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MLB Odds: Red Sox not even favored to win AL East as defending champs

MLB Odds: Red Sox not even favored to win AL East as defending champs originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.comThe Boston Red Sox are the defending World Series champions, but oddsmakers aren't even picking them to win the American League East in 2019.The New York Yankees are the current favorites to win

Manny Machado to the Padres is the best-case scenario for Orioles fans

Manny Machado to the Padres is the best-case scenario for Orioles fans originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.comManny Machado is signing with a team other than the Orioles, and it's still music to the ears of everyone in Baltimore.On Tuesday, multiple reports spread that Manny Machado was signing a record-breaking deal with

Yankees, Red Sox will both wear home whites for London Series

This summer’s series between the Yankees and Red Sox in London is, technically, a home series for the Red Sox, with the Yankees serving as the visitors. Pete Abraham reports that Major League Baseball is dispensing with the usual sartorial formalities, however, and will have both teams wearing their home

Padres might have just topped everyone — including White Sox — with reported offer to Manny Machado north of $250 million

Padres might have just topped everyone including White Sox with reported offer to Manny Machado north of $250 million originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.comGLENDALE, Ariz. - Enter the San Diego Padres as potential party-crashers in the Manny Machado sweepstakes.Aside from an offhand mention of an offer from the New York Yankees, the

Baseball’s All-Unemployed Team

In spite of the Arctic weather sweeping large swaths of the country, spring training has officially begun. Pitchers and catchers from the Oakland Athletics reported to camp Sunday. Their counterparts from the Seattle Mariners joined them Monday, and the rest of the league will arrive in Florida and Arizona over

Yankees manager Aaron Boone using Red Sox title as motivation in 2019

Yankees manager Aaron Boone using Red Sox title as motivation in 2019 originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.comNew York Yankees manager Aaron Boone didn't stop himself from watching his team's top rival, the Boston Red Sox, pop champagne and celebrate their 2018 World Series championship back in October.It was Boston's fourth World Series title

The Yankees are the new favorite to win the World Series in 2019

Aaron Judge and the Yankees top of the list of World Series odds for 2019. (AP)With spring training upon us, the oddsmakers are already buzzing with baseball’s biggest question: Who will win the World Series in 2019?BetOnline, an online sportsbook, has the New York Yankees (6/1) as the odds-on-favorite to

A simulation has Giants signing Bryce Harper and ending up on the Yankees

A simulation has Giants signing Bryce Harper and ending up on the Yankees originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.comThe "what ifs" of MLB free agency have made for some very interesting conversations -- especially when it comes to Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. What if I told you someone created a strategic simulation

MLB rumors: Latest on Manny Machado and Bryce Harper

MLB rumors: Latest on Manny Machado and Bryce Harper originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.comEvery team in Major League Baseball will have its pitchers and catchers report by Wednesday, and yes, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are still free agents.So are Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel, for that matter, two others who

Harper, Machado, Kimbrel, Keuchel on market as camps open

Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel won't be around when the bat and ball bags are opened at spring training throughout Florida and Arizona this week.They are among the dozens of free agents still looking for jobs, joined by Mike Moustakas, Marwin Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez and Gio

New man: Zach Britton to be known as Zack

NEW YORK (AP) -- Zack Britton will be a different pitcher for the New York Yankees this year - at least in name.Known throughout his baseball career as Zach, the 31-year-old reliever said Thursday going forward his name should be spelled Zack.Britton tweeted ''I will be going by my legal

Steinbrenner: ‘I get hammered every year about something’

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Hal Steinbrenner had heard the constant criticism in New York: Why haven't the Yankees tried to sign Bryce Harper or Manny Machado?''I get hammered every year about something,'' the New York owner said Thursday. ''If you don't win the World Series, that's perfectly justifiable.''Speaking at the

Gregorius not estimating on return from elbow surgery

NEW YORK (AP) -- Didi Gregorius was quick when asked if he had a date in mind for his return from a torn elbow ligament.''April,'' he blurted.Then he smiled, laughed and added: ''We all know that's not going to happen, but that's what I want to do. It's a wait

MLB Rumors: Giants have discussed trading for Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury

MLB Rumors: Giants have discussed trading for Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.comThe Giants' outfield situation is presenting more questions than answers with just weeks to go until the start of Spring Training, and now we can add another one to the list.The question: Why is Jacoby Ellsbury's name

What’s Manny Machado waiting for? More money? Or the Yankees?

What's Manny Machado waiting for? More money? Or the Yankees? originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.comManny Machado's free-agent saga has dragged on seemingly forever, and certain White Sox fans who once desperately wanted him in black pinstripes now get agitated by every tweet that mentions his name.Such is life in the 2018-19

Bob Friend, pitched most innings for Pirates, dies at 88

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Bob Friend, who pitched more innings than anyone in Pittsburgh Pirates history, died Sunday. He was 88.The Pirates said Friend died at his home in Pittsburgh.Friend holds the Pirates record for innings (3,480 1/3), starts (477) and strikeouts (1,682). The right-hander was an All-Star in three different

Mariano Rivera awed by his first Hall of Fame visit

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Mariano Rivera stopped at the entrance to the Plaque Gallery inside the Baseball Hall of Fame and just gazed at the walls, awestruck by the moment. He was a long way from Puerto Caimito, Panama.''I can't comprehend it. It's just amazing. Too much,'' Rivera said Friday

Neil Walker agrees to $2M, 1-year contract with Marlins

1 / 2Neil Walker agrees to $2M, 1-year contract with MarlinsNew York Yankees' Neil Walker is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run home run off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Ryan Brasier during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio

Neil Walker agrees to 1-year contract with Marlins

1 / 2Neil Walker agrees to 1-year contract with MarlinsNew York Yankees' Neil Walker is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run home run off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Ryan Brasier during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)MIAMI

Mike Mussina will wear blank cap on Hall of Fame plaque

Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that Mike Mussina’s cap will be blank on his Hall of Fame plaque. This puts to rest the little debate about whether he’d honor the Orioles or the Yankees when he’s inducted this summer.The debate was pretty straight forward: he pitched for more years and was

Mussina will not have team logo on Hall of Fame plaque’s cap

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Mike Mussina will not have a team logo on the cap of his Hall of Fame plaque.The Hall announced the decision Friday, three days after Mussina was elected.Mussina spent his first 10 major league seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and his last eight with the New

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