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AP Exclusive: Dodgers taxed $32M, MLB payrolls record $4.5B

Jan. 18, 2023 19:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were hit with a $32 million luxury tax for the second straight season, among six teams paying a penalty as baseball payrolls rebounded after the lockout to a record $4.56 billion. The New York Mets set a luxury tax payroll record at $299.8...

Judge and Yankees finalize $360 million, 9-year contract

Dec. 20, 2022 14:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — American League MVP Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees on Tuesday finalized their $360 million, nine-year contract, the third-largest deal in baseball history. New York announced the agreement and called a news conference for Wednesday at Yankee Stadium to discuss...

Verlander: Cohen persuaded him Mets are building a winner

Dec. 20, 2022 12:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander's phone rang in November. New York Mets owner Steve Cohen was on the line. “It really wasn’t a baseball call. It was just a ‘Hey, this is Steve. You’re Justin. Let me get to know you a little bit,’" the pitcher recalled Tuesday. ...

Mets set to shatter payroll records, soar to about $350M

Dec. 14, 2022 14:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Cohen's New York Mets are on track to shatter spending records in his third season as owner, boosting payroll to about $350 million for purposes of the luxury tax and poised to pay a penalty of about $80 million. New York added veteran starters Justin...

Mets add latest pricey arm, land Japanese ace Senga for $75M

Dec. 11, 2022 03:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese pitcher Kodai Senga and the New York Mets have agreed to a $75 million, five-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press early Sunday on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a...

NY Mets complete deals with LHP Quintana, RHP Robertson

Dec. 10, 2022 10:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The active New York Mets took two more steps toward restocking their pitching staff Friday night, finalizing contracts with free agents José Quintana and David Robertson. Quintana signed a $26 million, two-year deal that adds another veteran arm to the team’s...

AP source: Verlander agrees to 2-year contract with Mets

Dec. 05, 2022 22:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Verlander agreed to an $86.7 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets on Monday, reuniting the AL Cy Young Award winner with Max Scherzer and giving the team a high-profile replacement for Jacob deGrom. The contract is worth $43,333,333 per season...

Judge looms; Verlander, Turner deals heat up winter meetings

Dec. 05, 2022 22:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Verlander is going to the New York Mets. Trea Turner has agreed to a blockbuster deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. There are three more high-profile shortstops in free agency, along with ace pitcher Carlos Rodón. And one big slugger looms above the whole...

DeGrom's deal with Rangers could be worth $222M for 6 years

Dec. 03, 2022 17:37 PM EST

Jacob deGrom's $185 million, five-year contract with Texas includes a pair of conditional options, one that protects the Rangers against an arm injury and another that would make the deal worth $222 million over six seasons if he is remains a top pitcher at the end of 2027. The deal...

Texas Rangers sign ace Jacob deGrom to $185M, 5-year deal

Dec. 02, 2022 23:15 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jacob deGrom is headed to the free-spending Texas Rangers, who believe the health risk is worth the potential reward in trying to end a six-year run of losing. The two-time Cy Young Award winner agreed to a $185 million, five-year contract Friday, leaving...