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January

13
Jon Lester announces retirement after 16 seasons, three World Series titles

Three-time World Series champion and 200-game winner Jon Lester is retiring after a 16-year career. Lester, 38, told ESPN that his body just isn’t up for the rigors of a major league season anymore. He made 30 or more starts 12 times during his career and 28 during his final season split between the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals. His résumé contains five All-Star appearances and a 2.51 postseason ERA. “It’s kind of run its course,” Lester said. “It’s getting harder for me physically. The little things that come up throughout the year turned into bigger things that hinder your performance. “I’d like to […]

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December

20
New York Mets hire Buck Showalter as new manager

The New York Mets have hired Buck Showalter as their new manager, team owner Steven Cohen revealed Saturday on Twitter. Showalter received a three-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the length of the agreement had not been announced. Showalter, 65, takes over for Luis Rojas, who was fired after a season in which the team held on to first place for 103 days but ultimately concluded 77-85 and missed the playoffs. Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro also were candidates for the […]

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September

08
Chicago Bulls Sign Forward Alize Johnson to Two-Year Deal

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the 25-year-old power forward has signed a two-year $3.6 million deal with Arturas Karnisovas and Co.   In desperate need of depth at power forward after missing out on both Paul Millsap and LaMarcus Aldridge, Johnson entered the picture as a possibility when the Nets waived him late last week.   On a Monday where the Bulls also reportedly added both Stanley Johnson and Matt Thomas, Alize Johnson is easily the most intriguing signing. He might have the fewest professional matches under his belt, but he does provide better size and physicality for this team to slot into […]

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February

23
Carlos Correa open to long-term contract with Houston Astros, if done before season starts

If the Houston Astros want to sign shortstop Carlos Correa to a long-term deal, he says they need to do it before Opening Day. “I feel so good, my body feels so great and I feel like I’m going to have such a great season that once the season starts, I don’t want to be involved with or distracted with those conversations,” Correa stated Monday after the Astros held their first full-squad workout of the spring. The Astros avoided arbitration with Correa, who can become a free agent at the end of the season, by signing him to a one-year, $11.7 million contract. […]

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January

06
San Diego Padres reach deal with KBO star Ha-seong Kim

The San Diego Padres have added another big name this offseason, signing Korean star infielder Ha-seong Kim to a four-year contract. The Padres formally announced the signing on Thursday. Kim, 25, became one of the top infielders on the open market when he was posted earlier this month by the Kiwoom Heroes, his team in the Korea Baseball Organization. Multiple media outlets reported earlier Monday that Kim was traveling to the United States ahead of the Jan. 1 deadline for MLB teams to sign posted KBO players. San Diego already made headlines Sunday night by acquiring ace left-hander Blake Snell in a blockbuster trade […]

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July

13
Bucs pass-rusher Shaq Barrett accepts franchise tender, files designation grievance

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have Shaquil Barrett in 2020, but it’s uncertain how much the team will pay him. Barrett informed the club he would accept the franchise tag Friday, but filed a grievance over the Bucs tagging him as a linebacker instead of a defensive end. Barrett, 27, has $2 million in reasons for filing that grievance, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. That’s how much extra money Barrett would have made had the Bucs designated him as a defensive end. Players who accept the franchise tag are paid based on the top-5 highest-paid players at their position. Franchised defensive ends are expected […]

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June

29
QB Cam Newton signs one year deal with Patriots

The New England Patriots have reportedly reached an agreement with former National Football League MVP Cam Newton, according to multiple reports Sunday night. The former Carolina Panthers quarterback will now step into the mix to compete for the opportunity to replace former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who left to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency; Adam Schefter first reported citing league sources. Newton is signing a one-year deal with New England, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who also cites a league source and says the bare minimum deal with Newton has been quietly in the works. The incentive-laden deal is […]

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May

07
Cowboys reach deal with OL Cameron Erving

Veteran offensive guard Cameron Erving agreed to a contract with the Dallas Cowboys, the team reported Wednesday.  Erving’s deal is for one year, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken. Erving, a first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2015, has started 42 of 69 games in his career, including eight last season at left tackle with Kansas City. He was traded to the Chiefs in 2017. Against the Cowboys in 2016 while with the Browns, Erving was ejected after three plays after he got into a fight with defensive end David Irving. He made 13 appearances for Kansas […]

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April

17
No. 13 ranked prospect Isaiah Todd signs with G League

High school senior Isaiah Todd has signed to play in the NBA G League next campaign, it was announced today by NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim.  Todd is ranked by ESPN as the top player in Virginia and No. 13 in the nation in the Class of 2020. The NBA G League gives top young prospects an opportunity to start their professional careers while receiving mentorship and life skills training. A forward at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., Todd was named a McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic selection this year.  “We’re excited to have Isaiah […]

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February

19
TE Greg Olsen joining Seahawks on 1-year deal

The first domino of the Seattle Seahawks’ offseason plans has fallen into place. Late Tuesday afternoon, ESPN insider Adam Schefter reported former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen signed with the Seahawks, a move that was later confirmed by the team. It had been reported earlier in February by Schefter himself there was mutual interest between the Seahawks and Olsen. Now the rumors have become reality as Seattle has made the first headlines of the impending free agency season. This is a great low risk, high reward signing for the Seahawks. With only $5.5 million guaranteed to Olsen, Seattle certainly isn’t […]

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