After trading for Yonder Alonso, who is Manny Machado's brother-in-law, the White Sox will make a pitch for Machado himself. But it seems they'll only go so far.
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A day after acquiring Carlos Santana in a three-team deal, the Indians have traded first baseman Yonder Alonso to the White Sox.
James McCann, who hit .220 with eight homers and 39 RBIs in 118 games for the Tigers last season, will stay in the AL Central after reaching a one-year deal with the White Sox.
Every team left Las Vegas with unfinished business. We have some suggestions on where they should go from here.
Our candidates for this year's worst-hitting pitcher are so awful, even you might be able to take the field and outdo them in the batter's box.
Scott Boras won't say who free agent Bryce Harper will sign with, but the agent did say that a deal could happen at any time -- whether it be days or weeks.
Tony La Russa vehemently defended Harold Baines against those who say he doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame.
Before catching up with new Spink Award winner Jayson Stark (36:59), Buster gets "Inside Heat" from N.Y. (5:00), Milwaukee (11:51) and Arizona (16:40). Plus, Keith Law shares his perspective on what's gone down at the Winter Meetings thus far (22:49).
With the winter meetings upcoming in Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, we look at the free-agent outfielder's quest for baseball's biggest contract.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
White Sox manager Rick Renteria was asked what his club's best selling point was in the chase for the winter's top free agents. "The future," he said, which about sums it up.
The former NL MVP will improve the Phillies' defense in left field and should provide more consistency at the plate than the departed Carlos Santana did in 2018.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
We have a trade! No, not that one. The White Sox have acquired Ivan Nova from the Pirates to bolster a rotation that will be without prized prospect Michael Kopech in 2019. Nova is ... well, consistent, with ERAs of 4.17, 4.14 and 4.19 the past three seasons. He's homer-prone, so a move to Guaranteed Rate Field could be problematic. The Pirates, meanwhile, clear a spot for Nick Kingham or, later in the season, top prospect Mitch Keller.
The White Sox have acquired right-hander Ivan Nova from the Pirates.
The surprise elevation of the former White Sox DH to Cooperstown showed that some teams pay back their stars with loyalty as well as cash.
Harold Baines' selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday surprised many, and Baines said Monday that he played to try to win a championship, so he never gave a lot of thought to making the Hall.
The winter meetings are underway in Bryce Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, where we're tracking all of the latest Bryce buzz all week long.
With every team looking to make moves in Las Vegas, here's a forecast of big trades and signings for each.
Chicago won the day in Las Vegas, as Harold Baines and Lee Smith were chosen for enshrinement in Cooperstown. The Hall of Fame's Today's Game Era Committee selected them at baseball's winter meetings.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
The Today's Game committee got the Las Vegas edition of the winter meetings off to a festive start by electing both Harold Baines and Lee Smith to the Hall of Fame. The pair will join whomever makes it next month in Cooperstown next summer.
The Mariners continued their rebuilding project, sending set-up man Alex Colome to the White Sox for catcher Omar Narvaez.
While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.
Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.
The Diamondbacks have been contenders, but they're among the clubs who might want to shake things up by shopping stars like Paul Goldschmidt.
He might be the best catcher available this winter. But his past two postseasons have been a lowlight reel of passed balls, crossed-up signs and strikeouts.
Want to make a hot-stove splash? Start with these bold trades and free-agent additions.
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