One of the clown-sized shoes on the feet of the 2018-19 free-agent season has finally dropped: According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Manny Machado has agreed to a reported 10-year, $300 million contract with the … San Diego Padres? Manny Machado is headed to the Padres on the richest deal ever signed by a free agent.
Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitching great Don Newcombe has died at the age of 92 after a lengthy illness, the team announced on Tuesday. “Don Newcombe’s presence and life established him as a role model for major leaguers across the country,” Dodgers president Stan Kasten said in a statement. “He was a constant presence at
It took 113 days of free agency to play out, but Manny Machado is headed to San Diego on the largest deal ever handed out to a free agent. What does the deal mean for baseball’s new $300 million man, the team that signed him and other interested parties (hint: Harper, Bryce)? We asked ESPN
An unquestionable talent with a questionable attitude, Manny Machado hit it big in free agency, signing a reported 10-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres. Here’s a look at the first seven years of his career: 2019: Scoring the big deal It took months longer than anticipated, but Machado’s first foray into free
Manny Machado, one of the top free agents available on the market, has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres, league sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday. Machado, a four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner at third base, made $16 million between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles last season.
Mike Trout returns to his hometown of Millville, N.J. whenever he can — this is where he will live when his baseball career ends — because he can just be himself, with hours out of each day spent with family. The folks in the town know him, he knows them, and he can go about
Until Bryce Harper and Manny Machado find homes, it’s difficult to say which team won the offseason. Impossible, even. As for the player who won the winter, well that’s a no-brainer. When Patrick Corbin signed with the Washington Nationals back on Dec. 7 for $140 million over six years, it didn’t seem that anomalous. Sure,
To jump to the individual positions, click here: Left field | Center field | Right field As our tier ratings series begins to wind down, we come to the outfielders. That means, of course, it’s Mike Trout Day. Trout’s status as “best player in the game” has been touted for so long now that it’s
OK, one more time, let’s reset everything and check in with our two favorite free agents. It has been 114 days and counting since Chris Sale struck out Manny Machado for the final out of the World Series. Consider that in the first 100 days of Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency, 13 major new laws were passed,
8:53 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. DUNEDIN, Fla. — As he headed to his first big league camp with the Toronto Blue Jays, touted phenom Vladimir Guerrero Jr. asked his famous father whether he had any words of wisdom for him. Vladimir Guerrero senior gave
LAKELAND, Fla. — Miguel Cabrera hit against a pitcher Monday for the first time since rupturing a tendon in his left biceps on June 12. The 35-year-old hit, fielded, threw and ran the bases during the Detroit Tigers‘ first full-squad workout of spring training. “I feel good about being back on the field and playing,”
FORT MYERS, Fla. – In apparent contradiction to his own commissioner, Boston Red Sox owner John Henry said Monday that, while there is not a perfect correlation between a bigger payroll and winning, “spending more money helps.” His Red Sox had the highest payroll in the sport in 2018 and won their fourth World Series
PHOENIX — NL MVP Christian Yelich tweeted a GIF of a leaping Moose . The Milwaukee Brewers were excited to know Mike Moustakas likely is sticking around for 2019. Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of $10 million, a league source confirmed
MESA, Ariz. — On the same day the Cubs announced a partnership with several Chicago-area Muslim organizations, team owner Tom Ricketts expressed surprise over his father’s association with racist and bigoted emails while continuing to distance the Cubs from the controversy. “The emails were unacceptable and have no place,” Ricketts said Monday from Cubs camp.
TAMPA, Fla. — Now that he’s playing in the Bronx, the stretch between May and October has a much different significance to Giancarlo Stanton. It’s one he’s thankful for, too. As the New York Yankees outfielder and designated hitter enters his second season in pinstripes, he was asked Monday what he learned most about playing
NEW YORK — Players’ union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to commissioner Rob Manfred’s assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic demands in a market upended by analytics. Top free agents Bryce Harper,
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It may not seem right, but Charlie Blackmon will be in right field for Colorado this season. Blackmon, a four-time All-Star who has anchored center field for the Rockies since 2014 and has played more games there than anyone else in franchise history, said Monday that he spoke to manager Bud Black
TEMPE, Ariz. — Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno said the team has had internal discussions regarding a new contract for outfielder Mike Trout, who can become a free agent after the 2020 season. The two-time AL MVP is owed $33.25 million in each of the next two seasons, completing a $144.5 million, six-year contract.