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2018 Schedule

BBTN: Judge's Derby, Acuna's brilliance, Ohtani, more

Buster Olney and Keith Law discuss Aaron Judge's HR Derby decision, Ronald Acuna's promise, the Dodgers' Ohtani grudge and more (7:19). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:34) and Jesse Rogers on his new book profiling Joe Maddon (34:04).

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Which teams should be next winter's big spenders?

Strong rebuilding plans are already bringing these teams back to the cusp of contention. Next winter, their wallets should open to land baseball's biggest free agents.

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Braves' Kazmir takes step forward in comeback

Braves left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir, who didn't pitch last year, took a step forward in his comeback from a hip injury Friday when he threw two scoreless innings against the Yankees.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Super-prospect Ronald Acuna arrived early at Braves camp and declared he wants to make the Opening Day roster despite limited time above Double-A. Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos told me Thursday night he loves the confidence. "You want to hear a player say that," he said. Realistically, the Braves will play it safe -- and hold down Acuna's service time -- and give him some time in Triple-A.

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Foltynewicz, Braves arbitrate over $100K gap

Pitcher Mike Foltynewicz asked for a raise from $544,000 to $2.3 million during Friday's arbitration hearing with the Braves. Atlanta countered with an offer of $2.2 million. It was the smallest gap in a hearing since 1994.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The Hall of Fame Class of 2018 elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America poses for photos Thursday in New York. The quartet, left to right, is Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones and Jim Thome.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Chipper Jones said at Thursday's Hall of Fame news conference in New York that he doesn't know why there are so few third-basemen in the Hall, but he admires and respects Adrian Beltre and looks forward to his enshrinement. Jones said hot corner practitioners are known as hockey goalies, who just try to knock things down.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.26814th
On Base Percentage.33217th
Slugging Percentage.43215th
Earned Run Average4.4012th
Quality Starts0Tied-3rd