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  • After Colby Rasmus signs with Astros, Orioles exploring other outfield options

    After Colby Rasmus signs with Astros, Orioles exploring other outfield options
    With their top free-agent choice for an outfield spot, Colby Rasmus, now off the board after he signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Houston Astros, the Orioles will continue to explore other available options. One possibility who now moves up...
  • On The Fly: It's Man-Child vs. Taskmaster

    On The Fly: It's Man-Child vs. Taskmaster
    So we have the Super Bowl battle of coaches: Pete Carroll vs. Bill Belichick. It's the carefree, goofy California man-child vs. the serious, ultra-competitive Machiavellian taskmaster. A study in contrasts? Maybe not. Former Patriots quarterback Drew...
  • Dexter Fowler traded from Houston Astros to Chicago Cubs for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily

    The Chicago Cubs hope Dexter Fowler will provide outfield strength and spark at the top of the batting order. "He does control the strike zone really well," Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday after acquiring Fowler from the Houston Astros for...
  • David Price gets $19.75 million as 95 players in MLB arbitration settle, leaving 54 remaining

    Detroit Tigers left-hander David Price set a record for the highest one-year contract for a player in salary arbitration, agreeing to a $19.75 million deal Friday as 95 players reached agreements on the busiest day of baseball's offseason. Several...
  • On The Fly: Joe Paterno Returns To Top

    Hope Bobby Bowden enjoyed his tenure as the winningest coach in Division I college football history. The 111 wins erased from Penn State's record were restored by the NCAA, restoring Joe Paterno as the No. 1 coach in career victories. The victories were...
  • Pedro Martinez Going To Hall With Johnson, Biggio, Smoltz

    Pedro Martinez Going To Hall With Johnson, Biggio, Smoltz
    NEW YORK — Eleven months after Roger Clemens left Boston to embark on the twilight of his career, Pedro Martinez arrived as the new pitching ace of the Red Sox. Over the next seven seasons, Martinez was among the best pitchers in baseball while...
  • Long& short of it: Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz and Biggio elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

    Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz dominated in an era of offense, each in their own way. The 6-foot-10 Big Unit became the tallest of 215 players elected to baseball's Hall of Fame and the 5-foot-11 Martinez the shortest pitcher picked for...
  • Four players picked for Baseball Hall of Fame; Mike Mussina up to 24.6 percent

    Four players picked for Baseball Hall of Fame; Mike Mussina up to 24.6 percent
    For the first time since 1955, the Baseball Writers' Association of America has voted in four players into the National Baseball Hall of Fame -- three of which were first-time eligible and made their marks on the mound. Five-time Cy Young Award winner...
  • New Cubs hitting coach already at work making rounds with young players

    New Cubs hitting coach already at work making rounds with young players
    Since taking over as the Cubs' hitting coach three months ago, John Mallee has gathered data from the analytics department, watched videotape of his new pupils and traveled to Puerto Rico, Arizona and New York to familiarize himself with selected players....
  • New negotiations begin for baseball stadium deal

    New negotiations begin for baseball stadium deal
    Baseball stadium talks resumed Wednesday in the bid to bring two more Major League Baseball spring training teams to Palm Beach County. The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros have said they want to hold spring training in West Palm Beach, if a deal...
  • Braves trade Evan Gattis to Astros for prospects

    Any remaining question about whether the Braves are rebuild mode was answered Wednesday when they agreed to trade traded slugger Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros for three prospects, a person familiar with the situation said. The Braves will get two...