Joey Votto

MLB Bullets looks for debt relief

The Dodgers and Braves swap debt. The Angels make another big move. A handedness mystery.I’m firmly in the Pro-Yu camp, but of course, it depends on …

Shohei Ohtani

Chicago Cubs: A leadoff hitter is hardly a ‘must-have’ for team this winter

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 18: Anthony Rizzo<p>Since Dexter Fowler left for St. Louis, much has been made about the Chicago Cubs’ leadoff hitter – or lack …

Sports

MLB offseason power rankings: Post-winter meetings edition

The offseason's been dominated by a couple of noteworthy trades, Shohei Ohtani, and seeing the majority of free-agent relievers sign new deals - but …

Sports

Cincinnati Reds should sign some free agent relievers

(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)<p>The Cincinnati Reds pitching problem<p>The Cincinnati Reds are one of the many teams that have struggled on the …

Sports

Braves will designate Gonzalez for assignment

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Braves plan to designate Adrian Gonzalez for assignment.<p>The only reason that Gonzalez waived his …

Fantasy Sports

Ozuna and Fowler consider Barry Bonds their mentor

New left fielder and Cards' Fowler have a bond in Bonds.

Marcell Ozuna

SPORTS BRIEFS: CSU Bakersfield edges Georgia Southern 55-53

<b>BASKETBALL</b><p>CSU Bakersfield<p>tops Georgia Southern<p>BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Rickey Holden scored 16 points, including two free throws with 10 seconds left, …

HBCUs

Angels sign free agent Zack Cozart and will move him to third base

The Angels announced Friday that they have signed infielder Zack Cozart to a three-year contract, and the team plans to move him to third base.<p>The deal is worth $38 million, according to a source who requested anonymity because the financial terms were not announced.<p>Cozart, 32, was a …

Zack Cozart

but not for long

CLOSE<p>Before Saturday’s game Zack Cozart got a brief glimpse of the donkey-related bliss he can expect when Joey Votto fulfills his All-Star …

Zack Cozart

Carlos Santana, Phillies Reportedly Agree to 3-Year, $60 Million Contract

Carlos Santana will bring his blend of patience and power to the Philadelphia Phillies lineup in 2018 after the two sides reportedly agreed to a deal Friday, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.<p>Per Heyman, Santana's deal is worth $60 million over three years with the Phillies. Ken Rosenthal of …

Baseball

Sting win in London as three Knights make Team Canada

The Sarnia Sting scored four second-period goals on their way to a 6-2 win over the London Knights at Budweiser Gardens on Friday night.<p>Sarnia owns …

Ice Hockey

THT’s Franchise Player Draft: Picks 18-20 | The Hardball Times

The game’s best power hitter is preceded by a now-former teammate and a versatile infielder. (via Roger DeWitt, Keith Allison, Ian D’Andrea and …

Baseball

Cincinnati Reds announce end of year award recipients

(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)<p><b>The Cincinnati Reds announce their organizational award winners.</b><p>The Cincinnati Reds had plenty of individual years …

Sports

Ranking all 30 teams' chances of having Manny Machado play for them in 2018 - CBSSports.com

Where might the Orioles third baseman land?<p>Around this time next year, Manny Machado is likely to be putting the finishing touches on a massive …

Baseball

Cardinals Trade for New Best Position Player

You could say that, in recent years, the Cardinals and Marlins have dealt with opposite strengths and weaknesses. Even leaving ownership issues …

Marcell Ozuna

Superbubz's dad finds Joey Votto home run ball for late son's memorial wall

CLOSE<p>Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit his 34th home run of the season on Thursday and then high-fived 6-year-old Walter "SuperBubz" Herbert, who is …

Joey Votto beat out Sidney Crosby to win his second Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete

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Sidney Crosby

Twins sign Michael Pineda to two-year, $10 million deal

The Twins just announced that they have signed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract. The deal is worth $10 million.<p>Pineda, 28, has a 4.05 …

Major League Baseball

Toronto native Joey Votto wins Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year

TORONTO — Given Canada’s love for all things hockey, Cincinnati Reds star Joey Votto was as surprised to win the Lou Marsh Trophy a second time as he …

Add another pre-requisite to Hall of Fame selection

An undisputable fact has emerged to anyone who reads here regularly and that’s the belief that too many Halls of Fame let too many borderline …

Hall of Fame

Many Canadian athletes make strong case for Lou Marsh Trophy

The Lou Marsh Trophy will be awarded to Canada’s athlete of the year on Tuesday and while there is a strong crop of candidates for 2017, there is no …

Denis Shapovalov

Joey Votto is the stellar Canadian player that nobody can agree on

By his own estimation, Joey Votto has slowed in his old age.<p>He figures he was "much more physically gifted" seven years ago, when he won his first Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete. He's "85 or 95 per cent" of that player now.<p>Back then, while still spry, Votto could swing as hard as he …

Sidney Crosby

The Giants are ‘strongest’ trade contenders for Billy Hamilton

The San Francisco Giants, who hit three home runs last year, are interested in Billy Hamilton, who hit negative-three home runs last year. While I …

Baseball

NL Central Notes: Reds, Cardinals, Pirates

Though the <b>Reds</b> didn’t ultimately make <b>Shohei Ohtani</b>’s list of seven finalists for his services, the team put together a detailed presentation in hopes …

Shohei Ohtani

Hot Buttered Post: If Jack Morris is a Hall of Famer, what about Dave Stieb?

<i>Your midday sports snack.</i><p>Toast points<p>• Joey Votto has won the Lou Marsh Trophy. A panel of journalists deemed the Reds first baseman to be Canada’s …

How Giancarlo Stanton became a legendary home run hitter and forced his way onto the New York Yankees

It's not everyday that a reigning MVP is traded, but that's exactly what happened to Giancarlo Stanton earlier this week.<p>After eight stellar seasons in Miami, the California native was flipped to the New York Yankees in exchange for Starlin Castro and a pair of prospects.<p>With a monster contract …

Baseball

Hanley Ramirez is the straw that stirs the Red Sox offseason’s drink

As we’ve talked about ad nauseam so far this offseason, there are a number of different roads the Red Sox can take this winter. This is true of …

Carlos Santana

The Morning Skate, Dec. 12: What happened with Goldy? | The Province

It continues to boggle my mind that it bears repeating but first of all, if ‘no’ is said. that’s what it means.<p>But even before that, figure out what …

Ice Hockey

Miguel Cabrera: Creating a Personal Drafting Plan

The projection systems love Miguel Cabrera. To them, he’s a hitter who performed decent in the first half and struggled in the second half. The …

Sports Analytics

Free Agent Profile: Carlos Santana

Following his seventh-straight season of providing the Indians with at least 2 wins above replacement, <b>Carlos Santana</b> is a free agent. He’ll be …

Carlos Santana