Albert Pujols

Cardinals resume search for 'impactful way to change our team'

In the past decade or so the Cardinals have become enviably good at marketing their history, tradition, National League-leading 11 World Series …

St. Louis

With Giancarlo Stanton's big bat off the market, could White Sox see uptick in Jose Abreu interest?

Giancarlo Stanton is off the board. Shohei Ohtani is off the board. So where will teams looking to make a big offseason splash turn next?<p>Stanton's …

Ken Rosenthal

Could Shohei Ohtani be the perfect ballplayer?

ANAHEIM, Calif. – If this indeed is the one, the perfect ballplayer, he comes with delicate features and a once-a-week shave and a charming habit of …

Shohei Ohtani

MLB winter meetings should heat up with logjam broken

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.—There is a train of thought that the huge events of the past week — the decision by Shohei Ohtani to accept a bid by the …

Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani’s Signing Is Great News for Every Angel but Albert Pujols

When the Angels hired Billy Eppler in October 2015, it looked like the new general manager would need a near miracle to assemble a strong supporting …

Baseball

Blue Jays left with lots of work to do in wake of Ohtani decision

TORONTO – Competing in the meat-grinder that is the American League East is enough of a challenge on its own for the Toronto Blue Jays, but Shohei …

Shohei Ohtani

Cardinals say they're out of the running for Giancarlo Stanton

The St. Louis Cardinals say they're out of the running for Giancarlo Stanton.<p>Stanton, still owed $295 million from his record $325 million, 13-year contract, said he would be open to a trade from the Miami Marlins, but only to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros and New York …

Sports

Twitter Reaction: Ohtani picks Angels, and Mariners fans aren't happy

The Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes came to an end on Friday afternoon.<p>The Los Angeles Angels were revealed as the winners of the Japanese star’s services …

Mike Trout

Shohei Ohtani picks Angels

The Angels have landed what they hope will be another superstar to pair with Mike Trout, as two-way Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani announced through …

Shohei Ohtani

Texas Rangers: Despite Rangers' willingness to experiment with whatever to keep big-fish Ohtani happy, he's the one that got away | SportsDay

Japanese star Shohei Ohtani spurns Rangers to join Angels; what's next for Texas?<p>But five of his seven finalists were West Coast teams, so it …

Sports

Effectively Wild Episode 1147: Ohtani Time at Last

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan discuss all the implications of the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani signing, including its impact on the franchise’s short- and …

Los Angeles Angels

Only 15 athletes have signed contracts worth more than Roger Goodell's reported $200 million extension — here they are

While the negotiation process featured some drama, the deal is finally done: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has signed a contract extension with the league.<p>According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Goodell will receive $40 million a year if he gets all his bonuses and earns all his incentives. That means …

Joey Votto

Dale Murphy has another chance for election to baseball Hall of Fame

Dale Murphy never came close to making the baseball Hall of Fame during his 15 years on the writers’ ballot through 2013, but there’s another chance …

Don Mattingly

Giants, A’s watching the parade pass by

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>It was a difficult Friday for the Giants and A’s, but one that brought clarity through a maze of uncertainty. Now that the …

Shohei Ohtani

Giancarlo Stanton's Contract Is Not The Obstacle For Dodgers It's Been Made Out To Be

The Dodgers are getting Giancarlo Stanton. I’m convinced of it. They’re going to trade for the reigning National League Most Valuable Player <i>and</i> cut spending.<p>Not at precisely the same instant, necessarily, but it’s happening, and it’s not going to be all that difficult to accomplish. First things …

Giancarlo Stanton

Market Chatter: Rays, Angels, Kintzler, Feliz

In a series of analytical pieces, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times checks in on the <b>Rays</b>’ offseason in advance of the Winter Meetings. He explains …

Baseball

HumpLinks: Eppler raising a farm crop

As soon as the 23 teams were notified that they were NOT finalists in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes, those with international bonus pool money turned …

Shohei Ohtani

Ōtani is a trap

First of all, this GIF:<p>Over the last week or so, we have become enamored with the idea of having Shōhei Ōtani on this Angels lineup. The cost would …

Yu Darvish

Romano: Asking Longoria to come through for the Rays one more time

Evan Longoria gave the Rays hope when they had none. In 2008, he was the homegrown prospect that helped turned a franchise’s fortunes for the first …

Tampa Bay Rays

Miller: Giancarlo Stanton a Dodger? Unlikely and unnecessary

Let’s begin by paying tribute to Giancarlo Stanton by doing what he typically does, by hitting a juicy, belt-high fastball 400-plus feet.<p>Every team …

Giancarlo Stanton

The Angels are ‘in’ on Shohei Ohtani, acquire international bonus pool money to court him

The Angels made a trade earlier today.<p>Angels get: $1.21 million in international bonus pool money, RHP Jim Johnson<p>Braves get: LHP Justin …

Shohei Ohtani

Angels acquire pitcher Jim Johnson from Atlanta, improve their position in Shohei Ohtani chase

The Angels on Thursday acquired veteran reliever Jim Johnson from Atlanta and better positioned themselves in the chase for a bigger offseason prize.<p>They also received $1.21 million in international bonus pool money, which they can dangle in the coming days to Japanese hitter/pitcher Shohei …

Los Angeles Angels

MLB Umpires: Life off the diamond

When you go to a baseball game, it’s because you want to watch big-name players achieve and help your team win. Chances are good you’ll remember if …

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Thor’sLinks: Welcome To The New Normal

Jeff Passan does us the favor of actually thinking through the off-season pace-of-hot-stove-play, and using his access to actually talk to principals …

Roy Halladay

Astros: To Stanton or Not to Stanton? That is the Question

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 17: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins is congratulated by Casey McGehee #9 after Stanton hit a solo home run against …

Sports

St. Louis Cardinals: Off-field benefits for Giancarlo Stanton

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Giancarlo Stanton<p>The Hot Stove buzz is that a Giancarlo Stanton deal will likely happen by the time the MLB Winter Meetings …

Sports

Cleveland Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion marries Karen Yapoort over the weekend (photos, videos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It has been yet another exciting offseason for Edwin Encarnacion.<p>After signing a big free-agent deal with the Indians during the …

Cleveland

Dodgers: Dodger Fans Need to Sit Tight

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman introduces Pitcher Kenta Maeda to the Los Angeles Dodgers at …

Sports

David Ortiz Had An Absolute Blast At Adrian Beltre’s Vow Renewal Ceremony

2,208<p>David Ortiz still is living life to the fullest.<p>The legendary Boston Red Sox slugger was a hit on FOX’s Major League Baseball postseason …

David Ortiz