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Mets Notes: Senga, DH, McNeil, Extensions

Anthony Franco www.mlbtraderumors.com One of the bigger moves of the Mets’ active offseason was the signing of starter Kodai Senga to a five-year, $75MM guarantee. The 30-year-old righty is making the jump from Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, where he posted a 2.59 ERA across 11 seasons. Senga was one of the…

Donovan Mitchell, Dillion Brooks ejected after fight

Things turned ugly during the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies game.  The Cavaliers’ Donovan Mitchell and Grizzlies’ Dillion Brooks were both ejected from Thursday’s matchup at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse after the two players were involved in a scuffle that spilled into the stands. The incident happened with 5:48 left in the…

Nick Kyrgios: Tennis star admits assaulting ex-girlfriend but avoids conviction – BBC

Nick Kyrgios: Tennis star admits assaulting ex-girlfriend but avoids conviction  BBC Kyrgios pleads guilty to assault, has no conviction recorded  Yahoo News Assault charge against Nick Kyrgios dismissed after he admits shoving ex-girlfriend  The Guardian Nick Kyrgios pleads guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Chiarra Passari  The Canberra Times Kyrgios assault charge dismissed despite guilty plea…

Latest On Pirates, Bryan Reynolds

Anthony Franco www.mlbtraderumors.com Perhaps the biggest offseason storyline in Pittsburgh has been the saga involving center fielder Bryan Reynolds. The All-Star outfielder requested a trade after extension talks between his camp and the Bucs fizzled out in December. Reports suggested the Pirates had offered more than the $70MM they guaranteed Ke’Bryan…

Jharel Cotton Signs With NPB’s Orix Buffaloes

Anthony Franco www.mlbtraderumors.com The Orix Buffaloes of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball announced last week they’ve signed right-hander Jharel Cotton for the 2023 season. The team also announced the previously-reported acquisition of former Cubs first baseman Frank Schwindel. Reports out of Japan first emerged in December the Buffaloes were in discussions with Cotton….

Miguel Sano To Hold Workout For Interested Teams

Anthony Franco www.mlbtraderumors.com Free agent first baseman Miguel Sanó will host a showcase for interested clubs next Tuesday, repots Darren Wolfson of SKOR North (Twitter link). That marks the first update on the 6’4″ slugger since the Twins bought him out at the beginning of the offseason. Sanó is searching for…

Mets Sign DJ Stewart To Minor League Contract

Anthony Franco www.mlbtraderumors.com The Mets announced a number of non-roster Spring Training invitations this evening. Among those included was corner outfielder DJ Stewart, indicating he’s signed a minor league contract with the club. Stewart joins the second organization of his career. A first-round selection of the Orioles in 2015, he hit…

Reserves announced for event in Utah

Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen is a first-time NBA All-Star who will get to play in the annual classic in his home team’s city. Markkanen, who is having a career year in his first season with the Jazz, was named one of seven Western Conference reserves, joining the All-Star starters…

Orange Krush’s tickets invalidated by Iowa for Illinois basketball game Saturday – Chicago Tribune

Orange Krush’s tickets invalidated by Iowa for Illinois basketball game Saturday  Chicago Tribune Iowa pulls tickets from Illinois fan group ahead of game after it allegedly posed as Boys and Girls Club  Yahoo Sports Iowa voids tickets for Illinois’ Orange Krush  KCCI Iowa says Illini fan group ‘falsely’ bought tickets  ESPN The Iowa-Illinois basketball…

News and notes on every NBA team

5:30 PM ET Eric MoodyESPN Close Former manager at a Fortune 100 financial services company, now living my dream creating fantasy and sports betting content about the NFL, NBA, and WNBA for ESPN. The best fantasy basketball managers make a habit of looking at the NBA schedule, examining box scores…

Sorting Through The Orioles’ Rotation Options

Steve Adams www.mlbtraderumors.com The Orioles headed into the winter intent on adding a pair of veterans to the rotation, and while there was a substantial layoff between their first and second additions, with Kyle Gibson signing a one-year deal back on Dec. 5 and Cole Irvin not joining the staff…

Super Bowl Injury Report: No changes for Eagles, Chiefs could be without starting wide receiver – Bleeding Green Nation

Super Bowl Injury Report: No changes for Eagles, Chiefs could be without starting wide receiver  Bleeding Green Nation Chiefs vs. Eagles Wednesday injury report: 4 Chiefs to monitor ahead of Super Bowl LVII  Arrowhead Pride Thursday injury report for Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles  Chiefs Wire Super Bowl news: Eagles, Chiefs issue…

Hurricanes bucking trend with 3-headed goalie monster

Welcome to 10 Insights and Observations. Every week, I’ll use this space to highlight teams, players, storylines and general musings around the NHL. This week we talk about Carolina’s three-headed goalie monster, the Calder Trophy favorite, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, and much more. Carolina’s three-headed goalie monster It’s hard to…

Twins Appear Unlikely To Trade Max Kepler

Anthony Franco www.mlbtraderumors.com Max Kepler has been one of the game’s more frequently mentioned trade candidates over the past month or so. The signing of Joey Gallo added another left-handed bat to a Twins outfield that was already very deep in that regard. Kepler, as the oldest and most expensive of…

Minor League Transactions: Jan. 23-Feb. 2, 2023

Transactions involving minor league players for the period Jan. 23-Feb. 2, 2023. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball. Arizona DiamondbacksSigned: LHP Connor HigginsReleased: RHP Taylor Widener Atlanta BravesSigned: RHP Zach Mort | LHP Brian Moran | 2B Forrest Wall Baltimore OriolesSigned: 1B Curtis TerryReleased: OF Dax StubbsTraded: SS Darell…

Orioles Outright Darwinzon Hernandez – MLB Trade Rumors

Anthony Franco www.mlbtraderumors.com The Orioles announced on Thursday that reliever Darwinzon Hernandez has cleared waivers. He’s been sent outright to Triple-A Norfolk and will stick in the organization without occupying a 40-man roster spot. The O’s have extended him a non-roster invitation to big league Spring Training. Hernandez, 26, changed organizations…

New York Liberty sign star guard Courtney Vandersloot

2:54 PM ET Alexa PhilippouESPN Close Covers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with further experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer Star point guard Courtney Vandersloot will sign…

Pirates Sign Chris Owings To Minor League Deal

Steve Adams www.mlbtraderumors.com The Pirates announced a series of non-roster invitations to spring training today, revealing within that they’ve signed veteran utilityman Chris Owings to a minor league pact. The ACES client will be in camp and vie for a bench job. Owings is still just 31 but has appeared…

Grading all coordinator hires across league

www.usatoday.com In this NFL coaching cycle, there have been six coordinator hirings so far, with several more soon to come. Aside from head coaches, these are the most important assistants across the 32 organizations, many of whom dictate the offensive, defensive and special teams philosophies their teams will run. In…

Sal Bando (1944-2023) and a Missed Date for Cooperstown

Jay Jaffe blogs.fangraphs.com Darryl Norenberg-USA TODAY Sports Third basemen have been underrepresented within the Hall of Fame since the institution’s inception, but one of the greats finally gained entry last week, when the BBWAA elected Scott Rolen in his sixth year of eligibility. Four days before the Hall called Rolen’s…

Luis Arraez Wins Arbitration Hearing Against Marlins

Steve Adams www.mlbtraderumors.com Newly acquired infielder Luis Arraez has won an arbitration hearing against the Marlins, reports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. The MVP Sports Group client will be paid $6.1MM rather than the $5MM figure originally submitted by his now-former team, the Twins. Miami acquired Arraez, 25, in the trade…