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The Yankees were one-and-done below the luxury tax

SAN DIEGO — After not paying the luxury tax for the first time since its 2003 inception based on the 2018 season, the...
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Mets have competition in their Starling Marte pursuit

The Mets aren’t the only team interested in Starling Marte.While the Mets have talked to the Pirates about a potential trade for the...

Gerrit Cole was built for unique Yankees challenge: ‘Best of the best’

SAN DIEGO — With his back to the harbor and Coronado Island on a picturesque late Southern California morning, Aaron Boone’s face was...

Brett Gardner re-signs with Yankees for $12.5 million

Brett Gardner is staying in pinstripes. Two days after the Yankees made their $324 million Gerrit Cole splash, the Yankees reached an agreement...

Yankees interested in Gerrit Cole’s Astros catcher Martin Maldonado

The Yankees finally got their “white whale.”Now they may be chasing his personal catcher.After landing Gerrit Cole with a record nine-year, $324 million...

Brian Cashman: The Yankees were never cheap

SAN DIEGO — Brian Cashman doesn’t buy into the buzz that the Yankees signing Gerrit Cole to a nine-year, $324 million contract is...

Astros sign-stealing investigation includes 76,000 emails

SAN DIEGO — Major League Baseball’s probe of the Astros’ illegal sign-stealing features enough electronic communication to get even Hillary Clinton’s attention.“I think...

Mets’ Jacob deGrom heist becoming steal of century

SAN DIEGO — Jacob deGrom’s contract extension is increasingly looking like the steal of the century for the Mets.A day after Gerrit Cole...

Red Sox’s Alex Cora is living in Yankees-Gerrit Cole hell

SAN DIEGO — Alex Cora understood the Yankees were going to try to improve a 103-win team, so the Red Sox manager wasn’t...

Steve Cohen staying on right track to rescue Mets

SAN DIEGO — Steve Cohen’s transition to Mets majority owner is on the right track from MLB’s perspective.At the winter meetings, commissioner Rob...