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Troy Pachner says “orchestrated parent campaign” led to resignation from Arapahoe basketball

CENTENNIAL — Four weeks before its first game, the Arapahoe High School boys basketball program suddenly didn’t have a head coach. Troy Pachner, who led AHS the previous three seasons, resigned Nov. 2 after a group of 14 parents signed and emailed a letter to Arapahoe administrators a week earlier calling for his removal. The parents outlined four “documented instances […]

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Rangers sign deGrom to blockbuster 5-year deal

ESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Two-time Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom agreed to a five-year, $185 million contract with the Texas Rangers, sources told ESPN, bringing the most talented pitcher in baseball to a pitching-starved organization that is making massive free agent investments for the second straight […]

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Brewers tout Wronski as MLB’s only female COO

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers have promoted Marti Wronski to chief operating officer, making her the franchise’s highest-ranking woman executive since Wendy Selig-Prieb was the president and chair of the board in the early 2000s. Brewers officials said Wronski is the only woman to currently hold the COO title for a major league franchise. There are two women working as president […]

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An ace to the NL East? Two star catchers on the move? Eight trades we want to see at the winter meetings

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Covers MLB for ESPN.com Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 With the winter meetings set to begin in San Diego, there is growing buzz in the industry that free agent […]

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Blue Jays bringing in Mattingly as bench coach

TORONTO — Don Mattingly is joining the Blue Jays as bench coach to manager John Schneider, the team announced Wednesday. The former New York Yankees slugger, a six-time All-Star, joins the Blue Jays after seven seasons as manager of the Miami Marlins, where he won National League Manager of the Year honors in 2020. Mattingly previously spent five seasons as […]

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Phillies prez Dombrowski gets 3-year extension

The Phillies signed president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski to a three-year contract extension on Tuesday. With the extension, Dombrowski is signed through the 2027 season. The Phillies advanced to the World Series this past season, Dombrowski’s second with the franchise. The postseason appearance ended a 10-year drought for the Phillies, who qualified for a wild-card spot with an 87-75 […]

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Beltran among 14 newcomers on ballot for HOF

NEW YORK — Carlos Beltran, John Lackey and Jered Weaver are among 14 newcomers on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Hall of Fame ballot in what could turn into an evaluation of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal. R.A. Dickey, Huston Street, Francisco Rodríguez, Bronson Arroyo and Matt Cain also are new to the ballot, joined by Jacoby Ellsbury, Jayson […]

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An MVP repeat? Can anyone top these Cy Young winners? Way-too-early 2023 MLB awards predictions

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Covers MLB for ESPN.com Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 The Major League Baseball awards for 2022 are now in the books — and we’re already looking ahead to next […]

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