Imagine a baseball world with no trades, no free agents and no switching teams after a player is drafted or signed. What would your team look like?
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Several Major League Baseball teams have made uniform alterations for the 2020 season -- here are our favorite new looks.
Can Christian Yelich match his OPS from last year? Will Manny Machado improve his WAR in Year 2 with the Padres? We play the NL numbers game.
Padres manager Jayce Tingler said Wednesday that he has no plans to play Fernando Tatis Jr. in center field and won't even give the shortstop any reps there in spring training.
The San Diego Padres have agreed to minor league deals with outfielder Juan Lagares and infielder Gordon Beckham, according to multiple reports.
As players start reporting to spring training this week, the fans of every team have something or somebody to focus on.
Adding four teams? Picking opponents? Our experts weigh in on possible changes to the postseason, and they suggest a few fixes.
The Rays traded reliever Emilio Pagan to the Padres for center fielder Manuel Margot and catcher/outfielder prospect Logan Driscoll.
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Chris Young, who pitched for 5 teams in a 13-yr career and was a 2007 All-Star, was promoted by MLB to Senior VP Thu. & will oversee its on-field operations & umpiring departments. Now 40, he joined the commissioner's office two years ago and is to manage issues such as playing rules & regulations, on-field standards & discipline and pace of play.
The Red Sox are no longer elite. The Cubs fell from the playoff picture. But these teams are ready to dominate.
Speculation that Boston's superstar outfielder could be headed to the West Coast is heating up. Here's the latest.
Which teams have the mightiest batting orders? Our answers will surprise you as we rank them all, 1 through 30.
Before he was a breakout Titans rookie, Brown was a two-sport high school star. Why did he ultimately choose football over baseball?
Check out updates for teams in Florida and Arizona for spring training, including the defending champion Nationals.
All-Star closer Kirby Yates, who led the major leagues with 41 saves, and left fielder Tommy Pham, acquired from the Rays this offseason, agreed to one-year deals.
Friday was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. Recapping a hectic day of contract decisions.
With the big wave of winter moves settling down, we stack up the rosters as spring training approaches.
From superstars to fading prospects, here's who could be on the move this year.
Before analyzing the changing nature of the catcher position with Padres front office assistant AJ Ellis (16:10), Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss sneaky Nationals signings, the Josh Donaldson market and how the White Sox's moves will affect the 2020 AL Central race. Plus, ESPN's Eduardo Perez explains how Juan Soto can get even better (29:44) before Buster asks Hembo a very tough question (41:46).
With young stars and winter reinforcements, a new generation of clubs is primed to make a deep run in October.
Craig Stammen, who posted a 3.29 ERA in 82 innings spanning 76 appearances in 2019, is returning to the Padres on a two-year, $9 million deal that includes a club option for 2022 for $3 million, sources told ESPN.
We project, speculate and fantasize about what we'll see in the next decade. (Spoiler alert: Mike Trout will still be pretty good.)
Now that the MLB season has concluded, which teams cracked the top 25? And are the Bills primed for a big fall?
The San Diego Padres have added a reliever who excelled in Japan, signing right-hander Pierce Johnson to a two-year contract.
With numerous moves involving big-name starters already this offseason, we rank all 30 rotations as things stand right now.