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Past articles by Michael:

Yankees legend Joe Pepitone dies at 82

Three-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner Joe Pepitone has died, the New York Yankees announced Monday.The former first baseman/outfielder was 82."The Yankees are deeply saddened by the passing of former Yankee Joe Pepitone, whose playful and charismatic personality and on-field contributions made him a favorite of generations of Yankees fans even beyond his years with the team in the… → Read More

Scherzer wants midseason WBC: This early is 'rolling the dice with my arm'

New York Mets ace Max Scherzer opted to stay out of the World Baseball Classic this year but would seemingly consider representing the United States if the tournament was held midseason."I think it would be a good idea," the three-time Cy Young winner said of bumping the WBC to Major League Baseball's All-Star break, according to John Harper of SNY. "You would get more pitchers participating and… → Read More

Donaldson: 'I would retire' if I had nothing left to offer

New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson considered retiring this winter but decided he still has something left to offer."If I felt like I didn't have anything left to offer the game, I wouldn't have reported to camp," Donaldson told Jon Heyman of The New York Post. "I feel like I have (something) in the tank, or I wouldn't show up. Obviously, I feel like I do. That's why I'm here. And I'm… → Read More

Yankees' Judge impressed by Volpe: 'He checks a lot of boxes'

New York Yankees top prospect Anthony Volpe is turning heads this spring, including that of the reigning AL MVP."I haven't had a chance to see him a lot, but some of his IQ, the heads-up plays he's made on defense," Aaron Judge said Wednesday, according to Brendan Kuty of The Athletic."I think we were playing the (Philadelphia) Phillies at home earlier, and a ball hit to him, the guy runs to his… → Read More

Braves' Strider: I take responsibility for our season falling apart

Atlanta Braves right-hander Spencer Strider is coming off an incredible breakout rookie campaign, but he still wishes he could've done more.The Braves tabbed their young flamethrower for Game 3 with their National League Division Series matchup tied 1-1 against the Philadelphia Phillies. However, Strider struggled at Citizens Bank Park in his first postseason action, allowing five runs on three… → Read More

Report: Rockies sign Moustakas to minors deal

The Colorado Rockies and third baseman Mike Moustakas have reportedly agreed to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.Moustakas, 34, was designated for assignment by the Cincinnati Reds earlier this offseason heading into the final season of his four-year, $64-million contract. He had $22 million remaining on his deal.The… → Read More

Report: Padres add Rougned Odor on minor-league deal

The San Diego Padres added journeyman second baseman Rougned Odor on a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training, according to AJ Cassavell of MLB.com.Odor, 29, already has a locker in the Padres' spring clubhouse at Peoria Sports Complex.A veteran of nine seasons, Odor spent last year with the Baltimore Orioles, hitting .207/.275/.357 with 13 homers and six stolen bases over 135… → Read More

1 must-watch player for each NL team this spring

As spring training gets underway, each team will have multiple storylines to follow into the regular season. Here, we examine one player from every National League club who's worth keeping an eye on throughout training camp.Check out our list of AL players here.NL EastBraves: Vaughn Grissom, SS Icon Sportswire / Icon Sportswire / GettyThe biggest questions surrounding the reigning NL East champs… → Read More

Rays' Thompson: MLB arbitrators don't understand stats, basic rules

Tampa Bay Rays reliever Ryan Thompson is the latest major leaguer to sound off on MLB's arbitration system.In an in-depth Twitter thread, the 30-year-old right-hander broke down the entire process, pointing his distaste toward the system and the arbitrators while adding that he has "absolutely no ill will towards the Rays."Thompson filed at $1.2 million for his 2023 salary but lost his hearing… → Read More

Brewers add Voit, Naquin on minor-league deals

The Milwaukee Brewers are adding first baseman Luke Voit and outfielder Tyler Naquin on minor-league contracts that include invites to spring training.Voit, 32, is coming off a down year in which he hit .226/.308/.402 with 22 home runs and 69 RBIs over 135 games split between the San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals."Luke's been a really good hitter in this league, and he's a bat. He's a… → Read More

Breaking down the 10 richest contracts of the MLB offseason

The MLB offseason served up a dizzying array of monstrous contracts for free agents. Less than one year after the lockout zapped much of the excitement surrounding the sport, front offices made up for it with some impressive commitments to star players. Here, theScore's Josh Goldberg and Michael Bradburn take a look at some of the richest pacts from the offseason and hand out their grades.Aaron… → Read More

Betts: 2018 Red Sox occasionally used video to steal signs

Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts defended the team's recent hiring of former Red Sox video replay coordinator J.T. Watkins, who served a year-long suspension for his role in Boston's 2018 sign-stealing scandal.With the Dodgers seeking a hitting coach, Betts and newcomer J.D. Martinez both recommended Watkins for the role. The Red Sox employed all three during their 2018 championship season… → Read More

Rays' Poche: Arbitrators don't 'fully grasp' baseball

You can count Tampa Bay Rays reliever Colin Poche among the Major League Baseball players upset about the arbitration process.Arbitrators in Poche's recent hearing sided with the team's $1.175-million salary over his $1.3-million request, and while he harbors no ill will against the team, he said the process irked him."I was a little shocked to hear the results, just sitting through the case,… → Read More

Gausman tweaking delivery amid balk crackdown: 'Just sucks' to be singled out

MLB plans to crack down on pitchers who flout balk rules, with a particular aim to penalize hurlers with bouncing or rolling deliveries.Toronto Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman - whose delivery features a toe tap that sometimes prevents him from coming to a complete stop - will be one of the pitchers forced to comply with the league's ramped-up enforcement of a pre-existing rule."It's something… → Read More

Report: Cardinals, Mozeliak agree to extension through 2025

The St. Louis Cardinals and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak have agreed to an extension through the 2025 season, sources told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.His current deal was set to expire at the end of the 2023 campaign.The new two-year contract could be announced as early as Tuesday, Goold adds.Mozeliak, 54, first joined the Cardinals organization as a scout in… → Read More

Report: Padres expected to pursue extension with Machado

Extension season in San Diego might not be finished.The San Diego Padres are expected to explore a long-term extension with six-time All-Star third baseman Manny Machado before Opening Day, according to Dennis Lin of The Athletic.The report comes in the wake of the Padres and right-handed starter Yu Darvish agreeing to a six-year, $108-million extension.Machado, 30, is eligible to hit free… → Read More

Report: Padres, Darvish agree to 6-year, $108M extension

The San Diego Padres and right-handed starter Yu Darvish have agreed to a six-year, $108-million extension through the 2028 campaign, sources told AJ Cassavell and Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.Darvish, 36, was eligible to hit free agency after the 2023 campaign and was owed $18 million. This deal supersedes that one and will now keep the five-time All-Star in San Diego through his age-41 campaign.… → Read More

Rockies owner: We've never tanked and 'never will'

Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort insists his team - which has not finished above .500 for four consecutive years - is not mired in a rebuild and never will be."I hate that word," Monfort said of 'rebuilding,' according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. "I guess the connotation on rebuilding is you just get rid of everybody. ... We're not trying to get the first pick. We're not going to… → Read More

Report: Giants, Piscotty agree to minor-league deal

The San Francisco Giants and outfielder Stephen Piscotty agreed to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training, according to FanSided's Robert Murray.Piscotty's deal is worth $1 million at the major-league level, Murray reports.The 32-year-old journeyman stays in the Bay Area after most recently playing for the Oakland Athletics. Piscotty was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to… → Read More

Mets' Cohen: Angry owners 'need to look more at themselves'

Steve Cohen might not be making many friends among his peers, but the New York Mets owner doesn't seem too bothered.The Mets boast a $369.9-million payroll entering the 2023 campaign, the highest in MLB history. As a result, some owners reportedly believe he's making a mockery of the system, which will tax his club an additional $98.6 million for exceeding luxury thresholds."I've heard what… → Read More