Wherever Christian Yelich plays this season, he's on a short list of players close to stardom. Who's ready to take a big step up in performance?
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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.
The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $5.1 million, one-year deal with Cesar Hernandez, avoiding arbitration with the second baseman who has led the team in batting average each of the past two seasons.
Morris had a long career but was never dominant. What does that mean for pitchers like Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling making it to Cooperstown?
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?
The best player in the game would have been a free agent had he not signed an extension in 2014. What if he were available this winter? Buckle your seat belts, baseball fans. Here's the sizzling hot stove we can now only dream of.
The Cardinals landed a big Fish for their outfield, while other top performers -- including last year's No. 1 -- sunk.
This winter's freezeout of top free agents isn't an accident, but what's keeping the best available talents on the market into January?
It's already January, but there are aces and sluggers looking for new homes. We find the best bet -- and a dark horse -- for the top available names.
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.
A Japanese sensation who landed in L.A. A Miami MVP shipped to the Bronx. A D.C. superstar on the cusp of free agency. All are among the players, managers, executives, agents and, um, commissioners, on our list of MLBers to watch in 2018.
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.
From the very first World Series to the Cubs' first title in more than a century, we look back through the lens of history to list the stories, teams, players and plays that made their mark on MLB forever.
Digging into the reasons why some not-so-obvious teams could contend next year, could the Phillies have a chance to put themselves in the postseason mix after a 66-win 2017 season?
You know the major leaguers who have been traded this winter, but what about the guys going the other way? We identify the young players ready to shine in their new homes.
Carlos Santana's unselfish attitude made him a perfect fit for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Philly splurged for Carlos Santana and Los Angeles added to its winter haul by landing Zack Cozart. How much will the hitters help their new teams?
They're still a long way from contention, but the Phils improved without overpaying -- leaving them in play for both Harper and Machado next winter.
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
Red Sox liked Carlos Santana's combination of on-base skills, pop and leadership qualities. They just didn't value the package as much as the Phillies, who can point to Santana as a winning player in future attempts to lure veterans as part of their rebuild. Santana isn't a true middle-of-the-order thumper, but Sox hopeful his signing helps spur movement in the markets for J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer.