Scherzer, Seager get big-money deals ahead of CBA expiration
Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected lockout.
Judge HRs twice, rallies Yanks past Mets on 9/11 anniversary
Aaron Judge tied it with his second homer of the game in the eighth inning, Mets infielder Javier Báez gave away the lead with an error a few at-bats later and the New York Yankees beat their crosstown rival 8-7 at Citi Field following a stirring ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Jays beat Yanks for 8th straight, 1/2 game back in wild card
Bo Bichette thumped a leadoff homer in the first inning and singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 42nd homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays held off the skidding New York Yankees 6-4 for their eighth straight win.
Ohtani hits MLB-high 42nd home run, Angels beat Yankees 8-7
Shohei Ohtani has received plenty of attention for his home runs, but the Los Angeles Angels have also been getting power lately from a most unlikely source. While Ohtani hit his major-league leading 42nd home run Monday night, Jack Mayfield connected for his first career grand slam as the Angels were able to defeat the New York Yankees 8-7. Ohtani and Mayfield are tied for the team lead with nine home runs since the All-Star break.news.yahoo.com
Judge's single sends Yankees past A's for 12th straight win
Aaron Judge hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the ninth inning, Giancarlo Stanton homered for the third consecutive game and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 for their 12th straight victory and longest winning streak in nearly 60 years.
Ohtani's 26th homer starts Angels past reeling Yankees 5-3
Shohei Ohtani pounded his hardest-hit home run of the season, José Suarez pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run relief after Dylan Bundy threw up on the mound because of heat exhaustion and the Los Angeles Angels beat the troubled New York Yankees 5-3.
Cole's strikeouts, spin rate down, Royals rally past Yanks
Gerrit Cole’s strikeouts and spin rate dropped as he pitched for the first time since Major League Baseball’s crackdown on sticky substances, and the Kansas City Royals rallied off Jonathan Loiasiga for four runs in the eighth inning to beat the New York Yankees 6-5.
MLB reaches agreement to keep players paid, even if the season never starts due to coronavirus
Major League Baseball approved of a payment plan with its players union that will guarantee partial compensation for the 2020 season, which has been postponed due to the coronavirus, according to people familiar with the agreement. Only players on a big league or split contracts (veteran players on minor league deals) are eligible to receive compensation. The MLB started discussions on the agreement with the players union shortly after the league delayed the start of the 2020 regular-season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Before the coronavirus suspended play, Betts was scheduled to make $27 million for the 2020 season. Stanton will make $29 million next season as part of a 13-year, $325 million deal he signed in 2014 as member of the Miami Marlins.cnbc.com
Mega MLB deals means five teams will spend more on their top two players in 2020 than some clubs pay entire roster
Cole's contract, which was agreed to during the MLB winter meetings, would make his deal the fourth-largest in MLB history just behind Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton's 13-year, $325 million contract. Combined with pitcher Max Scherzer's 2020 salary of $35.9 million, the Nationals are spending about $71 million between the two players. The contract pays an average of $35 million a year, but just $25.5 million in 2020, according to the Associate Press. That distinction goes to Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, who will make $37.7 million and $29 million, respectively, in 2020. The Astros and Red Sox will spend $68 million and $62 million, respectively, on their two highest-paid players in 2020, according to the Baseball Prospectus data.cnbc.com