Tony Clark

Justin Grimm released by Cubs; 29-year-old lost grip on final slot in bullpen

MESA, Ariz. — As it was, <b>Justin Grimm</b> figured to be the eighth man in an eight-man Cubs bullpen this season. That didn’t leave him much — or any — …


The crossover: 3 MLB players who experienced March Madness glory

It's March and the madness has begun.<p>The 2018 NCAA tournament kicked off Thursday and over the next two-and-a-half weeks, audiences will be treated …


MLBPA President Tony Clark didn't reveal much about his meeting with the Cubs but says this era of players is more engaged than ever after the events of this winter. In the coming months they will examine, with agents, why what happened, happened.

MLBPA President Tony Clark didn't reveal much about his meeting with the Cubs but says this era of players is more engaged than ever after the events …


Kyle Hendricks takes the mound for Cubs after players meeting with union head

MESA, Ariz. — It was a busy morning full of serious business at Cubs camp.<p>MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark had a long meeting …


Kyle Hendricks says Cubs players paying more attention to bargaining issues

Thursday’s meeting with the Major League Baseball Players Association captured as much attention as a <b>Joe Maddon</b> gimmick.<p>“I would say (players are paying) more attention (to issues) overall,” <b>Kyle Hendricks</b> said after Cubs players met with executive director <b>Tony Clark</b> and several MLBPA officials for …


In the Galleries: Five Must-See Shows in March

<b>Chinoiserie Landscape 1987–2017 – Tony Clark</b><br>At Murray White Room a series of small oil paintings, some postcard-sized, depict the same two forms: …

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark discusses how involved players are in union issues

Chicago White Sox

White Sox may be in race to bottom, but fans don't seem too concerned

As the White Sox were working out Thursday at Camelback Ranch, players union head Tony Clark was on the other side of the valley discussing the “race to the bottom.”<p>Clark didn’t name names, of course, but the Sox are considered one of the so-called tanking teams that avoided spending on big-name …


Mets react to Neil Walker signing with Yankees

His former teammates grew concerned with each day the second baseman was left on the market.


As Cubs' new player rep, Kris Bryant eager to address many issues

In a span of three years, Kris Bryant has suffered the disappointment of not gaining a spot on the Cubs roster he and his teammates strongly believed he deserved and watched former ace Jake Arrieta wait 4½ months before signing with another team as a free agent.<p>Those incidents piqued Bryant’s …


Pipeline approvals get a fresh look

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is reviewing its nearly 20-year-old policy for approving pipeline projects as the agency evaluates how to …

Oil & Gas Industry

Jake Arrieta deal shows how MLB free agency is under attack

Usually privately, sometimes out loud, Jake Arrieta would say that he was going to make $200 million in free agency. Nobody in the Chicago Cubs …


Goold: Lynn's smaller contract underscores big questions for baseball

Former Cardinals starter feels freezer burn of upside-down market, turned down a larger offer team never thought he'd take, and then signs for less.

Yu Darvish

Spring training, free agent market heating up

Spring training, free agent market heating up<p>NBC Sports Boston Photo<p><b>0:39</b> - With a pair of top free-agent starting pitchers scooped up over the …


MLB rumors and news for March 11th, 2018

Take a look around baseball with today’s MLB Daily Dish.<i>The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD that rounds up</i> …


Cardinals notebook: Carpenter to make lineup debut Tuesday

JUPITER, Fla. • Matt Carpenter, who has been on the rehab program for nearly a month now after suffering back discomfort before camp officially …

St. Louis

Kansas City Royals: Making Sense of the Madness in Kansas City

SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: Ramon Torres<p><i>The Players Association is furious at teams “tanking” and not spending money. Dayton is showing everyone that</i> …


Lennon: MLB’s free-agent camp a bizarre sight

BRADENTON, Fla. — To get a close-up glimpse of baseball’s nuclear winter, the ticket for admission was security clearance with the guard shack at IMG …


Mets Morning News for March 10, 2018

Your Saturday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.Meet the MetsThe story of the day was Steven Matz, who finally …

Major League Baseball

Spurned by free agency, Mike Moustakas takes pay cut, one-year deal to return to Royals

The Great Free Agent Stalemate of the winter of 2017-18 now has a human face. It is rugged and bearded and blue-capped. It may be wearing a smile when it next shows up in public, but there’s a good chance that smile will be hiding some deep-seated frustration and bitterness, and with good …


Angels’ Ohtani struggles in exhibition start

Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani allowed six runs in three innings in an exhibition game against the Mexican League’s Tijuana Toros on Friday in Tempe, Ariz.<p>Ohtani, 23, struck out six and walked one.<p>Ohtani spent five seasons with Japan’s Nippon Ham Fighters before signing with the Angels as …


Changes coming to Maverick roller coaster at Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, Ohio — The Maverick roller coaster at Cedar Point is getting a face lift of sorts.Cedar Point spokesperson Tony Clark confirms that the …


J.D. Martinez makes Red Sox spring training debut

Star slugger J.D. Martinez went 0 for 2 in his spring training debut for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, just three weeks before opening day.<p>"He's …


Will Mets’ Rosario be ready for Opening Day? ‘Its a concern’

PORT ST. LUCIE — Amed Rosario sat out for a fourth straight day with a left leg injury and wasn’t on the travel roster for Thursday’s game in West …

Major League Baseball

Union's free-agent training camp to close Friday

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The spring training workout facility created for free agents by the players' association, will close Friday after three weeks.<p>Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark announced the decision Wednesday after meeting with New York Mets players …


Steinbrenner excited about Yankees stocked with youth

Hal Steinbrenner is excited about a relatively low-cost New York Yankees stocked with youth and optimism.<p>"I can't ever remember a time like this, …


MLBPA head: Free-agent camp will close on March 9

The makeshift spring training camp created by the Major League Baseball Players Association to help unsigned free agents during a slow offseason will …


HumpLinks: Mike Trout still upstream

22 days to Opening Day...Oh dang. It’s not like we have anything to worry about with the fact that Mike Trout is 0 for 10. He was down to a .214 …


Union chief doesn't criticize Tigers' rebuild, but says 'we will be watching'

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Players' union chief Tony Clark spent at least two hours in the Detroit Tigers' clubhouse on Tuesday morning, fielding questions …

Detroit Tigers

MLBPA executive director on why there are so many unsigned free agents

MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark speaks to the media outside Joker Marchant Stadium on Tuesday.