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From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?
A major shake-up brings a new crew of All-Stars to the forefront, with some of the game's biggest names on the outside looking in.
You picked who? Where? We break down some of the questions to come out of the rankings -- and ask you to weigh in as well.
Leading off our countdown of the game's best, youngsters duel with historic greats. Which players landed on the back half of our list?
In our spring MLB stock watch, we examine who gained (and lost) the most wins during the offseason with the biggest names finally off the market.
It appears there will be even more free agents next fall than there were this winter. And the upper echelon of stars is strong.
Buster talks to Matt Vasgersian about the Giants' interest in Bryce Harper (6:01), goes rapid fire with J.D. Martinez (20:05), gets the Numbers Game from Sarah Langs (28:23), and chats with Keith Law about Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (33:24).
From underappreciated stars to veterans who get taken for granted and up-and-comers to watch, here's a guy from each team worthy of your attention.
Nolan Arenado says he wants to spend his entire major league career with the Colorado Rockies and had no desire to become a free agent after this season.
Buster gets some Inside Heat from Jenny Cavnar on the Nolan Arenado deal (1:11), discusses free agency and MLB's latest proposal with Boog Sciambi (8:14), and talks with Bill Shaikin about Mike Trout's future and the Dodgers' perspective on the Bryce Harper sweepstakes (36:49).
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
At Salt River Fields, where Nolan Arenado was scratched from the lineup as he finishes his physical in anticipation of his contract extension announcement, reported as 8-years, $260 million. An official press conference is expected tomorrow morning at the Rockies spring training facility.
All long-term deals carry risk, but Colorado and Arenado are the perfect storm of a franchise in win-now mode committing to a superstar cashing in at the right time.
Nolan Arenado has agreed to an eight-year contract with the Colorado Rockies, the team announced Tuesday. Sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan the contract is worth $260 million and includes a player opt-out after the 2021 season and a full no-trade clause.
Jeff Passan ESPN
Nolan Arenado is finalizing an eight-year contract extension worth more than $255 million, league sources tell ESPN. The deal includes an opt-out after three seasons as well as a full no-trade clause. It will give Arenado a record average annual value for a position player and takes the best free agent from next winter off the board.
The Colorado Rockies and manager Bud Black have agreed to a three-year contract extension. Black is 178-147 in his two seasons with the Rockies.
Every year, surprising performances push a handful of teams into playoff contention. Here are some to watch for in 2019.
As Harper's new deal approaches the finish line, the intrigue only begins for the free agent and his primary suitor. Who else in baseball will be feeling the heat this season?
Some teams take a stars-and-scrubs approach, some have depth but lack star power. We sort them all out and figure out who's on top.
Rockies star Nolan Arenado, who will be a free agent next winter if he doesn't reach an agreement on a long-term deal, says the current state of the free-agent market is "sad."
Bullpen consistency can be the difference between a pennant and going home early. Who's best at nailing down wins and protecting leads?
Accustomed to the postseason, Daniel Murphy built his free agent checklist around playoff contenders before signing a two-year deal with the Rockies.
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