks a right-hander to the Royals, while Chicago will be acquiring Luis Avilan a reliever for the Dodgers. The Dodgers will also acquire from the White Sox Jake Peter an infielder who is currently playing in the minor leagues. Los Angeles will also send Erick Mejia... 
 

Rumor: Braves Show Interest in Reamluto, Yelich

The Miami Marlins are continuing their sell off of higher priced players that prior to now has included Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon, Marcell Ozuna and could now include another two players. Even though there is an expectation of more fans and much more attendance at Marlins games this season thanks to the new front office led by former player Derek Jeter, it appears the Marlins will continue lowering their payroll. The biggest question now is if the team will trade Christian Yelich its top center fielder and J.T. Realmuto its underrated catcher.... 
 

Cubs and Cardinals Interested in Starter Jake Arrieta

National League Central rivals the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals are both showing more interest than other teams in possibly signing Jake Arrieta one of the top free-agent starting pitchers still available. The two teams are the latest ones to look into the possible signing of Arrieta, with Chicago showing a renewed interest in bringing the 31-year old veteran righty back. He was the team’s ace four of the past five seasons. Other teams including the Brewers, Nationals, Rockies and Phillies in the NL and the Rangers in the American League... 
 

Red Sox Interested in Baltimore’s Manny Machado

The offseason has been rather quiet for the Boston Red Sox. Up to this point, the Sox have re-signed Mitch Moreland their first baseman to a new two-year deal. However, it seems president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is making plans to grab a big name through free agency or a trade. The Red Sox lost out in the Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes, and it now appears they are at an impasse with J.D. Martinez’s agent Scott Boras, to acquire the slugger. However, speculation is they might have switched their sights to Camden Yards and third baseman... 
 

Colorado Rockies Sign Wade Davis to be New Closer

Wade Davis, the right-handed closer who recorded 32 saves last season for the Chicago Cubs, agreed to sign a three year contract with the National League West Colorado Rockies. On Friday, the team announced the deal of $52 million with Davis. The contract will include a vesting player option which can increase the contract to four years at total of $66 million if Davis is able to finish 30 games during 2020 and picks his option up. Sources with the Cubs said the team was only willing to sign Davis for just two years to bring him back. Davis, who... 
 

Minnesota’s Miguel Sano Denies Allegations of Sexual Assault

On Thursday, Major League Baseball announced that it was investigation allegations that were brought by a woman who worked Minnesota Twins events as a photographer. She alleges that Miguel Sano the Twins shortstop had sexually assaulted her two years ago. A spokesperson for MLB said the office was aware of the woman’s allegations and were looking into it. On Thursday, Betsy Bissen, the photographer, posted a tweet that said Sano had grabbed her wrist while attempting to pull her into a bathroom in a store inside a mall following an autograph session.... 
 

Rich Dauer Nearly Died from Subdural Hematoma After Astros Parade

When surgeons started to operate on Rich Dauer the first base coach for the Houston Astros for a subdural hematoma following the Astros’ championship parade for winning the 2017 World Series, doctors told his wife and their friends he only had a 3% chance of surviving. Dauer, who is 65 and already decided he would retire, on November 2 hit the side of his head after slipping on a wet floor the night before riding in the team’s parade through Houston’s downtown. Dauer said that he did not have any headache from the fall and did not consider... 
 

Yankees Continue Talks to Acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates

After all is said and done, pitcher Gerrit Cole might be traded to the New York Yankees by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Late last week, a deal was still being worked on for the right-hander to move from Pittsburgh to the Big Apple. A source has indicated that it is not whether the trade will happen, but when. The Pirates are motivated in a big way to trade Cole even if this potential deal does not work out with the Yankees, said sources. According to one source, a deal may be reached prior to Christmas. At midweek, reports surfaced that the talks between... 
 

MLB Continues Wright Investigation But Case Retired in Court

While it appears the legal troubles for Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright are coming to an end, the Boston pitchers may still be facing some form of discipline from Major League Baseball. Charges of domestic assault against Wright were officially retired on Thursday in a Williamson County court room, according to a prepared statement that Wright and wife Shannon released through Alex Little, Wright’s attorney. When charges are retired, it represents the first phase of having them dismissed assuming there are no other offenses that take place... 
 

Mets Looking At Adrian Gonzalez for First Base

Looking to fill a hole at first base temporarily, the New York Mets have approached veteran free agent Adrian Gonzalez, said a team source that is close to the matter. Gonzalez on Monday was released by the Atlanta Braves after the Los Angeles Dodgers traded him in a money swap in an attempt to move under the luxury tax threshold. While the remaining $22.35 million of Gonzalez’s contract is guaranteed and will be paid by Atlanta, any team that signs him would just have to pay him the minimum for a veteran, similar to a deal the Mets made in 2016... 
 

Stephen Strasburg May Skip All-Star Games in the Future

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg said he is not sure he wants ever again to play in an All-Star Game. The right-hander on Sunday said he is sure that the change that was made in his routine for the game last season had contributed to his injury that put him on the team’s disabled list. Therefore, he said he may skip future All-Star events. In 2018, the Nationals will be the hosts of the Midsummer Classic. His invitation in 2017 to the Miami All-Star Game was the third of his career. He did not play in the game, but his pitching routine... 
 

Phillies Sign Free Agent Carlos Santana

On Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a $60 million three-year deal with Carlos Santana the veteran first baseball who becomes the biggest free agent signing for the franchise in the last seven years. The deal signals a big change in the team’s philosophy that pledged high numbers of at-bats for young players across the board in 2018. That rebuilding process will now have a veteran in the mix. The signing of Santana, who has a career on-base percentage of .365, could see Rhys Hoskins moved to left field permanently. It could also spark... 
 

Tigers Trade Ian Kinsler to Angels for Pair of Minor Leaguers

The Los Angeles Angels continue to deal during the offseason and filled their big hole they had at second base by sending a pair minor leaguers to the Detroit Tigers for Ian Kinsler. The trade was confirmed late Wednesday night by both teams. Going to Detroit were Wilkel Hernandez a right-hander who is 18, and Troy Montgomery an outfielder who is 23. Kinsler, who is 35, last season, hit just .236 with 22 homers and 52 RBIs over 139 games for the Tigers who are in a complete rebuild mode and tied the San Francisco Giants for baseball’s worst record... 
 

Manny Machado Could Change Positions or Uniforms

Reports are that Manny Machado a star with the Baltimore Orioles could be changing the position he plays for the team or could be changing his uniform. Big names have emerged in Tuesday trade talk with Machado, and to no one’s surprise American League East rivals the New York Yankees are looking at adding even more to their already loaded roster. Machado, at 25, is already an All-Star three times over and a Gold Glover twice at third. In addition, he has a powerful bat as he hit 33 homers and knocked in 95 runs last season. Last season, Machado’s... 
 

Jack Morris, Alan Trammel Voted by Modern Era Committee into Hall of Fame

Former teammates with the Detroit Tigers Jack Morris and Alan Trammel were voted by the Modern Era Committee into Cooperstown on Sunday. The Baseball Hall of Fame will also induct a minimum of two new members during the summer. On Sunday night, the Hall announced that longtime teammates with the Tigers Jack Morris and Alan Trammel were voted into the Hall by its Modern Era Committee consisting of 16 members. To be inducted in this manner, a candidate must receive a minimum of 12 votes. Appearing on the ballot of the Modern Era Committee with Morris... 
 

Yankees and Marlins Continue Stanton Trade Talks

Sources say that while other trade options involving other teams keep drying up, the Miami Marlins have continued to talk about a possible trade for Giancarlo Stanton with the New York Yankees, as the Marlins try to find ways to lower their debt. Stanton is to be paid $295 million over the next decade, and any trade involving the Yankees would be complicated for the team and would likely include Jacoby Ellsbury, the current Yankees center fielder who through 2020 is owed over $68.4 million, and like the Marlins’ Stanton has a no-trade clause in... 
 

Marlins Making Moves, Trade Dee Gordon to Seattle

Dee Gordon is moving again. The second baseman was traded on Thursday by the Miami Marlins to the Seattle Mariners both teams announced. Trading Gordon could be the start of a mass exodus of stars from the Marlins as Miami acquired three prospects to help shore up a very weak farm system. Trading for Gordon with cash strapped Miami, might solve the problem in center field that Seattle has, but will more bargaining power it gained with the trade help the Mariners in their quest to land Japanese star Shohei Ohtani. Seattle in its trade with Miami... 
 

Report: Astros Dallas Keuchel Pitched With Injured Foot

Dallas Keuchel the southpaw ace for the Houston Astros pitched during the postseason with an undisclosed left foot injury during the team’s second half of the regular season and throughout the entire postseason, multiple reports have said. Following the team’s World Series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Astros doctors fitted Keuchel with a walking boot to stabilize his foot. However, the injury did not require any surgery, and Keuchel is presently working out and expects to be fit and prepared for the start of Houston’s spring training,... 
 

Angels Sign Former Prospect with Braves Kevin Maitan

Sources said that the Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with former Atlanta prospect Kevin Maitan. The infielder from Venezuela became a free agent after a ruling by Major League Baseball that the Braves had violated rules when signing him. Maitan’s signing bonus will be $2.2 billion, said sources, but the deal will not take Los Angeles out of the sweepstakes to sign Shohei Ohtani. Part of the agreement between the players’ association and MLB is that teams can use either their current or 2018-19 signing bonus pool for signing the former prospects... 
 

Shohei Ohtani Has Turned Down Red Sox and Yankees

Japan’s version of Babe Ruth, Shohei Ohtani, is not going to play where Ruth started his career or where he became a baseball legend. Brain Cashman the general manager for the New York Yankees told the media on Sunday that representatives of Ohtani had told the club that it was not being invited to a meeting with the player face to face. The Yankees have prepared for several months to make a bid for the 23-year old who has an incredible swing to go along with a fastball that reaches 100 mph. On Sunday night as well, Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski... 
 

Free Agency Season Has Finally Heated Up

The free agency season is finally heating up even though we are just starting December and frigid air is starting to hit the country. The bullpen market has seen action the last two days. Wednesday night Yusmeiro Petit was signed by the Oakland Athletics to a $10 million two-year deal. On Thursday Brad Boxberger was acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks from Tampa Bay in exchange for Curtis Taylor a prospect. Petit signing in December is a big turnaround from the last offseason when he did not sign until February with the Los Angeles Angels. The... 
 

If Giants Cannot Land Stanton They May Take McCutchen

The San Francisco Giants are said to have an interest in outfielder Andrew McCutchen. The Giants need to upgrade their outfield defense in center and reportedly have signaled interest in Pirates veteran Andrew McCutchen. Reports say that the first plan the Giants have is landing Miami slugger and National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, which makes lots of sense. If there were to be the case, Hunter Pence or Denard Span would move to left field and there would be no room for McCutchen to play. However, if the Giants could not sign Stanton, McCutchen... 
 

Yankees Manager Candidates List Now Includes Carlos Beltran

Carlos Beltran a likely future member of the baseball Hall of Fame announced his retirement in early November after he won his first MLB World Series title with the Houston Astros. At the time of his retirement announcement, Beltran said he would at some point like to become a manager and that chance might come sooner than later. Several reports on Tuesday said that Beltran would interview for the New York Yankees vacant manager’s job, which would be his first managerial or coaching interview. Beltran will become the sixth candidate to be interviewed... 
 

Source: Texas Rangers Sign Doug Fister to Free Agent Deal

As winter approaches, the Texas Rangers front office knows it needs to strengthen its starting rotation before spring training. Sources said late Sunday that the Rangers started that process by agreeing to a deal with starting pitcher Doug Fister. The free-agent, who pitched last season for the Boston Red Sox, will officially become a member of the Rangers once he passes his physical, said sources. Surely, Texas is not done with its search for new starting pitchers, and it is very likely that Fister will not be their biggest signing of the offseason,... 
 

Top Three Free Agent Relievers Available This Winter

Last winter, it seemed that relievers were the center of attention, thanks to top closers such as Kenley Jansen, Aroldis Chapman and Mark Melancon all on the open market. Those three closers combined signed for $228 million with the Dodgers, Yankees and Giants taking on huge contracts. The same interest for relievers during the current free agent period will not be reached, but talented pitchers are now available. Here are the top three relievers on the free agent market. At the top the list of relievers who are now free agents is Wade Davis. The... 
 

Toronto Blue Jays Launch Internal Investigation on PED Use

According to the press in Canada, the Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays launched an internal investigation after six of their players with minor league affiliates tested positive for use of performance-enhancing drugs. Ross Atkins the general manager for the Blue Jays released a prepared statement in which he spoke about the issue. He called the situation very distributing and disappointing to the entire organization. It is disappointing that players took these types of choice, but even more disturbing that a failure of some sort in our... 
 

Seattle Mariners Start Offseason With a Bang: Three Trades Over Four Days

For those that know how Jerry Dipoto operates, three trades in just four days might not be that fast of a pace. Since the Seattle Mariners named Dipoto as their general manager in September of 2015, no Major League Baseball team has made more trades than the Mariners have. Between October of 2015 and November of 2017 Dipoto completed 46 trades. That number is by far the most for any team in baseball and has kept Dipoto very busy. Seattle did not reach the postseason in 2017, extending the longest drought of missing the postseason to 16 years. The... 
 

MLB Commissioner: New Rule for Pace-of-Play in 2018

Once again, another offseason and another topic taking center stage, with this year’s being the pace of play. Major League Baseball wants to cut the time to play each game to make them more exciting. They don’t like batters taking time to adjust batting gloves, or when pitchers and catchers hold discussions on the mound on a frequent basis. A pace-of-play new rule was implemented in 2015 that shortened a game’s average time but it did not last. In 2017, MLB games were the longest on record at 3 hours and 6 minutes. In 2015, when the new rule... 
 

Alex Cobb Could Be Good Fit for Cubs

The 2017 World Series is behind us as are the handing out of major awards for both leagues. That means teams can now focus on signing of free agents and making trades during the winter break before returning for spring training in early 2018. Rumors continue to swirl about several free agent signings by clubs and one such rumor is that both the Chicago Cubs and pitcher Alex Cobb share a mutual interest. The right-handed pitcher has spent each of his six years in the big leagues with the American League East Tampa Bay Rays. For the first three seasons... 
 

Joey Votto Is One of Baseball’s Best Hitters

Cincinnati Reds star Joey Votto is a finalist for the National League MVP award, and that surprised many. One host on a baseball television show was upset that Votto could end up that high playing for a team that was 68-94. One can debate if the bad record of the Reds should hinder his consideration for the award, but one cannot debate the value he has on the playing field. He was the National League’s best hitter, leading in OPS, OBP, adjusted OPS, wOBA, and walks. He slash line to end the season was .320/.454/.578 with 36 homers and he played... 
 

Hunter Pence May Become Part-Time Player

As new additions to their team are contemplated by the front office of the San Francisco Giants to their outfield, some veterans might have to become accustomed to different roles when the 2018 season rolls around. The Giants have set a plan in motion to move Denard Span to left field from center in 2018. Depending upon the other moves the team makes, Hunter Pence the starting right fielder, could see more of a limited role, said Bobby Evans the Giants general manager. Evans said the team’s focus was center field and upgrading the defense. If... 
 

Perfect 300 Bowled by Red Sox Right Fielder Mookie Betts

Boston Red Sox All-Star right fielder Mookie Betts is more than just a bowling aficionado, as he rolled a perfect 300 on Sunday during a qualifying round in Reno, Nevada for the World Series of Bowling. During an interview on the PBA Network, Betts guessed that he has rolled 10 perfect games in his lifetime, but this was the first in a tour event for the Professional Bowlers Association. He called the feat the most important perfect game he has ever rolled. This is the second time in the last three years that Betts has competed in the World Series... 
 

Brandon Morrow Becomes Hot Commodity

Free agent Brandon Morrow has some good possibilities awaiting him during the winter. He is coming off a strong season with the National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers in the bullpen, and his historic performance during the postseason has opened the eyes of teams around the league of him possibility becoming a closer in 2018. It is not only humbling but quite startling for Morrow, who in December of 2014 signed a contract for $2.5 million with San Diego. However, he suffered a shoulder injury after only five starts with the Padres and was lost... 
 

Red Sox Want Sluggers, Giancarlo Stanton May Become Available

After cutting back their payroll in 2017, the Boston Red Sox have cash to spend big during the current offseason. Boston spent plenty during 2017 nonetheless as the team maintained one of baseball’s highest paid rosters. However, at the request of ownership, Dave Dombrowski the team president lowered the payroll to $195 million, which avoided a 50% tax on anything higher than its competitive Balance Threshold. By doing that, Boston reset the penalty for taxes to 20% for 2018, when the CBT increases to $197 million. With its offense needing a slugger... 
 

Rangers Able to Pay More for Shohei Otani Than Others

The Texas Rangers followed by the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins can pay the most for international free agent Shohei Otani. The highly touted amateur is preparing to enter the free agent market and Major League Baseball along with its counterpart in Japan have reached an agreement outlining a deal to keep the same posting system for the offseason. Texas can agree to sign Otani for up to a $3.534 million signing bonus from the pool they have that covers July 2 through June 15 of 2018, showed figures that MLB compiled. New York can pay up to... 
 

Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash at Age 40

Roy Halladay a former pitcher in Major League Baseball died on Tuesday when a small plane he was piloting crashed near Tampa into the Gulf of Mexico. Sheriff Chris Nocco from Pasco County confirmed during a Tuesday afternoon press conference that the two time winner of the Cy Young award had been killed following the crash of his plane about noon close to Holiday, Florida, which is located just to the north of Clearwater, and not too far from the Tarpon Springs home of Halladay. Halladay was named to eight All-Star games during his career that spanned... 
 

Will Houston Rule the AL West in 2018?

As the Houston Astros revel in their World Series title, free agency will soon begin in force, which means the offseason will soon become very interesting. The question already on the minds of many is whether Houston can defend its American League West title, AL pennant and World Series. Last season the Astros finished 101-61 during the regular season and are listed at 6 to 1 to win next year’s World Series with just the Los Angeles Dodgers having shorter odds. Houston’s top players – Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, George Springer and Carlos Correa... 
 

Ichiro Suzuki Becomes Free Agent After Marlins Decline Option

The brief era of Ichiro Suzuki in Miami has ended. The Marlins on Friday announced that they would decline the club option of $2 million for next season on veteran Ichiro Suzuki, which makes the outfielder, who is 44, a free agent. Some baseball pundits are now wondering if it also spells the end of the baseball career for the future Hall of Famer. The decision to allow Ichiro to walk ends his stint of three years with the Marlins as a part-time outfielder. In his three years with the team, his 2016 season was quite productive but his 2015 and 2017... 
 

Washington Nationals Introduce Dave Martinez as New Manager

New Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez is not just content by joining the ball club. He called his becoming a manager of the team half a dream come true during his official news conference welcoming him to the team as its new skipper. Becoming a big league manager has fulfilled half of Martinez’s dream, winning the World Series will complete it. Martinez during his Thursday press conference said the team was not satisfied with just winning a playoff game, they want to win a World Series. Martinez said the Nationals were one of the better... 
 
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