Want to make a hot-stove splash? Start with these bold trades and free-agent additions.
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For teams looking to make a high-impact addition, a winter swap could land some MVP-caliber performers.
After the hardware is handed out this week, here's what comes next for baseball's best players.
Mookie or Trout? Verlander or Snell? DeGrom with just 10 wins?? We break down all the angles in advance of baseball's major award announcements.
Will franchise faces Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado be traded? How will the Dodgers get back to the World Series? We size up the NL West.
Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.
Bryce? Manny? Both? ... Or steer clear. We examine how every team in baseball should approach a historic pair of free agents.
Shohei Ohtani is a finalist for the AL Rookie of the Year award along with two New York Yankees infielders.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
2018 MVP finalists — NL: Colorado's Nolan Arenado, Chicago's Javy Baez and Milwaukee's Christian Yelich. AL: Boston's Mookie Betts, Los Angeles' Mike Trout and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez. J.D. Martinez and Alex Bregman highlight the notable omissions in a very deep American League field.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
2018 MLB Manager of the Year finalists: AL — Oakland's Bob Melvin, Boston's Alex Cora and Tampa Bay's Kevin Cash. NL — Colorado's Bud Black, Milwaukee's Craig Counsell and Atlanta's Brian Snitker. Winners will be announced Nov. 13
Before the season, we said winning the World Series isn't everything. Some teams proved that. Others, well, not so much.
Oakland third baseman Matt Chapman combines the "wow" factor with solid metrics, while the numbers for the Rockies' DJ LeMahieu are off the charts.
Bryce Harper and Manny Machado clearly are at the head of the class, but there are plenty of big names available beyond the star duo.
The Colorado Rockies have declined their $12.5 million option on outfielder Gerardo Parra and will pay a $1.5 million buyout.
After a 108-win season, the Red Sox are the World Series champions. But do they open the offseason at No. 1? Where do the runner-up Dodgers and Astros check in?
Take a look at the finalists for the Gold Glove at every position in each league.
The Blue Jays phenom might be marking time until he makes his MLB debut, but he isn't the only prospect on the rise in the AFL.
Will the Yankees make a big free-agent splash this offseason? Can the young Braves build on their success? We look at what comes next for the four division series losers.
Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Boston's blowout of the Yankees, the Astros playing the respect card, the Dodgers taking care of the Braves and more (2:10). Plus, TBS' Brian Anderson weighs in on calling Red Sox-Yankees as well as what he expects from the Brewers for the remainder of the postseason (24:49). Finally, Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (42:21).
Before hearing from J.D. Martinez (23:32) & Dave Roberts (26:51), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss the Brewers' dominance & more (:57). Plus, Andrea Pelkey on her viral video of Aaron Judge (17:38), and Todd Radom's #ThirtyUnis examines the Mets (29:15).
Buster recaps all of Sunday's MLB action including the Brewers completing the sweep of the Rockies, the Braves living to fight another day against the Dodgers and more.
The Brewers completed a convincing three-game sweep in the National League Division Series and earned just their second trip to the NLCS since 1982.
Catcher Erik Kratz kept up his torrid hitting and the Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 in Game 3 to sweep their NL Division Series.
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
From Coors Field, today's batting practice HR leaders: Holliday, COL......9 Yelich, MIL...........8 Aguilar, MIL.........7 Braun, MIL..........6 Iannetta, COL........6 Arcia, MIL............5 Shaw, MIL............5 Gonzalez, COL....4 Broxton, MIL.......3 Moustakas, MIL..3 Perez, MIL...........3 (Arenado didn't take BP on the field.)
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Fantastic detailed explanation from Charlie Blackmon on the misconceptions of playing at Coors Field: "Coors Field is a unique challenge. Nobody else in the game faces what we go through. At elevation, you're consistently exposed to less oxygen. You don't recover as well over the course of 162 games. It's more likely that you're going to get hurt, wear down, lose weight, get sick, those types of things. That's not including what it does to the actual game of baseball. The balls move differently at Coors Field, whether they be pitched balls, thrown balls, hit balls. The ball has less air at Coors Field, which is different than every other park. So when we play at home, home games, we get very used to what the ball does, and at such a high level, small percentage changes in what the ball does is a big difference. If I were to just be a 10 percent better hitter, that adds like 20, 30 points on your batting average. That's significant, right? Well, if the ball does 10 percent something different here versus somewhere else, it's a big adjustment for players playing such a high level in May. If you get used to playing at home and then you go to San Francisco, which is the complete opposite end of the spectrum, it's going to be a tough adjustment to make, and vice versa. So I think people don't give that aspect of it enough credit and how hard it is to adjust going from home-road. And it's not just hitters. You'll see pitchers. Watch pitchers come out tomorrow. And the first time they throw a breaking ball, it's going to spin and be up high and not have a lot of good shape on it. And then when you see guys go on the road, the first breaking ball they throw after being in Denver, it seems like they spike it in the dirt. It changes the feel of the game a little bit. But at the same time, we're Big League players. You've got to figure it out. Nobody cares because it's all about results. It's our job to overcome that. That's the long answer."
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