There are always quirks as a new baseball season begins. Here's how the opening slate affects top contenders.
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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.
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Tim Tebow will likely start the season at Triple-A after being reassigned by the Mets to minor league camp Tuesday.
Before hearing from new Angels P Matt Harvey (26:32), Buster & Keith Law discuss front office strategy when it comes to valuable players and much more (3:09). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (34:29) and Tim Keown on his recent ESPN the Magazine cover story on Bryce Harper (39:48).
Just over two weeks before Opening Day, two prominent free agents remain available. We find realistic landing spots and outside-the-box fits for both pitchers.
Manager Dave Martinez made official on Monday what most already assumed: Ace Max Scherzer will be the first to get the ball for the Nationals.
Atlanta mainstay Julio Teheran hasn't answered the questions he faces following a shaky season in 2018.
Every ballclub headed into the offseason aiming to improve, but which ones do projections say did the best job of helping themselves in the standings?
Mets utilityman Jeff McNeil -- an infielder for most of his career -- started in left field for Friday's exhibition game but will be getting more looks at third base, manager Mickey Callaway said.
After a long winter spent changing general managers and retooling a roster that went 147-177 the previous two years, the New York Mets are now...
Before hearing from Max Scherzer (41:59) & Bob Melvin (47:26), Buster & Karl Ravech discuss All-Access day, critical times for free agents, Tom Seaver and much more (6:01). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on her new role with the Mets (35:30).
Tom Seaver, a Hall of Famer who won three Cy Young Awards, has been diagnosed with dementia and is retiring from public life, his family announced Thursday.
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From the Baseball Hall of Fame: The Seaver family announced today that Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has recently been diagnosed with dementia. Tom will continue to work in his beloved vineyard at his California home, but has chosen to completely retire from public life. The family is deeply appreciative of those who have supported Tom throughout his career, on and off the field, and who do so now by honoring his request for privacy. We join Tom in sending warmest regards to everyone.
Veteran outfielder Carlos Gomez, who hit a career-low .208 last season, said he chose to sign a minor league deal with the Mets because "I think I'll be more close to a championship."
Brandon Nimmo and Amed Rosario earned slight raises from the New York Mets. Nimmo is likely to be eligible for salary arbitration after this season and Rosario after the 2020 season.
Sunday Night Baseball announcer Jessica Mendoza is joining the New York Mets as an adviser while continuing her ESPN responsibilities, the team announced Tuesday.
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Sunday Night Baseball announcer Jessica Mendoza is joining the New York Mets as an adviser while continuing her ESPN responsibilities, the team announced Tuesday. Mendoza will work in the Mets' baseball operations department, focusing on player evalution, roster construction, technological advancement, and health and performance. She will also give insight to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. Jessica Mendoza statement: "I am excited to work with Brodie and his team and am thrilled to be associated with the Mets and their storied history," said Mendoza. "I've known Brodie and Jeff Wilpon for years now and I'm honored to be a small part of the organization. I would also like to thank ESPN and Disney for their understanding and confidence as I balance both tasks moving forward. Baseball is a passion of mine and I look forward to expanding on my love for the game."
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.
Tebow collects first two hits of spring training
Tim Tebow hits a pair of singles in three at-bats in the Mets' spring training loss to the Red Sox.
Al Leiter, who spent seven of his 19 major league seasons with the Mets, was hired by his former team as a baseball operations adviser.
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