Jeff McNeil agrees to extension with Mets

NEW YORK — The most prolific hitter in the Majors last season, a homegrown talent featuring defensive versatility and freakish bat-to-ball skills, is set to remain in Flushing for the foreseeable future. The Mets and Jeff McNeil have agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract extension that will keep the 2022 NL batting champion in-house … Read more

Japanese star Shohei Ohtani to face Australia ‘s best in ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ World Baseball Classic

Shohei Ohtani is on the brink of becoming baseball’s first $500 million man. Key points: Japan’s Shohei Ohtani is one of the biggest stars in baseball He’ll lead Samurai Japan into the World Baseball Classic in March Australia will face Ohtani’s Japan in that tournament The Japanese phenom is a superstar as big as they … Read more

Blue Jays prospects to watch in 2023 Spring Training

Blue Jays prospects to watch in 2023 Spring Training n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug(“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”blue-jays-prospects-to-watch-in-2023-spring-training”,”type”:”story”).parts.5″:”data”:”type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug(“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”blue-jays-prospects-to-watch-in-2023-spring-training”,”type”:”story”).parts.5.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”,”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”,”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug(“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”blue-jays-prospects-to-watch-in-2023-spring-training”,”type”:”story”).parts.6″:”content”:”**SS/3B Orelvis Martinez (No. 2)** nThis is the year we start to find out who Martinez is. The young Dominican turned 21 this offseason and is coming off a 30-homer year in Double-A where he struck out too often, posting a .286 on-base percentage. Martinez was … Read more

Luis Arraez Marlins trade

MIAMI — The Marlins on Friday acquired reigning American League batting champion and All-Star infielder Luis Arraez from the Twins for right-hander Pablo López and two prospects, infielder Jose Salas (No. 5 in the Marlins’ system) and outfielder Byron Chourio. The 25-year-old Arraez, who is under team control through 2025, has a .314 average through … Read more