For a first-time manager, Mickey Callaway was mighty bold about his own expectations with the New York Mets.
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Playoff hopefuls such as the Twins need help if they don't want to kiss their postseason bids goodbye. What could make or break some other clubs' hopes as camps open?
It's already February, but there are aces and sluggers looking for new homes. We find the best bet -- and a dark horse -- for the top available names.
Spring training is nearly here, and there are dozens of free agents still available. We find each club's biggest need and identify potential targets.
Larry Walker, who played 10 of his 17 seasons with the Rockies, thinks he knows why he hasn't made it into the Hall of Fame. Said Walker: "It's almost like Coors Field is my PED."
It's a tale of two cities among the teams of the NL West, with San Diego overflowing talent -- particularly in the middle infield -- and San Francisco slipping far behind.
With a budding superstar in the outfield and a crop of talented pitchers coming through their system, nobody can top the Braves' collection of prospects right now. Which teams finished behind Atlanta on the list?
Who's the next Jose Altuve or Mike Trout? What about the next Bryce Harper or Aaron Judge? Chances are you'll find a new generation of breakout ballplayers as the list reaches No. 1.
From minor leaguers with major league hopes for the upcoming season to toolsy teenagers climbing through the farm system, who made the cut as we begin counting down baseball's best prospects?
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.
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.
Charlie Blackmon, who hit .331 with 37 home runs and 104 RBIs for the Rockies last season, nearly doubled his salary by agreeing to a one-year deal for $14 million.
A dynamic group of newly minted stars has risen to center field's elite, but can anyone challenge baseball's best player in the Age of Trout?
All-Star reliever Wade Davis would get a $1 million assignment bonus if traded by the Colorado Rockies under a provision in his $52 million, three-year contract.
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.
Where future Hall of Famers used to dominate, a younger group of power hitters has pushed its way into the ranks of baseball's best.
The pace of this offseason has been positively glacial. We examine the reasons so many free agents are still unsigned -- and make predictions for the coming thaw.
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.
The pinstriped flamethrower fell from our fab-five firemen, but the Bombers still managed to pack the list this year.
The former Cubs closer was the third pricey free-agent reliever inked by Colorado this winter, but he might not bring the club late-game certainty.
Wade Davis, who saved 32 games for the Chicago Cubs in 2017, has agreed to a 3-year deal with the Colorado Rockies. The agreement is for $52 million, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.
Now that we've laid out the criteria for what makes a baseball season memorable, we put 2017 to the test.
With relief pitchers handling more innings than ever, some clubs are throwing money at their pen problems, while others are ready to take thrifty chances on journeymen.