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Mark Teixeira

Teixeira set to join Yankees

Coveted free agent appears headed to Big Apple, reaching a preliminary agreement for $180-million over eight years


Angels don't plan to pursue Ramirez

Team plans to 'to give our younger players an opportunity to play' after losing Teixeira to the Yankees


Yankees, Red Sox lead the way

Bronx Bombers top 2008 payroll lists, with Boston second, Mets third and Detroit fourth


Clemens' ex-trainer files lawsuit

McNamee seeking $10-million (U.S.) from former client, according to newspaper report


Pirates re-sign Doumit

Pittsburgh catcher to get at least $11.5-million (U.S.) over three seasons


Furcal says he didn't renege

“We never gave the nod the Braves'', shortstop says on decision to stay with Dodgers

2008 in images

2008 in pictures

The year that was Popup

A look back at 12 months in sports


Commentary

Jays not in 'distress'

Jeff Blair

Interim president Beeston dismisses notion club under pressure to slash payroll


Globe on Baseball

Globe on Baseball

In Las Vegas

Robert MacLeod blogs from Las Vegas during the wheeling and dealing of baseball's winter GM meetings


The Game

Rogers leaves solid legacy

Stephen Brunt

Media mogul and Blue Jays owner motivated by bottom line, but also by a love for Toronto

 

Blue Jays 

Hill ready to return

Toronto second baseman recovered from concussion; working out with Halladay and Litsch

Right-hander Clement signs with Blue Jays

Former All-Star has not pitched in the majors since 2006 because of shoulder problems


National League News 

Furcal finalizes deal with Dodgers

Shortstop has agreed to three-year deal worth $30 million, prompting the Atlanta Braves to claim the 31-year-old switch hitter reneged on a deal with them

Agents' actions ‘despicable': Schuerholz

Braves' president says team won't ever do business again with Furcal's reps after shortstop re-signs with Dodgers

Nixon off to Milwaukee

Brewers sign veteran outfielder to minor-league contract with invite to their spring training camp

Furcal stays with Dodgers

Despite offer from the Braves, shortstop reaches preliminary agreement with L.A. on $33-million (U.S.), three-year deal

Former Astros closer dies

All-star Dave Smith held Houston's record for games pitched


American League News 

Recession-proof Yankees keep on spending

Bronx Bombers are happy to throw caution to the wind by handing out hefty contracts in the name of winning

Yankees receive big luxury tax bill

New York owes $26.9 million despite missing playoffs

25-cent bleacher seats for Yankee Stadium openers

Fans get a break for exhibitions at new ballpark

Yankees, Tigers hit with tax charges

Bronx Bombers assessed a $26.9-million luxury tax bill, while Detroit owes $1.3-million

Wang, Yanks avoid arbitration

Right-hander signs a one-year, $5-million (U.S.) deal to remain in New York

Angels withdraw offer to Teixeira

The Los Angeles Angels pull their eight-year offer to Mark Teixeira and will no longer go after the first baseman

Sabathia gets $9 million signing bonus

By the time the Yankees open at Baltimore on April 6, the starter already will have received $6 million of that bonus plus $3.5 million of next year's salary

A pair of aces

Yankees present new pitchers Sabathia and Burnett at Yankee Stadium

Tigers add a catcher

Former Marlin and husband of Olympic beach volleyball gold medallist signed to one-year deal


Other news 

Whitt to manage Canada

Morneau named national team's first player to play in 2009 World Baseball Classic

Trainer helped investigation

McNamee co-operated with investors looking in steroids in baseball under threat of presecutioin


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