free agency

Curt Flood
(AP Photo/File)
Associated Press
December 23, 2019 - 3:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Curt Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago Tuesday with a 128-word letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, two paragraphs that pretty much ended the career of a World Series champion regarded as among the sport's stars but united a union behind his cause.
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Anthony Rendon
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon throws out Houston Astros' George Springer during the third inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series in Houston. Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Associated Press
December 12, 2019 - 2:38 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract Wednesday, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced and was...
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(Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)
March 14, 2019 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players agreed to an unprecedented early start to contract bargaining, a move sparked by union anger that raised the possibility of a return to work stoppages that marred the sport in the late 20th century. MLB and the union announced modest rule...
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Paul Goldschmidt and John Mozeliak at the Cardinals press conference.
(Sam Masterson, KMOX)
January 28, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Rick Hummel of the Post-Dispatch believes the Cards new slugger wants nothing to do with what's happened this winter, when his current contract ends at the end of 2019.
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Nelly throwing out first pitch at St. Louis Cardinals game in 2013
Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Michael Calhoun
December 03, 2018 - 9:28 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Is one of St. Louis' biggest ambassadors making a sales pitch to one of baseball's biggest stars? Free agent outfielder Bryce Harper went to a Nelly show in Las Vegas and took a photo with the rapper backstage. Harper included the hashtags #314 and #TheLou in his Instagram...
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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia walks across the field after a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 20, 2018, in New York. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said after the game that he was called by the front office in the middle innings and told not to use Familia in relief because the team was close to trading him. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 21, 2018 - 9:24 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After three years of missing the playoffs and dealing away fan favorites like Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson and Sonny Gray, the Oakland Athletics are trying to steer themselves in the opposite direction. They certainly took a significant step Saturday by acquiring New York...
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Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly
(Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports)
July 01, 2018 - 8:00 pm
O'Reilly's played three years in Buffalo, with 61 points (24 goals, 37 assists) last year and set an NHL record for faceoffs won in a season.
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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred with KMOX's Mike Claiborne & Chris Hrabe
(KMOX, Sam Masterson)
February 21, 2018 - 10:02 am
The commissioner made a visit to the St. Louis Cardinals spring training camp and sat down with KMOX to talk about the current state of Major League Baseball.
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