Clayton Kershaw

The 10 most-searched celebrity breakups of 2017, according to Google

There were numerous celebrity couples who called it quits in 2017, but some made more of an impact than others.<p>From Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' shocking split to two "Bachelor" couples coming to an end, 2017 was a year of heartbreak.<p>Google looked at the top-trending searches in the US for celebrity …

Chris Pratt

How Giancarlo Stanton Affects Immediate And Future Yankee Plans

The <b>New York Yankees</b> made a 6-foot-6, 245-pound splash this past weekend, landing Giancarlo Stanton in a deal with the Miami Marlins.<p>The deal …

Baseball

Texas Rangers: Wondering where Yu Darvish is? It appears he's at Highland Park working with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw | SportsDay

Wondering where Yu Darvish is? It appears he's at Highland Park working with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw<p>This Story is About...<p>Yu Darvish is back in …

Yu Darvish

The Dodgers’ inactivity should disappoint the fanbase

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Clayton Kershaw (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)<p>The Los Angeles Dodgers, despite losing the World Series, still are the …

Sports

Astros player: Darvish tipped pitches in disastrous World Series starts

When the Los Angeles Dodgers traded for Yu Darvish at the 2017 trade deadline, it was with their eyes on the postseason. An ace throughout his tenure …

Sports

Dodgers respond to anonymous Astros player's claim that Yu Darvish tipped his pitches

On the 41st day after the 2017 season ended, after the Dodgers fell one victory short of their first World Series championship since 1988, Dave Roberts glanced skyward and sighed.<p>“Gosh,” he said during a news conference on the second day of the Winter Meetings at the Swan and Dolphin resort, “I …

Baseball

MLB still has no idea how to use bullpens in the playoffs | Sports stopped making sense in 2017

Game 1 of the 2016 American League Championship Series blew my mind. It was like dropping the needle on <i>Rubber Soul</i> for the first time; just a total head-melting experience. I’d spent the month of September feeling bad for the Indians because they lost starting pitchers Danny Salazar and Carlos …

Major League Baseball

Boras sent 75-page binder on Arrieta to each MLB owner

As part of his plan to secure a lucrative deal for Jake Arrieta, Scott Boras revealed he sent a 75-page binder outlining his client's numerous …

Baseball

Before the Dodgers adjust roster for another run at the World Series, let's try to get past Game 7

In any other year, Dodger fans would wake up today in a blue-faced fury.<p>The baseball winter meetings are underway, and already their team has struck out!<p>The Dodgers swung and missed with Shohei Ohtani. They whiffed on Giancarlo Stanton. They kept the bat on their shoulder for reliever Brandon …

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Phillies won't commit long term to free-agent starter. Will they ever?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The last time the Phillies signed a free-agent starting pitcher to a multi-year contract, they formed the Four Aces. Ruben …

Philadelphia

Machado rumours have profound implications for Donaldson, Blue Jays

The consequences of the Manny Machado rumours have huge implications for Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson. Jeff Blair explains why.

Baseball

MLB Winter Meetings rumors: Dodgers still talking to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish - CBSSports.com

Darvish's poor World Series hasn't scared the Dodgers away<p>Although he was one of the biggest reasons the Dodgers lost the World Series, Yu Darvish …

Baseball

The Astros Are Interested In Yu Darvish

As well all know, the Houston Astros defeated the Dodgers in seven games of the World Series. Yu Darvish started two of those games for the Dodgers …

Yu Darvish

THT’s Franchise Player Draft: Picks 6-8 | The Hardball Times

Phenom Shohei Ohtani is sandwiched between two premiere young players, Francisco Lindor and Mookie Betts. (via Arturo Pardavila III, Ship1231, Keith …

Sports Analytics

Orioles GM hints team will not trade Manny Machado

Orioles general manager Dan Duquette hinted he does not intend to trade star third baseman Manny Machado.<p>Next year’s MLB free agent class could be …

Baseball

The Cubs’ Brandon Morrow signing, by the numbers

After a slow start the Cubs have been locking down key pieces in rapid succession as the front office heads into winter meetings this week. They …

Brandon Morrow

Too Many Keepers Redux

I had this idea for today’s post – to evaluate my home league roster which includes more keepable players than I can possibly afford. As I prepped …

Andrew Benintendi

Blue Jays: Stanton trade helps with Donaldson’s future

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 17: Josh Donaldson<p>After the Yankees acquired Giancarlo Stanton, it changed the landscape of next offseason, which may …

Sports

Dallas Keuchel Hires Scott Boras

Set to enter his final year of team control in 2018, Astros left-hander <b>Dallas Keuchel</b> has switched representation and is now a Scott Boras client, …

Scott Boras

Bryce Harper's future will be impacted by Giancarlo Stanton trade

New York Yankees</a> can or will pursue <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/players/8875/" data-ylk="slk:Bryce Harper">Bryce Harper</a> …

New York Yankees

Dodgers: Under the Radar Prospects to Keep an Eye on in 2018

MESA, AZ – MARCH 10:<p>One thing many Dodger fans take pride in is home-grown talent. Fan favorites like Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager and …

Sports

Cubs' Epstein: Chatwood's a guy we've been after for a while

Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein didn't want to talk Thursday about his team's pursuit of Japanese pitcher Shohei Ohtani, but he was more than …

Shohei Ohtani

Who Will Be the Dodgers' 8th Inning Man in 2018?

Last season we caught lightning in a bottle: Brandon Morrow was picked up on a minor league deal of only $500k. The year before he had thrown only 16 …

Brandon Morrow

No need to worry about complacency with the Astros

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: Manager A.J. Hinch<p>Yes, the Astros have yet to make a notable acquisition this offseason. And there is no need to worry.<p>If you …

Sports

The 10 best performances by a Dodger starting pitcher in 2017

<b>by Cary Osborne</b><p>For the first time since 2013, a player not named Clayton Kershaw had the best performance by a Dodger starting pitcher.<p>This one was …

Baseball

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

Manny Machado Trade Rumors: Orioles Have Received Calls on Star 3B

The Baltimore Orioles have "received a couple calls of inquiry" regarding star third baseman Manny Machado, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.<p>Heyman noted that the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, among other teams, are expected to have interest in Machado when he becomes a free …

Manny Machado

RHP Tyler Chatwood, Cubs agree to a three-year contract

The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Tyler Chatwood have agreed to a three-year, $38 million deal, the club announced Thursday.<p>The Cubs locked up the right-hander to fill the void left by Jake Arrieta and John Lackey, who both filed for free agency.<p>Chatwood, who was 8-15 with a 4.69 ERA last season with …

Baseball

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

Let’s Have A Conversation About Spin Rate.

Spin rate is becoming ever more important to baseball analysis now that we have access to more reliable measurement devices. Namely, Trackman. But …

Jeff Samardzija