Major League Baseball's average salary shot up to more than $3.8 million this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in 2015.
Major League Baseball's average salary has shot up to more than $3.8 million following the steepest rise since 2001.
The Mets' L.J. Mazzilli, a son of former major league All-Star and manager Lee Mazzilli, has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program for his second positive test for a drug of abuse.
Basketball has never been the most statistically advanced game, at least compared to its counterparts baseball and football. Major League Baseball, for example, has turned into a data hotbed with the creation of “Moneyball,” a team management concept that heavily relies on statistical analysis. Show More Summary
Many dozens of Cubans might be capable of playing in the majors, as major league scouts figuratively pace around the island like cats around a candle.
The New York Yankees need Yoan Moncada, the next Cuban sensation readying to make his way to Major League Baseball. And they need him for oh-so-many reasons. Moncada, in case you haven't been paying attention, defected from his native Cuba and established residency in Guatemala, where he held a showcase workout for teams in mid-November. Show More Summary
It used to be easy to predict the contenders for an upcoming Major League Baseball season. For all the fuzzy situations, there were always the mainstays you could count on. These, however, are strange times. The New York Yankees have gone from being a sure thing to being stuck on thin ice. Show More Summary
Major League Baseball, 2014 in review:
DAVID R. SANDS: St. Louis claims first crown in U.S. Chess League playBy David R. Sands - The Washington Times - Monday, December 22, 2014In St. Louis this year, the Cardinals were good, but the Arch Bishops were better.The baseball team may have come up short in the playoffs, but the Gateway City’s U.S. Show More Summary
The Pittsburgh Pirates have posted the winning bid for power-hitting South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho, Major League Baseball said on Monday.
A flurry of offseason moves has undoubtedly shifted the balance of power around the league. Major League Baseball has had as busy a winter as any in recent memory. Last season, the AL West and NL Central were the deepest divisions in baseball. Show More Summary
Like all major sports, Major League Baseball is full of personnel on the hot seat. From managers with high-profile rosters who have failed to make it to the postseason to well-paid players who haven't lived up to their contracts and executives in the front office who have made a series of bad decisions, the list is a long one. Show More Summary
Having acquired Martin Prado from the Yankees, Miami traded McGehee, a third baseman, to the San Francisco Giants for the minor league right-handers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.
The Dodgers ended the Yankees’ 15-year streak as baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax, according to calculations made by Major League Baseball and obtained by The Associated Press.
This is going to be an offseason Major League Baseball fans look back on with a smile. With the exception of a few teams, virtually every franchise seems to believe that contention in 2015 is possible. It's why trades and signings have...Show More Summary
Minor league baseball players get paid peanuts — well, most of the time. Save for a freak major league player coming down with a pre-existing contract (ahem, Dan Uggla), those who start in the minor leagues and remain there make less than minimum wage. This is the driving factor behind a class-action lawsuit filed in July by […]
In case you haven't noticed, Major League Baseball's offseason has been going crazy with activity. While most of the big-name free agents already have signed, there also have been dozens of trades involving scores of players. Whaddaya...Show More Summary
With nearly two months of the Major League Baseball offseason gone by, some teams have already put their best-laid plans into action and gotten us all riled up talking about how clever they are. But we're not here to talk about them....Show More Summary
The job of a baseball writer takes you to some interesting places, and in 2014 I was lucky enough to witness the Hall of Fame inductions of Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux, Jackie Robinson West's amazing run at the Little League World Series and Madison Bumgarner's dominance in the World Series.
Several people familiar with the deal say Major League Baseball and its umpires have reached agreement on a five-year labor contract.