SportsPulse: The start of spring training is right around the corner, and many of the offseason story lines will carry into camps. BRADENTON, Fla. — It's the other spring-training camp, the one with players wearing black T-shirts and shorts instead of team uniforms, no fans in the stands, no autograph
Tony Clark, the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, and agent Scott Boras both agree that a third of the league tanking is at the heart of the slow-moving free-agent market. “This year a significant number of teams are engaged in a race to the bottom,” Clark said earlier this week. “This conduct […]
The Yankees have wants and needs but a tight budget
If the MLBPA wants to fix MLB’s economic system, it should push for more money for young players
The Phillies made one final deal before they left the Winter Meetings on Thursday. They selected right-hander Nick Burdi with the No. 3 pick in the Rule 5 Draft, before trading him to the Pirates for $500,000 in 2017-18 international signing bonus pool money.
The Rays acquired international slot money Wednesday morning by trading left-hander Anthony Misiewicz to the Mariners. The money could prove to be a valuable tool in signing 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Jelfry Marte.
The Yankees still have room for a good-sized signing even after Saturday’s trade with Miami
The Miami Marlins jettisoned their first major asset of the offseason, sending second baseman Dee Gordon and $1 million in international bonus pool money to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for prospects Nick Neidert, Robert Dugger, and Christopher Torres. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said Gordon will immediately shift to center field. The 29-year-old has […]
The Seattle Mariners may have already been the presumptive favorites to land Shohei Ohtani – and that was before they gained a financial advantage over their opponents. As part of Thursday's blockbuster trade to acquire Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins, the Mariners also acquired another $1 million of the Marlins' international bonus pool money […]
Jerry Dipoto clearly is leaving no stone unturned in his efforts to lure Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani to Seattle, as the Mariners general manager traded Minor League catcher David Banuelos on Wednesday to the Twins to acquire an additional $1 million in international bonus pool money.
The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels are taking no chances as they pursue Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani. The Mariners and Angels – two of the seven reported finalists for Ohtani’s services – swung separate trades with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday that gave both AL West clubs additional international bonus slot money to potentially […]
After losing out on Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, the Twins took advantage of having the third-most international pool money available, trading $1 million of that money to the Mariners for catching prospect David Banuelos and $1 million to the Angels for outfield prospect Jacob Pearson.