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LOOKMAN SET FOR INTERNATIONAL DECISION

The 21-year-old, who enjoyed a massively successful loan spell at RB Leipzig towards the end of last season, has yet to make a senior appearance for the Three Lions, and has been courted by Gernot Rohr’s side for some time now. Lookman qualifies for the Super Eagles through his father, Read More…

Curtis Granderson voted Man of the Year for 3rd time by players

IRVING, Texas — Free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson became the first three-time winner of the Marvin Miller Man of the Year, part of the players’ association’s Players Choice Awards. The 37-year-old Granderson, the winner in 2009 and 2016, split last season between Toronto and Milwaukee. He was followed in the Read More…

Anybody remember Jose Castillo?

On Monday, FanGraphs released their list of the top 35 Pirates prospects. While these compilations are a terrific tool and fun to read, there is always one nagging question: “how do these lists turn out?” Baseball prospects writers and journalists: what do they know? Do they know things? Let’s find out. Read More…

Erik Kratz, Brewers avoid salary arbitration

MILWAUKEE — Veteran catcher Erik Kratz and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a US$1.2-million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration and includes a $300,000 guarantee. Kratz hit .236 with six homers and 23 RBIs in 219 plate appearances last season. He also excelled in Milwaukee’s Division Series win over Read More…

Cleveland Indians’ Michael Brantley receives AL Comeback Player of the Year award

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Michael Brantley on Tuesday night was named AL Comeback Player of the Year by a vote of his peers in the 2018 Players Choice Awards. Brantley hit .309 (176-for-570) with 35 doubles, 17 homers and 76 RBI for the Indians last season. In 2016 and 2017 Brantley Read More…

2018 Minor League Review: Princeton Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays are an organization rich with talent. A lot of that talent resides in their rookie league Princeton affiliate. A team led by a 17-year-old phenom, the Princeton Rays were one of the best in the Appalachian League. The Princeton Rays of the Appalachian League were a Read More…

Sources: Corbin visits Phillies, ballpark

The Phillies are making their push to sign free-agent left-hander Patrick Corbin. Corbin visited Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, sources confirmed to MLB.com, as the Phillies hope to add the pitcher to their rotation. Chris Jones from the Twitter account @LONG_DRIVE broke the news and tweeted a photo of Corbin in a Phillies Read More…

Tuesday Sports in Brief

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have claimed Reuben Foster off waivers after the San Francisco 49ers released the linebacker following a domestic violence arrest. The Redskins announced the move Tuesday in a statement acknowledging they ”fully understand the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben.” They say Foster will have to Read More…

These 5 trades are just crazy enough to work

This week’s report from MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal that the Mariners and Yankees discussed a trade that would have sent Robinson Cano back to New York and Jacoby Ellsbury to Seattle got us thinking. What other teams might consider swapping players with large salaries, hoping a change of scenery would benefit all parties Read More…

The Mariners could ask the Phillies to take on Robinson Cano in an Edwin Diaz trade

Here’s an idea that may look asinine in a few years. Or a few months. Heck, it may even be crazy right now. But given how aggressive and financially flexible the Philadelphia Phillies appear to be, it’s a discussion worth having. This past weekend,Jon Paul Morosi reportedthat the Phillies have Read More…

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