The surprise elevation of the former White Sox DH to Cooperstown showed that some teams pay back their stars with loyalty as well as cash.
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Harold Baines' selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday surprised many, and Baines said Monday that he played to try to win a championship, so he never gave a lot of thought to making the Hall.
The winter meetings are underway in Bryce Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, where we'll be tracking all of the latest Bryce buzz all week long.
With every team looking to make moves in Las Vegas, here's a forecast of big trades and signings for each.
Chicago won the day in Las Vegas, as Harold Baines and Lee Smith were chosen for enshrinement in Cooperstown. The Hall of Fame's Today's Game Era Committee selected them at baseball's winter meetings.
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The Today's Game committee got the Las Vegas edition of the winter meetings off to a festive start by electing both Harold Baines and Lee Smith to the Hall of Fame. The pair will join whomever makes it next month in Cooperstown next summer.
With the winter meetings upcoming in Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, we look at the free-agent outfielder's quest for baseball's biggest contract.
The Mariners continued their rebuilding project, sending set-up man Alex Colome to the White Sox for catcher Omar Narvaez.
While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.
Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.
The Diamondbacks have been contenders, but they're among the clubs who might want to shake things up by shopping stars like Paul Goldschmidt.
He might be the best catcher available this winter. But his past two postseasons have been a lowlight reel of passed balls, crossed-up signs and strikeouts.
Want to make a hot-stove splash? Start with these bold trades and free-agent additions.
With Cleveland entertaining offers for its ace, the White Sox and Twins have enough payroll flexibility to be big-time players in free agency.
Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.
Bryce? Manny? Both? ... Or steer clear. We examine how every team in baseball should approach a historic pair of free agents.
The White Sox extended manager Rick Renteria's contract beyond 2019.
Before the season, we said winning the World Series isn't everything. Some teams proved that. Others, well, not so much.
Bill Fischer, who spent more than seven decades as a player and coach in professional baseball, died Tuesday. He was 88. He spent the past eight years as a senior adviser to the Kansas City Royals.
Will Mookie Betts win another Gold Glove? Can Andrelton Simmons add to his trophy case? We look at the finalists at every position.
The Chicago White Sox have declined their $16 million option on James Shields and exercised a $2 million buyout, making the veteran right-hander a free agent.
After a 108-win season, the Red Sox are the World Series champions. But do they open the offseason at No. 1? Where do the runner-up Dodgers and Astros check in?
Take a look at the finalists for the Gold Glove at every position in each league.
The Blue Jays phenom might be marking time until he makes his MLB debut, but he isn't the only prospect on the rise in the AFL.
The Chicago White Sox say outfielder Avisail Garcia has had surgery on his right knee.
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