1. Francisco Rodriguez Contract Option Picked Up by Tigers: Details, Reaction

    The Detroit Tigers have picked up their $6 million contract option on pitcher Francisco Rodriguez , the team announced Thursday. Rodriguez saved 44 games last year while posting a 3...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 month ago 1,530 reads 0 comments

  2. Seth Smith Contract Option Picked Up by Mariners: Latest Details and Reaction

    The Seattle Mariners announced they picked up outfielder Seth Smith 's $7 million club option for 2017 on Thursday. Since the Mariners acquired him in a trade with the San Diego Padres ahead of the 2015 campaign, Smith has posted a ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 2,596 reads 3 comments

  3. Jonathan Lucroy Contract Option Picked Up by Rangers: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Texas Rangers have officially picked u p the $5.25 million contract option for Jonathan Lucroy, according to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegraph confirmed the report...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 month ago 184 reads 0 comments

  4. Cubs Parade 2016: Predictions, Viewing Information for World Series Celebration

    For the first time in 108 years, the city of Chicago will be able to bask in the glow of a World Series celebration with the Cubs when the team holds its victory parade on Friday...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 4,567 reads 0 comments

  5. Alcides Escobar's Contract Option to Be Picked Up by Royals: Details, Reaction

    Shortstop Alcides Escobar reportedly will return to the Kansas City Royals for a seventh season as the team is reportedly set to pick up his 2017 team option...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 1 month ago 366 reads 0 comments

  6. Wade Davis Contract Option to Be Picked Up by Royals: Latest Details, Reaction

    Wade Davis has been one of the better closers in baseball over the past two seasons, and the Kansas City Royals are expected to make a prudent move to keep the 31-year-old in tow Thursday by picking up his $10 million club option for 2017...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 410 reads 0 comments

  7. Cubs Fan Fulfills Promise, Listens to World Series at Father's Grave

    As fans traveled to Cleveland or gathered outside Wrigley Field to witness the Chicago Cubs ' first World Series championship since 1908, Wayne Williams listened to the game in a cemetery...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 1 month ago 25,349 reads 8 comments

  8. Clay Buchholz's Contract Option Picked Up by Red Sox: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Boston Red Sox are betting on a strong rebound from Clay Buchholz in 2017 after announcing they had picked up the starting pitcher's contract option...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 2,268 reads 6 comments

  9. Jon Niese's Contract Option Declined by Mets: Latest Comments, Reaction

    The New York Mets have reportedly declined the option of Jonathon Niese , ending the player's second stint with the franchise, per Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball and Matt Ehalt of the Record ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 month ago 530 reads 0 comments

  10. Craig Sager Has Bet on Cubs to Win World Series Every Year Since 1981

    For 35 years, Craig Sager has bet that the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series . His optimism finally paid off...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 1 month ago 49,086 reads 3 comments

  11. Fernando Rodney's Contract Option Declined by Marlins: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Miami Marlins declined their team option on reliever Francisco Rodney, making him an unrestricted free agent...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 month ago 232 reads 0 comments

  12. World Series 2016: Biggest Offseason Questions for Cubs and Indians

    An epic 2016 World Series ended with one of the most memorable games in recent baseball history. The Chicago Cubs ended their 108-year championship drought with an 8-7, 10-inning win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7...

    Brian Marron Written by Brian Marron about 1 month ago 1,537 reads 0 comments

  13. Carlos Santana's Contract Option Picked Up by Indians: Latest Details, Reaction

    Cleveland picked up its $12 million club option on slugger Carlos Santana on Friday after its crushing defeat in Game 7 of the World Series at the hands of the Chicago Cubs , the team announced ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 436 reads 0 comments

  14. Jaime Garcia's Contract Option Picked Up by Cardinals: Latest Details, Reaction

    The St. Louis Cardinals reportedly will pick up the $12 million club option in the contract of starting pitcher Jaime Garcia for 2017. Jenifer Langosch of MLB ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 1,322 reads 0 comments

  15. Charlie Morton's Contract Option Declined by Phillies: Latest Comments, Reaction

    The Philadelphia Phillies announced Thursday that they have declined to pick up the mutual option on pitcher Charlie Morton . Morton was set to earn a $9...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 473 reads 0 comments

  16. Students List Cubs World Series Win as Reason for Tardiness

    At least they were honest. The Chicago Cubs needed 10 innings and over four hours (including a rain delay) to snap their World Series drought with a Wednesday night game that dragged into Thursday morning...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 1 month ago 24,464 reads 3 comments

  17. Jose Reyes' Contract Option Picked Up by Mets: Latest Details and Reaction

    After playing well in 60 games for the New York Mets in 2016, infielder Jose Reyes will be back with the team next season. Per Jon Heyman of TodaysKnuckleball...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 289 reads 0 comments

  18. Matt Albers' Contract Option Declined by White Sox: Latest Comments, Reaction

    The Chicago White Sox could have retained Matt Albers by picking up his $3 million club option for next season, but they reportedly decided to cut ties with the veteran reliever Thursday after he stumbled through the 2016 season...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 504 reads 0 comments

  19. Matt Moore's Contract Option Picked Up by Giants: Latest Details and Reaction

    In a move that was a mere formality, the San Francisco Giants exercised the $7 million option on left-handed pitcher Matt Moore's contract for 2017. Today's Knuckleball's Jon Heyman and MLB ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 5,873 reads 17 comments

  20. Cubs vs. Indians: 2016 World Series Game 7 Ratings Revealed

    Wednesday night's epic World Series Game 7 between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs—won by the Cubs, 8-7—received huge ratings, according to CNBC : Per A...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 52,797 reads 155 comments

  21. Jay Bruce's Contract Option Picked Up by Mets: Latest Details and Reaction

    Outfielder Jay Bruce will reportedly return to the New York Mets in 2017 after his option was picked up by the team on Thursday , according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com and Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball...

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  22. Cubs Parade 2016: Route, Live Stream and Expectations

    After 108 years of waiting, the Chicago Cubs finally ended their World Series championship drought with an 8-7 Game 7 win over the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, and a raucous celebration is sure to follow in the Windy City...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 1 month ago 23,303 reads 0 comments

  23. Cubs Parade 2016: Route, Date, Time, Live Stream and TV Info

    The 108-year wait is over as the Chicago Cubs are finally World Series champions. What will follow is a celebration that should match or exceed any we have seen in decades...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 month ago 72,861 reads 35 comments

  24. Yusmeiro Petit's Contract Option Declined by Nationals: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Washington Nationals announced Thursday they are declining the $3 million club option in the contract of relief pitcher Yusmeiro Petit for 2017. In turn, he'll receive a $500,000 buyout and head into free agency...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 130 reads 0 comments

  25. Gio Gonzalez Contract Option Picked Up by Nationals: Latest Details and Reaction

    The Washington Nationals announced Thursday they are picking up the $12 million club option on the contract of starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez for 2017. William Ladson of MLB ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 1,916 reads 1 comments