Gaylord Perry, two-time Cy Young winner, dies at 84

GAFFNEY, SC (AP) – Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball and telling stories about the pitch, died Thursday. He was 84. Perry died at his home in Gaffney at about 5 am Thursday, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. He did not provide additional … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing on the MLB free-agent market with the Padres, Astros and more

A three-year, $58.5 million contract seemed high for free-agent first baseman José Abreu, who turns 36 on Jan. 29. The Athletic‘s Keith Law criticized the Astros for paying him that much. But the competition for Abreu, according to major-league sources and media reports, perhaps explains how, even at an advanced age, he exceeded his previous … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing on the MLB free-agent market with the Padres, Astros and more

A three-year, $58.5 million contract seemed high for free-agent first baseman José Abreu, who turns 36 on Jan. 29. The Athletic‘s Keith Law criticized the Astros for paying him that much. But the competition for Abreu, according to major-league sources and media reports, perhaps explains how, even at an advanced age, he exceeded his previous … Read more

Rosenthal: The Angels, typically unpredictable, continue busy offseason with Hunter Renfroe trade

That’s three moves now. Three moves in six days from a team many expected to be dormant this offseason, or even in retreat. Three moves at a time when most other clubs are still gathering information, still weighing how to proceed on the trade and free-market markets. The Angels are for sale, but Arte Moreno … Read more

Aaron Judge wins 2022 AL MVP Award

NEW YORK — “All Rise” for the American League’s Most Valuable Player. Aaron Judge’s 2022 season captured the attention and imagination of the baseball world at large, highlighted by his journey to shatter Roger Maris’ AL single-season record for home runs. That unforgettable campaign was recognized on Thursday, when Judge was crowned as the AL … Read more