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We have an opportunity now to look for meaning beyond the numbers.
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.
Rodriguez’s performance as a catcher should put him in the Hall of Fame on the first ballot — but there’s that Canseco book.
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.
At the 32nd annual Cubs Convention, the fans rejoiced but the team faced a new reality as defending champions.
Wilmer Flores, who made $526,000 in 2016, remained unsigned after Friday’s deadline and will head to an arbitration hearing.
Notes, audiotapes and correspondence related to the seminal baseball book are being auctioned and expected to command over $300,000.
Although the team has an outfield logjam, General Manager Sandy Alderson said he had not ruled out holding on to Bruce and Granderson.
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.
In newly revealed ballots, voters have not changed their minds about two candidates dogged by their association with steroid use.
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.
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.
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.
Omar Minaya, the former Mets general manager, sees parallels between elite baseball and basketball talent development, and baseball’s continuing loss of that talent.
Signing the free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion is a coup for Cleveland, which reached the World Series despite low payroll and attendance figures.
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.
Buchholz, 32, a two-time All-Star, was the odd man out in Boston’s pitching rotation after the team added Chris Sale.
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.
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.
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.