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  1. Ibanez headed for retirement?

    AJ Mass

    The career of Raul Ibanez may have come to a close, as the Los Angeles Angels have waived the veteran, who may not be able to find another team to play for and could decide to opt for retirement. "Raul's going to be tough to replace in the clubh...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  2. Retirement contagious in Yankees camp?

    AJ Mass

    Derek Jeter might not be the only former All-Star and member of the New York Yankees to hang it up at the end of the 2014 season. Veteran outfielder Alfonso Soriano says that he's also considering the possibility that this upcoming year might be his ...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  3. Jeter's secret? His confidence

    Buster Olney

    I covered the Yankees for the New York Times at the time Derek Jeter was invited to host "Saturday Night Live," and I can remember thinking that he would be pretty awful in that role. Jeter's instinct when speaking into cameras or microphones had...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  4. Dodgers hoping to get Young

    AJ Mass

    (UPDATE: Whether he simply got tired of answering questions about if he was going to play in 2014, or if it was his plan to retire all along, Michael Young has decided to announce his retirement from baseball on Friday in a press conference in Texas....

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  5. Burnett not ready to retire

    AJ Mass

    Although pitcher A.J. Burnett had been mulling retirement after the Pittsburgh Pirates decided against making him a qualifying offer, a source tells ESPN.com that Burnett is indeed planning to pitch in 2014. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick writes that "...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  6. Chances of a Pettitte return?

    Joe Kaiser

    The New York Yankees managed to coax Andy Pettitte out of retirement once before in 2012. Is there any chances of that happening again? It sounds very unlikely, despite the Yankees' need for another quality starter in the rotation. "He has shut...

    Blog | December 21, 2013
  7. Biggest missed opportunities for the hot stove - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which teams missed the biggest opportunities this winter.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  8. Roy Halladay a HOF test case

    Keith Law

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Roy Halladay's retirement brought about the usual postcareer canonization we hear when any very good player hangs them up -- He's a surefire Hall of Famer! He's a lock! If he's not a Hall of Famer, just tear the place down! ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  9. Winter Meetings Buzz

    Doug Mittler

    Day One of the winter meetings saw two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay announce his retirement, but the activity in Orlando was void of any major trade or free agent signing. Could things change Tuesday? There is some buzz regarding a deal...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  10. Yankees, Cano appear far apart on dollars

    Buster Olney

    When Mariano Rivera was asked on the day he announced his retirement about what the perfect ending to his career would be, he talked about being on the mound for the World Series -- and even at the time he said it, that seemed unreachable, given all ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  11. Rivera won't reconsider retiring

    Buster Olney

    Mariano Rivera is almost perfect as a reliever this season, with 19 saves and a 1.77 ERA, the sort of numbers that don't square with the fact that he is 43 years old and announced his retirement back in March. This isn't quite Gale Sayers walking...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  12. Finding an appropriate farewell gift for New York Yankees closer ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney discusses Mariano Rivera's legacy, and asks players and managers about what an appropriate farewell gift would be for the greatest closer ever.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  13. The lasting legacy of Kerry Wood

    Buster Olney

    It was just time, Kerry Wood explained, in announcing his retirement. Time to spend more time with his family, because he can. Time for relief from the day-to-day grind of preparing to pitch. Time to walk away from a sport he loved -- a sport which p...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  14. The lasting legacy of Kerry Wood - MLB

    Buster Olney

    While Kerry Wood will be remembered by some as a pitcher who never fulfilled his tremendous potential, and to others as a great teammate, his lasting legacy may be how he has changed the way teams scout and handle young pitchers, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2012
  15. Manny retires: The 'Jennings Watch' begins

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners can pretend the news of Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Manny Ramirez announcing his retirement Friday isn't a big deal, but Ramirez was a 17th-round selection in ESPN standard live drafts, and until a few days ago, he was owned ...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  16. Manny Ramirez's retirement could open door for fantasy-friendly p...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reacts to Manny Ramirez's retirement announcement from a fantasy perspective, examining the values of such players as Desmond Jennings, Matt Joyce and Johnny Damon.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2011