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Yankees Trade Brian McCann to the Astros

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Yankees reportedly shed $23 million of McCann’s contract over the next two years, while paving the way for Gary Sanchez to be the everyday catcher.

Mike Trout Voted American League M.V.P.; Kris Bryant Wins in National League

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Trout won despite his Los Angeles Angels finishing 74-88 this season, and Bryant was a member of the championship-winning Chicago Cubs.

Now a Two-Time M.V.P., Mike Trout May Be the Angels’ Greatest Player Ever

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

A case can be made that Trout, five years in, is already the best player in franchise history.

Cy Young Award: Max Scherzer Wins in N.L. and Rick Porcello Wins in A.L.

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Scherzer is the sixth pitcher to have won the award in both leagues, and Porcello won for the first time.

Neil Walker Accepts Mets’ Qualifying Offer; Yoenis Cespedes Rejects It

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

General Manager Sandy Alderson has made clear the Mets were still serious about re-signing Cespedes, who becomes one of the most attractive free agents in baseball.

Two Would-Be Yankees Reacquaint Themselves With Baseball

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

After injuries, first baseman Greg Bird and pitcher James Kaprielian are using the Arizona Fall League to salvage a mostly lost year and prepare for 2017.

Bartolo Colon Leaves Mets; Agrees to a Deal With the Braves

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

After three solid seasons of pitching for the Mets, Colon, 43, will continue the final stages of his logic-defying career in Atlanta.

Mets’ Jeurys Familia Pleads Not Guilty in Domestic Violence Case

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Familia, baseball’s saves leader last season, made his first court appearance in connection with an Oct. 31 altercation with his wife.

R. A. Dickey Isn’t Done; Signs One-Year Deal With Atlanta Braves

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Dickey, 42, the knuckleball pitcher who won a Cy Young Award with the Mets in 2012, had contemplated retirement.

General Managers Revisit Picking Up the Pace on the Field

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The length of games crept up this season after falling in 2015, and the game’s leaders are looking for ways to reverse the trend.

Rest Assured: The Mets Are Focusing on Young Pitchers’ Health

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

With its rotation ravaged by injuries last season, the team is looking at measures such as a six-man rotation to protect its most important resource.

On Baseball: Brian Cashman: World Series Difference-Maker

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

By trading top-flight relievers to build his ball club, the Yankees’ general manager played a key role in helping the Cubs and the Indians.

Mets Extend $17.2 Million Offers to Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Cespedes and Walker, two of the Mets’ best hitters, were among 10 players around baseball who received qualifying offers ahead of the Monday deadline.

After the Champagne, Compliments Flow Theo Epstein’s Way

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Baseball’s general managers are gathering for their annual meeting in Phoenix, allowing a Cubs executive to strut just a little. Not that he struts.

South Korea Charges 21 With Match Fixing

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Those charged included two professional baseball pitchers who were accused of deliberately walking batters in return for gifts and cash.

In the Cubs’ New Kingdom, Bliss and Wonder Reign at Every Level

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Five central characters in the team’s elusive title chase reflect on their experiences during the dramatic postseason.

Spotlight Now Turns to Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes and Free Agency

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Cespedes, who hit.280 with 31 homers last season, opted out of the last two years of his contract and may attract offers worth $100 million or more.

Lost in Game 7’s Dazzle, Another Fan’s Senseless Injury

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

This was the season Major League Baseball was going to get serious about reducing fan injuries, by extending protective netting. A woman’s injury in Game 7 of the World Series proved otherwise.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: United Loyalties

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

What a World Series — especially if you’ve played for both the Cubs and Terry Francona.

Essay: Looking Back (Sigh) at the End (Sigh) of the Indians’ Great Season (Sigh)

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

An Indians fan looks back on the World Series, without rancor or second-guessing, and finds it will take time to recover.

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