Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Tony La Russa will assist in all areas, including evaluations of players and minor-league development.
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Dustin Pedroia is hoping to return to the Boston Red Sox next year after playing in just nine games during the past two seasons because of his injured left knee.
Jeff Passan ESPN
A hot name in the relief market: Drew Pomeranz. After the Brewers dealt for him and moved him full-time to the bullpen, he was incredible: 26.1 IP, 45 Ks, 2.39 ERA. With a paucity of left-handed relievers available, he's going to get a multiyear deal at a strong AAV.
Sorry, Detroit: Your team follows in the footsteps of other recent biggest losers. Where did every other club fall?
Buster, Tim Kurkjian and Keith Law look ahead to 2020 by tackling the biggest questions swirling around some of the sport's biggest names this offseason. In a roundtable discussion, the guys talk about the Mets' hiring of Carlos Beltran, JD Martinez's contract and what it means for Boston, if Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon will return to the Nationals and more (5:27). Plus, Rena Banena's final "Bleacher Tweets" (29:39) and some final words from former Commissioner Bart Giamatti (41:21).
Boston's DH decided not to test free agency. The ripple effects will be felt throughout the organization.
By remaining with the Red Sox, J.D. Martinez can earn $62.5 million over the next three years. He also has an opt-out clause after the 2020 season.
Free agency is officially underway! Here's why things will (or won't) move faster, and the names you'll be hearing most.
New York Yankees greats Thurman Munson, Don Mattingly and Tommy John are among a 10-man ballot of candidates who will be eligible for selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year though the Modern Baseball Era committee.
William Weinbaum ESPN
The HoF announced Mon. that 9 former players and pioneering union leader Marvin Miller are on its "Modern Baseball Era" (1970-87) ballot to be voted on 12/8 by a 16-member committee. Dwight Evans, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Thurman Munson, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons and Lou Whitaker are the players. 75% of votes are required for election.
Nolan Arenado is among those who extended impressive streaks as baseball's award season got underway.
Rockies star Nolan Arenado won his seventh straight Gold Glove Award on Sunday, moving him into sole possession of fourth place among third basemen. The Diamondbacks had four Gold Glove winners on their team this season.
To the surprise of no one, outfielder Rusney Castillo declined to opt out of his contract with the Boston Red Sox and will remain in their minor league system.
William Weinbaum ESPN
The 8 finalists for the HoF's 2020 Ford Frick excellence in baseball broadcasting award were announced Friday - Joe Castiglione, Jacques Doucet, Tom Hamilton, Ken Harrelson, Pat Hughes, Ned Martin, Mike Shannon & Dewayne Staats. More than 200 broadcasters were eligible for the award, to be announced Dec. 11 (awarded this & every 3rd year to team-specific announcers — the other 2 years' winners are "national voices" & "broadcast beginnings" historic figures).
From wild outfits to epic speeches, championship parades are never dull. We look at some of the best with the Nationals set to take their turn on the stage Saturday.
New Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom is filling out the team's coaching staff, promoting Dave Bush to pitching coach and Kevin Walker as his assistant.
After a stunning World Series title, Washington faces some uncertainty this offseason. Will the Nats be No. 1 again or will the Astros or Dodgers take their place?
Despite their Game 7 loss to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night, the Houston Astros, at 4-1, are the favorites to win next year's World Series.
The former Rays exec should be a great fit, but he faces payroll problems and has a big decision to make about Mookie Betts.
The Boston Red Sox have hired Tampa Bay Rays executive Chaim Bloom as their chief baseball officer, the team announced Monday.
Chaim Bloom, the Rays' senior vice president of baseball operations, is the favorite to become the Red Sox's next general manager, a source told ESPN.
Jeff Passan ESPN
Tampa Bay Rays VP of baseball operations Chaim Bloom has emerged as a serious candidate to become the new general manager of the Boston Red Sox, league sources tell ESPN. @chadjennings22 and @Ken_Rosenthal reported that he has interviewed with the team.
Statistician Bill James, who earned four World Series rings since joining the Red Sox in 2002, is leaving the organization, but will continue to work on individual baseball projects.
MLB teams looking to avoid unwanted affiliations, bad venues and poor facilities could be driving the agenda, but how would it work?