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Wainwright guaranteed $5M by Cards, can earn $5M for starts

Adam Wainwright is guaranteed $5 million in his one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals and can earn up to $5 million in performance bonuses, which allows the pitcher to match his 2019 earnings. Wainwright's contract, announced Tuesday, calls for $1.5 million each for 20 and 25 starts, and

Acing it: Success of Nats, Astros puts attention on starters

Washington went against baseball's trend toward bulked-up bullpens, dedicating 39% of its payroll to three starting pitchers: Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin. The trio triumphed, lifting the Nationals to the first World Series title in the team's 51-season history. Houston

Acing it: Success of Nats, Astros puts attention on starters

Washington went against baseball's trend toward bulked-up bullpens, dedicating 39% of its payroll to three starting pitchers: Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin. The trio triumphed, lifting the Nationals to the first World Series title in the team's 51-season history. Houston

Cubs Talk Podcast: Ned Colletti interview

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan talks with former Cubs front office executive and Dodgers GM Ned Colletti on how to fix a major league roster, when to deal with a player who is heading into free agency, and more.

Tuesday Sports in Brief

Sam Cunliffe scored 17 points, including two free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining, and Evansville silenced Rupp Arena with an improbable 67-64 victory over No. 1 Kentucky on Tuesday night. K.J. Riley added 18 points as the Purple Aces - coached by Walter McCarty, who won a national title with Kentucky

Giants hire Gabe Kapler as manager to replace Bruce Bochy

Gabe Kapler might need years to match the popularity of his predecessors with the San Francisco Giants. Farhan Zaidi believes he will get there eventually. Kapler has been hired as San Francisco's manager a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies.

11/12/19 MLB.com FastCast

Rocco Baldelli is named the AL Manager of the Year, plus Mike Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year

Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year days after mom's death

Mike Shildt began his life in baseball at his mom's side, tagging along with her to work at a Double-A ballpark and picking up odd jobs around the clubhouse. When Shildt was recognized Tuesday night for the career that has followed, the late Lib Shildt was the first thing on his mind. Less than

Cardinals agree to deal with Adam Wainwright for 2020 season

The St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright have agreed to a contract for the 2020 season, increasing the likelihood the veteran pitcher finishes his career with the only major league team for which he has ever played. The 38-year-old Wainwright was drafted by the Braves in 2000 and traded to the Cardinals

MLB checking into report '17 Astros stole signs, broke rules

Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field. The report Tuesday quoted pitcher Mike Fiers, who played for the Astros that season, and three

3-star ATH Jaylon Carlies commits to Mizzou

Nearly a month after taking an official visit to Missouri, West Orange (Fla.) athlete Jaylon Carlies has committed to the Tigers.The three-star prospect picked up an offer from the Tigers back in June and took his official visit the weekend of October 5th when Missouri defeated Troy, 42-10.

La Russa joins Angels as senior adviser for baseball ops

Tony La Russa has been hired by the Los Angeles Angels as senior adviser for baseball operations. Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Tuesday that La Russa will assist in all areas, including evaluations of players and minor-league development. La Russa recently was with the Boston Red Sox for

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