NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Boston Red Sox pulled off a blockbuster trade Tuesday, nabbing Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox for a four-prospect package headed by Yoan Moncada and establishing themselves as the favorites to win the American League pennant.
In Sale, the Red Sox acquired one of the five best pitchers on Earth.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants both made free-agent splashes Monday, escalating the NL West arms race by reeling in two of the best arms on the market.
The Dodgers brought back one of their own, inking Rich Hill to a three-year, $48 million deal.
Major League Baseball’s owners and players union dodged a completely insane and pointless work stoppage last week, saving the sport from driving itself into a ditch and leaving the greedy legacy of Bud Selig, Jerry Reinsdorf and the screwjob of 1994 intact.
With the fate of the baseball world no longer hanging in the balance, let’s turn our direction to this week’s winter meetings.
Major League Baseball’s owners and players union dodged a completely insane and pointless work stoppage Wednesday night, saving the sport from driving itself into a ditch, and leaving the greedy legacy of Bud Selig, Jerry Reinsdorf and the screwjob of 1994 intact.
With the fate of the baseball world no longer hanging in the balance, let’s turn our direction to next week’s winter meetings.
To: Baseball Hall of Fame Voters
Re: Tim Raines
From: Jonah Keri
Hello BBWAA voter! I hope this letter finds you well.
I’m writing today on behalf of Tim Raines’ candidacy for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Since you didn’t vote for Raines on last year’s ballot, I would like to take a few moments to make the case for him this year, in the hopes that you’ll consider voting for him this time around.
Just in time for the Cy Young controversy, Jonah Keri talks with Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander about pitching injuries; career longevity; pitch counts; Justin’s charity Wins for Warriors; plans for retirement; maintaining normalcy despite fame, fortune, and notoriety; and Justin’s Life Tip (with input from Justin’s fiancée Kate Upton). Portions of this podcast first appeared in The Official Ferrari Magazine.
Jonah Keri rocks the hall with his childhood hero (and one of the greatest leadoff hitters in history) Tim Raines about Tim’s early love for football; O.J. Simpson and flawed idols; beginning his career in Montreal; the epic battle with Fernan…
Jonah Keri lobs softballs and hardballs at Jessica Mendoza of ESPN about becoming one of the greatest softball hitters of all time; the mental side of hitting; women in baseball; playing in the Olympics; transitioning to broadcasting baseball;…
Jonah Keri wheels and deals with Ned Colletti, former Dodgers GM and current MLB analyst for TuneIn, about the journey from sportswriter to the front offices of the Cubs and Giants to GM of the Dodgers; Barry Bonds; Greg Maddux; Felipe Alou; t…
Jonah Keri has a #nice chat with Fox MLB and NFL broadcaster Joe Buck about his famous father; using introversion to deal with critics; the Artie Lange incident; the real reason he wrote his upcoming book “Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and t…