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On Baseball: Baseball’s Newest Hall of Fame Class Links to the Past

8 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The class of 2017 — Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines — found inspiration in Hall of Famers who came before them: Ozzie Smith, Tony Gwynn, Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan.

On Baseball: Ivan Rodriguez Dogged by Suspicions at Cooperstown’s Door

8 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Rodriguez’s performance as a catcher should put him in the Hall of Fame on the first ballot — but there’s that Canseco book.

From the New York Yankees, Ham and Cheese and Humble Pie

8 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

As part of “Winter Warm-Up 2017,” several young Yankees and a few veterans will serve up sandwiches, visit senior centers and make phone calls to season ticket holders.

Chicago Cubs Hold One More Celebration, and Gear Up for a Repeat

8 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

At the 32nd annual Cubs Convention, the fans rejoiced but the team faced a new reality as defending champions.

Mets Sign Six, Including Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey, to One-Year Deals

8 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Wilmer Flores, who made $526,000 in 2016, remained unsigned after Friday’s deadline and will head to an arbitration hearing.

On Baseball: Materials From Bouton’s ‘Ball Four’ Days Going Once, Going Twice ...

8 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Notes, audiotapes and correspondence related to the seminal baseball book are being auctioned and expected to command over $300,000.

Mets May Keep Outfielders Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson

8 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Although the team has an outfield logjam, General Manager Sandy Alderson said he had not ruled out holding on to Bruce and Granderson.

On Baseball: Jorge Posada in Danger of Falling Off Future Hall of Fame Ballots

8 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Posada, the Yankees’ main catcher on four World Series winners, has not received the level of support from those who have so far made their votes public to keep him in consideration for enshrinement.

Hall of Fame Odds Slip for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens

8 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

In newly revealed ballots, voters have not changed their minds about two candidates dogged by their association with steroid use.

Sports of The Times: All-Star. Defendant. The New Plaque at the Hall of Fame?

9 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

It’s going to take some finesse to gussy up the fact that Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens would arrive at the Hall laden with suspicions of drug use.

New Stat for a Slugger: Back Page Appearances

9 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Using an approach emphasizing overall value, agents for Yoenis Cespedes cited the 50 tabloid pages on which he was featured to help get him new four-year deal.

Hall of Fame Voters Soften Stance on Stars of Steroids Era

9 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Some say it is hypocritical to continue rejecting former stars like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens when nonplaying figures from that era have gotten in.

A Scout’s View: Baseball Talent on the Basketball Court

9 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Omar Minaya, the former Mets general manager, sees parallels between elite baseball and basketball talent development, and baseball’s continuing loss of that talent.

The Small-Market Indians Add a Big Bat in Edwin Encarnacion

9 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Signing the free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion is a coup for Cleveland, which reached the World Series despite low payroll and attendance figures.

Ivan Nova Is Said to Agree to 3-Year Deal to Stay With Pirates

9 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Nova struck out 52 batters and walked just three after being traded to Pittsburgh by the Yankees. He signed a three-year, $26 million contract, according to multiple reports.

Red Sox Send Clay Buchholz to Phillies for a Minor Leaguer

9 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Buchholz, 32, a two-time All-Star, was the odd man out in Boston’s pitching rotation after the team added Chris Sale.

A Jewish Player’s 1914 Baseball Card Triggers a $125,000 Dispute

9 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

A standoff between the seller of an obscure relic on eBay and a collector who offered a grand sum for it highlights how niche passions can drive the sports memorabilia market.

On Baseball: Tim Raines’s Hall of Fame Candidacy in Last of the 10th

9 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

With a greater appreciation of his skill, Raines, who is in his 10th and final year on the writers’ ballot, has steadily gained more support.

Aroldis Chapman Says Joe Maddon Overused Him in Cubs’ Title Run

9 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Chapman, whom the Yankees have reacquired, was particularly bothered by having to start the ninth inning of Game 6 of the World Series, a game the Cubs were leading by 9-2.

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