The New York Yankees reportedly are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list.
Outfielders have work cut out for them in order to make major-league roster.
The Mariners officially announced the signing of outfielders Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez to minor league contracts with invites to Major League spring training on Monday afternoon.
First, sorry about the slew of Seahawks posts. I thought I was posting to the Seahawks blog. I've been helping out with the coverage the last month and am leaving for Arizona tomorrow. Anyway I started posting the transcripts we receive to a blog - just the wrong. My sincere apologies.
Here's the transcript of Jermaine Kearse's media session on Sunday in Arizona. He talks about the receivers being underrated, deflategate, returning to the Super Bowl, former teammate Brandon Browner and other things.
Here's the transcript of Russell Okung's media session on Sunday in Arizona. He talked about the Patriots' defense, head coach Pete Carroll, Marshawn Lynch and other things.
Seahawks safety Earl Thomas met with the media on Sunday. He talked about all things on his injured shoulder, playing through pain, the Patriots offense and Tom Brady and former teammate Brandon Browner.
Quarterback Russell Wilson spoked to the media on Sunday, discussing the Patriots' defense, his receivers, football preparation, head coach Pete Carroll and deflated footballs.
Here's the full transcript of Pete Carroll's Sunday press conference in Arizona. He was asked about the Patriots and his relationship with Robert Kraft, Marshawn Lynch's touchdown celebrations and media stuff, the health of his secondary, messages to fans and other stuff.
Here's the transcript of Michael Bennett's media session on Sunday in Arizona. Bennett was rocking the cowboy look in his press conference.
CORNERBACK RICHARD SHERMAN
Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. “Mr. Cub” was 83.
Former Mariners superstar Ichiro and the Miami Marlins have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
Bud Selig’s last day as baseball commissioner was Saturday; he served for more than 22 years. Rob Manfred takes over as the sport’s 10th commissioner.
The uniforms, which will be worn during Sunday home games, are a light-cream color with royal blue lettering and numbering and gold highlights.
Trainer Rick Griffin says the one-time top hitting prospect is down to 235 pounds after reporting to spring training last year closer to 265.
The Mariners held their annual pre-spring training luncheon at Safeco Field on Thursday. General manager Jack Zduriencik, manager Lloyd McClendon, director of player development Chris Gwynn, pitcher J.A. Happ met with the media. Here's some video from that:
The sun is out in the Puget Sound!!! Sorry about the lack of posts the last few days. I'm helping out with Seahawks coverage because, well, I do what I'm told. But I'm not going to completely ignore the Mariners for obvious reasons.