Miguel Cabrera Gets Record $292 Million Deal

Miguel Cabrera has signed a massive $292 million deal with the Detroit Tigers to extend his contract for another ten years. Cabrera has very impressive stats, including an average of 36 home runs per season to go with a .321 lifetime batting average. You can view his stat page here. Long-term contracts can be risky in sports because of the risk of injury. The Tiger must have decided keeping Cabrera around was worth the risk. NPR has some interesting facts about Cabrera's huge deal here. EPSN notes that Cabrera will be 40 in 2023 during the final year of his lucrative contract. Take a look:

Posted on March 30, 2014

Everlast Signs Multi-Year Deal With Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez partners with Everlast

Everlast has announced a multi-year deal with former WBA and WBC Light Middleweight Champion Cenlo Alvarez. Alvarez has an impressive fight record of 41-1-1. He will fight Alfredo Angulo in his next match. Everlast recently completed the build-out of the 23-year-old fighter's personal gym. He will compete in Everlast fight gloves and train with Everlast equipment.

Alvarez said in a statement, "Like my career, the direction of Everlast is on the rise. They continue to evolve with the sport and by partnering with the brand, I know that I will always compete using the safest and most trusted equipment in boxing. I have no doubt this will be a great relationship for myself, as well as Everlast and will lead to success inside and outside the ring."

Photo: Everlast

Posted on February 17, 2014

Derek Jeter to Retire at End of 2014 Season

Derek Jeter, the shortstop for the New York Yankees, will retire at the end of the 2014 season. Jeter made the announcement in a letter he posted on Facebook.

Jeter began his baseball career with the Yankees in 1995 and played in 15 games. He was a regular starting in 1996. He is highly likely to finish his career with a .310+ batting average. He has already eclipsed the 250 home run mark. These are both very impressive for a shortstop. You can view Jeter's stats here. Jeter also has five Golden Glove awards. He will definitely be missed by the Yankees and baseball fans.

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Posted on February 14, 2014

Seattle Seahawks Crush Denver Broncos to Win Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks crushed the Denver Broncos on Super Bowl Sunday. The Broncos were outscored 43-8. The game was pretty much over after the first half with the Seahawks up 22-0. Mounting a comeback against a powerful defensive team like the Seahawks was not going to happen. Percy Harvin made sure the game was over by running back a kickoff for a touchdown to start the second half. It was the first Super Bowl win for the Seattle Seahawks.

Turnovers really hurt the Broncos and Seahawks also outplayed Denver in special teams. The safety to start the game was really embarrassing for Denver. Malcolm Smith was named the MPV of the Super Bowl. CNN reports that each Seahawk gets $92,000 per player, while the losing players get $46,000. Take a look:

Posted on February 3, 2014

Clayton Kershaw is the Highest Paid Pitcher in Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Clayton Kershaw to a seven year deal worth $215 million. He is now the highest paid pitcher in the game ever. His lifetime ERA is just 2.60 and it was 1.83 in 2013 so the 25-year-old pitcher is probably worth the big bucks. He has won 2 Cy Young awards. He also won both the Cy Young and the Warren Spahn Award last year. Take a look:

Posted on January 16, 2014

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas Elected to Hall of Fame

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas have been elected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Maddux, the terrific Chicago Cub pitcher, was the top vote getter. He was named on 555 of 571 ballots (97.2%). Craig Biggio just missed out on the 75% needed to get inducted. He was named on 74.8% of the ballots. The induction ceremony will be held on July 27. Take a look:

Posted on January 9, 2014

Manny Machado and Andrelton Simmons Win 2013 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards

Manny Machado and Andrelton Simmons win Rawlings first Platinum Glove Awards

Manny Machado and Andrelton Simmons have been named winners of the inaguural 2013 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards. Machado is the third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles. Simmons plays shortstop for the Atlanta Braves. The winners were presented by Gold Sport Collectibles at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.

Machado's 32.4 score on the SABR Defensive Index (SDI) topped all of baseball in 2013. You can view his fielding stats here. Simmons' SDI of 29.3 was the highest in the National League. His fielding stats are located here.

Photo: Rawling

Posted on January 2, 2014

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