Astros 2022 Winter Meetings recap

Astros 2022 Winter Meetings recap

SAN DIEGO — The Astros landed their top free agent target — first baseman José Abreu — prior to coming to the Winter Meetings, and they were hoping to sign free-agent catcher Willson Contreras, who reportedly wound up going to the Cardinals on a five-year deal Wednesday. The Astros remained aggressive despite being the only … Read more

Taylor Swift and FTX Had $100M Sponsorship Deal Talks

Taylor Swift and FTX Had 0M Sponsorship Deal Talks

Photo: Amy Sussman (Getty Images) Taylor Swift came close to finalizing a sponsorship deal with FTX earlier this year as the crypto company was in a downward spiral and burning through all the money it didn’t have. The deal would have brought yet another celebrity into the already-sizable FTX endorsement fold, reportedly for a price tag … Read more

Rule 5 Draft results 2022

Rule 5 Draft results 2022

SAN DIEGO — The return of the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings for the first time since 2019 brought a packed house and plenty of activity in the Major League phase on Wednesday afternoon. A total of 15 players were taken in that portion of the Rule 5, starting with the Nationals selecting … Read more

Taijuan Walker, Phillies agree to four-year deal

Taijuan Walker, Phillies agree to four-year deal

SAN DIEGO — The Phillies are not wasting time at the Winter Meetings. Two sources told MLB.com on Tuesday night that the Phillies and right-hander Taijuan Walker agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract, pending a physical. Walker, 30, will slot behind Zack Wheeler, Aaron Nola and Ranger Suárez in Philadelphia’s rotation, while a combination … Read more