Category: Sport

Greg Bird signs with the Rangers

The Texas Rangers have signed first baseman Greg Bird to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Bird, 27, debuted with a lot of hype in 2015, mashing 11 home runs in 46 games as a 22-year-old. He has missed a ton of time in recent years due to injuries, however, and […]

Report: Wizards could be buyer before trade deadline, maybe for Tristan Thompson

As the sun was setting on the Ernie Grunfeld era, the Wizards made one last desperation move last season. Washington traded Kelly Oubre for Trevor Ariza, who was an impending unrestricted free agent and 10 years older than Oubre. Oubre has built on his promise, and Phoenix leveraged his restricted rights to re-sign him. The […]

Astros name James Click as new general manager

The Astros announced on Monday evening that James Click has been named the new general manager of the ballclub. Click, a Yale graduate and a former Baseball Prospectus contributor, spent the last 14 years in the Rays organization, including the last three years as the vice president of baseball operations. He was originally a coordinator […]

Timberwolves trying to orchestrate four-team trade with Rockets, Hawks, Warriors

The Rockets want Timberwolves forward Robert Covington and would trade center Clint Capela. But with Karl-Anthony Towns starring, Minnesota doesn’t need another center. The Timberwolves reportedly want Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell. The Hawks could use Capela, though. Is there a way for all four teams to achieve their goals? Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: The Minnesota […]

The non-Derek Jeter Hall of Fame voter remains anonymous

The Baseball Writers Association of America has released the ballots of those Hall of Fame voters who chose to make them public. Which they are not required to do. You can see the entire list of public ballots here. As we noted when the results were revealed last month, one voter and only one voter […]

Taijuan Walker’s velocity reportedly lacking in latest workout

Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports that free agent pitcher Taijuan Walker worked out in front of a small gathering of scouts today. Unfortunately for the right-hander, his fastball sat in the 85-88 MPH range, which might have killed any chance he might have had at landing a guaranteed major league contract. He usually […]

Giants sign Wilmer Flores to two-year deal

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported earlier that the Giants signed infielder Wilmer Flores to a multi-year contract. Per Jon Heyman, the deal is for $6 million and includes a third-year option. Flores, 28, hit .317/.361/.487 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 285 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks last season. He mostly played second base […]