Fresh off a World Series title, Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander flat-out rejected the suggestion earlier this week that the revamped New York Yankees are the team to beat in the American League. He’s not getting any argument, either, from Aaron Boone, the newly hired Yankees manager who watched from the broadcast booth in October […]
Astros ace Justin Verlander says the path to the World Series goes through Houston after an MLB Network host called the Yankees the American League favorite.
Justin Verlander is clearly enjoying his new life as part of the defending World Series champion. The Houston Astros star was not about to stay quiet after MLB Network's Chris Russo effusively praised the New York Yankees – who may well be Houston's biggest obstacle toward repeating as AL champion – during a segment on […]
As he ascends to the higher levels of the Minor Leagues, Nick Solak has merited praise as a “winning-type player who can hit and has real attributes that are clutch,” as Yankees director of amateur scouting Damon Oppenheimer recently said. MLB Pipeline has agreed, announcing on Monday that they rate Solak as the No. 5 […]
The holiday season marks the halfway point of the offseason, and this year, the Padres will be just as busy in the second half as they were in the first.
Houston Astros ace Dallas Keuchel pitched through a foot injury during the second half of the regular season and throughout the club’s World Series run, multiple sources told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. There's speculation the Astros ace was hampered by plantar fasciitis in his left foot, but on Wednesday, general manager Jeff Luhnow refuted that, […]
The San Diego Padres have reaffirmed their faith in A.J. Preller, signing the 40-year-old general manager to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through 2022. The deal, which was reportedly agreed to in October, was formally announced Sunday. "As in other business models, when people are doing a good job […]
Never say Paul Wall doesn’t follow through on a promise. The Houston native made a pledge to the Houston Astros shortly after the team reached the World Series: Win it all, and I’ll buy you some diamond grills free of charge. Oh, and we’re not talking about the grills you cook on in your backyard. […]
Masahiro Tanaka is staying with the Yankees through 2020 after exercising his contract option. (AP) Masahiro Tanaka is staying with the New York Yankees, the team announced in a press release on Friday. The 29-year-old right-hander had until midnight on Saturday to exercise a three-year, $67 million option to remain with the team, or to […]
General manager Neal Huntington said before the Pirates’ final game of the season that manager Clint Hurdle’s entire coaching staff would return next season, and the club made it official on Thursday.
Yankees reliever David Robertson has organized a fundraiser to benefit the family of close friend and former teammate Daniel Webb, who passed away in an all-terrain-vehicle accident earlier this month.