The best player in the game — even at a total dollar figure no one else has approached, let alone exceeded — remains vastly underpaid relative to his performance-value within the sport.
The star outfielder, who was set to be a free agent following the 2020 season, is landing a contract worth $100 million more than Bryce Harper, whose 13-year, $330 million deal earlier this month was previously the largest in baseball.
Kershaw and the Dodgers are facing two big questions about the future, one of them short-term and relatively benign, the other long-term and loaded with big-picture implications for both athlete and team.
"Not only do we feel it’s a competitive advantage," the Seattle Mariners' general manager said of new-age training, "but we think it’s the right thing to do.”
The unusual, mid-agreement talks, if fruitful, could result in an extension of a CBA currently scheduled to expire at the end of 2021.
Everybody knows the Padres’ time is coming, but the team is wondering: Why can’t that time be now?
Ten of the 25 winningest managers in history have worked in this decade. When Bochy steps away, only one name on that list, Cleveland’s Terry Francona, will remain.
Cincinnati right-hander will get a chance to play the outfield, too, this season after lobbying his team for years to give him an opportunity.
That World Series the Cubs won in 2016? Even for a team coming off a 95-win season, it kind of seems like a lifetime ago.
The victory celebration in Philadelphia featured tears of joy, leaps from hotel awnings and even a light-pole sword fight.