Last week, the Tampa Bay Rays announced they were signing 36-year-old former first baseman Dan Johnson and bringing him to camp as a knuckleball pitcher. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn’t be cause for much more than an “oh, okay” from the fans. 36-year-old position players aren’t necessarily known for the ability to suddenly reinvent themselves as pitchers—not even
Former Blue Jays pitcher David Price has struck it rich in free agency, reportedly agreeing to a seven-year, $217 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. That means he’s now the highest-paid pitcher in all of baseball. Let’s take a quick look at what that means for Price’s wallet: Assuming he doesn’t exercise his opt-out clause after three
Another season of Major League Baseball concluded last week, with a closely fought seven-game World Series that came down to the final out. It sounds nice enough on the surface; one of the teams was a scrappy underdog that won the heart of the nation, and the playoffs were marked with exceptional and memorable performances.