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2019 Schedule
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The three best teams to dethrone the Red Sox (1:28)
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The MLB bets we would make in 2019

The Astros to win the AL West? Sure, if you like easy money. How about Yasiel Puig for MVP or the Rangers to win a playoff game? Those are just two of the long shots our writers and reporters are eyeing.


An Unprecedented Position

Buster chats with Tim Kurkjian about how the Mets are in an unprecedented position with Jacob deGrom and the surprising contract the Red Sox gave Chris Sale (7:38). Plus, he talks to Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta (35:42) before "Cap Talk" and the first weekly quiz from Todd Radom (47:05)

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Harper aims to deliver Philly a World Series title

Bryce Harper came to Philadelphia to do the one thing he didn't accomplish in Washington: Win in October. "I want to be on Broad Street and hold a (World Series) trophy over my head," Harper said after signing a $330 million, 13-year contract.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Phillies slugger Bryce Harper, who homered twice on Thursday, talks about being ready for Opening Day.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper just hit his first home run of spring training. The two-run shot, a laser to right field that got out in no time flat, came on a first-pitch fastball from Blue Jays starter Sam Gaviglio. It comes a day after Harper recorded his first Grapefruit League hit. He's now 2-for-11 with five walks.

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Trout elated to stay an Angel 'for years to come'

Mike Trout and the Angels announced their 12-year contract, a record deal that keeps baseball's top player with Los Angeles for what likely will be the rest of his career.

Harper: 'Inevitable' that Trout would become highest paid player (1:03)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Phillies' manager Gabe Kapler called the idea of Bryce Harper hitting second "worth talking about". Did say it was unlikely, because the 3-hole is "where he feels most confident; that trumps anything for me."

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Harper 'very happy' to see Trout land payday

Bryce Harper, who signed a $330 million deal with the Phillies, was "very excited" to see Mike Trout get what is expected to be a record $430-million-plus payday with the Angels.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A little dig at the Washington Nationals from Bryce Harper? This is what he answered when asked whether it was good for homegrown stars to remain with the same team: "If any other guy can really do that, stick with one team for his whole career, it has to work on both sides. The Angels were able to make that happen. Colorado was able to make that happen for (Nolan) Arenado. When you're able to do that, it's special. If you're able to spend it with one team, it's very special. It's good for each organization. It's good for the game to be able to get a superstar player like that the amount of money that he got, and (Trout) is very deserving of that."


BBTN: First Game, Trout/Bregman, Conforto

Buster discusses the first game of 2019 with Eduardo Perez (5:35), dishes on the Mike Trout & Alex Bregman deals with Keith Law (9:50), dives into the numbers with Hembo (24:19) and catches up with Mets OF Michael Conforto to talk about his perspective on the Trout deal and expectations for New York this season (30:40).

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Harper sore, not worried about Opening Day

Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper is day-to-day after being hit on the ankle with a pitch Friday, and there are no concerns about his availability for Opening Day, according to manager Gabe Kapler.

This Just In  

Bryce Harper is day to day after being hit on the ankle with a pitch yesterday. The swelling reduced overnight, said Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said, who added: “No concerns about opening day at this point - Jeff Passan

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.1418th
Quality Starts86Tied-8th
Batting Average.23430th
On Base Percentage.31419th
Slugging Percentage.39323rd