Why Mariners-Rays deal should bust open the trade floodgates

Why Mariners-Rays deal should bust open the trade floodgates

The moons aligned. With Robinson Cano suspended without pay for half a season, Seattle suddenly had $12 million freed up. Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto trades more than any GM, and his most frequent dance partner is the Rays — the teams have…

Race to be MLB’s first $400 million man is as close as ever

Race to be MLB’s first $400 million man is as close as ever

Woven into this season is a competition for next offseason, namely: Who wins the financial game between Bryce Harper and Manny Machado? So far it is close with both sporting eight homers and gaudy on-base numbers through Tuesday. Both will be rewarded…