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Chicago turned Jorge Soler, a young, power-hitting outfielder, into a replacement for Aroldis Chapman, a free agent expected to get a big contract.
Washington sent three top pitching prospects to the suddenly selling White Sox for Eaton, who will return to center field after a productive season in right.
Holliday’s already powerful right-handed swing, which fills a desperate need for the Yankees, could benefit from the dimensions of Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees were outbid on Yoan Moncada by the Red Sox, who used him to acquire Chris Sale, whose asking price the Yankees found too high.
Looking to increase their roster’s versatility, the Mets are considering giving the veteran infielder Reyes his first professional exposure to the outfield, and Wheeler might see time as a reliever.
Sale, a five-time All-Star, adds another ace to the Red Sox starting rotation, while the White Sox gain the infielder Yoan Moncada and the Class A right-hander Michael Kopech.
The Yankees will retire Derek Jeter’s No. 2 jersey and honor him with a plaque in Monument Park on May 14, Mother’s Day.
Now that Bud Selig, who was the commissioner during that turbulent time, has been voted in, attitudes on tainted players may be changing.
Hill, a 36-year-old journeyman, bounced between the majors and the minors, and starting and relieving, before a breakout 12-5 season in 2016 that helped earn him a three-year $48 million deal.
Melancon’s contrac is said to be for four years and $62 million, shattering the previous record for a closer, set by Jonathan Papelbon before the 2012 season.
Holliday, who will turn 37 next month and whose production declined amid injuries over his last two years with St. Louis, is expected to serve primarily as a designated hitter.
Selig instituted revenue-sharing policies and expanded playoffs that helped more small-market teams find on-field success.
Steinbrenner was often unsavory, but he deserves a spot in Cooperstown after collecting 11 American League pennants with the Yankees.
Selig and Steinbrenner could be linked in Cooperstown as part of the 2017 Hall of Fame class when the veterans committee votes on 10 candidates.
Television contracts and digital innovation — as well as old-fashioned fan interest — are generating a flood of revenue that is sustaining Major League Baseball.
Based on projections, the Mets’ likely starting rotation will cost a combined $11.7 million in 2017.
The game’s winner secured home-field advantage for its league in the World Series for the past 14 years, but that never gave the game the desired ratings lift.
Home-field advantage in the World Series instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record.
This time, the Mets’ courtship of Yoenis Cespedes was different. It was mutual and featured a lot of communication.
Issues standing in the way of a new collective bargaining agreement include the competitive-balance tax and free-agent compensation.