Perhaps the biggest-name free agent out there is no longer available.The Phillies have agreed to a deal with Jake Arrieta pending a physical, The Post confirmed Sunday, as the star starting pitcher finally found a home. USA Today reported the contract would be for three years and $75 million.Arrieta’s market
TAMPA — Pitchers and catchers are due to report to spring training sites around the majors next week, but the dozens of free agents who remain unsigned in this bizarre offseason have nowhere to go.
That could change, as sources confirmed on Wednesday night that the players association is
Major League Baseball, land of (relative) opportunity and parity, should be thankful The Post has to reach for an NBA analogy to aptly describe this current Hot Stove league:
The owners are the Warriors of recent vintage, and the players are everyone else.
Good grief, what a nuclear winter for
On Nov. 6, The Post published our Top 30 free-agent rankings and predictions. Since then … not a heck of a lot has happened. Just 11 of those 30 have signed, and just three of the top 10.
So, in light of the market developments (or lack thereof), let’s
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The offseason officially began at 11:58 p.m. Nov. 1, when Jose Altuve flipped to Yuli Gurriel to retire Corey Seager and unleash a celebration of the Astros’ first World Series title.
But forget official. The offseason really could not begin until the issues surrounding
Free agency is upon us, and I’d be surprised if we got through next week’s general managers’ and owners’ meetings without some significant signings. After what transpired last January — a spending cold front that left myriad veterans settling for far less than they hoped to get —
The Cubs and Dodgers will decide the National League pennant for the second straight year, but the roles are reversed.
In 2016 the Cubs were the clear team to beat and showed it, ousting the Dodgers in six games before winning the franchise’s first World Series since 1908. This year the
CHICAGO — Elimination stands one defeat away. But fate or powers that be reached in and threw a potential lifeline to the Nationals in the form of a Game 4 rain-out in the National League Division Series against the Cubs.
And essentially, the Nationals threw the lifeline — a chance to
WASHINGTON — Cubs catcher Miguel Montero blamed pitcher Jake Arrieta for allowing seven stolen bases in a 6-1 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday night.
Montero unloaded on Arrieta for his slow delivery not giving him a chance to throw out baserunners.
“It really sucked because the stolen bases go to me,
Johnny Cueto and Masahiro Tanaka are hurting the coming free-agent starting-pitching market.
They have pitched poorly enough that they may not opt out of their contracts or – if they do make themselves free agents – would have teams wondering about their skills. Not long ago, this looked like a strong