Effectively Wild Episode 1459: The History of Sign-Stealing

Effectively Wild Episode 1459: The History of Sign-Stealing Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller talk to Paul Dickson, author of The Hidden Language of Baseball: How Signs and Sign-Stealing Have Influenced the Course of Our National Pastime, about, well, what the book’s subtitle says, including the origins of sign-sending, the earliest allegations of sign-stealing, historical precedents…

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Braves Re-Sign Chris Martin

Braves Re-Sign Chris Martin The Braves announced Tuesday that they’ve re-signed right-hander Chris Martin to a two-year contract. The deal is worth a guaranteed $14MM and will pay Martin $7MM per season, per the team. Martin is represented by SSG Baseball. It’s the second notable relief pickup of the past week for the Braves, who…

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Rob Manfred Discusses Astros Investigation

Rob Manfred Discusses Astros Investigation Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred addressed the ongoing investigation of the Astros organization at this week’s owner’s meetings, ESPN’s Jeff Passan writes. The league began looking into the Astros on the heels of a report from The Athletic wherein four former employees, including right-hander Mike Fiers, detailed a practice…

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