Bullpen consistency can be the difference between a pennant and going home early. Who's best at nailing down wins and protecting leads?
2019 ScheduleAll times ET
Even with the rise of new tactics like the opener, old-school aces are leading the way.
Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez, who had an MRI this week that showed his right shoulder is structurally sound, will be shut down for two weeks and be re-evaluated March 5.
The Baltimore Orioles have a season win total of 59.5, while the Yankees are at 96.5. Here are the odds you need to know for all 30 MLB teams.
After providing a taste of what they can do last season, these pitchers are ready to take their place among MLB's elite.
Starting with baseball's reigning best player, out on the grass is where you find the stars to build contenders around.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant said he's more than happy to clear the air with Yadier Molina after offseason comments Bryant made about the city of St. Louis raised the ire of the Cardinals' All-Star catcher.
The third base position is loaded with young All-Stars, including several who have yet to hit their prime years.
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna is expected to be ready for Opening Day. Ozuna underwent offseason shoulder surgery and will begin the spring on a limited throwing program.
Looking for some of the game's brightest up-and-coming stars? You're at the right place.
These under-the-radar players could open some eyes during spring training and make some noise in the majors before the year is out.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Here is what Cardinals' reliever Andrew Miller, who has served as MLBPA player rep in the past, told me about the high number of unsigned free-agents: "It's unfortunate. There's a lot of really good players, guys I know, that I workout with in the off-season, guys that I've watched and admired from across the field, that are sitting around waiting and don't know where they're going. It's not good for the game; we need those guys to be a part of it. There's something about established players and the value they can bring, not only on the field, but in the clubhouse and to fan bases. It's something I hope resolves itself very soon (but) I don't know how optimistic I am about that. In general, players are certainly upset with it, because even if you're not going through it right now, all these guys in the clubhouse hope to eventually get to free agency and hope to experience that, and right now it's not working too well."
Adam Wainwright stood in front of his customary corner locker following the St. Louis Cardinals' first workout and said he was healthy.
The slugging first baseman has become an endangered species, but there's still some pop at the top of our list.
We start our position-by-position tiers at catcher, where franchise performers aren't exactly easy to come by in 2019.
From big names with something to prove to young stars to get to know, here's what you'll want to keep an eye on during spring training.
Which of the decade's brightest stars will be remembered for outshining all rivals at the plate, on the mound or in the field?
The Reds boast top-tier talent and the Pirates have several prospects on the way, while the Cubs, Cardinals and Brewers are all reloading their systems.
We are now less than a week away from almost all pitchers and catchers reporting, and the two biggest free agents on the market -- Manny Machado and...
If -- and when -- the National League adopts the designated hitter, these dominoes will fall.
We're still waiting for this winter's big free agents to sign, but that didn't stop us from predicting which uniforms they'll be wearing in the Midsummer Classic. Who else makes our star-studded squads?
The Padres have top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr., but how much young talent is behind him? And how does your team's prospect pool rate?
Miles Mikolas is open to discussing a long-term deal with the Cardinals rather than waiting to go on the open market after the season.
From washed-up stars to guys who've never lived up to their paychecks and one slugger who is out of baseball, we examine MLB's biggest money mistakes.
Spring training is almost here. Check out reporting dates for teams in Florida and Arizona, including the defending champion Red Sox.