Yu Darvish is right for Wrigley, while J.D. Martinez might want to think twice about Boston. With big names still available, here is the best fit for each free agent.
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From top-flight starting rotations, bullpens and defenses to lineups that won't quit, there are only a handful of teams in it to win it in 2018.
Left-handed starter James Paxton and catcher Mike Zunino are among five players who have agreed to one-year deals with the Seattle Mariners.
This winter's freezeout of top free agents isn't an accident, but what's keeping the best available talents on the market into January?
These young franchise shortstops have begun a rivalry that will last for years. But who's better?
Starting with guys such as Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant, third is stocked with top performers, but they can't all be No. 1. And where's Manny Machado?
The Astros' all-world infielder is the clear choice for No. 1. But beyond him, the competition gets fierce.
The Giant has long been MLB's best catcher. But can he fend off stiff competition from rising stars like Gary Sanchez or Willson Contreras this year?
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.
Now that we've laid out the criteria for what makes a baseball season memorable, we put 2017 to the test.
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.
Baseball's elite teams are in a class of their own right now. Here's what the next seven teams need to do to catch the top tier.
Seattle Mariners infielder Jean Segura accused the Dominican Republic National Police of assaulting him and stealing his belongings.
First baseman Yonder Alonso, coming off his first All-Star season, has agreed to a new deal with the Indians, a source told ESPN.
The Mariners have signed reliever Juan Nicasio to a two-year contract, giving Seattle another hard-throwing arm out of its bullpen.
Left-hander Andrew Albers has been granted his release from the Mariners and said he's planning to pitch for the Orix Buffaloes in Japan.
While Shohei Ohtani and the Marlins' sell-off have dominated the headlines, some under-the-radar moves have helped teams drastically change their postseason odds.
It was a quiet week in Orlando, but for a quartet of clubs, it was practically dead silent. We tracked the rumor mill -- and found a group that generated almost no buzz whatsoever. What does that say about each?
Veteran reliever Steve Cishek, who pitched for the Mariners and Rays last season and has 121 career saves, reached a two-year deal with the Cubs the team announced Saturday.
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Mariners reportedly reached agreement on a deal with reliever Juan Nicasio. The Mariners used 40 pitchers last season, tying an MLB record. Nicasio was durable. He tied for the NL lead with 76 appearances and pitched to a 2.61 ERA.
Right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio and the Mariners have agreed to a two-year deal, according to a report.
The Seattle Mariners acquired two pitchers in a pair of trades in exchange for some of the international slot money the club had acquired in the hopes of signing Shohei Ohtani.
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent left-hander Drew Smyly, the team announced Tuesday night.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma could be back as soon as May after surgery on his right shoulder. Iwakuma made only six starts last season, going 0-2 with a 4.35 ERA.