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  • Angels sign Mike Trout: One year, $1 million

    Angels sign Mike Trout: One year, $1 million
    The Angels signed outfielder Mike Trout to a one-year, $1-million contract on Wednesday, avoiding the rancor of the renewal process and setting the stage for agreement on a long-term extension later this spring. By setting Trout's 2014 salary now, the...
  • Mike Trout, Angels reportedly discussing six-year, $150-million deal

    Mike Trout, Angels reportedly discussing six-year, $150-million deal
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Neither General Manager Jerry Dipoto nor agent Craig Landis would comment Sunday on a Yahoo Sports report that the Angels and Mike Trout are discussing a six-year contract extension that would pay the star center fielder something in the...
  • Derek Jeter will retire at the end of the 2014 season

    Derek Jeter will retire at the end of the 2014 season
    Derek Jeter is about to take the New York Yankees on another grand farewell tour. Going into his 20th season as the Yankees' shortstop, Jeter announced Wednesday that this will be his last. "For the last 20 years I've been completely focused on two...
  • President Obama name drops Mike Trout while discussing farm bill

    President Obama name drops Mike Trout while discussing farm bill
      Mike Trout did not make it past the first round in this winter’s “Face of the Franchise” tournament on MLB Network, losing to Arizona slugger Paul Goldschmidt in the first round. But the Angels star is not lacking for name...
  • Cardinals hero David Eckstein: Wins & losses 'only stat' that matters

    Cardinals hero David Eckstein: Wins & losses 'only stat' that matters
    ST. LOUIS -- For the hard-core baseball fan, this was the finest in inside humor. On last week's episode of the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation," the fake law firm name was "Babip, Pecota, Vorp and Eckstein," a nod to three sabermetric concepts and David...
  • David Ortiz's move complicates things for Red Sox

    David Ortiz's move complicates things for Red Sox
    ST. LOUIS — Pitching aside, Boston's margin for error in the next three games of the World Series could be razor thin. Because the Red Sox are one of the few teams that use one player — David Ortiz — exclusively as the designated...
  • Jhonny Peralta's signing by Cardinals touches a nerve

    Jhonny Peralta's signing by Cardinals touches a nerve
    The first major free-agent signing of the off-season, the St. Louis Cardinals' acquisition of shortstop Jhonny Peralta, has exposed still-open wounds in Major League Baseball on the topic of performance-enhancing drugs. Peralta was among 12 players...
  • From Cubs to Red Sox, a dream trip for Ryan Dempster

    From Cubs to Red Sox, a dream trip for Ryan Dempster
    BOSTON — Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life. During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to...
  • World Series first look: Cardinals vs. Red Sox

    World Series first look: Cardinals vs. Red Sox
    ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Season record: 97-65, National League Central champions. How they got here: Beat Pittsburgh Pirates in five games in division series; beat Dodgers in six games in Championship Series. Last World Series: Beat Texas Rangers in...
  • Alex Rodriguez's suspension reduced from 211 to 162 games

    Alex Rodriguez's suspension reduced from 211 to 162 games
    The long and contentious legal battle between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball came to a head on Saturday when arbitrator Fredric Horowitz reduced the original 211-game suspension for the New York Yankees star to 162 games, which would ban...
  • Umpires have been doing a terrific job in World Series

    Umpires have been doing a terrific job in World Series
    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will be offering his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and...