Tommy Pham agrees to deal with Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — After starting Spring Training by trading away several players, the re-working of the Reds’ roster has brought several new additions. The latest move by Cincinnati came late Wednesday, when the club agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free-agent outfielder Tommy Pham. The deal, which includes a mutual option for 2023, … Read more

Blue Jays plan to capitalize on pitching depth in 2022

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The past few seasons have taken traditional pitching roles and put them in a blender. This transition was already in its early stages, but there’s now a fast-growing middle ground of pitchers who go by many names, whether that be openers, long relievers, hybrids or bulk guys. Not quite a starter, but … Read more

Top 10 right fielders for 2022 discussion

Every year, MLB Network previews the upcoming season with its “Top 10 Players Right Now” specials, which break down the best at each position. The latest installment, on the Top 10 right fielders, aired Wednesday night. Now, is continuing the debate with a panel of experts — Mark Feinsand, Sarah Langs and Mike Petriello … Read more

Cubs owners looking to buy Chelsea confronted with #NoToRicketts campaign

Tom Ricketts et al now fancy themselves footy club owners.Image: AP It’s pretty clear that the Ricketts family, who owns the Cubs, look upon Fenway Sports Group as something of an idol. They took their GM from Boston and made him the president of the Cubs. You know him as Theo Epstein. They have remade … Read more

Gleyber Torres faces fatherhood, increased responsibility

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Leaning over the hospital crib, Gleyber Torres gazed lovingly into the bright eyes of his first-born child, feeling the weight of new parenthood. He was hours away from digging into a batter’s box and staring down a big league pitcher, a task in which the Yankees infielder also senses increased responsibility. Torres … Read more