Lukewarm Group of Free Agents Has Some Teams Focused on Trades

Lukewarm Group of Free Agents Has Some Teams Focused on Trades

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Top Batters Photo J.D. Martinez had 45 home runs in 119 games last season, but he is a below-average fielder and baserunner. Credit Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press Lorenzo Cain, 31, CF Three-year WAR: 15.4 Cain was a finalist for the American League’s Most Valuable Player Award in 2015, and... Read more
Joy of Eli Manning’s Return Is Fleeting in Giants’ Loss to Cowboys

Joy of Eli Manning’s Return Is Fleeting in Giants’ Loss to Cowboys

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Later, outside the Cowboys locker room, a grinning Jones said, “It was nice to see Eli out there again.” So much for the storybook comeback that Giants fans, and Manning, might have imagined — and one they desperately needed. Instead, Sunday was another stomach punch — just more evidence... Read more
Three Points and Six Words: ‘We Won Because We Were Better’

Three Points and Six Words: ‘We Won Because We Were Better’

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A frisson of frustration fluttered around the stadium as United was pressed back, deeper and deeper, reliant on hopeful long balls and fractured counterattacks. This stadium has always been a place of death or glory, where teams are told to come back with their shield or on it. If... Read more
Heisman Trophy Goes to Baker Mayfield, Explosive Oklahoma Quarterback

Heisman Trophy Goes to Baker Mayfield, Explosive Oklahoma Quarterback

Sports December 10, 2017 0

“Tried to play it cool,” Mayfield said later. “That’s not my thing though. I’m a guy that wears his emotions on his sleeve.” His journey is set to continue in the College Football Playoff, where No. 2 Oklahoma is set to meet No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl... Read more
The Yankees Will Always Be the Yankees, to the Delight of Only Some

The Yankees Will Always Be the Yankees, to the Delight of Only Some

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Like Stanton and Rodriguez, Dave Winfield was not yet 30 years old when he joined the Yankees in December 1980, also with a 10-year contract, as a free agent from San Diego. In Winfield’s first season — his only one with Reggie Jackson — the Yankees reached their fourth... Read more
Angels Unveil Shohei Ohtani, Who Exudes Promise and Prudence

Angels Unveil Shohei Ohtani, Who Exudes Promise and Prudence

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“That’s usually a sign of somebody with a high degree of concentration and a high degree of focus,” Eppler said. “And that’s what we’ve seen from him when he pitches, and that’s what we’ve seen from him when he hits.” Ohtani hits as well as he pitches — or... Read more
‘No Two Are Exactly the Same’: How the Heisman Trophy Is Made

‘No Two Are Exactly the Same’: How the Heisman Trophy Is Made

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Hot wax is poured into the molds — one a sturdy, plastic mother mold and the second, inside that, a silicone mold that is sensitive enough to pick up the contours of the figure’s nose, the parallel lines on his helmet and the pebbly base. The mold is hardened... Read more
Giancarlo Stanton to Join Yankees, Reports Say

Giancarlo Stanton to Join Yankees, Reports Say

Sports December 9, 2017 0

Photo Giancarlo Stanton hit 59 home runs for the Marlins last season and was named the National League’s most valuable player. Credit Associated Press The Yankees are in the process of acquiring outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, one of baseball’s best sluggers, according to several news outlets all citing anonymous sources.... Read more
Two Teams Are Out on Giancarlo Stanton; Could the Yankees Be In?

Two Teams Are Out on Giancarlo Stanton; Could the Yankees Be In?

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Stanton is from Southern California and widely believed to be focused mainly on the Dodgers, a team that is itself eager to trim the majors’ highest payroll and may not want to add Stanton’s contract. The Yankees recognize Stanton’s obvious talent but are saddled with bloated contracts of their... Read more
Shohei Ohtani Could Be an Angel in the Outfield, and on the Mound

Shohei Ohtani Could Be an Angel in the Outfield, and on the Mound

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Among those goals is the opportunity to be not just a starting pitcher but a regular presence in the lineup on the days he is not pitching. Ohtani was able to do both in Japan — and do them well — for the Nippon Ham Fighters. And the Angels,... Read more