Mariano Rivera, Lee Smith and what makes a Hall of Fame closer
One is a first-ballot lock. The other a last-chance inductee. Here's what Cooperstown's 2019 ninth-inning stars tell us about Hall standards for the position.
Angels reach one-year deal with Cody Allen to be closer next season
The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with relief pitcher Cody Allen on a one-year deal to be their closer next season, league sources told ESPN.
Forget Babe Ruth, Yankees get the guy who could strike him out
Adding Adam Ottavino -- who boasted he'd whiff the Bambino "every time" -- gives the Bombers the best bullpen in the universe.
Tim Tebow will report to major league camp for Mets in February
The Mets say Tim Tebow will return to start spring training at the team's major league camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Red Sox unlikely to spend big to sign closer, Dave Dombrowski says
Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Thursday he doesn't expect to spend a lot of money on a closer.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora may reconsider decision to visit White House
Red Sox manager Alex Cora, a Puerto Rico native who has been outspoken about its need for hurricane relief, indicated on Thursday that he may skip the World Series celebration at the White House over President Trump's policies toward the island.