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Over the weekend, news broke that the New York Knicks were dragging their feet in matching the Houston Rockets' $25 million contract offer to point guard Jeremy Lin. As the nervous laughter of Knicks fans ("Ha, this is hilarious ... can you imagine? ...Blog | July 16, 2012
Cleveland once wanted to build a statue of Jim Thome to entice to him to stay with the Indians. A statue! And to the team where he had spent 12 seasons, the slugger said no dice. Thome turned down a generous contract offer and the chance to stare at ...Blog | August 26, 2011
When the Knicks didn't match Houston's offer sheet for Jeremy Lin in the summer of 2012, it struck me as cruel. Knicks fans had struggled through any number of confounding contracts, bizarre trades, brooding malcontents, and embarrassing scandals, ye...Blog | November 15, 2013
The Tampa Bay Rays signed Evan Longoria to a six-year, $100 million contract extension, a deal that locks up the All-Star third baseman through at least 2022 and offers a glimpse into the future of the Rays and the sport. Longoria, 27, was signed ...Blog | November 26, 2012
Sports analysts love talking about "distractions." These intersections between athletics and real life — arrests and contracts, marriages and divorces, births and deaths — offer ready-made narratives that are easy to spout and difficult t...Blog | December 19, 2011
In the upcoming months, New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes could command more than $100 million for a contract of up to seven years. The front office in Flushing may balk at those numbers, but unless the Mets are prepared to make Reyes an offer that...Blog | November 04, 2011