Only one pitcher in major-league history is more synonymous with strikeouts than Randy Johnson. That man is Nolan Ryan, with whom Johnson forever is linked following his Hall of Fame induction this past July. Ryan is the all-time leader with 5,714 career strikeouts, while Johnson is second with 4,875. And on Sept. 10, 2000, the Big Unit collected his 3,000th career strikeout when...
According to Mike Lowell of MLB Network, the Miami Marlins and outfielder Christian Yelich have finalized a seven-year $40 million contract. Yelich was the Marlins first round pick in 2010, and made his debut in 2013 playing in 62 games. He will be eligible for free agency after his age 28 season. Last season, the 21-year-old played in 144 games, hitting .284 to go along with nine...
Jon Lester’s comments last winter about potentially accepting a hometown discount to remain with the Boston Red Sox were refreshing. It’s rare that a professional athlete is willing to forgo a bigger payday in favor of other factors. Lester never signed the team-friendly contract many anticipated, causing the Red Sox to eventually trade the pitcher to the Oakland Athletics before...
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