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January 14, 2020 - 1:01 pm
While many around MLB had an inkling that the Houston Astros were stealing signs, it was Oakland A's pitcher and former Astros starter Mike Fiers who went on the record in a story in The Athletic that opened up the league's investigation that resulted in the year-long suspensions, and firings, of...
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105.3-the-fan
January 13, 2020 - 9:05 am
DALLAS (105.3 The Fan/AP) - The punishments have come down for the Houston Astros and they are harsh. Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended for the entire season Monday and the team was fined $5 million for sign-stealing by the team in 2017 and 2018 season. Team...
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tim-kelly
January 10, 2020 - 7:56 am
Here's a fun idea. According to Jayson Stark of The Athletic , MLB decision makers have at least discussed a potentially interesting solution to making the DH universal: "But wait! Here’s one possible wrinkle that has been kicked around in behind-the-scene brainstorming sessions: How about a rule...
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rob-lep
January 09, 2020 - 12:53 pm
Garrison Lassiter, a failed MLB prospect who never made it past High-A, sued the New York Yankees for $34 million and blamed Yankees legend Derek Jeter for derailing his career as a shortstop. Lassiter is a career .244 hitter with four home runs and 73 runs batted in over five seasons. Jeter's...
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alex-greenberg
January 02, 2020 - 1:17 pm
There hasn’t been much of an update on the Domingo German situation since he was placed on administrative leave, until now. German, who was being investigated for an alleged incident of domestic violence involving his girlfriend, made his last appearance of the season on September 18. He then...
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james-rapien
December 19, 2019 - 10:30 pm
CLEVELAND, OH — The Indians have asked interested teams for their best offers for Francisco Lindor according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Lindor, 26, is under team control for two more seasons. Multiple teams including the Dodgers and the Reds have expressed interest in the four-time All-Star...
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sweeny-murti
December 17, 2019 - 5:40 pm
How will Cole handle the New York? I asked a couple of his former teammates who have some New York roots of their own. “I think he’s perfect for New York,” said Neil Walker, who played with Cole for three years in Pittsburgh from 2013-15, and played in New York for the Mets and Yankees from 2016-18...
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james-rapien
December 15, 2019 - 7:41 am
CLEVELAND, OH — The Indians have agreed to a blockbuster trade that is sending two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers according to multiple reports. Kluber, 33, posted a 5.80 ERA in seven starts last season. He missed most of the season with a broken ulna bone in his right...
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john-healy
December 14, 2019 - 8:33 am
Josh Donaldson is taking the season of giving to heart this year. Two years ago, the free agent slugger made a deal with his mother, Lisa French, that if she stopped smoking he would buy her a brand-new Maserati. On Friday, Donaldson followed through on his promise. The 34-year-old rolled posted a...
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john-healy
December 12, 2019 - 2:05 pm
As the Houston Astros’ young core that led them to a World Series title begins to reach arbitration, the franchise is faced with cutting payroll. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic , the odd man out could be 25-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa. There is a possibility Correa could be traded...
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