• Machado to Padres on record deal, sources say

    Machado to Padres on record deal, sources say0

    PEORIA, Ariz. — The Padres’ bright future is rapidly becoming the present, and Tuesday presented the clearest evidence yet: Manny Machado is headed to San Diego. The superstar free-agent infielder agreed to a deal with the Padres on Tuesday morning, sources have told MLB.com. The agreement is for a record $ 300 million over 10

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  • How Manny's mega-deal impacts Bryce, others

    How Manny's mega-deal impacts Bryce, others0

    Manny Machado is set to become the richest free agent in the history of American team sports, agreeing to a 10-year, $ 300 million contract on Tuesday with the Padres. How long will that record last? :: Manny Machado’s deal with Padres :: The Machado news had barely been digested when all eyes immediately turned to Bryce

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  • MLB free agency: Extension candidates for each team, including Astros' Alex Bregman and Cubs' Javier Baez

    MLB free agency: Extension candidates for each team, including Astros' Alex Bregman and Cubs' Javier Baez0

    The climate for MLB free agents these past two winters hasn’t, generally speaking, been very good. Sure, some like Eric Hosmer and Patrick Corbin made what many expected them to, but they have been the exceptions to the rule. The percentage of MLB revenue going to player salary appears ready to drop for the second

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  • These are the ramifications if Bryce joins Giants

    These are the ramifications if Bryce joins Giants0

    From 2009-16, the Giants finished above .500 all but once, racked up the fifth-most wins of any MLB team, made the postseason four times, and captured three World Series championships. But that run has come to a screeching halt. San Francisco’s .423 winning percentage over the past two seasons is tied for fifth-lowest in MLB.

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  • MLB hot stove: Ranking the five best offseasons, featuring the Yankees and Reds0

    Last week, we highlighted five teams who had the most disappointing offseasons based on our pre-winter expectations and their actual transactions. Today, let’s flip the premise and look at the five teams with the most encouraging offseasons based on the same subjective formula. Oddly, this list was the more challenging one to piece together. For

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  • Talks 'intensifying' between Harper, Phillies

    Talks 'intensifying' between Harper, Phillies0

    CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Phillies have been the favorites in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes for months, and that speculation heated up over the weekend. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported Sunday afternoon that negotiations between the Phillies and Harper “appear to be intensifying.” Sources told MLB.com that while the Phillies and Harper’s agent Scott Boras have

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