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Gerrit Cole watch, big spenders and more

9:49 AM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"SAN DIEGO -- The winter meetings, once the domain of blockbuster trades and megabucks free-agent signings, have in recent...

Ted Simmons, Marvin Miller finally get their due with Hall of Fame election

SAN DIEGO -- Momentous events often take place in ordinary settings. That's what it felt like Sunday night when the Baseball Hall of Fame announced that legendary MLB Players Association head Marvin Miller and St. Louis Cardinals catching great...

Union exec Marvin Miller, Simmons elected to Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with...

Ted Simmons can thank analytics Baseball Hall of Fame nod

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Ted Simmons can thank WAR, on-base percentage and other modern measures of baseball players for helping him reach the Hall of Fame 31 years after he retired.The eight-time All-Star catcher was elected to the Hall...

Giants working to hire Justin Viele for Gabe Kapler’s staff

SAN FRANCISCO -- For more than a decade, the staff in the Giants' dugout was as traditional as it gets, with longtime big league coaches serving under Bruce Bochy, who managed for 25 consecutive seasons. It appears the next...

Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons elected to the Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO — The Modern Baseball Era Committee has met and it has voted and we now have two new men in the Hall of Fame: Legendary Players Association Executive Director Marvin Miller and eight time All-Star Ted Simmons...

David Ortiz makes first Dominican Republic appearance since shooting

SANTO DOMINGO -- Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made his first public appearance in the Dominican Republic on Sunday nearly six months after he was shot in what authorities called a case of mistaken identity.The Dominican-born superstar was...

Union executive Marvin Miller, catcher Ted Simmons elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO -- Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former...

Baseball star Ortiz makes first appearance since being shot

SANTO DOMINGO (AP) -- Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made his first public appearance in the Dominican Republic on Sunday nearly six months after he was shot in what authorities called a case of mistaken identity.The Dominican-born superstar...

Ken Rosenthal says there’s ‘not a chance’ Cubs re-sign Nicholas Castellanos

With MLB's Winter Meetings kicking off Monday, the chances of the Cubs re-signing free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos aren't looking great.According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal (subscription required), there's "not a chance, at least for the moment," the two...

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Duquesne blasts Columbia for eighth straight win

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Tavian Dunn-Martin scored 25 points and Duquesne extended its season-opening win streak to eight games, romping past Columbia 90-54 on Monday...