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Chinese company provides $5.2 billion for Louisville Slugger owner

Chinese company provides $5.2 billion for Louisville Slugger owner

Chinese investors have their eye on the ball — baseball, that is. Louisville Slugger — the all-American bat brand favored by legends like Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson — is poised to get scooped up by a Chinese conglomerate. China-based Anta Sports is offering to purchase the Finland-based Amer Sports, which in addition to Louisville

Aaron Boone hints that Manny Machado’s antics will not disappoint the Yankees

Aaron Boone hints that Manny Machado's antics will not disappoint the Yankees

About this time a year ago, Shohei Ohtani informed the Yankees he didn’t want to play in The Bronx, so they acquired Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins. On his way to a sensational season as both a pitcher and outfielder, Ohtani suffered an elbow injury that limited him to 10 starts and 104 games overall

The “core group” Mets GM hope to be protected by J.T. Realmuto chase

The "core group" Mets GM hope to be protected by J.T. Realmuto chase

When it comes to their pursuit of J.T. Realmuto, how the Mets choose their bait will determine their fate. In light of that, their wheeler-dealer rookie general manager sent an interesting signal to the Marlins and other potential trade partners Wednesday: The core is sacred. How sacred, we’ll soon discover. “We’ve got a core group of

Mets and Brodie Van Wagenen can’t stop now

Mets and Brodie Van Wagenen can't stop now

During the press conference to introduce Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz as Mets, Jeff Wilpon mentioned the team’s analytics department projected 83-84 wins in 2019 before this acquisition and 88-90 now. “If we do a couple of more things maybe we could potentially be 90-plus,” the Mets owner said Tuesday. A few hours later it was

Mets’ blockbuster Robinson Cano deal with outstanding physical strength

The Mets and Mariners have their deal. A blockbuster that will bring Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the Mets for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, prospects Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn and reliever Gerson Bautista was finalized Saturday night, leaving only physicals in the way of an official trade, according to industry sources. As part

Yankees can see Robertson and Britton go to the Red Sox

Yankees can see Robertson and Britton go to the Red Sox

Not only will the Yankees have to fill the vacancies created by the potential loss of free-agent relievers David Robertson and Zach Britton, there is a possibility the talented duo could land in their blood rivals’ bullpen. When asked about Robertson, who has a house in Rhode Island, landing a three-year deal with Boston, a

Trade between Mets and Robinson Carnot and Edwin Diaz is almost complete

Trade between Mets and Robinson Carnot and Edwin Diaz is almost complete

After days of rumblings and speculation, talks between the Mariners and Mets reached a crescendo Thursday on a blockbuster trade that would bring Robinson Cano and stud closer Edwin Diaz to Citi Field, allowing new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen to potentially strengthen his lineup and bullpen in one swoop. According to sources, the framework of a

How Robinson Cano New York encore could (and could not) work

How Robinson Cano New York encore could (and could not) work

For this two-borough baseball issue, let’s start with the easy one: The Mets would be out of their minds to invest in Robinson Cano. A left-handed bat for a roster that already leans more to the left than Shepard Smith? A 36-year-old with five years left on his contract for a team that doesn’t use

How did the Yankees perform in the playoffs?

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The Yankees not only fell short in the playoffs, they also fell short when it came to playoff shares. As The Post’s George A. King III reported earlier this month, players voted during a late-season meetingto cut back the number of shares they would hand out. According to the Commissioner’s Office on Monday, the World

Hal Steinbrenner did not give up the idea of meeting with Machado

Hal Steinbrenner did not give up the idea of meeting with Machado

The rest of Major League Baseball is waiting for the Yankees to pounce this offseason, with last week’s acquisition of James Paxton from the Mariners expected to be just the first of several significant moves they make. Though general manager Brian Cashman has kept his intentions regarding the two premier free agents on the market

Why did James Paxton’s red flag not make the Yankees feel uneasy?

James Paxton has the stuff to pitch Game 1 of a playoff series. The Yankees are willing to overlook almost everything else because of that. His questionable durability. His superior numbers working in pitcher-friendly Safeco Field. The unknown of him pitching in a big market. And having to give up one of the majors’ better

Yankees’ Sonny Gray drawing interest from Reds, A’s

Yankees’ Sonny Gray drawing interest from Reds, A’s

It’s been more than a month since Yankees general manager Brian Cashman publicly announced Sonny Gray was on the market, the right-hander will likely be headed out of The Bronx — and perhaps soon. The Yankees have talked to the Reds about Gray, who just turned 29, The Post confirmed. And his former team, the

Intriguing Japanese pitchers caught the attention of the Yankees

ATLANTA — At the Yankees’ professional scouting meetings a couple of weeks ago, team officials discussed “dozens and dozens” of free agents as they prepared for this offseason, Hal Steinbrenner said. Among that group, the Yankees’ managing general partner divulged, was someone who isn’t quite a free agent yet: Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi. “I saw

Jacob deGrom will be the successor to Cy Young of Felix Hernandez

Over at the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s (imaginary) headquarters, we call this “Awards Week.” Yet this specific week, here in 2018, feels bigger. Maybe we should call this one “Anarchy Week.” And remember it fondly for the ages. Barring a stunning development, the Mets’ Jacob deGrom will win the NL Cy Young award Wednesday evening, the

A veteran of the Yankees thinks Machado is a good choice

A veteran of the Yankees thinks Machado is a good choice

Dellin Betances has played with and against Manny Machado enough to believe the free-agent infielder would fit in well with the Yankees and help them move past the Red Sox in the AL East. “I have kept up a little bit,’’ Betances said Tuesday of the Machado Saga throughout the postseason and the early days of free