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February

08
Astros’ Jose Altuve gets to stay ‘home’ with contract extension

Ten months from free agency, Jose Altuve knew what he wanted. “Houston is my home,” he said. He achieved his goal to stay with the Astros, agreeing to a contract that will pay $125 million from 2025 to 2029, when he will be 39. “I have obviously two homes,” he said Wednesday at a news conference, a day after the deal was announced. “I grew up in Venezuela, my country. Every time I go there, I tell my wife, ‘Let’s go home.’ And then when it’s time to come back, I tell her, ‘Let’s come back home.'” An eight-time All-Star, two-time World Series […]

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January

16
Braves extend contract of GM Alex Anthopoulos through 2031 season

The Atlanta Braves extended the contract of president of baseball operations and general manager Alex Anthopoulos through the 2031 season last Friday. He was promoted to his current role in February 2020 after joining the Braves as executive vice president and GM in November 2017. In six seasons under Anthopoulos’ leadership, the Braves have compiled a 515-354 (.593) record with six successive National League East division titles and the 2021 World Series championship. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports “There is simply no one better in the business,” team chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk said. […]

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January

09
Teoscar Hernández, Dodgers reach 1-year, $23.5M deal

Outfielder Teoscar Hernández and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed on a one-year, $23.5 million contract, sources told ESPN on Sunday, adding another All-Star bat to the lineup of a team that’s already the World Series favorite. Hernández, 31, entered an offseason with few impact veteran bats as among the best. But with a crowded outfield market and others available on the trade market, he opted for a big-money, one-year deal and the chance to join Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Tyler Glasnow as part of the supercharged Dodgers. The deal, which is pending a physical, includes deferrals, though not nearly to the level of Ohtani putting off $680 million […]

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January

03
Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s opt-outs tied to elbow health

Yoshinobu Yamamoto will have two chances to opt out of his record $325 million, 12-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, although the timing is tied to his pitching elbow’s health. If Yamamoto has Tommy John surgery or is on the injured list for a right elbow injury for 134 consecutive service days from 2024-29, he would have the right to opt out after the 2031 and 2033 World Series, according to terms of the deal obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday. If he avoids Tommy John surgery and doesn’t miss that much time with an elbow issue during that […]

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January

01
Braves acquire Chris Sale, cash from Red Sox for Vaughn Grissom

The Atlanta Braves attained left-hander Chris Sale from the Boston Red Sox for infielder Vaughn Grissom on Saturday, shoring up their rotation with the seven-time All-Star they hope rounds out a World Series-caliber roster. Sale waived his no-trade clause to consummate the deal, which followed months of efforts from the Braves to add a starting pitcher to a rotation that already includes Spencer Strider, Max Fried and Charlie Morton. Although Grissom had been part of prospective trades this winter, including offers for Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease, he wound up being what it took to get Sale, who will go to Atlanta along with $17 million to offset his $27.5 million salary in 2024, […]

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November

16
Padres’ Blake Snell, Yankees’ Gerrit Cole win Cy Young Awards

San Diego Padres starter Blake Snell collected his second Cy Young Award on Wednesday, this time in the National League, while New York Yankees hurler Gerrit Cole took home his first award unanimously after twice coming in second and finishing in the top five three other times. Snell became the seventh player — and second left-hander — to earn the award in each league, joining Gaylord Perry, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Roy Halladay and Max Scherzer. He previously won the AL Cy Young while a member of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018. “It feels amazing,” Snell said. “It definitely feels good and I’m trying to enjoy this […]

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November

07
Cubs fire David Ross, hire Craig Counsell as new manager

The Chicago Cubs fired manager David Ross and hired Craig Counsell on Monday. The longtime Milwaukee Brewers manager was lured to Chicago with a record-setting five-year, $40 million contract, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN. The moves, which the Cubs announced Monday afternoon, stunned the baseball world, which had seen Counsell’s return to Milwaukee or hiring by the New York Mets as the likeliest outcomes. The Cubs had publicly praised Ross, with owner Tom Ricketts saying Oct. 2: “He’s our guy.” When Counsell’s contract with the Brewers expired Oct. 31, the Cubs moved quickly to indicate their interest and offered a deal that shattered the […]

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October

25
D-backs top Phillies in Game 7, make 1st World Series since ’01

Doubted and dismissed when baseball’s postseason started, the Arizona Diamondbacks have spent October embodying the words of their manager, Torey Lovullo. “Anything can happen,” he likes to tell them. What happened Tuesday night set up perhaps the most improbable World Series in baseball history: The Diamondbacks stunned the heavily favored Philadelphia Phillies with a 4-2 triumph in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. For the second consecutive night, they sauntered into Citizens Bank Park, a hellscape for visiting teams that had gone winless during the first six games here this postseason, and defeated the Phillies twice. In doing so, the 84-win Diamondbacks, […]

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October

19
Astros win ALCS Game Three, Pull within One Game in Series

After dropping matches one and two to the Texas Rangers in Houston, the Astros headed to Arlington for game three needing a victory to give them a fighting opportunity to head back to the World Series, and they did just that. After not leading at any point through the first 19 innings of the series, the Astros got their first lead in the second inning thanks to a passed ball that brought Yordan Alvarez in from third base, and then on the very next pitch Martín Maldonado put Houston up 3-0 with a single through the left side of the […]

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September

13
Mets hiring David Stearns as president of baseball operations

The New York Mets are hiring David Stearns as their president of baseball operations, sources told ESPN on Tuesday, tabbing the architect of multiple division titles in Milwaukee to help deliver the first World Series championship to Queens in nearly four decades. Stearns, 38, has long been rumored to take over the Mets after stepping down as Brewers president after the 2022 season and will officially start his five-year deal in early October, after the regular season ends, sources told ESPN. A New York native who grew up a Mets fan, Stearns was denied permission by the Brewers to talk about the Mets’ top baseball operations […]

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