From names you'd forgotten all about to others you still need to learn, here's one player to track in every spring training camp.
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Mike Fiers has acknowledged receiving death threats after he revealed a sign-stealing scheme committed by the 2017 World Series champion Astros, for whom he pitched.
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who played for three of the Astros' AL West rivals between 2016 and '19, says "everyone in baseball" knew they were stealing signs and that he changed his signs every single pitch.
Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz says A's pitcher Mike Fiers looks "like a snitch" for exposing the Astros sign-stealing scandal after the fact.
After all the heat off the diamond, we've finally got action on it -- along with a look at a key issue each team will sort out on the field.
A's pitcher Mike Fiers said if opposing pitchers in NL parks "decide to throw at me, then they throw at me," adding that he can defend himself and that he doesn't need MLB to provide extra protection.
Looking at all 30 clubs, don't be shocked when these comeback candidates and rising rookies make their teams.
Amid player backlash, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for referring to the Commissioner's Trophy "in a disrespectful way." Said Manfred: "There's no excuse for it. I made a mistake."
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Rob Manfred said MLB will "take every possible step to protect Mike Fiers wherever he's playing" and believes the A's pitcher "did this industry a service" by speaking out.
In a move to add experience to their bullpen, the A's got right-hander Burch Smith from the Giants for cash. It is the first trade between the neighboring teams since Dec. 4, 1990.
Called up in September 2017 by Houston, Tony Kemp immediately was asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme. He says his answer was a firm no and that he didn't feel further pressure to take part.
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?
The A's on Wednesday said they had filed a formal complaint about the Astros' sign-stealing before Mike Fiers told The Athletic about the scheme.
Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer
A's pitchers and catchers will hold their first official workout later this morning.
Eric and Tristan breakdown all of the infield positions: who to target, who to avoid and who to reach for?
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.
As spring training nears, Oakland Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden underwent arthroscopic surgery on his pitching elbow Monday, with the team announcing no timetable for his return.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Kendrys Morales talked to me about his decision to retire after a 13-year MLB career: “It was a hard decision but everything in life must come to an end. I spent many years, starting in Cuba, playing baseball and lost a lot of time with my family. That's one of the reasons why I made the decision to retire, to make up for lost time. Baseball has also changed, and maybe veteran players like me are not valued, so it's the best time for this decision. It's the right decision for me and my family.”
Baseball is a numbers game. So we dig into the stats from 2019 that will make (or break) each AL team's upcoming season.
Which teams have the mightiest batting orders? Our answers will surprise you as we rank them all, 1 through 30.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
New Dodgers RP Blake Treinen played with Mike Fiers, the whistleblower in the Astros' cheating scandal. He defended Fiers. "I respect him for what he said. What's worse — him knowing about it and not saying anything about it to his teammates, or him going out there with an unfair advantage, or saying something so that people know what's true?"