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Report: Jacob deGrom, New York Mets Agree on Multiyear Extension

JUPITER, FL – MARCH 12: Pitcher Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets warms up in the bullpen before a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida. The Marlins defeated the Mets 8-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) The New York Mets have reportedly reached a contract extension agreement with Jacob deGrom according to Andy Martino of SNY. The agreement is reported to be a five-year, $137.5 million extension. Jeff Passan of ESPN has also reported that the deal includes an opt-out clause after 2022, as...

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Paul Goldschmidt Signs Extension with Cardinals

TAMPA, FLORIDA – MARCH 06: Paul Goldschmidt #46 of the St. Louis Cardinals flies out in the first inning against the New York Yankees during the Grapefruit League spring training game at Steinbrenner Field on March 06, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has reported that the St. Louis Cardinals are closing in on a contract extension with their newly-acquired first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. The deal, which is expected to be finalized soon, is reportedly for five years and $130 million. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch also added that the...

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Report: Mike Trout Signs Extension with Angels

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 27: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels bats during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) Jeff Passan of ESPN has reported that the Los Angeles Angles are finalizing a contact extension with superstar outfielder Mike Trout. The reported 12-year, $430 million deal would be the largest contract in the history of professional sports. Despite Trout remaining under contract until 2020, the Angels elected to be aggressive in their pursuit of the star centerfielder. The deal also shows...

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Chicago White Sox Top Five All-Time WAR Leaders

CHICAGO, IL – CIRCA 1991: First baseman Frank Thomas #35 of the Chicago White Sox poses for this portrait prior to the start of an Major League Baseball game circa 1991 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. Thomas played for the White Sox from 1990 – 05. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) The Chicago White Sox franchise was officially established in 1888. In over 130 years as a professional baseball team, Chicago has seen its fair share of historic players and moments. Their list of all-time greatest players is also riddled with classic names from the early 1900s....

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Report: Tony Sipp, Washington Nationals Agree to One Year Deal

HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 17: Tony Sipp #29 of the Houston Astros pitches in the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 17, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Jon Heyman of MLB Network has reported that the Washington Nationals have agreed to a contract with veteran reliever Tony Sipp. ESPN’s Buster Onley also added that the deal is for one season at $1 million. It also includes a $2.5 million mutual option or $250,000 buyout in 2020. The contract is a very...

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New York Yankees Top Five All-Time WAR Leaders

New York Yankees Derek Jeter hitting in a regular season interleague game against the New York Mets played at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y. Mets defeated the Yankees 2 – 0 on June 15, 2007. (Photo by Bryan Yablonsky/Getty Images) No team is baseball can match many of the New York Yankees’ all-time records. Their 27 World Series championships easily double the next best team (St. Louis Cardinals with 11). The “Evil Empire” is the most popular and polarizing team in MLB. New York has also been home to some of the very best athletes to ever set...

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Baltimore Orioles Top Five All-Time WAR Leaders

BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 6: Cal Ripken Jr #8 of the Baltimore Orioles acknowledge the fans as he gets a standing ovation for playing in his 2131st consecutive Major League baseball game breaking the record set by Yankee Great Lou Gehrig of 2130 games. The game was played against the California Angels September 6, 1995 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) Though sometimes overshadowed by division rivals New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, the Baltimore Orioles are one of the most historic franchises in Major League Baseball. Since their inaugural...

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Tampa Bay Rays Top Five All-Time WAR Leaders

BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 23: Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays fields a ground ball during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 23, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Rays won 9-6. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) It seems unfair for a team like the Tampa Bay Rays to compete in a division with some of the most historic franchises in baseball history. The Yankees, Red Sox, and Orioles have accomplishments that date back many decades. The Rays on the other hand, stand alongside the Arizona Diamondbacks as the...

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Report: Salvador Perez Injury Leaves Season in Doubt

CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 26: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals hits a RBI double in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Jeff Passan of ESPN has reported that Kansas City Royals’ catcher Salvador Perez is dealing with a potentially serious injury in his throwing elbow. While the full extent of the injury has not yet been released, the Royals have announced that Perez “plans to travel to Los Angeles early next week to get a second opinion from...

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Todd Frazier Out Indefinitely With Oblique Injury

PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 23: Todd Frazier #21 of the New York Mets during batting practice prior to the Grapefruit League spring training game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field on February 23, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) The injury bug has reportedly hit the New York Mets before the 2019 season has even begun. Anthony DiComo of MLB.com has reported that veteran third baseman Todd Frazier is out indefinitely after suffering a strained oblique. While DiComo’s report specified that the injury “doesn’t appear to be severe,” it will...

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Rockies Agree to Contract Extension With Manager Bud Black

PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 21: Manager Bud Black #10 of the Colorado Rockies smiles in the dugout during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 21, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) According to reports from ESPN, the Denver Post, and multiple other sources, the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a three-year contract extension with manager Harry “Bud” Black. The financial specifics of the deal have not yet been released. Managerial Success Black became the Rockies’ manager at the beginning of the 2017 season. During his tenure in Colorado, he has...

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Boston Red Sox All-Time Top Five WAR Players

CLEVELAND, OH – 1950: Hall of Fame slugger Ted Williams #9 of the Boston Red Soxs hits one of his 521 career home runs during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio circa the late-1950s. (Photo by Tony Tomsic/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** There are very few baseball teams with a richer history than the Boston Red Sox. Their nine World Series championships are tied for third all-time. The team also seems primed to potentially win additional titles during the next several seasons. With the benefit of advanced statistics, let’s look at the...

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Aaron Hicks, Yankees Reportedly Agree to Contract Extension

FORT MYERS, FL – FEBRUARY 23: Aaron Hicks #31 of the New York Yankees bats during a Grapefruit League spring training game against the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park at Fenway South on February 23, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida. The Red Sox won 8-5. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) According to ESPN, the New York Yankees have reached a seven year, $70 million contract extension with outfielder Aaron Hicks. The 29-year-old power hitter, who was scheduled to become a free agent at the end of the 2019 season, will now be assured his career in pinstripes will...

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