Wherever Christian Yelich plays this season, he's on a short list of players close to stardom. Who's ready to take a big step up in performance?
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Brad Hand, who had 21 saves with a 2.16 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 2017, has signed a three-year extension to stay with the Padres. The team announced the signing Sunday.
Shortstop Freddy Galvis, acquired last month from the Phillies, was one of six players to reach agreement on one-year deals with the San Diego Padres to avoid salary arbitration.
Japanese right-hander Kazuhisa Makita is guaranteed $3.8 million in his two-year contract with the San Diego Padres.
The best player in the game would have been a free agent had he not signed an extension in 2014. What if he were available this winter? Buckle your seat belts, baseball fans. Here's the sizzling hot stove we can now only dream of.
The Cardinals landed a big Fish for their outfield, while other top performers -- including last year's No. 1 -- sunk.
It's already January, but there are aces and sluggers looking for new homes. We find the best bet -- and a dark horse -- for the top available names.
The Blue Jays are acquiring second baseman Yangervis Solarte in a trade with the Padres.
Where future Hall of Famers used to dominate, a younger group of power hitters has pushed its way into the ranks of baseball's best.
The pace of this offseason has been positively glacial. We examine the reasons so many free agents are still unsigned -- and make predictions for the coming thaw.
Big-ticket moves have been few and far between this offseason, but that hasn't stopped some clubs from helping their playoff chances, while others have fallen behind the pack.
The pinstriped flamethrower fell from our fab-five firemen, but the Bombers still managed to pack the list this year.
Now that we've laid out the criteria for what makes a baseball season memorable, we put 2017 to the test.
This year's hardest choice isn't about steroid users, closers or even what to do with a talented crop of first-timers - it's about the name that deserves the final X.
From the very first World Series to the Cubs' first title in more than a century, we look back through the lens of history to list the stories, teams, players and plays that made their mark on MLB forever.
William Weinbaum ESPN
The legendary Dick Enberg, who died Thu. at 82, said in our 2015 interview on the eve of receiving the Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford Frick Award, that calling a no-hitter is a broadcaster's greatest thrill. He announced 9 & said his favorite was Nolan Ryan's 2nd of 1973, 7/15 @ Detroit, when he struck out 17 & prankster Norm Cash came to the plate with a piano (or table) leg, with 2 outs in the 9th.
He's one of the few star hitters on the free-agent market, but the list of teams in need of a franchise first baseman is shrinking fast. Through the process of elimination, we found the best fits for Hosmer's services are ...
Free-agent starter Jhoulys Chacin, who pitched for the Padres last season, has reached agreement with the Brewers on a two-year contract.
Right-hander Jordan Lyles, who joined the Padres in early August, has signed a one-year contract with San Diego with a club option for 2019.
Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos struck a deal with the Dodgers that did more than fix the two teams' payroll problems -- it set up future moves for both.
The Philadelphia Phillies have traded shortstop Freddy Galvis to the San Diego Padres, the team announced on Friday.
Finding someone willing to take on their third baseman's salary opened up possibilities for New York's next move, while San Diego bought a chance to improve its pitching staff.
Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer
In trading Chase Headley and his $13 million salary, along with Bryan Mitchell for the .200 hitting, 27-year-old Jabari Blash to the Padres, the Yankees are clearing room under the luxury tax threshold following the Giancarlo Stanton blockbuster. This move puts the Yankees in position to re-sign CC Sabathia, add another starter via trade or free agency and/or re-sign Todd Frazier to man third. The main question facing any Frazier deal is: How many years would they give him with Manny Machado a possible free agent target next winter and exciting prospect, Miguel Andujar, not far from the big leagues? All and all, Yankees GM Brian Cashman is not done yet.
The Yankees traded 3B Chase Headley, who is due $13 million in 2018, and reliever Bryan Mitchell to the Padres in exchange for outfielder Jabari Blash.