Rob Manfred Addresses Astros Scandal

Rob Manfred Addresses Astros Scandal In an interview with ESPN’s Karl Ravech and during a press conference at the Braves’ Spring Training camp earlier today, commissioner Rob Manfred discussed a number of topics surrounding the game, but the bulk of attention was directly on the ongoing fallout from the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. Asked by Ravech…

Yankees Sign Chad Bettis

Yankees Sign Chad Bettis FEBRUARY 16: The Yankees have announced the signing of Bettis to a minor-league deal. FEBRUARY 15: Former Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis is among those who have been invited to Yankees’ camp this spring, according to multiple reporters (including Bryan Hoch of MLB.com). Once finalized, it will be a minor-league deal for Bettis, reports Joel…

Carlos Correa Defends Jose Altuve’s MVP, Astros’ 2017 Title

Carlos Correa Defends Jose Altuve’s MVP, Astros’ 2017 Title As the Astros have bungled their apologies for the sign-stealing scandal that has dominated this offseason, Carlos Correa has perhaps been the organization’s most forthright member. In response to the most recent backlash around the game, Correa came out with a passionate defense of the organization- and teammate José Altuve– in…

NL Notes: Wong, Nationals, Martinez, Howard

NL Notes: Wong, Nationals, Martinez, Howard Some notes from around the National League: Kolten Wong would be open to discussing a long-term extension with the Cardinals, he told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this week. The 29-year-old has settled in as a productive everyday second baseman in recent seasons. Since the start of 2017, Wong…

Rays Notes: Montreal, Sternberg, Mets, Roster

Rays Notes: Montreal, Sternberg, Mets, Roster Conflicting reports have emerged about a potential sale within the Rays’ ownership group, as Montreal businessman Stephen Bronfman told Rejean Tremblay of Le Journal De Montreal (hat tip to Sportsnet.ca’s Ryan McKenna for the translation) that a Bronfman-led group of investors would buy a minority share of the Rays…